Climate solutions think-tank Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) and the University of Melbourne are launching a joint project that hopes to help developers build smarter buildings: eco-friendly and energy-efficient. The Zero Carbon Australia Buildings Plan, to be unveiled Thursday, will showcase a blueprint aimed at helping existing buildings cut their energy usage by half. Residential and commercial buildings...
This time last year…So… how does an MA student spend their summer you ask? The answer is inside at a desk wishing she were outside in the sun. It does feel strange to still be studying at this time of year. My brain keeps asking why I am spending countless hours writing when it is the summer. ...
Former Australian Greens Senator Bob Brown flew to Kuching, the capital of the Malaysian state of Sarawak, this week to give his backing to a large group of local communities opposing the controversial mega dam projects in the region. More than 300 local indigenous people held a rally in Kuching amid the International Hydropower Association’s (IHA) biannual conference – the IHA World...
So… I have not blogged for a while. Sadly, that is because I have had nothing to report as I have spent pretty much every day since I last wrote planning and writing essays. I must admit I am pretty exhausted by now but I only have one more essay left to write. Thankfully, this one is only 3000 words. But as soon as that’s over I have a dissertation proposal left to write for four days after the deadline, then an exam to prepare for...
Salts that exist in a liquid state at room temperature could soon change the cars we drive, improve our renewable energy sources and help wean industrial chemistry off petroleum.Hybrid vehicles constitute a significant part of the automotive market. But safety concerns about the technology that powers these cars – their batteries are more likely than standard ones to ignite – is a major hindrance to reducing the carbon emissions of road transport. For Douglas MacFarlane, Professor of Chemistry at Monash University, the tendency of such car batteries to explode if damaged is a practical problem that he believes can...
Japanese jet makes emergency landing in Honolulu
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Air force chief: Malaysia jet may have turned back
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US Navy sends destroyer to help in plane search
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WikiLeaks’ Assange talks NSA, hints at more leaks
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China to tighten rules against pollution
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China’s inflation rate eases to 2% in February
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