Issue date : Tue 10 March, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 46 Seconds
Number of items : 68
Business and bushfires – a change for good?
ProBono Australia News
Tue 10 March, 2020
Could the way businesses have stepped up in the wake of this summer’s bushfire crisis point to a “new normal” for business, asks David Pearson.
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Supporters of nuclear need a reality check: it's staggeringly expensive
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 10 March, 2020
The NSW Parliament's State Development Committee released its report into nuclear power last week. Conservative committee members recommended repeal of state laws banning uranium mining and nuclear power, while Labor members want to retain the legal bans.
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The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Australian businesses can – and must – act on climate, says Cannon-Brookes
Reneweconomy
Tue 10 March, 2020
Nearly three-quarters of Australian workers believe the businesses that employ them have the power – and the responsibility – to significantly improve the impacts of climate change, new research has found.
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Why turtles have a fatal attraction to plastic
Cosmos
Tue 10 March, 2020
Researchers have shown that turtles mistake smelly plastic debris for food, shedding new light on their fatal attraction that results in frequent ingestion and entanglement.
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A new way to spy on wildlife
Cosmos
Tue 10 March, 2020
This image of a mountain monkey was captured by a combination of standard camera trapping and new “arboreal camera traps” in Rwanda’s Nyungwe National Park.
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Animals can alter fires in unexpected ways
Cosmos
Tue 10 March, 2020
Animals eating plants might appear to be an obvious way to suppress fires, with the likes of goats, deer and cows already used to reduce wildfire fuel.
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Indian Ocean reveals future climate risks
7 News
Tue 10 March, 2020
Centuries-old ocean temperature footprints stored in coral skeletons are helping researchers better understand the future risks of climate change.
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The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
Yahoo News
Australia 'cheating' on Paris, says former UN climate chief
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 9 March, 2020
The Morrison government will be breaking international law and acting immorally if it uses Kyoto carryover credits to help it meet its 2030 emissions targets, says the chief architect of the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement.
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'Higher priority than lives': Triple fatal fuels anger over tree policy
The Age
Mon 9 March, 2020
In the wake of a tragic crash on the weekend a Melbourne council has been accused of putting trees before people after refusing to remove street-side eucalypts residents fear are dangerous.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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The biggest climate change myths debunked
News.com.au
Mon 9 March, 2020
It is one of the most divisive topics in the world. But one where it can be hard to know what is true or not. Here are the biggest myths busted.
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Be honest Australia, you're not 'meeting and beating' your emissions targets
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 9 March, 2020
Optimistic. Prosperous. A country of rare beauty, blessed with abundant natural resources. Australia has all the “golden eggs” needed to position itself as a global leader, to help its Asia-Pacific region leapfrog to a new energy future, and to guarantee Australian prosperity in the process.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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NSW shows promise on tackling one of world's most complex environmental crises
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 9 March, 2020
As the NSW government comes shuffling – alone and in last place – towards a ban on single-use plastic bags, it’s tempting to simply ignore their belated push for the finishing line. That a state ban may be yet another year off does, certainly, seem disappointing, especially as NSW is more than a decade behind South Australia, and years behind the other states and many governments, worldwide.
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Cut green lawfare to lift growth, jobs, investment
The Australian
Mon 9 March, 2020
The news that a small coterie of green activists has used environmental laws to delay 28 projects worth $65bn ­ demands effective action by the Morrison government. The investments include mines, dams, roads, a tourist development, a natural gas project, a salmon farm and landclearing.
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Woodside's ‘clean gas’ story attacked as feds investigate mega-project
WAToday
Mon 9 March, 2020
Woodside is unable to back up its rhetoric that West Australian gas exports will lower Asian carbon emissions, the state’s peak conservation body says, as a protest planned at Parliament on Tuesday promises to add to the pressure on the oil and gas giant.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Cattle king takes aim at poor climate and tech policies
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 9 March, 2020
The boss of Australia's biggest listed cattle company has warned politicians that they are hurting the industry with their toxic debate on climate change.
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Enough is enough: Suncorp steams in on mitigation
Insurance News
Mon 9 March, 2020
The insurance industry has been pushing governments to invest more in disaster mitigation for more than a decade – but this summer’s bushfire catastrophe appears to have brought the debate to boiling point.
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How do birds dazzle with colour and stay camouflaged?
Cosmos
Mon 9 March, 2020
The dazzling array of colours that birds display – some that humans can’t even see – are more than awe-inspiring eye candy; their evolution over time is a burgeoning topic in avian biology.
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Dogs sniff out cane toads moving into burnt-out bushland in NSW
ABC News
Mon 9 March, 2020
Cane toads have been a big problem in far-north New South Wales for decades, but the recent bushfires are making matters worse as cleared, charred land makes it easier for the pests to move into new territory.
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Climate change 'worsens bushfire risk by 30%'
Insurance News
Mon 9 March, 2020
Bushfire risk in Australia has increased by at least 30% because of climate change, a group of scientists has concluded in a new study after analysing this season’s fire catastrophe.
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A city-by-city guide to how water supplies fared in Australia’s summer of extremes
The Conversation
Mon 9 March, 2020
Australia has just experienced a summer of environmental extremes. Water has played a key role. This includes prolonged drought, dry soil and bushland contributing to bushfires, and widespread shortages of water for agriculture and drinking supplies. Thankfully, rain extinguished many bushfires that had burned for weeks and months.
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NSW to join all other states in banning single-use plastic bags
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 8 March, 2020
NSW will become the last state to ban single-use plastic bags, although the new policy could be up to a year away with the Berejiklian government to first seek feedback on the plan.
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Analysts signal a watershed year for ESG
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 8 March, 2020
Environmental, Social and Governance issues are rocketing up corporate agenda globally.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Former rugby great gets a buzz out of bees
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 8 March, 2020
Andrew Leeds is unrecognisable. He's climbed into his beekeeping overalls, pulling his wide brimmed hat onto his head – the veil resting over his collar. He slips his yellow leather gloves on.
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The Age
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After fires, loggers move into Toolangi forest
The Saturday Paper
Sat 7 March, 2020
Locked into supply contracts with the producer of Reflex paper, the Andrews government continues to prop up the logging industry in the state’s last remaining forests. By Katherine Wilson.
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'Energy superpower' hub hopes dim as Germany, Australia stop funding
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 7 March, 2020
The future work of dozens of researchers seeking to develop a low-carbon "energy superpower" vision hangs in the balance after support from both the German and Australian governments was halted.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Why on earth is saving and caring for our environment seen as 'girly'?
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 7 March, 2020
According to a recent study from Penn State University in the US, being proactive about things like recycling, shopping with re-usable bags and switching off the airconditioner (their examples), are regarded as “feminine”. Billy Porter notwithstanding, there remains a stigma attached to men seen as feminine in any way, hence our discomfort at little boys wearing pink or dressing up as Elsa in Frozen.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Architects, with developer support, can create sustainable buildings
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 7 March, 2020
Last year, the practice where I work – Architectus – was among 700 practices that signed the Australian Architects Declare Climate & Biodiversity Emergency petition, a statement outlining the urgent need for change in our approach to designing and constructing buildings.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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How the global fossil fuel divestment push is testing Australia's resolve
The Age
Sat 7 March, 2020
You've probably never heard of Rupert Read, the philosophy academic with a collection of colourful waistcoats working in the small British city of Norwich. He's the environmentalist who last month leaked an explosive report by JP Morgan that warned "life as we know it is threatened".
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Extra emissions are the dirty little secret of electric cars
The Australian
Sat 7 March, 2020
If you listen to the media, a green automotive future has arrived and a tsunami of electric cars is out­selling petrol and diesel around the world, transforming the planet and solving climate change.
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Great Barrier Reef enters crucial period in coral bleaching
9 News
Sat 7 March, 2020
The Great Barrier Reef is facing a critical period of heat stress over the coming weeks following the most widespread coral bleaching the natural wonder has ever endured, scientists have warned.
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More intense cyclones are spreading further south, IAG warns
Insurance Business
Sat 7 March, 2020
Australia’s largest general insurer has warned about the heightened risk of a devastating category-four cyclone hitting Brisbane, the Gold Coast, and northern NSW, causing a higher-than-ever damage bill of tens of billions of dollars.
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Harvesting water: the most lucrative crop of all
The Australian
Sat 7 March, 2020
Paula Rutter has lived in Denil­iquin for a quarter of a century, and she’s watched the agricultural town wither as water trickled away from farmers wanting to grow things.
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Motherhood in a Climate Crisis
Pursuit
Tue 10 March, 2020
Historically there’s been a strong link between mothers and environmental advocacy, but as our planet and society changes, women are on the frontline of the ecological battle
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Thousands of hectares added to Queensland national park
The Brisbane Times
Fri 6 March, 2020
More than 3300 hectares of bushland including potential koala habitat will be added to Mount Walsh National Park outside Maryborough, Environment Minister Leeanne Enoch said on Friday.
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Rainforests Can’t Capture Carbon Like They Used To
GQ Australia
Fri 6 March, 2020
In yet another blow to our ever-worsening climate catastrophe, scientists have now discovered that tropical forests are reaching their carbon dioxide limit.
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Renewables are a no brainer for the Australian mining sector
Australian Mining
Fri 6 March, 2020
When experience in the renewables energy sector collides with extensive knowledge of the mining industry, considerable benefits await those that can exploit the advantage. Total Eren explains how.
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Rain brings hope for lakes across basin
Yahoo News
Fri 6 March, 2020
Rain has started to bring wetlands and lakes across the Murray-Darling Basin back to life but the drought is not over.
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Desperately dry Lower Darling River gets a decent drink
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 6 March, 2020
Life-giving water is surging through rivers in far western NSW on its way to the Lower Darling River, which has been dry for more than a year, where a million fish died in stagnant pools between December 2018 and November 2019.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Why we cling to plastic
The Australian
Fri 6 March, 2020
Cutting back on plastics to help save the planet isn’t simple and the alternatives are often worse. So is plastic really that evil after all?
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