Issue date : Wed 1 July, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 20 Seconds
Number of items : 51
Call for $4bn stimulus that would create 50,000 jobs and care for the environment
The Guardian
Wed 1 July, 2020
An alliance of more than 70 conservation, farming and land management organisations is lobbying the Morrison government to dedicate $4bn of stimulus spending to employ more than 50,000 people to help repair the environment.
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The Age
Green stimulus could save millions in welfare payments: EY report
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
The Advertiser
Green jobs package proposed to boost economy
NT News
The Courier Mail
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
Environmental coalition calls for $450M spending program on Gold Coast to get people back into work through conservation work
The Courier Mail
Government celebrates emissions reductions
The Canberra Times
Wed 1 July, 2020
Australia's emissions trackers are firmly focused on the Paris targets as the government celebrates beating earlier goals.
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7 News
Perthnow
The Newcastle Herald
Yahoo News
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Delay to export ban on waste glass fails to reduce squeeze on councils
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 1 July, 2020
A delay to a ban on exporting waste glass will not allay financial pressures on local communities urgently in need of funding to pay for recycling, councils have warned.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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City of Adelaide reaches 100 per cent renewables through Flow Power deal
Reneweconomy
Wed 1 July, 2020
As of today – Wednesday, July 1 – the City of Adelaide’s operations will be 100% powered by renewable electricity through a partnership with Melbourne-based energy retailer Flow Power, in a first for a South Australian council.
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Sorry for misleading you, but I cried wolf on the global dangers of climate change
The Australian
Wed 1 July, 2020
On behalf of environmentalists everywhere, I would like to formally apologise for the climate scare we created over the past 30 years. Climate change is happening. It’s just not the end of the world. It’s not even our most serious environmental problem.
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Rio Tinto introduces new role for future strategy
Australian Mining
Wed 1 July, 2020
Rio Tinto has added a new role of group executive for strategy and development as it enters a “new era”, tackling future priorities including strategy, technology and climate change.
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Big Melbourne corporates sign up to renewable future
ProBono Australia News
Wed 1 July, 2020
Some of Melbourne’s biggest universities and businesses will source their power from regional wind farms, as part of a multi-million dollar city council renewable energy deal.
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Aussie B Corps vow to become 'better together'
ProBono Australia News
Wed 1 July, 2020
Australian purpose-driven businesses are being urged to foster community connections and consider mutually beneficial collaborations as B Corp Month gets underway.
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Nine new solar farms and two big batteries proposed for South Australia
Reneweconomy
Wed 1 July, 2020
The South Australia state energy regulator says it has received proposals for a total of nine new solar farms, two of which will be accompanied by battery storage, to meet the zero emission plans of the state water utility and the state’s capital city.
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Migrating birds adapt to changing seasons
Cosmos
Wed 1 July, 2020
Birds that fly long distances across continents in spring are more flexible in adapting their migrations to a changing climate than they’ve been given credit for, according to new research.
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Arctic battling climate change and beavers
Cosmos
Wed 1 July, 2020
Beavers are running amok in the Arctic, taking advantage of climate change and likely exacerbating its impact.
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Gucci Off the Grid is Alessandro Michele’s first step toward circularity
Vogue Australia
Wed 1 July, 2020
The fashion system exists on a linear model: clothing is produced, it’s shipped to a store, it’s purchased by a consumer, and eventually, it’s discarded. Circularity is the solution, a concept that bends the straight line from product to consumer to landfill by designing clothes with their “end of life” in mind instead. The goal is to ensure as many “lives” as possible for a garment by using materials that can be broken down, recycled, and made into something else on a constant loop.
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Snowy Hydro 2.0 wins final federal 'thumbs-up' – despite environmental fears
The Guardian
Tue 30 June, 2020
Scott Morrison has announced federal approval for the Snowy 2.0 project in the closing days of the Eden-Monaro byelection campaign, declaring Snowy Hydro would spend $100m on measures aimed at allaying environmental concerns.
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The Canberra Times
Concerns as Snowy 2.0 gets green light
The Age
Green light for Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro and 'new wave of jobs'
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
Yahoo News
News.com.au
PM gives $5 billion Snowy Hydro 2.0 environmental green light
NT News
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Herald Sun
Fight looms between Commonwealth and NSW over water-sharing plans
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 30 June, 2020
A dispute between NSW and the federal agency overseeing the $13 billion Murray-Darling Basin Plan is likely after the state government submitted water sharing plans that challenge how environmental flows are counted.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Koalas face extinction in New South Wales within 30 years, report warns
ABC News
Tue 30 June, 2020
Koalas could be extinct in New South Wales within 30 years unless urgent action is taken, according a report by a parliamentary committee.
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Extended deadlines don’t mitigate the urgency for recycling solution
Inside Waste
Tue 30 June, 2020
Major recycling reform in NSW is at a critical stage and the decision to push back a ban on waste glass exports from next month to next year, does not alleviate the urgent need for this reform to progess, according to Local Government NSW (LGNSW).
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Penguins Love Climate Change
The Daily Telegraph
Tue 30 June, 2020
Just like people, penguins prefer a little warmth rather than bitter, life-curdling cold: Scientists have found that the Adelie penguin may be a rare beneficiary of ­climate change, at least for now. By tagging 175 of the penguins, they found that the birds were more efficient hunters and caught more krill when there was less ice.
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How business can thrive and look after the planet at the same time
ProBono Australia News
Tue 30 June, 2020
Nikki Stefanoff from Harvey sits down with Patagonia’s environmental and social initiatives manager for Australia and New Zealand, Shannon Bourke, to find out how businesses can lead the way when it comes to environmental change.
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Dexus looks to the future risks on climate and prepares
The Fifth Estate
Tue 30 June, 2020
Property owners have a huge new world of responsibility falling on their shoulders with the climate emergency and Dexus is taking things seriously.
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Nation's top polluter AGL vows to tie executive pay to climate targets
The Age
Tue 30 June, 2020
The nation's heaviest polluter, AGL, will link executive pay to climate goals such as investing in more renewable energy and selling more "carbon-neutral" power plans, but has no intention of bringing forward the closures of coal-fired power stations.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
AGL to offer customers carbon neutral options, but coal generators to stay
Reneweconomy
Tue 30 June, 2020
AGL Energy will provide customers the option of offsetting the emissions from their energy use, as the company looks to keep pace with customer demands to fast-track the clean energy transition even as it sticks to its plans to keep its last coal fired generator open until 2048.
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Victoria reveals shortlist for advanced waste processing facility
Inside Waste
Tue 30 June, 2020
Veolia Environmental Services Australia, Sacyr Environment Australia Pacific Partnerships and Remondis (a consortium comprised of Pacific Partnerships and Remondis Australia, together with CIMIC Group Companies CPB Contractors and UGL) have been shortlisted for new waste management infrastructure in Victoria.
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Storage projects double in six months as investors back big batteries
Ecogeneration
Tue 30 June, 2020
The level of investment in large-scale batteries in Australia has doubled in the past six months, according to an analysis by the Clean Energy Council. For the six months to the end of March 2020, the cumulative capacity of utility-scale battery projects has risen from 400MW to 800MW.
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Adelaide Airport sustainability initiative earns gold status
Infrastructure Magazine
Tue 30 June, 2020
Adelaide Airport has scored a gold status for water management by Airport Councils International (ACI) Asia-Pacific for an initiative to reduce its potable water consumption.
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Inside T2’s new, sustainable HQ in Melbourne
Inside Retail
Tue 30 June, 2020
Australian tea brand, T2, has provided a peek inside its new headquarters in Melbourne, a warehouse space custom designed to accommodate the brand’s growing team of 90 head office staff, reflect the look and feel of its iconic bricks-and-mortar stores and pay homage to its sustainability ethos.
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Mapping marine megafauna on the high seas
Particle
Tue 30 June, 2020
A WA scientist has compiled the largest global dataset ever on the travel habits of large marine animals.
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The sad story behind this image of two shingleback lizards
Australian Geographic
Tue 30 June, 2020
This photograph of two shingleback lizards, one recently run over by a car, was captured by Lachlan Gilding, and is a shortlisted image in the ‘Our Impact’ category of the 2020 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year awards.
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Momentum builds in campaign to save Whyalla's giant cuttlefish
The Advertiser
Tue 30 June, 2020
More than 4600 people have joined calls to reverse changes allowing fishermen to target the Upper Spencer Gulf’s iconic giant cuttlefish, whose annual breeding pilgrimage was made world-famous by David Attenborough.
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NT News
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
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Calls to block drilling near WA's Ningaloo
7 News
Tue 30 June, 2020
More than 30,000 people have called for a stop to oil and gas exploration near the world-heritage listed Ningaloo area in Western Australia.
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The Canberra Times
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Sustainable beef report: Industry reduces carbon emissions
The Weekly Times
Tue 30 June, 2020
The Australian Beef Sustainability annual update has found that the livestock industry has been able to dramatically reduce their carbon emissions in the past 15 years. See how they did it.
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A vanishing way of life in Danube Delta's natural paradise
Yahoo News
Tue 30 June, 2020
As the "last rower" left in one of the villages dotting Romania's Danube Delta, Iosif Acsente is all too aware of how the traditions and vistas of the region are slowly disappearing -- an issue brought into sharper relief by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Let go of 'perfect': starting a no-fuss, low waste kitchen
SBS World News Australia
Tue 30 June, 2020
Find the level of change – even just one thing – that you can keep doing, says sustainability writer Lindsay Miles, who's written a new book to help people cut through the confusion.
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A handy guide to recycling your beauty products
Body & Soul
Tue 30 June, 2020
From refillable products, zero-waste packaging and ocean waste plastics, to what you can and can't actually recycle, Kelsey Ferencak and TerraCycle's Jean Bailliard explain how to properly dispose of your #empties.
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Russian Arctic sets 'fantastical' heat records: weather chief
Yahoo News
Tue 30 June, 2020
The Russian Arctic set record temperatures in June that sparked abnormal tundra fires, the head of Russia's weather service said Tuesday, blaming climate change for the "fantastical" anomalies.
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