Issue date : Mon 11 May, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 50 Seconds
Number of items : 57
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'We stuffed up': Coal miner admits to submitting wrong emissions data
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 11 May, 2020
One of NSW's major thermal coal miners has admitted it submitted inaccurate figures on the carbon emissions impact of its fuel in an environmental declaration to the state government.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Macadamias meeting sustainability demands
Food & Beverage
Mon 11 May, 2020
Australian macadamia growers are using scientific research to understand the inherently sustainable characteristics of the macadamia tree and guide the adoption of sustainable on-farm practices in order to meet the demands of today’s conscious consumer.
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Renewables on the rise in WA
The West Australian
Mon 11 May, 2020
With demand for renewable power ever-increasing, the State Government recently released the Distributed Energy Resources Roadmap – a five-year blueprint to help ease the transition into cleaner, more sustainable energy, with a dynamic and flexible system utilising smaller-scale devices.
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Paving the way in sustainability
The West Australian
Mon 11 May, 2020
Following a two-year test, the State Government’s land development agency – DevelopmentWA – found geoexchange systems cool and warm homes up to 100 per cent and 80 per cent better than air-conditioning.
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Coronavirus impact lays bare inflexibility of German power generation and demand
Reneweconomy
Mon 11 May, 2020
Slumping power demand due to the coronavirus crisis combined with April’s strong wind and solar power production have revealed that Germany’s fossil and renewable electricity generation, as well as electricity demand, need to become much more flexible, experts say.
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'Perfect haven' emerges after 14-year effort to weed Sydney parkland
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 11 May, 2020
A delicate dance has been under way at Sydney Olympic Park for more than a decade as workers extract exotic weeds but not so fast that returning native birds and animals are left exposed to feral predators.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Tree diversity not just in rainforests
Cosmos
Mon 11 May, 2020
Rainforests get the headlines, but other forests also are home to thousands of unique and important tree species, new research reveals.
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Predicting future vegetation risks on bushfire-prone networks
Utility Magazine
Mon 11 May, 2020
Trees can pose a significant threat to the safety and reliability of electricity networks. Now the impact of a changing climate on vegetation, including an increase in bushfires, looks set to become the greatest risk to the management of network assets. A new collaborative project by Endeavour Energy and NM Group is using spatial analysis and sophisticated model building to map current vegetation, see how fast it is growing towards powerlines and identify potential hazards posed by specific trees, creating a sophisticated risk-based vegetation management program to combat these challenges.
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'A furphy': Gaping hole found in Murray River pledge, paper finds
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 11 May, 2020
Promises to keep the mouth of the Murray River open to the sea to meet salt removal and other environmental goals are impossible to achieve and will likely become more so as the climate warms.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Extinction Rebellion goes for digital disruption amid pandemic
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 11 May, 2020
Extinction Rebellion, the environmental movement known for disruptive and theatrical protests, is going digital to accommodate the pandemic lockdown.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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The heat we fear may already be here
Cosmos
Mon 11 May, 2020
Heat and humidity beyond what the human body can tolerate is emerging ahead of projections, a new study suggests.
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Green steel could save jobs, exports, emissions
The Australian Financial Review
Sun 10 May, 2020
Australia's abundant and cheap wind and solar resources offer a historic opportunity to develop a hydrogen-based steel industry, offering a triple win for exports, jobs and emissions, according to The Grattan Institute.
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Flamingos flock to crowd-free Albania lake
7 News
Sun 10 May, 2020
Home confinement rules have upset some people in Albania, but humans getting their wings clipped during the coronavirus pandemic has allowed flamingos and other birds to flourish in a coastal lagoon by the Adriatic Sea.
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The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
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Rare blue dragons are washing up on seashore
7 News
Sun 10 May, 2020
Here be dragons -- literally. Visitors to the Padre Island National Seashore in Texas are discovering blue dragons during their trips, and though it may not be the flying, fire-breathing creatures their name may suggest, it’s still “a rare find,” the park says.
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Flying for their lives
Australian Geographic
Sun 10 May, 2020
Every year, millions of shorebirds fly between Australasia and the Arctic. But for many, this will be their final flight.
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First new NSW dam since 1987 a step closer
7 News
Sun 10 May, 2020
NSW is a step closer to its first new dam since 1987, with $245 million put towards three water infrastructure projects in the state's regions.
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Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The West Australian
Yahoo News
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Coronavirus: Science is clear on climate and the pandemic
The Australian
Sat 9 May, 2020
Climate activists seldom waste a crisis, whether it is a drought, a bushfire or a viral pandemic. Having failed to come up with a way to blame the pandemic on climate change (yet), the green left is ­begging for more renewable ­energy funding to boost the post-pandemic economy.
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QBE investors demand greater transparency on oil and gas projects
Insurance Business
Sat 9 May, 2020
Shareholders of insurance giant QBE have rallied behind a resolution pushing for greater transparency on company’s oil and gas projects, despite the insurer’s attempts to convince investors to block the initiative.
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Heritage claims rejected, wild horses to be culled
The Australian
Sat 9 May, 2020
Hundreds of feral horses in Victorias High Country are set to be shot after the Federal Court rejected claims of their heritage value. Hundreds of feral horses in Victorias High Country are set to be shot after the Federal Court rejected claims of their heritage value.
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With attention on virus, Amazon deforestation surges
Yahoo News
Sat 9 May, 2020
It has not gotten much attention with the world focused on coronavirus, but deforestation has surged in the Amazon rainforest this year, raising fears of a repeat of last year's record-breaking devastation -- or worse.
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Toxic aftertaste of a legal landslide
The Australian
Sat 9 May, 2020
The people who live around Williamtown, half an hour’s drive from the coal-port city of Newcastle in NSW, have a proud history of blue-collar ­bolshevism. When coal seam gas drillers tried to start operations in this community eight years ago, residents won a court injunction and staged a blockade in which local mothers chained themselves to a tractor. So when news began spreading that toxic chemicals from the local RAAF base had contaminated the ground and water under their homes, a fight was more or less predestined.
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10 key mega renewables projects and ideas to lead Covid-19 recovery
Reneweconomy
Fri 8 May, 2020
Over the last few weeks attention if being focused on what happens to Australia’s economy as it emerges from Covid-19, where are the good ideas, the job opportunities and the short, medium and long term dividends.
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'Major blow' looms for top Sydney solar research unit as funds wither
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 8 May, 2020
The future of a leading research centre whose designs power $50 billion in solar systems globally is at risk because of the uncertain future of the federal government agency that funds it.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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We are this close to making water out of ‘thin air’
Energy Matters
Fri 8 May, 2020
A team in the remote location of Central Australia are looking forward to an innovative new trial that will see additional streams of drinking water created our of “thin air”.
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Ship containers removed from NSW ocean
9 News
Fri 8 May, 2020
More than 60 sunken shipping containers have been removed from the ocean after they toppled off a cargo vessel in rough seas off Newcastle in NSW nearly two years ago.
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News.com.au
NT News
Perthnow
The Advertiser
The Canberra Times
The Daily Telegraph
The Herald Sun
The Newcastle Herald
The Weekly Times
The West Australian
Yahoo News
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Climate change activist Malcolm Turnbull 'hijacks' coronavirus alarmism
Sky News Australia
Fri 8 May, 2020
Activists, like former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, who are fuelling coronavirus alarmism around the world, also tend to be “linked to the global climate change movement,” according to Sky News contributor Cory Bernardi.
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