Issue date : Fri 3 July, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 29 Seconds
Number of items : 41
Beauty aisle gets a makeover as L'Oreal goes green
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 3 July, 2020
The humble shampoo bar is set to return to supermarket shelves as the world's largest beauty products company, L'Oreal, overhauls its entire product range to achieve ambitious new sustainability targets.
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'Alchemy of energy': Breakthrough offers mass hydrogen storage options
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 3 July, 2020
The promise of low-cost hydrogen storage to power our homes and businesses may be a lot closer to becoming a reality if new technology developed and owned in Australia can make a speedy transition from the lab.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Fish more vulnerable to warming water
7 News
Fri 3 July, 2020
Global warming looks as if it will be a bigger problem for fish than scientists first thought, with a new study showing that when fish are spawning or are embryos they are more vulnerable to hotter water.
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How old do you think your dog is?
Cosmos
Fri 3 July, 2020
Accepted wisdom has it that to work out a dog’s age in human years you just multiply it by seven.
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How climate change is affecting your cup of coffee
The Brisbane Times
Fri 3 July, 2020
Researchers have found a key coffee bean crop does not do as well as previously thought in warmer weather, throwing doubt on its ability to adapt to warming global temperatures.
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The Age
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Climate trouble in the tropics
Cosmos
Fri 3 July, 2020
Tropical plants close to the equator are most at risk from climate change because it will likely become too hot for many species to germinate, new research suggests.
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E-waste is surging but recycling isn’t
Cosmos
Fri 3 July, 2020
Electronic waste – discarded products with a battery or plug – is the world’s fastest growing waste stream, according to a new UN report.
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Environmental protections on shaky ground as review for EPBC Act looms
The Fifth Estate
Thu 2 July, 2020
At a time when there’s mounting evidence that Australia’s environmental planning laws are “fundamentally broken”, this very same legislation is under threat from a federal government intent on fast-tracking projects as part of its pandemic recovery plan.
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Robyn Denholm warns Australia risks being left behind on EVs as Tesla value hits $300b
The Age
Thu 2 July, 2020
Tesla's Sydney-based chair Robyn Denholm has warned Australia risks being left behind on electric vehicles and renewable energy technologies for political reasons, as the Elon Musk-led automaker she helms became the world's most valuable car brand.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Liberty Mutual responds to new coal controversy
Insurance News
Thu 2 July, 2020
US insurer Liberty Mutual is embroiled in a new coal row, this time over its plans to push ahead with the development of a Queensland coal mine that it wholly owns through subsidiary Liberty Metals and Mining Holdings.
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Renewables surge, black coal dips in NEM shake-up
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 2 July, 2020
Renewable power has surged to provide a quarter of Australia's electricity needs over the past year, eating into the dominant market share of black coal power plants, data from the Open National Electricity Market project shows.
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Australia’s major energy players are split over pace of renewables transition
Reneweconomy
Thu 2 July, 2020
A major split is growing between some of Australia’s leading energy companies, between those who acknowledge the inevitability of large-scale cuts to emissions, and the rapid transition to a renewables-dominated grid, and those desperately trying to extract profits out of their ageing coal plants.
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Energy Council supports net zero emissions by 2050
Energy Magazine
Thu 2 July, 2020
The Australian Energy Council has officially endorsed the plan for Australia to aim for net zero emissions economy-wide by 2050.
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The end of snow
Australian Geographic
Thu 2 July, 2020
WE WAKE TO A fantasy land. In the pink hues of the early morning, snow gums glisten, frosted in snow; sunlight refracts off crystal-encrusted leaves; and kangaroos puff steamy breaths into the cold air.
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Amazon fires at 13-year high for June
News.com.au
Thu 2 July, 2020
Fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest rose by almost 20% in June - a 13-year high for the month, according to government data.
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Michael Shellenberger book Apocalypse Never exposes environmental activists
The Australian
Thu 2 July, 2020
There is a recurring puzzle in the history of the environmental movement: Why do green activists keep promoting policies that are harmful not only to humans but also to the environment? Michael Shellenberger is determined to solve this problem, and he is singularly well qualified.
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