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Back to the Future

By Ian Lowe

Light rail systems are finding favour more than half a century since Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide scrapped their tram networks.

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Australia Remains Two-Faced in Climate Negotiations

By Ian Lowe

Australia is adopting double-speak as UN climate negotiations become more urgent.

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Renewables Targeted

By Ian Lowe

A review of Australia’s renewable energy target appears to have been established with a particular outcome in mind.

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Tasmania Bans GM Indefinitely

By Ian Lowe

The Tasmanian government has turned its moratorium on genetically modified crops into an indefinite and complete ban.

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PM Freezes Out Science

By Ian Lowe

Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s road map for Australia is not being guided by science.

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CSG Regulation Is “Frackmented”

By Ian Lowe

The coal seam gas industry in NSW is arguing against the need for buffer zones, while it’s “open slather” in Queensland.

The coal seam gas industry in NSW is arguing against the need for buffer zones, while it’s “open slather” in Queensland.

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Canberra Lowers the Flag on Science

By Ian Lowe

Science has already disappeared from sight in the new Abbott government.

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Common Concerns in Mother England

By Ina Lowe

Population, nuclear energy and marine conservation are issues in common for Australia and the UK.

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Science Literacy Falling

By Ian Lowe

It’s little wonder that climate change science is misunderstood when nearly one-third of Australians believe that the Earth takes only a day to orbit the Sun.

Ian Lowe is Emeritus Professor of science, technology and society at Griffith University.

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The Numbers Don’t Add Up

By Ian Lowe

Researchers spent a combined 550 years writing grant applications last year, yet 80% missed out.

Ian Lowe is Emeritus Professor of science, technology and society at Griffith University.

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