Issue date : Fri 9 October, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 39 Seconds
Number of items : 43
Native seed collection and propagation the next boom industry, researcher says
ABC News
Fri 9 October, 2020
The native seed collection and propagation industry represents one of the "most wonderful business and economic opportunities" for traditional owners in the country, researchers have said, with demand for land restoration projects rapidly increasing.
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The 10 most innovative manufacturing and consumer companies
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 9 October, 2020
The AFR BOSS Most Innovative Companies list recognises the most innovative organisations in Australia and New Zealand, as judged by the expert panel assembled by The Australian Financial Review and Inventium. The assessment methodology is outlined here.
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Amazon unveils its first custom, all-electric delivery van from Rivian
Yahoo News
Fri 9 October, 2020
Amazon’s fleet of delivery trucks is finally getting a little greener. This morning, the e-commerce titan revealed its first custom electric delivery vehicle: A big, surprisingly cutesy van built in partnership with electric transport startup Rivian.
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How some ants feed without drowning
Cosmos
Fri 9 October, 2020
Animals have been known to develop clever tricks to ensure a full stomach. Some dolphins, for example, use empty shells to catch fish, and chimps use rocks to open nuts and hard-shelled fruit.
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Seagrass success goes beyond the lagoons
Cosmos
Fri 9 October, 2020
Sometimes doing good is worth the effort – and hopefully can provide a blueprint for others.
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Budget 2020 steps a toe in the water for sustainability
The Fifth Estate
Thu 8 October, 2020
Infrastructure emerged as a winner in the federal government’s big-spending 2020-21 budget and now the hard part: making sure these “nation-building” projects are sustainable.
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Budget papers create confusion over ARENA funding timelines
Reneweconomy
Thu 8 October, 2020
The federal budget handed down by the Morrison government on Tuesday provided confirmation that the Australian Renewable Energy Agency will be provided new funding to support research and development, but the timing of this funding remains uncertain due to confusing and contradictory wording within the budget documents.
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Agriculture Minister and Labor counterpart dismiss climate target trade threats
The Age
Thu 8 October, 2020
Australia's major trading partners are preparing to slug exports from countries that don't have deadlines to decarbonise their economies, but the federal government and Labor's agriculture spokesman dismissed the threats, saying climate targets aren't currently a concern for trade.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Labor, Coalition split over bushfires
The Australian
Thu 8 October, 2020
A substantial split has emerged between Labor and the Coalition over how to handle natural disasters.
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Labor pledges $20 billion to rebuild grid and fast-track switch to renewables
Reneweconomy
Thu 8 October, 2020
The Australian Labor Party has outlined plans to spend $20 billion under a “Rewiring the Nation” program that will help rebuild the main electricity grid to deliver the outcomes modelled by the Australian Energy Market Operator’s 20-year blueprint for a renewables-based future.
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'Growing a backbone': NSW EPA praised for prosecuting Forestry Corp
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 8 October, 2020
The NSW environmental watchdog has begun five prosecutions against state-owned Forestry Corp for allegedly felling trees in protected areas in northern NSW, drawing praise from conservationists.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Is carbon neutral really the right path for red meat?
Farm Weekly
Thu 8 October, 2020
Will the red meat industry's campaign to be carbon neutral (CN30-50) promote our product to customers, yield tangible results for the environment and accurately represent our producers?
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Liberal MP Matt Keane is a 'Green in Liberal clothing who should leave the Party'
Sky News Australia
Thu 8 October, 2020
Sky News host Chris Kenny says NSW Environment Minister Matt Keane is a “Green in Liberal clothing” who blamed the bushfires on climate change, is barracking for a green-left win in the US election, and should leave the Liberals and join the Greens.
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Federal Budget condemns our wildlife to extinction
Independent Australia
Thu 8 October, 2020
The 2020 Federal Budget has focused on economic interests and forsaken rebuilding our devastated environment, writes Sue Arnold.
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Multiple problems with state logging agency, damning audit reveals
The Age
Thu 8 October, 2020
An independent audit of Victoria’s state logging operations has found multiple problems, including failures to adequately survey for threatened species, identify old-growth forest or contain post-logging burns.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Former Westpac boss Hartzer backs climate startup
The Age
Thu 8 October, 2020
Former Westpac chief executive Brian Hartzer and former GetUp! director and activist Simon Sheikh have emerged as an unlikely pair of investors in Sydney-based climate startup Pathzero.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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BlackRock backs AGL coal closure bid, against Aus investors
Investor Daily
Thu 8 October, 2020
Local fundies are behind their international peers, an activist shareholder group has said, after BlackRock went against Australian investors and supported a call urging AGL Energy to quicken the closure of two coal-fired power stations.
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Aussie start-ups go global with sustainable solutions
Food & Drink Business
Thu 8 October, 2020
Five Australian companies are on the shortlist of 45 start-ups part of Rabobank’s global food and agri startup program FoodBytes! Virtual Pitch for 2020, which aims to help entrepreneurs scale their impact for a more sustainable food supply,
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Renewable player overtakes ExxonMobil in market value
Yahoo News
Thu 8 October, 2020
After decades of embracing fossil fuels, Wall Street appears to be shifting its allegiance to renewable energy, a sharp turn apparent in the contrasting fortunes of NextEra Energy and Exxon Mobil.
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More renewables, less gas: South Australia turns energy debate upside down
Reneweconomy
Thu 8 October, 2020
Two of the country’s biggest transmission companies have joined forces with the South Australia Liberal government to argue that the prospect of more wind and solar projects, a significant cut to gas fired generation and lower prices will justify the increased costs of the proposed new transmission link to NSW.
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A solution to engineering energy-saving smart materials
Pursuit
Thu 8 October, 2020
Smart materials block harmful radiation and heat, combatting energy wastage. A new way to engineer smart materials at lower temperatures could make more buildings energy-saving
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Replace coal and gas exports with clean energy? It can be done … if the grid is 2,000% renewables: All-Energy
Ecogeneration
Thu 8 October, 2020
If cheerleaders for renewable energy ever wonder why it is that the federal government just doesn’t seem to get it, they should stop to consider that coal and gas feature among Australia’s top three exports. But how long will that last as the world turns its back on anything that produces carbon as a polluting byproduct? It’s no wonder that in Canberra they are so feverishly loyal to what they know, what they rely on and what pays them today.
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Beachgoers keep high eye on Victoria's changing coastline
The Age
Thu 8 October, 2020
It should have been a relaxed day. Dean Beckman had taken his four-year-old daughter Nadia to the beach at their hometown of Portland, in Victoria’s far south-west, to look for cuttlefish.
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WAToday
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Cate Blanchett joins Prince William in launching global environment prize
The New Daily
Thu 8 October, 2020
Britain’s Prince William has teamed up with celebrities to launch a multi-million-pound environmental prize aimed at tackling the world’s climate problems.
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The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
Attenborough: 'Curb excess capitalism' to save nature
Yahoo News
Thu 8 October, 2020
Sir David Attenborough says the excesses of western countries should "be curbed" to restore the natural world and we'll all be happier for it.
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