Issue date : Wed 9 September, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 49 Seconds
Number of items : 45
Australian ecologists say their findings are 'commonly suppressed'
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 9 September, 2020
Australia's ecologists say they face gags on getting their information into the public domain, potentially leading to poor policy outcomes for issues ranging from threatened species to tackling climate change.
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Why climate change has the potential to cause more pandemics
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 9 September, 2020
Biosecurity leaders and Nobel prize winner Peter Doherty are lobbying the federal government to reduce the risk of animal-borne diseases caused by environmental degradation and climate change.
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Climate change: More pests, diseases on the cards, vets warn
The Weekly Times
Wed 9 September, 2020
A group of 18 former chief veterinary officers have joined the call for net-zero emissions, to help prevent more disease pandemics, in an open letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison today.
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Queensland government allows waste levy exemptions worth $400 million
The Brisbane Times
Wed 9 September, 2020
The Palaszczuk government has approved exemptions to its waste levy worth at least $400 million, more than 1½ times the amount the levy generated in revenues in its first year of operation.
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The Age
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WAToday
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Last season's climate catastrophes cost insurers $5.4b
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 9 September, 2020
Australia's most recent climate-related disasters cost insurers more than $5 billion as global warming increased the risk of catastrophic bushfires, damaging hailstorms and more powerful cyclones and east coast lows, the country's biggest insurer says.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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The Australian Financial Review
IAG finds 'scary' evidence of Australia's changing climate
Swarovski vows to help Australian environment
Ragtrader
Wed 9 September, 2020
Swarovski has announced that its 2020 Crystal Lovers Week will support Australian flora and fauna following the devastating bushfires that ravaged the country over summer.
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Wind farm complaints continue to dwindle, latest annual report shows
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 9 September, 2020
Community concerns about the impacts of wind farms continue to dwindle, with just five complaints about operational turbines registered by the Office of the Wind Farm Commissioner in 2019.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Fast-growing trees die younger
Cosmos
Wed 9 September, 2020
Higher temperatures and increased atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels resulting from climate change are thought to have stimulated tree growth and in turn greater carbon storage.
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Amazon: In the cross-hairs of coronavirus and forest fires
Yahoo News
Wed 9 September, 2020
Last year, Brazil's biggest city, São Paulo, went dark because of the smoke. But while the smoke travelled far, the outrage travelled even further with European leaders criticising President Jair Bolsonaro for not doing enough to protect the rainforest.
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NatureWatch: Tales of scents and movement
Cosmos
Wed 9 September, 2020
Scientists have studied the impact of high ozone air pollution on the chemical communication between flowers and pollinators, and made a remarkable discovery.
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Deliveroo: Firm to pay carbon offset for every meal delivery
News.com.au
Wed 9 September, 2020
The food delivery giant says from today all Australians who order through them will receive something unique with their meal – and it won’t cost a cent.
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The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
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Cooperate on climate or 'we will be doomed': UN chief
Yahoo News
Tue 8 September, 2020
World powers must pull together and retool their economies for a green future or humanity is "doomed", UN chief Antonio Guterres has warned, telling AFP that failure to control the coronavirus pandemic illustrates the danger of disunity.
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No gas turns Golden State dark
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 8 September, 2020
California's rolling summer-time blackouts show why a renewables-based grid needs gas-fired power to keep the lights – and aircon – on.
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GPT fast tracks net zero target by six years
The Fifth Estate
Tue 8 September, 2020
GPT has learnt much from its journey to carbon neutrality so far and now it’s going to apply those learnings to achieve a new target of net zero across its portfolio of managed assets by 2024, six years earlier than intended.
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ACT awards 14-year 100MW wind energy contract
Energy Magazine
Tue 8 September, 2020
The Australian Capital Territory Government has awarded Neoen a 14-year contract to supply 100MW of wind energy from Stage 1 of its Goyder Renewables Zone as part of the government’s renewables auction.
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Haystack solar garden could spur a solar gardening revolution in Australia
The Fifth Estate
Tue 8 September, 2020
Community solar group Pingala has teamed up with the Community Power Agency and Komo Energy on Australia’s first major offsite solar garden project. And there could be more if we can overcome the financial hurdles such as lumping solar co-operatives in with corporate investment schemes.
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Uber pledges all-electric fleet by 2040
Yahoo News
Tue 8 September, 2020
Uber has said that all taxis available through its app will be electric by 2040 - and by 2030 in US, Canadian and European cities.
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Bikes on Perth's peak-hour trains and 2000km of cycle path to make COVID-19 stimulus greener
WAToday
Tue 8 September, 2020
Sustainability experts want the state government to pull back on its 'road-obsessed' COVID-19 stimulus plan and consider cleaner transport projects such as bike-friendly peak-hour trains, a twelve-fold increase in planned cycle paths, a trackless tram and electric buses.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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New fast-charge station for electric vehicles unveiled in the Hobart CBD
The Mercury
Tue 8 September, 2020
Hobartians driving electric vehicles will soon be able to power-up their cars at a fast-charge station in the heart of the CBD, with plans to roll out more of the facilities in and around Hobart.
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The Advertiser
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
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Paving the roads with glass
The Fifth Estate
Tue 8 September, 2020
An open market tender was released Tuesday to collect recycled materials such as crushed glass destined for use as road base by 15 councils in the south Sydney region.
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Pioneering tracker drone keeps high eye on endangered animals
The Age
Tue 8 September, 2020
Conservation ecologist Dr Debbie Saunders is difficult to pin down for an interview; at first attempt a colleague says she’s out of range while tracking critically endangered regent honeyeaters through the bush.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Giraffe haven in Niger faces uncertain future after attack
Yahoo News
Tue 8 September, 2020
One of the most famous animal sanctuaries in the Sahel faces a troubled future after suspected jihadists murdered eight people, six of them young French aid workers.
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Second blaze on oil tanker off Sri Lanka
7 News
Tue 8 September, 2020
Ships and aircraft from Sri Lanka and India have intensified efforts to extinguish a new fire on oil tanker off Sri Lanka's coast, two days after the previous three-day blaze was doused.
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The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
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The Arctic Circle is being burned worse than ever before by fires
9 News
Tue 8 September, 2020
Wildfires are scorching the Arctic Circle worse than ever before and causing drastic ramifications for a region already battling the highest temperatures and fastest rate of sea ice melting seen in almost half a century.
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Australian Celebrities Are Lending Their Voices To End Our Country's Extinction Crisis
Marie Claire
Tue 8 September, 2020
Each year, September 7, marks National Threatened Species Day, a day to stop and reflect on the fact that on that same date in 1936, Australia's Tasmanian tiger became extinct. Decades later and our country's wildlife is still threatened each day with the possibility of passing over the extinction line, especially following the devastating bushfires earlier this year.
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