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Renew Economy Monday, October 27, 2014 - 14:56 Source

The offering will combine vehicle charging with solar PV and battery backup.

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Renew Economy Monday, October 27, 2014 - 14:54 Source

An innovative farm is hoping to turn a losing situation into a win-win by producing crops while reducing power grid waste

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Renew Economy Monday, October 27, 2014 - 14:52 Source

After a week of being targeted by anti-coal protestors, ANZ closes a $315m funding round for the development of a wind farm – in the Philippines.

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Renew Economy Monday, October 27, 2014 - 14:52 Source

Europe has made the first substantive commitments of any major polluter towards an international climate deal. It puts a lie to Abbott government claims that the world is not acting, but raises fears that Australia could expand its role as a spoiler in international climate deal.

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Renew Economy Monday, October 27, 2014 - 14:51 Source

Five Victorian train stations built or upgraded for state government's Regional Rail Link project use 100+ solar panels to provide power and hot water.

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Renew Economy Monday, October 27, 2014 - 14:51 Source

Property developer Stockland has launched Australia's first green bond from a company – a $431 million issuance to raise funds for green building projects.

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Renew Economy Monday, October 27, 2014 - 14:51 Source

Setting the scene for a dramatic increase in the uptake in household and commercial rooftop solar in the world's biggest economy.

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Croakey Monday, October 27, 2014 - 14:43 Source

 What do changes to education policy have to do with access to health care in the bush? In the following piece Gordon Gregory, Executive Director and Alice Sisley, Project Officer, from the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) connect the dots...

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MacroBusiness Monday, October 27, 2014 - 14:42 Source

Cross-posted from The Conversation: Deja vu: last week a new version of the intellectual property (IP) chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was leaked. Even as experts try to make sense of 77 pages of complex text, IP negotiators are meeting in Australia this week and next to try to finalise the treaty. Experts have […]

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MacroBusiness Monday, October 27, 2014 - 14:41 Source

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, October 27, 2014 - 14:40 Source

Psychologist, Lissa Johnson (pictured above) has given us a revealing insight into the mind of the political conservative, in an article published in New Matilda. Lissa is a clinical psychologist interested in the psychology of ideology and politics, and the philosophy and politics of psychology.

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MacroBusiness Monday, October 27, 2014 - 14:20 Source

From Chris Joye at AFR: The good news for those concerned about burgeoning bank balance-sheet risks is that our most conservative regulator on the financial stability front, APRA, is bound to act before the year is out. The first phase of this campaign was the public jawboning and targeted communications to institutions that have perhaps been […]

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Club Troppo Monday, October 27, 2014 - 13:53 Source

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The Tally Room Monday, October 27, 2014 - 13:00 Source

Murrayplains1-2PPMurray Plains is a very safe Nationals seat in northern Victoria, covering Echuca, Swan Hill and other areas along the Murray River.

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Political Owl Monday, October 27, 2014 - 12:56 Source
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MacroBusiness Monday, October 27, 2014 - 12:48 Source

From Goldies comes a good summary of the dynamics loose in the oil (and LNG) market as shale output outpaces demand growth, cost-out is taking a hold of the supply curve and OPEC losing its marginal cost producer role in the market: Oil prices will need to decline to slow US shale We are lowering […]

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MacroBusiness Monday, October 27, 2014 - 12:09 Source

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New Matilda Monday, October 27, 2014 - 11:54 Source

One of Australia's coal mining giants has capitulated on its plans to clear an iconic stand of woodland at a time that would most harm local fauna. Thom Mitchell reports.

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Renew Economy Monday, October 27, 2014 - 11:16 Source

Backed by the Galileo Movement, Canadian climate denier Patrick Moore – who recently compared environmentalists to the Taliban – is touring Australia.

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Renew Economy Monday, October 27, 2014 - 11:16 Source

Backed by the Galileo Movement, Patrick Moore – who recently compared environmentalists to the Taliban – is touring Australia.

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Antony Green's Election Blog Monday, October 27, 2014 - 11:06 Source

The turnout in the Charlestown and Newcastle by-elections is entirely in line with turnout at past NSW by-elections.

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xkcd.com Monday, October 27, 2014 - 11:00 Source

There's also nothing in the TOSes that says you can't let a dog play baseball in the server room!

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WixxyLeaks Monday, October 27, 2014 - 10:59 Source

There has been a few things going on lately with the Health Services Union aside from just the Royal Commission.

There have been elections, delayed elections, and all sorts of strange thing in between. Given this I thought it may be timely to give a run down on where things are up to with the ongoing HSU saga.

Let’s start off with Craig Thomson. Craig’s appeal against the guilty verdict relating to approximately $25K in spending on union funds is due in court next month.

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Popular Science Monday, October 27, 2014 - 10:49 Source

In the upcoming film, Interstellar, a group of heroes blasts off from a dying Earth to search for a new home for humanity. For reasons that aren’t explained in the trailer, the solar system (including Mars) apparently cannot help. Instead, the extraplanetary explorers must seek out Earth 2.0 in another star system.

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Popular Science Monday, October 27, 2014 - 10:49 Source

In the future, getting out of a sticky situation might be as easy as clicking your heels together. Design firm iStrategyLabs just unveiled a prototype system called Dorothy (yeah, that Dorothy) that will fasten to people’s shoes, allowing them to click their heels and end up safely back home in Kansas. 

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Popular Science Monday, October 27, 2014 - 10:49 Source

The World Health Organization said it will have Ebola vaccines ready to give to hundreds of thousands of West Africans by the middle of next year, Reuters reports. Right now, there's no approved vaccine for Ebola. Researchers worked on vaccines before, but trials stalled because the disease is rare and because it mostly afflicts poor countries, so companies haven't been motivated to complete trials

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Popular Science Monday, October 27, 2014 - 10:49 Source

In the realm of cancerous diseases, tumors affecting the brain can be particularly difficult to cure. Many are fast moving and take hold of key sections of the body’s most fundamental organ, rendering surgical removal extremely difficult or impossible.

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Popular Science Monday, October 27, 2014 - 10:49 Source

New York City has its first case of Ebola, and it's not surprising in the least. Months ago, experts predicted that, with the outbreak raging in West Africa, the disease would inevitably find its way into the major cities of the world. But the good news is, we have the infrastructure and resources to stop an outbreak in its tracks.

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Popular Science Monday, October 27, 2014 - 10:49 Source

The paper ticket you see pictured above is actually a little biology machine. It's a gene circuit stored on a slip of paper. To turn the gene circuit on, you simply wet the paper with a dropper and all of its microscopic components will come to life. Depending on what circuit scientists freeze-dry onto the paper, these slips could be used to detect disease-causing microbes or medically important molecules, such as glucose. They could even produce molecules scientists want.

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