Issue date : Tue 21 July, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 34 Seconds
Number of items : 42
Thousands of 'clean jobs' could tackle COVID unemployment slump
The Age
Tue 21 July, 2020
Thousands of jobs could be created in large-scale renewable energy schemes, ecosystem restoration and the processing of organic waste to tackle steep job losses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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We should follow the science on coal seam gas
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 21 July, 2020
Letting the science drive the decision to start Narrabri will also mean letting the properly regulated private sector provide energy to keep the lights on and factories working while protecting the natural environment.
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New ideas are all very well, but Sydney's green spaces need some old-fashioned protection
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 21 July, 2020
In this time of COVID-19, Sydneysiders are flocking to our green spaces for exercise and mental relaxation. Young parents are pushing prams; older couples are strolling; there's lots of dog walking; teenagers chatting as they stride; cyclists discovering bike paths; informal games with the kids; and solo walkers plugged into ipods.
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Bushfire devastation leaves almost 50 Australian native species at risk of becoming threatened
The Guardian
Tue 21 July, 2020
Habitat untouched by the fires, which were five times as large as those in the Amazon last year, is critical for their survival, report finds
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Summer 'mega-fires' push more native animals towards extinction
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
News.com.au
New report warns wildlife endangered after bushfires destroy habitat
NT News
The Geelong Advertiser
The Daily Telegraph
Shocking loss: 49 native animals recommended for threatened species list
NT News
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
Birds adapting to climate change
Cosmos
Tue 21 July, 2020
Changing weather patterns are playing havoc with nature’s ecosystems. We’re seeing such things as plants flowering in winter, prompting butterflies to emerge earlier and birds to lay eggs sooner so their chicks can fatten up on the new bounty.
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The smaller side of Arctic life
Cosmos
Tue 21 July, 2020
Two Russian scientists have set out to document what they say are among the most undervalued creatures in the Arctic.
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Federal environment law review calls for independent cop, but Morrison Government rules it out
ABC News
Mon 20 July, 2020
A landmark review into Australia's national environment laws has called for a major overhaul, including establishing an "independent cop" to oversee them.
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One-touch environment assessment regime to hand control to states
The Age
Mon 20 July, 2020
Control of environmental assessments will be handed to state governments in return for a new system of national standards under a Morrison government plan to speed up major developments.
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Samuel’s rethink a blow for Labor
The Australian
Mon 20 July, 2020
There is opportunity but as yet no clear winner from Graeme Samuels interim review of Australias federal environmental laws.
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ESB left in limbo after stalemate in ‘confidential’ energy ministers meeting
Reneweconomy
Mon 20 July, 2020
The future of the Energy Security Board remains in limbo, after the first meeting of federal, state and territory energy ministers was held under the new, secretive, ‘national cabinet’ regime that prevents ministers speaking out publicly about the meeting and requires ministers to treat them as ‘cabinet-in-confidence’.
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Coalition must not abandon federal role in environment
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 20 July, 2020
The problem of the overlapping of state and federal legislation on the environment goes back at least to the historic campaign to stop the Franklin Dam in Tasmania in the early 1980s.
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BlackRock sees massive inflows, hardens climate stance
Investor Daily
Mon 20 July, 2020
BlackRock has seen record growth across a number of its offerings and taken a harder stance on sustainable investment, threatening a number of companies with action for making “insufficient progress” on climate risk.
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Rooftop solar is the biggest generator in the market, but no one is in charge
Reneweconomy
Mon 20 July, 2020
Australia’s Energy Security Board has called for the establishment of a new body to govern the nation’s huge and booming distributed energy resources market, which already boasts more than 12 gigawatts of rooftop solar across the country.
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Qld council claims renewable energy milestone
Government News
Mon 20 July, 2020
Logan City Council is claiming a renewable energy milestone with 1,000 kilowats of solar panels installed on council-owned buildings.
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Woodside, BHP shortlisted in 'word class' hydrogen push
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 20 July, 2020
Woodside Petroleum and BHP are among seven companies shortlisted to receive support from a $70 million federal government funding round to fast-track the development of large-scale renewable-based hydrogen projects.
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Funding for New England transmission infrastructure
Energy Magazine
Mon 20 July, 2020
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is providing $995,000 to fund TransGrid’s transmission capacity feasibility study in New South Wales’ New England region.
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Coast-dwellers ordered to evacuate after 30m of beach washed away
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 20 July, 2020
Residents of 18 properties including a block of flats at Wamberal have been ordered to evacuate their Central Coast homes for at least a month after huge surf washed away about 30 metres of beach.
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Why is Australia a global leader in wildlife extinctions?
The Age
Mon 20 July, 2020
Plant and animal species in Australia are becoming extinct as fast as ever. Why is it happening? And what would it take to reverse the decline?
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Sniffer dogs save time in finding fox dens near SEQ dams
The Brisbane Times
Mon 20 July, 2020
Conservation detector dogs are sniffing out fox dens in dam catchments to protect wildlife in south-east Queensland.
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Should you rinse dishes before stacking the dishwasher?
ABC News
Mon 20 July, 2020
There are two types of people in the world: Those who rinse their dishes before popping them into the dishwasher, and those with a flagrant disregard for order and hygiene.
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Fitzroy North stormwater harvesting kicks off
Utility Magazine
Mon 20 July, 2020
Works have begun on City West Water and the City of Yarra’s $1.78 million stormwater harvesting facility at Fitzroy North’s Edinburgh Gardens.
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Solar PV panel waste will not become a significant problem
Reneweconomy
Mon 20 July, 2020
Solar PV is being installed faster than everything else put together (fossil, nuclear, and other renewables not counting wind) on the rooftops of homes and businesses, and in large-scale ground mounted arrays.
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