Issue date : Thu 18 June, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 24 Seconds
Number of items : 40
Broken promises turn fragile grasslands into unprotected 'basketcase'
The Age
Thu 18 June, 2020
Victoria has failed to protect its critically-endangered grasslands despite an agreement with the Commonwealth that was supposed to ensure the survival of these remnant ecosystems in Melbourne’s urban growth area.
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AXA IM bares its teeth to boards on climate
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 18 June, 2020
French investment juggernaut AXA Investment Managers says it will continue to vote against Australian companies that fail to align their business activities to the Paris Agreement goals, predicting more mainstream investors will become climate activists in the coming decade.
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Mine approval laws allow 'systematic erasure' of Indigenous culture
The Age
Thu 18 June, 2020
Environmental lawyers say frameworks designed to preserve Aboriginal artefacts from destruction in mining developments are inadequate, amid renewed attempts by NSW lawmakers to thwart the China Shenhua Energy coal mine in Gunnedah.
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How to be a fish out of water
Cosmos
Thu 18 June, 2020
Animals have evolved some incredible adaptations to survive, especially those that moved from water to land – but these can come at a cost.
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Fossil fuel emissions come roaring back as the world reopens
SBS World News Australia
Thu 18 June, 2020
After a drastic decline over recent months, global greenhouse gas emissions are now rebounding sharply, scientists reported, as countries relax their coronavirus lockdowns and traffic surges back onto roads. It's a stark reminder that, even as the pandemic rages, the world is still far from getting global warming under control.
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Lithium Australia in battery zinc and manganese fertiliser tests
The Weekly Times
Thu 18 June, 2020
Lithium Australia has begun field trials of zinc and manganese extracted from household batteries to determine their use as micronutrients in fertilisers. A WEST Australian metal recycler is trialling zinc and manganese extracted from household alkaline batteries to recharge soil fertility in sandy cropping zones.
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Labor prepared to streamline environmental approvals for major projects
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 17 June, 2020
Labor is willing to fast-track approvals for major projects including mines and infrastructure in a new sign the Morrison government could reach a deal in Parliament to streamline environmental safeguards.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Insurers face higher reinsurance costs as climate risk bites
Insurance News
Wed 17 June, 2020
Reinsurance costs for Australia’s three leading insurers are set to rise at July renewals, Morgan Stanley has warned, and the upward trend is likely to persist, reflecting the increased business risk they face from climate change.
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QIC goes for zero net emissions in malls
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 17 June, 2020
QIC's property arm has set an ambitious target of net zero carbon emissions for its core Australian retail assets by 2028, with a range of measures including one of the country's largest rooftop solar arrays.
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Energy giants want to thwart reforms that would help renewables and lower power bills
The Conversation
Wed 17 June, 2020
Australia’s energy market is outdated. It doesn’t encourage competition and that’s holding back the transition to renewable energy. Important reforms to modernise the market are on the way, but big energy companies are seeking to use the cover of COVID-19 to prevent the change.
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“Too late for gradual transition”: Quiggin calls for coal exit by 2030
Reneweconomy
Wed 17 June, 2020
It’s too late for a gradual transition out of fossil fuels, and Australia must draw up a plan to stop coal generation by 2030, and put a moratorium on new coal mines, according to a major report authored by professor of economics at The University of Queensland, John Quiggin.
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Four myths you need to know about energy efficiency
Inside Retail
Wed 17 June, 2020
It’s a challenging time right now for a lot of retailers, but for the smart operators, even those that have temporarily shut up shop, it’s also a great opportunity to get some housekeeping done, put plans into place and prepare for the next phase of the business. You might be facing a financial downturn at the moment, but it’s the perfect time to finally get a headstart on some new initiatives.
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Viva Energy weighs solar farm and big battery for Victorian oil refinery
Reneweconomy
Wed 17 June, 2020
ASX-listed oil company Viva Energy says it is weighing up the addition of a solar farm and battery storage system at its Corio refinery in Victoria, as part of a post-Covid pivot into lower-carbon energies, including the emerging hydrogen industry.
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Transforming suburbia into “superbia”
The Fifth Estate
Wed 17 June, 2020
With the pandemic upending normal work life, Australians are rediscovering their local suburbs and considering the bigger role they could play in a post COVID society.
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How 'wild schools' can help kids understand nature
ABC News
Wed 17 June, 2020
Barefoot, khaki-clad and carrying a backpack full of twigs and sticks, Steve Aldridge has just finished an 'earth' school session with his young charges.
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Russia says has removed fuel from river hit by Arctic spill
Yahoo News
Wed 17 June, 2020
Russia has finished clearing fuel from the surface of a river hit by a massive diesel spill in the Arctic region, but the full clean-up could take years, officials said Wednesday.
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Longest night, darkest sky
Cosmos
Wed 17 June, 2020
Looking for something to do on the longest night of the year? The Australasian Dark Sky Alliance (ADSA), ARC Centre of Excellence in All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions (ASTRO 3D) and their partners might have a little job for you.
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Australia ranks third for climate change denial, media blamed
News.com.au
Wed 17 June, 2020
Australia has almost three times as many climate change deniers as the global worldwide average – and apparently it’s the media’s fault.
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