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Spent coffee grounds as an alternative to Fossil Fuels

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by Leo Maletzke   Coffee is grown in 80 countries, is one of the world’s most popular drinks, and is the second most traded commodity after petroleum. A typical lifecycle of coffee has numerous stages and may involve the economies and geographies of multiple countries. First, the coffee tree grows from a planted seed in the ground. The tree grows over three years, growing fruit known as cherries. After another three years, these cherries can be harvested. The beans inside the cherries must then be picked. The bean is taste tested for quality, processed, by being dried out, and filtered.
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The Last Time We Fought Catastrophe: Australia’s Anti-Uranium Movement

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The fight against climate change is ramping up. As mines like Adani pose an ever-greater threat to our future, we should look back at another campaign which fought against the corporate destruction of our environment. In the 1970s and 80s, the Australian nuclear industry was challenged by a movement that drew hundreds of thousands into the streets and saw organised workers across the country directly threaten the business of uranium corporations. The industry was held back from the worst possible extremes by the strength of ordinary people, though it ultimately managed to survive. We need to learn the lessons of
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Jobs versus the Environment

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If it’s true that you should judge a day, not by the harvest you reap but the seeds you plant; the Australian Labor Party have had some very bad days since their federal election loss. They’ve continued to foster a right-wing thicket that increasingly encroaches on their ability to move to the left, when it occasionally suits them of course. In the wake of their election loss, Labor has decided not to split with their habit of tailing the Liberals, instead moving further to the right. They blamed their loss on those to the left of them, namely Bob Brown’s
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