Issue date : Wed 25 March, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 02 Min 17 Seconds
Number of items : 27
Environmental harm and diseases like COVID-19 are linked
Independent Australia
Wed 25 March, 2020
In the 1700’s, Chief Seattle, a powerful Native American figure, made many insightful predictions on the future of humanity, which live on in the 21st Century.v
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Engineers will find a solution for every problem
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 25 March, 2020
History holds many examples of conquered challenges. One only needs to look at the successes of the Panama and Suez Canals, or the moon landing – a feat which required a giant engineered structure to propel three astronauts to an object 384,000km away.
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Interest in ethical investing increases after bushfires
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 25 March, 2020
We tell survey after survey that we care about the environment, we buy products that are environmentally friendly and are happy to move to paperless bills, but we continue to remain reluctant to switch our retirement savings to superannuation funds that invest ethically.
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WAToday
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GHG project a world first for logistics emissions transparency and management
Prime Mover
Tue 24 March, 2020
A Melbourne start-up has partnered with Swinburne University of Technology to collect and analyse Greengouse Gas (GHG) emitted in the transport and logistics supply chain to help develop a bespoke prototype system for the accurate real time collection and reporting of emissions.
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SA university wizards hunting for game-changer
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 25 March, 2020
Professor Gus Nathan is a problem-solver from way back. More than 30 years on from a mechanical engineering degree in the 1980s, for which he says his original motivation was to expand the frontier of knowledge in air pollution controls, he's now tackling the much bigger issue of how to achieve net zero carbon emissions in energy-intensive industries such as steelmaking and cement.
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EVs will lower emissions – new research puts myth to bed
Reneweconomy
Wed 25 March, 2020
New research has busted the myths around electric vehicles and emissions – confirming that in virtually every part of the world, including still coal-dominated Australia, switching to an electric vehicle will lead to lower greenhouse gas emissions.
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From lions to elephant seals, females outlive males
Cosmos
Wed 25 March, 2020
Whether you’re a female human, orca, lion or elephant seal, you have a fairly good chance of outliving many of your male counterparts, according to a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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Rotofarm’s indoor farming
Architecture and Design
Wed 25 March, 2020
Rotofarm combines the power of NASA-inspired zero-gravity technology, energy-efficient sunlight spectrum lighting and smart app automation to achieve an efficient growing experience.
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Fungi networking boosts recovery from bushfires
Cosmos
Wed 25 March, 2020
The unprecedented bushfires that struck the east coast of Australia this summer killed an estimated one billion animals across millions of hectares.
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Keeping an eye on methane
Cosmos
Wed 25 March, 2020
NASA is tracking methane to get a better handle on how and where it moves, and how it behaves when it gets there.
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This Aussie Artist Is Making Jewellery & Tizzy Jackets From Cardboard & Other Recyclables
Pedestrian
Wed 25 March, 2020
Sustainability is the buzzword in the fashion industry right now. As humanity gives more of a shit about taking care of this planet, the fashion world follows – we want to buy clothing that’s cool as hell, but also isn’t contributing to mass landfill. But some designers, like Sydney’s Jeff McCann, have been all over this for years.
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Could synthetic fish be a better catch of the day?
Yahoo News
Wed 25 March, 2020
Overfishing has depleted numbers of wild fish, and fish farms meet much of the growing demand. Could we one day be eating "fish" grown from cells in a factory, as a number of start-ups are planning?
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Plans to direct climate funds to coal plant upgrades rejected by panel
Reneweconomy
Tue 24 March, 2020
A powerful committee tasked with maintaining the integrity of the federal government’s emissions reduction funding has rejected a proposal to open up a multi-billion dollar fund to upgrade coal plants, in a significant slap down of the coal lobby.
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Listen to Murray locals on water
The Weekly Times
Tue 24 March, 2020
The Federal Water Minister must visit local communities to better understand the issues, writes BRETT NAPIER
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Infrastructure’s ESG credentials in the spotlight
Investor Daily
Tue 24 March, 2020
While it is the “E” in ESG that currently attracts the most attention and publicity in investment circles, it is equally as important to focus on the “S” and “G” in portfolio construction – particularly when it comes to infrastructure investment.
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Global offshore wind capacity hits 29GW after record 2019
Reneweconomy
Tue 24 March, 2020
The global offshore wind industry installed an impressive and record 6.1GW of new capacity in 2019, a rise of more than one third and bringing the global total up to 29GW, according to the latest official figures from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).
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Solar and battery project delay reveals knock-on effect of Coronavirus
Reneweconomy
Tue 24 March, 2020
The knock-on effect of the Coronavirus on Australia’s renewable energy industry is starting to reveal itself, with the likely approval of a 200MW solar farm proposed for north-western Victoria delayed by at least one month after the postponement of a council meeting.
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Cybrid rolls out life-extending PV solutions
Ecogeneration
Tue 24 March, 2020
Solar modules are in the spotlight as star performers in supplying cheap clean energy, but it’s the time they spend in the raw elements that will test the long-term viability of PV technology. Arrays all over the world are put under all sorts of strain every day, from high humidity and oscillating temperatures to intermittent coatings of saltwater, dust, sand, hail and snow, not to mention wild winds. Warranties on some modules may extend out to 25 years, but buyers must place a lot of trust in manufacturers to sign up for that.
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Carbon8 linking farmers and community to share a solution
The Weekly Times
Tue 24 March, 2020
With a bold, community based approach to supporting farmers taking up regenerative farming, New England graziers Helen and Mike McCosker want to see the soil carbon shift from a national low of one per cent, on average, to a healthy eight. Meet Carbon8.
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The Best Online Stores To Shop Sustainable Menswear
GQ Australia
Tue 24 March, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a number of boutique and retail stores into closure. But thankfully, these sustainably-focused stores are remaining open online.
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