Issue date : Mon 27 April, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 13 Seconds
Number of items : 38
Calls for climate focus after coronavirus
News.com.au
Mon 27 April, 2020
Governments are being warned not to redirect resources earmarked for climate change in recovery efforts after coronavirus.
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VanEck’s sustainable index fund gets RI certified
Money Management
Mon 27 April, 2020
The VanEck Vectors MSCI Australian Sustainable Equity exchange traded fund (ETF) has been certified as a ‘responsible investment’ by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA).
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Diamonds may shine in energy storage
Cosmos
Mon 27 April, 2020
Australian researchers have proposed the design of a new carbon nanostructure made from bundles of diamond nanothreads.
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Sustainability front of mind
The West Australian
Mon 27 April, 2020
Located 1.5km from the heart of Fremantle, East Village at Knutsford is set to become the port city’s most sustainable new development.
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‘Insect apocalypse’ not so clear-cut
Cosmos
Mon 27 April, 2020
Love them or hate them, recent reports of an “insect apocalypse” sounded alarm bells around the world as conservationists warned of dire repercussions for people and ecosystems.
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The wrought-iron butterflyfish is the most metal of all fish
Australian Geographic
Mon 27 April, 2020
Animal Crossing would have us believe that the black bass is the most metal fish in the ocean, but it doesn’t even come close to the wrought-iron butterflyfish. This fish looks like it’s been cast in silvery black iron, its patterning reminiscent of a newly forged sheet of chainmail.
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Snowy 2.0 threatens to pollute our rivers and wipe out native fish
The Conversation
Mon 27 April, 2020
The federal government’s Snowy 2.0 energy venture is controversial for many reasons, but one has largely escaped public attention. The project threatens to devastate aquatic life by introducing predators and polluting important rivers. It may even push one fish species to extinction.
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Study finds 160 ways to protect the Great Barrier Reef
SBS World News Australia
Mon 27 April, 2020
From cloud brightening to heat-tolerant corals, a study has identified 160 possible interventions that could help protect the Great Barrier Reef.
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Landmark CSIRO fracking study douses pollution fears
The Australian
Mon 27 April, 2020
he use of fracking to extract coal-seam gas in Queensland has little to no impact on groundwater, waterways, soils or air quality, a CSIRO study concluded in findings that boost the industrys battle to diffuse concerns about environmental damage.
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'Ready to go': Drought's end in sight after rains and more to come
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 27 April, 2020
Garry Hall, a cattle breeder, has had more rain since February than for all of 2018 and 2019, and the Macquarie River is flowing past his property at the rate of a billion litres a day.
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When Coalition spends big on oil, it misses a huge green economic opportunity for Australia
Reneweconomy
Sun 26 April, 2020
This week, we have heard that oil prices have plunged below zero. This means that, theoretically at least, oil producers are paying people to get rid of oil because they’re pumping out way too much for the current global usage as people are staying at home, rather than burning oil driving and flying.
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A guide to Australia’s penguins
Australian Geographic
Sun 26 April, 2020
EIGHTEEN SPECIES OF penguin grace the Earth with their adorable presence, and a surprising number of them have an Australian connection. From the penguin parade of Phillip Island to the Australian research stations dotted along the coast of East Antarctica, we’ve rounded up eight species you should know about.
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Get your phone and join the great bee count
The Australian
Sun 26 April, 2020
If Britain’s annual butterfly count is admirably ambitious, then tallying bees around the globe is outright audacious. Nevertheless, a team of optimistic scientists is launching the first world bee count to do just that.
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Dolphins reclaim Bosphorus as virus silences Istanbul
Yahoo News
Sun 26 April, 2020
A lull in boat traffic and a fishing ban in Istanbul forced by the coronavirus pandemic has proved good news for some of the city's most-loved inhabitants -- the dolphins that swim in the fish-rich waters of the Bosphorus Strait between Europe and Asia.
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What does it take to end a drought?
ABC News
Sun 26 April, 2020
How long is a piece of string? Drought is a creeping disaster. You are in the middle of it by the time you realise it has begun.
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Coronavirus is just a dress rehearsal for what is likely coming next
The Canberra Times
Sat 25 April, 2020
Just as the bushfire crisis was a flaw-exposing dress rehearsal that helped Australia deal with the COVID-19 crisis, the COVID-19 crisis should itself be a dress rehearsal for possibly worse things to come. And the most recent report of the Commission for the Human Future suggests that we would do well to prepare for them.
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Fossil fuel web leading Australia to a Deadly Recovery
Reneweconomy
Sat 25 April, 2020
Like me, you wake up in the morning, unlock your phone, mutter “Okay, get on with it” and spend the next thirty minutes being systematically slapped hard in the face by a long, slowly-progressing queue of coronavirus articles that have built up overnight. This is compulsory now. You cannot opt out of the daily Rona face slap ritual.
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Iceland whaling cancelled again this year
The Daily Telegraph
Mon 27 April, 2020
Whale hunting in Iceland has been cancelled this summer due to coronavirus concerns, Icelandic media network RUV reported Friday.
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No green new deal for Australia as Coalition tightens embrace of fossil fuels
Reneweconomy
Fri 24 April, 2020
The full economic impact of the Covid-19 is still yet unknown, but it is clear that world’s governments face a choice in their response: Do they look to protect industries in terminal decline, or do they look to the long-term, supporting new green industries to flourish in a post-Covid-19 future?
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The Paris Agreement 'will cost our economy billions and must be scrapped'
Sky News Australia
Fri 24 April, 2020
Sky News host Rowan Dean says the Paris Agreement "is set to siphon not millions ... (but) possibly half a trillion from the economy in the decades ahead" and is the "single biggest piece of green tape" facing Australia.
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Relief for five constrained solar farms as new inverter “firmware” passes test
Reneweconomy
Fri 24 April, 2020
The owners and operators of five solar farms in Victoria and NSW that have had their output cut in half for the last seven months have breathed a sigh of relief as new inverter “firmware” designed to avoid uncontrollable “oscillations” successfully passed a week-long series of testing, leading to a lifting of constraints.
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Ain't nothing but mammals for new Australian Museum chief scientist
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 24 April, 2020
Among the 100 or so mammals that Professor Kristofer Helgen has helped name during field research in 50 countries, the most unusual might be the Skywalker hoolock gibbon of southern China and Myanmar.
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