Issue date : Mon 7 September, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 54 Seconds
Number of items : 46
Government to fund gas and carbon storage via clean energy programs
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 7 September, 2020
Energy Minister Angus Taylor plans to broaden the scope of Australia’s clean energy agencies to make them “technology neutral” and encourage the funding of carbon capture and storage and gas projects, according to a draft of the government’s Technology Investment Road Map that sets up an energy and climate policy showdown with Labor.
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Unesco urged to oppose 'alarming' changes to Australian environment laws
The Guardian
Mon 7 September, 2020
Australian conservation groups have written to the UN’s peak environmental heritage body urging it to oppose the Coalition’s bid to devolve the approval process for projects to state and territory governments.
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Aust laws 'failing our wildlife': Beachley
7 News
Mon 7 September, 2020
The thought Australians may no longer see koalas in the wild is something former pro surfer Layne Beachley finds incomprehensible.
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'Enormous opportunities': NSW's green economic recovery from COVID-19
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 7 September, 2020
NSW will pursue large-scale hydrogen production as part of its attempt to tackle the COVID-19 economic crisis, with Newcastle and Port Kembla identified as critical hubs for tens of thousands of new export jobs.
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Together, we have the power to change the world
The Canberra Times
Mon 7 September, 2020
I have lived in Narrabri, in north-west NSW, since the age of two. I've loved living here, surrounded by family, friends, and community.
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Talking Point: Baby steps in quest to save little devils
The Mercury
Mon 7 September, 2020
Hi-tech human cancer treatments offer new hope for Tasmanian devils, but there are simple ways we can all combat Australia’s extinction problem, says ANDREW FLIES
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Taking care of business also means looking after the planet
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 7 September, 2020
If there is a silver lining to the coronavirus cloud it is that Australian business has found its voice again. Much like the federal political class which squandered the 2010s through a series of leadership coups and petty policy divisions, our business leaders are emerging from a lost decade marred by the bad behaviour of the banks, bullying by supermarket chains and general disagreement over climate and energy policy. There are still corporate transgressors, of course, as AMP and Rio Tinto have demonstrated. But the contribution of business during the pandemic – including the aforementioned big banks and grocery giants – has been constructive and sensible.
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Australian coal plants 'on a hiding to nothing' and likely to close before schedule
The Guardian
Mon 7 September, 2020
Australia’s ageing coal-fired power plants make little money and are likely to shut sooner than planned due to the amount of cheap renewable energy coming into the grid, the chair of Australia’s Energy Security Board said.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
Coal's rapid decline won't cripple future energy grid: COAG study
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Paddle Pop launches new koala ice cream to raise awareness for animal’s plight
News.com.au
Mon 7 September, 2020
Paddle Pop has partnered with wildlife organisation WIRES to support three key initiatives which will help koalas in Australia, particularly in Queensland and NSW where the marsupials are officially listed as vulnerable to extinction.
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New federal agency proposed to respond to national emergencies
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 6 September, 2020
A new federal agency would lead a national response to emergencies such as bushfires, pandemics and large-scale cyber attacks under a proposal being drawn up by the federal government.
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Activists looking to 'utilise pandemic to combat climate change'
Sky News Australia
Sun 6 September, 2020
Remarks from the head of the World Health Organisation gives the public the first hint that the political class want to turn the tools of the pandemic, that is, border closures, lockdowns, state of emergency powers, restrictions, curfews, closing down businesses as part of their plan to combat climate change, according to Sky News host Rowan Dean.
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How we can save our wildlife from extinction
News.com.au
Sun 6 September, 2020
Environmental protection laws have done little to save Australia’s wildlife. But a shake-up proposed by an eco supergroup could help turn things around.
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Survey finds 71 per cent of koala populations died in some NSW fires
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 5 September, 2020
The first comprehensive scientific study of the impact of the Black Summer bushfires on the state's koala population has found more than 70 per cent of koalas were killed in the six study areas.
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Manly Dam's ancient climbing fish have a new threat to scale
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 6 September, 2020
It's a crisp recent Tuesday evening and a group of scouts from Killarney Heights is tramping happily along a trail deep within Manly Dam state park, their torches and chatter giving ample warning to any wildlife to scamper.
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Four reasons why the world needs more urban farming post-pandemic
The Mandarin
Sun 6 September, 2020
Since lockdown, public interest in growing fruit and vegetables at home has soared. Seed packets are flying off shelves and allotment waiting lists are swelling, with one council receiving a 300% increase in applications. Fear of food shortages will have motivated some, but others with more time on their hands at home will have been tempted by the chance to relieve stress doing a wholesome family activity.
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Are local councils dumping recyclables now we can't export to China?
ABC News
Sun 6 September, 2020
If Western Australia's waste crisis had a human face, it would be the workers who man a conveyer belt in Canning Vale, picking out the contaminants that should not have been put in household recycling bins.
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From window to jug: Lebanese recycle glass from Beirut blast
Yahoo News
Sun 6 September, 2020
Standing in a pile of broken glass in northern Lebanon, a man heaved shovel-loads of shards -- retrieved from Beirut after the massive explosion at its port -- into a red-hot furnace.
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‘No way’ water will be returned
The Australian
Sat 5 September, 2020
Almost $2bn in funding for infrastructure upgrades has failed to achieve improved Murray-Darling water flows, an independent review reveals.
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Reef ‘glue’ threatened by ocean acidification
Cosmos
Sat 5 September, 2020
The scaffolds that help hold tropical reefs together are at risk from acidification due to increased carbon dioxide in the world’s oceans, according to a new international study.
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Native forest clash over Styx Valley: Are we heading into another forestry war?
The Mercury
Sun 6 September, 2020
Imminent clearfelling of a vibrant Styx Valley rainforest lays bare age-old enmities, politics and platitudes. For the dispassionate observer it’s possible to think, who in their right mind would kill this?
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The Courier Mail
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The Herald Sun
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Could plants help us find dead bodies?
Cosmos
Sat 5 September, 2020
A collaborative team of forensic botanists, anthropologists and soil scientists in the US is designing its first set of plant-cadaver experiments to see whether it’s feasible for the former to help find the latter.
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Rupert Murdoch's British papers delayed as climate protesters stop the presses
The Age
Sat 5 September, 2020
London: Distribution of several British newspapers was disrupted on Saturday after climate change activists blockaded printworks used by Rupert Murdoch's News UK, publisher of The Times and The Sun, drawing condemnation from Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
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The Canberra Times
Over 600 arrested in UK climate protests
7 News
The Newcastle Herald
SBS World News Australia
The New Daily
9 News
Extinction Rebellion: Environment activists blockade UK newspaper printing plants
In Australia, we’ve got our seasons all wrong
News.com.au
Sat 5 September, 2020
Spring has sprung, but given our seasons are based on the European climate, it could be time to ditch them for something more Australian.
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An experiment is under way to create Melbourne's first wildflower meadow
The Age
Fri 4 September, 2020
Woodchip mulches are forming generous carpets in parks all over town. They loop around trees and weave between shrubs. Low-maintenance, weed-suppressing and soil-protecting these chips might be, but it would be nice, don't you think, to sometimes have something a bit more, well, lively.
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Blazing tanker sparks fears of a new Indian Ocean disaster
Yahoo News
Fri 4 September, 2020
A Panamanian-registered oil tanker burned out of control for a second day off Sri Lanka on Friday, raising fears of a major new oil spill in the Indian Ocean.
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'Act responsibly' over environment, Vettel tells F1
Yahoo News
Fri 4 September, 2020
Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel said Friday that Formula One must "act responsibly" over the environment if the sport wants to remain relevant.
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