Issue date : Fri 4 September, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 35 Seconds
Number of items : 54
Property owner sues Victorian government for $240 million over grassland
The Age
Fri 4 September, 2020
A major Melbourne developer is suing the Andrews government for $240 million in compensation after claiming the value of farmland it owned plummeted when the state earmarked the area for inclusion in a reserve for critically-endangered grassland.
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Covid-19 hasn’t fixed Australia’s emissions tug-of-war
Reneweconomy
Fri 4 September, 2020
The latest update of Australia’s emissions shows what many were expecting: the presence of a global pandemic has barely made a dent into the tug of war between the things that are pulling Australia’s emissions down – mainly, renewables – and things pulling them up – mainly, transport industry and the rapidly expanding extraction of fossil gas.
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Tesla virtual power plant to add 3000 Housing SA homes
The Advertiser
Fri 4 September, 2020
Free rooftop solar arrays and Tesla home batteries will be rolled out to 3000 homes in SA, slashing power prices for tenants adopting the world-leading technology. Solar panels and batteries will be installed free on 3000 Housing SA homes in a $61 million expansion of a government scheme.
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The Daily Telegraph
The Gold Coast Bulletin
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NatureWatch: Animals putting on a show
Cosmos
Fri 4 September, 2020
The praying mantis is not unique in using the “startle display” as a form of defence against would-be predators, but its performance repertoire is among the more elaborate.
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Unsustainable fishing worsens threats to Great Barrier Reef
The Guardian
Fri 4 September, 2020
Under-regulated fishing along the Great Barrier Reef is putting the world’s biggest coral reef system at further risk as it deals with repeated mass bleaching events, the Australia government’s marine park authority has found.
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Natural pest control is saving billions
Cosmos
Fri 4 September, 2020
Biological control, where natural enemies keep insect pests at bay, is saving farmers in Asia and the Pacific billions of dollars, according to research led by Australia’s University of Queensland.
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The strongest ocean currents are heating up
Cosmos
Fri 4 September, 2020
Over the next 30 years, the intensity of heatwave events in some of the world’s strongest ocean currents is expected to be greater than the global average, according to Australian research.
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Venice regained
The Australian
Fri 4 September, 2020
Before COVID-19, the city’s matchless beauty had become all but indiscernible in the high days of summer. So what’s it like without the tourists?
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Climate protesters block News printers
The Canberra Times
Fri 4 September, 2020
Climate activists have dumped manure outside News Corp Australia's Brisbane offices and briefly blocked its printing press in a protest against the media giant's coverage of climate change.
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You can now trace Nobody Denim garments
Ragtrader
Fri 4 September, 2020
Nobody Denim has partnered with Australian transparency technology start-up FibreTrace to produce a capsule collection of completely traceable garments.
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La Nina Australia: National Cabinet to be warned of wild weather risks
News.com.au
Fri 4 September, 2020
Wild weather, floods, monster cyclones and mosquito-borne viruses could be heading Australia’s way after a summer of bushfires and the COVID-19 year from hell.
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The Daily Telegraph
The Herald Sun
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Aussies call for tougher environment laws
The Canberra Times
Thu 3 September, 2020
The equivalent of the national capital's population has supported a petition calling for stronger environmental protection laws.
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The Newcastle Herald
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Nationals MPs threaten to quit NSW government unless koala protection watered down
The Guardian
Thu 3 September, 2020
A conservation lobby group has pilloried two Nationals MPs for threatening to quit the New South Wales government and move to the crossbench if new koala protection regulations are not altered, saying “the demise of the koala” would be expedited if they get their way.
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Nats MP slammed over koala policy threat
Yahoo 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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Victoria launches VRET 2.0
Energy Magazine
Thu 3 September, 2020
The Victorian Government has launched a market sounding process to test industry interest and capacity for new solar, wind and other renewable energy projects.
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A Biden loss to Trump would end hopes of US decarbonisation by 2050
Reneweconomy
Thu 3 September, 2020
If Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden loses to incumbent US president Donald Trump in November’s general election, the United States’ ability to decarbonise before 2050 will be all but nullified.
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17 Trees launches with sustainability at core
Food & Drink Business
Thu 3 September, 2020
Australian family winemaker De Bortoli Wines has developed three sustainably produced wines under its new label, 17 Trees. The range is packed in recycled bottles supplied by O-I Glass and labels from Multi-Colour Corporation, as the winemaker aims to become a zero-waste wine company.
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Tommy Hilfiger pledges to make its operations far more sustainable
Inside Retail
Thu 3 September, 2020
Fashion brand Tommy Hilfiger has accelerated its journey to sustainability with the ‘Make It Possible’ program, which aims to reinforce the organisations approach to creating fashion with a sense of circularity and inclusiveness towards 2030.
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Lack of transparency in ESG funds criticised
Financial Standard
Thu 3 September, 2020
Research house Lonsec has criticised ESG fund managers for confusing ESG scores and a lack of transparency.
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Apple to invest in renewable energy projects in Australia
The Age
Fri 4 September, 2020
Global technology giant Apple plans to invest in renewable energy projects in Australia as part of its worldwide push to eliminate its carbon footprint by 2030.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Renewables through the roof, as small-scale solar heads to stunning new highs
Reneweconomy
Thu 3 September, 2020
Australia is on track to add a stunning 6.3GW of new renewable energy capacity in 2020, thanks largely to a rooftop solar market that has defied the odds of the Covid-19 pandemic and is headed to a record total of just under 3GW for the year.
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World Green Building Council launches new Covid climate strategy
The Fifth Estate
Thu 3 September, 2020
The World Green Building Council kicked off September with its latest strategy to tackle the climate emergency and transition to a more efficient built environment in the aftermath of COVID-19.
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Scientists have the answer to a tadpole mystery
Yahoo News
Thu 3 September, 2020
Scientists have discovered how to identify frogs from their tadpoles in a step towards saving amphibians from extinction.
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Dire warning as ice sheets melt at ‘worst case’ rate
Yahoo News
Thu 3 September, 2020
The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, which hold enough frozen water to lift oceans 65 metres, are melting at a rate deemed the worst-case scenario for sea level rise by the United Nations.
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Battery recycling plant gets green light
Inside Waste
Thu 3 September, 2020
It’s taken 10 months of public consultation, referral to other agencies, technical assessment of the application and research for Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) to grant a Works Approval (WA) for the construction of a used lead acid battery (ULAB) recycling plant in Hazelwood North.
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171 Collins Street still leads in waste and sustainability
The Fifth Estate
Thu 3 September, 2020
For the second consecutive year, Charter Hall Group and Cbus Property have been awarded a 6-Star NABERS Waste rating for their premium-grade commercial asset, 171 Collins Street in Melbourne.
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Coke you’ve done it again. In a bad way
The Fifth Estate
Thu 3 September, 2020
The giant global beverage behemoth the Coca-Cola Company is clearly as presumptuous and entitled as its livery.
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How to upcycle your wedding dress, according to leading bridal designers
Vogue Australia
Thu 3 September, 2020
Although many 2020 weddings have been postponed by the pandemic, searches for secondhand bridal gowns are soaring and the market for upcycled wedding attire is growing. Designers Alice Temperley, Tess van Zalinge and the founders of label Wed share their innovative ideas for giving this extravagant single-use item a longer life.
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