Issue date : Tue 11 August, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 13 Seconds
Number of items : 38
'Two global health emergencies': doctors group backs green stimulus
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 11 August, 2020
Peak medical groups representing about 75 per cent of Australia’s 90,000 doctors have written to the prime minister to ask him to make a response to climate change central to the government’s post-coronavirus economic stimulus plans.
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Medical groups call for a climate-focused COVID-19 recovery plan
7 News
Call for climate-focused COVID-19 recovery
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SBS World News Australia
The Canberra Times
The West Australian
Yahoo News
SBS World News Australia
Medical experts urge Scott Morrison to act on climate change as part of the COVID-19 recovery
Whitehaven Coal faces 16 charges for breaching NSW mining laws
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 11 August, 2020
The NSW resources regulator has charged Whitehaven Coal over 16 alleged breaches of the mining laws involving exploration and operations that could cost the miner millions of dollars.
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Reserve Bank modifies energy tender from 10 pct to 100 pct green energy
Reneweconomy
Tue 11 August, 2020
The Reserve Bank of Australia has dramatically changed the terms of its energy tender, from a 10 per cent share of green energy to 100 per cent green energy – just hours after the details of the original tender documents were were highlighted by RenewEconomy.
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Life in the sediment is very low energy
Cosmos
Tue 11 August, 2020
Micro-organisms buried in ocean sediment can survive on less energy than has ever been shown to support any form of life on Earth, according to new research.
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Small trees may offer hope for rainforests
Cosmos
Tue 11 August, 2020
Small trees that grow up in drought conditions could form the basis for more drought-resistant rainforests in the future, a new study suggests.
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Carpets of wildflower colour to wander in
The West Australian
Tue 11 August, 2020
Water and sunshine is Mother Nature’s recipe for a good wildflower season. But it is not an exact science and although many of the areas have received good rainfalls, generally they have received less than the average winter rainfall this year.
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Sun, smarts and clean drinking water
Cosmos
Tue 11 August, 2020
Scientists led by Australia’s Monash University have reported another breakthrough in their efforts to develop more efficient ways to purify water.
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Food packaging trends
Inside Retail
Tue 11 August, 2020
Covid-19 has heightened consumers’ focus on health and safety when making purchase decisions. While consumers are less concerned with sustainability right now, brands need to think long term. Mainstream awareness of health and safety will outlast this pandemic and environmental concerns are not going away.
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Inquiry to investigate rationale for fast-tracked dams
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 10 August, 2020
The rationale behind the NSW government's decision to fast-track three dams and two other water infrastructure projects will be examined in an upper house parliamentary inquiry, following concerns about how those projects were marked as priorities.
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Part II: Is AEMO’s 2020 Integrated System Plan up to the job?
Ecogeneration
Mon 10 August, 2020
What do you think of AEMO’s 2020 Integrated System Plan? Here’s what EcoGeneration’s energy antenna picked up from its network of women experts in solar, storage, academia, government and data-crunching.
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Employee-owned businesses urged to become better corporate citizens
ProBono Australia News
Mon 10 August, 2020
A proposal to redefine employee ownership so it is synonymous with good corporate citizenship has been backed by European and Australian advocates, who say this model can be a driver for a better, fairer and more equal society.
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RBA ignores own climate warnings, seeks only 10pct green energy
Reneweconomy
Mon 10 August, 2020
The Reserve Bank of Australia has made some fine speeches and delivered some significant reports on the systemic risks of climate change, and the need for business to take urgent action. But someone must have forgotten to tell its facilities manager.
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Can Western Port stop AGL's dirty floating gas factory?
Independent Australia
Mon 10 August, 2020
AGL Energy’s proposed gas import terminal – to be built atop protected wetlands in Western Port Bay – has been rejected by the community, environmental advocacy groups and even local government, but will this stop the project going ahead? John Thompson reports.
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Bomen solar farm near Wagga Wagga now operating at full capacity
Reneweconomy
Mon 10 August, 2020
The new 100MW Bomen solar farm north-east of Wagga Wagga has been given the all-clear by the Australian Energy Market Operator and the local transmission grid owner TransGrid to operate at full capacity.
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Jemena signs MOU to supply hydrogen for vehicles
Energy Magazine
Mon 10 August, 2020
Jemena has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hyundai Australia and Coregas, to produce and deliver hydrogen gas to Hyundai’s Macquarie Park headquarters from early 2021.
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Government to install 150 smart EV chargers
Energy Magazine
Mon 10 August, 2020
The Federal Government is partnering with Origin Energy to trial 150 smart chargers for electric vehicles (EVs), which will be installed in residential and commercial buildings across the National Electricity Market (NEM).
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Lucky devils enjoy snow at Barrington
The Newcastle Herald
Mon 10 August, 2020
A dusting of snow has fallen at the Barrington Tops overnight creating perfect conditions for weekend snow chasers and Tasmanian devils alike.
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Worst flood in decades swamps parts of the South Coast
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 10 August, 2020
For the Soper family, living near the estuary of the Shoalhaven River on the NSW South Coast, 2020 is proving to be a year of natural calamities after the region was hit by bushfires in January and then a series of floods.
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Undrinkable tap-water and a leaking roof, K-Block's list of defects goes on
ABC News
Mon 10 August, 2020
Almost five months after the Tasmanian Government announced it would take possession of the newly built K-Block building at the Royal Hobart Hospital, the facility still does not have drinkable water running through many of its taps.
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Here Are 8 Sustainable Denim Brands Everybody Should Be *Adding To Cart*
Marie Claire
Mon 10 August, 2020
While the fashion industry has been making strides on the sustainability front, denim is still one of the most resource-heavy, environmentally damaging items we buy, despite being the one many of us frequently look to add to our wardrobes year-round.
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Weather warning: Powerful waves up to 5m to hit NSW coast
News.com.au
Mon 10 August, 2020
Residents living on the New South Wales south coast have been forced to flee their homes as severe storms, torrential rain and damaging winds continue to wreak havoc.
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