Issue date : Thu 6 May, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 59 Seconds
Number of items : 47
Successful Paris Agreement could halve ice loss by 2100
Cosmos
Thu 6 May, 2021
Limiting global warming to 1.5°C could halve the amount of Antarctic land ice lost by the end of the century, but maintaining current emissions – projected to raise global temperatures by 3°C by 2100 – will accelerate ice sheet loss and sea level rise past a point-of-no-return by 2060, according to two papers published today in Nature.
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LNP Minister Keith Pitt uses veto powers to deny Kaban Green Energy Hub’s funding bid
The Courier Mail
Thu 6 May, 2021
A $370 million green energy hub slated to create 250 jobs in regional Queensland has had its bid for funding denied by Northern Australian Minister Keith Pitt exercising rarely used veto powers, saying he was “unconvinced” it would lower energy prices.
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The Gold Coast Bulletin
The economic benefit of saving our environment
Independent Australia
Thu 6 May, 2021
Aside from the moral obligation to protect our endangered flora and fauna, the Government would do well to consider the economic value, writes Sue Arnold.
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The gas war is heating up and it’s only just getting started
Reneweconomy
Thu 6 May, 2021
As I wrote recently on the issue of agriculture and meat consumption, decarbonising sectors in which the problem is distributed across many individuals can be tricky. Many people own cars; many people eat meat and many people own homes. Adjusting all these things to climate friendly options takes a lot of time and effort.
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Hunter coal miners don’t have enough funds for land rehabilitation
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 6 May, 2021
Coal mining companies in the Hunter Valley have failed to set aside enough money to fill in their massive voids or maintain the vegetation required to restore the landscape once their mines come to the end of their lives.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Crucial for active managers to engage on ESG
Money Management
Thu 6 May, 2021
ClearBridge Investments has released its annual impact report, detailing how companies can improve and drive change in the environmental, social and governance practice of public companies.
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Kids’ asthma risk from cooking with gas ‘like living with a smoker’
The Age
Thu 6 May, 2021
The health risk for children from cooking with gas has been compared to that from living with a smoker.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
Most US coal generators can’t compete with wind and solar, US study finds
Reneweconomy
Thu 6 May, 2021
A new report from US think tank Energy Innovation shows that 72% of the country’s coal power fleet is now uneconomic compared to local wind and solar alternatives, or slated to retire within five years’ time. Of the 235 coal plants in the US, 182 are now generally uneconomic or have begun the process of retirement.
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Electric waste collection truck put through its paces
Inside Waste
Thu 6 May, 2021
A trial of an electric waste collection truck has begun as part of a joint-council waste contract between City of Adelaide, City of Port Adelaide Enfield, City of Charles Sturt and City of Marion and Cleanaway.
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Recycling driving force behind road investment
Inside Waste
Thu 6 May, 2021
The world’s first noise walls made from 75 per cent recycled plastic have been put into place along the new Mordialloc Freeway in Victoria.
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‘Betrayal’: First Nations warning to government over water fund pledge
The Age
Wed 5 May, 2021
Indigenous representatives are warning Water Minister Keith Pitt he will betray the good faith of First Nations groups if he goes ahead with a mooted plan to ditch funding for Indigenous water rights.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Victoria’s climate goals are ‘probably achievable’
Sky News Australia
Wed 5 May, 2021
Australian Industry Group CEO Innes Willox says Victoria’s emissions target is “probably achievable” given the Yallourn power station is set to close in 2028.
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Germany ramps up climate goals, with 65pc cut by 2030
The Australian
Wed 5 May, 2021
The German government will set more ambitious targets to reduce carbon emissions after the country’s top court declared a flagship climate protection law “insufficient”.
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The Daily Telegraph
'We must do more' on climate for future generations: Merkel
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
NT News
Biden’s shore thing: American wind farms finally take off
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 5 May, 2021
After languishing for decades, America’s offshore wind industry gets a jumpstart, boosted by Biden’s green ambitions. But locals have a different view.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Macron, Merkel under pressure to speed up emissions cuts
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 5 May, 2021
London | France’s parliament has passed a climate law that caps short-haul domestic flying, prevents landlords from renting uninsulated properties and bans patio heaters - yet still falls short of the EU’s new 2030 climate target.
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The household exodus from gas
The Australian
Wed 5 May, 2021
Conventional wisdom tells us that having access to mains gas equates to a more affordable energy supply, particularly in cool climates with higher space heating requirements. Many householders cook and heat their water and homes with gas, and historically have enjoyed lower energy cost than if they used electric appliances for the same purpose.
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Path to a lower emissions economy takes another twist
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 5 May, 2021
Australia’s energy market is defined by two steps forward one step back, but the direction is inevitable even if there’s no end to divisions over politics and policy.
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Climate fallout too risky for investors
The Australian
Wed 5 May, 2021
The Investor Group on Climate Change says trends across policy and financial markets driving the response to climate risk are ‘irreversible and intensifying’.
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Climate risk now manifesting as poor performance for investors
Investment Magazine
Wed 5 May, 2021
Veteran sustainable investor Andrew Parry feels “worryingly fashionable” for the first time in his life as the growing wave of climate change activism amplifies pressure on super funds to be greener.
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Santos targets cross-border CCS project in Timor Sea
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 5 May, 2021
Santos chief executive Kevin Gallagher has outlined a vision for a cross-border carbon capture and disposal (CCS) project at an ageing gas field in the Timor Sea that could include partners in Europe, Asia and Australia.
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Renewable revolution will drive demand for critical minerals
Reneweconomy
Wed 5 May, 2021
A major new study released by the International Energy Agency (IEA) has found that several key critical minerals will play a major role in the provision of a suite of new clean energy technologies required to replace the functionality of fossil fuels in meeting climate goals.
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'Wiped out': Tourist's horrifying find leads to curfew call
Yahoo News
Wed 5 May, 2021
WARNING – GRAPHIC IMAGES: A flattened Tasmanian devil found on an isolated road is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to wildlife deaths in Australia’s “roadkill state”.
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More than one-third of Australian backyard vegetable gardens could be toxic, according to new study
News.com.au
Wed 5 May, 2021
An expansive survey of Australian soil samples has found more than one-third of vegetable gardens across the nation could produce food containing dangerous levels of lead.
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The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Herald Sun
The Weekly Times
Your Favourite Jeans, But Make Them Miu Miu
ELLE Australia
Wed 5 May, 2021
Miu Miu has seen the spate of sustainability-focused fashion collaborations of late and they've decided to throw a bejewelled hat in the ring. Or should we say, bejeweled denim. The fashion house has collaborated with eminent denim brand Levi's on a collection of reworked and upcycled denim collection.
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