Issue date : Fri 9 April, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 29 Seconds
Number of items : 41
‘Disincentive’: State sabotages koala protection with rates bill
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 9 April, 2021
The NSW government is undermining a key platform of its koala protection policy by removing financial incentives for conservation on private properties as part of a bill to help harmonise council rates.
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The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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If Biden doubles climate ambition, where will that leave Angus Taylor?
Reneweconomy
Fri 9 April, 2021
April 22 this year is ‘Earth day’, and it’s guaranteed to be a busy time. Every climate and energy organisation on the planet will likely time their new reports and releases for that week, and rumour has it that the president of the United States, Joe Biden, will be announcing an update to its 2030 Paris climate agreement targets, at the April 22-23 climate summit hosted by the White House. Australia has an invite, and is sure to attend.
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Grant King to overhaul the Climate Change Authority
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 9 April, 2021
Former Business Council of Australia president and energy executive Grant King, who championed the $80 billion LNG export industry in central Queensland, will overhaul the Climate Change Authority to drive Australia’s emissions reduction – only two years after the Morrison government almost scrapped the government body.
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The “solar tax”: Why should households be charged to generate power?
Reneweconomy
Fri 9 April, 2021
The Australian solar industry awoke with a surprise when AEMC announced a draft determination that on one hand seeks to ensure the right for solar system owners to export their energy into the grid, while at the same time, proposing charges for the right to do this.
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Gorilla chest beating sounds different based on size
Cosmos
Fri 9 April, 2021
The sight of a mountain gorilla rapidly beating its chest is a captivating feature of its communication repertoire, but its purpose hasn’t been entirely clear.
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Biodiversity 'hot spots' devastated in warming world
Yahoo News
Fri 9 April, 2021
Unless nations dramatically improve on carbon cutting pledges made under the 2015 Paris climate treaty, the planet's richest concentrations of animal and plant life will be irreversibly ravaged by global warming, scientists warned Friday.
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Shocking pictures show sheer scale of destruction after NSW floods
News.com.au
Fri 9 April, 2021
More than two weeks after the NSW flood disaster left a trail of destruction, new pictures reveal the true scale of devastation as the impact continues to be felt long after the water recedes.
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The Australian
The Herald Sun
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Year of the quiet ocean
Cosmos
Fri 9 April, 2021
Last year, as pandemic-related lockdowns enveloped the world, our oceans – just like our cities – fell more silent than they likely have been since the onset of globalisation. Now, scientists hope to study exactly how the resultant quiet has affected marine species usually besieged by the sound pollution from shipping, fishing and other anthropogenic ocean traffic.
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Vale Rosslyn Beeby, crusading journalist and force of nature
The Canberra Times
Fri 9 April, 2021
Rosslyn Beeby, a former environment reporter at The Canberra Times, has died, remembered by colleague and friend Gillian Lord as "a prickly, feisty person and a fine journalist who was never afraid to speak truth to power and call things as she saw them".
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Second protest at Bravus coal mine in Qld
The Newcastle Herald
Fri 9 April, 2021
Work is continuing at the Carmichael coal mine and rail project after police removed protesters trying to blockade the site in central Queensland.
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Japan eyes raising 2030 emissions target
7 News
Thu 8 April, 2021
Japan is looking to raise its 2030 greenhouse gas emissions-reduction target to at least a 40 per cent cut on fiscal 2013 levels from 26 per cent now, Kyodo news agency says, citing sources close to the matter.
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The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
Yahoo News
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Climate change worse than pandemic: UK regulator
Financial Standard
Thu 8 April, 2021
The chief executive of the UK's Pensions Regulator believes climate change will be more catastrophic to populations' way of life than the COVID-19 pandemic if no action is taken.
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ESG drives M&A, fundraising
The Australian
Thu 8 April, 2021
“ESG is becoming a core part of the strategic fit.” Companies that were seen as having good ESG ratings were now finding they could get a better deal on fundraising than those which did not
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New report maps out Australia’s impact startup ecosystem
ProBono Australia News
Thu 8 April, 2021
An analysis of more than 1,600 Australian startups that have publicly raised funds between 2015 and 2020 found about 20 per cent could be classified as impact startups, meaning revenue generated was inherently linked to creating measurable positive social or environmental impact.
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Outcry over Galilee gas pipeline proposal
7 News
Thu 8 April, 2021
Farmers are alarmed at the prospect of a new pipeline they say could lead to further development of gas fields across central Queensland's Galilee Basin.
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The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
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Not over the hump: Caution urged on ending endangered status for whales
The Age
Thu 8 April, 2021
Conservation groups have warned the removal of humpback whales from Australia’s national threatened species lists would be “rash”, despite them making a comeback from near extinction.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Endangered orange-bellied parrot numbers take flight
The Australian
Thu 8 April, 2021
The migration of three orange-bellied parrots across Bass Strait has excited scientists and wildlife enthusiasts who have watched the birds teeter on the edge of extinction.
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Reef on path to destruction and ‘clever science can’t fix it’
The Age
Thu 8 April, 2021
Australia’s foremost coral reef scientist Professor Terry Hughes says government plans to restore the Great Barrier Reef are doomed to failure because they’re too small and expensive, while the rate of catastrophic bleaching events are already recurring faster than corals can recover.
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Barwon River flood transforms tiny border town of Mungindi after drought, COVID and fire
ABC News
Thu 8 April, 2021
For the past 12 months, Mungindi residents have had little to smile about. The border town — split between Queensland and New South Wales — lost its only supermarket and butcher in a massive fire last September, compounding weeks of stress over COVID-19 border restrictions that cut the community off from key services.
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Chemical spill cause probed
The West Australian
Thu 8 April, 2021
A metal object may have pierced the side of a tank and caused the massive chemical spill at a South West refinery last month, a preliminary investigation has revealed.
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Map shows 'brutal' change in the 'blink of an eye'
Yahoo News
Thu 8 April, 2021
The northern hemisphere has seen a dramatic and damaging swing in temperatures with scientists warning of "horrific" consequences as a result of the wild weather rollercoaster.
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