Issue date : Mon 14 September, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 40 Seconds
Number of items : 55
Barilaro failed to respond to koala protection concessions from Stokes
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 14 September, 2020
Deputy Premier John Barilaro was offered a slew of concessions by Planning Minister Rob Stokes over NSW's contested planning policy aimed at preserving koala habitat but opted to go public rather than negotiate.
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Davos ‘Great Reset’ plan has more holes than Swiss cheese
The Australian
Mon 14 September, 2020
Money grows on trees. Somewhere between the unmarked plague graves of Italy and the hallowed halls of Elysium, cosmopolites have planted a seed to transform COVID-19 into an economic revolution.
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Climate increases risks to animals, humans
The Canberra Times
Mon 14 September, 2020
The house where I live now is just five kilometres from where I grew up. I remember when I was a boy at school in Melbourne in the early 1950s, frosty mornings were common.
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Banks publish disclosure rules for extreme climate risk
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 14 September, 2020
Major Australian banks and insurers on Monday published the nation's first comprehensive climate change reporting framework, pre-empting threats from the prudential regulator to make such disclosure mandatory.
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Unisuper members brace for climate policy shift as pressure mounts
The Age
Mon 14 September, 2020
Unisuper members are bracing for an overhaul of the $80 billion fund's approach to climate change after facing sustained pressure from academics and university professionals to divest holdings in fossil fuel producing companies.
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Give us green post-Covid recovery, urges CBI boss
Yahoo News
Mon 14 September, 2020
The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) is urging government to create new green jobs to lift productivity after the pandemic.
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Keeping track of moving marine life
Cosmos
Mon 14 September, 2020
Have you ever looked at something and thought “you don’t belong here”? If it’s a marine creature that you’ve spotted looking out of place, you may want to report it to the Redmap citizen science project.
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Tackling environmental security threats in the Indian Ocean
The Interpreter
Mon 14 September, 2020
The explosion and fire on board a supertanker off Sri Lanka this month, following closely on last month’s disastrous oil spill in Mauritius, serve as a reminder that environmental security threats are front and centre of security concerns among many Indian Ocean states. This issue will become only more important with the environmental threats caused by climate change. But there is currently no effective mechanism for regional cooperation on environmental security problems. Just as it has done in the Pacific, Australia should work with like-minded states to establish collaborative mechanisms in the Indian Ocean.
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NAB chief's enlightening answer under questioning by Federal MP Craig Kelly on Australian coal
ABC News
Sun 13 September, 2020
It can be instructive listening to one businessman talk to another. On Friday Federal MP Craig Kelly, a former furniture salesman of nearly 30 years' experience, asked Ross McEwan, the chief executive of National Australia Bank, why NAB wasn't prepared to lend more money to Australian coal mines.
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'Superfungus' threatens last Panamanian golden frogs
Yahoo News
Sun 13 September, 2020
Cocooned from the outside world, some 200 critically endangered golden frogs are living a sheltered existence in Panama, protected from a devastating fungus that threatens to wipe out a third of the country's amphibian species -- a situation scientists describe as "critical."
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Wildlife Retreat reopens as Taronga roars back to life after COVID-19
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 13 September, 2020
Visitors to Taronga Zoo can once again sleep within snoring distance of wallabies, koalas and echidnas as the Wildlife Retreat lodge reopens in time for the spring school holidays.
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New research shows disproportionate rate of coronavirus deaths in polluted areas
The Mandarin
Sun 13 September, 2020
The industrial plants in the riverside Louisiana city of Port Allen have worried Diana LeBlanc since her children were young. In 1978, an explosion at the nearby Placid oil refinery forced her family to evacuate. “We had to leave in the middle of the night with two babies,” said LeBlanc, now 70. “I always had to be on the alert.”
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Bush whacked: koala squabble morphs into failed open warfare
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 12 September, 2020
In the days leading up to Thursday morning's hastily convened NSW Nationals party room meeting, increasingly agitated text messages were flying between MPs.
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'Ideological BS': Amid ashes, governor fires away on climate change
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 12 September, 2020
Sacramento: California Governor Gavin Newsom has offered some of his most impassioned comments on climate change, denouncing the “ideological BS” of those who deny the danger and vowing to accelerate the state's already ambitious goals for reducing greenhouse gases.
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Biden's radical climate change plan could overturn the world's efforts
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 12 September, 2020
The fire season has just begun in the United States and already it has left the nation staggered by its ferocity. In California alone almost a million hectares have burnt so far, though conflagrations are being fought in 12 other states.
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Report calls for government-led bushfire insurance
Insurance Business
Sat 12 September, 2020
Thousands of homes in bushfire-prone areas in Australia might soon become uninsurable as climate change worsens. However, a new report suggests that a government-led insurance scheme might be the most ethical solution.
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QBE investment initiative secures award
Insurance Business
Sat 12 September, 2020
QBE’s Premiums4Good impact investment initiative has picked up a Sustainability Leadership Award from the Business Intelligence Group in its 2020 Sustainability Awards program.
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Push to make sustainable city buildings the new norm
The Age
Sat 12 September, 2020
New residential and office developments in inner Melbourne would be required to meet sustainable building standards, provide a minimum number of bicycle spaces and would not be required to provide on-site car spaces, under a plan to be put to Planning Minister Richard Wynne.
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Making cities more liveable
Cosmos
Sat 12 September, 2020
Imagine living in a city where you can ride or walk to essential services, where the air is cleaner and travel costs are cut in half.
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New worry over August deforestation in Brazilian Amazon
Yahoo News
Sat 12 September, 2020
Last month was the second-worst August on record for deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon, according to official figures released Friday, sparking new criticism of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's environmental policies.
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Raising dam wall risks Indigenous sites in 'Sydney's Juukan Gorge'
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 12 September, 2020
Raising the Warragamba Dam wall will inundate thousands of Indigenous sites, including ancient rock art, creating an impact on heritage akin to the destruction of the Juukan Gorge, traditional owners say.
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Net zero emissions push is ‘futile’ says new report
2GB
Sat 12 September, 2020
The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Global Picture report says while much of the developed world reduces its carbon emissions, developing nations are increasing their use of fossil fuels to boost their economy.
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Melbourne weather: City to receive almost a months worth of rain in 24 hours
News.com.au
Sat 12 September, 2020
Locked-down Melburnians have been given the perfect excuse to stay indoors with almost a month’s worth of rain set to fall over the next 24 hours.
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Barilaro failed to respond to koala protection concessions from Stokes
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 11 September, 2020
At a time when NSW is battling a global pandemic and the first economic recession in three decades, the last thing we needed was the crisis manufactured by NSW Nationals leader John Barilaro this week about the minutiae of the state’s policy on koalas.
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The problems climate activists still worry about are already solved
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 11 September, 2020
Extinction Rebellion was an anachronism even before it began. The movement is a throwback to the early 21st century, before leaps in technology and the vast mobilising power of market capitalism entirely changed the climate equation.
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The NSW koala wars showed one thing: the Nationals appear ill-equipped to help rural Australia
The Conversation
Fri 11 September, 2020
This morning, NSW Nationals leader John Barilaro capitulated on a threat to tear apart the state government over new koala protections. For now, the government remains intact. However the Nats’ campaign to loosen environmental protections that affect farmers will continue to destabilise the Coalition in the longer term.
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Super giant HESTA demands review of Rio Tinto deals with owners
The Australian
Fri 11 September, 2020
Superannuation heavyweight HESTA has strengthened calls for an independent review of Rio Tinto’s agreements with traditional owners in the wake of an executive clear-out following the destruction of Juukan Gorge in Western Australia.
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Research finds nearly all of protected habitats are 'disconnected'
The Brisbane Times
Fri 11 September, 2020
More than 90 per cent of the world’s protected wildlife habitats are "disconnected", new research has found, greatly reducing their ability to support the plants and wildlife they were established to protect.
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