Issue date : Wed 22 April, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 04 Seconds
Number of items : 48
Climate change ‘greatest threat to humanity’, Australian experts issue call to action
Reneweconomy
Wed 22 April, 2020
A new group of eminent Australian policy experts and academics have warned that climate change is one of the greatest threats to the long-term survival of human society, and is being made worse due to factors like overpopulation, a lack of government leadership and the growth of misinformation.
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'What century is Queensland in?' environmentalist asks over EPA
The Brisbane Times
Wed 22 April, 2020
Queensland is the only Australian state that does not have an independent Environment Protection Agency – 50 years after the world's first EPA was formed on June 22, 1970.
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The Age
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Happy 50th, Earth Day — now for less alarmism
The Australian
Wed 22 April, 2020
As we mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on Wednesday and the birth of modern environmentalism, we should pause to give each other a virtual high-five for the impressive environmental progress society has accomplished during this span. We should also think about the ways we can make the next 50 far more effective.
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'Sustainability is the future': ESG funds outperform index
The Age
Wed 22 April, 2020
The coronavirus crisis will weed out companies that are unsustainable and cause global leaders to ramp up action on climate change, according to impact investor Ted Franks, whose fund has been part of the trend of ethical portfolios showing solid performance amid the coronavirus crisis.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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New flexible solution for old rubber tyres
Manufacturers’ Monthly
Wed 22 April, 2020
Australian entrepreneur Gary Bullock has come up with an ingenious way to make buildings fire and blast-proof.
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Zebra foal born at SA's Monarto Zoo
7 News
Wed 22 April, 2020
The Plains Zebra herd at South Australia's open range Monarto Zoo has welcomed a new foal.
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Perthnow
The Newcastle Herald
Yahoo News
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When lizards change cologne
Cosmos
Wed 22 April, 2020
Lizards develop new chemical signals for communicating when moved to a new environment, research suggests.
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Science is most valuable tool in understanding our environment
The Australian
Wed 22 April, 2020
Governments are increasingly relying on evidence and data to make significant policy decisions and regulations to keep us all safe. Science is our most valuable tool in understanding our environment and predicting what will happen.
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Earth Day in lockdown: A chance to imagine a different future
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 22 April, 2020
Award-winning conservationists and filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert said lockdowns around the world due to COVID-19 have created a chance to reimagine relations with the natural world and for young people to continue pushing for change.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Earth Day goes online for 50th anniversary
9 News
Wed 22 April, 2020
With gatherings banned and people staying close to home this Earth Day, activists have turned to an online campaign to honour half a century of environmental protection.
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News.com.au
The Advertiser
The Canberra Times
The Geelong Advertiser
Yahoo News
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How Your Favourite Fashion Brands Are Celebrating World Earth Day 2020
Marie Claire
Tue 21 April, 2020
As the world continues to navigate our current state of emergency, there’s never been a better, or more necessary time to reflect and plan for ways we can better protect the earth’s future. Which is why this year’s Earth Day celebrations are more extraordinary than ever. Not only does 2020 mark the movement’s 50th anniversary, but it has also presented a unique opportunity for brands and consumers to revaluate their relationship with the environment, during a time when we have been mostly confined to our homes.
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Gas to fire economic recovery and capitalise on cheap oil prices
The Age
Tue 21 April, 2020
Energy Minister Angus Taylor wants Australia to capitalise on depressed global oil and gas markets to deliver cheap energy for industry and boost the strategic oil reserve during the coronavirus crisis.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Victoria reviews dangerous goods laws
Inside Waste
Tue 21 April, 2020
A comprehensive review of the Victoria’s dangerous goods laws is being undertaken to help stamp out unsafe chemical stockpiling.
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Guess what? Building a better world will also speed economic recovery
The Fifth Estate
Tue 21 April, 2020
As we emerge from this global crisis we have an unprecedented opportunity to create a better world, a healthier world, a happier and fairer world, and a low carbon world. It turns out this also represents better value for money than not doing so.
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Looking for savings? Energy efficiency is the best place to start
The Fifth Estate
Tue 21 April, 2020
It’s great to see property companies setting themselves ambitious emissions reduction targets, says Buildings Alive chief executive officer Craig Roussac, but are they making the most of the easiest, cheapest tactic to cut emissions: using less energy?
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Fuelling the industry with a clean gas
Manufacturers’ Monthly
Tue 21 April, 2020
Industrial carbon dioxide (CO2) serves a variety of key applications across industries. It is widely used in the food and beverage industries for carbonation of liquid drinks. It can also be used as a shielding gas in welding processes or as a refrigerant with a lower global warming potential than traditional HFCs.
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Why Big Oil is paying top dollar to dump its fossil fuel – and what that means for renewables
Reneweconomy
Tue 21 April, 2020
Australians are used to negative energy prices. It used to happen a lot at nighttime when there was too much coal power, so they shifted the timing of hot water systems to the middle of the night. The huge growth of wind and solar is now causing negative prices in the middle of the day, sending a market signal for energy storage and for more daytime manufacturing.
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Finding better ways to cool down as the climate heats up
Particle
Tue 21 April, 2020
We’re so used to putting on the AC when it gets hot that we don’t even stop to think about what we’re doing. But the impact it’s having on the globe may surprise you.
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Humans to blame for spread of coronavirus and other 'zoonoses'
Yahoo News
Tue 21 April, 2020
Whether it came from a bat or a pangolin is not certain, but one thing is: the coronavirus outbreak that has killed tens of thousands and turned the world upside down comes from the animal world.
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These Queensland dolphins hunt on land as well as the water
The Brisbane Times
Tue 21 April, 2020
Researchers have spent over a decade to confirm a rare species of dolphin found in Queensland rivers will beach itself in search of food.
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The Age
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Kangaroo Island’s endangered green carpenter bee needs help to recover after bushfires
The Advertiser
Tue 21 April, 2020
Scientists helped Kangaroo Island’s endangered green carpenter bee recover after the 2007 bushfires by offering balsa wood nesting sites. Tragically, all but one of the 160 occupied nests are believed to have burnt in the latest fires. But hope is not lost.
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The Daily Telegraph
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Fight to save Great Barrier Reef after third bleaching event
News.com.au
Tue 21 April, 2020
The Great Barrier Reef has suffered its third major bleaching event in five years, leaving many asking if the government’s lifeline will save it.
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NT News
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
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