Issue date : Mon 18 May, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 04 Seconds
Number of items : 48
Recovery must be green, say big banks
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 18 May, 2020
Australia’s major banks, insurers and superannuation funds are urging a radical rethink in how to steer the economy out of the pandemic-induced economic crisis, calling for stimulus measures that are consistent with the Paris Agreement climate targets.
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Australian Made partners with AFPA to support forest products
Manufacturers’ Monthly
Mon 18 May, 2020
The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) is partnering with the Australian Made Campaign (AMCL) to support the growth of Australia’s forest products industries.
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Gold Fields’ Agnew mine powered by hybrid renewable energy
Australian Mining
Mon 18 May, 2020
Gold Fields and EDL have completed a 56 megawatt hybrid renewable project in the Agnew mine in Western Australia, delivering up to 70 per cent of the mine’s power requirements.
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Renewables for renters
Utility Magazine
Mon 18 May, 2020
While renewable energy solutions are gaining traction in Australia, only homeowners have been able to access the benefits of in-home solar power and battery systems. More people living in rental accommodation will soon have access to cheaper, renewable energy as part of an Australian-first microgrid project led by energy solutions company Ovida.
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Marine life struggling to breathe free
Cosmos
Mon 18 May, 2020
Studies off the west coast of North America add to a growing body of evidence that the ability to breathe will shift the future distribution of marine species, potentially compromising their ability to weather further climate change, researchers say.
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Erosion from surging seas threatens roads, homes and beaches
The Age
Mon 18 May, 2020
Surging seas have battered beaches and rattled communities along Victoria’s 2500 kilometre coastline since Easter, raising confronting questions about how to respond to rising oceans and rapid erosion.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Green jobs could fuel Tasmania's coronavirus recovery
The Mercury
Sun 17 May, 2020
A ‘fast-tracked’ container refund scheme that would create 300 jobs is one of the ‘green recovery’ measures Tasmania could use to rebuild from the coronavirus crisis.
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The Daily Telegraph
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Plans to allow cows to graze on fuel loads in NSW national parks
The Daily Telegraph
Sun 17 May, 2020
After decades of lobbying by farmers, the NSW Government will explore allowing cattle in national parks as part of bushfire mitigation measure. The move has the backing Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall, bit not everyone in government is in favour.
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The Herald Sun
The Mercury
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Missy and Jonica’s Peak ABC Climate Grief Show
The Daily Telegraph
Sun 17 May, 2020
Several science-minded listeners possibly tuned into Saturday’s Science Show on ABC’s Radio National. But instead of a solid chunk of science, they copped the most ABC interview in recent history.
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Australia's climate future to evolve as economy is rebuilt
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 17 May, 2020
Just a few months ago there had been growing consensus among scientists, activists, economists and even investors that 2020 would be pivotal in the fight to stave off the worst impacts of climate change.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Five reasons why now is a good time for a fee on carbon emissions
Reneweconomy
Sun 17 May, 2020
A world emerging from economic lockdown can seize the opportunity to return to growth on a sustainable path, by introducing a carbon fee that will motivate badly needed investments in clean infrastructure, provide regulatory security to investors and businesses, and create a wave of entrepreneurship that will be good for the economy and the environment.
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New recyclable material could revolutionise construction industry
Architecture and Design
Sun 17 May, 2020
A global research team, headed by Monash University, is pioneering a breakthrough recyclable material that could revolutionise the construction industry, assist disaster-affected areas, and become used in space exploration.
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All the pretty horses and all the damage done
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 17 May, 2020
Victoria and NSW are now sharply divided about what should be done to control wild horse numbers in alpine regions.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Humpback, southern right whales on the move in Tasmanian waters
The Mercury
Sun 17 May, 2020
Early season sightings of whales on their northern migration from Southern Ocean feeding grounds are being recorded along Tasmania’s South-East Coast.
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NT News
The Advertiser
The Daily Telegraph
The Herald Sun
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Cotton 'starts firing' after rain and river flows transform a dustbowl
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 17 May, 2020
The giant pumps on the Darling Farms are running hard, pushing some of the 3 gigalitres of water recently drawn from the nearby Barwon-Darling River into canals that will irrigate the first crop in more than three years.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Environmentalists have resorted to 'making up issues'
Sky News Australia
Sun 17 May, 2020
The entire environmental movement has deviated from its noble beginnings and is now beholden "to the extreme left" according to former Greenpeace Canada president Patrick Moore.
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Victorian bandicoots rescued from brink of extinction
The Age
Sat 16 May, 2020
A bandicoot species previously declared extinct in the wild has been brought back from the brink of oblivion in Victoria.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Tips for growing indoor plants for your home office
The Australian
Sat 16 May, 2020
Indoor plants are not just for decoration. They improve air quality and your wellbeing – two big benefits that have been proven in multitudes of studies.
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Renewable energy 'a potential danger' to the electricity network
Sky News Australia
Fri 15 May, 2020
Energy Minister Angus Taylor says “if you think you can have lots of solar and wind” generated power in the electricity grid “and not have complementary baseload power, then you are kidding yourself”.
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Ley asked to intervene in NSW forest spat
News.com.au
Fri 15 May, 2020
The federal environment minister is being asked to intervene in a plan to raze a forest in Manyana, in bushfire-ravaged NSW, to create 180 housing lots.
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7 News
The Australian
The Canberra Times
The Herald Sun
Yahoo News
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Climate funding coming in New Zealand
News.com.au
Fri 15 May, 2020
New Zealand government leaders are relaxed about a lack of new spending to aid a transition to a low-carbon economy in Thursday's budget.
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NT News
The Advertiser
The Australian
Yahoo News
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Tesla big battery recoups cost of construction in little over two years
Reneweconomy
Fri 15 May, 2020
It’s taken just a little over two years for the Tesla big battery, officially known as the Hornsdale Power Reserve, to re-coup in revenue the cost of construction of what remains the world’s biggest lithium ion battery.
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Kai Wild: 'I was frequently in tears, seeing animals in such excruciating pain'
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 15 May, 2020
Kai Wild really knows how to save koalas, even the ones who refuse to be saved. Clinging to a blackened tree after bushfires scorched the surrounding eucalypt plantation on Kangaroo Island in February, one feisty and frightened male koala needed some convincing to leave.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Africa’s coronavirus crisis
The Australian
Fri 15 May, 2020
The devastating impact of COVID-19 on tourism has serious ramifications for conservation efforts across the continent.
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