Issue date : Mon 20 April, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 40 Seconds
Number of items : 55
'Kick them into action': Fire group takes EPA to court over climate
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 20 April, 2020
Lisa Roberts spent 25 years building a native plant business that was as sustainable as they come, with off-grid solar power and water harvesting, only to see it go up in flames in the recent bushfires.
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The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Hector Abrahams Architects goes carbon neutral
Architecture and Design
Mon 20 April, 2020
Hector Abrahams Architects (HAA) is now a net zero emissions practice, with an audit having only taken ten days.
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Researchers find worms programmed to die early
Cosmos
Mon 20 April, 2020
British researchers say they have found worms that are genetically predisposed to die before reaching old age, apparently to benefit the colony by reducing food demand.
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The tailorbird’s nest-making has to be seen to be believed
Australian Geographic
Mon 20 April, 2020
If social distancing has inspired you to take up wholesome new hobbies like knitting and needlecraft, this clever bird might serve as the inspiration you need.
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Some good news about coral reef conservation
Cosmos
Mon 20 April, 2020
Amidst all the bad news about coral reef bleaching, an international team has shed light on what conservation measures are working to preserve these fragile ecosystems while balancing various social and ecological needs.
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Shopping For The Planet Means Buying Less But Buying Smarter
Marie Claire
Mon 20 April, 2020
It’s an understatement to say that 2020 has been an extremely turbulent year. It felt like the month of March lasted a decade and without skipping a beat we went from stressing about the climate off the back of the Australian bushfire crisis to worrying about a global pandemic and being isolated in our homes for months on end.
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Attenborough's grim warning on last chance
7 News
Sun 19 April, 2020
Sir David Attenborough has urged people to "stop waste of any kind", saying the world is precious and should be "celebrated and cherished".
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NT News
Ten Daily
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The New Daily
The Weekly Times
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Labor backs 'economic game-changer' high-speed rail as part of pandemic recovery
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 19 April, 2020
Labor has called on the government to invest in a high-speed rail link down Australia's eastern seaboard, arguing the major infrastructure scheme will create jobs and boost regional areas as the nation looks to recover from the economic crisis.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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EPA approves logging without looking at koala impacts after bushfires
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 19 April, 2020
The NSW Environment Protection Authority has approved logging in forests hard hit by recent bushfires in the state's north without first assessing the toll taken on koalas and other wildlife.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Keeping our promises: We can't let the Great Barrier Reef die
Independent Australia
Sun 19 April, 2020
While we've been consumed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Great Barrier Reef has continued to endure bleaching which threatens its very existence, writes Greenpeace Australia CEO David Ritter.
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WaterNSW warns of 'extreme' risks from expansion of catchment coal mine
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 19 April, 2020
The agency in charge of Sydney's water catchment says it remains "strongly opposed" to the expansion of a coal mine, warning that without increased setbacks from two dam walls "risks and consequences could be extreme".
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Economic lockdown causes big reduction in air pollution globally
The Age
Sun 19 April, 2020
No, dolphins and swans didn't return to the canals of Venice to swim in clear water as an unexpected side effect from the pandemic – these claims were shown to be fake.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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'Every measure': New plan to protect Sydney water supplies
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 18 April, 2020
The Berejiklian government has accepted all 50 recommendations of an independent expert panel assessing the impacts of coal mining in the Sydney catchment and pledged "a more stringent approach" to future approvals.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Canada funds oil sector environmental cleanup during pandemic
Yahoo News
Sat 18 April, 2020
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday announced Can$1.7 billion (US$1.2 billion) to help Canada's oil sector, struggling with low prices, survive a pandemic-related downturn by cleaning up environmental messes.
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Climate hope shines through virus clouds
The Age
Sat 18 April, 2020
Clear skies are emerging where once pollution blanketed cities as satellite images reveal a dramatic fall in nitrogen dioxide levels across the world. Who would have thought that a pandemic would be so good for the environment. While COVID-19 wreaks havoc across the globe - shutting factories, emptying roads, filling hospitals - the enforced lockdowns also offer a glimpse of how a cleaner world could look.
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Kerry Parnell: Why we need to bring back make-do and mend
The Daily Telegraph
Sat 18 April, 2020
As we scrabble for supermarket deliveries and become bewildered by baking – there’s one section of society unfazed by lockdown deprivations.
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Perthnow
The Geelong Advertiser
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Austria closes its last coal power plant
News.com.au
Sat 18 April, 2020
Austria has completed its exit from coal energy after the country's last coal-fired power station stopped operating.
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The Daily Telegraph
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
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Meet the man helping to future-proof Melbourne
The Age
Sat 18 April, 2020
Melbourne City Council’s chief resilience officer Toby Kent first warned in 2015 that a pandemic was among the 20 things that could threaten Melbourne’s liveability.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Home of the eco-domes
The Australian
Sat 18 April, 2020
Envisaging an eco-home with a minimalist vibe, Evginy Skigin approached renowned Brisbane-based architect Noel Robinson.
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5-star Green Star building welcomes homeless
The Age
Sat 18 April, 2020
Ozanam House, named after Antoine-Frederic Ozanam, founder of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, is enmeshed into Vincent Care’s history, accommodating those struggling to find shelter.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Kangaroo Island koalas: Should we move the animals interstate?
The Advertiser
Sat 18 April, 2020
Kangaroo Island’s koala population needs drastic management to make sure it doesn’t balloon out to pre-bushfire numbers, some conservationists say, and they are pushing for us to move the animals interstate.
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Recreational fishers join the fight for endangered giant kelp
The Age
Sat 18 April, 2020
There have been more than 100 sightings of endangered giant kelp in the waters off Tasmania, raising hopes these plants might have warm-water resistant characteristics that scientists could use to restore kelp forests.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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'Massive' funding boost needed to stop animal extinctions
The Age
Fri 17 April, 2020
A "massive" funding boost is needed to address the threat of extinction for more than 100 plants and animals that had habitat wiped out in the catastrophic summer bushfires, scientists and conservation groups say.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Gas industry’s emissions intensity is getting worse, new report finds
Reneweconomy
Fri 17 April, 2020
The emissions intensity of Australia’s gas sector is getting worse according to new analysis, raising fresh questions around the Morrison government’s claims that Australia’s gas exports are reducing global emissions even as it pushes Australia’s own emissions higher.
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Climate change risk to have major impact on energy sector – Willis Towers Watson
Insurance Business
Fri 17 April, 2020
Climate change and environmental social governance (ESG) will transform the energy industry risk landscape, Willis Towers Watson said in its annual Energy Market Review report. The recent oil price war and the reduction in the demand for hydrocarbons as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak will also have a significant impact on future energy industry risk management strategies, Willis Towers Watson said.
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Scientists try 'cloud brightening' to protect Great Barrier Reef
Yahoo News
Fri 17 April, 2020
An ambitious "cloud brightening" experiment has been carried out over Australia's Great Barrier Reef in an early-stage trial that scientists hope could become a futuristic way to protect coral from global warming.
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Science Alert