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Renew Economy Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 13:39 Source

Nearly every Australian will pay some part of the cost of the Abbott Government’s decision to effectively stop investment in generation.

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Renew Economy Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 13:39 Source

Nearly every Australian will pay some part of the cost of the Abbott Government’s decision to effectively stop investment in generation.

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Renew Economy Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 13:31 Source

Regulators back-track on proposed rules that could have effectively banned the installation of all battery storage devices inside homes and garages.

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Renew Economy Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 13:26 Source

The demise of Urth Energy has raised some interesting questions about the value of spot pricing for solar households, and on the issue of tariffs in general.

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Renew Economy Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 12:11 Source

Electricity network owner attacks major energy retailers over reliability of their gas plants, the manipulation of prices and high retail fees. It says it wants rapid transition to renewables, but incumbents and market rules getting in the way.

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Renew Economy Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 11:59 Source

Fairfax joins Murdoch media, ABC and right wing blogs with hysterical and inaccurate story about potential blackouts once Hazelwood is closed.

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Renew Economy Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 11:59 Source

Fairfax joins Murdoch media, ABC and right wing blogs with hysterical and inaccurate story about potential blackouts once Hazelwood is closed.

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Peter Martin Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 11:40 Source

The myth about budgets is that they can achieve much at all.

In decades to come few will be remembered for anything other than the introduction of Medicare, the national disability insurance scheme and the goods and services tax.

But in six weeks' time the government will have an opportunity to actually do something that will last; something far more important, and more transformative, than the apparently doomed plan to cut the rate of company tax.

It's an idea from the Greens, but that's a plus. It gives it a good chance of getting through the Senate.

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Popular Science Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:58 Source

At 582,578 square miles, Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument is not just the United States' largest marine protected area—it's currently the largest marine protected area in the world. The monument, a stepladder-shaped oceanic expanse dotted with atolls, shoals, and islands northeast of Hawaii's island of Kauai, was created by President Bush in 2006 and expanded by President Obama in 2016.

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Popular Science Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:58 Source

Sure, we'd all love to traipse over to Europa and go hunting for alien lifeforms. But in the meantime, we can enjoy the weirdos that already live right here on Earth. Here are 10 of our favorite Earth-dwelling aliens—organisms so strange they seem otherworldly.

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Popular Science Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:58 Source

The Earth is about 4.5 billion years old, give or take a few million years. But most of what we see today on our planet's surface is much younger—only a few billion years old, if that.

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Popular Science Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:58 Source

Early on Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security confirmed a specific “security enhancement,” which restricts “large electronic devices” in the cabins of flights into the U.S. from 10 airports in the Middle East. The fear is that they might be used to smuggle explosive devices—or at least crucial pieces of improvised bombs—onto commercial aircrafts.

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Popular Science Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:58 Source

Katherine Schreiber and Leslie Sim are experts on exercise addiction who believe that tech advances encourage obsessive goal monitoring. Schreiber and Sim loathe wearable tech. “It's the worst,” Schreiber says. “The dumbest thing in the world,” says Sim. Schreiber has written extensively about exercise addiction, and Sim is a clinical child adolescent psychologist at the Mayo Clinic. Many of Sim's adolescent patients have twin exercise and eating disorders, which tend to go together.

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Club Troppo Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:57 Source

Hans Christian Andersen’s famous story The Emperor’s New Clothes epitomises the phenomenon of the truth hiding in plain sight as a result of collective delusion or selective vision.

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Your Democracy Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 08:22 Source

the law

Rightwing politicians and media commentators had a field day.

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