Issue date : Mon 19 October, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 14 Seconds
Number of items : 50
Net-zero pledges are empty without action: super funds
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 30 November, -0001
Listed companies must follow up on pledges to deliver net zero emissions with clear action plans, with industry superannuation funds saying it is not good enough to make a 30-year commitment and then leave the detail for later.
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Should energy efficiency ratings be compulsory?
The West Australian
Mon 19 October, 2020
For many prospective homebuyers looking to purchase an established home, it can be difficult to get an accurate picture of energy efficiency.
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Nexif finally gets shovels out for next stage of Lincoln wind and battery project
Reneweconomy
Mon 19 October, 2020
One of the biggest wind projects in the country – and potentially the biggest in South Australia – is finally moving to its second stage as Nexif begins construction of part 2 of its what is now a three-stage Lincoln Gap wind farm and battery storage project near Port Augusta.
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Your at-home guide to appreciating snails
Cosmos
Mon 19 October, 2020
Ah, the humble snail. They’re slow, slimy and a have a lousy habitat of devouring our hard-grown veggies. However, like many other invertebrates, the important role they play in ecosystems is often overlooked and misunderstood.
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Climate and clean energy leaders win big in New Zealand, ACT elections
Reneweconomy
Sun 18 October, 2020
The ACT Greens have emerged as the big winners from the ACT election held on Saturday, and are set to deliver an unprecedented fourth term for a Labor-Greens coalition in the national capital, while Jacinda Ardern also celebrates a landslide re-election in New Zealand.
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Why the US election could decide battle against climate change
Yahoo News
Sun 18 October, 2020
Who occupies the White House for the next four years could play a critical role in the fight against dangerous climate change, experts say. Matt McGrath weighs the likely environmental consequences of the US election.
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Opinion: health, not gas, should be put at the centre of Australia’s economic recovery
The Mandarin
Sun 18 October, 2020
Health is not just the presence or absence of disease or injury — it is a state of wellbeing and is situated not in our health-care system but within our relationship to communities and our environment. This is the overarching theme within the recent consultation paper for the Development of the National Preventative Health Strategy in considering the future health of all Australians.
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WA could miss the chance to capitalise on renewable energy boom
WAToday
Sun 18 October, 2020
Western Australia’s ‘Whole of System Plan’, announced by Energy Minister Bill Johnston this week shows renewable energy and batteries are the future for our state, but without clear government policy the full benefits of this transition will not be realised for households and businesses, and emissions-reduction targets will not be achieved.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Country Road commits to $600,000 to new project
Ragtrader
Sun 18 October, 2020
Country Road has committed $600,000 over three years to Landcare Australia, with the funds invested towards biodiversity restoration projects across Australian farmlands.
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Unilever's makeover: 'woke-washing' or the real thing?
Yahoo News
Sun 18 October, 2020
Unilever, the maker of brands ranging from Ben & Jerry's ice cream to Dove soap, is trying to win over customers with a socially responsible makeover, but activists say that some of it is just cosmetic.
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The world's leading energy adviser has turned a shade green
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 18 October, 2020
Simple changes in household behaviour could save thousands of millions of tonnes of greenhouse gas. That's the nugget that lies buried in the midst of International Energy Agency's latest report, which looks at pathways that global economies might take to cut emissions.
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The Brisbane Times
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NSW coal ash dams need better regulation, say environment groups
ABC News
Sun 18 October, 2020
There are calls for the New South Wales Government to better regulate and monitor coal ash dams, with a new report by an environmental group claiming they are contaminating waterways with heavy metals.
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Starting over in a hemp house off the grid
The Newcastle Herald
Sun 18 October, 2020
Two and a half years ago, Sally Maguire and her family were living in Leichhardt in Sydney in "full suburbia mode." They decided to make a massive lifestyle change and head north.
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NSW coal ash dams need better regulation, say environment groups
ABC News
Sun 18 October, 2020
There are calls for the New South Wales Government to better regulate and monitor coal ash dams, with a new report by an environmental group claiming they are contaminating waterways with heavy metals.
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'Unacceptable': Timber battles resume in fire-hit South Coast forests
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 18 October, 2020
State-owned Forestry Corp has been accused of committing the same logging breaches in a bushfire-hit South Coast forest that triggered a lengthy stop work order by the environmental regulator.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Forest activists take to the trees
7 News
Sun 18 October, 2020
Conservationists have taken to the trees across several states as part of global action to protect Tasmania's Tarkine Forest.
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The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
Yahoo News
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'Devastating blow': Long-running bird conservation program at risk, volunteers say
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 17 October, 2020
A coastal shorebird conservation program that taps thousands of volunteer hours and boasts many years of success faces collapse after the Berejiklian government cut funding for its paid staffer, volunteers say.
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The Brisbane Times
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Top silk Richard Beasley says water basin is in crisis and SA has been dudded
The Advertiser
Sat 17 October, 2020
A former Adelaide lawyer, now top Sydney silk, is fired up about the “unlawful drafting” of the Murray Darling Basin plan, which he says, has ‘f..ked over’ SA. He’s so angry, he says he’d have Barnaby Joyce’s testicles on a plate, if he could
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The Advertiser
SA prepared to ‘put gun to Canberra’s head’ over Murray deal
NT News
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Courier Mail
The Mercury
Greens back High Court Murray challenge
7 News
Sat 17 October, 2020
The Greens are threatening to back South Australia's High Court challenge to deliver its Murray-Darling Basin water entitlements should the federal government fail to step up.
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Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
Yahoo News
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Build slower cities or keep careering towards disaster
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 17 October, 2020
So here’s the paradox of speed. Slow cities give you more time. How that works goes to how we conceive and colonise planet Earth.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Coal demergers are a carbon cop-out, Glencore CEO says
The Australian Financial Review
Sat 17 October, 2020
London | Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg excoriated mining companies that sell or spin-off their thermal coal assets, saying they were ducking their responsibility to cut carbon emissions.
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Bob Brown urges green movement to get behind cuts to population levels
The Australian
Sat 17 October, 2020
Dr Brown spoke out af­ter Greens leader Adam Bandt this week played down the en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact of a grow­ing pop­u­la­tion, with the is­sue likely to drive a wedge between the party’s dual sup­port base of ded­i­cated en­vi­ron­men­tal­ists and in­ner-city cos­mopoli­tans who are in favour of high lev­els of mi­gra­tion.
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Bridging gaps in rare gibbon’s habitat
Cosmos
Sat 17 October, 2020
The Hainan gibbon (Nomascus hainanus) is the rarest primate on Earth, with no more than 30 individuals thought to remain in a single patch of increasingly divided forest on China’s Hainan Island.
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Alarm raised over logging near 'Lazarus' frog
The Age
Sat 17 October, 2020
Environmentalists have raised the alarm over logging near the habitat of a rare frog in East Gippsland that was long thought extinct until it was rediscovered five years ago.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Nature-starved Melburnians yearn for green spaces
The Age
Sat 17 October, 2020
In pre-pandemic times Chris Maylea and his family would jump in the car on weekends and head out of Melbourne to spend time in nature. The You Yangs regional park was a favourite, or the Grampians for an overnight trip.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Rain really can move mountains
Cosmos
Sat 17 October, 2020
Plate tectonics tends to dominate the common view of mountain formation: where two plates meet, rock is pushed up. However, massive shifts in the Earth’s crust can’t take full credit for this awe-inspiring process.
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Smog returns to India's capital
7 News
Sat 17 October, 2020
Air quality levels have plunged to "very poor" in India's capital after agricultural fires left a smoggy haze settling over the city.
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La Nina-generated storms can’t come quick enough for under-the-pump firefighters
News.com.au
Sat 17 October, 2020
The Bureau of Meteorology says there may be a storm or two this weekend but it may not be large enough to assist Queensland’s firefighters.
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NT News
Perthnow
The Australian
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
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Liberals back down on koalas after Barilaro bluster
The Age
Fri 16 October, 2020
After a bruising political battle that saw Gladys Berejiklian impose her authority over state Nationals, NSW Liberals have quietly backed down, supporting a bill to weaken planned reforms designed to protect koalas on privately-owned farmland.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Dramatic loss of corals drown out even worse worries for Great Barrier Reef
The Age
Fri 16 October, 2020
News that half the corals in the Great Barrier Reef have been lost in the past two decades is alarming enough, but experts say alarm at findings of dramatic coral losses is drowning out even greater concerns for survival of the entire marine ecosystem.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Japan to release treated Fukushima water into sea: reports
Yahoo News
Fri 16 October, 2020
Japan will release more than a million tonnes of treated radioactive water from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea in a decades-long operation, reports said Friday, despite strong opposition from local fishermen.
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