Big brands including Stella McCartney, Adidas, Lululemon and Hermes have partnered with biotechnology startups Bolt Threads and MycoWorks to develop products made of a new, green alternative to leather and the plastic-based pleather.
A newly released Australia Institute report provides a clear pathway to an EV future: "Introducing fleet fuel efficiency standards would reduce transport emissions, save motorist money, increase availability of electric vehicle models, and reduce Australia’s reliance on imported oil".https://australiainstitute.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/P1269-Fuel-Efficiency-Standards-WEB.pdfReleased the same day as revelations of lobbying to slow our EV transition by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries:
A reconstruction of the Earth's beating heart over a billion years, illustrating the connection between deep-seated convection currents (just above the core-mantle boundary), tectonic plate movements, and the authors' cities in green (Sydney, Qingdao, Leeds, Austin). The mantle convection video below is based on a "mantle reference frame" that optimises the positions of the plates and their boundaries relative to the mantle, a necessity for understanding the connection between deep-seated mantle upwellings and surface volcanism - Dietmar Müller...Model data and additional videos > https://lnkd.in/gAGvhC3Y andOpen-access Solid Earth paper > https://lnkd.in/g94zcE_T
The Australian Government has voted in legislation that includes a 43% emission reduction target by 2030. This is a substantial breakthrough and reflects the views of a new make-up in Parliament - as well as the will of the people and their recent vote.Meanwhile in the US a Bill involving $369 Billion on environmental and energy initiatives looks set to pass, thanks to Senator Joe Manchin changing his mind.The Australian legislation comes after 10 years of climate inaction. However the US Bill will be a pacesetter for the rest of the world. http://www.afr.com/news/politics/national/albanese-stares-down-greens-on-climate-business-urges-libs-to-follow