Issue date : Wed 28 October, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 20 Seconds
Number of items : 51
Climate change worrying more Australians than ever before, Australia Institute report reveals
ABC News
Wed 28 October, 2020
Despite a global pandemic dominating headlines, concern about the impact of climate change is at a record high in Australia, with 80 per cent of people thinking we are already experiencing problems caused by climate change and 83 per cent supporting the closure of coal-fired power stations.
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Boris Johnson asks Scott Morrison to take 'bold action' on climate change
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 28 October, 2020
London: Boris Johnson has encouraged Prime Minister Scott Morrison to take "bold action" on climate change during a phone call in which the British leader stressed the need for "ambitious targets" to reach net-zero emissions.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Western Highway works on hold after Supreme Court order
ABC News
Wed 28 October, 2020
The Supreme Court of Victoria has issued an order preventing works from going ahead on a highway project in western Victoria after dozens of people were arrested yesterday protesting the removal of a tree they say is culturally significant.
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Fears over 'weakening' of UK green watchdog
Yahoo News
Wed 28 October, 2020
Campaigners fear that the legal body designed to protect the environment on behalf of citizens is being undermined by the UK government.
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We can’t meet the SDGs without improving farmers’ incomes. Here’s why
The Mandarin
Wed 28 October, 2020
The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October was a powerful reminder that agricultural development plays a pivotal role in addressing global poverty. Roughly 80% of the world’s poorest people – close to 650 million – live in rural areas and rely largely on farming to make a living. This holds true even amid greater urbanisation and employment growth in non-agricultural sectors.
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South32 chases 100pc renewable power for next mine
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 28 October, 2020
South32's next mine in Arizona could be 100 per cent powered by renewable energy with chief executive Graeme Kerr confident that further measures such as the adoption of electric vehicles could enable the project to be carbon neutral.
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EnergyAustralia’s ON incubates household energy for the future
Utility Magazine
Wed 28 October, 2020
What happens when product developers and customers get together to look at how household energy could be better? Easier, more modern energy services that save customers time and money. Through its new customer innovation platform, EnergyAustralia customers will be able to participate in trials to help shape the retailer’s future products and services.
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How leaf cutter ants domesticated crops
Cosmos
Wed 28 October, 2020
Over tens of millions of years, fungus-farming ants have learned how to cultivate their crops to ensure a stable food supply, seemingly navigating challenges that human farmers still grapple with.
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Water banking could prepare for drought
7 News
Wed 28 October, 2020
Areas in the Murray-Darling Basin could be used to store vast amounts of water underground and help build drought resilience, a CSIRO study has found.
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Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The West Australian
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Federal minister gives green light for koala habitat to be bulldozed for Port Stephens quarry
The Guardian
Tue 27 October, 2020
Conservationists accuse Sussan Ley of choosing ‘rocks over koalas’ after she approved 52 hectares of habitat destruction to expand Brandy Hill quarry
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'Chainsaws tearing through my heart': 50 arrested as sacred tree cut down to make way for Victorian highway
The Guardian
Tue 27 October, 2020
The Victorian government has cut down a tree that was culturally significant to Australia’s Indigenous Djab Wurrung women to make way for a highway in the state’s west.
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WA Budget’s water infrastructure cash splash
Infrastructure Magazine
Tue 27 October, 2020
In its 2020-21 State Budget, the Western Australian Government has allocated $968 million over the next four years for new regional water infrastructure projects.
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How Green is Europe’s Green Deal?
The Fifth Estate
Tue 27 October, 2020
“Europe’s man on the moon moment” is how Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, describes the European Green Deal.
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Komodo plan no threat to dragons: Jakarta
Yahoo News
Tue 27 October, 2020
Indonesia's environment ministry has sought to calm outrage over construction of an island tourism project being dubbed "Jurassic Park", after an image went viral on social media of a Komodo dragon facing off with a big truck.
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The Canberra Times
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We need slower thinking on climate change?
The Fifth Estate
Tue 27 October, 2020
It’s called co-design in the academic world – where you build the research with community partners. And we know that it’s the most powerful form of creating a pathway to new knowledge. “You go slower, but you produce new ideas.”
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What does carbon neutral mean?
Architecture and Design
Tue 27 October, 2020
While phrases such as ‘carbon neutral’ may sound straightforward, they can be easily misunderstood and misused – which is when ‘greenwashing’ (the act of claiming green credentials without the science or certification to back them up) can creep in.
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Debunking The Myths: The Environmental Cred Of Print Media
B & T
Tue 27 October, 2020
The environmental credentials of printing have been in the spotlight for a while with brands and marketers as well as large corporates regularly proposing they would reduce or eliminate paper and printing from their business as a sustainability proposition. It is an agathokakological display by well-meaning but unwitting companies. In other words, noble thinking, but bad logic. Many contributors, largely consultants, adding to the argument, while well-meaning, have only served to confuse the issue and largely ignored the science.
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Schneider Electric on-track with sustainability targets
The Fifth Estate
Tue 27 October, 2020
Schneider Electric is on target to meet its goal to source 80 per cent of its electricity via renewable energy sources – reaching 65 per cent as of September 30 as part of its self-imposed sustainability targets.
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Blue IoT in growth mode, with an award to boot
The Fifth Estate
Tue 27 October, 2020
According to Blue IoT’s founder and chief innovation officer Bob Sharon the company has grown from four to 10 employees (plus four advisors) since August last year with plans to hire “a bunch more people” and run an internship program.
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Port Kembla Gas Terminal raises ocean water cooling concerns
ABC News
Tue 27 October, 2020
Wollongong Greens councillor Cath Blakey is calling for strict compliance to environmental conditions for the recently approved Port Kembla floating gas terminal to ensure the sea is not polluted by cooled, chlorinated water.
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New big battery for New South Wales
Utility Magazine
Tue 27 October, 2020
TransGrid is set to build a 50MW/75MWh large-scale, grid-connected battery at its Wallgrove substation in Western Sydney following an Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announcement of $11.5 million in funding.
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Meet the Australian founder using drones to plant thousands of trees a day
Dynamic Business
Tue 27 October, 2020
Dr Susan Graham is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder at Dendra Systems, an environmental restoration company founded in 2014. Based in London, Dr Graham’s known for her work across research, startups and inspiring young women in tech.
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Wildfires prompt evacuation of 100,000 from Los Angeles area
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 27 October, 2020
Los Angeles: Wind-driven walls of flame spurred mass evacuations in southern California and left two firefighters badly injured, as hundreds of thousands of residents endured a second day of power shut-offs meant to counter heightened fire risks from gusty, dry weather.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Hunter Hero: Take 3 for the Sea dismantling the Pacific trash island, one straw at a time
The Newcastle Herald
Tue 27 October, 2020
The wicked problem of environmentalism is often the feeling of being greatly outnumbered; in the face of such a complex and miasmic problem as a changing climate or, for example, as much as 2.4 million tonnes of plastic waste floating in a gigantic vortex in the Pacific Ocean, it can be difficult to imagine the how much change individual action can really achieve.
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Amount of plastic dumped in Med to double in 20 years: report
Yahoo News
Tue 27 October, 2020
Nearly 230,000 tonnes of plastic is dumped into the Mediterranean Sea every year, a figure which could more than double by 2040 unless "ambitious" steps are taken, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature said Tuesday.
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Used car exports drive pollution to developing world: UN study
Yahoo News
Tue 27 October, 2020
Getting rid of old cars is helping clean the skies over developed nations, but many clunkers are ending up in developing countries where they are add significantly to air pollution, a UN report warns.
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Coke drinks moving to recycled plastic
Yahoo News
Tue 27 October, 2020
Coca-Cola's Australian arm will use recycled plastic for the packaging of frozen drinks from next year and do away with polystyrene.
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Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
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Food & Beverage
Coke uses recycled plastic for drink cups and lids
The Herald Sun
Coca-Cola frozen drink cups and lids to become recyclable
The Advertiser
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
Storm warning: Homes at risk on Wamberal Beach due to erosion
News.com.au
Tue 27 October, 2020
A number of beachfront properties on NSW’s central coast smashed by a storm in July are still uninhabitable and under threat of further damage.
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The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Herald Sun
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