Mark’s news digest Feb 26, 2021 

with today’s expanded green section by Mark O’Brien


Green issues, the environment and climate change

How Australia’s ‘white gold’ could power the global electric vehicle revolution

Australia risks being left behind in petrol-fuelled ‘parallel world’ as other countries embrace electric cars

‘New jobs, new industries, new wealth’: Kevin Rudd’s vision for a green recovery out of the pandemic

Soil carbon: what role can it play in reducing Australia’s emissions?

To stop climate disaster, make ecocide an international crime. It’s the only way

I have long thought that is possible gaol terms were on the table down the track, much like war crimes, crimes against humanity or sexual abuse, then ethics levels would jump, or at least very much reigned in.

Special Report: Millions of abandoned oil wells are leaking methane, a climate menace What happens when regulations are too easy to bypass.

Against the odds, South Australia is a renewable energy powerhouse. So how did they do it?

Australia’s emissions hit lowest level since 1995 despite spike from recovering economy



 Facebook thinks it won the battle of the media bargaining code — but so does the government


Australian politics

How Peter Dutton found out about Parliament rape case before Scott Morrison Glad that Dutton is getting caught up in this

Higgins rape claim raises the question: who actually cared?


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