Issue date : Tue 28 July, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 34 Seconds
Number of items : 42
New Hope's New Acland mine: No hope for health and environment
Independent Australia
Tue 28 July, 2020
Communities continue the fight against the New Acland coal mine despite a growing "Hydra", which includes the fossil fuel industry, the QRC and state and Federal governments, writes Dr David Shearman.
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Sunday's rain did not last long but the flooding it created was disturbingly quick
The Newcastle Herald
Tue 28 July, 2020
WHETHER you want to lay the blame on climate change, or believe the weather has always been like this, there's no denying that Newcastle has copped its share of wild weather in the first 20 years of the 21st century, with the latest bout buffeting the city and suburbs on Sunday night.
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Narrabri gas opponents heartened by dig into water risks
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 28 July, 2020
Lawyers and scientists who warned NSW's Independent Planning Commission that Santos' $3.6 billion Narrabri gas project could irreversibly harm water resources are taking encouragement from the IPC's move to test those claims with experts at the NSW planning department.
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Report links world's top meat firm to deforestation
Yahoo News
Tue 28 July, 2020
Brazilian firm JBS, the world's biggest meat processing company, was again accused Monday of "laundering" cattle from ranches blacklisted for destroying the Amazon rainforest.
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Almost 3 billion animals affected by Australian megafires, report shows
The Guardian
Tue 28 July, 2020
Nearly 3 billion animals were killed or displaced by Australia’s devastating bushfire season of 2019 and 2020, according to scientists who have revealed for the first time the scale of the impact on the country’s native wildlife.
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Birdwatching is better with AI and CNN
Cosmos
Tue 28 July, 2020
We may have to add advanced birdwatching to the list of things computers can do that we can’t.
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City West Water leads the way in stormwater harvesting
Utility Magazine
Tue 28 July, 2020
City West Water is leading the way in developing and implementing innovative stormwater harvesting projects supporting healthy, green spaces across Melbourne’s western suburbs and lessening the demand on the city’s precious drinking water.
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Chemicals the most likely cause of mystery leaf loss in cotton towns, secret report finds
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 28 July, 2020
Chemicals used in cotton farming are the most likely cause of trees losing their leaves in parts of central western NSW and may pose a threat to human health, according to a government report that has been blocked from the public since it was circulated internally two years ago.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Aerosols have been around for a while
Cosmos
Tue 28 July, 2020
Preindustrial concentrations of atmospheric aerosols were higher than assumed in most modern climate models, a new study suggests.
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Weather NSW: Evacuation warning for Sussex Inlet as wild weather lashes state
News.com.au
Tue 28 July, 2020
Evacuation warnings by the SES have been issued and streets named for parts of NSW as days of rain and wild weather refuse to let up.
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'Massive' issues expected to test bushfire royal commission deadline
The Age
Mon 27 July, 2020
The issues raised by the Black Summer fires require major reform and will be challenging to fit into the bushfire royal commission's timeframe, experts warn, despite the two-month extension of its reporting deadline.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Labor luminary lashes party ‘fundamentalists’
The Australian
Mon 27 July, 2020
Joel Fitzgibbon has accused Labors influential internal environment lobby of putting blue-collar jobs and lower energy prices at risk — and warned them against exaggerating the number of jobs in the renewable energy sector — as the partys split over climate and energy policy grows.
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Emissions traders emerge from COVID-19 in the black
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 27 July, 2020
London | Right now most investors would count themselves lucky if their haircut since mid-February was just a trim. But if you happened to be sitting on European carbon allowances, you would be feeling pretty well-groomed.
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Climate change top of miners’ risk fears
The Australian
Mon 27 July, 2020
KPMG report: Bushfires put climate change top of miners’ risk fears KPMG said last summer’s bushfires pushed business risks associated with climate change to the top of the thinking of Australian mining executives taking part in its annual survey.
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AustralianSuper partners with greenhouse gas giants
Financial Standard
Mon 27 July, 2020
Australia's largest superannuation fund has partnered with the country's major greenhouse gas emitters in a new initiative which will see them work towards a decarbonised future.
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Industry leads emissions-reducing initiative
Energy Magazine
Mon 27 July, 2020
ClimateWorks Australia has received $300,000 in funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) for the start up of the Australian Industry Energy Transitions Initiative (ETI).
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Salvo’s to trial Allume shared solar solution with ARENA backing
Ecogeneration
Mon 27 July, 2020
Renters have long been left out of the residential solar revolution as property owners struggle with the idea of paying for a PV system when lower power bills will benefit someone else. The problem is more pronounced in blocks of flats with shared rooftops. Some designers have come up with complex bespoke systems where solar is shared among tenants in a block but it’s not common. For a start, all owners in a block must agree to want to install solar. It can be a can of worms.
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Deep dive into bushfire effects on cattle, sheep health
Farm Weekly
Mon 27 July, 2020
In order to help farmers with the impacts of bushfires, guidelines for mitigating the effects of future fires on livestock and farm businesses, and protecting animals from suffering and pain, will be the aim of new research work launched this week.
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