Issue date : Fri 27 March, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 02 Min 22 Seconds
Number of items : 28
Barilaro wants water entitlements activated for food security
The Canberra Times
Fri 27 March, 2020
The Deputy NSW Premier John Barilaro has urged the Federal Government to overhaul the Murray-Darling Basin Plan to allow southern irrigators to access water now for the nation's food security.
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AEMO warns any further delays in renewables transition could hit gas supplies
Reneweconomy
Fri 27 March, 2020
Australia’s Energy Market Operator has warned that any delays to the at least 30GW and up to 47GW of new renewable energy capacity required to realise its draft Integrated System Plan could set back the grid’s low-carbon transition and force it to lean more heavily on costly and polluting gas.
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How Green Star buildings deliver substantial returns
Architecture and Design
Fri 27 March, 2020
Significantly reduced energy and water consumption, higher sale price, lower vacancy rate, better ROI... these are just a few of the many benefits of a Green Star building. Presenting a powerful argument for Green Star certification, the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) recently released a report, ‘Green Star in focus: The business case’ at the TRANSFORM online conference.
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New prefab prototype to drive tiny home movement in Geelong
Architecture and Design
Fri 27 March, 2020
A new prefabricated prototype developed by a Deakin University-led collaboration is expected to make a big impact on the ‘tiny home’ housing segment in Geelong and beyond.
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Warming waters are altering marine life abundance
Cosmos
Fri 27 March, 2020
As the world’s oceans have warmed by one degree Celsius since pre-industrial times, there has been a pervasive shift in abundance of marine life, from plankton and fish to mammals, seabirds and macroalgae.
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Why some frogs have crazy heads
Cosmos
Fri 27 March, 2020
Most frogs look pretty benign, with round and friendly faces, but don’t be fooled. Below the surface, some sport faux fangs, helmet-like fortifications and even venom-delivering spikes.
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Council U-turn exposes ratepayers to Caboolture River clean-up costs
The Brisbane Times
Thu 26 March, 2020
Ratepayers north of Brisbane are exposed to millions of dollars of costs to remediate environmental damage from a proposed marina and canal estate on the Caboolture River because of a policy U-turn revealed in previously unseen documents.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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Opinion: make World Water Day count to combat climate change
Utility Magazine
Thu 26 March, 2020
We know that water is essential to life. World Water Day is a chance to reflect on this. This year, World Water Day is focused on water and climate change – and how the two are inextricably linked. How we adapt to climate change plays a significant role in our water security.
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Now’s the time to recalibrate to a low carbon future
The Fifth Estate
Thu 26 March, 2020
Once we’ve recalibrated our lives, with a heightened awareness of health and our environment, the low carbon economy will be the practical option, writes Mark Thomson from Eco Effective Solutions.
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Horizon Communication Group Expands Sustainability Credentials
B & T
Thu 26 March, 2020
Strategic communication agency Horizon Communication Group has strengthened its commitment to sustainability, celebrating wins with existing clients Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO), Planet Ark and Love Food Hate Waste (NSW).
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Coal power remains in global decline, despite Chinese surge
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 26 March, 2020
The impact of coronavirus has prompted a surge in coal-fired power plant construction permits in China, with the Chinese government issuing more permits in a couple of weeks of March than it did all of last year.
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The Brisbane Times
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Acciona to build huge 1GW wind farm in Queensland after landing CleanCo deal
Reneweconomy
Thu 26 March, 2020
Spanish renewable energy giant Acciona is to build a 1GW wind farm in Queensland – the largest in Australia – after signing a deal with the state government’s newly created state-owned clean energy generation company Cleanco.
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Lower bills just the tip of the iceberg for Green Star’s business case
The Fifth Estate
Thu 26 March, 2020
When people think about the benefits of green buildings, low energy bills usually springs to mind. But the Green Building Council of Australia has crunched the numbers to prove there’s a much broader range of quantitative and qualitative benefits to green buildings.
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Australia’s infrastructure and climate targets amidst COVID-19
Infrastructure Magazine
Thu 26 March, 2020
Planning infrastructure is all about anticipating the future. How many people will be living in that new part of town 50 years from now? Where will they work, now that the local jobs are shifting from manufacturing to software development? How will they get there?
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On construction, energy, climate damage and the new radical transparency
The Fifth Estate
Thu 26 March, 2020
Aren’t we getting intimate with each other? Zoom meetings and briefings from the home studio, kitchen table or bedroom. Hair a tad askew, just in from a walk in the rain or a run. Apparently, it’s called radical transparency. That’ll bring us all down to earth. In case we need any more crunching thuds.
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Keeping an ear on the Swan River’s dolphins
Particle
Thu 26 March, 2020
Every dolphin has a 'signature whistle' which helps their pod keep track of them. What if we could tune in too?
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Great Barrier Reef hit by third mass bleaching event in five years
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 26 March, 2020
The third mass coral bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef in five years is under way, with central and southern regions more badly affected than in the 2016 and 2017 events. Key tourist sites have been spared.
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Dutch company moving towards bio-based braid fishing line
Fishing World
Thu 26 March, 2020
ACCORDING to an article published by Angling International, Dutch multinational DSM has announced new partnerships that will help reduce the environmental impact of its Dyneema fibres, used in some of the world’s top braid fishing lines.
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Australia's coronavirus panic buying will invariably lead to mass food wastage
The Herald Sun
Thu 26 March, 2020
After weeks of panic buying, the question is now whether or not Australians will be able to eat their way through their supplies, or it will simply be destined for the dump, writes Ed Gannon.
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The Daily Telegraph
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
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8 documentaries on climate change you need to watch now
Vogue Australia
Thu 26 March, 2020
From fashion documentary The True Cost to Sir David Attenborough’s Netflix series Our Planet — these are the most informative films and TV shows that will up your climate IQ while self-isolating.
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