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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, August 26, 2016 - 18:57 Source

Where to start… Let’s see, let’s begin with the idea that the Liberals are telling Labor that they should agree to pass all the savings measures that they said they would prior to the election or it’s a “clear broken promise”, while Malcolm is writing to Bill Shorten to suggest that he should abandon his…

The post The Knots And The Taxed, As Well As The Not Taxed And the Tacks That Are Holding Up The Government. appeared first on The AIM Network.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, August 26, 2016 - 18:21 Source

Denis Bright invites discussion on new funding options for tourism promotion at national and regional levels.   The extent of tourism in national and regional economies in Australia is difficult to estimate precisely. Formal statistics probably underestimate the value of the tourism to the national economy. Is there indeed really a precise dividing line between…

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Harrangue Man Friday, August 26, 2016 - 14:53 Source

Farewell, SoTPC, whose computer fried at the seven kay mark and is now inert. Fortunately, the resistance setting didn't die so I shrugged the loss off, watched the end of what I was watching, listened to some Tripod, then got off and put "?" against most of the stats I collect given the loss of the computer.So it seems I have ridden yet another bike to death.

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Your Democracy Friday, August 26, 2016 - 14:40 Source
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Renew Economy Friday, August 26, 2016 - 14:10 Source

Many of Australia's nearest neighbours in the Pacific Islands have far more ambitious renewable energy targets.

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Renew Economy Friday, August 26, 2016 - 13:30 Source

Australian company proposes 100MW solar farm with single axis tracking technology, going into "merchant market" with no additional grants.

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Renew Economy Friday, August 26, 2016 - 13:28 Source

The fourth ERF auction has recently been announced. This matters immensely for the waste and local government sectors.

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Renew Economy Friday, August 26, 2016 - 13:25 Source

The state’s new climate goals are far more ambitious than those of the US overall, and they’re in line with ambitions in Europe,

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Renew Economy Friday, August 26, 2016 - 13:25 Source

The state’s new climate goals are far more ambitious than those of the US overall, and they’re in line with ambitions in Europe.

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Renew Economy Friday, August 26, 2016 - 13:25 Source

JinkoSolar today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016.

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Jack the Insider Friday, August 26, 2016 - 13:19 Source

The raft of polling data coming out of the US shows Donald Trump is well behind Hillary Clinton both in margin and trend and faces…

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Renew Economy Friday, August 26, 2016 - 13:11 Source

The Governor of New York State says Americans will be reading by candlelight unless nuclear is subsidised. But how about a look at the data.

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Club Troppo Friday, August 26, 2016 - 12:28 Source
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Renew Economy Friday, August 26, 2016 - 12:08 Source

Coal fired cars? Climate campaigner John Hewson promotes a discarded technology that his business partners say could turn coal into a "universal fuel" and ensure the long term survival of the coal industry - in the Latrobe Valley and elsewhere. Environmental campaigners are horrified.

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Renew Economy Friday, August 26, 2016 - 12:08 Source

Coal-fired cars? Climate campaigner John Hewson promotes discarded technology that his business partners say could turn coal into a "universal fuel" and ensure long-term survival of coal industry – in Latrobe Valley and elsewhere. Environmental campaigners are horrified.

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Renew Economy Friday, August 26, 2016 - 11:38 Source

According to BNEF, used electric vehicle batteries will amount to 29 GWh by 2025.

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Popular Science Friday, August 26, 2016 - 10:52 Source

As the planet warms, insects will migrate into new habitats and environments as they adapt. However, the cockroach is already among the most adapted animals on the planet—will it weather climate change unfazed? For some insight into the not-so-humble cockroach and its future, Nexus Media News reached out to journalist Richard Schweid, author of The Cockroach Papers: A Compendium of History and Lore.

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Popular Science Friday, August 26, 2016 - 10:52 Source

Large-scale groundwater pumping is opening doors for dangerously high levels of arsenic to enter some of Southeast Asia's aquifers, with water now seeping in through riverbeds with arsenic concentrations more than 100 times the limits of safety, according to a new study from scientists at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, MIT, and Hanoi University of Science.

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Popular Science Friday, August 26, 2016 - 10:52 Source

Jeff Williams' father was a seasonal Park Ranger with the National Park Service, taking his family out to Wyoming every summer.

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Popular Science Friday, August 26, 2016 - 10:52 Source

As climate change warps the preferred habitats of mammals, birds and amphibians, these animals will be forced to flee. A beautiful but troubling new map predicts what this massive migration might look like for North and South America.

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Popular Science Friday, August 26, 2016 - 10:52 Source

The dramatic announcement that a small rocky planet might exist in the nearest star system to the sun, Alpha Centauri, raises the hope that we might be able to send probes to an alien world in our lifetimes.

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Popular Science Friday, August 26, 2016 - 10:52 Source

If you have an iPhone, stop what you're doing and update it to the latest operating system, iOS 9.3.5 (to do this, go to your Settings app, tap "General," and then "Software Update." Then tap "Download and Install"). Why?

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Popular Science Friday, August 26, 2016 - 10:52 Source

The National Park Service's 100th birthday celebration continues. In case Google's 360-degree tours haven't sated your appetite for natural landscapes, you can now take a virtual reality tour of Yosemite narrated by President Obama.

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Popular Science Friday, August 26, 2016 - 10:52 Source

To protect themselves from the stinging jellyfish they dine on, young lobsters swath their poop in a special membrane, scientists in Japan reported today in the journal Plankton and Benthos Research.

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Popular Science Friday, August 26, 2016 - 10:52 Source

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th birthday Google has released a new interactive project that takes viewers into five different national parks.

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Popular Science Friday, August 26, 2016 - 10:52 Source

A man has used his thoughts to activate tiny robots inside a cockroach. This technology could eventually give people more control over when and where a medication is active in their body. The experiment, published August 15 in PLOS ONE, demonstrates how nanobots made out of DNA can open and shut as needed to dispense drugs inside an animal.

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Popular Science Friday, August 26, 2016 - 10:52 Source

When all of life feels like a war, every missile is a success. North Korea, a tightly controlled dictatorship locked in a shadowboxing match with the entire western world, keeps building and testing new missiles. Worse still, the missiles keep getting better. On Wednesday, a North Korean submarine fired missile traveled over 300 miles towards Japan, demonstrating an uncomfortable degree of success with the technology.

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Popular Science Friday, August 26, 2016 - 10:52 Source

On a clear day, the sky hides nothing from space. For more than half a century, spy satellites have circled the globe, taking pictures of the world below. First launched by the United States and the Soviet Union as ways to keep tabs on each other, satellite photography progressed from a state secret to a common mapping tool, with public photos taken from space available to anyone with an internet connection. But what if satellites did more? What if, instead of just showing us what the world looks like from above, they interpreted those images to identify buildings and other objects?

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Popular Science Friday, August 26, 2016 - 10:52 Source

Artillery is a tool of destruction. Howitzers, in particularly, are a kind of weapon great for lobbing explosions up through the air and over objects to crash down on foes. So why is defense and aviation giant Boeing looking to howitzers as a way to fight forest fires?

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Popular Science Friday, August 26, 2016 - 10:52 Source

On August 23, the Chinese National Space Administration announced details of China's first Martian probe; a lander and rover. The Martian probe, whose name will be selected after a global contest, will be launched in 2020. That target is set for when Earth and Mars reach the closest proximity in 26 months. It will take off from the Wenchang Launch Center on Hainan island, and reach Mars in 2021 after a seven month voyage.

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