Issue date : Thu 7 May, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 29 Seconds
Number of items : 41
Victoria urged to halt AGL's floating gas terminal approval bid
The Age
Thu 7 May, 2020
Western Port residents have launched an urgent appeal for the Victorian government to push back an assessment of AGL's contentious plan for a floating gas import terminal at Crib Point until after coronavirus lockdowns have ended.
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Australia must fast-track new domestic storage to ensure fuel security
The Strategist
Thu 7 May, 2020
The Australian government has been quick to defend its record on energy security by arguing ‘supply chain resilience has meant that during Covid-19 pandemic, we have not faced shortages’. Despite these claims, the government has been rapidly developing its liquid fuel policy over the last month.
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Feathers, digits and the Sonic Hedgehog
Cosmos
Thu 7 May, 2020
Bird feathers and human digits share a remarkably similar developmental history, according to a new study.
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Developers may spare remnant patch of unburnt coastal forest
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 7 May, 2020
The developer planning to build homes on an unburnt patch of forest on the NSW South Coast has agreed to a two-week halt in land clearing to see if alternative land can be found.
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Urgent call to halt land clearing in NSW
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For coral reefs, more is less
Cosmos
Thu 7 May, 2020
The story of coral reef bleaching ramifications continues to unfold with an international study revealing the long-term impacts on fish populations and associated ecosystems.
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Understanding moisture and rainfall
Cosmos
Thu 7 May, 2020
The role that atmospheric water vapour plays in weather is complex and not clearly understood.
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Why is sustainable fashion important?
ProBono Australia News
Thu 7 May, 2020
While independent label Team Timbuktu may be small, their ability to reduce their negative impact and use alternate fabrics and processes proves it's not just the giants of the fashion world who can make a difference.
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Keep an open mind on fossil fuelled hydrogen, Chief Scientist says
The Age
Wed 6 May, 2020
Australia's Chief Scientist Alan Finkel is backing the Morrison government's move to fund hydrogen projects fuelled by both fossil fuels and renewables as the best way to grow a potential powerhouse export industry.
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South Australia targets 100pc renewables
The Australian
Wed 6 May, 2020
South Australia has accelerated a timeline for renewables to provide 100 per cent of its electricity needs, with plans to hit the ambitious target by 2030.
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Canberra is a model for using climate action to drive economic recovery, minister says
Reneweconomy
Wed 6 May, 2020
The ACT climate change minister says that the current Covid-19 crisis has demonstrated the ability of governments to undertake rapid and substantial action in response to an unprecedented crisis, and there is no reason why a similar approach can not be made to address climate change.
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W.A. sees no new thermal generation being built, even with no state RET
Reneweconomy
Wed 6 May, 2020
Western Australia energy minister Bill Johnston has all but ruled out the development of any new thermal fossil fuel generation of any sort in the state, due to the cheap cost of renewable energy and the government’s aspirational target of net-zero emissions by 2050.
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Upper House inquiry to gauge environmental health of 'stressed state'
The Age
Wed 6 May, 2020
Victoria's rapidly deteriorating biodiversity, the threat of climate change and a bleak outlook for critically endangered flora and fauna will be examined in a parliamentary inquiry into the health of the state’s ecosystems.
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Heed COVID-19 lessons in the fight against climate change
The Age
Wed 6 May, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn attention away from climate change, but the threat global warming poses to our planet has certainly not gone away. Rising global temperatures might not be making the front page as often as during Australia’s summer bushfire crisis, but the evidence of the damage already being inflicted is growing more compelling by the day.
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Mining giants urged to ramp up emissions reduction efforts
Australian Mining
Wed 6 May, 2020
Only two of the 10 largest mining companies are on track to limit climate change to two degrees Celsius, according to research data from the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI).
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Investigation into emerging system strength challenges
Energy Magazine
Wed 6 May, 2020
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $490,629 in funding for Powerlink Queensland to investigate solutions for system strength challenges.
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Solar power could be the cheapest way to generate electricity by 2025
Energy Matters
Wed 6 May, 2020
Solar power has come along way recently, especially as 2019 hit new heights for both national and global efforts. But one of the biggest breakthroughs could actually be in arm’s reach, all through the technology of perovskite innovation.
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March of the spider crabs
Australian Geographic
Wed 6 May, 2020
Each winter, in one of the world’s most extraordinary natural spectacles, a writhing mass of spindly claws and legs rises from the depths of Bass Strait into the sheltered waters of Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay.
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NCC doesn’t cover demolition and contaminated lamps in landfill are the result
The Fifth Estate
Wed 6 May, 2020
Around 85 per cent of mercury-containing fluorescent tubes and lamps still go to landfill –poisoning our land and water tables – even though it’s illegal and Australia has signed an international convention. Simple changes to the National Construction Code (NCC) are part of the solution.
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Stars and scientists call for world not to 'go back to normal'
Yahoo News
Wed 6 May, 2020
A host of celebrities and scientists including Madonna, Robert de Niro and a clutch of Nobel Prize winners have called for radical change in the world rather than "a return to normal" after the coronavirus lockdowns.
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Snapshot: The pioneering lady twitchers of Australia
Australian Geographic
Wed 6 May, 2020
Unlike similar organisations at the time, six women were among the foundation members of The Australasian Ornithologists’ Union in 1901. The organisation continues to research and advocate for Australia’s native birds today as BirdLife Australia.
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Exploring Urban List’s new Sustainability platform with founder Susannah George
Mumbrella
Wed 6 May, 2020
“At Urban List, sustainability means having a positive impact – on people and on the planet – using our platform to drive positive and lasting change,” says Urban List founder Susannah George. She and her team at the culture and lifestyle publisher have just launched a new vertical, focused entirely on sustainability.
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'Enjoy it while you can': Mercury to climb before robust cold front
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 6 May, 2020
Sydneysiders may be tempted to make the most of the minor easing of the COVID-19 lockdown rules to spend a lot more time outdoors over the next few days amid idyllic late-autumn weather.
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