New protection for high-quality nature reserves

The NSW government today announced the opening of nominations to identify and protect Areas of Outstanding Biodiversity Value (AOBVs) on private and public land across New South Wales. Environment Secretary Matt Kean said these new legal instruments will fill a conservation gap in New South Wales by preserving key landscapes …

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Student Loan Removal Services? Here’s how to prepare

When borrowers take out federal student loans, they don’t have the option to select their loan manager, or even move loan managers if they are not satisfied. However, recent upheavals in the student loan industry have created a situation where many federal borrowers will soon have a new service agent, …

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AECOM develops hydrogen-powered railways in central Italy to promote economic growth

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE) – AECOM (NYSE: ACM), the globally trusted infrastructure consultancy, announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Spanish renewable energy company Iberdrola and Italian partners Cinque International and Ancitel Energy and Environment to Italy’s historic Apennine diesel railroad with hydrogen trains. This project …

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Economic growth prospects continue to slow | Mandurah Mail

An indication of the future performance of the Australian economy suggests that despite an expected surge in activity from lockdowns in the two largest states, annual growth will remain just above the long-term average. The Westpac-Melbourne Institute benchmark index, which predicts the pace of economic activity in three to nine …

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River research reveals levels of macroplastic pollution

Plastic pollution has been clogging river systems for significantly longer than previously thought, new research from the University of Leicester shows. Macroplastics – or plastic litter larger than 5 mm – move through river systems much more slowly than previously thought, at an average speed of less than 0.01 km …

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