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Greenpeace and GetUp launch campaign to kill national energy guarantee 12 Jul 2:00pm Greenpeace and GetUp launch campaign to kill national energy guarantee
Exclusive: Television ads in Victoria and Queensland aim to get state governments to veto Turnbull’s set piece policy The Queensland and Victorian governments will be hit with a new television advertising campaign in an effort to persuade them to torpedo the national energy guarantee at a critical meeting in early August. The activist group GetUp has combined with Greenpeace to bankroll what it describes as hard-hitting television advertisements targeting the two Labor-held states ahead of a meeting of energy ministers in August that will make or break the Turnbull government’s signature energy policy.
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A whale would have been a right catch for a Roman fisherman | Letters 12 Jul 12:58pm A whale would have been a right catch for a Roman fisherman | Letters
Far more likely the Romans merely exploited any dead whales found floating or cast ashore, suggests
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Fahrenheit 100: could this be the summer Britain wakes up to climate change? | Michael McCarthy 12 Jul 9:54am Fahrenheit 100: could this be the summer Britain wakes up to climate change? | Michael McCarthy
I hoped 2003’s record heatwave would make people more aware. Yet they promptly forgot all about itI don’t know anybody who remembers 10 August 2003 and its significance, although the date has never faded from my mind. That was Britain’s hottest ever day, the day the current British air temperature record was set: it leapt from the old record of
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Can Norway help us solve the plastic crisis, one bottle at a time? 12 Jul 6:10am Can Norway help us solve the plastic crisis, one bottle at a time?
A bottle deposit hub on the outskirts of Oslo has had a stream of high-level international visitors. Can its success be replicated worldwide? Tens of thousands of brightly coloured plastic drinks bottles tumble from the back of a truck on to a conveyor belt before disappearing slowly inside a warehouse on the outskirts of Oslo. As a workman picks up a few Coke bottles that have escaped, Kjell Olav Maldum looks on. “It is a system that works,” he says as another truck rumbles past. “It could be used in the UK, I think lots of countries could learn from it.”
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Rising ocean waters from global warming could cost trillions of dollars | John Abraham 12 Jul 6:00am Rising ocean waters from global warming could cost trillions of dollars | John Abraham
We’ll need to mitigate and adapt to global warming to avoid massive costs from sea level rise
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