Issue date : Tue 26 May, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 04 Seconds
Number of items : 48
Australia stalls on emissions target update as UN urges deeper cuts
The Guardian
Tue 26 May, 2020
The Australian government has told parliament it does not intend to increase its climate change commitment before the next major international meeting, and is not due to set a new target until 2025.
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Benefits of nuclear power are becoming obvious
The Australian
Tue 26 May, 2020
If our scientists and politicians, along with everyday Australians, can engage in a national conversation about the federal government’s tech­nology investment road map, we will finally break through the ­perennial stand-off on energy and climate change.
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Lonsec launches sustainability score
Money Management
Tue 26 May, 2020
Lonsec has launched its Sustainability Rating program on its iRate platform, with eleven funds having been issued with a score from its previously-covered Responsible Investment category.
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Amazon announces new renewable project for New South Wales
Ragtrader
Tue 26 May, 2020
Amazon has announced the launch of five new renewable energy projects in Australia, China and the US, to help it achieve its goal of 80% renewable energy by 2024 and 100% renewable energy by 2030.
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How to reverse-engineer a rainforest
Yahoo News
Tue 26 May, 2020
2020 might be the year we all faced a pandemic. But 2019 was the year the earth burned. In Australia, the world watched in horror as bushfires destroyed 10.3 million hectares, marking the continent’s most intense and destructive fire season in over 40 years. Earlier that fall, California saw more than 101,000 hectares destroyed, with damages upward of $80 billion. Alaska saw nearly a million. Record-breaking fires also hit Indonesia, Russia, Lebanon — but nowhere saw the sheer mass of media coverage as the fires that tore through the Amazon nearly all last summer.
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Marine migrations and ecosystem disruption
Cosmos
Tue 26 May, 2020
Our warming planet is dislocating all manner of species as they travel poleward in search of cooler temperatures, and this is just as evident, if not more so, in the ocean as it is on land, according to two new papers.
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Pictures you’d only take with a drone
Cosmos
Tue 26 May, 2020
Above is a standard, though admittedly rather impressive, view of the Santa Maria volcano in Guatemala. At right is a less common thermal image of its lava dome.
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Fire season extends by almost four months in parts of Australia
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 25 May, 2020
The fire season in parts of eastern Australia has lengthened by almost four months since the 1950s, with climate change a prominent driver in the trend, the Bureau of Meteorology says.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Fed govt's energy roadmap 'consistent with Paris Agreement'
Sky News Australia
Mon 25 May, 2020
NSW Energy Minister Matt Kean says the national energy roadmap is "consistent" with the federal government's deal under the Paris Agreement to have "a clear pathway to zero net emissions by 2050".
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Climate Active – A little more action, please
The Fifth Estate
Mon 25 May, 2020
While the race to achieving net zero is on, we need to focus on acting. The recently rebranded Climate Active initiative is one pathway for organisations to go some way towards reaching the Paris Agreement targets. But there is room for improvement.
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Diverse groups back move to clean economy
News.com.au
Mon 25 May, 2020
An unlikely alliance of business and environment groups have banded together to make a stand on the importance of a cleaner economy.
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9 News
SBS World News Australia
The Advertiser
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Weekly Times
Yahoo News
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Create coalitions for change: Martin Currie
Financial Standard
Mon 25 May, 2020
The $20 billion equity specialist has called on asset managers to create "coalitions" to drive change; developing constructive relationships with companies for a more sustainable future.
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Incoming ICA chief sees importance in tackling climate change
Insurance News
Mon 25 May, 2020
Incoming Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) CEO Andrew Hall puts climate change high on his list of priorities, while the man he’s replacing admits he wishes he could have done more.
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Last week, The Iconic made history for this
Ragtrader
Mon 25 May, 2020
As of today, The Iconic will be transitioning from its current black parcel packaging to white delivery satchels made from 100% recycled plastic - a first from a major ANZ retailer.
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Woodside, Cheung Kong pitch for green hydrogen funds
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 25 May, 2020
Hong Kong's Cheung Kong Group and Woodside Petroleum are among the companies vying to secure public funding to advance ambitious hydrogen plans, with an eye to capturing a share of what is expected to become a major export opportunity for Australia.
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Massive 1200MW Forest Wind farm put on fast-track by Queensland government
Reneweconomy
Mon 25 May, 2020
Plans to build one of the largest onshore wind farms in the Southern Hemisphere on government-owned forestry land in Queensland’s Wide Bay-Burnett region are set to be fast-tracked, with the tabling of new legislation in state parliament last week.
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Chief Scientist clashes with Lucy Turnbull over 'shipping sunshine'
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 25 May, 2020
Australia's top scientist has said exporting renewable energy is the country's biggest post-coronavirus opportunity, and that investing in gas for at least a decade is the most efficient way to get there.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Tilt considers three Victoria big battery projects as part of DIY firming strategy
Reneweconomy
Tue 26 May, 2020
Listed renewable energy developer Tilt Renewables says it has added three Victoria big battery projects to its development portfolio as it considers different options to provide its own “firming” capacity is the overall market fails to deliver efficient options.
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Silverton Wind Farm now up and running
Energy Magazine
Mon 25 May, 2020
The $450 million Silverton Wind Farm, located in New South Wales’ Barrier Ranges, is now complete and generating at full capacity.
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Big spinning machines arrive in South Australia to hasten demise of gas generation
Reneweconomy
Mon 25 May, 2020
The arrival of a massive piece of electrical infrastructure would not normally be an event worthy of much note. But the 175 tonne machine making the road trip to Port Augusta on behalf of South Australia’s main transmission network owner ElectraNet marks another important step in the state’s and the nation’s clean energy transition.
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Watch: Hazelwood Power Station chimneys demolished by detonation
The Age
Mon 25 May, 2020
Hazelwood Power Station's eight chimneys, which soared 137 metres above the Latrobe Valley town of Morwell for more than half a century, have been demolished in a series of controlled explosions.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Yahoo News
Vic's Hazelwood power station demolished
The Canberra Times
The Guardian
7 News
SBS World News Australia
The New Daily
ABC News
Engie knocks down Hazelwood Power Station's eight chimneys
The Australian Financial Review
Spectacular footage as Hazelwood power station demolished
The Herald Sun
Hazelwood Power Station chimneys will be demolished
The Australian
WATCH: Defunct Hazelwood power station chimneys blown up
Emerging technology could solve 'ludicrous' fish loss from irrigation
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 25 May, 2020
New fish screens being tested in Victoria and NSW may reduce the annual loss of millions of fish, turtles and even platypuses in the nation's irrigation pumps and channels.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Wildlife recovering on Kangaroo Island
News.com.au
Mon 25 May, 2020
Animals on Kangaroo Island have begun gathering their own food for the first time since the summer's devastating bushfires decimated vast tracts of vegetation on the South Australian island.
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7 News
The Australian
The Canberra Times
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
The Newcastle Herald
Yahoo News
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News.com.au
Bushfire-ravaged Kangaroo Island welcomes signs of life, with glossy black cockatoo chicks hatching
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Herald Sun
The Advertiser
Glossy black-cockatoo chicks discovered on burnt Kangaroo Island giving hope to the species being saved from extinction
NT News
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Mercury
Wombat euthanised after caught in Vic trap
News.com.au
Mon 25 May, 2020
A wombat has been euthanised after being discovered badly hurt in a homemade trap in Victoria's northeast.
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9 News
NT News
The Australian
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
Yahoo News
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Helping dairy cows to beat the heat
Pursuit
Mon 25 May, 2020
Heat stress is a key issue for the dairy industry, but some strategies may help to reduce the negative impacts on dairy cows and increase the resilience and sustainability of the industry
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Seqwater splashes $8 million on waterways
Utility Magazine
Mon 25 May, 2020
Seqwater has revealed that it has spent $8 million on essential water catchment projects over the past year to improve the region’s drinking water.
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'Atmospheric river' 2000km long wallops Western Australia, heads east
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 25 May, 2020
The once-in-a-decade storm battering and soaking large areas off Western Australia sourced much of its moisture from a so-called "atmospheric river" that continues to head eastwards.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday