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THE NASTY COVID DELTA ISSUE WE’RE SIMPLY NOT ADDRESSING – BUILDING VENTILATION
Not only is the Delta strain of COVID more than 90% more infectious than the original threat, but tests have shown that the virus itself can linger in the air for up to 16 hours. Leading experts say we’re failing to address a key issue in the spread of the virus, from hotel quarantine through to office worksites. In short, the ventilation in our buildings is simply not up to the challenge, and there are calls for new standards to be rushed into place.
THE NEXT BIG THING - PUTTING MORE FISH INTO THE SEA
Our oceans have long been exploited, over fished, and used as a dumping ground. But now the planet needs them desperately, if only to feed itself. A new push is underway to actually return more fish into the sea, with a number of countries developing massive fishery programs. A marine biologist explains why offshore aquaculture could help address many of our sins from the past.
CARBON TRADE WARS LOOMING – MAY FORCE CANBERRA INTO ACTION
While many of our trading partners set hard new rules, Australia has been fudging on its carbon emissions targets for some time. To the point where it may soon find itself caught-out in a carbon tariff trade war. The European Union has just detailed new taxes on products that come from a polluting source or process. It is a template that will have massive ramifications if also adopted by the likes of the US, China and Japan. Most likely, it would force the federal government into action.