Issue date : Thu 1 October, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 45 Seconds
Number of items : 56
Attenborough: $US500b needed to save earth
7 News
Thu 1 October, 2020
British broadcaster David Attenborough is leading a call from conservation groups for the world to invest $US500 billion ($A700 billion) a year to halt the destruction of nature.
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What $7.5m buys Tasmania’s National Parks
The Mercury
Thu 1 October, 2020
New huts and campsites for some of the state’s best-loved bushwalks are among projects included in a new federal funding announcement.
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Narrabri gas: Angus Taylor criticises Matt Kean
The Daily Telegraph
Thu 1 October, 2020
NSW Environment and Energy Minister Matt Kean has been slammed as out of step by his federal counterpart Angus Taylor.
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Narrabri gas project: former judge questions independence of NSW planning commission
The Guardian
Thu 1 October, 2020
A former New South Wales judge has called for “independent” to be dropped from the name of the state’s planning commission after it approved the controversial Narrabri coal seam gas development, arguing the body is effectively controlled by the government.
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Brazil's Bolsonaro hits back at Biden over rainforest
Yahoo News
Thu 1 October, 2020
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro lashed out Wednesday at Joe Biden for the US Democratic presidential candidate's "disastrous and unnecessary" comments on the destruction of the Amazon rainforest in his first debate with Donald Trump.
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US to block Malaysian palm oil supplier
7 News
Thu 1 October, 2020
The United States will block shipments of palm oil from a major Malaysian producer that feeds into the supply chains of iconic US food and cosmetic brands, due to concerns about forced labour and child workers.
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After Xi's climate surprise, no biodiversity announcement
Yahoo News
Thu 1 October, 2020
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday urged global cooperation to protect the Earth's biodiversity but stopped short of making a major environmental commitment at a UN summit notable for the absence of his US counterpart Donald Trump.
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The new imperative
ProBono Australia News
Thu 1 October, 2020
The emerging trend for business to actively seek a “social license” offers significant potential for charities to help drive positive change in our communities. Working with business will become more important for many charities, especially as governments around the world increasingly enact the wishes of short-term vested economic interests.
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Australia's 'positive' policy a step behind in global race for green funds
The Age
Thu 1 October, 2020
The 'technology not taxes' policy at the heart of the federal government's plans to reduce the cost of clean energy could deliver positive results, experts say, but it lacks measures to drive industry take up and faces stiff international competition.
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WAToday
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How to find the best lawn replacement for your site
The Age
Thu 1 October, 2020
Lazing on lawns is a rite of spring and as the weather warms and Melbourne’s restrictions start to ease people are making merry on cool, green carpets of grass. Never before have so many seemed to sprawl so casually alongside riverbanks, in parks – even on median strips. On a sunny weekend it can be hard to negotiate a spot.
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Jill Biden's Debate-Night Dress Sent an Important Message About Climate Change
PopSugar
Thu 1 October, 2020
Hearst's dress was not just appropriate, it was a repurposed look from fall 2017 that Jill previously wore to the fifth annual Save the Children Illumination Gala three years ago in New York City, and then again for a 2020 appearance on MSNBC. Not only is rewearing an article of clothing, rather than purchasing something new, a sustainable practice, but this dress is also specifically made from recycled fabrics, as Hearst's brand is wholeheartedly committed to eco-fashion, which you can read about on her website.
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China's zero emissions target puts Australia on notice
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 30 September, 2020
Australia's former top climate diplomat has warned China's net-zero emissions target will leave Australia behind, threatening future trade deals and its influence in the Pacific as the Morrison government becomes wedged between the US and China on climate action.
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“Australia is not an exception:” Gummer slams climate go-slow in Canberra
Reneweconomy
Wed 30 September, 2020
John Gummer was the UK environment minister from 1993 to 1997. At the 1996 climate conference in Geneva he famously said that the Australian government was putting coal exports to Japan before the next generation of Australians (see here and here). Gummer has continued this scathing assessment in 2011, 2014 and 2015.
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Fitzgibbon-Butler relationship a 'ticking time bomb' for Labor
Sky News Australia
Wed 30 September, 2020
The tense relationship between Labor frontbencher Joel Fitzgibbon and Shadow Climate Change Minister Mark Butler is becoming "a real ticking time bomb” according to Sky News Political Editor Andrew Clennell.
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Narrabri gas project approval sparks fury
The Canberra Times
Wed 30 September, 2020
Northwest NSW locals have vowed to keep fighting against a controversial coal seam gas project while experts and environmentalists have voiced their dismay after it was approved.
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Kean plays a losing hand with gas energy pessimism
The Daily Telegraph
Wed 30 September, 2020
Energy Minister Matt Kean has called the Santos decision a big gamble, but he is the one playing fast and loose with NSW jobs by talking the sector down
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The Coalition unveils its energy policy
Independent Australia
Wed 30 September, 2020
At least the Coalition's latest energy plan is not all about gas. Last week the bumbling Energy Minister, Angus Taylor, breathlessly revealed that there are all sorts of goodies: hydrogen, energy storage, "green" steel and aluminium, carbon capture and soil carbon.
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Holding the Darling to account
The Weekly Times
Wed 30 September, 2020
Its time to hold those who want to continue floodplain harvesting in the northern Murray Darling Basin to account, say Southern Riverina Irrigators.
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A rapid Chinese energy transition is far more feasible than you think
Reneweconomy
Wed 30 September, 2020
The future gets described in confusing ways. Things that are likely, improbable and impossible are constantly muddled. As RenewEconomy has documented for a good part of the past decade, the recent history of clean energy has sat in the middle of this muddled language. Many have peeked into the future, and declared the rapid growth of renewables improbable, or impossible. To simplify it, here’s what the past few decades have looked like:
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AXA XL reveals carbon management strategy
Insurance Business
Wed 30 September, 2020
AXA XL has announced the launch of a carbon management strategy aimed at accelerating the company’s contribution to a more sustainable and less carbon-intensive economy by 2050.
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Crowdfunding for the long term
ProBono Australia News
Wed 30 September, 2020
A new approach to crowdfunding hopes to unlock support for grassroots organisations over the long term.
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Santos under fire after Narrabri gas win
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 30 September, 2020
Santos will immediately start preparations for its $3.6 billion Narrabri gas project in northern NSW after controversially winning state environmental approval, but will still have to battle opponents that are vowing to prevent it ever going ahead.
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Santos secures 'green light' for Narrabri gasfield but hurdles remain
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 30 September, 2020
The final planning nod for the $3.6 billion Santos Narrabri gasfield has drawn praise from federal and state politicians and industry but new approval conditions may challenge the project's viability and encourage opponents to fight on.
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WAToday
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Australia must prepare for carbon tariffs: Carney, Turnbull
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 30 September, 2020
The European Union's resolve to levy carbon taxes on imports – including those made with Australian raw materials – is strengthening, former Bank of England boss Mark Carney and former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull have warned.
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CSIRO signs PPA to halve emissions
Energy Magazine
Wed 30 September, 2020
Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has signed a ten-year renewable power purchase agreement (PPA) with ZEN Energy that is expected to cut its carbon emissions in half.
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Oil traders rush to invest billions in renewables
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 30 September, 2020
London | The world’s largest oil traders are rushing to plough billions of dollars into renewable energy projects in the next five years, as they speed up preparations for a dramatic shift in the world’s energy mix.
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The time is now for Indigenous design equity
Pursuit
Wed 30 September, 2020
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have always been the architects, the engineers and the land managers – that deep wisdom must be reflected in tackling climate change
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Green shoots: Rooftop farming takes off in Singapore
Yahoo News
Wed 30 September, 2020
On the rooftop of a Singapore shopping mall, a sprawling patch of eggplants, rosemary, bananas and papayas stand in colourful contrast to the grey skyscrapers of the city-state's business district.
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AMGC backs Provectus Algae tech
Food & Drink Business
Wed 30 September, 2020
Queensland-based biotech start-up Provectus Algae has received a $250,000 grant to commercialise its novel manufacturing technology. The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) has co-funded the project to develop and scale-up the commercial manufacture of algae used to produce various compounds for a variety of sectors.
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Tourism bounty to conserve the Reef
The Australian
Wed 30 September, 2020
North Queensland tourism operators will be paid for Great Barrier Reef conservation work and heritage sites will be upgraded as part of a $61.7m program.
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European Carmakers' Leather Use Fuelling Deforestation: NGO
International Business Times
Wed 30 September, 2020
Some of Europe's biggest car giants including BMW and Jaguar Land Rover use leather linked to deforestation in South America, threatening the most vulnerable tribes, environmental campaigners Earthsight claimed on Wednesday.
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Allbirds reveals latest carbon neutral shoe
Ragtrader
Wed 30 September, 2020
New Zealand-born footwear brand Allbirds has unveiled its latest Merino wool sneaker - the Wool Piper.
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