Issue date : Tue 17 March, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 02 Min 02 Seconds
Number of items : 24
How changes brought on by coronavirus could help tackle climate change
The Conversation
Tue 17 March, 2020
Stock markets around the world had some of their worst performance in decades this past week, well surpassing that of the global financial crisis in 2008. Restrictions in the free movement of people is disrupting economic activity across the world as measures to control the coronavirus roll out.
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Councils demand government pour more money into recycling
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 17 March, 2020
Councils are insisting the NSW government set aside extra funding in this year's state budget for recycling glass and other waste ahead of an export ban in July.
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Talking Point: Is Tassie clean energy push big enough to
The Mercury
Tue 17 March, 2020
AS a Tasmanian farmer who is seeing the impact of climate change on my own property near Campbell Town, I was pleased to see Premier Peter Gutwein setting Tasmania’s sights on a 200 per cent renewable energy target by 2040.
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Drop the old energy paradigm, says battery pioneer
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 17 March, 2020
Internationally recognised battery pioneer Christina Lampe-Önnerud has called for a complete rethink of the way traditional energy is priced to facilitate a more rapid pathway through the transition to clean energy.
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Vic sewer blockages with wrong toilet roll
The Herald Sun
Tue 17 March, 2020
The toilet paper drought is leading to costly drain blockages in Victorian sewers.
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The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
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The Newcastle Herald
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Morrison government faces legal challenge over Adani pipeline plan
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 16 March, 2020
The Morrison government's failure to activate the so-called "water trigger" when assessing the proposed Adani coal mine in Queensland will be challenged in the Federal Court.
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Stand still, get left behind
Financial Standard
Mon 16 March, 2020
The world of ESG integration into the investment process has moved ahead so rapidly that industry experts agree those who aren't yet on the bandwagon will likely be left behind.
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More clean energy and climate events hit by Coronavirus, COAG may choose video
Reneweconomy
Mon 16 March, 2020
More clean energy and climate change events have been cancelled or postponed following advice from health officials on the steps needed to to slow the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, and this Friday’s key meeting of COAG energy ministers may be switched to video link.
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Infigen says new big battery offsets huge losses from wind farm shut-down
Reneweconomy
Mon 16 March, 2020
Listed renewable energy developer Infigen Energy says its newly-commissioned big battery at Lake Bonney has offset the huge losses in output from its biggest wind farm that were caused by the recent failure of the transmission link from Victoria to South Australia.
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Land use census platform improves council planning
Government News
Mon 16 March, 2020
A cloud-based technology that helps local governments understand their municipalities and improve urban planning is now available to councils across Australia after being redeveloped by Melbourne City Council.
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Cotton's poor public image troubles industry as concerns over water grow
ABC Rural
Mon 16 March, 2020
The cotton industry is having a long, hard look at itself. Growers have copped a hammering on social media in recent times over how much water they take in the northern Murray-Darling Basin, and what part the industry may have played in the Darling River fish kills.
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Turn down tap on environmental water to save agriculture, say experts
The Australian
Mon 16 March, 2020
Governments should slow down recovering environmental water from the Murray-Darling Basin to save taxpayers $4bn and avoid further disrupting local communities, the head of a government-appointed panel says.
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Call to phase out chemicals in food packaging
Food Processing
Mon 16 March, 2020
Approximately 200 environmental and public health organisations, led by the Unwrapped Project, have released a Call to Action in response to a Consensus Statement signed by 33 scientists. The Call to Action states that the chemicals used in single-use plastic and food packaging present a significant risk to human health — particularly the health of children. The Statement reveals that approximately 12,000 chemicals are intentionally used in packaging and other forms of food contact materials, with studies revealing that these chemicals migrate from packaging into food and beverages. Most of the chemicals in single-use plastic and food packaging are also undisclosed.
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Where do Bec + Bridge fabric cut offs go?
Ragtrader
Mon 16 March, 2020
Australian designer brand Bec + Bridge is phasing out non-recyclables from online packaging, based on a broader sustainability push.
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Climate activism in the time of COVID-19
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 16 March, 2020
Tokyo/Seoul | Young climate activists in Asia are changing tactics, filing lawsuits and developing coordinated online protests, a shift that is accelerating as leaders urge people to avoid public gatherings because of the spread of the coronavirus.
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'Stream showers' for Sydney as Cyclone Gretel stirs a beach battering
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 16 March, 2020
Sydneysiders can expect several more gloomy days before sunshine returns, although big swells generated by Tropical Cyclone Gretel may pose dangers for beachgoers hoping to bask in summer-like warmth.
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