Issue date : Mon 27 July, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 25 Seconds
Number of items : 52
Angus Taylor revamps ARENA board as funds dwindle to $70 million
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 27 July, 2020
The future of Australia's main federal body supporting clean energy research is in doubt after Energy Minister Angus Taylor replaced much of its board and its funds dwindle to less than $70 million.
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Heavy industry co-operates to take on climate change challenge
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 27 July, 2020
A group of Australia’s largest industrial companies has joined a new initiative designed to help them co-operate to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from operations and supply chains.
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Government must lift tax transparency to stem mining, oil and gas avoidance
The Australian
Mon 27 July, 2020
Australia urgently needs to boost transparency requirements for mining and energy companies to ward against tax avoidance, offshore secrecy and businesses seeking unfair tax breaks, as government coffers are hit by COVID-19, new analysis has found.
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Europe vies with China for clean hydrogen superpower status
Reneweconomy
Mon 27 July, 2020
The rivalry between Europe and China in emission-free hydrogen technologies could become one of the defining business stories in the global effort to stop climate change.
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Walking distance the grail as urban infill continues
The West Australian
Mon 27 July, 2020
The University of New South Wales has touted them as the gold standard of urban planning, but moves to create 20-minute suburbs in Western Australia seem slow going.
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Trapped critters and monitored mozzies
Cosmos
Mon 27 July, 2020
Each week Cosmos takes a look at projects and news about Citizen Science in Australia. This week we’re thinking about keeping wildlife safe from human-made obstacles, and considering the spread and prevalence of Australian mosquito species.
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Anatomy of a ‘mega-blaze’
ABC News
Mon 27 July, 2020
As the first Black Summer inquiry prepares to report, we reveal the inside story of Australia’s biggest bushfire.
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NSW weather: low-pressure system moves south bringing flash flooding and coastal erosion
The Guardian
Mon 27 July, 2020
“Vulnerable” chunks of the Central Coast of New South Wales that have suffered significant erosion could be battered further as a low-pressure system moving down the state’s east coast brings damaging winds, waves, and potential flooding on Monday.
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Severe weather warning for NSW coast after heavy rain overnight
The Age
The Brisbane Times
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Environment Minister Sussan Ley sends high-ranking bureaucrat to investigate Kakadu National Park conflict
NT News
Sun 26 July, 2020
Environment Minister Sussan Ley sends high-ranking bureaucrat to investigate Kakadu National Park conflict | NT News A high-ranking environment department bureaucrat has been sent to the NT to investigate the roots behind the ongoing conflict at Kakadu between traditional owners and management.
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Matt Kean aims to double koala population by 2050
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 26 July, 2020
Energy and Environment Minister Matt Kean has set a goal of doubling the number of koalas by 2050 in a bid to defy projections the marsupial could become extinct in the wild in NSW by mid-century.
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Charles Wooley: Blessed to be in the company of giants
The Mercury
Sun 26 July, 2020
You dont need to be an extreme left-wing greenie to be captivated by the beauty and energy of the ancient trees that grace the Florentine Valley, writes CHARLES WOOLEY.
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EnergyAustralia mulls Portland smelter rescue to ease Yallorn pressure
The Australian
Sun 26 July, 2020
EnergyAustralia will consider joining a rescue plan to safeguard Victoria’s struggling Portland aluminium smelter, easing pressure on its own Yallourn coal station, after a move by the Andrews government to finalise emissions targets that threaten the viability of big power generators.
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Hyundai XCIENT hydrogen truck heads to Switzerland
The West Australian
Sun 26 July, 2020
To get your hands on a hydrogen fuel-cell truck,you don’t have to wait for US start-up Nikola to translate its bewildering array of Tesla-like promises into production reality: Hyundai has a new 4x2 prime mover with almost the same torque (3400Nm) as Scania’s 730hp R Series monster (but “only” 470hp).
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Offer of weak, voluntary CO2 standards means Australia will remain dumping ground for dirty cars
Reneweconomy
Sun 26 July, 2020
The Australian car industry has finally admitted that it needs to clean up its act – but the voluntary scheme it outlined on Friday is so weak that it will barely cause a change from business as usual. And business as usual in Australia, unfortunately, means it is a dumping ground for dirty engines that car manufacturers can not sell in other markets.
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Fears a Central West silver mine may have a lead lining
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 26 July, 2020
Residents of the hamlet of Lue in NSW's Central West fear that an open-cut silver mine proposed for development two kilometres from the town may end up being as much a source of lead as it is of the precious metal.
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James Cook University was rightly vindicated, says uni group
The Australian
Sun 26 July, 2020
James Cook University’s decision to terminate Professor Peter Ridd’s employment has been vindicated by the Full Court of the Federal Court. The court has upheld the right of the university to issue reasonable directions to Professor Ridd and to terminate his employment following his failure to comply with those directions.
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'No integrity': Why states can't be left holding the environment file
The Age
Sat 25 July, 2020
When he is asked about recently proposed changes to Australia's environment laws and whether they can address the dramatic decline in threatened species and their habitats, Professor Paul Martin has a simple response: "The government already ruled out what we actually need."
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Federal government should back a 'green cop', NSW's Matt Kean says
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 25 July, 2020
NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean has broken ranks with his federal Coalition counterpart and backed the creation of an independent regulator to oversee compliance with national environmental laws.
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Narrabri gas project to be one of Australia's top greenhouse emitters
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 25 July, 2020
The proposed Narrabri Gas Project – which would see 850 coal seam gas wells sunk in the Pilliga region of north-west NSW – would become one of the top 100 greenhouse gas emitters in Australia if approved, an Independent Planning Commission hearing has been told.
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IPC taps experts over Santos Narrabri gas project
Lara waste-to-energy plant proposal could power 50,00 homes
The Geelong Advertiser
Sat 25 July, 2020
AN energy plant that could convert tonnes of household rubbish into enough electricity to power 50,000 homes could be built in Lara by 2025. Plans for a waste-to-energy plant along McManus Road, Lara, would divert 300,000 tonnes of waste from landfill every year and turn it into electricity.
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Community groups to trade solar power in ARENA funded trial
Reneweconomy
Sat 25 July, 2020
Charities are set to be amongst the first in Australia to trial the trading of excess solar power amongst tenants, in a pilot project backed by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.
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'The beach is riddled with asbestos': erosion unearths toxic legacy at Wamberal
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 25 July, 2020
Asbestos has been discovered strewn along Central Coast beaches after erosion unearthed building waste buried in the dunes, years after authorities discovered the deadly fibre under a house that formerly belonged to disgraced Labor powerbroker Eddie Obeid.
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Embracing a zero waste life
The Geelong Advertiser
Sat 25 July, 2020
Katie, whose businesses Zero Waste Geelong and Seedblog educate others about a low impact lifestyle, is determined to do whatever she can to care for the land she lives on. The qualified physiotherapist is an avid fan of gardening, fermenting her own produce and most importantly teaching others to connect with the earth.
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State faces hundreds of millions in compensation over neglected grassland reserve
The Age
Fri 24 July, 2020
The Andrews government faces hundreds of millions of dollars in claims for compensation from property owners as it struggles with a massive cost blowout and lack of funding to buy land earmarked for Victoria’s critically endangered native grasslands reserve.
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Gas project fire risk is like a gun aimed at farmers, hearing told
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 24 July, 2020
The presence of permanently lit gas flares in the Pilliga forests as part of the proposed Santos gas project in the state’s north west are "like a loaded gun pointed at us all summer", farmer Mal Donaldson told a hearing into the development on Friday.
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Sumatran tiger cub born in Polish zoo
Yahoo News
Fri 24 July, 2020
A Sumatran tiger -- a critically endangered species -- was born in a zoo in Poland, officials said on Friday.
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Why I went from doggie-doo denier to poop picker-upper
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 24 July, 2020
Some people still can’t get their heads around picking up after dogs. “Shit happens,” they say. “Get over it.” There aren’t many of them left in urban areas, but when their dogs are large and exercised mostly on pavements, the shit that happens often gets over the rest of us.
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