Issue date : Tue 21 April, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 02 Min 22 Seconds
Number of items : 28
The Federal Government is providing $56 million for new Antarctic research
The Mercury
Tue 21 April, 2020
The University of Tasmania will recieve a signficant chunk of a major new Federal Government research fund for Antarctic science.
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The Australian
Monash and Tasmania unis are the winners from Antarctic research grant
News.com.au
Antarctica research program gets $36mln
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Canberra Times
7 News
3 ways nature in the city can do you good, even in self-isolation
The Conversation
Tue 21 April, 2020
Spending time at the beach or taking a walk in the park can help us recover from the mental and physical impacts of life’s stresses. But physical distancing measures to contain COVID-19 have included closing beaches, playgrounds and parks, adding to the challenges to our mental health. When we stay home to flatten the curve, how can we help ourselves by taking advantage of the benefits associated with nature?
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Torquay business Wildlife Xposure takes animal lessons to Youtube
The Geelong Advertiser
Tue 21 April, 2020
Its travelling roadshow may have grinded to a halt, but that hasn’t stopped a Torquay wildlife business from continuing to drive home the importance of conservation.
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Biologists test the waters off Japan
Cosmos
Tue 21 April, 2020
New international research has highlighted the risk rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and subsequent ocean acidification pose to marine ecosystems.
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Bat-borne viruses a deadly threat to koalas
The Australian
Tue 21 April, 2020
Bats carrying viruses that trigger an AIDS-like disease are threatening the future of Australia’s vulnerable koala population.
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Cactus leather? It’s coming to Australia
Ragtrader
Tue 21 April, 2020
Fashion agency Slyletica Is set to introduce Desserto cactus leather to Australia ahead of Earth Day tomorrow.
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Shell pledges net-zero emissions by 2050
Energy Matters
Mon 20 April, 2020
In an announcement towards combating climate change, Shell has highlighted its focus on its new target of net-zero emissions by 2050. With intentions of helping to curb global temperature rises, the industry giant has said it will provide all possible efforts to limit greenhouse gases resulting from their own operations.
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Shell announces net zero target by 2050
Fossil fuel lobby to use Covid-19 to push for weaker climate laws
Reneweconomy
Mon 20 April, 2020
Australian researchers warn that governments and powerful business lobby groups may use the Covid-19 crisis as an opportunity to water down environmental controls, with the fossil fuel industry most likely to take advantage.
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Europe can reach net-zero by 2050 with 100% renewables, study shows
Reneweconomy
Mon 20 April, 2020
New modelling shows that Europe could reach climate neutrality before 2050 through a 100% renewable energy scenario which would also see solar technology generate 60% of the European Union’s electricity by the middle of the century.
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Five big solar farms set to increase energy output after tests
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 20 April, 2020
Grid constraints that have forced the electricity regulator to deliberately halve the output of five big solar farms in Victoria and NSW could soon be lifted if tests on the utilities succeed this week.
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COVID-19 slows renewables transition
Investor Daily
Mon 20 April, 2020
While the COVID-19 pandemic is demonstrating the dangers of failing to prepare for a catastrophic risk event, progress on the transition to renewable energies is likely to slow as countries grapple with the long-term economic impacts of the outbreak.
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Risen Energy’s Merredin Solar Farm is powering on
Energy Magazine
Mon 20 April, 2020
Risen Energy’s 132MW Merredin Solar Farm has completed all pre-commissioning testing on major plant and equipment and is now in the stages of starting the commissioning process.
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How to green our cities without putting communities at risk of bushfire
The Fifth Estate
Mon 20 April, 2020
The pursuit of greener urban areas in NSW will bring us resilience to climate change and increased liveability but if we’re not careful, urban greening policies could be the kindling for future bushfire events that destroy lives and property. The good news is there are a host of techniques that allow us to vegetate responsibly, such as choosing fire retardant plants and putting them in the right spots. This is a long read but an important piece highlighting an issue that’s been largely overlooked. It’s relevant for other states and territories as well.
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Empty Thai beaches lure nesting turtles
News.com.au
Mon 20 April, 2020
Thailand has found the largest number of nests of rare leatherback sea turtles in two decades on beaches bereft of tourists because of the coronavirus pandemic, environmentalists say.
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Earth Day turns 50: how our planet has changed — and why it’s crucial we take action now
Vogue Australia
Mon 20 April, 2020
Back in 1970, the first ever Earth Day saw an astounding 20 million people in the United States take to the streets to demand clean air and clean water. “That [first Earth Day event] remains the largest civic event in human history anywhere in the world,” Kathleen Rogers, president of Earth Day, tells Vogue. “It translated into laws and regulations [about] endangered species, clean air, clean water — basic laws that are still on the books in the US and worldwide [today].”
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Eurasian ice sheet collapse raised seas eight metres: study
Yahoo News
Mon 20 April, 2020
The melting of the Eurasian ice sheet around 14,000 years ago lifted global sea levels by about eight metres, according to new research published Monday that highlights the risks of today's rapid ice cap melt.
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