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Popular Science Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 15:14 Source

Late last month, something extraordinary happened at the edge of the rainforest in Acre, Brazil. Members of an uncontacted Amazonian tribe voluntarily approached scientists from the Brazilian government, Science magazine reports. This is the first time in decades that an uncontacted community chose to meet with outsiders.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 14:55 Source

Construction begins on largest single rooftop solar PV system in Australia, with installation of 990kWp array at the IKEA in Tempe, NSW.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 14:52 Source

Aurizon CEO Lance Hockeridge needs a new speech writer: Aurizon chief executive Lance Hockridge has claimed the expansion of a coal export terminal at Queensland’s Abbot Point will be done in an “environmentally sensitive manner” as he reiterated confidence in Asian demand for Australian resources. “The ‘Chicken Little’ view of resource demand does not recognise […]

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Jack the Insider Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 14:50 Source

The nation’s political conversation descended further into the dismal yesterday when Jacquie Lambie was interviewed on a Hobart FM radio station, 107.3…

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 14:29 Source

From our old friend Chris Joye this arvo: The elevated inflation results in the June quarter...demolishes the case for a near-term cut. And with house price growth compounding at 9.5 per cent in 2014 (or triple wages growth)…the RBA is going to have to eventually normalise the cheapest borrowing rates in history. The curve-ball in this […]

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Inside Story Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 14:13 Source

Standardised and empowered? Tabasco at Costco.
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The Good Jobs Strategy: How the Smartest Companies Invest in Employees to Lower Costs and Boost Profits
By Zeynep Ton
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Your Democracy Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 13:54 Source

swimming in it

It is clear that neo-fascist capitalism does not like freedom... This could seem an idiotic statement, but it is true. When most neo-fascist capitalists talk about freedom, it is only on their own term, within the box that they create, including justifying the destruction or conquest of "others" for the box to exist.

 

Capitalism is only a tool of trade.

 

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 13:45 Source

In case you’re wondering why the air is coming out of the ASX rally and the iron ore juniors this afternoon, the dollar is up and threatening and Dalian iron ore futures are down 0.6% points in China. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit + -

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Renew Economy Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 13:43 Source

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services becomes latest market heavyweight to warn that coal assets will end up stranded in a carbon constrained world.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 13:39 Source

HydroTas boss says Apple Isle could provide 1GW of zero emission 'baseload' power through wind and hydro, replacing brown coal generators in Latrobe Valley.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 13:39 Source

Hydro Tasmania boss says the Apple Isle could provide 1,000MW of zero emission "baseload" power through wind and hydro, replacing one of big brown coal generators in Latrobe Valley.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 13:36 Source

Research shows rooftop solar exports are higher than most estimates, which means most systems are paying network fees for well over half their generation.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 13:36 Source

Research shows rooftop solar exports are higher than most estimates, which means most systems are paying network fees for well over half their generation.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 13:35 Source

New player in solar leasing says Australian market could reach $100 billion. It sees huge demand from businesses, as well as homes when battery storage becomes cost competitive in a few years, and it sees huge appetite from banks and super funds for an annuity style infrastructure investment.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 13:35 Source

New player in solar leasing says Australian market could reach $100 billion. It sees huge demand from businesses, as well as homes when battery storage becomes cost competitive in a few years, and it sees huge appetite from banks and super funds for an annuity style infrastructure investment.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 13:33 Source

Abengoa looks to sign giant iron ore miner to support Australia's first large scale solar tower power plant with molten salt storage.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 13:26 Source

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Renew Economy Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 13:26 Source

Carnegie Wave lends its technology and experience to ARENA-funded CSIRO wave mapping and resource development project.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 13:21 Source

Victorian planning law amendment marks small win for Australia's wind energy industry. And in NSW, Maurice Newman has the wind put up him.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 13:19 Source

From The West: Rio Tinto is working on plans to build the biggest single pit iron ore mine in the Pilbara, filing environmental applications for a 70 million tonne-a-year monster at its Yandicoogina operation. …The documents suggest the Pocket and Billiard South pit would be about 7.5km long and nearly a kilometre wide. Rio told […]

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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 13:00 Source

Call me paranoid if you like, but starting with the Right and Centre Right of the British press in late December 2013, and continued through the past seven months, there has been a steady conjecture by the mainstream media that the world is headed for another global war.

On December 30, The Telegraph carried an article by historian Tim Stanley entitled ’2013, The Year We Stepped A Little Closer To War’

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 12:55 Source

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Table Talk: Bob Ellis on Film and Theatre Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 12:54 Source

What is Angus Houston being paid?

What is he doing?

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Hoyden About Town Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 12:47 Source

One for the dressmakers, costumiers and historians among us: an unexpected family treasure unearthed.
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you said it... Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 12:33 Source

By CONOR BYRNE
NT News
July 04, 2014 11:37AM

A MAN who was called a “f***ing Indian” and told he wasn’t Australian because he was “not white” has said his patriotism has been hurt.

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you said it... Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 12:33 Source

By CONOR BYRNE
NT News
July 04, 2014 11:37AM

A MAN who was called a “f***ing Indian” and told he wasn’t Australian because he was “not white” has said his patriotism has been hurt.

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Prosper Australia Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 12:21 Source

by Polly Cleveland, cross posted from Dollars & Sense. In Thomas Piketty’s doomsday model, slowing of growth in the twenty-first century will cause an inexorable increase in inequality. Piketty is not the first to propose a grand model of inequality and growth. To get some perspective on his model, let’s see what the “classical” economists […]

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Renew Economy Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 12:18 Source

The high storage costs are now rapidly falling, suggesting that the financial appeal of electric cars and stationary storage is set to keep increasing.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 12:18 Source

The high storage costs are now rapidly falling, suggesting that the financial appeal of electric cars and stationary storage is set to keep increasing.

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MacroBusiness Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 12:12 Source

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