Issue date : Tue 1 September, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 39 Seconds
Number of items : 43
Talking Point: Peter Gutwein will be the first Tasmanian premier in a hybrid car
The Mercury
Tue 1 September, 2020
Premier Peter Gutwein told parliament a fortnight ago that he would be the first Tasmanian premier ever to travel in a hybrid car — a vehicle powered by both electricity and petrol or diesel. The latter option helps drivers cope with a lack of charging stations.
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Mighty brumby not much more than a feral, inbred pony
The Canberra Times
Tue 1 September, 2020
After capitulating to John Barilaro's demand for a feral horse recount, NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean may as well just make a number up. Because the figure he offers literally won't make a difference.
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Solar cells are getting seriously light
Cosmos
Tue 1 September, 2020
Researchers continue to break new ground with advances in solar cell technology that uses organic polymer material rather than silicon as the light absorbing layer.
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The spread and impact of marine structures
Cosmos
Tue 1 September, 2020
More than 32,000 square kilometres of the world’s marine environment has been modified by human construction and this is likely to reach nearly 40,000 by 2028, according to a new global assessment.
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The tricoloured parrotfinch is jewel-toned beauty
Australian Geographic
Tue 1 September, 2020
DRESSED IN royal blue with emerald wings and a flash of red on the tail, the tricoloured parrot finch more than lives up to its name.
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Australian golden wattle set for blast-off
Yahoo News
Tue 1 September, 2020
Seeds of the national floral emblem will be blasted into orbit ahead of a visit to the International Space Station.
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7 News
Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
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CH4 Global raises $4.1m for SA seaweed trials
The Advertiser
Tue 1 September, 2020
A US start-up has put SA at the centre of it plans to develop a new seaweed cattle feed supplement industry. The company will set up test sites across the state this summer in the hope of delivering up to 90 per cent reductions in methane emissions.
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The Courier Mail
The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
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Full picture of devastation from the bushfires is unclear: Royal Commission
News.com.au
Mon 31 August, 2020
The full devastation wrought by Australia’s unprecedented summer bushfires is unclear because of inconsistencies in how data is collected and shared, a new report says.
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NT News
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Herald Sun
The Weekly Times
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The Age
Australia faces 'cascading, concurrent' natural disasters: bushfire royal commission
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
Environment law will add national standards after bill cops heavy criticism
The Age
Mon 31 August, 2020
Legally binding national standards will be added to the government's proposed changes to environment laws, the Environment Minister says, after they were a glaring omission from a bill put to Parliament last week.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Farmers have a plan, bad luck about the Feds
The Fifth Estate
Mon 31 August, 2020
Politicians took a nasty swipe at the National Farmers Federation a few weeks ago when the farmers said they wanted zero emissions by 2050.
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NSW bushfire inquiry report ‘disappoints on taxes’
Insurance News
Mon 31 August, 2020
The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) says it is “disappointing” that the 76 recommendations of the independent NSW Bushfire Inquiry report don’t address the Emergency Services Levy (ESL) and other insurance taxes.
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Gucci and Oscar Wilde were right: the truth about fashion
The Fifth Estate
Mon 31 August, 2020
If you knew you were burning down the house around you, and you could stop it, wouldn’t you? Before the pandemic sucked the air out of the conversation, protests against climate change were much in vogue.
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Climate advisory firm Pollination scores $130m valuation
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 31 August, 2020
Senior Australian investment banker Tony O'Sullivan's new climate change advisory and investment firm has been swamped by investor demand for a new funding round.
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Ethical super: Where is your money invested?
Choice
Mon 31 August, 2020
Ethical super is often promoted as being a means to exclude companies or industries you think are harmful. Some funds, however, will invest in contentious companies with a view to changing their behaviour as a shareholder.
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Experts workshop climate change responses
Energy Magazine
Mon 31 August, 2020
Following a series of workshops in the first half of 2020, the Australian Climate Roundtable (ACR) has released a statement saying that the far-reaching climate change risks to Australia must be reduced and managed.
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Growth in Asia fuels renewable energy
The Australian
Mon 31 August, 2020
Renewable energy operators are planning for further growth in Asia despite a fall-off in subsidies, betting energy demand will keep rising. In China, government support has driven a rapid build-up and turned the country into the world’s largest producer of renewable energy. That stimulus is drying up, putting the industry at risk.
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Goin’ froggin’ proves a popular pastime
Cosmos
Mon 31 August, 2020
Last week the Australian Museum (AM) reported a remarkable piece of news: its citizen science FrogID program surpassed 200,000 validated frog records. That makes FrogID – launched in November 2017 – one of the country’s most successful citizen science projects.
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How Australia's definition of 'forest' has cheated beef producers
Farm Weekly
Mon 31 August, 2020
WHY is fast food giant McDonald's demanding an end to deforestation in Australia's beef supply chain when ranchers in it's homeland, the United States, have no restrictions on thinning or clearing on agricultural land?
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Woolworths help Lamb/beef farmers mix it up to lessen carbon footprint
Food & Beverage
Mon 31 August, 2020
A group of NSW farmers is researching pasture mixes designed to produce quality beef and lamb with a low carbon footprint. Their efforts will help provide consumers with a consistent, good quality red meat experience and the knowledge that standards for tenderness, juiciness and flavour are being met in an environmentally friendly way.
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Big shift in fire risk after wettest winter in NSW since 2016
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 31 August, 2020
Sydney and most of NSW can expect a wetter and milder spring with a much-reduced bushfire risk but also an elevated threat of flooding, forecasters say.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Tech boost to help detect wildfires within minutes
Manufacturers’ Monthly
Mon 31 August, 2020
Inventors of a system which can detect bushfires in minutes will share in more than $5 million from the federal government to roll out the technology here at home and overseas.
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East Gippsland grit: the resilience driving recovery
Australian Geographic
Mon 31 August, 2020
IT WAS A SUMMER no-one in East Gippsland will ever forget. The recent bushfire crisis was the Victorian region’s largest natural disaster and no community was left unaffected.
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Earth's ice sheets tracking worst-case climate scenarios
Yahoo News
Mon 31 August, 2020
The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, which hold enough frozen water to lift oceans 65 metres, are tracking the UN's worst-case scenarios for sea level rise, researchers said Monday, highlighting flaws in current climate change models.
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Xi declares war on food waste, and china races to tighten its belt
SBS World News Australia
Mon 31 August, 2020
The Communist Party’s “clean plate” campaign targets live streaming extreme eaters, wasteful diners and others amid concerns about China’s ability to feed its 1.4 billion people.
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Australian Favourite Le Specs Has Released A Sustainable Collection Made From Grass
Marie Claire
Mon 31 August, 2020
Sustainability is not a new topic of conversation for Le Specs creative director Hamish Tame. Since the brand's inception, the team behind the iconic sunglass brand have been working to continuously push boundaries and pave the way to a greener industry, and its latest launch is nothing short of fashion innovation at its finest.
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Last day of warm winter, as a wet spring approaches
The Brisbane Times
Mon 31 August, 2020
South-east Queensland is set for a wet and warm spring, thanks to an elevated chance of a La Niña weather pattern setting in across the state.
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The Age
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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