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Opposition to marriage equality is the last stand against changes to the family

On Sunday night I interviewed Lyle Shelton, head of the Australian Christian Lobby, on Sky News about same-sex marriage.<p>Just two Christians – me and Lyle – having a chat about the role of religion in the public square, and about the nature of marriage, the teachings of Jesus and how we interpret …

LGBTQI

Malcolm Roberts leaves NASA 'flummoxed' with Q&A climate claims

Richard Muller, a former prominent sceptic US scientist, re-examined 14 million temperature observations from 44,455 sites across the world going …

Donald Trump's campaign goes off rails, triggering Republican defections

And a day earlier, Richard Hanna, a retiring congressman of New York, endorsed Clinton, declaring Trump "unfit to serve".<p>Absurdly, just hours before …

European wind energy is now cheaper than nuclear power

Wind energy has officially overtaken nuclear power as the most affordable energy option – at least in countries surrounding the North Sea. In nearby …

Fusion Reactor Spits Out First Hydrogen Plasma

Experimental nuclear device generates 30 cubic meters of plasma at 80 million degrees (!) Celsius. Continue reading →

Wind and solar power likely to match gas on cost by 2020, say UK climate advisers

Onshore wind and large solar farms are likely to be competitive on cost with gas-fired power generation by the end of this decade, according to the government’s climate change advisers, but only if gas pays its fair share through a carbon price.<p>In order to meet these expectations, investors must …

Fossil Fuels

This Massive Eco-Power Project Will Merge Jaw-Dropping Design With Abundant Ocean Energy 

Construction has yet to begin on the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon Project, but when ground is broken a few years from now, the whole of the United …

Australian PM Bans Solar And Wind Power Investment

The Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, seems to be hell-bent on a mission to undo the country's past carbon emission-reduction efforts. Last …

In Much Of The World, Solar Power Is Already As Cheap As Grid Electricity

The arguments against solar power are getting weaker by the day, though America is trying to make it as hard as possible to take advantage.<p>There was a time when renewable energy was expensive and its doubters were justified in saying, “Well, it may be cleaner, but how can people afford it?” These …

Don't axe the tax: emissions trading supporters make last-ditch plea

Supporters of emissions trading are making a last-ditch plea to the Senate not to repeal Australia’s laws – citing new analysis that shows “axing the tax” will cost the budget almost $20bn over the next four years and a letter from 59 leading economists insisting a carbon price is the best way to …

Carbon tax repealed: a short timeline of Australia’s long debate about emissions trading

<b>1999</b> The Australian Greenhouse office releases four discussion papers about a possible emissions trading scheme.<p><b>January 2003</b> New South Wales government begins the world’s first mandatory emissions reduction scheme – a baseline and credit scheme called GGAS.<p><b>July 2003</b> Howard cabinet considers an …

A behind-the-scenes look at the UN's landmark climate change report

The conclusions of the UN's most recent climate change report are frightening and definitive: it is "extremely likely," the 2,219 page report warns, that global warming is indeed manmade. But the process of arriving at those conclusions was far from clearcut. In fact, the high-pressure process …

Fracking linked to radioactive river water in Pennsylvania - Futurity

Tests show high levels of radioactivity in river water and sediments at a site where …

Fracked shale could trap lots of carbon dioxide - Futurity

Scientists estimate that about 10 to 18 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide could be stored in …

Anti-coal seam gas campaigners fear water safeguards will be dumped

New environmental safeguards aimed at protecting water resources could be ditched before they are applied to more than a handful of coal and gas projects, with a new analysis showing nearly 40 developments have yet to be assessed for their impact on water.<p>A study by the Lock the Gate alliance, a …

Coal seam gas: The explosive debate - Australian Mining

CSG producers have openly admitted to failing to accurately gauge the scale of the community uproar their activities would fuel and have seemingly …

Natural Gas