Issue date : Mon 31 August, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 20 Seconds
Number of items : 51
Coronavirus shutdown pushes greenhouse gas emissions to 22-year low
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 31 August, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis has pushed Australia's greenhouse gas emissions down to their lowest level in over two decades as restrictions on movement slash the use of fuel for transport.
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Building greener communities
The West Australian
Mon 31 August, 2020
The recent change in the way people live, travel and work presents a unique opportunity for urban developers and designers to improve issues such as the liveability of our neighbourhoods and access to public spaces.
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The return of the Gouldians
Australian Geographic
Mon 31 August, 2020
One of the world’s most beautiful birds has been recently recorded in flocks of up to 200 in tropical north Queensland, where previously only a few individuals had been reported since last century.
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Bubble ready to tackle the deep blue after 18 months of recovery
NT News
Mon 31 August, 2020
RESCUED weighing just 16g, Bubble the hawksbill turtle has come on in leaps and bounds and is now healthy enough to be released into the wild. He was rescued off the coast of East Arnhem Land in March last year at just 5cm long and severely dehydrated, and has spent the past 18 months in Darwin at the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre.
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The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
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California is on fire. From across the Pacific, Australians watch on and buckle up
The Conversation
Mon 31 August, 2020
California is ablaze, again. Currently, the second and third largest fires in the US state’s history are burning at the same time, and are only partially controlled. Already, seven people have died and 2,144 structures are damaged – and their fire season still has months to run.
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Tens of thousands march in Mauritius over dead dolphins, oil spill
9 News
Mon 31 August, 2020
Honking and drumming, tens of thousands of people protested in Mauritius over the government's slow response to an oil spill from a grounded Japanese ship and the alarming discovery of dozens of dead dolphins in recent days.
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The Canberra Times
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Save the Tarkine has asked Environment Minister Sussan Ley to investigate possible breach
The Mercury
Sun 30 August, 2020
A week after protesters were arrested at Venture Minerals iron ore project near Tullah, environmentalists have implored a minister to investigate if the company is breaking the conditions of its approval.
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The Advertiser
The Courier Mail
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
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Snake-catching booms during coronavirus pandemic
7 News
Sun 30 August, 2020
While the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the national economy and plunged many into unemployment, there’s one little industry expecting to boom - snake catching.
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The Canberra Times
The Guardian
The New Daily
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Fire-injured koala and her joey’s incredible tale of survival
The Daily Telegraph
Sun 30 August, 2020
Despite virtually no chance of survival, this is how critically injured koala Jessie and her joey - both rescued by Bear the koala detection dog - survived the devastating NSW bushfires.
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NT News
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The Mercury
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China curbs residents meals in adrive to reduce food waste
7 News
Sun 30 August, 2020
A call from Beijing to reduce food waste has sent officials and businesses scrambling to find ways to stop people from ordering too much, and in some extreme cases put meal times under surveillance.
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Queensland sets aside 577,000 hectares as a koala paradise
The New Daily
Sat 29 August, 2020
Queensland has introduced its strongest-ever protections for koalas in the south-east of the state, promising to protect five times more existing habitat than ever before.
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We need an inquiry into climate alarmism
The Australian
Sat 29 August, 2020
I hope you are sitting down; this foray into political and media madness over bushfires and climate change starts with recognising some excellent, forensic journalism by the ABC. Investigating last summer’s devastating Gospers Mountain fire, journalist Philippa McDonald took us to the very tree where the fire is believed to have been started when it was struck by lightning in a thunderstorm.
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Redefining capitalism for a new ESG world
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 29 August, 2020
The past year has been pivotal for sustainable investing – one in which its role in shaping our economic and financial futures became more urgent.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Back to cars: Public transport expected to take post-pandemic beating
The Age
Sat 29 August, 2020
Victoria's public transport will lose 114 million yearly trips post-pandemic, and city roads face worsening congestion as infection-wary commuters desert the network in favour of their cars.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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'Potential to save koalas': panel accused of ignoring rules in crucial habitat
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 30 August, 2020
A municipal planning panel is accused of ignoring rules designed to protect south-west Sydney's koala population in approving the preliminary works for a major residential development near land announced by the state government as a conservation area.
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54,000-strong population of wild deer labelled ‘sustainable’
The Mercury
Sat 29 August, 2020
Tasmania’s massive wild deer population may have left out the exclusion of the World Heritage Area, but critics are questioning whether the feral population is sustainable.
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The Gold Coast Bulletin
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Amazon fires: Are they worse this year than before?
Yahoo News
Sat 29 August, 2020
Preserving the Amazon rainforest is of global importance in the fight against climate change, but it is under threat from forest fires, mostly started to clear land for agriculture.
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More insights into the complexity of coral
Cosmos
Sat 29 August, 2020
Scientists are moving closer to understanding the complexity of coral reefs and their response to different environmental impacts with two new studies that might also help initiatives to protect them.
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California's new emissions rules target diesel trucks and cargo ships
Yahoo News
Sat 29 August, 2020
California air quality officials have passed two new measures aimed at reducing pollution from diesel trucks and ships. One rule introduces new emissions standards for heavy-duty diesel trucks, while the other requires more ships docked at ports to either plug into electric power or use other technology to reduce harmful emissions. The state has the worst-polluted air in the country, The Los Angeles Times reported.
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Planting seeds of change
ABC News
Sat 29 August, 2020
Migrants are no strangers to adaptation, as making a new home is no small feat. But now they’re being challenged to adapt again as Australia’s changing climate throws up new pressures. And there are lessons for all Australians
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Breaking it down: How to make your beauty routine more sustainable
The New Daily
Sat 29 August, 2020
The secret to a good beauty routine is just that – routine. But a well-rounded routine often means going through products quickly, and buying and re-buying products comes with its own set of consequences.
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Exmouth Gulf development on ice as Minister orders review
ABC News
Fri 28 August, 2020
The WA Government has put the brakes on a proposed major development in Exmouth Gulf while the state's environmental watchdog assesses the cumulative impacts of industry on the pristine area.
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One man on a mission to clean up the COVID mountain of clinical waste
The Age
Fri 28 August, 2020
A new government body has joined forces with specialist waste facilities to take on the mammoth task of managing the explosion of clinical waste pouring out of Victoria’s COVID-19 positive aged care facilities.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Merkel says more needed on climate change
Yahoo News
Fri 28 August, 2020
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says global efforts to combat climate change are insufficient, and she will accelerate the fight to combat it in coming years.
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Serengeti’s minor miracle
The Australian
Fri 28 August, 2020
Conservationists are celebrating the birth of a baby female eastern black rhino in Tanzania’s Serengeti.
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Tassie filmmaker’s doco A Plastic Ocean highlights a global emergency
The Advertiser
Fri 28 August, 2020
Filmmaker Craig Leeson’s potent documentary about the devastation caused by plastic pollution has helped launch worldwide impetus for change, from company boardrooms to family dinner tables
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The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
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