Go-ahead for Australia’s ‘largest’ solar projects

Australia’s “largest” solar energy projects have been given the green light after the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) reached a financial agreement with the developers. AGL Energy Limited (AGL) will build a 102MW solar plant at Nyngan and a 53MW plant (pictured) at Broken Hill, estimated to cost around $450 million (£266m) in total. ARENA […]

Drought-Suicide link found in new study

Australian scientists claim droughts could significantly increase the risk of suicide. The researchers at the Australian National University looked at the possibility for the state of New South Wales in Australia between 1970 and 2007 and found the longer the drought drags on, the higher the risk of suicide. They claim around 9% of rural […]