Issue date : Wed 29 April, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 24 Seconds
Number of items : 40
Survey backs renewables for Qld electricity generation
The Courier Mail
Wed 29 April, 2020
QUEENSLANDERS overwhelming want the State Government to invest in renewable energy sources, rather than coal-fired power, to meet their electricity needs.
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Use pandemic to 'rebuild our world for the better': UN chief
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 29 April, 2020
Berlin: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has challenged leaders to use the coronavirus pandemic to "rebuild our world for the better" by also working together to tackle other global threats such as climate change.
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Australia's environmental future needs to be decided this year
The Canberra Times
Wed 29 April, 2020
At a time when we are consumed by the threats to our health and the nation's economy from an unpredictable pandemic, a national committee has been considering the likely devastation from another existential global catastrophe - environmental collapse - which will not be controlled by a vaccine or drug.
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Isolation has made me more aware of my surroundings
Australian Geographic
Wed 29 April, 2020
How well do you actually know the area you live in: the birds, trees and insects that inhabit it? Lauren Smith explores Olds Park at Penshurst.
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Committee hearings blog: Youi on climate
Insurance News
Wed 29 April, 2020
It's Adam Bandt's turn to ask questions - and he's asking about climate change. Specifically, has climate change led to increased numbers of claims.
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Recipe for cheaper electricity? Try 90 per cent renewables by 2040
Reneweconomy
Wed 29 April, 2020
For the better part of the past decade, the federal Coalition’s key weapon in its inexplicable ideological war against renewable energy (and climate action) has been the threat of runaway electricity prices.
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Poopcorn test to help turtle conservation
9 News
Wed 29 April, 2020
Turtles may suffer for up to three weeks with plastic inside their system after mistaking the potentially lethal product for an easy meal, a study has found.
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Protesters scour forests for possums to lock out loggers
The Weekly Times
Wed 29 April, 2020
Victoria’s embattled timber industry is angered by the ongoing presence of protesters illegally searching for possums and camping out near logging coupes in breach of coronavirus restrictions
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Hurricane coming? Get bigger toepads
Cosmos
Wed 29 April, 2020
Lizard groups that frequently experience hurricanes evolve larger toepads than those that don’t, according to a new study.
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Lionfish quite at home in the Mediterranean
Cosmos
Wed 29 April, 2020
The rise and rise of the lionfish (Pterois miles) is a timely reminder that threats to the world’s marine environments aren’t all directly linked to humans.
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Rare macadamia trees destroyed in bushfire
7 News
Wed 29 April, 2020
Up to a third of a recently discovered copse of rare macadamia forest has been destroyed by the recent Queensland bushfires.
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Tree rings tell a story of water and climate change
Cosmos
Wed 29 April, 2020
By unlocking the secrets of tree rings, scientists have created a global database of trees’ water-use efficiency, which they hope will help improve rainfall predictions and management of the world’s water resources.
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Allbirds has launched its first athletic shoe and here’s why it’s making us rethink our joggers
Vogue Australia
Wed 29 April, 2020
Yes, Allbirds, the Kiwi sustainable footwear brand created by co-founders Tim Brown and Joey Zwillinger, is officially launching its first ever running shoe and it’s quite a big deal. Titled The Dasher, the running shoe offers athletic performance with the same dedication to sustainability that the brand has gone global for, allowing it to set up a permanent headquarters in San Francisco and start dabbling in brick-and-mortar stores.
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ASBEC slams WA NCC delay and says more sustainable design equals better economic outcomes
Architecture and Design
Tue 28 April, 2020
The decision by the WA Government to significantly delay implementation of the latest updates to the National Construction Code (NCC) is ‘deeply concerning at a time when energy efficiency is critical for supporting economic stimulus’, says the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC).
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Allianz climate change
Insurance News
Tue 28 April, 2020
Adam Bandt says "I want to ask some questions about climate change". He asks Mr Feledy whether he agrees with the science that suggests Australia is heading for a 4 degree rise, and what that means for the exposure of Allianz's portfolio.
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Craig Kelly on climate
Insurance News
Tue 28 April, 2020
Now it's the turn of Craig Kelly. He's questioning ICA claims that this is our worst disaster season on record with $4.6 billion of losses.
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Natural disaster insurance claims hit $4b
News.com.au
Tue 28 April, 2020
Australians have lodged more than $4 billion in insurance claims because of natural disasters since September, with about half of those because of bushfires.
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ESG investing now mainstream: deVere
Financial Standard
Tue 28 April, 2020
Economic turmoil and the collapse of oil prices have pushed responsible investing to the fore, according to global independent financial advisory deVere.
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Solar, wind and battery storage now cheapest energy options just about everywhere
Reneweconomy
Tue 28 April, 2020
Further cost reductions in both large scale solar PV and onshore wind projects mean that these two technologies are now the cheapest form of new build energy generation in areas that count for two thirds of the world’s population, and 85 per cent of the globe’s electricity generation.
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Big cost swings point to more big battery storage, less pumped hydro
Reneweconomy
Tue 28 April, 2020
The Australian Energy Market Operator is expected to make significant revisions to its 20-year blueprint for the national grid after conceding that the capital of costs new transmission links, pumped hydro facilities and gas-fired generators are significantly higher than it assumed in its draft 2020 Integrated System Plan.
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This Is How Much It Costs To Keep A Zoo Open
Ten Daily
Tue 28 April, 2020
Zoos and aquariums across Australia have been forced to close due to the coronavirus crisis, but the animals inside still need to be fed and cared for, and that's no cheap feat.
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GM crops ban set to go in South Australia
News.com.au
Tue 28 April, 2020
A ban on genetically modified crops on the South Australian mainland is set to be scrapped with the Liberal government and the Labor opposition reaching a deal on proposed new laws.
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Using lots of plastic packaging during the coronavirus crisis? You’re not alone
The Conversation
Tue 28 April, 2020
In eight years, US environmentalist and social media star Lauren Singer had never sent an item of rubbish to landfill. But last month, in an impassioned post to her 383,000 Instagram followers, she admitted the reality of COVID-19 has changed that.
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Lockdown's a load of rubbish: Recycling fear as household waste spikes
The Age
Tue 28 April, 2020
Australian households have thrown out more than 10 per cent more rubbish and recyclables via kerbside bins during the COVID-19 lockdown, amid a spike in supermarket shopping and home deliveries.
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The Gold Coast Bulletin
Coronavirus triples demand for bigger home waste bins as residents clean up
NT News
The Advertiser
The Daily Telegraph
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