Issue date : Tue 24 March, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 02 Min 33 Seconds
Number of items : 30
Snowy 2.0 is a wolf in sheep’s clothing – it will push carbon emissions up, not down
The Conversation
Tue 24 March, 2020
The massive Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro project is soon expected to be granted environmental approval. I and others have criticised the project on several grounds, including its questionable financial viability and overstated benefits to the electricity system. But Snowy 2.0’s greenhouse gas emissions have barely been discussed.
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Experts call for new plan to help conserve Koala population
The Geelong Advertiser
Tue 24 March, 2020
Growing threats to native wildlife have experts calling for a new koala management plan to help the marsupial survive and thrive.
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The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
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Bushfires' fatal legacy: Deadly toll of toxic air
The Daily Telegraph
Tue 24 March, 2020
Toxic bushfire smoke that blanketed Sydney and much of eastern Australia last summer led to more than 400 excess deaths, according to startling new research.
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The Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
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Opinion: Youth demand action on climate but ignore coronavirus
The Courier Mail
Mon 23 March, 2020
The inconvenient truth is there for all to see: Many of our younger generation are happy to berate on climate change but ignore the crisis unfolding now, writes Renee Viellaris.
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Gas backflip puts national food bowl at risk
The Canberra Times
Mon 23 March, 2020
The Victorian State Government has announced that it will lift its ban on conventional onshore gas exploration and drilling - and for farmers like me, that's bad news.
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Investing in a more sustainable energy future
Independent Australia
Mon 23 March, 2020
With the economy coming to a stall, the Federal Government should remap Australia’s energy landscape, writes Tim Buckley.
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Tomorrow’s brewers to tap the hydrogen they pour down the drain today
Ecogeneration
Mon 23 March, 2020
Slowly the world is waking up to the idea that waste is something you don’t always have to immediately throw away. With a little ingenuity it’s sometimes possible to create a valuable commodity out of what was once cast onto the scrap heap or poured down the drain. When it’s raw energy in any form that is extracted as a result, businesses can cut costs and – all together now – sectors of industry can do their bit to push down carbon emissions.
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Control versus inertia: Lessons from South Australia’s latest separation
Reneweconomy
Mon 23 March, 2020
At 18:06:47 on 16 November 2019 a power system experiment took place which demonstrated the frequency control response differences between traditional synchronous generation and inverter connected plant such as batteries, wind farms and solar farms.
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Paving the path for regional Victoria’s grid-scale power plant
Energy Matters
Mon 23 March, 2020
There hasn’t been a whole lot of good news lately, as COVID-19 continues to place its grip on the world and shutdown sector after sector. Renewable energy has even taken a hit, but there’s some positive headlines still coming out of our growing field.
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The jellybean caterpillar brings the whimsy we all need right now
Australian Geographic
Mon 23 March, 2020
IT LOOKS LIKE a Pokemon whose final form is one of those giant jelly baby sculptures that will pick you up and smush you into their giant jelly tummy and suffocate you in a transparent, gelatinous tomb.
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This rare kingfisher will bring some colour to your life
Australian Geographic
Mon 23 March, 2020
The Philippines, one of Australia’s closest neighbours, is home to an incredibly colourful group of kingfishers that may even rival that of Australia.
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Defence was preparing for natural disaster reserve callout last year
The Age
Mon 23 March, 2020
Chief of the Defence Force Angus Campbell was requesting an annual callout of reservists last October to test whether the military could rapidly respond to bushfires and other natural disasters, ADF briefing notes reveal.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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African cyclones 'highlight need for better preparation'
Insurance News
Mon 23 March, 2020
Southern Africa has made progress in resilience-building in recent years, and global insurer Zurich says more attention needs to be paid to pre-event planning to further strengthen the region against natural hazard events.
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Reduce, reuse and recycle for a circular economy
Pursuit
Mon 23 March, 2020
Using a university campus as a ‘living laboratory’, a new study evaluates what materials universities use, their associated environmental effects and how to curb them
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Upholster encouraging recycling of Geelong’s nature strip lounges
The Geelong Advertiser
Mon 23 March, 2020
Unloved lounge suites being left on nature strips tell Geelong furniture upholsterer Anthony Ramirez how the furnishing industry has gone down a wasteful path. And he’s on the warpath to encourage people to recycle them.
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Green ambition driving Gareth Toddun’s Geelong West service garage
The Geelong Advertiser
Mon 23 March, 2020
The environmental impact of the automotive industry was not sitting easily with Gareth Toddun when an emissions scandal erupted in 2015. So the Geelong West service garage owner did something about it.
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The roadmap to halve food waste by 2030
Food & Beverage
Mon 23 March, 2020
Each year, over seven million tonnes of food are wasted in Australia, costing the economy an estimated $20 billion. At the same time, more than one in five have experienced some form of food insecurity.
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Beyond burgers: Asia puts twist on alternative meats
Yahoo News
Mon 23 March, 2020
From lab-grown "seafood" to dumplings made with tropical fruit instead of pork, rising demand for sustainable meat alternatives in Asia is spawning creative products to appeal to local palates.
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