Issue date : Fri 20 March, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 02 Min 33 Seconds
Number of items : 30
COVID-19: The learning playground for climate change
Independent Australia
Fri 20 March, 2020
It's possible to adapt the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic into other areas such as climate change, writes Claudia Perry-Beltrame.
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The Jacques solution
The Australian
Fri 20 March, 2020
Jean-Sebastien Jacques, the French-born chief executive of mining giant Rio Tinto, is recalling when he first started to think about the long-term impact of pollution and climate change.
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Sun shots
The Australian
Fri 20 March, 2020
Backing a renewable energy company was big news back in the 1990s, but these days IFM has a different view about how to invest in the future
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Why hydrogen could launch an economic boom for Australia
The Australian
Fri 20 March, 2020
Why hydrogen could launch an economic boom for Australia Australia as a world leader in heavy industry. The revival of aluminium manufacturing and the return of thousands of steelmaking jobs. The rejuvenation of regional towns and ports which have suffered through the transition to a services-based economy.
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Anything but coal
The Australian
Fri 20 March, 2020
Forget the cliches. In the UK, the millennials are not the only ones embracing a future built on nuclear. The enthusiasm cuts across the generations
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After another hot summer, here are 6 ways to cool our cities in future
The Conversation
Fri 20 March, 2020
Australia is a “land of climate extremes”. This is especially true for our cities, which have become hubs of extreme summer temperatures. This past summer was the second-hottest on record for Australia, following the 2018-19 record, with average maximum temperatures more than 2°C above the long-term average.
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Bloody great mates
Cosmos
Fri 20 March, 2020
Every human has a hatful of stories about the ways they formed friendships over the years – with university friends, house-share mates, lovers and co-workers.
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Handle with care: opening bottles, wrappers releases microplastics
Cosmos
Fri 20 March, 2020
As if we need another reason to eschew plastic products, which wreak environmental havoc from their inception to final resting place, researchers have shown that just opening a plastic bottle or wrapper releases microplastics.
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Coronavirus: Cafes no longer accepting reusable coffee cups
The Canberra Times
Fri 20 March, 2020
Single-use products have faced the ire of companies and individuals in recent times but in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak many have been forced to resort to old ways.
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Fancy some worms with your sushi?
Cosmos
Fri 20 March, 2020
The presence of parasitic worms in raw or undercooked seafood, popular in dishes such as sushi, sashimi, poke and carpaccio, has increased 283-fold since the 1970s, according to a study published in the journal Global Change Biology.
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Climate, energy, food, water, minerals - how to grow a sustainable future
The Canberra Times
Fri 20 March, 2020
First came the drought, then the bushfires, then the storms and floods. Now we have a new virus to test our resilience as individuals and as a community. It's enough to make you wonder what the future holds.
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The Newcastle Herald
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Fashion brands getting in the swim with sustainable fabric
The Australian
Fri 20 March, 2020
As fashion struggles with its environmental footprint, both in its supply chain and afterlife, swimwear is one area where innovation in fabric development is being embraced.
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Labour of coffee love: a vegan health bar on the side
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 20 March, 2020
Coffee Fruit Bar, where we take the natural, unused part of the coffee fruit and upcycle it into a raw, vegan energy bar.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Frank Green confirms redundancies as coronavirus hits reusable cups
The Age
Thu 19 March, 2020
Reusable cup company Frank Green laid off ten staff last week, saying it was because of the impact of the coronavirus, with many cafes no longer accepting reusable cups.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Renewable fuels could soon be cost competitive with petrol, gasoline
Reneweconomy
Thu 19 March, 2020
Liquid fuels produced with renewable energy could be cost competitive with petrol and gasoline within the next two years, according to a new commentary published on the prospects of ‘direct air capture’ techniques that convert carbon dioxide into net zero emission fuels.
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GBCA’s TRANSFORM goes virtual and offers a TFE member discount
The Fifth Estate
Thu 19 March, 2020
In what will be a huge test for online conferencing – in the built environment space at least – the Green Building Council of Australia is taking its signature event TRANSFORM online.
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Cromwell Property’s Amber Tattersall on the diversity of thinking that drives change in sustainable property
The Fifth Estate
Thu 19 March, 2020
An early mover to promote sustainability to the c-suite, Cromwell Property has a growing sustainability team with the likes of Amber Tattersall driving the agenda. The Fifth Estate spoke to the Brisbane-based real estate investor’s sustainability manager about her team’s priorities, and the advantages of a sustainability team made up of more than just building engineers.
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$50 billion project pipeline for Queensland over the next five years
Infrastructure Magazine
Thu 19 March, 2020
Lifting private sector investment in transport infrastructure and adopting resilience and adaptation strategies in the industry are the key learnings from the Queensland Major Projects Pipeline Report (QMPPR) 2020.
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Consumers turn to smart bathrooms for sustainability
The Fifth Estate
Thu 19 March, 2020
Now we’re not saying this has anything to do with the Covid19 inspired run on toilet paper; the trend to more sustainable toilets and bathrooms is already well developed.
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Venice canals run clear as coronavirus lockdown leaves city free of tourists
ABC News
Thu 19 March, 2020
Residents of Venice say the abrupt reduction in the number of tourists coming to the city because of the coronavirus lockdown is seeing a positive impact, with the famous canals cleaner than they have been for years.
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Criminal charges over incident leading to Campbellfield toxic waste fire
The Age
Thu 19 March, 2020
The Environment Protection Authority has laid criminal and civil charges over an incident that caused a massive industrial blaze last year at a Campbellfield chemical recycling facility.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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