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Release of 2017 Climate Change Policy Review

The Department of the Environment and Energy has released the 2017 review of Australia’s climate change policies. The Government asked the Department to conduct a review of its climate change policies to take stock of Australia’s progress in reducing emissions, and ensure the Government’s policies remain effective in achieving Australia’s 2030

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Artificial Intelligence, NASA Data Used to Discover Eighth Planet Circling Distant Star

Our solar system now is tied for most number of planets around a single star, with the recent discovery of an eighth planet circling Kepler-90, a Sun-like star 2,545 light-years from Earth. The planet was discovered in data from NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope.The newly-discovered Kepler-90i – a sizzling hot, rocky

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ANZ, CEFC launch $150 million program to help businesses cut energy costs through innovation

ANZ today announced it had joined with the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to establish a $150 million program to help Australian businesses cut energy costs and reduce carbon emissions through innovation. The new ANZ Energy Efficient Asset Finance program makes it easier for businesses to invest in energy-efficient and renewable technologies

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Top 10 actions to protect the Great Barrier Reef released today

Ramping up compliance and protecting resilient reefs — among the top 10 actions that will be used to manage the Great Barrier Reef under the Reef Blueprint launched today. Developed by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Australia’s lead managers of the Great Barrier Reef, the Blueprint responds to the unprecedented pressures

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Retrieving an Antarctic ice core more than a million years old presents challenges and opportunities

Environmental scientists are considering how ANSTO’s expertise, infrastructure and analytical capability could play a role in Australian plans to drill a million-year ice core record in Antarctica.This project is a cooperative venture within the International Partnerships in Ice Core Sciences (IPICS) which will likely see two or more international drilling projects

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A wave of tsunami modellers descends on Canberra

Geoscience Australia has welcomed tsunami modelling experts from across Australia for a workshop to develop nationally-consistent guidelines for tsunami hazard modelling in Australia. The new guidelines, due for release in mid-2018, will encompass the diversity of tsunami modelling approaches within Australia, while ensuring that outputs are consistent and meet accepted scientific

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Australia’s new Mo-99 manufacturing facility reaches practical completion

The ANSTO Nuclear Medicine (ANM) project has achieved a new milestone, reaching practical completion for the Molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) production facility, with contractors handing over the facility to the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) to complete the final stages of commissioning.Once commissioning is complete, this new Mo-99 production facility will ensure that

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