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Tips and rumours

Rinehart sweats on $500 million repayment … holidays now science-free … when is a cigar not a cigar?

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Hunt pins hopes on uncompetitive clean coal technology

Analysis of cost forecasts for clean coal technology suggests it is uncompetitive compared to renewables.

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For goodness snakes: how decades-old venom could save lives

The discovery of snake venom collected in the 1950s could lead to a new breakthrough. But science writer Stephen Luntz says researchers should start saving their own archives — the government might not.

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Tips and rumours

Scrooge hits CSIRO office party, while News Corp goes Mexican … empty chairs at the ATO … Tim Wilson in tea incident …

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The science of efficiency: CSIRO cuts are worse than you think

The CSIRO does important work, and the cost to Australia will be immeasurable if scientists lose their jobs. Science writer Stephen Luntz explains what it’s like to be a scientist in tough times.

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Tips and rumours

High schools stretched … stop the boat (propaganda) … workplace weirdness

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Tips and rumours

Germaine Greer axed? … Epstein writing a book on Prisoner X … who has banned lollies at work? …

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Cavalier approach to climate data is infuriating

Recent reports link current human and economic suffering to climate change occurring now and project much more if we fail efforts on mitigation and adaptation, writes by John Connor, CEO of the Climate Institute.

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The most alarming line in the State of the Climate report

The joint State of the Climate report should have us all alarmed.

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CSIRO says sea level claims from Oz expert are dead in the water

The CSIRO is crying foul over a front page article in The Australian last week which “misinterpreted” a report on rising sea levels and claimed the national research body’s model for global warming was “already dead in the water as having no sound basis in probability”.

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Greenpeace and the agri-politics of GM wheat

Greenpeace’s destruction of a GM wheat trial was less about denialism about GM as the disastrous economic potential of contamination.

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Crikey Blogs | ENVIRONMENT|

Respect the science (and the scientists)

A new website that updates the amount of greenhouse gases in Australia monthly was launched yesterday, as over in Canberra 200 scientists descended on parliament to call for the public to ‘respect the science’, reports Amber Jamieson.

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Lord Monckton participation ruffles feathers at mining gabfest

The CSIRO and Geoscience Australia have rejected conflict of interest concerns over their $6,000 sponsorship of a conference addressed by notorious climate change denier, the Third Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, Christopher Monckton.

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Rundle in a rapture

Crikey reads have their say.

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Crikey Blogs | FEDERAL|

CSIRO debunks media hysteria

The CSIRO has released a statistical analysis of the reality surrounding large parts of the Home Insulation Program, providing yet more proof that the media’s reaction was hysterically innacurate, writes Possum Comitatus.

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Senator McGuaran vs the Giant Space-Tarantulas from Pluto

Is Climate Change truly-ruly a thing? We may never know!

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McGauran: beware the teddy bears stalking the CSIRO

The more absurd elements of climate denialism normally hide out of public sight. But not Senator Julian McGauran.

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Larvartus Prodeo | ENVIRONMENT|

Australia’s getting hot and bothered

Feeling a little hot under the collar over climate change? The CSIRO and Bureau of Meterology have released their findings on the state of the Australian climate, and we’re getting hotter and drier. Check out the whole data here.

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ScienceBlogs | ENVIRONMENT|

Are CSIRO scientists being gagged?

Three years ago, the CSIRO found itself in hot water for gagging scientists from commenting on climate change. Today, it looks like the organisation may still be trying to censor scientists’ public comments.

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National Times | FEDERAL|

CSIRO serves up a muddled meal

After copping flak for its previous meat-heavy diets, the CSIRO is now trying to please greenies and vegos as well with a confused new set of dietary recommendations that will probably annoy everybody.

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Oz Post and Medibank the cream of the public sector earners

The high salary earners of the public sector are streets ahead of the best paid politicians, write Bernard Keane and Crikey intern Emily Finlay.

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Murray-Darling: same mess it always was

In the first of a two-part series, Bernard Keane looks at just how little has changed — and how much has been spent — in the fight to save the Murray-Darling Basin.

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Why are CSIRO scientists spruiking for the coal industry?

Just when did it become normal for publicly-employed scientists to spruik for the coal industry? asks Clive Hamilton.

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Deconstructing the mining industry’s ETS data

A panel of Crikey experts deconstruct the mining industry’s job data manipulation for Australia’s emissions trading scheme.

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The Age | ENVIRONMENT|

The coming global catastrophe: what will we tell the next generation?

A British Government advisor is predicting a global catastrophe by 2030 over diminishing food, water and energy supplies. What will you tell your children if he’s correct? asks Martin Flanagan.

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