Australia – GBRI
 

Almost one-fifth of Singapore’s future power supply might come from quite an unexpected place – the desert outside Tennant Creek in northern Australia. A group of Australian developers are building world’s largest solar plant worth $20 billion here known as the Sun Cable. If developed as planned, a 10-gigawatt-capacity array of panels will be spread […]

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The Australian Koala Foundation has reported that koala bears – an iconic symbol of Australia, the only place in the world where they are found – have become ‘functionally extinct’. There are just 80,000 koalas left in the wild and experts fear there aren’t enough breeding adults left to support another generation of the pouched mammals. […]

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As a result of dismal rains and soaring temperatures in record breaking summers, major Australian cities like Sydney, Melbourne, Darwin and Brisbane are witnessing dam level drops below 50% capacity. In Sydney, inflows are at their lowest since 1940. Greater Sydney’s 11 dams were at a combined 55% capacity on Sunday, compared to 73% at […]

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Annual emissions in Australia are rising steadily, mainly due to an increase in liquefied natural gas (LNG) production in Western Australia. According to the latest inventory, emissions for the year to September 2018 went up 0.9% on the previous year. Along with a marked increase in LNG exports, increases in stationary energy, transport, fugitives, industrial processes and waste […]

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When the rain finally descended upon Queensland earlier this month, farmers rejoiced as the area hadn’t received any decent rain in years. However, tragedy struck when the downpour refused to subside, resulting in massive flooding across the state. The state’s cattle industry fears an estimated 500,000 cattle have already perished causing financial losses worth $300 million Australian […]

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To anyone who still needs a proof of how climate change is causing extreme weather conditions across the globe — while the US is currently witnessing temperatures plunging to their lowest in history, Australia just recorded its hottest January ever. The extreme weather has sparked wildfires in the drought-ridded south. Australian Open tennis players fainted, […]

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The Australian government recently allowed the export of hundreds of rare and endangered parrots worth tens of thousands of dollars each to a German organization – Association for the Conservation of Threatened Parrots (ACTP) – which is headed by a man who has multiple criminal convictions. The head of the ACTP, Martin Guth, has a five-year jail sentence for […]

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