Greater Brisbane urged to save water as Gympie assesses flood damage

Greater Brisbane urged to save water as Gympie assesses flood damage

Several major flood warnings were in place on the Condamine, Balonne and Mary rivers, and Cooper and Warrill streams, while there was a moderate flood warning for the Lower Brisbane river. Meanwhile, SEQ Water issued an alert overnight asking residents of Brisbane, Logan and Ipswich to conserve water. Gympie authorities believe floodwaters will begin to …

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Australian authorities to buy back fishery, citing climate crisis | Sin

The federal government will spend $20 million to buy back the fishery in southeast Australia, in part because the climate crisis is affecting the number of populations of some species, making current fishing levels unsustainable. The Australian Fisheries Management Authority will buy back vessel licenses in the South East Trawl Fishery, which is the largest …

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Record number of dams removed from European rivers in 2021 | rivers

At least 239 barriers, including dams and weirs, have been removed in 17 countries across Europe in 2021, in a record year for dam removals across the continent. Spain led the way, with 108 structures removed from the country’s rivers. “Our efforts to expand dam removals across Europe are gaining momentum,” said Pao Fernández Garrido, …

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Aid for the purchase of electric vehicles in New Zealand’s zero-zero climate plan | New Zealand

New Zealand will help some people buy electric vehicles, end its dependence on fossil fuels, reduce agricultural emissions and reduce waste going to landfill, the government has promised in the most important announcement on the action against climate change in the country’s history. The Emissions Reduction Plan sets the direction for climate action for the …

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Australian authorities to buy back fishery, citing climate crisis | Sin

The federal government will spend $20 million to buy back the fishery in southeast Australia, in part because the climate crisis is affecting the number of populations of some species, making current fishing levels unsustainable. The Australian Fisheries Management Authority will buy back vessel licenses in the South East Trawl Fishery, which is the largest …

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California regulator rejects desalination plant despite historic drought

California regulator rejects desalination plant despite historic drought

COSTA MESA, California, May 12 (Reuters) – California regulators on Thursday rejected a $1.4 billion desalination plant on environmental grounds, causing a setback for Governor Gavin Newsom, who had backed the project as a partial solution to the state’s persistent drought. The California Coastal Commission voted 11-0 to reject a proposal by Poseidon Water, controlled …

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The big read: As households grapple with soaring electricity prices, being eco-friendly can also be kind to your wallet

The big read: As households grapple with soaring electricity prices, being eco-friendly can also be kind to your wallet

“The recovery from COVID-19 has increased the demand for oil, especially for use by industries, commerce and transportation, so the price of oil has increased,” Professor Assoc Chang said. “The Ukraine-Russia war has affected oil production and supply (so) it has also increased oil prices…As long as the war continues, the price is expected to …

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Record number of dams removed from European rivers in 2021 | rivers

At least 239 barriers, including dams and weirs, have been removed in 17 countries across Europe in 2021, in a record year for dam removals across the continent. Spain led the way, with 108 structures removed from the country’s rivers. “Our efforts to expand dam removals across Europe are gaining momentum,” said Pao Fernández Garrido, …

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Energy policy failures can lead to power outages in summer

Energy policy failures can lead to power outages in summer

Soaring gas and electricity prices may be just part of Americans’ energy problems this summer. In recent months, a slew of power providers have issued warnings that millions of residents could experience power outages due to the growing inability of America’s ever-changing energy infrastructure to meet electricity needs. From western states like Utah, Colorado and …

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