Issue date : Tue 4 August, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 39 Seconds
Number of items : 43
Leadership on climate needed: CSIRO report
The Canberra Times
Tue 4 August, 2020
Australia's national science agency has called for leadership on climate change, amid concerns the public -and the public service - do not fully understand the risks it posed.
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Conservatives have a strong case for renewables, too
The Canberra Times
Tue 4 August, 2020
Prior to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, both the UK and Australia had been grappling with the devastating effects of another crisis: climate change. As both our governments seek to reboot our economies, both nature restoration and the development of clean technologies provide great opportunities to reduce emissions while also generating jobs and growth.
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Unisuper dumps coal assets as sector turns its back on fossil fuels
The Age
Tue 4 August, 2020
Two ASX-listed coal miners have been cut off the books of major superannuation fund Unisuper in another sign of the sector turning its back on the fossil fuels industry.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Complete switch to hydrogen fuel flights possible by 2050, CSIRO says
Reneweconomy
Tue 4 August, 2020
Green hydrogen could be used to reduce emissions within the aviation sector within the next five years, with a complete transition to hydrogen fuelled flights possible by 2050, according to a new CSIRO report.
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CopperString 2.0 promises huge return on investment for biggest extension of grid
Reneweconomy
Tue 4 August, 2020
The planned CopperString 2.0 high-voltage transmission line set to connect the communities of Mt Isa and the North West Minerals Province to the Australian National Electricity Grid is forecast by its promoters to deliver a return of $4.54 for every $1 invested.
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Auckland’s ambitious climate plan to tackle transport, energy
The Fifth Estate
Tue 4 August, 2020
This month, New Zealand’s Auckland Council adopted a unique plan for tackling climate change centred on cutting transport emissions, retrofitting buildings and transitioning to a clean energy system.
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Decarbonizing the construction sector: The role of certification
Architecture AU
Tue 4 August, 2020
Cities are key to reducing the Earth’s production of greenhouse gases and certification is coming to the fore in helping to make green building the norm. In partnership with other national and global organizations, the Green Building Council of Australia aims to take advantage of the construction sector’s ability to decarbonize in order to create the change required for a sustainable future, explains its CEO.
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Why biocrust is useful in the desert
Cosmos
Tue 4 August, 2020
Miniscule plants and microscopic organisms growing on desert soils reduce water erosion by an average of 68% worldwide, a new study has found.
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'There’s still a choice': New Zealand's melting glaciers show the human fingerprints of climate change
The Guardian
Tue 4 August, 2020
New research has found extreme melting of the country’s glaciers in 2018 was at least ten times more likely due to human-caused global heating
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A Pair of Canadian Ice Caps Has Disappeared Completely
Gizmodo Australia
Tue 4 August, 2020
A set of polar ice caps has literally disappeared. We don’t need any more evidence that the Earth is warming to the point of mass instability, but this latest discovery is unsettling, to say the least.
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BHP rolls out QLD tyre recycling program
Australian Mining
Tue 4 August, 2020
BHP is set to recycle mining truck tyres in Queensland’s Bowen Basin region for the first time in Australia.
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$45 million recyling plant for Albury/Wodonga
Food & Beverage
Tue 4 August, 2020
A new recycling plant will increase the amount of recycled PET plastic produced in Australia each year from local waste.
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Go for Zero Is a One-Stop Online Shop for Natural, Zero-Waste Everyday Products
Broadsheet
Tue 4 August, 2020
Those with sensitive skin know the itchy frustration of choosing the wrong product. But opting for natural alternatives can lead you down a rabbit hole of garlick-y face masks, and turmeric-based deodorants that leave suspicious yellow stains on your clothes.
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ALP factional feud over climate change rearing its head
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 3 August, 2020
Labor's yet-to-be determined policy on climate change is at the centre of a festering feud within the Right faction which is again spilling over into the public domain.
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Narrabri pollution concerns doubted
The Australian
Mon 3 August, 2020
The NSW Department of Planning has downplayed a key concern raised by opponents of Santos’s $3.6bn Narrabri gas project, saying it failed to see how widespread contamination of the Great Artesian Basin would occur should the controversial development proceed.
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Asian lenders shun Adani's Abbot Point terminal
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 3 August, 2020
Taiwanese lender Yuanta Securities Investment Trust has sold $27 million worth of bonds in Adani's Abbot Point coal terminal in Queensland, joining a rapidly expanding list of Asian and global lenders that have shunned the controversial project.
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First State Super, CEFC back new bond
Financial Standard
Mon 3 August, 2020
BNP Paribas has issued a $140 million green bond linked to the newly launched Australian Climate Transition Index, subscribed by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and First State Super.
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Shell buys into carbon farming in WA
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 3 August, 2020
Oil and gas major Shell has made its fifth investment within 18 months in cleaner energy in Australia, inking a deal to buy Western Australia-based carbon farmer Select Carbon to generate credits to offset emissions of its customers.
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Hazer signs off on $17m green hydrogen facility
Reneweconomy
Mon 3 August, 2020
Western Australia is set to become host to one of Australia’s first biogas to hydrogen production facilities, with the board of Hazer Group approving its final investment decision for its $17 million pilot project.
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Global coal generation capacity falls for first time ever in 2020
Reneweconomy
Mon 3 August, 2020
Global installed capacity of coal fired power stations is set to record a decline for the first time in 2020, as the growth in coal retirements outpaces the construction of new power plants.
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Expired beer from COVID closures converted to energy
Utility Magazine
Mon 3 August, 2020
Millions of litres of expired beer from South Australian pubs and restaurants closed due to COVID-19 have been repurposed and converted in electricity at SA Water’s Glenelg Wastewater Treatment Plant.
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$21 million renewable investment in the Kimberley
Energy Magazine
Mon 3 August, 2020
The Western Australian Government-owned Horizon Power has announced a $21 million investment in Kimberley renewable infrastructure projects, as part of the WA Recovery Plan.
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Orchid mantis babies are strange little aliens
Australian Geographic
Mon 3 August, 2020
Like baby xenomorphs lurking menacingly in the crawl space, orchid mantis babies are feisty little critters that sure can hold their own.
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Amazon rainforests ravaged by 6800 blazes in a month
The Australian
Mon 3 August, 2020
Fires ravaging the Amazon basin surged last month in a sign that the most biodiverse place on Earth could see a repeat of last year’s devastating destruction.
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New $53.7 million wastewater plant in operation
Utility Magazine
Mon 3 August, 2020
The new $53.7 million Cedar Grove wastewater treatment plant in Logan, Queensland, is now operating to service the Greater Flagstone Priority Development Area (PDA).
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Recycling plant set to boost waste industry after China blow
The Age
Mon 3 August, 2020
Three corporate giants have combined to develop the country's biggest PET plastic recycling plant in a $45 million deal in a boost to the waste industry after it was plunged into crisis when China imposed strict rules around Australia's rubbish.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Melbourne weather: Snow forecast in Dandenong Ranges
The Herald Sun
Mon 3 August, 2020
Snow is expected to fall in Melbourne’s Dandenong Ranges this week as an icy blast sweeps across southern Victoria.
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News.com.au
NT News
Perthnow
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
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