Heavy rainfall boosts bird breeding across Lachlan River but drought ‘only one failed rain event away’

Heavy rainfall boosts bird breeding across Lachlan River but drought ‘only one failed rain event away’

Heavy rains across Australia’s east coast are reinvigorating wetland bird species, but conservationists have warned the next drought is just around the corner. Key points: Record wetland bird breeding events have been recorded across NSW’s central west Government agencies say preparations for the next drought have begun to improve water security Researchers say the Lachlan … Read more

CEOs on gas, renewables and the energy crisis

CEOs on gas, renewables and the energy crisis

From the Covid-19 pandemic and supply chain shocks to rising inflation and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, governments and businesses around the world are attempting to tackle and solve major crises — many of them interlinked — on multiple fronts. Against this challenging backdrop, energy markets have been roiled, with gas and oil prices surging and … Read more

Court rules Australian minister has no climate duty of care

Court rules Australian minister has no climate duty of care

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An appeals court on Tuesday overturned a groundbreaking ruling that Australia’s environment minister had a duty to protect younger people against climate change. Three Federal Court judges ruled for a variety of reasons that the court should not impose on Environment Minister Sussan Ley a duty of care. Eight Australian teenagers … Read more

Will NJ wave hello to a new source of energy from the ocean?

Will NJ wave hello to a new source of energy from the ocean?

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (AP) — Some New Jersey lawmakers want to harness the power of the ocean’s waves to create a new source of clean electricity, and several companies say they are eager to build projects there. Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak plans to introduce legislation soon that would add wave energy to New Jersey’s energy master … Read more

Hydropower eyes bigger energy role, less environmental harm

Hydropower eyes bigger energy role, less environmental harm

WASHINGTON (AP) — In southwestern Pennsylvania, eight locks and dams that for decades helped barges move goods along the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers will in a few years also generate enough power for 75,000 homes. Rye Development, a Boston-based hydropower company, is retrofitting the dams with turbines to generate electricity and says the upgraded … Read more