Issue date : Thu 3 September, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 34 Seconds
Number of items : 42
Federal govt urged to protect NSW koalas
7 News
Thu 3 September, 2020
Koala experts have written to the federal environment minister to recommend she block a project they say will destroy 52 hectares of prime habitat in NSW.
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Nats MP slammed over koala policy threat
7 News
Thu 3 September, 2020
A conservation lobby group has pilloried a Nationals MP for threatening to quit the NSW government and move to the crossbench if new koala protection regulations are not altered, saying "the demise of the koala" would be expedited if he gets his way.
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Yahoo News
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ABC News
Koala policy upping farmers' responsibility draws Nationals MP threat to head to the crossbench
The Daily Telegraph
Koala preservation: More Nationals MPs say they could quit the government over koala plan
NT News
The Advertiser
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
Report finds failings in WA's biosecurity
Farm Weekly
Thu 3 September, 2020
THE Office of the Auditor General (OAG) has found that the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) has failed to fully implement and evaluate the State's pest management program according to a report handed down this week.
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The Chief Scientist’s critics are wrong about natural gas
The Age
Thu 3 September, 2020
Several scientists have criticised the views of Chief Scientist Alan Finkel on the role that natural gas should play in reducing our carbon emissions to meet our Paris Agreement commitments. But they have misinterpreted his statements and taken a position that would make it harder to cut our emissions.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Australia's climate transition policy remains inadequate
The Canberra Times
Thu 3 September, 2020
Climate change is a major challenge to rural and regional Australia. The Earth has now passed 1C of average global heating, but according to the Bureau of Meteorology Australia experienced a 2C increase in maximums last year.
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Lack of transparency can misled investors on ESG
Money Management
Thu 3 September, 2020
Investors who rely on pure environmental, social, and governance (ESG) product scores or labels risk being misled about the true sustainability of the product’s underlying investments, according to Lonsec.
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Macquarie Capital hires ex-minister to lobby for renewables
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 3 September, 2020
Macquarie Capital, John Laing and 13 other major institutional investors have hired former ACT energy minister Simon Corbell to head up a new lobby group promoting policies that will encourage long-term investment in renewable energy.
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Renewables pour into grid at record rates despite COVID-19
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 3 September, 2020
New sources of renewable energy projects are forecast to match last year's record levels despite Australia's recession, courtesy of an ongoing boom in household rooftop solar.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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More than $A4 trillion to be invested globally in renewables in “crucial decade”
Reneweconomy
Thu 3 September, 2020
California-based analysts Frost & Sullivan have predicted that an estimated $US3.40 trillion, over $4 trillion in Australian dollars, will be invested in the renewable energy sector over the coming decade, in what the analysts predict will be a “crucial” decade for the industry.
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Native geckoes at risk from poaching as scientists name Australia's most threatened reptiles
ABC News
Thu 3 September, 2020
Rare Australian geckoes and lizards are being poached and sold on the black market, scientists warn, as they call for more action to protect endangered reptiles.
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When sea anemones behave like plants
Cosmos
Thu 3 September, 2020
The number of tentacles, or arms, that a sea anemone has depends on how much food it has eaten, researchers have discovered.
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Reefs are weaker as oceans acidify
7 News
Thu 3 September, 2020
The glue that holds the Great Barrier Reef together becomes thinner and weaker as oceans become more acidic, a study shows.
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Old-growth loss fuels call to save 'next generation' of native forests
The Age
Thu 3 September, 2020
Victoria’s old-growth forests have been so extensively disturbed by bushfires that scientists are urging the state government to protect the "next generation" of younger forests, and even individual trees, to conserve these dwindling ecosystems.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Can Save Food Packaging Design minimise food waste?
Food & Beverage
Thu 3 September, 2020
Did you know that 34 per cent (2.5 million tonnes) of all food wasted occurs in the household, followed closely by 31 per cent (2.3 million tonnes) in primary production? In economic terms, food waste in Australia has become a $20 billion problem that sees each person waste on average 298 kilograms of food a year.
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Belong Carbon Thumbprint campaign, via Deloitte Digital
AdNews
Thu 3 September, 2020
Carbon neutral Australian telco, Belong, has launched a campaign, via Deloitte Digital, challenging Australians to consider the environmental impact of their phone usage by asking them to calculate their carbon thumbprint – the amount of CO2 their mobile data use contributes to carbon emissions.
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UK conservatives' action on climate change 'stuff of dreams', NSW Premier tells Theresa May
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 2 September, 2020
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has told former UK prime minister Theresa May that from an Australian perspective it was "the stuff of dreams" to see her conservative government legislate last year net-zero carbon emissions targets by 2050.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Joe Biden's bold climate policies would leave Australia behind
The Guardian
Wed 2 September, 2020
This month the US Democrats wrapped up polling in Pennsylvania, a north-east industrial state that four years ago went to Donald Trump by 44,000 votes. Among other things the polling found that voters didn’t like Trump’s deregulation of methane. Voters supported a phasing out of fossil fuels.
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Clean energy investment stacks up: Swiss fund manager
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 2 September, 2020
There's money to be made from the clean energy transition, say Swiss investment fund managers, who are scouring Australia and the globe for investments for Zurich-based SUSI Partners' new €300 million ($485 million) clean energy infrastructure fund.
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What the gas industry is up to in Australia and the US
The Fifth Estate
Wed 2 September, 2020
If you caught a glimpse of the ABC’s QandA on Monday night you’d see the Coalition government is hellbent on supporting the gas industry, such as proposing a gas pipeline from Western Australia to the eastern states regardless of what the science says or what the last fire season made abundantly clear. So we’re taking a look at what the gas industry is doing in Australia and in the US, which we seem to be unnervingly tracking closely. This is unpalatable reading, but we need to know.
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Hydrogen technology clusters targeted in seed funding offer
Reneweconomy
Wed 2 September, 2020
A new round of seed funding is being offered for the creation of a new “hydrogen technology cluster network” to support Australia’s emerging hydrogen sector and help take advantage of a multi-billion dollar global opportunity.
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WWF: Canada endangered species face 'staggering losses'
Yahoo News
Wed 2 September, 2020
Canadian wildlife at risk of extinction has undergone "staggering" losses over the past 50 years, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) conservation group says.
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Ugandan gorillas in Bwindi park have 'baby boom'
Yahoo News
Wed 2 September, 2020
Five baby gorillas have been born in six weeks in Bwindi National Park, leading the Ugandan Wildlife Service (UWS) to declare a baby boom.
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Waste not, want not: Moving towards the circular economy
Lens
Wed 2 September, 2020
As the nation enters its first recession in 29 years, Australians might be open to rethinking their habit of buying a new item instead of repairing the old.
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