Issue date : Mon 6 April, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 02 Min 17 Seconds
Number of items : 27
Sorry to disappoint climate deniers, but coronavirus makes the low-carbon transition more urgent
The Conversation
Mon 6 April, 2020
Climate deniers have been hanging out for the United Nations’ next big summit to fail. In a sense, the coronavirus and its induced policy responses have more than satisfied their wildest dreams, precipitating a global recession that they no doubt hope has pushed the issue of the low-carbon transition well down the political and policy agenda.
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NT plans big battery in Darwin to cut gas costs and accelerate solar
Reneweconomy
Mon 6 April, 2020
The Northern Territory government has announced plans to spend $30 million on a big battery for the Darwin-Katherine grid, a move it says will pay for itself within five years because of reduced gas costs and help expand solar power and meet the 50 per cent renewables by 2030.
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Now that’s an all-weather structure
Cosmos
Mon 6 April, 2020
US engineers are taking a novel approach to storm surge readiness, attempting to incorporate both aesthetics and adaptability.
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The emotional lives of mice
Cosmos
Mon 6 April, 2020
Cartoonists have captivated generations by humanising mice, from the enigmatic Mickey Mouse and charming Stuart Little to the smooth-talking Speedy Gonzales and wily Jerry, who continually outsmarts Tom, the dumb housecat. Turns out, they might have been onto something – at least when it comes to the little critters having emotions – according to research published in the journal Science.
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Tiger tests positive for coronavirus at New York's Bronx Zoo
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 6 April, 2020
New York: A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the new coronavirus, in what is believed to be the first known infection in an animal in the US or a tiger anywhere, federal officials and the zoo said on Sunday.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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News.com.au
Tiger at NYC Bronx Zoo positive for virus
The Australian
SBS World News Australia
The Daily Telegraph
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The New Daily
Perthnow
Yahoo News
7 News
Coronavirus infects tiger at Bronx Zoo in New York after contact with worker
Global recycling sector under pressure
Inside Waste
Mon 6 April, 2020
As Australians adapt to a new social and economic order, the global scrap recycling industry is understandably, slowing down. The ambassadors of the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) have compiled a wrap-up of how each country under siege is adjusting.
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West Australia puts community batteries at top of new energy roadmap
Reneweconomy
Sun 5 April, 2020
The West Australia Labor government has unveiled a new energy roadmap that puts community battery storage at the top of its proposals to embrace a wholesale switch to distributed energy sources such as rooftop solar panels, household and community batteries, electric vehicles and microgrids.
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'Worse than we thought': Call for koalas to be listed as endangered amid 'shocking' decline
SBS World News Australia
Sun 5 April, 2020
Animal welfare groups are calling for koalas to be listed as endangered species as research suggests that their numbers have declined by half in Queensland and New South Wales since 2001.
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The Courier Mail
Queensland koala population drops by 50 per cent in two decades
NT News
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
The Courier Mail
Our koala population is in grave danger unless something is done
NT News
The Advertiser
The Mercury
Australia’s path to net-zero emissions lies in rapid, stimulus-friendly steps
The Guardian
Sat 4 April, 2020
The opportunity to meet the target by 2035 is within our grasp – thanks to much cheaper technology – but we must be ready
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Reneweconomy
Australia has what it needs to go “all in” and reach zero emissions by 2035
The Australian Financial Review
Coronavirus recovery cash needed to get to net zero
The Sydney Morning Herald
Coronavirus presents us with terrible climate risk - and opportunity
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
The Sydney Morning Herald
Report maps out ways to reach climate targets and regenerate economy
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Hundreds of calls for help amid Victoria rain, flooding
News.com.au
Sat 4 April, 2020
Fireys and Victoria’s SES rescued a man from his car after the vehicle became stuck in floodwater in Melbourne’s southwest as calls swamped emergency services.
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Why I avoid 'clothes without heart' at all cost
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 4 April, 2020
Farmer and climate activist Anika Molesworth discusses why she’s loving the green trend.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Ceres Life: eco-friendly fashion and community brand
The Geelong Advertiser
Sat 4 April, 2020
The Cotton On Group has helped launch Ceres Life, a local brand that delves into eco-friendly fashion while building and supporting community. “GODDESSES of life” is how fashion and community brand Ceres Life defines its customers.
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