Issue date : Fri 19 June, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 44 Seconds
Number of items : 44
Investec ditches Adani over climate change
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 19 June, 2020
South African bank Investec has told Adani it will not help it raise capital for the Abbot Point coal terminal in Queensland, adding more complications to the project's attempt to refinance hundreds of millions of dollars worth of debt.
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UTS launches research partnership with building materials maker
Architecture and Design
Fri 19 June, 2020
University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has formed a five-year partnership with buildings products manufacturer Boral in a bid to accelerate product innovation, and the research, development and commercialisation of low carbon concrete.
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Aerobic antelopes and synchronised fish
Cosmos
Fri 19 June, 2020
These stories have nothing in common other than that they are fascinating examples of the way animals have evolved to suit their environments and lifestyles.
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Wine trends until 2100 revealed by University of Tasmania
The Weekly Times
Fri 19 June, 2020
Wine trends for the region up until the year 2100 have been revealed by researchers studying climate predictions. AUSTRALIAN winemakers will be able to better plan for the impacts of climate change.
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Counting the real cost of marine debris
Cosmos
Fri 19 June, 2020
Marine debris will have cost countries in the Asia-Pacific region AU$313 billion by 2050, according to a new report, and even more if the volume entering the ocean accelerates.
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Cold food chain waste costing billions
Food & Beverage
Fri 19 June, 2020
A report on the causes of food waste in Australia has attributed $3.8 billion in wasted food to “breaks and deficiencies in the cold food chain.”
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B Corp Is the Hardest Sustainable Certification to Achieve, and These Beauty Brands Have it
PopSugar
Fri 19 June, 2020
If you're looking make more sustainable beauty product purchases, there can be a huge amount to consider, one of which being a brand's certifications. However, there are so many different certifications out there — Eco Cert, vegan, Soil Association, carbon-neutral, to name a few — and while these various certifications are obviously great steps forward for the beauty industry, none of them fully encompass what it means to be a truly sustainable and ethical business in all its many complexities. And, honestly, it can get a little confusing (not to mention time-consuming) to read up on each specific certification.
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Enviro groups slam Morrison’s Covid Commission over false claims of consultation
Reneweconomy
Thu 18 June, 2020
A collection of Australia’s leading environmental organisations have lodged a complaint with prime minister Scott Morrison’s department over what they say are false claims that they had been consulted by the head of the commission tasked with overseeing Australia’s economic response to Covid-19.
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Three years and $3 trillion to save the world climate and economy
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 18 June, 2020
For a cost of $US3 trillion ($4.35 trillion) spent over three years from 2021 the world could force greenhouse gas emissions into permanent decline and boost global economic growth by 1.1 per cent a year under a post-pandemic economic plan outlined by the International Energy Agency last night.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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The Australian Financial Review
The IEA's $US3trn pathway to sustainable energy
International Business Times
IEA Floats 'Green Recovery' Plan To Boost Economies, Cut Emissions
Impact investing could become ESG norm
Money Management
Thu 18 June, 2020
Impact investing could come at the forefront of ethical investing in the next decade, as investors look beyond current environmental, social and governance (ESG) funds and into more direct impact investing action, according to AXA Investment Management (AXA IM).
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CEOs confess they aren't ready for climate change – FM Global report
Insurance Business
Thu 18 June, 2020
More than three-quarters of CEOs and CFOs at the world’s largest companies say their firms aren’t prepared for the adverse financial impact of climate change, according to a new study commissioned by FM Global.
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Darling Downs farmers v miners dispute heading to High Court
The Brisbane Times
Thu 18 June, 2020
A decades-long land-use saga may be headed to the High Court some time after September as the Oakey Coal Action Alliance prepares to appeal against stage three of the New Acland Mine.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Australia may reach nearly 60GW of small scale solar – new CSIRO modelling
Reneweconomy
Thu 18 June, 2020
Australia’s main scientific research body, the CSIRO, has significantly upgraded its forecasts for small scale rooftop solar in Australia for the next few decades, suggesting that the total capacity on the rooftops of homes and businesses could multiply from its current levels of less than 10 gigawatts to nearly 60GW by 2050.
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Here’s how a prefab Passive House outperforms even eco houses in the UK
The Fifth Estate
Thu 18 June, 2020
A new factory-fabricated home has scored twice the Passivhaus Standard on airtightness and achieved an EU Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) score of 103 out of 100, using the UK Government’s Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) for energy efficiency.
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Common proteins and different genes
Cosmos
Thu 18 June, 2020
Earth’s species have more in common than previously believed, but tomatoes are really quite different.
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Food deliveries during virus lockdown fuel Thailand plastic usage
Yahoo News
Thu 18 June, 2020
Single-use plastic waste in Thailand ballooned during the coronavirus lockdown as demand for home food deliveries soared, activists say, setting back efforts to reduce the country's dependency on the environmental scourge.
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Got Old Clothes Lying Around? A New Service Will Pick Them Up and Take Them to Be Recycled
Broadsheet
Thu 18 June, 2020
We’ve all got one of those friends (or maybe it’s you) who buys a new outfit for every night out, spends hours trawling fast-fashion websites for garments they’ll wear maybe once before throwing away, and buys “trendy” clothes as cheap as possible because they know they won’t be wearing them for more than a couple of months. It’s no secret that this behaviour is an environmental catastrophe waiting to happen – Australians throw away 6000 kilograms of clothes every 10 minutes, and internationally the fashion industry is responsible for 10 per cent of annual carbon emissions. And don’t get us started on the damage being done to the oceans by microfibres released by discarded fast fashion.
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Siberia's prolonged warm weather is an 'alarming sign' of climate change: scientist
7 News
Thu 18 June, 2020
Surface temperatures in Siberia were up to 10 degrees Celsius higher than average last month, making it the vast Russian region’s hottest May since records began in 1979, according to research by the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), a program affiliated with the European Commission.
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Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide forecast: Weather set to turn wet, cold
News.com.au
Thu 18 June, 2020
Not one, not two, but three low pressure systems are conspiring to bring cold, wintry temperatures and soggy conditions to the south east for the weekend. There could even be some snow on higher ground.
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The Herald Sun
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