Australian news, and some related international items

to April 20 – nuclear and climate news

Everything’s quieter, as we all batten down the hatches, and wait for that Covid 19 curve to flatten ….

The planet needs a green recovery. But are governments up for this?

Some bits of good news –   Optimistic COVID Updates  – Himalayan Mountaintops Visible for the First Time in 30 Years as Air Pollution Continues to Plummet in India.


Coronavirus, climate change, and Australia’s  national security.

Call for Australian government to delay review of its Environment laws.    A brief Submission to the the Review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

Australia’s political revolving door between military industry and government – Reynolds and Reith.

NUCLEAR. Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) is critical of Government propaganda on Kimba nuclear waste dump plan.  Parliamentary committee finds that Kimba nuclear waste dump law may breach Indigenous human rights13 Australian peak Non Government Organisations seek stronger Environmental Law on Nuclear Issues.  National Radioactive Waste Facility has strong community opposition – says Public Health Association of Australia.  Uniting Church, South Australia, rejects National Radioactive Waste Bill as discriminatory against Aboriginal people.

CLIMATE. Bushfire Survivors for Climate Action taking legal action against NSW Environment Protection Authority.  Amid climate change threat to the Murray Darling river system, the States haggle. Study finds that New South Wales rivers, lakes and lagoons are warming twice as fast as ocean.  Climate Change Authority launches review into stalled Emissions Reduction Fund.

RENEWABLE ENERGY. Australia deploying new renewables at ten times global average. Australian renewables nudge milestone 25% share in last 12 months.

Rooftop solar owners are saving more while staying home. Australians installed 22,661 home battery systems in 2019 . Thousands rush to South Australia’s home battery scheme before subsidy winds back. South Australia Water to build solar farm on former oil refinery site.  Australian scientists help unlock potential of flexible and wearable solar.

ARENA’s future clouded as Minister Angus Taylor fudges on board appointments “Performance issues” hobble output at ground-breaking solar farm.


2020 predicted to be Earth’s warmest year on record.   Climate Change Multiplies the Threats of Infectious Diseases.  To tackle the climate crisis, the world cannot return to normal after Covid-19Changes for a low carbon economy are possible: we must advocate for this.

Artificial Intelligence in nuclear weapons and military systems.

April 20, 2020 - Posted by | Christina reviews

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