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Tongue-tied horses


THE WIDESPREAD USE of tongue-ties in horse racing in Australia has recently come under fire. Proponents of the tongue-tie – a strap that immobilises a horse’s tongue – argue that it prevents breathing issues during races, increasing performance and improves the rider’s control of the horse. Over 20% of Australian horses race

China’s fossil fuel transformation places axe over controversial Shenhua coal mine in New England

The politically toxic proposed coal mine at the centre of the election battle between Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and Tony Windsor appears doomed after its Chinese owner outlined an accelerated transformation plan away from mining into cleaner electricity generation. China Shenhua, which owns the contentious Shenhua-Watermark project on the NSW

Save the Planet – eat less beef and dairy?

Forget solar panels and wind farms for a minute, could a country meet its climate target by dramatically reducing beef and dairy consumption? They certainly seem to think so in Europe. Emissions from agricultural production currently account for about 25 percent of European greenhouse gas emissions. Researchers in Sweden suggest that agricultural

Investment in renewables is beginning to flow again

Infigen Energy CEO, Miles George, stated that investment in new renewable energy projects is beginning to ramp up. It appears that the energy market itself is largely responsible, and rising spot and forward prices for renewable energy are creating incentives for new builds. There has been a big change in attitude

US blocks India’s solar power plan

Sun-tracking discs at a vast solar thermal power plant in Rajasthan, India. Image: Brahma Kumaris via Flickr World trade regulations have been invoked by the US to challenge India’s ambitious programme to expand massively its renewable energy capacity and provide local jobs. LONDON, 27 February, 2016 – India has been told that