Issue date : Tue 12 May, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 02 Min 53 Seconds
Number of items : 34
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Government gives $150m to aid wildlife recovery after bushfires
The Age
Tue 12 May, 2020
An additional $150 million has been committed by the Morrison government to assist koalas and other wildlife recover from last summer's bushfires, as experts warn the catastrophic blazes threaten lasting damage to hundreds of plant and animal species.
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Canada ties coronavirus help to climate goals
Yahoo News
Tue 12 May, 2020
Canada announced a plan Monday to help its largest companies hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic -- but tied loans and financial aid to its climate goals.
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Mining councils challenge EPBC ACT for post-COVID-19 recovery
Australian Mining
Tue 12 May, 2020
The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has called for a reform of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act 1999 for a better environment, more jobs and faster economic recovery.
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Australia's Wildlife Just Can't Catch A Break
Gizmodo Australia
Tue 12 May, 2020
When flames engulfed the Australian countryside last summer, Thelma Johnson was grateful the winds didn’t send the fires her way. She helped found the Southern Highlands Koala Sanctuary, located in Canyonleigh, New South Wales, which was spared by the monstrous bushfires that affected more than 4.9 million hectares in the state.
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Climate change in northern climes
Cosmos
Tue 12 May, 2020
Two new studies could help scientists better monitor – and hopefully manage – climate change in the Earth’s northerly regions.
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CSIRO's freshwater finding for Murray Mouth set to reignite state tensions
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 12 May, 2020
Interstate tensions over water supplies in the nation's food bowl are set to flare anew after a CSIRO-led report found more freshwater flows were needed to maintain the health of the Coorong and Lower Lakes of the Murray River.
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Mapping ahead for Australia’s food waste future
Food & Beverage
Tue 12 May, 2020
Food waste is an issue. It’s a massive issue. It’s something that everybody – from consumers and manufacturers through to primary producers – know about, and want to do something about, but never quite get around to fixing. Everybody can take their share of blame. People cook more than they should, picky eaters leave a lot on their plates, primary producers can cause a glut by overproducing certain crops, while retailers are too fussy about the size and shape of perfectly edible fruit and vegetables.
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New Queensland Labor Treasurer backs mining and agriculture
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 11 May, 2020
Queensland's new Labor Treasurer Cameron Dick has distanced himself from former left faction treasurer Jackie Trad by praising the mining and agricultural sector as saviours of the state economy through the COVID-19 crisis.
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Renewables to drive a clean recovery from covid-19
Ecogeneration
Mon 11 May, 2020
While covid-19 will cause a lot of short-term pain, it presents us with a unique opportunity to accelerate the clean energy transition, writes Clean Energy Council CEO Kane Thornton.
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NSW Granite Hills wind farm cuts turbine numbers, increases their height
Reneweconomy
Mon 11 May, 2020
A 132MW wind farm proposed for construction at Steeple Flat in south-east New South Wales has amended its plans to include fewer – but taller – turbines, ahead of seeking environmental approval by the state government.
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Drought history in ice cores shows worst is yet to come
The Australian
Mon 11 May, 2020
Major droughts have been common in Australia over the past 1000 years and dry spells more ­severe than the worst recorded by modern instruments are likely in the future, a new study has found.
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Creating chitin from prawn and fruit waste
Food Processing
Mon 11 May, 2020
Chitin and its derivatives have a variety of uses in the food industry, such as food thickeners and stabilisers, and as antimicrobial food packaging.
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Our cities owe much of their surviving heritage to Jack Mundey
The Conversation
Mon 11 May, 2020
Jack Mundey, who has died at the age of 90, was a pioneer of the Australian heritage movement. As well as contributing to labor and environmental politics, Mundey reconceived of the ways that Australians related to their cities and heritage places.
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Debunking Michael Moore’s myth about life cycle energy needs of wind and solar
Reneweconomy
Mon 11 May, 2020
One of several incorrect and/or misleading criticisms of renewable energy in the Jeff Gibbs/Michael Moore film, Planet of the Humans, is the claim that building renewable energy technologies requires more life-cycle energy to be invested than they generate over their lifetimes.
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