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Tassie Logging Agreement Toppled?

By Ian Lowe

Logging is continuing in Tasmanian forests of high conservation value months after an agreed deadline to cease logging has passed.

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Scientific Evidence Faces Mediation

By Ian Lowe

Uncertainty in science enables misconceptions to perpetuate in courts and the media, but there is now a process for dealing with conflicting advice from scientific experts.

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It’s Time to Gazump Fuel Guzzlers

By Ian Lowe

Australia is lagging behind the rest of the world in setting fuel efficiency targets for new cars.

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Amber Light Given for Food Labels

By Ian Lowe

A review of food labelling is introducing a traffic-light warning system but left it voluntary for purveyors of junk food.

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Climate Action Cools

By Ian Lowe

United Nations talks in Mexico lacked the “hot air” required for meaningful government action on climate change.

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Barley Breed Brings Better Bowels

By Ian Lowe

A high-fibre barley variety developed by CSIRO is proving a winner with consumers of breakfast cereals.

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An Irrigation Channel Too Far

The confluence of the Murray and Darling rivers at Wentworth, NSW.

The confluence of the Murray and Darling rivers at Wentworth, NSW.

By Ian Lowe

How much will reduced water allocations in the Murray–Darling Basin really hurt regional communities?

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A Win for Science?

By Ian Lowe

The minority government may do more for science than either of the major parties would have done with a secure majority.

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Renewable Economics

Green energy

It could be possible to shift the entire electricity system to a mix of renewables by 2020.

By Ian Lowe

Growth in GDP could pay for the entire electricity system to be converted to a mix of renewables by 2020.

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

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A Better Deal for Meds

Image of pills

Australians are paying much more for medicines than they should.

By Ian Lowe

If you want cheaper medicines, get a prescription in New Zealand.

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