Issue date : Thu 26 March, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 01 Min 57 Seconds
Number of items : 23
Thirty Australian energy experts issue letter calling for halt to Snowy 2.0
Reneweconomy
Thu 26 March, 2020
A group of thirty Australian energy experts have called for a halt to the massive Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro scheme, with expectations that the project is soon to receive approval for its Environmental Impact Statement from the NSW government.
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Industry welcomes new waste strategy
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 26 March, 2020
The waste and recycling industry has welcomed the release of an ambitious detailed plan to build a local recycling and reuse industry as the foundation for a transition to a "circular economy".
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NAPCo's carbon neutral beef brand, the way ahead
The Weekly Times
Thu 26 March, 2020
Reducing the cabron footprint on individuals farms is one way toward the industrys CN2030 target. THE push for the beef industry to become carbon neutral by 2030 is well under way.
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Some birds with small brains aren’t that silly
Cosmos
Thu 26 March, 2020
It’s not just big brains that can give birds a survival advantage in harsh urban environments. Some small-brained birds, like the ubiquitous pigeons, keep their lineage going by breeding more, European researchers have discovered.
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How to win the fossil fuel word game
Reneweconomy
Wed 25 March, 2020
I was in Europe during their 2018 summer. Northern Scandinavia was on fire. Buildings designed for winter became solar ovens. British water authorities begged consumers to cut water use, as their systems couldn’t cope. People realised climate change was here. The 2019–20 Australian summer was our tragic wake-up call.
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Mr Catastrophe: the fundie hedging pandemic and climate risk
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 25 March, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe, hot on the heels of the summer's bushfires and a whole string of other climate change-aggravated catastrophes, a handful of forward-thinking hedge fund managers have spotted an opportunity.
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Finance sector crucial for environment
Money Management
Wed 25 March, 2020
Despite the pandemic caused by COVID-19 and its devastating impact on the country’s economy and healthcare system, research by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) has revealed that 90% of Australians believe the finance sector plays a key role in generating positive environmental and economic outcomes.
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Why marine protected areas are often not where they should be
The Conversation
Wed 25 March, 2020
There’s no denying the grandeur and allure of a nature reserve or marine protected area. The concept is easy to understand: limit human activity there and marine ecosystems will thrive.
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Virus lockdown makes big dent in Paris air pollution: report
Yahoo News
Wed 25 March, 2020
France's stay-at-home orders to combat the coronavirus outbreak have produced a 20 to 30 percent decline in overall air pollution levels in Paris, according to a report from the region's air quality monitoring agency.
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Belgium-based company to be prosecuted over alleged acid leak at Port Pirie lead smelter
ABC News
Wed 25 March, 2020
South Australia's environmental watchdog will prosecute a Belgian company over allegations 700 litres of acid leaked from its Port Pirie lead smelter into a creek.
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The Advertiser
EPA sues Nyrstar for Port Pirie acid spill
NT News
The Geelong Advertiser
The Mercury
News.com.au
Nyrstar to face court over creek pollution
9 News
NT News
The Daily Telegraph
The Herald Sun
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
Yahoo News
F1's biofuel properties will open new power battle
Yahoo News
Wed 25 March, 2020
As part of F1's push for sustainability, new rules – which were originally coming in 2021 but have now been delayed – will require teams to run their engines with a 10% blend of advanced sustainable ethanol.
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