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Premiere of Kim Cunio’s climate change music is a revelation

The premiere performance of Kim Cunio's CO2 and the Ice Core was the centrepiece of a Canberra Symphony Orchestra concert last week.

To the editor: ‘Climate alarmist’ predictions ‘simply not true’

Columnist Gary Humphries (CW, Thursday 3 June 2021) thinks that it is okay to chant the "F..." word at the Prime Minister of Australia. Quite sad really when he also states that global warming is the greatest threat to humanity that requires urgent action.

Climate debate fuels youth hopelessness

Observers of the march through Civic on 21 May – protesting government inaction on climate change – probably fell into two camps.

ACT Government calls for fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty

The ACT Government has endorsed a treaty calling on Australia to leave fossil fuel in the ground and to stop subsidising the industry.

Canberra students Strike 4 Climate action

Thousands of Canberra school students gathered around Glebe Park from 12pm – 2pm to join in the nationwide mass school strike for climate action.

ANU commits to negative carbon emissions by 2030

In an Australian first, the Australian National University has committed to achieving ‘below zero’ carbon emissions by the year 2030.

Tesla’s Bitcoin about-face is a warning for cryptocurrencies that ignore climate change

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk recently suggested his company could sell off its Bitcoin holdings, sending the cryptocurrency plummeting.

New seed bank to quadruple storage capacity

Designs for a $7.2 million state-of-the-art National Seed Bank at the Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra were unveiled this morning, that will almost quadruple the existing bank’s capacity to store the seeds of rare and threatened species.

$100 million government funding to improve health of Australian oceans

The Federal Government has announced funding of $100 million to improve the health and protection of Australian oceans.

Scientists look to climate change ‘hot spot’ for longest weather record

Scientists from ANU are looking for volunteers to help create Australia’s longest daily weather record from a climate change “hot spot”.

Bungendore charity wins national climate change award

A Bungendore environmental charity, The Mulloon Institute, has won the Response to Climate Change award at the 2020 Australian Sustainable Communities Awards.

ACT a ‘nation-leader’ in renewable energy

The ACT has achieved 100% renewable energy and exceeded its greenhouse gas emissions reduction target for the year, the government announced.
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