Issue date : Wed 22 July, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 14 Seconds
Number of items : 50
'Ring fence critical habitat': Experts warn against government's plan
The Age
Wed 22 July, 2020
Experts warn threatened species protections may be reduced under the Morrison government’s plans to hand control of environmental assessments for major projects to the states under a new system of national standards.
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Murray-Darling Basin leaps forward
The Weekly Times
Wed 22 July, 2020
The NSW Government is to be congratulated for hitting this critical milestone as all governments and the MDBA move forward to achieve a healthy river system that will provide food and fibre for generations to come.
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The funds trying to make the world a better place
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 22 July, 2020
The responsible investing boom has been built on a powerful premise: avoiding harmful companies and sectors. Now, investors want more forceful change by backing companies that do good and have attractive financial and social returns.
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Investors banking on a green-led recovery
The Australian
Wed 22 July, 2020
Investors banking on a green-led recovery Modelling shows that there doesn’t need to be a trade-off between jobs and growth versus action on climate change.
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Grid emissions hit record low, as renewables displace coal and prices plunge
Reneweconomy
Wed 22 July, 2020
Australia’s main electricity grid achieved a remarkable trifecta in the last three months: The level of greenhouse gas emissions fell to a record low in the June quarter, even as the level of both coal production and wholesale market prices plunged at the same time.
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New research reveals the future of Australian homes
The Canberra Times
Wed 22 July, 2020
Millennials and Gen Z will put sustainability first when living in and building their future homes, according to new research released by Allianz.
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Among fish, dominance reduces influence
Cosmos
Wed 22 July, 2020
If fish are any guide, subordinate males may actually have more influence on groups than their domineering and aggressive counterparts, according to a new study in the journal Proceedings in the National Academy of Sciences.
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Rare baby sunfish reveal early life of one of the ocean’s weirdest fish
Australian Geographic
Wed 22 July, 2020
LITTLE IS KNOWN about the early life of sunfish, one of the world’s most bizarre-looking marine animals. And while baby sunfish, or larvae, have been found in small numbers across the world, scientists have, until now, been unable to identify which species the larvae belong to.
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Voracious starfish can wait for a proper meal
Cosmos
Wed 22 July, 2020
Australian research interest in the crown-of-thorns starfish can be explained by that old adage “know thy enemy”.
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Bob Brown Foundation condemns ‘white elephant’ Weld River logging bridge
The Mercury
Wed 22 July, 2020
THE rebuilding of a remote bridge to improve access to logging coupes on the edge of the World Heritage area was waste of money that could have been used to reopen popular walking tracks, the Bob Brown Foundation says. The Weld River Bridge, near the Tahune Airwalk, was badly damaged by fires in 2018-19, leaving it unsafe to cross
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Levi's Just Released Its Most Sustainable Jeans Ever
PopSugar
Wed 22 July, 2020
In an effort to focus on sustainability, we are so excited about a new Levi's must have that launched today. These Wellthread High Loose Women's Jeans ($148) are both thoughtfully produced and on trend. Recycled denim can reduce the water, chemical, and CO2 footprint — that's something we should all get behind.
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Use First People’s science to manage bushfires, says Graeme Samuel
The Australian
Tue 21 July, 2020
Professor Samuel called for the creation of an indigenous knowledge and engagement committee to advise the federal environment minister, declaring the legislation had prioritised the views of Western science.
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Rank and file Labor members call for MPs to reject environment plan
The Age
Tue 21 July, 2020
Rank and file Labor Party members are calling for the parliamentary party to reject the Morrison government's push to hand control of environmental assessments to the states, warning MPs they will not stand for policies that don't reflect the party's platform.
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‘Frack focused’ Territory Economic Reconstruction Commission report raises eyebrows
NT News
Tue 21 July, 2020
AN environmental advocacy group has slammed the NT Government for adopting all recommendations from the Territory Economic Reconstruction Commission’s interim report, fearing it will cause further damage to the environment
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Setting the standard the key to environmental reforms
The Australian
Tue 21 July, 2020
The key to Sussan Ley’s reforms of environment laws will be the standards set by the federal government, but administered by the states. A planned major shake-up of environmental laws will push responsibility for project approvals to the states in a bid to slash green tape and drive job creation.
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The glimmer of hope that is clean air
The Fifth Estate
Tue 21 July, 2020
In recent months we’ve unexpectedly had to reflect on our lives, work and health, our relationships, travel, neighbourhoods and our cities.
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Australia lags on green finance, says London lord mayor
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 21 July, 2020
The 692nd Lord Mayor of the City of London has called on Australia's institutional investors to pursue more ambitious carbon emissions targets and help support a "green recovery" from the coronavirus pandemic.
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Santos runs the gauntlet as opponents rip gas plan
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 21 July, 2020
Santos's proposed Narrabri gas project would turn the rich plains of the north-west NSW farming region into a "toxic dump", Warrumbungle Shire Councillor Kodi Brady told the state's Independent Planning Commission on Tuesday.
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Call to retire coal-fired power stations early
The Australian
Tue 21 July, 2020
Australia’s success in meeting long-term emission reduction targets will depend on closing its fleet of coal-fired power stations earlier than its retirement date or using technology to decarbonise fossil fuel pollution, the International Energy Agency has warned.
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New battery breakthrough paves way for 100% silicon batteries with higher energy density
Reneweconomy
Tue 21 July, 2020
LeydenJar Technologies, a Dutch spin-out of TNO, the Netherlands Organisation for applied scientific research, has developed a new anode which it believes will “drastically change the battery industry,” allowing lithium-ion batteries to be made from 100% silicon, boosting energy density by 70%.
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Clean energy projects receive global awards
Energy Magazine
Tue 21 July, 2020
An Australian waste-to-energy project and an energy storage expansion have been recognised at the 2019 IJGlobal Awards.
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Educating clients is the responsibility of every architect
Architecture AU
Tue 21 July, 2020
We have established a Climate Action and Sustainability Taskforce. We had more than 80 submissions from highly credentialed people from large practice, small practice, very active members of Architects Declare, people in government working in policy, right through to academics and researchers who are very well known in their fields.
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Save our solar … the narrow road to economic PV recycling
Ecogeneration
Tue 21 July, 2020
To harvest the sun’s power you must maximise your exposure to it. Any tree will tell you that. It’s why they have broad canopies made up of thousands of flat receiving devices called “leaves”. Humans caught on to this as a great way to turn the sun’s rays into electricity and, as they always do, commercialised it. The photovoltaics industry thus spawned has since become a shining hope in humanity’s struggle against emissions produced by polluting forms of generation.
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Old phone to recycle? In France, just drop it in the mail
Yahoo News
Tue 21 July, 2020
Figuring out what to do with an old mobile phone just got easier in France, where people can now send them free in the mail to have them recycled or refurbished for sale by a charity group.
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The Fit-Out: Five Sustainably Made Homewares
Broadsheet
Tue 21 July, 2020
Just as you can outfit yourself in sustainable, ethically made clothes, you can outfit your home in sustainable, ethically made furniture.
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