Issue date : Mon 28 September, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 55 Seconds
Number of items : 58
'Tumultuous time': Australia's coal miners face $17b export collapse
The Age
Mon 28 September, 2020
Australia's coal miners are headed for a $17 billion collapse in export earnings this year as the shock of the coronavirus crisis persists and more Asian power utilities switch from coal to gas.
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Business, unions unveil green nation-building plan
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 28 September, 2020
Business groups and unions are proposing a bipartisan blueprint for a nationally-co-ordinated COVID-19 recovery plan that would put climate risk and resilience at the centre of economic stimulus measures.
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Planning greener, healthier cities from the data up
Architecture and Design
Mon 28 September, 2020
A new study by the University of South Australia indicates important gaps in urban planning data need to be addressed to ensure key development decisions are evidence-based.
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Bush block heroes conserve state's wild places
The Age
Mon 28 September, 2020
When Carol and Rob Barker bought their bush block in Gippsland almost three decades ago it was a mess; steep gullies covered in plantation pine trees and infested with weeds.
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Coca-Cola fears sand mine will pollute secret bottled water source
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 28 September, 2020
Coca-Cola Amatil fears its secret bottled water source in the NSW Southern Highlands is under threat from a major sand mine proposed for neighbouring land.
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Tricks to tackle household waste, one step at a time
The Age
Mon 28 September, 2020
We could do a lot better at keeping our waste in check. The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data, released in 2019, revealed Australians created 13.8 megatonnes of household waste in 2016-2017.
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'Two-headed beast': China's coal addiction erodes climate goals
Yahoo News
Sun 27 September, 2020
China's surprise pledge to slash its carbon footprint to zero by 2060 was met with cautious applause, but fresh spending on coal to rev up a virus-hit economy threatens to nullify its audacious bid to lead the world into a low carbon future.
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Germany names hydrogen the hero of its post-coal future
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 27 September, 2020
London: Australian wind and solar farms could help Germany phase out its use of coal under a major export deal which also promises to create thousands of new jobs.
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Electric vehicles to charge ahead with federal budget incentives
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 27 September, 2020
Businesses will be offered incentives to invest in new electric car fleets as part of the Morrison government's push towards net-zero emissions beyond 2050. And the move is expected to push down the price of such vehicles for Australian families.
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Locals want COVID-normal to include turning golf course into parkland
The Age
Sat 26 September, 2020
When coronavirus forced golf clubs across Melbourne to shut for a second time in July, something unusual started happening in Northcote: locals living near their public course began cutting open the high wire fence surrounding the rolling 24-hectare site.
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Waterlogging resistance breakthrough
Farm Weekly
Sun 27 September, 2020
ALTHOUGH drought is the major threat in Australian cropping, flood and waterlogging is also a major player, especially in La Nina years like 2020-21 is likely to be.
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'Outraged together': Artist dons PPE to collect discarded face masks
The Age
Sun 27 September, 2020
First it was one on the nature strip, then another fluttering in a tree and one more in a waterway. Suddenly, Letitia Crispin was seeing single-use face masks littered everywhere in her community.
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Battery recycler for Bunnings, Officeworks, could be shut down over safety concerns
The Age
Sun 27 September, 2020
A national e-waste business which recycles batteries for Bunnings, Officeworks, Sustainability Victoria and PlanetArk could be shut down after regulators belatedly discovered the company had been running an unlicensed, high-risk facility in Melbourne’s northern suburbs.
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Twiggy reveals $85 million souped-up caravan park for Exmouth
WAToday
Sun 27 September, 2020
Mining magnate Andrew Forrest's investment vehicle Tattarang has unveiled plans to transform a well-known caravan park 13 kilometres north of Exmouth into a renewable-powered, plastic-free eco resort.
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Environmental groups excluded from Australian budget lockup
The Guardian
Sat 26 September, 2020
Environmental groups and progressive thinktank the Australia Institute have been excluded from the federal budget lockup with critics accusing the government of letting in “favoured mates” while banning independent voices.
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'Cultural genocide': Traditional owners blast Warragamba dam wall plan
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 26 September, 2020
The Berejiklian government has been forced to re-examine the significance of Indigenous culture that will be destroyed by raising the height of Warragamba Dam after an outcry from traditional owners and its own agencies.
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China's push puts end of fossil fuels in sight
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 26 September, 2020
With a single shock announcement at the United Nations this week, Chinese leader Xi Jinping has brought the end of the fossil fuel era into view and left Australia further isolated on its climate policy, says a former director at the Australian Department of Defence, now working at the Climate Council.
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What's in Boris Johnson's climate in tray?
Yahoo News
Sat 26 September, 2020
A huge breakthrough in climate policy was signalled this week when China announced it will reduce its emissions to net zero by 2060.
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Pope rejects 'erosion of multilateralism' in UN speech
Yahoo News
Sat 26 September, 2020
Pope Francis warned world leaders on Friday against a growing breakdown of multilateralism, appealing in a speech to the United Nations for an end to what he called a global "climate of distrust."
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We don't have to choose between the economy and lower emissions
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 26 September, 2020
The science of climate change is not in doubt. Global warming is due to human activity and must be arrested as a matter of urgency by reducing global emissions. But how do we reconcile a dramatic reduction in emissions with a prosperous economy?
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'Big Four' accounting firm sees upside to climate change
Yahoo News
Sat 26 September, 2020
One of the world's 'Big Four' accounting firms released a report this week concluding that extreme, "business-as-usual" climate change will benefit a third of the world's economies over the course of the 21st century.
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The importance of urban trees
Cosmos
Sat 26 September, 2020
When thinking of tree conservation, sprawling forests generally come to mind. But cities, although covering only 2% of land globally, could harbour a sixth of the world’s tree diversity, according to Australian researchers.
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Death at Hells Gates: rescuers witness tragic end for hundreds of pilot whales on Australian coast
The Guardian
Sat 26 September, 2020
Ingrid Albion has been helping to save whales and dolphins for three decades, but has never seen anything on a scale like this before. Nobody in Australia has.
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NatureWatch: When the living isn’t easy
Cosmos
Sat 26 September, 2020
Scientists continue to discover how the plants and animals around us are struggling to survive in some pretty hostile environments. Sadly, that’s sometimes partly our fault. Here are four recent stories of hard living.
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Origin, Santos targeted in School Strike 4 Climate Australia’s Adelaide rally
The Advertiser
Sat 26 September, 2020
Young climate action demonstrators have marched from Hindmarsh Square to the Origin and Santos offices, calling for more investment in “green technologies” and for their peers to “rise up” and inspire change.
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The Daily Telegraph
David Attenborough just joined Instagram. Here are 4 other climate warriors to follow too.
Mamamia
Sat 26 September, 2020
British naturalist, Sir David Attenborough joined Instagram this week, quickly breaking Jennifer Aniston's record for the fastest account to reach one million followers, and we couldn't think of a more worthy contender.
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Prince George given shark’s tooth fossil by Sir David Attenborough
The Herald Sun
Sat 26 September, 2020
There are some perks to being a royal, but Prince George has been given the best show-and-tell present a seven year old boy could have.
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Greyhound pups must be tracked from birth to death, so we know how many are killed
The Conversation
Fri 25 September, 2020
It’s been more than four years since New South Wales greyhound racing was rocked by a special inquiry that found overwhelming evidence of systemic animal cruelty, including mass killings. Overbreeding and euthanasia of healthy dogs is still one of the industry’s biggest challenges.
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