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BREAKING (13 Nov): The COP26 is being held over until a final
statement can be issued. The hold-up now is the wording has been
watered down and appears too much. Some delegates have begged the
conference to "please prove me wrong" about failing to agree on a
significant plan going forward.
[Commynist Takeover Of Merica!]
Biden's infrastructure bill to become official on Mon. Here's what's in
it for you
CNET, 12 Nov 2021 20:13Z
The new Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 is designed to tackle big-ticket items such as expanding high-speed internet and building...
[FINALLY some money to start repairing an estimated 45,000 defective
bridges that have needed maintenance sometime shortly after they were
built back in the 1950s. Back in the 90s I remember there were an
estimated 5000 bridges in "critical need of repair" with a giant hole
in a bridge I used to cross at least weekly in Boston having been
there for years if not decades then. Some bridges back then were held
up only by rebar and steel casings].
New York To Reap Billions Of Dollars For Mass Transit In "Monumental"
Gothamist, 06 Nov 2021 19:20Z
[Conservation *and* Tourism!]
Build it and they will come: Plan to create new eco-tourism and adventure destination on western side of Blue Mountains
ABC News, 12 Nov 2021 21:09Z
More than 30,000 hectares of land, an area twice the size of the Royal
National Park, will be turned into a conservation area and tourist attraction.
Torrential downpours, raging rivers and blocked roads: Alice Springs'
wettest Nov on record
ABC Alice Springs, 13 Nov 2021 0:08Z
Torrential downpours, a dry river flooded, a dramatic rescue and city
traffic jams in the outback -- and it's only halfway through the month.
Netherlands enters three-week partial lockdown amid COVID surge
ABC News, 13 Nov 2021 01:21Z
The lockdown is the first to start in western Europe since a new wave of infections began surging across parts of the continent.
This country town is a secretive centre for big pharma drug production and
an alleged cartel
ABC, 12 Nov 2021 18:38Z
Alkaloids of Australia has been charged with criminal cartel offences. ...
in other plants abroad and has the nickname "devil's breath".
[The Qld duboisia plant was supposedly used in motion sickness pills
by allied forces on D Day after other sources of became inaccessible
during WWII. Now the secretive company that markets the active
ingredients has been accused of 33 cartel offences that artificially
boosted the price of the products over the past 10 y. The company CEO
has pleaded guilty to some charges and is awaiting sentencing. The
company is yet to plea. Companies are liable to a fine of $10 mn per
offence and individuals to 10y in jail].
World to see `longest partial lunar eclipse in 1,000 years' on Nov 18-19
Times of India, 13 Nov 2021 01:05Z
At least 15 MPs letting homes and renting another on expenses
BBC News, 12 Nov 2021 20:34Z
Entergy Mississippi readies push into renewable power with plans to add 1 GW Utility Dive, 12 Nov 2021
Victoria records 1,221 new local COVID-19 cases and 4 deaths
ABC News, 12 Nov 2021 22:35Z
There are now 16,671 active cases of the virus in Victoria, and 407 people
have died in the state during the current Delta outbreak.
Holiday home rental prices are skyrocketing. Would you pay $22,000 a week?
ABC Illawarra, 12 Nov 2021 23:34Z
The cost of accommodation along parts of the New South Wales South Coast
reach dizzying heights, with property owners taking advantage of Sydney's exodus after the lifting of COVID travel restrictions.
Grampians Peaks Trail opens as hikers question its steep price tag
ABC Wimmera, 12 Nov 2021 23:33Z
A new long-distance walk opens in Victoria's west, but is it worth the $33
mn it cost to build?
'Plant for pollinators': Gardeners urged to help battling native Australian bees
ABC Ballarat, 12 Nov 2021 23:32Z
Would you recognise a native Australian bee if you saw one? To date, 1,700 native Australian bee species have been identified and named. But despite
the high species count, bee experts say the bees are in decline. One way to help them is to plant more native-flowering plants in the garden.
For polio survivors like Gillian, the disease is still very real --
and others may have 'invisible' symptoms
ABC Illawarra, 12 Nov 2021 23:39Z
Australia is free of polio, but the disease lingers for survivors like
Gillian Thomas, and she fears others might be experiencing "invisible"
late effects without even knowing.
[We had a touch of polio as kids. My 30s-something GP was shocked to
discover Australia had polio in the 1950s. My sister had a bad relapse
in the 1970s and from memory had to be put in an iron lung for a while].