Issue date : Thu 16 July, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 24 Seconds
Number of items : 40
Fossil fuels get funds over clean energy
7 News
Thu 16 July, 2020
Australia has spent four times as much on support for fossil fuels than clean energy in its coronavirus response, with the aviation sector getting most of the funds.
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Invasive species threaten biodiversity
Cosmos
Thu 16 July, 2020
Leading international experts have estimated that even moderate increases in the spread of invasive plant and animal species will cause major damage to ecosystems and biodiversity around the world.
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Snow falls at Aussie Ark at Barrington Tops, but not everyone likes the cold
The Newcastle Herald
Thu 16 July, 2020
Does your partner like having the heater on? Or maybe they like it off? Either way, Topics reckons loads of couples must be having the annual winter tiff over how warm or cold their homes are. It's called temperature control, pardon the pun. The Tasmanian devils at Aussie Ark's Barrington Wildlife Sanctuary are masters of temperature control.
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Freak Siberian heat down to climate change
Yahoo News
Thu 16 July, 2020
Nearly impossible without man-made global warming, this year's freak Siberian heat wave is producing climate change's most flagrant footprint of extreme weather, a new flash study says.
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COVID-19 provides challenges for coming fire season, royal commission hears
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 15 July, 2020
The NSW Rural Fire Service is warning the upcoming bushfire season could be severely undermined by the coronavirus threat, with potentially hundreds of volunteers at risk from the virus.
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Britain chases a greener FTA with NZ than with Australia
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 15 July, 2020
London | Britain is pursuing a greener free-trade agreement (FTA) with New Zealand's Ardern government than with the Morrison government, with Wellington and London more willing to explicitly insert the climate agenda into bilateral trade deals.
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Australia: an emissions superpower
The Fifth Estate
Wed 15 July, 2020
The not-my-problem attitude to fossil fuel exports in Australia is making the country a major contributor to global climate change. Here’s why supply – not just demand – ought to be the target of climate action.
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We now know gas is far from the clean fuel it's claimed to be
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 15 July, 2020
Australia’s recovery will be driven by gas, says the Prime Minister. A task force headed by Andrew Liveris, a business figure with a career doused in carbon, recommends subsidies to ramp up the industry.
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Step on the gas to keep our standard of living
The Australian
Wed 15 July, 2020
With the right-priced gas, we can compete with the world, deliver economic wealth and create thousands of highly skilled, well-paid jobs for future generations of Australians.
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Burger King vows to tackle climate change by changing cows' diets
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 15 July, 2020
Burger King is staging an intervention with its cows. The chain has rebalanced the diet of some of the cows by adding lemongrass in a bid to limit bovine contributions to climate change. By tweaking their diet, Burger King said on Tuesday that it believes it can reduce a cow's daily methane emissions by about 33 per cent.
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Australian Ethical posts record results
Financial Standard
Wed 15 July, 2020
The $4.05 billion wealth manager has reported record inflows of $660 million for the financial year, telling Financial Standard that it's balanced MySuper offering returned 6.9% net of fees for the quarter.
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How to fund your next energy sustainability project
Inside Retail
Wed 15 July, 2020
Earlier this year, when the bushfires were ravaging much of Australia, many retailer businesses vowed to make sustainability a long-term business goal, but unfortunately, since the coronavirus epidemic, it may now be the last thing on the agenda.
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UNSW busts myth on energy returns, says renewables will boost economy
Reneweconomy
Wed 15 July, 2020
The federal Coalition’s interminable political scare campaign over the economic cost of shifting to renewable energy – one of the key planks of the Morrison government’s election campaign last year – has been debunked once again, this time by a University of New South Wales study.
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Using biomass to get to net zero
Ecogeneration
Wed 15 July, 2020
We all know that our dependence on fossil fuels is not sustainable. Net carbon emissions to the atmosphere must be reduced to zero by 2050.
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Offshore wind defies COVID as renewables prove their resiliency
Reneweconomy
Wed 15 July, 2020
Global investment in renewable energy capacity remained steady during the first half of 2020 and despite the massive impact caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, with the offshore wind sector rising above its peers for its busiest 6-month period ever.
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World population to peak in 50 years - then comes a decline
9 News
Wed 15 July, 2020
The world's population is likely to peak at 9.7 billion in 2064, and then decline to about 8.8 billion by the end of the century, as women get better access to education and contraception, a new study has found.
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Inside Australia's cleanest and greenest 'passive home'
9 News
Wed 15 July, 2020
Imagine if you never received a power bill again, your home didn't need an air-conditioner for cooling or heating and there were no harmful chemicals anywhere, even in the pool.
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CSIRO sets sights on Aerotropolis as new Sydney research hub
Manufacturers’ Monthly
Wed 15 July, 2020
CSIRO has entered into discussions with the NSW government to relocate up to 450 of its employees and researchers into a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of the new Western Sydney Aerotropolis, from 2026.
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CSIRO to relocate staff to Aerotropolis
News.com.au
CSIRO to move 450 employees to western Sydney Aerotropolis
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Fighting food waste is 'easy as'
Food & Drink Business
Wed 15 July, 2020
The Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) has launched a new campaign for Australians featuring helpful tips and tricks to save money by reducing their food waste.
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Meet The Woman Who Quit Single-Use Plastic 10 Years Ago
Marie Claire
Wed 15 July, 2020
As we all become increasingly aware of the detrimental effects human consumption has on our planet, single-use plastic is usually the first habit we aim to overthrow.
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Autumn reprieve after Black Summer, Climate Index shows
Insurance News
Wed 15 July, 2020
The nation’s weather largely returned to typical levels in autumn after the Black Summer’s destructive bushfires and storms, but a clear long-term trend towards more frequent extreme weather remains, the latest Australian Actuaries Climate Index reveals.
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