Issue date : Fri 24 April, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 03 Seconds
Number of items : 36
Listen to virus, climate science: Albanese
9 News
Fri 24 April, 2020
Anthony Albanese is hopeful the coalition government's faith in science on coronavirus will translate to more action on climate change.
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State government backs big batteries and solar to drive recovery
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 24 April, 2020
Residents will be able to install larger solar energy systems on their roofs without council approval and NSW may get its first big battery as part of planning changes introduced by the state government.
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Red tape cut for green power in NSW
7 News
Fri 24 April, 2020
Owners of homes and commercial buildings in NSW will now find it easier to install large scale solar systems, with the state government cutting some of the red tape involved.
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People skills a valuable asset in helping animals
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 24 April, 2020
Unsurprisingly for a chief executive officer of the Cat Protection Society of NSW, Kristina Vesk has loved cats since she was a child.
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How birds evolved big brains
Cosmos
Fri 24 April, 2020
Birds and non-avian dinosaurs had similar relative brain sizes prior to the mass extinction at the end of the Cretaceous Period, according to a major new study.
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If we can put a man on the Moon, we can save the Great Barrier Reef
The Conversation
Fri 24 April, 2020
Scientists recently confirmed the Great Barrier Reef suffered another serious bleaching event last summer - the third in five years. Dramatic intervention to save the natural wonder is clearly needed.
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We just keep finding marine plastic
Cosmos
Fri 24 April, 2020
There’s mixed news in our fight against plastics that cause chaos in marine environments. We’re finding new ways to find it, but we’re still finding much too much of it.
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The Big Beauty Brands Embracing Sustainability
Marie Claire
Fri 24 April, 2020
With climate change and anxiety about the future of our planet at an all-time high, it’s little wonder so many of us are hitting the reset button on our beauty-buying habits and how we dispose of our empty bottles. Thankfully, companies are making it easier for us to choose wisely.
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Being greener has helped me during the coronavirus pandemic
ABC News
Fri 24 April, 2020
To restrict ourselves for the people we love. Socially distance and self-isolate — do it for your mum, your granddad, your friend going through chemo or that professor at your uni who charms you with his old school bow tie.
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13 Eco-Friendly Red Carpet Looks We're Still Talking About Today
PopSugar
Fri 24 April, 2020
If there's one thing I've learned through the years, it's that eco-friendly gowns are nothing to scoff at. While some celebrities have been wearing archival vintage pieces as a nod to sustainability, others have been teaming up with designers to come up with creative ways to go completely green. While there have been plenty of A-listers over the years who have championed sustainable fashion on the red carpet, I would be remiss if I didn't mention the queen of eco-friendly fashion, Emma Watson. The actress was one of the first to "go green" on the red carpet.
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Newcastle becomes face of ‘climate revolution’
Government News
Thu 23 April, 2020
The City of Newcastle is being used as the face of the “climate revolution” as it reinvents itself for a future without fossil fuels.
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World must tackle two crises at once, says Greta Thunberg
The New Daily
Thu 23 April, 2020
Greta Thunberg has urged people around the world to choose a “new way forward”, as she joined calls for a combined effort to tackle coronavirus and the climate crisis.
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Earth Day at 50 – what the environmental holiday means today
The Conversation
Thu 23 April, 2020
The millions of people who demonstrated on the first Earth Day wouldn’t look out of place in an Extinction Rebellion rally or youth climate strike today. Their chants and banners – decrying pollution, war and waste – are familiar, but 50 years have passed since April 22 1970. What can activists today learn from the moment that sparked the modern environmental movement?
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On so many ways to not waste a good crisis
The Fifth Estate
Thu 23 April, 2020
There’s no shortage of optimistic commentary coming out urging us not to waste this crisis. Suddenly, we have hours to kill in self isolation to reconsider existing economic, environmental and social policy, and ponder over better options. With any luck, we’ll seize the opportunity to embark on economic recovery that also solves some of our biggest problems, such as housing affordability and, of course, climate change.
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Thirsty high-rollers … mining’s heavy haulers prime candidates for hydrogen conversion
Ecogeneration
Thu 23 April, 2020
While we wait for the covid-19 virus to run its course the climate change debate has largely been pushed off the mainstream media radar. Other than before and after photos of clearer skies and waterways, the virus-initiated environmental reprieve has illustrated one thing: it shows what might be if we can achieve decarbonisation goals over the next 30 years.
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Do our fruit bats carry the virus behind COVID-19?
Australian Geographic
Thu 23 April, 2020
BECAUSE OF THESE reports, Australians living close to large colonies of fruit bats, otherwise known as flying-foxes, might be wondering if they carry deadly coronaviruses.
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Birds in paradise: Albania's flamingos flourish in virus lockdown
Yahoo News
Thu 23 April, 2020
With tourists home, boats docked and factories silenced under a coronavirus lockdown, Albania's pink flamingos and curly pelicans are flourishing in the newfound tranquility of lagoons dotting the country's western coastline.
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The Australian fires: Understanding the causes and long-term impact of the bushfires.
Lens
Thu 23 April, 2020
This episode of A Different Lens looks at the lasting and far-reaching impact of the past summer's devastating Australian bushfires. Monash academics from various disciplines offer insights into what caused the "megafires", how communities and businesses are trying to recover, the environmental devastation, and, where to from here? They also shed light on how climate change played a role in the severity of the bushfires.
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Huge fire ravages Poland's largest nature reserve
Yahoo News
Thu 23 April, 2020
Massive wildfires have ravaged Poland's largest nature reserve, the Biebrza National Park, as the country faces its worst drought in years.
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Brisbane backburn under way as bushfire memories flicker
The Brisbane Times
Thu 23 April, 2020
The first of 35 controlled burns planned for Brisbane’s backburning season has started in 2.7 hectares of bushland at Drewvale near Logan.
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Planting timber forests on Australian farms
Pursuit
Thu 23 April, 2020
Australia needs new business models between industry and agriculture to inspire investment in trees on farms in order to guarantee the country’s future timber resources
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Action looms over 'steep, unexplained' spike in power plant pollution
The Age
Thu 23 April, 2020
Environment and health groups have launched legal complaints against the operators of coal-fired power stations in Victoria and NSW after new data revealed huge increases in dangerous particulate pollution from their plants.
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