Issue date : Wed 12 August, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 59 Seconds
Number of items : 47
Which ethical fund has returned 34% despite COVID-19?
Money Management
Wed 12 August, 2020
The pandemic has given disruptive services the push needed to make remarkable growth and has helped one ethical/sustainable equity fund beat the rest, according to data.
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Whitehaven wins nod for plan to double Vickery's annual coal output
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 12 August, 2020
NSW's Independent Planning Commission has approved Whitehaven Coal's $607 million Vickery mine expansion while imposing 184 conditions on the plan that will double peak yearly coal output and disturb an extra 776 hectares.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Narrabri Gas Project would drive up energy prices, pro renewables group says
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 12 August, 2020
The Narrabri Gas Project would drive up energy prices in the east coast of Australia because the average cost of production is higher than other gas fields, which will continue producing gas for export from Queensland, according to a submission to NSW Independent Planning Commission.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Ross Garnaut’s Sunshot takes charge as Zen Energy splits from Sanjeev Gupta
Reneweconomy
Wed 12 August, 2020
Leading economist Professor Ross Garnaut is set to take a more hands-on role in Australia’s low-carbon economy, announcing he will retake control of project developer Zen Energy in what he describes as a “friendly” de-merger from Sanjeev Gupta’s Simec group of companies.
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Scientists devised a cheap, ingenious trick to save this bird from a blood-sucking maggot – and it works brilliantly
The Conversation
Wed 12 August, 2020
Saving endangered species from extinction is a challenging job that requires creative, affordable and effective interventions. In a rare good news story for conservation, we came up with one such method.
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Australian Geographic
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The Mercury
ANU has found a solution for the threat posed by parasitic flies
The Advertiser
The Herald Sun
Mauritius oil spill: how you can help
Vogue Australia
Wed 12 August, 2020
More than 1,000 tonnes of oil has spilled into the Indian Ocean off the coast of Mauritius after a tanker ran aground on a coral reef. Here’s what you need to know.
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WMRR and GISA pave the way for Buy Recycled expo
Inside Waste
Wed 12 August, 2020
In a move to lift awareness around buying and creating goods made from recycled content, the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR), has partnered with Green Industries SA (GISA).
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Melbourne factory fires: Campbellfield, Thomastown sites on EPA taskforce radar
News.com.au
Wed 12 August, 2020
Two businesses engulfed by large factory fires in Melbourne’s north over the past fortnight were already on the radar of a statewide taskforce targeting high-risk waste stockpiles.
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Perthnow
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Herald Sun
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Labor warms to gas plan put to Morrison government
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 11 August, 2020
Federal help would be offered to new gas projects to boost energy supplies to industry and consumers in a contentious plan that has gained early support from key figures in Labor and the Coalition.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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PM advised to use taxpayer funds for gas
7 News
Tue 11 August, 2020
Taxpayer money could be put on the line to support gas projects as Australia recovers from the economic shocks of coronavirus.
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Doctors prescribe Scott Morrison stronger climate action for a healthy Covid-19 recovery
Reneweconomy
Tue 11 August, 2020
Peak medical groups, representing most of Australia’s doctors and health experts, have issued a joint call to on prime minister Scott Morrison to embrace clean energy and strong climate action as part of the government’s response to Covid-19, saying the health of Australians would be better off.
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Anger as state rejects calls to pause controversial gas project
The Age
Tue 11 August, 2020
Federal Health Minister and local MP Greg Hunt is "deeply disappointed" the Victorian government has refused to delay assessing the environmental impact of AGL’s proposed gas-import terminal at Western Port until coronavirus restrictions are lifted.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Victoria invests in powerline bushfire safety
Energy Magazine
Tue 11 August, 2020
The Victorian Government has announced a further $7 million in funding for its $750 million Powerline Bushfire Safety Program to minimise electricity line fire risk.
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What's next for Labor on climate?
Independent Australia
Tue 11 August, 2020
The Labor Party is now at a fork in the road with their energy and climate policy: an ambitious renewable energy policy platform, or, protecting jobs while seeing fossil fuel to its inevitable demise, writes Tim Cornwall.
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Ken Henry got it wrong on climate wars, mining tax
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 11 August, 2020
The author, the former Mineral Council boss, breaks his silence and corrects the record about supporting a price on carbon and opposing the mining super profits tax.
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Illogical to use taxpayer funds for new gas fields
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 11 August, 2020
The Morrison government has made the right call by spending billions supporting the economy during the current pandemic but it would be a waste of money and a breach of its own principles if it threw taxpayer cash into a plan that has been floated to encourage new natural gas fields.
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This is what it takes to create a sustainability report
Ragtrader
Tue 11 August, 2020
Outland Denim last week released its first annual sustainability report. Here, founding CEO James Bartle discusses what was involved in creating the report.
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The six-letter acronym making ethical investing mainstream
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 11 August, 2020
A six-letter acronym is transforming ethical investing in superannuation from a niche, token strategy into the mainstream.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
Yahoo News
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Santos insists Narrabri gas and farmers can coexist
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 11 August, 2020
Santos has made a last-ditch bid to convince the NSW Independent Planning Commission of the merits of its proposed $3.6 billion Narrabri gas project, casting the oil and gas giant as a farmers' friend after a barrage of opposition from local landholders.
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Beer converted to renewable energy powering water treatment plant
News.com.au
Tue 11 August, 2020
It might bring a tear to your eye to think about the millions of litres of beer that went off as pubs were closed by lockdown restrictions but it has been put to good use.
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The Advertiser
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
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Bomen Solar Farm begins commercial operation
Energy Magazine
Tue 11 August, 2020
Testing has recently been completed on the new 120MW Bomen Solar Farm near Wagga Wagga in New South Wales, allowing the farm to become commercially operational.
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Sharks Might Be Making Friends With Other Sharks After All
Science Alert
Tue 11 August, 2020
We think of sharks as solitary creatures. Lurking silently beneath the waves, each single toothy predator operating alone, coming together only temporarily as feasting or mating dictates. We may, however, be totally wrong.
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Rare 'atmospheric rivers' occur in Australian skies
9 News
Tue 11 August, 2020
A rare weather phenomenon has occurred above Australia, with two almost symmetrical cloud "rivers" forming at opposite ends of the country.
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Past tells scientists sea ice may disappear by 2035
The Australian
Tue 11 August, 2020
The Arctic could have no sea ice in summer by 2035, according to scientists who studied a warm period more than 100,000 years ago.
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Sydney dams start to spill after a saturated six months
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 11 August, 2020
Sydney's dams have started to spill after the latest big rain event over eastern NSW filled most reservoirs to the brim, with more rain forecast.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Illegal dumping spike after Brisbane's kerbside collection hiatus
The Brisbane Times
Tue 11 August, 2020
Brisbane streets have become "dumping grounds" since kerbside collection was scrapped in the council's budget, Labor says, after a large spike in reports of illegal dumping.
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The Age
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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“Simply Disingenuous!” Coles Challenged Over Its Decision To Phase Out Its Printed Catalogue
B & T
Tue 11 August, 2020
The Real Media Collective (TRMC), the Australian industry association representing the interests of companies in the paper, print, publishing/media and related distribution sectors across Australia, has challenged Coles Supermarkets for using the environment as a reason in its announcement today outlining its plans to cease sending catalogues to Australian homes from September.
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Yume, Suez save 450,000kg food from going to waste
Food & Drink Business
Tue 11 August, 2020
A partnership between online surplus food marketplace Yume with waste and recycling company Suez has delivered major waste reductions. The two joined forces to encourage more food manufacturers to use the marketplace rather than send surplus to landfill.
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