Issue date : Tue 5 May, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 18 Seconds
Number of items : 39
Residents launch blockade in popular Gold Coast hinterland spot
The Gold Coast Bulletin
Tue 5 May, 2020
The State Government has been asked to stop its trucks demolishing a popular Gold Coast hinterland forest park where residents have formed a blockade. THE State Government has been asked to stop its trucks demolishing a popular Gold Coast hinterland forest park where residents have formed a blockade.
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Despite headwinds, China prepares for world’s largest carbon market
The Interpreter
Tue 5 May, 2020
In late 2017, China released its national emissions trading system (ETS) plan, laying out a three-stage transition from regional pilot systems that began in 2013. The national ETS announcement came at a time of intense global interest in China’s climate action, especially given the November 2020 withdrawal of the US from the Paris Agreement and ongoing negotiations on the treaty’s implementation rules.
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Renewable energy projects create jobs, save money, say top economists
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 5 May, 2020
Stimulus spending on new green energy projects creates twice as many jobs per dollar than investments in fossil fuel projects, according to a new study by researchers including the Nobel prize winner Joseph Stiglitz and leading climate economist Nicholas Stern.
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Nuclear is getting hammered by green power and the pandemic
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 5 May, 2020
Generating power without harmful carbon emissions has never been more urgent, yet one of the biggest sources of clean power is struggling to turn a profit.
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How much does a koala need to drink?
Cosmos
Tue 5 May, 2020
This is a video of a koala licking rainwater from a tree. Not the most exciting viewing, perhaps, even for hardcore koala fans, but it has made scientists sit up and take notice.
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New findings show Australian sheep face dangerous heat stress on export ships
The Conversation
Tue 5 May, 2020
It’s been almost three years since thousands of Australian sheep died during a voyage from Australia to the Middle East. My group’s new research provides insight into the heat stress faced by sheep exported in recent years and casts further doubt on the industry’s future.
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Survival in the Atacama Desert
Cosmos
Tue 5 May, 2020
It’s not quite life on Mars, but it may be a pointer. US researchers have shown that, as some had suspected, microorganisms can survive in the harshest of conditions by extracting water from the rocks they colonise.
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Seaweed feed business CH4 Global to expand into SA regions
The Advertiser
Mon 4 May, 2020
A company setting up a new seaweed cattle feed supplement industry in Australia hopes to set up across thousands of hectares in SA regions, stemming from several 20ha sites to be established next year.
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Algae could net Noosa start-up big rewards
The Courier Mail
Tue 5 May, 2020
A SUNSHINE Coast start-up has big plans for the mass-production of algae with applications for food, pharmaceuticals, pesticides and even a popular chocolate snack.
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'Blown away': Safe climate niche closing fast, with billions at risk
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 5 May, 2020
As much as one-third of the world's population will be exposed to Sahara Desert-like heat within half a century if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise at the pace of recent years.
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Global warming affects tropical cyclone patterns
Cosmos
Tue 5 May, 2020
Global warming is shifting patterns in the distribution of tropical cyclones, according to an analysis of four decades of data published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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Bundy Council take a stand on coal project
The Weekly Times
Mon 4 May, 2020
Bundaberg Regional Council has taken a formal stance on Fox Resources coal mining exploration in the region, speaking in favour of preserving prime agricultural land in the Bundy food bowl.
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Westpac abandons funding for thermal coal mining
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 4 May, 2020
Westpac says it will stop funding mining projects for coal to be used for power generation by 2030, as part of a broader commitment to reach a net-zero emissions business model by 2050.
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Reneweconomy
Westpac to shed thermal coal investments by 2030, switch to renewables and EVs
Money Management
Westpac to exit thermal coal by 2030
The Australian
Westpac to cut coal ties by 2030
News.com.au
Westpac to end support for coal by 2030
7 News
The Australian
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Westpac pledges to end support for coal by 2030
Calls for virus recovery to be green-led
News.com.au
Mon 4 May, 2020
Investors with more than $2 trillion in their wallets are urging governments to prioritise net zero emissions projects in coronavirus recovery plans.
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Coalition of environment groups alleges Delta Electricity has breached its environment protection licence for Vales Point Power Station
The Newcastle Herald
Mon 4 May, 2020
The Environment Protection Authority has confirmed it is investigating Delta Electricity for alleged breaches of its environmental protection licence for Vales Point Power Station. It follows a complaint made by a coalition of environment groups that alleged Delta had failed to comply with licence conditions.
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ESG-themed funds fall short of expectations
Financial Standard
Mon 4 May, 2020
New Morningstar research comparing the carbon emission risk in managed funds has seen some ethical-themed funds missing out on a low carbon designation.
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WA watchdog green-lights world's biggest hybrid wind and solar hub
WAToday
Mon 4 May, 2020
A $22 billion-plus wind and solar renewable energy project in the Pilbara, the largest proposed such hybrid project in the world, has been recommended for environmental approval.
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The West Australian
Environmental tick for WA renewable hub
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The Australian
WA renewable energy project gets green light
Australia wind output breaks through 5,000MW for first time
Reneweconomy
Mon 4 May, 2020
Australia’s wind energy output broke through the 5,000MW for the first time late last Friday – little more than a year after it broke through the 4,000MW milestone.
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Dog finds some 100 koalas in fire-hit land
News.com.au
Mon 4 May, 2020
More than 100 sick or injured koalas have been found in bushfire-ravaged parts of Australia by a dog named Bear and a team of experts since last summer.
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Fast-moving and destructive fall armyworm threatening crops across Australia
7 News
Mon 4 May, 2020
A fast-moving, voracious exotic pest that has the potential to quickly decimate food crops is expected to continue to spread across Australia.
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Huon Aquaculture fined $40000 for environmental breaches
The Mercury
Mon 4 May, 2020
An ASX-listed salmon farm has been fined for dumping waste water containing chemicals and heavy metals onto the foreshore of a major waterway.
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Good news: We’re making progress on the textile waste problem
Inside Retail
Mon 4 May, 2020
It’s no secret that the past few months have been really tough for the retail sector. Many businesses have found the economic and consumer landscape really challenging, and with the present uncertainty due to the COVID-19 virus, it is hard some days to find the good news in the retail space.
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Nature nurture
The West Australian
Mon 4 May, 2020
Movement, connection and nature form Kate Gibson’s golden triangle. They are embodied in The Hike Collective’s day bushwalks around Perth — a key ingredient is how being in the nature makes people feel.
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