Issue date : Thu 4 July, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 13 Seconds
Number of items : 38
Responsible investing flies into the mainstream market
ProBono Australia News
Thu 4 July, 2019
Nearly half of all professionally managed investments made in Australia are now classed as responsible, and they are outperforming mainstream investment funds, a benchmark report has revealed.
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No-take marine areas help fishers (and fish) far more than we thought
The Conversation
Thu 4 July, 2019
One hectare of ocean in which fishing is not allowed (a marine protected area) produces at least five times the amount of fish as an equivalent unprotected hectare, according to new research published today.
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The wiring of worms revealed
Cosmos
Thu 4 July, 2019
Scientists present the first diagram of an animal’s nervous system. Paul Biegler reports.
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These scientists don’t think plants think
Cosmos
Thu 4 July, 2019
A surprisingly old idea, the notion that plants have consciousness, is facing renewed scepticism and scrutiny.
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Visy Recycling behind 'toxic' plastic waste container in Indonesia
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 3 July, 2019
Jakarta: Australian company Visy Recycling was behind the export of a container of plastic waste that is regarded as toxic in Indonesia, according to documents seen by The Age and Sydney Morning Herald.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Indonesia sends trash to developed nations
The Mercury
Wed 3 July, 2019
Indonesia will send back 49 containers of plastic garbage to countries such as Australia, the US and Germany, an official says, amid a regional pushback on illegal trash imports.
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It’s time to lasso some cowboys, for solar’s sake
Ecogeneration
Wed 3 July, 2019
For owners of solar PV systems the investment has worked out well. But for Australia to keep leading the world in adoption of this clean energy solution the industry needs to focus on stringent quality control, writes Patrick Matweew of Redback Technologies, and that means lassoing a few cowboys.
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Modern slavery a top priority for super funds
Investment Magazine
Wed 3 July, 2019
A surge of interest in responsible investing from the nation’s asset owners has led to vigorous demands for better environmental, social and governance practices from companies.
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The real price of energy and its cost to us
The Fifth Estate
Wed 3 July, 2019
Are we really paying the highest energy prices in the world, or are we just using more than everyone else?
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Coal and gas on notice, as US big solar and battery deal stuns market
Reneweconomy
Wed 3 July, 2019
A Californian solar and battery storage power purchase agreement is plumbing new lows for the cost of electricity from solar – a US-dollar price of 1.99c/kWh for 400MW of PV and 1.3c/kWh for stored solar power from a co-located 400MW/800MWh battery storage system.
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More power from renewables than brown coal for the first time ever
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 3 July, 2019
Renewable energy supplied more power to the market than brown coal this financial year just ended for the first time ever, however price relief for consumers is still to come as wholesale prices rose since last year.
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Electric vehicle charging networks compete to be Australia’s number one charger
Energy Matters
Wed 3 July, 2019
The competition to be Australia’s number one electric vehicle charging network is heating up. As EVs grow in popularity, the demand for EV charging stations is also growing. Availability of such stations is a great relief for drivers who suffer from range anxiety. That is when there is fear of running out of power far away from chargers.
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Thailand's orphaned baby dugong becomes conservation star
Yahoo News
Wed 3 July, 2019
Cuddles at feeding time are one of many techniques vets in Thailand are using to raise an orphaned baby dugong named Mariam, and which have helped spread interest in ocean conservation in the process.
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Mimicking nature’s own plastic
Pursuit
Wed 3 July, 2019
Amino acid is the building block of life and researchers are aiming to use them as the basis to chemically produce compostable plastics to help address our worsening plastic waste problem
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