Issue date : Thu 11 June, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 03 Seconds
Number of items : 36
Unesco urged to declare Great Barrier Reef 'in danger'
The Guardian
Thu 11 June, 2020
Environmental groups say Australian government is violating legal obligations to protect reef from global heating and UN committee should hold it to account
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We're a resources industry: waste sector
News.com.au
Thu 11 June, 2020
Garbage collectors want Australians to view their work as part of the resources industry alongside minerals, energy and water.
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7 News
9 News
Perthnow
The Advertiser
The Canberra Times
The Daily Telegraph
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Newcastle Herald
The Weekly Times
The West Australian
Yahoo News
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Little spinner … mini wind turbine catches $400,000 in funding
Ecogeneration
Thu 11 June, 2020
University of Newcastle-based start-up Diffuse Energy has secured $400,000 in seed funding from Australian venture capital fund Shearwater Growth Equity to scale production of its small wind turbine.
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Step aside bees, the ants are pollinating
Cosmos
Thu 11 June, 2020
When you think pollination you typically don’t think ants, and with good reason. Ant pollinators are thought to be extremely rare.
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Extreme waves set to be bigger and more frequent
Pursuit
Thu 11 June, 2020
As the planet warms, researchers are warning that the frequency and magnitude of extreme wave events may rise by around 10 per cent by the end of century, increasing flood risks
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How to mop up excess carbon dioxide
Cosmos
Thu 11 June, 2020
Australian researchers say they have raised the bar for carbon dioxide capture and storage with a technology that resembles a sponge filled with tiny magnets and works a bit like an induction cooktop.
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Sydney keeps warm with a fog blanket
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 11 June, 2020
The Harbour Bridge was staying warm under a blanket on Thursday morning, as Sydneysiders woke up to fog across the city.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Climate change makes Covid-19 politics look easy
The Interpreter
Wed 10 June, 2020
Covid-19 has been an extremely difficult challenge for national policymakers. If policy and politics are about managing competing interests and prioritising different constituencies, the varied national Covid-19 responses point to the acute challenges of getting this balance right.
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Change is important for the environment. But why is it so hard to do?
ProBono Australia News
Wed 10 June, 2020
Seen the news lately? Clue: it’s not great. It feels a bit like the planet is breaking. Bushfires, extreme poverty, self-isolation and the dreaded virus – it can sometimes all feel a bit much. It’s why my family and I are trying to focus on the positive.
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'Kept under lock and key': Adani secures insurer support for Carmichael mine
The Age
Wed 10 June, 2020
Four global insurers have agreed to underwrite work on the Adani coal mine in central Queensland despite local financial institutions shunning the project due to concerns about climate change.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Directors of smaller firms lagging on climate risk
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 10 June, 2020
Directors of mid- and smaller-sized listed companies are consistently failing to grill potential new board recruits on their understanding of climate change risk, according to global headhunting firm Odgers Berndtson.
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EU notches up new record daily renewables share of 55% in May
Reneweconomy
Wed 10 June, 2020
The European Union has notched up an impressive new renewable energy record, with high shares of wind and solar as well as hydro and biomass across the vast majority of its member states combining to deliver an average of 55% renewables over the course of one day last month.
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India awards world’s largest solar contract to Adani Green Energy
Reneweconomy
Wed 10 June, 2020
Adani Green Energy has been awarded the world’s single largest solar development bid to date, and will develop 8GW of solar projects over the next five years for the Solar Energy Corporation of India.
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Infratil seeks $280 million with eye to renewables and storage projects
Reneweconomy
Wed 10 June, 2020
New Zealand infrastructure investor Infratil is raising $NZ300 million ($A280 million) in new capital with an eye to funding a growing pipeline of opportunities in large scale renewable energy and battery storage projects.
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Remote communities the winners in $20m microgrid funding round
Ecogeneration
Wed 10 June, 2020
The judges have spoken and the recipients of the federal government’s Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund Microgrids pageant have been chosen, with 17 projects in nearly every state and territory (sorry ACT, South Australia and Tasmania) receiving between $300,000 and more than $3 million each to get started.
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Million-dollar lifeline puts children's farm 'in a wonderful position'
The Age
Wed 10 June, 2020
The Collingwood Children's Farm, which had its future threatened by COVID-19, is expected to come back bigger and better than ever after receiving $1 million in government funding.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Calls for more mitigation after 'big sharks seen' in the NSW region
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 10 June, 2020
Large sharks have been spotted in the region of northern NSW near where a surfer died on Sunday, prompting calls for the introduction of smart drumlines and other shark mitigation efforts.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Charges laid over chemical stockpile that led to West Footscray blaze
The Age
Wed 10 June, 2020
A man linked to one of the worst industrial fires in Melbourne’s recent history is now facing multiple criminal charges for allegedly creating the massive illegal stockpile of chemical waste that sparked the blaze and the environmental contamination it caused.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Meet the Australian woman taking on plastic with wool
Vogue Australia
Wed 10 June, 2020
It’s a reality of business: whoever has the best product, succeeds. But when that product is proven to harm the environment and do more bad than good, it’s time for another to take its place. Enter, Joanne Howarth of Planet Protector Packaging.
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Woolworths reduces plastic packaging for fruits and vegies
Food Processing
Wed 10 June, 2020
Woolworths has introduced a number of initiatives to reduce plastic across a range of fruit and vegetables, including bananas, carrots, tomatoes, potatoes, broccolini, sweet potatoes and organic apples.
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