Issue date : Thu 28 May, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 34 Seconds
Number of items : 42
They have learned nothing and changed nothing
ProBono Australia News
Thu 28 May, 2020
In his speech to the nation on Tuesday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison showed that he has learned nothing from our spring and summer of fire and the trial of the pandemic, and changed nothing of his record of inaction when it comes to our national reckoning with the climate emergency.
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New Zealand sits on top of the remains of a giant ancient volcanic plume
The Conversation
Thu 28 May, 2020
Back in the 1970s, scientists came up with a revolutionary idea about how Earth’s deep interior works. They proposed it is slowly churning like a lava lamp, with buoyant blobs rising as plumes of hot mantle rock from near Earth’s core, where rocks are so hot they move like a fluid.
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Morrison government has not modelled a zero emissions scenario
Reneweconomy
Wed 27 May, 2020
The Morrison government is relying on five-year-old economic modelling as the basis of its 2030 emissions reduction target and has not modelled the economic impact of transitioning to a zero-emissions economy, despite signing up to such a target under the Paris Agreement.
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Authorities warned of 'dire' fire season
News.com.au
Wed 27 May, 2020
Authorities across Australia were warned by Home Affairs months before the crisis that last summer's bushfire season would be dire.
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7 News
9 News
NT News
The Advertiser
The Australian
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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NSW to kick-start renewable energy investment
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 27 May, 2020
The NSW government has called on business to pitch projects for its $4.4 billion renewable energy zone to kick-start investment, amid a slowdown in new wind and solar commitments due to national energy policy uncertainty and a global recession triggered by the coronavirus.
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The Australian government has officially given up on climate action
Reneweconomy
Wed 27 May, 2020
The ‘Technology investment roadmap’ is not about the presence of technology. It is about the absence of consequences. It is a repudiation of the very concept of global climate action, where a common goal is established around the world, and each nation works to achieve that goal. It is not a fudging of targets, or a dismissal of them. It is an active denial of the need to act on climate change.
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‘Greenies’ have ‘hijacked government departments in Australia’
Sky News Australia
Wed 27 May, 2020
One of the “early disappointments” to come from the Royal Commission into Australia’s summer of bushfires is that moves have been made to “politicise” its very nature says Sky News host Peter Gleeson.
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Scania delivers class, whole-of-life costs for Recycal
Prime Mover
Wed 27 May, 2020
Special-build lightweight B-double skels pulled by immaculately presented Scania R620 NTG prime movers are making a difference for national recycling company, Recycal.
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Huge Uungula wind project edges closer in NSW renewable energy zone
Reneweconomy
Wed 27 May, 2020
A 400MW wind farm proposed for the New South Wales central-west Renewable Energy Zone is edging closer to construction, after a development application for the project was lodged with the state government on Wednesday.
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Bushland wins last-minute reprieve from developers
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 27 May, 2020
The Federal Court has ordered the developer of a planned housing estate in threatened woodland on the NSW South Coast to stop work until independent ecologists can inspect the area for endangered wildlife.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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The Guardian
Manyana bushland clearing halted as protest group launches federal court challenge
News.com.au
Marsupial survey halts NSW bush clearance
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
NT News
The Herald Sun
The Advertiser
The Geelong Advertiser
The Weekly Times
Yahoo News
The Daily Telegraph
Manyana Beach Estate: Federal Court orders temporary stop for ecologist to search for Greater Glider
Rejuvenate green spaces to fight rise of immune diseases, experts say
The Age
Wed 27 May, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic is an opportunity to redesign urban green spaces, experts say, arguing that biodiverse natural environments help prevent illnesses like allergies and asthma, improve mental and physical health, as well as generate employment.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Australian-first sewage to hydrogen project commences
Utility Magazine
Wed 27 May, 2020
Western Australian Water Minister, Dave Kelly, and Regional Development Minister, Alannah MacTiernan, have announced an Australian-first project to produce renewable hydrogen and graphite from sewage at a wastewater treatment plant.
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VicForests breached threatened species laws with central highlands logging, court rules
The Guardian
Wed 27 May, 2020
For the first time in 20 years forestry operations may have to be assessed under national environmental laws after the federal court ruled VicForests had breached laws related to threatened species.
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Water supply planning: Small dams mean big losses
The Weekly Times
Wed 27 May, 2020
Farmers reliance on dams to provide adequate water supply is increasingly at risk as climate trends render small dams inefficient.
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We banned the plastic bag. When will online shopping packaging catch up?
Triple J Hack
Wed 27 May, 2020
If you've ever ordered something online, you'll be familiar with the scene of pure carnage upon wrestling it open: flimsy plastic sleeves are everywhere, there's bubble wrap, tissue paper, corrugated cardboard (why??) and packing tape for days.
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The Falzons need your help to save the world
NT News
Wed 27 May, 2020
The Earth Sanctuary is embarking on a mammoth fundraising campaign to help make their ‘Earth School’ program accessible to every Australian student.
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