Issue date : Wed 17 June, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 35 Seconds
Number of items : 54
ICA and IGCC call for state and federal disaster strategies
Insurance Business
Wed 17 June, 2020
The royal commission into last summer’s disastrous bushfires, dubbed the “Black Summer”, has highlighted the need for state and federal regulation intervention to bolster business resilience measures.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Fire experts say hazard reduction burns help but not the solution
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 17 June, 2020
NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro wants landowners to have more access to national parks for hazard reduction burns but fire experts warn that while prescribed burning can reduce bushfire risk it is not the solution, particularly as the climate warms and dries.
Also Appeared In
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Topic Also Covered By
Where we go on climate will determine whether our exports sink or swim
The Canberra Times
Wed 17 June, 2020
There is no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic will reshape our economy. Staring down the barrel of massive deficits and economic dislocation within some of our largest sectors, like tourism and education, there is an urgent need for economic reforms to foster future prosperity.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Coronavirus: Inflated pandemic estimates weaken climate forecasts
The Australian
Wed 17 June, 2020
Tony Abbott’s suspicion that climate change modelling was “absolute crap” soon will resonate more broadly - so spectacularly bad was expert modelling of the spread and lethality of the coronavirus, faith in all modelling must surely suffer.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Fossil fuels: Survival of the adaptors
Investment Magazine
Wed 17 June, 2020
We live in a world full of complex transitions – whether in climate, technology, global trade or demographics – that are reshaping the way that we live and manage our businesses; most recently, the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic has added a global health crisis to the mix, which has shown how complexity often leads to fragility at the time of greatest need.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
US funds titan BlackRock 'deeply concerned' about NSW coal mine
The Age
Wed 17 June, 2020
The world's largest asset manager says it is deeply concerned about the looming destruction of ancient Aboriginal artefacts by a Chinese coal producer it has invested in with controversial plans for a mine in regional NSW.
Also Appeared In
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
Topic Also Covered By
Santos has work cut out to deliver Narrabri gas
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 17 June, 2020
Santos will have to satisfy independent commissioners that have form in rejecting coal projects in NSW on the grounds of their long-lasting environmental impacts and strong community opposition to push ahead with what would be the state's first major gas project.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
World’s biggest renewables fund targets $23 billion investment, including Australia
Reneweconomy
Wed 17 June, 2020
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), one of the world’s leading investors in renewable energy projects, including Australia’s first offshore wind project the Star of the South, has launched what it believes is set to become the world’s largest renewable energy fund.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Wild Dog Management Advisory Committee terminated
The Weekly Times
Wed 17 June, 2020
Victoria’s Wild Dog Management Advisory Committee, which has advised government in various forms for more than 20 years, has been terminated.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Ag water shortage spreads
Farm Weekly
Wed 17 June, 2020
AN eleventh area in Western Australia has been officially declared water deficient, after Gairdner in the Shire of Jerramungup was last week added to the list.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
EPA grants approval for Alcoa to expand Moolap landfill
The Geelong Advertiser
Wed 17 June, 2020
Alcoa has been given the green light to build two new above ground landfill cells in Geelong, where it will dump 90,000 cubic metres of industrial waste
Also Appeared In
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
Topic Also Covered By
Australia had more supersized bushfires creating their own storms last summer than in previous 30 years
The Guardian
Tue 16 June, 2020
Australia experienced more supersized weather-generating fires in the 2019-20 bushfire season than in the previous 30 years, the royal commission into national natural disaster arrangements has heard.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
9 News
Multiple firestorms during 2019-20 blazes
News.com.au
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Newcastle Herald
The Canberra Times
The New Daily
Royal commission hears Black Summer bushfires created their own weather systems
Australia's Paris accord climate targets no barrier to EU trade deal: Birmingham
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 16 June, 2020
London: Trade Minister Simon Birmingham says demands for Australia to adopt climate change targets in a free trade agreement with the European Union will not derail a deal, as Berlin sounds out Canberra about using hydrogen exports to help decarbonise Germany's heavy industry.
Also Appeared In
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Topic Also Covered By
Parliamentary Committee hears from NWRIC and Veolia
Inside Waste
Tue 16 June, 2020
The House Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources’ inquiry into innovative solutions in Australia’s waste management and recycling industries resumed last week. Appearances were made by National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) CEO Rose Reid and Veolia Australia & New Zealand CEO & managing director Danny Conlon.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Queensland adds $23m renewables training centre to Covid-19 stimulus
Reneweconomy
Tue 16 June, 2020
The Queensland government has announced a $17 million grant to establish a new “state-of-the-art” renewable energy training facility in Brisbane, focusing on apprentices, as part of the state government’s ongoing stimulus measures in response to Covid-19.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Australia has a problem with climate change denial. The message just isn't getting through
The Guardian
Tue 16 June, 2020
An international survey of people’s news habits around the world reveals that Australians’ opinions on climate change are determined mostly by age and news source but that, overall, we are more likely to deny climate change than most other nations. And it is clear from the results of the 2020 Digital Media Report that a major reason for this denial is the influence of News Corp.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Unilever's Australian CEO urges climate change focus in COVID-19 stimulus
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 16 June, 2020
The Australian chief executive of the $124 billion consumer goods giant behind Dove soap, Lipton tea and Rexona deodorant has implored the Morrison government to embed climate change policy at the core of its coronavirus recovery plans.
Also Appeared In
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Topic Also Covered By
It's time to end climate wars, says ANZ
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 16 June, 2020
ANZ's chief economist, Richard Yetsenga, has urged decision makers to get over the polarised debate on climate change and start viewing it as a grave financial risk that requires immediate action.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Forrest's Fortescue brings forward net zero emissions pledge by 10 years
The Age
Tue 16 June, 2020
Australian mining giant Fortescue Metals Group has brought forward a target to slash greenhouse gas emissions, pledging its operations will be carbon-neutral by 2040, at least 10 years earlier than its rivals.
Also Appeared In
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
Big super says Rio Tinto is willing to 'engage' in blast aftermath
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 16 June, 2020
Australia's largest superannuation fund has expressed its "displeasure" with Rio Tinto's decision to carry out blasts that destroyed ancient rock shelters in the Pilbara, but is not contemplating dumping shares or divestment.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Woolworths celebrates its 100th solar energy instalment
Energy Matters
Tue 16 June, 2020
Something a little different is hitting the headlines today with Woolworths unveiling its solar panel system on its Orange store in NSW, positioned across the rooftop in the shape of the company’s logo. This comes as a celebration of its 100th installation across its supermarkets nation-wide.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Modelling a solution to Alice Springs’ energy woes
Ecogeneration
Tue 16 June, 2020
The federal government’s $20 million show of support for microgrid projects around the country in June was a rare bullseye for the dart-throwers in Canberra. The 17 recipients of the Region­al and Remote Com­mu­ni­ties Reli­a­bil­i­ty Fund round are solving problems in the toughest parts of the country, where energy supply can be expensive and patchy.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Sustainability doing really well in Melbourne’s inner north
The Fifth Estate
Tue 16 June, 2020
A mixed-use residential development with strong green credentials in Melbourne’s inner north sustainability hot spot of Collingwood has been “blessed with consistent sales” during the pandemic. According to the developer group, which includes the project architects, sustainability is usually a talking point in “that part of town”.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Self-sufficient and sustainable agri-precinct designed for Western Sydney
Architecture and Design
Tue 16 June, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the fragility of global supply chains. After the disruption of lockdowns, communities may place higher value on self-sufficiency, health and wellbeing, and local amenities such as parks.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
New innovative ship cladding creates jobs and reduce emissions
Manufacturers’ Monthly
Tue 16 June, 2020
A new lightweight, fire-resistant cladding that can withstand temperatures of more than 1000°C, developed by Australia’s national science agency CSIRO, is set to change the face of ships around the world, creating advanced manufacturing jobs in Tasmania and reducing carbon emissions.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Birds change their tunes after wildfires
Cosmos
Tue 16 June, 2020
Wildfires can change the tunes of birds in nearby forests, according to a new study published in The Auk: Ornithological Advances.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
In virus lockdown, Europe's predators regain turf
Yahoo News
Tue 16 June, 2020
The hunter-prey drama took place just outside wildlife enthusiast Ennio Ciccotti's window, in the central Italian town of Scanno.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Shenhua coal mine questioned over 'disturbing' water report omissions
The Age
Tue 16 June, 2020
Damage to underground water resources from the controversial Shenhua Watermark coal mine may be far worse than forecasts endorsed by the NSW government, according to Emeritus Professor Ian Acworth who has uncovered new evidence hiding in plain sight.
Also Appeared In
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
Topic Also Covered By
Hunt for nature's bounty turns Rye Pier into a 'chicken cemetery'
The Age
Tue 16 June, 2020
Rye Pier is a magnet for recreational snorkellers and divers, who spot stingrays, sea horses and even sharks as they weave through the sponge-encrusted pylons.
Also Appeared In
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
Topic Also Covered By
Why tomorrow’s data could end up like today’s plastic
The Fifth Estate
Tue 16 June, 2020
Ever thought about the carbon footprint of the thousands of photos you’ve taken of your dog, or the multiple draft versions of each work document, that are all stored in the cloud?
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
CSIRO and Microsoft partner to tackle plastic waste
Waste Management Review
Tue 16 June, 2020
Artificial intelligence (AI) and other digital technologies will be harnessed to tackle global challenges including plastic waste and illegal fishing, as part of a new partnership between CSIRO and Microsoft.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
How recycled appliances are generating emeals
Inside Waste
Tue 16 June, 2020
An initiative by Ecoactiv and PonyUp for Good is encouraging households to recycle their appliances and IT devices which, in turn will activate five meals to be distributed by national food rescue organisation, SecondBite.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
A world redrawn: Worry about climate not COVID, says James 'Gaia' Lovelock
Yahoo News
Tue 16 June, 2020
James Lovelock -- founder of the Gaia theory and, arguably, the field of Earth system science -- thinks the world has lost perspective in responding to the new coronavirus, and should focus on a far more formidable foe: global warming.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By