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World’s biggest machine capturing carbon from air turned on in Iceland
Iceland is leading the way when it comes to climate change. Not only do they use geothermal energy to provide 25% of the country's total electricity, they've now built the biggest carbon capture machine in the world.Now we just need other countries to make the same level of commitment.You can find the full story here:https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2021-09-04/europe-is-growing-a-new-generation-of-organic-farmersAnd a condensed version of the story here: 
10 September 2021 by Marcus Gordon

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Fighting Fatbergs - why not before now?
Fatbergs are becoming famous* and yet we hesitate to legislate against wipes, and other contaminants. The leading baby wipe manufacturers are big players like Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble and Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Large sewer-clogging wet wipe blockages cost city councils $millions each year*. In Qld at least, wet wipes, paper towels, tampons, and even cat litter could carry an accredited 'flushable' logo by 2022 to let consumers know that products adhere to national standards, will not clog up sewage systems and cause minimal damage to the environment. Why did this take so long?https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-31/qld-standard-fatbergs-clogging-sewe
5 September 2021 by Jeremy Wright

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19 August 2021 by OPO

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The IPCC Report and why Australia has to respond
The 6th IPCC Report published 9th Aug gave us a 'Red Alert' on Climate: https://www.ipcc.ch/2021/08/09/ar6-wg1-20210809-pr/Of many commentaries, Former Irish President Mary Robinson's interview on the 7.30 report was the most blunt warning to Australia: https://www.abc.net.au/7.30/mary-robinson-joins-7.30-to-discuss-the-ipcc-report/13493312?jwsource=clAnd Deputy US presidential climate envoy, Dr Jonathan Pershing is pressing Australia to a 50% reduction by 2030:  
18 August 2021 by Jeremy Wright

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Post IPCC-blues? Become a tree grower!
"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best is right now."Not sure what to do after reading the IPCC report last week?  What about volunteering to growing indigenous seedlings that can improve the environment and create homes for wildlife?  Next intake is September 2021.https://treeproject.org.au/how-you-can-help/become-a-grower/
16 August 2021 by Katherine Leo...

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Opportunities in carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) technologies
Australia could turn carbon dioxide waste into a valuable revenue stream according to a new report from Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO.CCU technologies capture CO₂ from the waste streams of industrial processes, or directly from the atmosphere, and convert it into useful new products, ranging from synthetic fuels to food and beverages, chemicals, and building materials.Currently, industries such as cement, steel, plastics and heavy transport are unable to rely on renewable technologies alone and account for about a sixth of Australia’s emissions and around a third of global emissions.https://www.csiro.au/en/work-with-us/services/consultancy-strategic-advice-s
14 August 2021 by Lynn Wood