While plastic usually takes hundreds of years to decompose,
Scientists have developed an enzyme that could shorten that time to mere
Engineers at the University of Texas in Austin have been working on solutions to the polyethylene terephthalate
problem, which currently accounts for 12 per cent of the Earth's global
waste. The polymer is found in bottles, packaging and textiles.
Now, they may have found the solution.
Plans for the world's largest solar panel array have taken a step closer: SunCable, the solar energy company backed by Mike Cannon-Brookes and advocated by Prof Ross Garnaut has endorsement from Infrastructure Australia, for the
enormous economic benefits it will create. It involves the Australia-Asia PowerLink (AAPowerLink), which
will export solar power from the Australian outback to Singapore via a
submarine transmission link.The endorsement ensures that the
project can advance to third-stage, “investment-ready” status on
Infrastructure Australia's priority list, opening the door for
Governments and Boards will be rolled if they are not acting on Climate - that's the conclusion from the recent election and the collapse this week of the AGL Board (Australia's biggest polluter).It was not only Mike Cannon-Brookes but several major funds that forced AGL to backtrack on the de-merger - that was aiming to quarantine the company from necessary emission reductions. Many other funds and activist shareholders are placing pressure on industrial polluters to also address Paris CoP21 targets (set in 2015). Watch this space!https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/may/30/agl-demerger-plan-mike-cannon-brookes
Natural disasters continue to intensify in occurrence and capacity, costing Australia an average $38 billion per year.
Using behavioural research and insights, HCL Technologies and its design consultancy Symplicit are taking a data-first approach to address post-catastrophe impacts like the Queensland floods.
Symplicit created an interactive systems map that puts residents and small business owners at the centre of disaster response and recovery. The map helps to prioritise responses, coordinate approaches, and utilise resources to better meet staff and community needs. It tells the story of complex interactions in the disaster recovery ecosystem in a simple, digestible and digitally accessible format.