Australian news, and some related international items

This week’s nuclear news

Readers of this news summary seem to like the ”Bits of good news” – so I think I’ll put them at the top:  Meet the scientist moms fighting climate change for their children,  . Transition to genuinely clean energy has succeeded in many cases, including economically.When it rains, it soars: Wetland birds come back from the brink 

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world

Climate Change. What will the climate be like in the year 2500? Provocative new science.

Nuclear.  Ukraine is the urgent news this week-   it’s not nuclear news? – well, I certainly hope that is the case.  France is the country of most interest this week, as Emmanuel Macron tries to hold it all together. In the lead-up to the presidential election, Macron must convince everyone of a positive future for the nuclear industry, despite its multiple problems.


A mutual suicide pact: Australia’s undeclared nuclear weapons strategy. Australia-UK talks – all about nuclear submarines and military co-operation against China.  

Options for Australia’s nuclear submarines – all of them impractical

 Flooding in South Australia includes Kimba– what about the nuclear dump site? and what impact on uranium tailings dams? 
Environmental protection prevails over uranium in Western Australia, with expiration of a third mining approval. Environmental approvals lapse for three out of four grandfathered uranium projects in WA

Dozens of questions on climate and energy policies go unanswered by Morrison government — RenewEconomy
Australia continues to lead the world for solar installations‘Everything about the Gulf of St. Lawrence was warmer in 2021’: federal scientist

There’s nothing radical about climate action in 2022      Labor has climate policy edge over Coalition, solid support for Greens


Common Security Approaches to Resolve the Ukraine and European Crises.

Washington pumping up war fever .

January 22 -one year since nuclear weapons became illegal. U.N. Treaty on the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons – in force one yearDoomsday clock stays at 100 seconds to midnight. Doomsday Clock continues to hover dangerously.

Nuclear energy too costly for humans — and the planet .

2021 was one of the hottest years on record – and it could also be the coldest we’ll ever see again .     Research shows planning for climate change will save billions

Changing from a consumer economy to a conserver economy – painful but necessary.

Chemical pollution has passed safe limit for humanity, say scientists.      Nanoplastic pollution found at both of Earth’s poles for first time    

NATO to apply Article 5 collective war clause to outer space.

ANTARCTICAGiant canyon discovered underneath Antarctic glacier, adding to history of rising sea levels.     World’s largest iceberg melted – now one trillion tonnes of ice – gone.  

January 24, 2022 - Posted by | Christina reviews

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