Issue date : Wed 30 September, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 25 Seconds
Number of items : 52
NSW planning commission approves Santos's Narrabri gas field project
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 30 September, 2020
NSW's Independent Planning Commission has given "phased approval" for Santos's proposed $3.6 billion Narrabri coal seam gas field, removing the last major hurdle for the controversial project to proceed.
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The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Net zero by 2050 'life or death deadline'
Yahoo News
Wed 30 September, 2020
Australia is under increasing global pressure to adopt a net zero emissions by 2050 target, with the Fijian prime minister labelling the goal a matter of life or death.
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Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The West Australian
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Should we begin listing climate change on our death certificates?
The Canberra Times
Wed 30 September, 2020
New research from the University of Tasmania has added a new figure to the costs of the 2019-20 bushfire season, which led to 429 smoke-related deaths, 3230 hospital admissions and 26 fire-linked deaths.
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9 lessons in building a purposeful brand
CMO
Wed 30 September, 2020
Future Super chief marketing officer shares the brand pillars the ethical superannuation firm has been using to build out its brand strategy
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Reptiles threatened by online trade
Cosmos
Wed 30 September, 2020
Nearly 4000 species of reptile – a third of those known – are being traded online with very little international regulation, contributing to the “ever-widening biodiversity crisis”, according to a new study in the journal Nature Communications.
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Penguins were here, but a while back
Cosmos
Wed 30 September, 2020
While searching Antarctica’s rocky Cape Irizar, US biologist Steven Emslie stumbled upon ancient remains of penguins, along with some that looked quite fresh.
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Economy, climate ‘more important than Covid’
The Australian
Tue 29 September, 2020
Unprompted, 18 per cent mentioned COVID as the most important issue, with the economy (38 per cent) and climate change (38 per cent) twice as likely to be mentioned.
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Melbourne lord mayor contender pledges to expand renewable energy push
The Age
Tue 29 September, 2020
More than 20,000 homes and small businesses would be added to a renewable energy drive that has been credited with reducing emissions by 5 per cent in the inner city and generating 140 jobs, under an ambitious council election pledge.
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Brazil revokes mangrove protections, triggering alarm
Yahoo News
Tue 29 September, 2020
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's government on Monday revoked regulations protecting mangroves and other fragile coastal ecosystems, in a measure environmentalists condemned as a "crime" that would lead to their destruction.
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Why local climate action in Canberra is important
The Canberra Times
Tue 29 September, 2020
The ACT has been at the forefront of action in Australia to tackle climate change. We have achieved 100 per cent renewable electricity, and in 2018 our net zero emissions target was brought forward from 2050 to 2045.
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Australian Ethical’s John McMurdo says ‘culture is everything’
The Australian
Tue 29 September, 2020
Australian Ethical Investment chief John McMurdo says a company’s culture and governance is “intrinsically linked” to financial performance, with controversies at Rio Tinto and AMP underscoring key risks around the destruction of value.
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Sustainable wine producers launch new trust stamp
The Weekly Times
Tue 29 September, 2020
Wine grape growers and winemakers can now use a “trust stamp” to assure consumers of their sustainability credentials.
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If Australia wants more jobs, it needs to choose renewables over gas
Reneweconomy
Tue 29 September, 2020
As Australia’s federal government maps a gas-led recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, a new international report has stressed the importance of “comprehensive policy frameworks” to drive the transition to renewable energy and the millions of jobs that will flow from it.
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The Canberra Times
Renewable energy jobs focus in gas debate
The Australian Financial Review
Renewables offer post-pandemic jobs boom
Wind and solar hit record levels of production, gas the big loser
Reneweconomy
Tue 29 September, 2020
Wind and solar production and share of demand surged to new all time highs in Australia’s National Electricity Market, reaching an annualised 44 terawatt hours, or 23.5% of total demand.
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State of the renewable nation: NSW and Queensland have work to do
Reneweconomy
Tue 29 September, 2020
Australia’s states are seen as the driving force behind the country’s shift to renewables, given the lack of policy at the federal level. But how are the various state governments of Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, and South Australia tracking against their renewable energy or emissions targets?
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Queensland’s 25th large scale solar farm registered and sending power to the grid
Reneweconomy
Tue 29 September, 2020
The Warwick solar farm has become the latest latest large scale solar project to be registered in the state of Queensland, and has been sending its first power to the grid as it begins the detailed and complex commissioning process with the Australian Energy Market Operator and its local transmission network.
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Boy's terrifying encounter with magpie goes viral
9 News
Tue 29 September, 2020
A young Aussie boy has become the inadvertent face of swooping season after a video of him fleeing a territorial magpie went viral.
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Inside Indonesia’s new tourist attraction inspired by Jurassic Park
News.com.au
Tue 29 September, 2020
Indonesia is pouring millions into the development of a real-life Jurassic Park featuring some of the world’s most famous reptiles, but not everyone’s happy.
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The Advertiser
The Daily Telegraph
The Herald Sun
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Does Australia really have the deadliest snakes? We debunk 6 common myths
The Conversation
Tue 29 September, 2020
As we settle into spring and temperatures rise, snakes are emerging from their winter hideouts to bask in the sun. But don’t be alarmed if you spot one, it’s hard to imagine a more misunderstood group of animals than snakes.
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Let us burn before we get burnt again
The Advertiser
Tue 29 September, 2020
Kangaroo Islanders who lost homes, animals and land to last summer’s bushfires still feel vulnerable to the next catastrophe and ongoing climate change. They want to clear more vegetation but say they are held up by legislation.
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Fires tear through Napa and Sonoma wine regions in California
The Australian
Tue 29 September, 2020
Tens of thousands of Californians were forced to flee their homes in the world-famous Napa and Sonom­a wine regions as a new fire fanned by fierce winds killed three people.
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BHP's Colombian coal mine under fire
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 29 September, 2020
BHP's Colombian thermal coal mine is under renewed pressure to close, this time from an arm of the United Nations.
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Thinking outside the box with T2
Inside Retail
Tue 29 September, 2020
For many retailers, 2020 has been about survival. The pandemic undoubtedly turned everything on its head. And while many businesses abandoned their sustainability efforts and turned back to plastic in a bid to offer better hygiene, T2 sought to find more creative solutions.
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Prince William joins Charles in defying the Queen!
New Idea
Tue 29 September, 2020
Prince Charles seemingly defied the Queen’s request to put an end to his climate change activism when he recently delivered the keynote speech to launch Climate Week NYC.
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The huge weather change coming this summer – La Nina declared
News.com.au
Tue 29 September, 2020
After years of one of our main climate drivers doing – well, not a whole lot really – suddenly the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) has woken from its slumber.
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The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Herald Sun
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NT News
La Nina declared for 2020-21
News.com.au
The Australian
The Courier Mail
Yahoo News
Why there is a huge weather change coming this summer
The Australian
More rain on the cards as La Nina settles in