Issue date : Thu 16 April, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 02 Min 22 Seconds
Number of items : 28
Artificial fog and breeding coral: study picks best Great Barrier Reef rescue ideas
The Guardian
Thu 16 April, 2020
Australian government to back 43 concepts in ambitious $150m research and development program
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'Buying time for the Reef': $300m earmarked for novel coral research
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
The Australian
Science interventions to help resurrect the Great Barrier Reef
7 News
Scientists get $150m for reef protection
Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
Yahoo News
How Many Pandemics Will It Take To Fix The Climate?
Ten Daily
Thu 16 April, 2020
Last week, the normally smoggy mega-city of Los Angeles found itself with some of the cleanest air in the world, and Himalayan vistas suddenly became visible to usually hazy Indian cities over 200 km away.
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BHP faces water use lawsuit brought by Chilean state
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 16 April, 2020
Santiago | A Chilean environmental court said it would investigate a complaint brought by the government against global miner BHP over allegations of damage to the northern Punta Negra salt flat.
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Solar energy boom tipped to 'stall then accelerate' amid pandemic
The Age
Thu 16 April, 2020
The coronavirus crisis has put the brakes on Australia's rooftop solar revolution, with demand for household solar and battery installations collapsing since lockdowns were put in place last month.
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Fast-tracking infrastructure critical to recovery
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 16 April, 2020
Red and green tape should be be cut so that shovel-ready projects can quickly be launched, according to the Urban Development Institute of Australia.
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The very social lives of flamingos
Cosmos
Thu 16 April, 2020
You could probably base a reality TV series on the lives of flamingos, such is the complexity of their social lives.
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Barriers for the reef
The Australian
Thu 16 April, 2020
The bushfires that torched Australia’s east coast in January were still raging across the mainland when the alarm first went up that con­ditions offshore pointed to another round of bleaching for the Great Barrier Reef.
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Stella McCartney and Gabriela Hearst preach sustainability at Vogue Global Conversations
Vogue Australia
Thu 16 April, 2020
“All of a sudden sustainability has been a very, very overused word,” began Stella McCartney during a panel with Gabriela Hearst and Vogue España’s Eugenia de la Torriente at yesterday’s Vogue Global Conversations. The designers had joined the editor to discuss how they are remaining eco-conscious and optimistic during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Gas fields seven times more polluting than estimate, think tank says
The Age
Wed 15 April, 2020
The true climate impact of new onshore gas exploration and extraction has been underestimated by as much as seven times because the Victorian government excluded emissions produced when the gas is burnt.
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SA Murray irrigators to get little water
7 News
Wed 15 April, 2020
Irrigators along the River Murray in South Australia are set to get just a fraction of their usual water allocations at the start of the next growing season.
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To build back better, we need to plan now
The Age
Wed 15 April, 2020
One thing that seems clear is that following this period of massive social transformation we will emerge in a dramatically different world.
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Rio Tinto chairman Simon Thompson in greenwashing masterclass
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 15 April, 2020
With much ado, Rio Tinto exited coal in 2018. It therefore entered FY19 with a "fossil fuel-free portfolio", declaring itself "well-positioned to contribute to a low-carbon future". Chief executive Jean-Sebastien Jacques even told shareholders "our portfolio is differentiated from our industry peers, with a fundamentally changed exposure to environmental, social and governance risks".
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Recyclers confident about performance in face of crisis
Waste Management Review
Wed 15 April, 2020
Although it is early days for COVID-19, some organisations have already identified the potential for new business and innovation over the next six months. The finding comes against a broader backdrop of concern about public policy settings for recycling, a breaking report commissioned by Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR) has shown.
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Truth vs. fact: The biggest solar myths busted
Energy Matters
Wed 15 April, 2020
There’s a lot of conversation and controversy around renewable energy, especially as the climate crisis continues to expand. But the innovations and advancements in the industry have also been tenfold, powering up new opportunities for the global market.
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Imagine A World Without Animals...
Marie Claire
Wed 15 April, 2020
It’s a harsh reality. Earth is facing its sixth mass extinction – one million species could be wiped out if we don’t make urgent changes. But there is hope, and an initiative called The Lion’s Share fund is raising money for conservation and habitat protection by asking corporations to donate every time an animal appears in their ads. To mark marie claire’s new partnership with the fund, we challenged six artists to visualise a world without animals as a warning sign and wake-up call.
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Chernobyl forest fires are out: officials
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 15 April, 2020
Kyiv: Ukrainian emergency officials say forest fires in the radiation-contaminated area near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant have been extinguished, but acknowledged that grass was still smouldering in some areas.
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Summer bushfires may have raised risk of COVID-19, research suggests
The Brisbane Times
Wed 15 April, 2020
A major study using hundreds of sets of Brisbane twins has found even a small amount of air pollution like that found in the Queensland capital can raise the risk of cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.
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Petrol tanker-sized, 42-tonne 'fatberg' found in Melbourne sewer
The Age
Wed 15 April, 2020
A 42-tonne fatberg – a giant mass of congealed wet wipes, cloth and oils flushed into our drains and toilets – that was found north of Melbourne is the biggest authorities have seen in the state.
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How more than 1500 Queenslanders feel about plastic straw ban
The Brisbane Times
Wed 15 April, 2020
More than 1500 Queenslanders have had their say on the state government's plan to ban plastic straws, plates and cutlery and most are in favour of prohibition.
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Meet The Ordinary Rebels Fighting To Save Our Planet
Marie Claire
Wed 15 April, 2020
By day, they’re students, mums and businesswomen, but they moonlight as environmental activists, staging dramatic protests, taking on the police and even quitting their jobs to fight for our planet. Alley Pascoe meets the new revolutionaries
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