Issue date : Tue 28 April, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 02 Min 33 Seconds
Number of items : 30
Government's gas-led economic recovery plans questioned
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 28 April, 2020
Australia should follow the example of New Zealand and a growing number of European nations and design a long-term green stimulus package that both rebuilds the economy and cuts emissions, says the chairman of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, Martijn Wilder.
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The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Talking Point: Climate stats warn of grim outlook
The Mercury
Tue 28 April, 2020
PETER BOYER: If the COVID-19 experience has taught governments anything, it should be to heed science, go early and go hard, flatten the curve and put health ahead of the economy.
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Urban List Launches Always-On Sustainability Commitment With Bank Australia
B & T
Tue 28 April, 2020
The publisher today revealed their new platform, Urban Sustainability, in partnership with Bank Australia, committing to equip their 3 million-strong audience with the intel they need to have a positive impact — on people and on the planet; with content and conversations that encourage social, cultural and environmental sustainability.
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BetaShares fund certified as ‘responsibly invested’
Money Management
Tue 28 April, 2020
BetaShareshas announced that its Australian Sustainability Leaders Diversified Bond ETF – Currency Hedged (GBND) fund has been certified by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA).
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Wind and solar could play key role in future of Australia’s aluminium industry
Reneweconomy
Tue 28 April, 2020
In our view, Australia’s aluminium industry is more competitive than is generally realised, particularly at the current exchange rate. There is evidence that in China even subsidised electricity prices are closer to $A60/MWh than $A40/MWh – and even then, subsidies in China are required at coal and electricity companies.
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Volunteer food drops help give bushfire-hit wildlife a fighting chance
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 28 April, 2020
Twice a week volunteers tramp across the charred hillsides around Kangaroo Valley to restock as many as 150 sites set up to give the region’s remaining wildlife a much-needed feed.
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The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Coupling big data and conservation
Cosmos
Tue 28 April, 2020
The “big data revolution” offers an unprecedented opportunity to better chart environmental degradation and inform global conservation and sustainability, according to a commentary in the journal Nature Communications.
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Packaging technologies boosting shelf life of essentials
Food & Beverage
Tue 28 April, 2020
Making food last longer on the shelf has taken on an even more important role due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. As we abide to self-distancing measures, it means a lot of people – especially the elderly and those more vulnerable to the virus – don’t want to go out as much, including going shopping for food.
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Michael Moore’s Planet of the Humans: A reheated mess of lazy, old myths
Reneweconomy
Tue 28 April, 2020
The film ‘Planet of the Humans’ opens with the director, Jeff Gibbs, operating a fossil-fuelled combustion engine vehicle, on a road full of combustion engine vehicles, followed up with some footage taken from the International Space Station (fossil fuelled rockets put that in space).
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Meatless Farm Company arrives in Australia
Food & Beverage
Tue 28 April, 2020
UK plant-based meat company, Meatless Farm, has announced its arrival in Australia, following the brand’s explosive growth in the United States, the United Kingdom, and throughout Europe since their founding only four years ago.
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$95m rescue package for locked-down zoos, aquariums
The Age
Mon 27 April, 2020
A $95 million rescue package is on its way to more than 100 zoos, wildlife parks and aquariums that are struggling after closing their doors to visitors last month due to coronavirus restrictions.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
Australia’s main grid sets new milestone for negative prices over weekend
Reneweconomy
Mon 27 April, 2020
Negative prices are not just afflicting the US oil market. They’ve been a feature of Australian – and other – electricity markets from time to time, since the nights of excess and inflexible coal generation (that caused hot water heating to be switched to midnight) right through to surplus wind and solar output and the emergence of deep solar “duck curves.”
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'Fundamental change' needed in fire preparation and response: Lapsley
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 27 April, 2020
Improved firefighter protection, more use of emerging technology to fight blazes around the clock and prescribed burns on private land are among priority changes proposed by former Victoria emergency chief Craig Lapsley.
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The Brisbane Times
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Soft plastics: follow the Red recycled road
Food Processing
Mon 27 April, 2020
When you think of outdoor furniture, roads, bollards, fences, patio decking and even footbridges you might not realise that a growing number of these items are made incorporating ‘soft plastics’ as a way to recycle flexible packaging and materials that have no home at this moment in the current kerbside recycling systems in Australia.
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Teresa Palmer became vegan due to climate change
The Daily Telegraph
Mon 27 April, 2020
Actress Teresa Palmer was inspired to become a vegan after researching the link between eating meat and climate change.
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The Herald Sun
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6 ethical labels that need your support in their fight against Covid-19
Vogue Australia
Mon 27 April, 2020
As we collectively take stock of our monthly spending, supporting sustainable brands by shopping responsibly is more important than ever right now—not only for the sake of our planet but also to guarantee their future survival. Young labels, including Copenhagen-based Carcel, have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic as key stockists began halting payments. To guarantee their employees continued to be paid, the label introduced a radically new pricing system last month, allowing shoppers to choose whether to pay 50 per cent, 75 per cent, 100 per cent or 125 per cent of the full price.
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