Issue date : Mon 4 May, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 39 Seconds
Number of items : 43
Aren’t we in a drought? The Australian black coal industry uses enough water for over 5 million people
The Conversation
Mon 4 May, 2020
Water is a highly contested resource in this long, oppressive drought, and the coal industry is one of Australia’s biggest water users.
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$300m clean energy fund to back fossil-fuel hydrogen projects
The Age
Mon 4 May, 2020
The Morrison government has committed $300 million to the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and instructed it to invest in new hydrogen energy projects including those powered by fossil fuels.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
'Never more critical': Government pressed on low-carbon recovery study
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 4 May, 2020
The Berejiklian government is being urged by a lower house committee to report within months how the promotion of low-carbon technologies can help revive NSW's economy as well as reducing its dependence on coal.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Watchdog 'failing in oversight' of dredging of toxic harbour sludge
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 4 May, 2020
The state's environment watchdog has been accused of failing to ensure proper oversight of the dredging of contaminated sludge for a motorway tunnel under Sydney Harbour.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Santos hopes for Narrabri gas verdict 'no later than August'
The Age
Mon 4 May, 2020
Energy giant Santos expects a ruling on its long-delayed Narrabri coal-seam gas project by the end of August after the introduction of new rules allowing public hearings to be held online during the coronavirus crisis.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Dinner to die for: how fish use their spines to fend off hungry seals
The Conversation
Mon 4 May, 2020
What price are you willing to pay for food? For most of us, that’s a question about money. But what if the cost were actual pain, injury and death? For some seals and dolphins, this a real risk when hunting.
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Smarter irrigation could feed millions more
Cosmos
Mon 4 May, 2020
US researchers have calculated that accessing untapped freshwater around the world would allow farmers to feed 620 to 840 million more people without depleting water resources or expanding agriculture into natural ecosystems.
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Allbirds Released a Running Shoe Made From Eco-Friendly Materials, and It Looks So Cosy
PopSugar
Mon 4 May, 2020
We're big fans of sustainable fashion and eco-friendly products, and we're constantly trying to find ways to reduce our use of plastic and lower our carbon footprint. We've tried leggings that are made from recycled water bottles (and they also happen to be extremely comfy) and now we've found eco-friendly running shoes from Allbirds.
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Here's how we can avoid the 'bathtub scenario'
The Canberra Times
Sun 3 May, 2020
It's not every day I get up at 6am to talk about inequality with a Nobel Prize winner, but hosting the Australia Institute's Economics of a Pandemic webinar series afforded me that opportunity this week.
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Koalas rely on trees for water: study
7 News
Sun 3 May, 2020
A new study of koalas indicates the Australian marsupial relies on trees not just for shelter, food and rest, but also for drinking water.
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Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The West Australian
Yahoo News
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Black Summer bushfire inquiries begin
The Saturday Paper
Sat 2 May, 2020
Many are still waiting to rebuild their homes that were destroyed during the Black Summer, but experts have told the bushfire royal commission and parliamentary inquiry that the climate crisis will leave more people vulnerable to disaster. By Rick Morton.
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Angus Taylor’s bioenergy plans
The Saturday Paper
Sat 2 May, 2020
About 20 years ago, fourth-generation West Wimmera farmer Steve Hobbs was sorting out his deceased grandfather’s belongings when some photos inside an old shoebox caught his eye. They were of the family farm back in the 1920s, grainy black-and-white snapshots of thatched haystacks and teams of horses working the land.
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No ‘herd immunity’ for drought
The Australian
Sat 2 May, 2020
With the drought swept under the carpet of tall green grass, with a trickle of water flowing down the Pages River for the first time in years, it’s time to check the damage.
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Falling for an old flame: Can Australia really grow through gas?
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 2 May, 2020
On Thursday evening at an office desk in Perth one of Australia’s best-known businessmen, Richard Goyder - chairman of Qantas, the AFL and Woodside Petroleum - hosted Woodside’s annual general meeting, via teleconference in keeping with isolation protocols.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Where coal is king
The Australian
Sat 2 May, 2020
They’re the centre of debate about future of their industry. So how do workers respond?
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World energy agency sees renewables making big gains as COVID-19 fades
The New Daily
Sat 2 May, 2020
Lockdown measures taken to stop the new coronavirus have caused a ‘staggering’ drop in energy demand, with renewables being the most resilient as demand for clean power increases, according to the world’s energy watchdog.
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Woodside warns renewables 'lack scale' as rivals turn green leaf
The Age
Fri 1 May, 2020
Australian oil and gas giant Woodside has expressed reservations about following major European rivals in committing to diversify away from fossil fuels into the renewable energy industry, despite facing a historic investor revolt on climate change.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Solar panel installations remain near record rate despite COVID-19
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 1 May, 2020
Australians' interest in solar panels is so far defying the disruption of the coronavirus, with registrations in April running at the second-highest monthly rate on record.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Curious Kids: have people ever seen a colossal squid?
The Conversation
Fri 1 May, 2020
The colossal squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni) is the stuff of nightmares ripped straight out of the mind of a sleeping pirate. Picture the giant kraken wrapped around a ship and dragging it to the bottom of the sea!
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Light relief for migratory animals' dark and arduous journeys
The Age
Fri 1 May, 2020
To seabirds flying at night a bitumen road looks like a dark expanse of sea. They're built for life on the ocean and can't take off from land, putting them in danger from oncoming cars and predators.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Concerns over NSW logging after bushfires
News.com.au
Fri 1 May, 2020
The Nature Conservation Council of NSW is calling for a pause on native forest logging due to concerns about koala populations and demand after the bushfires.
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7 News
SBS World News Australia
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The Weekly Times
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