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How to start the conversation about climate change?
The first step to saving the world can start with a simple conversation. Environmental journalist Lucy Siegle with speakers such as David Attenborough share a podcast which will equip people to start the conversation about climate change. Communication utilised in the right way can be a powerful tool in creating change amidst the climate crisis. The podcast addresses topics with various guest speakers to enhance knowledge about the climate and environment. https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/so-hot-right-now/id1513199677
25 February 2021 by Sladjana Kuri...

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Hyundai IONIQ 5 to shake up the Australian EV car market
Hyundai has announced the imminent arrival of its new Electric Vehicle (EV) range in Australia for late this year. It will spell an overdue shake-up for the EV market in Australia, despite the Federal Government's lack of enthusiasm or infrastructure planning. Hyundai's Ioniq 5 is a new tech-laden SUV that will squarely challenge the Tesla, with a price range around $70k- $90k drive away. Previously an individual model, Ioniq is now Hyundai’s EV sub-brand that will spawn a family of vehicles built on a whole new architecture specific to electric vehicles. https://www.news.com.au/technology/motoring/hitech/hyundai-ioniq-5-revealed-arrives-in-austra
24 February 2021 by Jeremy Wright

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The Intelligence of Bees
The honey bee’s waggle dance is a wildly intelligent attribute; it enables a bee to very efficiently convey detailed information to a large group.  No other animal besides humans uses such a technique. Even other primates don’t use symbols. These behaviors are far above and beyond what most people would assume an insect is capable of. Without exaggerating, the honey bee is capable of advanced symbolic communication, language, facial recognition, number use, observation and mimicry, understanding of rules, and high-level problem-solving. They are, in some senses, significantly smarter than many mammals. Amazing. https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/i-asked-leading-entomologists-whats-the-smartest-bug-in-the-world
13 February 2021 by Jeremy Wright

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Climate Policies - beyond Politics?
3rd Climate & Peace Webinar - Feb 16 - addressing the new (Green Deal) Climate policies from US matching EU, Japan, Korea & China. Asking the question: when will Australia catch up?Speakers include Prof Michael E Mann from Penn State University (shared Nobel Prize with IPCC Authors), Prof Maxine Burkett, a world expert on Environmental Law & Climate Justice and Marian Wilkinson, award-winning Australian Journalist & author of the Carbon Club.Broadcast live at breakfast-time AEDT from 7.30am Register via www.climateandpeace.com.au
10 February 2021 by Jeremy Wright

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Transportation investments for more walking & riding could save thousands of lives and $billions!
Big new idea - encourage walking and bike riding - recent Boston study finds investments in infrastructure to promote bicycling and walking could save as many as 770 lives and $7.6 billion each year across 12 northeastern states and the District of Columbia under the proposed Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) - extrapolated to many world cities means many thousands of healthier lives, many $billions saved & a cleaner planet: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/c-change/news/transportation-infrastructure-investments-could-save-hundreds-of-lives-billions-of-dollars/
9 February 2021 by Jeremy Wright

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World-first domestic Hydrogen battery
An Australian technology & lifestyle company launched in October 2020, has now developed a range of hydrogen-powered domestic products, including the world-first domestic hydrogen battery. The LAVO is the first commercial-ready hydrogen energy storage system, being developed in partnership with the University of NSW and Professor Francois Aguey-Zinsou (pictured), Chief Scientist at the UNSW Hydrogen Energy Research Centre. LAVO’s innovative technology provides a more complete, versatile and sustainable solution than other energy storage solutions on the market. LAVO™ Hydrogen Energy Storage System | Design + Industry (design-industry.com.au) LAVO Storage - Store over 40kWh of power for your home
27 January 2021 by Jeremy Wright