Issue date : Wed 26 August, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 04 Seconds
Number of items : 48
$84m to support wildlife protection plan for Cumberland Plain
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 26 August, 2020
The Berejiklian government will spend $84 million to protect wildlife on the Cumberland Plain, including installing 120 kilometres of fencing and planting 100,000 trees.
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NSW opens solar panel recycling grants
Energy Magazine
Wed 26 August, 2020
The New South Wales Government is investing $10 million in repurposing end-of-life solar panel systems that would otherwise go to landfill, with the first round of grants now open.
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Seven become one to form Great Ocean Road body
The Geelong Advertiser
Wed 26 August, 2020
Seven community groups along the Great Ocean Road have united to create a shared voice as a new state government authority prepares to take over management of the region. The Great Ocean Road Communities Network was formed in a bid to facilitate communication and coordinate action among established community groups.
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Under Biden, the US would no longer be a climate pariah – and that leaves Scott Morrison exposed
The Conversation
Wed 26 August, 2020
US Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is campaigning on a platform that puts climate action front and centre. At the Democratic National Convention last week, he outlined a US$2 trillion clean energy and infrastructure plan, a commitment to rejoin the Paris climate agreement and a goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.
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Aldi greens up with wind, solar power
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 26 August, 2020
Aldi will buy wind energy for 10 years from two projects in Victoria and NSW and will have installed more than 100,000 solar panels on shops and distribution centres by late this year as it commits to 100 per cent renewable energy use by the end of 2021.
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Food & Drink Business
Aldi commits to 100% renewables from 2021
Living at high altitude linked to stunting
Cosmos
Wed 26 August, 2020
Living at higher altitude is associated with greater rates of stunting, even for children living in what are deemed to be ideal-home environments, according to a new study.
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Herbivores, poop and the nutrient cycle
Cosmos
Wed 26 August, 2020
Ecosystems are intricate webs shaped and sustained by all their living elements – and you can’t underestimate the role of animal dung as a valuable, even critical, source of nutrient cycling and distribution.
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International recognition for Kangaroo Island coastline biodiversity buoys fight against $40 million seaport
The Advertiser
Wed 26 August, 2020
Conservationists hope international recognition of Kangaroo Island’s marine biodiversity will help block plans for a $40 million seaport at Smith Bay. A task-force backed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature has declared SA’s gulfs and nearby waters, including the island’s north coast, an “Important Marine Mammal Area”.
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The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Mercury
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Innovative technology incorporated into QLD water education
Utility Magazine
Wed 26 August, 2020
Seqwater and the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) are leveraging their partnership to integrate cutting-edge technology into water management education programs in Queensland.
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How art can impact climate change
ArtsHub
Wed 26 August, 2020
Arts and science can make strange bedfellows but they could be the perfect combination to spread the message of a carbon neutral future. A new project in New Zealand is making that connection for the future.
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Chief Scientist Alan Finkel fires back on gas criticism from colleagues
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 25 August, 2020
Australia's Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel, has defended his position on the use of natural gas after being criticised by some of the nation's leading climate change scientists, saying it would remain one of the nation's key energy sources.
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Water reform will run dry without fresh flush of government action: Agency
The Age
Tue 25 August, 2020
Australia's chief independent water agency warns the nation's controversial water reforms need major commitments to tackle the drying threat from climate change, ongoing lack of Indigenous water rights, and opaque irrigation markets.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Government to lodge environment law changes and spark Senate showdown
The Age
Tue 25 August, 2020
A showdown over environmental protections is set for the Senate on Wednesday, with the Greens gaining support from the crossbench for a move to block the Morrison government's proposed changes to environment laws.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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'Our climate is changing': Berejiklian responds to bushfire inquiry
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 25 August, 2020
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has warned there needs to be acceptance that climate change played a significant role in NSW's catastrophic summer bushfires.
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WA gives Warrawoona environmental green light
Australian Mining
Tue 25 August, 2020
Western Australian Minister for the Environment Stephen Dawson has granted Calidus Resources environmental approval to progress the Warrawoona gold project in the emerging Pilbara Goldfield.
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There's a lack of ethical banking products despite rising demand
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 25 August, 2020
We hear so much about how it is not just the policies of governments but the choices of individuals that will make a big difference in the mitigation of the effects of climate change, yet there is a lack choice when it comes to "ethical" banking products.
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WAToday
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How Mitch Hooke axed the mining tax and climate action
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 25 August, 2020
The ex Mineral Council's boss pretends to be a lifelong carbon price evangelist. But his real legacy is the destruction of the Rudd government's emission trading scheme and profits-based mineral tax.
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Electricity bills: it's so easy to go green
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 25 August, 2020
If you want to "go green" with your power bill, it no longer has to cost a fortune.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Companies are failing on climate risk
Investor Daily
Tue 25 August, 2020
Since the final recommendations of the Task Force for Climate-related Disclosures (TCFD) emerged a few years ago, a plethora of the world’s largest companies have begun detailing varying degrees of information about their financial exposure to climate change.
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UniSuper says Rio penalties insufficient
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 25 August, 2020
UniSuper will tell the Rio Tinto board that financial penalties handed to executives over the destruction of Juukan Gorge are not enough, as publication of a board review into the incident attracted a mixed reaction from investors.
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Is it time to add water to your portfolio?
Investor Daily
Tue 25 August, 2020
The concept of investing in water is well established in Australia, where water rights have been unbundled from land and considered to be separate property rights. Water rights are freely traded in an open market that has been progressively established with the dual objectives of economic efficiency of water use and environmental sustainability.
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Spark looks to build $1bn renewables portfolio, excited by ISP and REZ opportunties
Reneweconomy
Tue 25 August, 2020
Network company Spark Infrastructure is looking to build a renewable energy portfolio worth around $1 billion and also seize on the “substantial” opportunities for grid investment proposed in the Australian Energy Market Operator’s Integrated System Plan.
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Spark Infrastructure to spend $1b on renewables
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 25 August, 2020
Spark Infrastructure plans to spend $1 billion over the next five years on renewable energy generation while building more poles and wires to support the national electricity market's transition away from coal power.
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Chilean solar plant world’s first to deliver grid services
Reneweconomy
Tue 25 August, 2020
US-based solar giant First Solar announced last week that its 141MW Luz del Norte solar PV plant in Chile will be the world’s first utility-scale solar facility licensed to deliver ancillary grid services on a commercial basis.
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Massive Clarke Creek wind farm inks deal with Queensland coal generator
Reneweconomy
Tue 25 August, 2020
The massive Clarke Creek renewable energy project is poised to move to the construction phase after signing a deal with the Queensland government owned Stanwell Corp to buy most of the output of the first stage – a 450MW wind farm.
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Antarctic melt ‘to cause 50cm sea level rise’: new study
The Australian
Tue 25 August, 2020
Melting of the Antarctic icesheet could “conservatively” cause half a metre of sea-level rise in the coming century, a significant increase on some previous estimates, a new study suggests.
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M.J. Bale introduces suit buyback
The Australian
Tue 25 August, 2020
The menswear retailer has partnered with Moving the Needle to reduce landfill.
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Weather Photographer Awards 2020: Best photos revealed
News.com.au
Tue 25 August, 2020
Incredible photos of red dust storms, looming shelf clouds and tornadoes are featured in 2020’s Weather Photographer of the Year awards.
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The Advertiser
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Herald Sun
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