Issue date : Fri 2 October, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 25 Seconds
Number of items : 52
'Our own targets': Businesses press ahead as China pushes zero emissions
The Age
Fri 2 October, 2020
Australia's top agricultural bodies are moving ahead of the federal government on climate policy to shore up their lucrative export interests as China's new zero-emissions target creates fresh tensions in high-level trade negotiations.
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WAToday
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NSW govt plans to avoid UNESCO commitment
7 News
Fri 2 October, 2020
There are no plans to re-assess the potential impact upon the fire-ravaged Blue Mountains as part of a plan to raise NSW's Warragamba Dam wall despite a commitment to the World Heritage Committee.
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Proxies back BHP on heritage, climate
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 2 October, 2020
The major proxy advisory firms have urged BHP shareholders to reject rebel resolutions on cultural heritage and climate change, but questioned whether new chief executive Mike Henry should receive a bonus for avoiding workplace fatalities.
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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sustainable investing
Money Management
Fri 2 October, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic and the market sell-down witnessed in the first half of 2020 underscores the risk dynamics that come with a fully realised environmental, social, and governance (ESG) approach.
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Are ESG funds doing enough to support renewables?
Money Management
Fri 2 October, 2020
The only environmental, social and governance (ESG) funds that have a sector weighting to energy don’t have any major holdings in renewable energy, according to data.
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'A win-win': New rooftop solar technology could boost household earnings
The Age
Fri 2 October, 2020
Network congestion is stopping millions of Australians selling their surplus solar power to the electricity grid, but a trial of new technology to unblock the network could deliver a hip-pocket boost to householders across the country.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Europe the hotspot for alien species
Cosmos
Fri 2 October, 2020
The number of alien species, particularly insects, arthropods and birds, is likely to increase by 36% globally by the middle of this century compared to 2005, according to a new study.
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Brazil's Amazon rainforest is suffering its worst fires in a decade
SBS World News Australia
Fri 2 October, 2020
Fires in Brazil’s Amazon increased 13 per cent in the first nine months of the year compared with a year ago, as the rainforest region experiences its worst rash of fires in a decade, data from space research agency INPE showed on Thursday.
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Tourism, world heritage and environment funding to aid COVID recovery
The Age
Thu 1 October, 2020
World Heritage Areas and tourism facilities across the country will be upgraded under a $40 million funding package, and $20 million will be invested in coastal ecosystems under a federal government COVID economy recovery program.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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Fund managers optimistic about manufacturing push
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 1 October, 2020
Six areas of manufacturing have been identified that the government wants cemented as major areas of “sovereign capability” within 10 years. The sectors are: space, defence, food and beverages, clean energy and recycling, resources and critical minerals, and medical products.
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'Significant flaw': Commission hands Santos compliance role to others
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 1 October, 2020
The job of determining whether Santos has met conditions set for its Narrabri coal seam gasfield will come down to government agencies that earlier waved it through, stoking concerns about their enforcement.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Canada spends on infrastructure to boost jobs, cut CO2 emissions
Yahoo News
Thu 1 October, 2020
Canada announced billions of dollars in spending on infrastructure projects Thursday that will support a transition to a low-carbon economy during pandemic recovery and create 60,000 jobs over three years.
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China’s carbon pledge leaves Australia isolated and economically vulnerable
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 1 October, 2020
Xi Jinping’s pledge that China will reach carbon neutrality before 2060 is a game changer. While China still needs to get there faster and do more in the short term, for the first time, the world’s largest emitter has a long-term trajectory for decarbonisation. Scientists have calculated this alone will shave up to 0.3 degrees off projected global temperature increases this century.
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Environment is the enemy of Right-wing governments
Independent Australia
Thu 1 October, 2020
The biggest cause of environmental destruction in our country is the Right-wing ideology shared by conservative politicians and media groups, writes Sue Arnold.
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Joel Fitzgibbon: Time to get on with Narrabri gas project
The Newcastle Herald
Thu 1 October, 2020
It is not for decision makers within a project or development approvals process to give weight to commercial viability. Sure, if economic, social or environmental harm could flow from project failure, that's another question. But that's a much different thing than having a view about the viability of a gas project or a gas pipeline, and the impact on the investors' financial return. It's akin to refusing a fish and chips shop application because the regulator doesn't believe the town has enough fish and chip consumers.
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Narrabri gasfield remains a huge risk
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 1 October, 2020
The political battle over Santos’ proposal to develop its Narrabri gasfield has gone on for almost a decade and despite a long-awaited decision by the NSW Independent Planning Commission this week the battle looks likely to continue for some time.
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Renewables surge, coal dips to a record low
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 1 October, 2020
Renewable power has surged again to provide just over a quarter of Australia's electricity needs in the three months to September, eating into the dominant market share of coal power generation which hit a record low last month.
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Enough new wind and solar locked in to kill three coal generators by 2025
Reneweconomy
Thu 1 October, 2020
There is enough new wind and solar capacity locked in to take Australia to a share of about 42 per cent renewables by the end of 2025, and that might be enough to spell the end of the road for up to three incumbent coal generators.
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Why green hydrogen could be cheaper than fossil fuels in just a few years
Reneweconomy
Thu 1 October, 2020
New research suggests that bigger and better electrolysers will be key to producing green hydrogen at a lower cost than fossil fuels, and Australia’s abundance of cheap solar means this cross-over point will come ‘sooner rather than later’.
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True tales: Willie wagtails sing more intensely to the full moon
The New Daily
Thu 1 October, 2020
When colonial graziers first started adding sheep to the Australian landscape, they would have noticed that a busy black and white bird, with a pretty fantail and stark white eyebrows, would flit about the faces of livestock to get them moving.
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Stunning video of masses of jellyfish swarming into sea near Brisbane
News.com.au
Thu 1 October, 2020
Hundreds of blue blubber jellyfish have been spotted swarming in Moreton Bay off Bribie Island just days before of holiday-makers flock to the coastal destination.
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Perthnow
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Herald Sun
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Mozzies thrive with a gene missing
Cosmos
Thu 1 October, 2020
This may seem hard to believe given their tenacity and constant presence, but mosquitoes lack a gene that is critical for survival in other insects.
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Putting red meat's carbon neutral plans into action
Farm Weekly
Thu 1 October, 2020
THE rewards for climate-smart red meat businesses are well known. Consumer and community support, market access, reduced risk of government regulatory intervention, access to funding or lower-cost capital, and, of course, climate resilience are driving the industry's push towards being carbon neutral by 2030.
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Asos releases its first circular fashion collection
Inside Retail
Thu 1 October, 2020
Eashion e-tailer Asos has launched its first circular collection, featuring 29 “trend-led” clothing and accessories pieces, including cardigans, tees and original denim.
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Holiday warmth ahead for NSW coast as bushfire season formally begins
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 1 October, 2020
Much of coastal NSW can expect perfect weather over the coming long weekend with even bushfire risks remaining moderate as the fire season formally gets under way.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Storms to bring hail, damaging winds to southeast Qld and northern NSW
News.com.au
Thu 1 October, 2020
Parts of southeast Queensland and northern NSW could see “damaging winds and large hail” on Thursday afternoon, as swimmers and surfers are told to watch for hazardous surf.
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NT News
Perthnow
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
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Melbourne weather: Warmest weekend since March, more rain on the way
News.com.au
Thu 1 October, 2020
The lockdown state’s rollercoaster of spring weather is set to continue this weekend with above average temperatures before the rain sets in again.
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Perthnow
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
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