Issue date : Mon 22 June, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 06 Seconds
Number of items : 60
Energy grants available for dairy farmers
7 News
Mon 22 June, 2020
Dairy farmers will be able to receive grants of up to $20,000 to upgrade their equipment to reduce energy consumption, the federal government says.
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Miners bows to lobby groups’ climate change pressure
The Australian
Mon 22 June, 2020
Australia’s peak mining industry body has joined the fight on climate. The Minerals Council of Australia won’t ditch coal but it has yielded to pressure from lobby groups that have stormed the world’s boardrooms and fin­ancial markets pushing for a shareholder revolt on fossil fuels.
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Don't rush to compromise on Australia's environment
The Canberra Times
Mon 22 June, 2020
Last week, federal Labor announced it was willing to cut a deal with Prime Minister Scott Morrison to slash approval times for major projects under Australia's national environment law, the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act. But a fast decision is not the same as a good one.
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Miners back roadmap to reduced emissions
The Australian
Mon 22 June, 2020
The lobby group representing Australia’s largest resources companies will commit to “decarbon­ising” the economy as it stares down pressure from its members to take more action on climate change.
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Minerals Council commits to decarbonising economy as climate risk pressure grows
9 News
Mining lobby backs green power, Paris deal
The Daily Telegraph
The Mercury
NT News
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Weekly Times
The Advertiser
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The Herald Sun
The Canberra Times
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Australia's summer of extremes pushed grid to the limit, AEMO says
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 22 June, 2020
Australia's energy operator says the electricity grid barely made it through last summer's extreme temperatures and bushfires without major outages, with resilience to be further tested in the future.
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Australian Energy Market Operator navigated treacherous summer to avoid blackouts
NT News
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The Mercury
Beefed-up ute sales help to erode vehicle emission fall
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 22 June, 2020
Improvements in the carbon emissions rates of new cars sold in Australia have slowed, with a shift to large utes mostly nullifying a leap in demand for electric cars.
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Yarra River 'safeguarded' against overdevelopment
The Age
Mon 22 June, 2020
The entire 240-kilometre stretch of the Yarra River will be permanently protected from overdevelopment and projects that could "compromise the beauty of our iconic river", the Victorian government has announced.
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This stout little rifleman is New Zealand’s smallest bird
Australian Geographic
Mon 22 June, 2020
THERE ARE MANY small birds, so to be the smallest, you have to be pretty darn tiny. At roughly 8 cm long and weighing a mere 6 grams, the rifleman is pretty darn tiny.
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How to create a waste-free garden
Vogue Australia
Mon 22 June, 2020
Gardens can bring such joy. During a time when many are isolated and suffering economic challenges, finding ways to get outside and garden means we are lifting moods and improving mental health for ourselves and our communities. If we are using no-waste organic gardening techniques, we are also saving money during tight economic times.
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Ban on toxic mercury looms in sugar cane farming, but Australia still has a way to go
The Conversation
Mon 22 June, 2020
This month, federal authorities finally announced an upcoming ban on mercury-containing pesticide in Australia. We are one of the last countries in the world to do so, despite overwhelming evidence over more than 60 years that mercury use as fungicide in agriculture is dangerous.
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PM's plan to cut green tape exposed to legal challenges
The Age
Sun 21 June, 2020
Legal experts have warned the Morrison government's push to streamline major development assessments leaves it vulnerable to legal challenges under its own federal environmental protection laws.
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Hazelwood 'pit lake' proposal lacks environmental tick: residents
The Age
Sun 21 June, 2020
Gippsland residents have urged the state’s planning minister to order an environmental assessment of a proposal to turn the vast Hazelwood mine pit into a lake, which would take up to 25 years to fill and require almost twice the amount of water Melbourne consumes in a year.
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The coal curse: fuelling division on land rights and climate change
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 21 June, 2020
Australians were generally happy to ride on the sheep’s back. Many of us are not at all happy to be riding in a coal cart. Australia has robust legal institutions and our politics is relatively democratic and accountable, but since the turn of the century fossil-­fuel miners have massively increased their influence over both sides of politics, and over state and federal governments.
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Year of living anxiously: how pandemic changed what Australia worries about
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 21 June, 2020
First it was the planet’s future, then it was our health and now it's jobs. Never before have Australians’ biggest anxieties shifted so quickly or peaked at such highs as in 2020.
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Lack of transparency plagues planning approval process
Independent Australia
Sun 21 June, 2020
Matters of independence, public access and the interference of business are causes for concern in planning approval processes, writes David Paull.
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Rooftop solar panels help power national energy grid
The Australian
Sun 21 June, 2020
In the time it takes to finish your morning coffee, another Australian household will have connected a new rooftop solar photovoltaic system and effectively removed itself from daytime grid demand.
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Endangered smoky mouse, feared wiped out during bushfires, found alive in Kosciuszko national park
The Guardian
Sun 21 June, 2020
The critically endangered smoky mouse has been discovered alive and well in the Kosciuszko national park after it was feared the native species had been wiped from the area during the summer bushfire crisis.
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The Weekly Times
Yahoo News
Koala recovery plan five years overdue as populations are 'smashed'
The Age
Sun 21 June, 2020
A recovery plan to help bring koala populations back to health is five years overdue, despite warnings from experts that new research shows the species faces fresh challenges to cling on to its remnant habitat.
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Narrabri coal seam gas project a ’Trojan horse’ say farmers
The Daily Telegraph
Sun 21 June, 2020
A proposed $3 billion project to drill 850 coal seam gas wells between Narrabri and Gunnedah would be a “climate crisis” according to farmers in north west NSW, who hold grave fears for the future of livestock, cropping and human drinking water.
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Rising seas threaten a US institution: the 30-year mortgage
The Australian Financial Review
Sun 21 June, 2020
Washington | Up and down the coastline, rising seas and climate change are transforming a fixture of American homeownership that dates back generations: the classic 30-year mortgage.
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One-fifth of Earth's ocean floor is now mapped
Yahoo News
Sun 21 June, 2020
The initiative that seeks to galvanise the creation of a full map of the ocean floor says one-fifth of this task has now been completed.
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'Lost for words': Diver's disturbing discovery off coast
Yahoo News
Sun 21 June, 2020
A diver has made a disturbing discovery on the seabed off the coast of southern Spain. Biologist and conservationist Alberto Manuel Artero Cabezas, 26, filmed a video showing a shocking amount of plastics and other waste littering the sea around Ali Beach in Alicante.
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drumMUSTER collects 35 millionth container
Farm Weekly
Sun 21 June, 2020
AGSAFE's drumMUSTER program collected its 35 millionth agvet chemical container on Friday, March 6, 2020, in the town of Renmark, South Australia.
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Greens announce Lidia Thorpe as Richard Di Natale's replacement in Senate
ABC News
Sat 20 June, 2020
The Greens have announced that former Victorian state MP Lidia Thorpe will take the Federal Senate seat being vacated by Richard Di Natale.
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'Exactly what politics in Australia needs': Lidia Thorpe to be next Greens senator for Victoria
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
The Guardian
Aboriginal activist Lidia Thorpe to replace Richard Di Natale as Greens senator for Victoria
The Australian
Greens replace Richard Di Natale with Lidia Thorpe in the senate
The Canberra Times
New Greens senator to pursue treaty
The Newcastle Herald
News.com.au
9 News
The Australian
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The Advertiser
The Herald Sun
Perthnow
The Gold Coast Bulletin
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News.com.au
The Greens have announced Indigenous activist Lidia Thorpe as Richard Di Natale’s replacement
No quick fixes offered for state's 'Black Summer'
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 20 June, 2020
Hopes were high that this week's hearings of the Bushfire Royal Commission might shed light on what succeeded and failed during last season's "Black Summer".
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Industry bodies join forces to deal with climate risks
Insurance Business
Sat 20 June, 2020
Some of Australia’s largest insurers, banks, investors, standards bodies and service providers have joined forces with leading scientists and researchers in a new initiative to develop a common understanding of Australian climate change risks.
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Rocked to the core: Mining giants confront an ancient, incalculable risk
The Age
Sat 20 June, 2020
Like many mining executives, Jean-Sebastien Jacques has been trying to "change the barbecue conversation". Eager to promote mining’s contribution to human progress and prosperity, yet knowing full well that perceptions of greed and environmental damage loom large in the public’s mind, sometimes this can seem like a losing fight.
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BP to consider carbon emissions in future investment decisions
The Australian
Sat 20 June, 2020
Energy giant BP, owner of stakes in the North West Shelf and Browse LNG projects in Western Australia, plans to carefully consider carbon emissions as it weighs up future investment decisions in oil and gas projects.
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Tiffany’s keeping it natural
The Australian
Sat 20 June, 2020
Those shopping for diamond jewellery tend to fall into two categories. There are those who know exactly what they want, and there are those who don’t even know where to get started. But for both groups, the search for the right diamond ring should go beyond the so-called ‘4Cs’ of diamond jewellery – cut, clarity, colour and carat. There are a couple of other important values that everyone should consider: sustainability and responsibility.
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Did landscapes make land animals smart?
Cosmos
Sat 20 June, 2020
When it comes to superpowers, humans have dreamed up everything from super strength and X-ray vision to body morphing, shape shifting, and spinning giant spiderwebs.
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COVID-19 conservation: Saving endangered species from your couch
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 20 June, 2020
On New Year's Eve, terrifying images of Australia's wildlife attempting to escape burning habitats were broadcast internationally. Now, thanks to a program developed by the Australian Museum called DigiVol, Australians can contribute to the future protection of these animals from their couch, as they spend more time at home during the COVID-19 restrictions.
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Rise and rotate
Cosmos
Sat 20 June, 2020
Last summer’s huge and widespread Australian bushfires were monumental on just about every scale.
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Research tackles four common Wheatbelt weeds
Farm Weekly
Sat 20 June, 2020
FOUR weeds commonly found in various areas across Western Australia's grainbelt are being targeted by a collection of management packages which are being developed to control the major threats to agricultural production.
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Goldman Sachs predicts $A23 trillion renewables investment opportunity by 2030
Reneweconomy
Fri 19 June, 2020
The prestigious American investment bank and financial services company Goldman Sachs Group expects renewable energy spending to overtake that of oil and gas in 2021 for the first time in history, leading to a total investment opportunity of up to $US16 trillion ($A23.2 trillion) by 2030.
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Green aviation still has electrifying future despite virus
Yahoo News
Fri 19 June, 2020
The aviation industry has long been under pressure to reduce pollution, and while airlines have taken a financial wallop from the coronavirus crisis it may not stop a greening of the skies.
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St Agni is the first Australian brand to have its shoes appear in Net-A-Porter’s sustainable edit
Vogue Australia
Fri 19 June, 2020
St Agni’s sustainably-made footwear has been tapped by Net-A-Porter to feature in its Net Sustain edit, a curation of fashion and beauty items that have been consciously crafted. Selecting its signature Sportsu Sandal for its edit, the handcrafted style—which features vegetable-dyed leather and comfortable rubber soles—will be exclusively sold in Australia on Net-A-Porter, and will be available globally from June 30. St Agni’s appearance in the e-tailer’s curation marks the first time an Australian footwear brand has been represented in the edit. [Vogue inbox]
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BOM predicts snow outside Stanthorpe on Tuesday
The Brisbane Times
Fri 19 June, 2020
It could snow near Stanthorpe on Tuesday morning with snow flurries remaining while the temperatures stay low, the Bureau of Meteorology said on Friday afternoon.
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