Thursday, August 03, 2017

Utilities Knew About Climate Change

CHARLIE MARTIN ON STEPHEN HAWKING AND THE LATITUDE TEMPLE OF DOOMS: “That, I think, is the biggest problem with this, and most other science reporting. Follow science reporting in the legacy media, and you’re continuously seeing stories about a famous scientist predicting impending doom, or a study that shows something we’re eating or drinking will kill us all. They know that impending doom will sell papers, so impending doom is what we get.”

Making graphene out of wood for degradable electronics

Heavier Rainfall Will Increase Water Pollution in the Future National Geographic

This infographic reveals the 20 most congested cities in the world, measured by the increase in travel times compared to the free flow of traffic. View now

Former Sydney council CFO corrupt: ICAC

More on the China-India conflict

ICAC & Australian Water Holdings: how Kerry Schott kept her cool. When the then-CEO of Sydney Water found herself up against well-connected private lobbying, it was the public interest that prevailed. Here she tells her story.
Criminal charges should be pursued against former New South Wales Labor ministers Eddie Obeid Sr, Joe Tripodi and Tony Kelly over their “serious corrupt conduct” in trying to unlawfully win a water contract for personal enrichment, the state’s Independent Commission Against Corruption has found.

Operation Credo found that in 2010 Kelly, then a cabinet minister, his chief of staff Laurie Brown, and Tripodi doctored a cabinet submission in favour of Australian Water Holdings and to the benefit of Obeid and his family.

 Just in case you have not received this from other sources Thousands sign up to clean sewage because they didn't read the small print
The Guardian, Illustrates what can happen when you don’t read terms and conditions

Scientists Build DNA From Scratch, Create New Bacteria Inquisitir 
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You can virtually smell the old books in these photos of Europe's most architecturally significant libraries. They were snapped by Thibaud Poirier, who gained access to the continent's best book rooms while they were closed to the public. A bibliophile's dream.


Michael Flynn Decides That A Famously Toxic Reputation Is Not A Barrier To Entry For Private Equity Consulting DealBreaker