Issue date : Thu 23 April, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 34 Seconds
Number of items : 42
Commonwealth warns against 'illegal' water diversion sought by Barilaro
The Age
Thu 23 April, 2020
Large amounts of water available for irrigation contradict claims from NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro that farmers had been sacrificed for the environmental objectives of the "failed" Murray Darling Basin Plan.
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'It just destroys everything': battle ignites over hazard reduction burn
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 23 April, 2020
Controversy has erupted over a hazard reduction burn planned for one of Sydney’s last undeveloped headlands, with community activists and Randwick Council warning it will destroy swathes of national park including critically endangered scrub.
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P.E Nation's Claire Tregoning: "we can't imagine it not being a priority"
Ragtrader
Thu 23 April, 2020
Last year, P.E. Nation revealed a set of sustainability targets and committed to making at least half of its range sustainable by Q1 2020. To discover how the brand has progressed on its mission, Ragtrader spoke to P.E. Nation co-founder Claire Tregoning.
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Wind, solar help push grid emissions to record low, prices to four year low
Reneweconomy
Thu 23 April, 2020
The huge additions of rooftop solar and large scale wind and solar projects combined to help drive emissions from Australia’s main grid to a record low in the first quarter, and helped push average wholesale prices to their lowest point in four years.
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Corporate giants stand with Twiggy Forrest in fire fight
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 23 April, 2020
Some of Australia’s biggest companies put aside business rivalries to work with mining billionaire Andrew Forrest and former Data61 boss Adrian Turner to boost national disaster resilience.
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To protect biodiversity, small habitats matter
Cosmos
Thu 23 April, 2020
With the planet’s biodiversity crisis putting up to half a million species at risk of extinction, conservationists aren’t sure whether to focus efforts and resources on protecting large, wild habitats or those that are fragmented and degraded.
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New clues to when Earth’s plates started moving
Cosmos
Thu 23 April, 2020
New research suggests plate tectonics may have been well under way on Earth more than 3.2 billion years ago, adding a new dimension to the ongoing debate about exactly when they began influencing the early evolution of the planet.
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Kīlauea got wet, then went off
Cosmos
Thu 23 April, 2020
The dramatic eruption of Hawaii’s Kīlauea Volcano in 2018 was likely activated by extreme rainfall, according to new analysis outlined in the journal Nature.
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Virus and favourable weather delivers clear skies over Sydney
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 23 April, 2020
Take a deep breath Sydney because your city's air hasn't been this clean since the end of 2017 with the coronavirus contributing to the drop in air pollution.
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The Brisbane Times
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Bin-bound fresh produce finds new home on government flights
The Australian
Thu 23 April, 2020
Fresh produce at risk of going to waste as a result of the coronavirus crisis will find a home on a network of government subsid­ised freight-only flights to countries like China and Japan.
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OPINION: Why COVID-19 is a chance for us to 'regreen our mindscapes'
SBS World News Australia
Wed 22 April, 2020
Tony Rinaudo is the Senior Climate Action Adviser at World Vision Australia and specialises in a revegetation technique called farmer-managed natural regeneration (FMNR). He believes we need to take stock during this pandemic to protect our future.
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Why COVID-19 could boost ESG
Financial Standard
Wed 22 April, 2020
As the world celebrates Earth Day today,the environmentally conscious in the investment industry have said COVID-19 could be the crisis that causes us to take climate change more seriously.
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EARTH DAY: Intrepid celebrates 100,000th tree planted
Travel Weekly
Wed 22 April, 2020
Although travel is currently not an option for individuals around the world, the tour company said it is still committed to doing its part for climate action by matching trees planted with every subscription through its Offset Earth page.
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Coal finance is heading to its logical terminal conclusion: IEEFA
Ecogeneration
Wed 22 April, 2020
After a decade of deflation in renewable energy costs approaching 10% annually, and an extended global economic lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, the credit appeal of coal-fired power plants has never looked worse. As a result, financial institutions have been accelerating their exit from coal financing.
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Sydney’s Macquarie University signs 7-year contract with Snowy Hydro
Ecogeneration
Wed 22 April, 2020
Macquarie University has signed a seven-year contract with Snowy Hydro-owned Red Energy to switch to a 100% renewable electricity source for its North Ryde campus. The move will see the university’s total greenhouse gas emissions cut by 92%, with the campus’ electricity being sourced from Snowy Hydro from July 1. Under the contract, Macquarie will purchase about 54,422MWh of clean energy a year, saving the equivalent of 8,500 households’ worth of emissions each year.
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Renewables could add $A160 trillion to post Covid-19 economic recovery
Reneweconomy
Wed 22 April, 2020
Strong investments in clean energy could be the secret to pulling the global economy out of a Covid-19 induced slump, with Australia well positioned to benefit from a surging solar industry that could employ more people than the entire fossil fuel sector.
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“Snap back” in post viral cities needs a total reassessment of our goals (if we’re being economically responsible)
The Fifth Estate
Wed 22 April, 2020
Many see the current pandemic crisis – coming on the heels of the bushfire crisis and its parent, the climate crisis – in optimistic terms; as providing opportunity in recovery for economic environmental and social policy rethinks. We have a poor history of seizing opportunities, preferring the easy life even as its underpinnings steadily dissolve. It’s therefore useful to ask if useful recovery perspectives can be drawn from a lazy and pessimistic frame of mind?
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EG adds 'Fantasia building' to sustainable investment fund
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 22 April, 2020
It is the fourth asset to be acquired by EG for its High Income Sustainable Office Trust, which invests in properties where there is an opportunity to improve both the building's energy efficiency and generate a higher commercial return.
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Intel is using AI to gather real-time data on coral reef health
Yahoo News
Wed 22 April, 2020
There’s no question that coral reefs are rapidly deteriorating due to overfishing, bottom trawling, warming temperatures and unsustainable coastal development. In order to help protect and restore reefs, scientists need more data, and Intel thinks it might have a solution. Today, Intel and its partners -- Accenture and the Sulubaaï Environmental Foundation -- announced CORaiL, an AI-powered project to monitor reefs and analyze their resiliency.
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Winter rain hopes for Murray-Darling Basin
News.com.au
Wed 22 April, 2020
The Murray-Darling Basin is expected to have a wetter than average winter, boosting hopes depleted water stocks can be replenished this year.
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Perthnow
The Advertiser
The Canberra Times
The Herald Sun
The Newcastle Herald
The Weekly Review
The West Australian
Yahoo News
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Meet Three Scientists On The Frontline Of Australia’s Climate Crisis
Marie Claire
Wed 22 April, 2020
Climate change has been altering our countries most iconic landscapes - the outback to the expansive coastlines - for decades. Australia's most recent bushfire season presented the world with a frightening look into the future if we don't continue to fight the ongoing climate crisis.
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All The Ways You Can Enact Change In The Face Of The Climate Crisis
ELLE Australia
Wed 22 April, 2020
We've got our keep cups, we're shopping organic where we can and we've ditched the plastic grocery bags. However, the truth of the matter is, these small acts, while noble in their own way, are just not our best defences against the climate crisis. Maybe some decades ago but we're simply in too deep at this point to be thinking this micro.
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Hooked on convenience but want less waste? This podcast has easy tips
The Age
Wed 22 April, 2020
Little Green Pod was created in simpler times, a few months ago, but many of the show's tips for living a less wasteful life now feel prescient. Fiona Poole hosts these "snackable" podcasts that are shorter than 10 minutes each and are filled with useful information about making your own laundry detergent or making the most of your leftovers.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
Yahoo News
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Green apps to help you celebrate Earth Day indoors
Yahoo News
Wed 22 April, 2020
Today is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and in any other reality, if you wanted to celebrate this momentous occasion you’d go to the park to enjoy the fresh air. More ambitious folk might even volunteer to clean up a beach or plant some trees. But now, with most outdoor activities off the table, we have to find ways to be friendlier to the environment while staying at home. Luckily, there are some good green apps that can set you on the right path, even when that path doesn’t take you outside.
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State of the climate: First quarter of 2020 is second warmest on record
Reneweconomy
Wed 22 April, 2020
This year is shaping up to be one of the warmest years on record – if not the warmest. This is particularly noteworthy because 2020 is likely to see neutral El Niño/La Niña conditions that will play little-to-no role in boosting annual temperatures.
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