Issue date : Mon 12 October, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 20 Seconds
Number of items : 51
A net zero target would unlock investments worth billions, study finds
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 12 October, 2020
Australia stands to miss out on investments worth many billions of dollars and the opportunity to generate millions of jobs if it fails to adopt emissions-reduction goals in line with the Paris climate accord.
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Green bonds moving in right direction
Money Management
Mon 12 October, 2020
While green bonds are a growing market and moving in the right direction, they currently fail to provide enough diversification, according to Western Asset Management.
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Solar meets 100 per cent of South Australia demand for first time
Reneweconomy
Mon 12 October, 2020
The combination of rooftop and utility scale solar met 100 per cent of demand in South Australia for the first time on Sunday, reaching a milestone that will surely be repeated many times over – and for longer periods – in the future.
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The plan to turn street-side power boxes into charging stations for cars
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 12 October, 2020
Hundreds of charging stations for electric vehicles are set to be rolled out across Sydney after plans were unveiled to convert electricity distribution boxes common in every suburb into spots where motorists can charge their cars.
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Study to help koalas injured in bushfires
7 News
Mon 12 October, 2020
A University of Adelaide-led research project will study the clinical data of koalas injured in last summer's bushfires to help improve survival rates in future fires.
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The West Australian
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The Time to Tell
ArtsHub
Mon 12 October, 2020
As media cycles and social media mix the messages of our times, David Pledger argues that artists have a unique responsibility to telling the hard truths with stories that require reflection and depth.
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Critics see gap in BlackRock's climate rhetoric and record
Yahoo News
Sun 11 October, 2020
BlackRock, the world's biggest money manager, made headlines early this year when it pledged to prioritize climate change in its investments and pare down its coal holdings.
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Massive Highton development raises community concerns around increased flooding risk and loss of endangered frog habitat
The Geelong Advertiser
Sun 11 October, 2020
A bid to build more than 30 new homes on a flood-prone block of land in Highton has raised the ire of neighbours, who have revealed “grave concerns” it will worsen future flooding in the area and threaten the habitat of an endangered native frog species.
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The Gold Coast Bulletin
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Rat race: vermin follow suit to the suburbs after CBDs go quiet
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 11 October, 2020
As Sydneysiders shifted their lives from central business districts to the suburbs amid the COVID-19 pandemic, they were joined by some unwelcome company: rats.
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WAToday
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Bushfires, logging threaten greater glider numbers
The Canberra Times
Sun 11 October, 2020
The list of 28 native animals placed on the latest threatened species list is expected to be joined by even more as the full impact of the 2019-20 summer bushfires is assessed in the next six months.
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Extinction Rebellion unfurls banner on Eiffel Tower
Yahoo News
Sun 11 October, 2020
Eight activists from climate change protest group Extinction Rebellion scaled the outside of the Eiffel Tower on Sunday to hang a banner reading "REBEL" at the first level, kicking off a week of civil disobedience events around France.
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Young photographers' eyes on environment celebrated
The Canberra Times
Sun 11 October, 2020
From the sweeping and striking vistas which surround the ACT to a rich and colourful life revealed in microcosm, a new photography award has revealed young local talent for landscape and nature photography.
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More land protected in Western Australia
7 News
Sat 10 October, 2020
Seven million hectares of land in Western Australia will be placed in the care of Indigenous groups for biodiversity conservation through the dedication of two new Indigenous Protected Areas.
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The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
Yahoo News
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HSBC bank aims for zero carbon on investments by 2050
Yahoo News
Sat 10 October, 2020
Asia-focused bank HSBC announced Friday that it aims to achieve net-zero carbon emissions across its investments by 2050, but campaigners accused it of falling short on tackling climate change.
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Porsche is researching synthetic fuels to make gas-powered cars sustainable
Yahoo News
Sat 10 October, 2020
The road to sustainable vehicles likely ends at electric cars, yet the route to this goal isn't clear. There are multiple ways to get there, and Porsche is looking at synthetic fuels as a potential path. These so-called eFuels are produced from CO2 and hydrogen. If produced using renewable energy, they can help vehicles powered by internal combustion engines (ICE) become more sustainable before the end of their life.
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'Real and imminent' extinction risk to whales
Yahoo News
Sat 10 October, 2020
More than 350 scientists and conservationists from 40 countries have signed a letter calling for global action to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises from extinction.
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Hurricane Delta makes landfall in Louisiana with ferocious winds and life-threatening storm surge
News.com.au
Sat 10 October, 2020
A nightmarish hurricane has made landfall on the US coast, packing ferocious winds and a “life-threatening” storm surge - driving out residents still rebuilding from a devastating storm less than two months ago.
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How Queensland's national parks generate billions every year
The Brisbane Times
Sat 10 October, 2020
As Queenslanders flock to the state's national parks in caravans, tents and cars, research has unveiled the remarkable economic value those parks generate through tourism.
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The banyan tree looks odd for a reason
Cosmos
Sat 10 October, 2020
The banyan tree (Ficus macrocarpa) is known for its rather odd appearance, thanks to the ability to sprout roots from branches that eventually reach the soil.
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Up to 20,000 new clean energy jobs up for grabs as Queensland readies to vote
Reneweconomy
Fri 9 October, 2020
As many as 20,000 new clean energy jobs could be created in Queensland over the next three years, if political parties embraced policies supporting the sector, according to a new report from the Climate Council released ahead of the Queensland election.
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