Issue date : Thu 29 October, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 54 Seconds
Number of items : 46
Net-zero emissions drive puts Australian industry on notice
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 29 October, 2020
The pressure on Australia is indisputable. In a Tuesday night call, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson reportedly called on Scott Morrison to "act boldly" on climate change and stressed the need for ambitious targets to reach net-zero carbon emissions. But closer to home this week there was a strong indication the government will have to move quickly to take advantage of the energy transition being embraced elsewhere.
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WWF-Australia appoints whiteGREY as lead creative agency
AdNews
Thu 29 October, 2020
whiteGREY has been appointed by the World Wide Fund for Nature-Australia (WWF-Australia) as its lead strategic and creative partner for its Regenerate Australia program following a competitive pitch.
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Pumped hydro isn’t our energy future, it’s our past
The Conversation
Thu 29 October, 2020
It’s now beyond dispute that — for new electricity generation — solar, wind and other forms of renewable energy are cheaper than anything else: cheaper than new coal fired power stations, cheaper than new gas-fired stations and cheaper than new nuclear power plants.
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What drones can tell us about penguins
Cosmos
Thu 29 October, 2020
How do you keep a close and regular eye on 300,000 nesting pairs of Adélie penguins spread over two square kilometres of ice? Send in the drones, of course.
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Vampire bats choose to social distance
Cosmos
Thu 29 October, 2020
A new study published in the journal Behavioural Ecology suggests that when they are sick they spend less time near others from their community, which slows how quickly a disease will spread.
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When the taps run dry
ABC News
Thu 29 October, 2020
For three years, Kate Hook watched as the only source of water for her and her kids slowly vanished.
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It turns out healthier eating could save your family $1800 a year
The Age
Thu 29 October, 2020
Cost is often cited as the biggest barrier for shifting to a healthier or more environmentally friendly diet, but new research has found the average Australian family could save more than $1800 a year by making the switch.
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Physics and chemistry in PM’s Prize limelight
Cosmos
Wed 28 October, 2020
Four physicists and a chemist have taken out the top awards in this year’s Australian Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science.
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Australia defies international pressure to set emissions targets
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 28 October, 2020
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he will not be dictated to by other governments' climate change goals, declaring he is not worried about the future of Australia's exports despite four of the country's top trading partners adopting net-zero emissions targets.
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Australia’s gas recovery plan “not popular” amid “overwhelming concern” for climate change
News.com.au
Wed 28 October, 2020
Australians are “overwhelmingly concerned” about the threat of climate change following last summer’s horror bushfire season and current plans to tackle the problem are “not popular” with voters, as the UK Prime Minister calls on our own PM to craft “ambitious targets” to lower emissions.
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Academic freedom definition would have protected sacked JCU professor
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 28 October, 2020
Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan says a legal definition of academic freedom, which has been resisted by some universities, could have prevented the sacking of controversial marine physics academic Peter Ridd.
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Labor losing voters over coal and gas: unions
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 28 October, 2020
Leaders of the two biggest mining and manufacturing unions have urged Labor MPs to tone down attacks on coal and gas, warning that the fuel sources would be needed for years to come and the party was continuing to lose blue-collar voters.
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Roadworks halted pending court hearing after felling of 'directions tree'
The Age
Wed 28 October, 2020
Controversial highway works in western Victoria have been halted until a Supreme Court hearing on Thursday, when traditional owners are expected to argue the decision to remove culturally significant trees contravenes the Aboriginal Heritage Act.
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Australians have spoken on climate, so there's no excuse to look backwards
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 28 October, 2020
The release of the Australia Institute’s Climate of the Nation Report 2020 should put an end to the pointless, backward-looking arguments about taking action on climate change. Eighty per cent of Australians think we are already experiencing the impact of climate change, and they are right.
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Biden triumph to inspire change on climate policy
The Australian
Wed 28 October, 2020
As if there weren’t enough changes to grapple with in 2020, another big shift is likely to occur next week: the election of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States. Biden has described himself as a transitional candidate. But if he wins and delivers­ on his policy promises he won’t be a transitional president — he’ll be transformational.
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Bunnings targets 100pc renewables by 2025
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 28 October, 2020
Bunnings, the nation's leading hardware chain, has vowed to source 100 per cent of its power from renewables by 2025, as NSW energy minister Matt Kean claims climate action as the issue for "forgotten Australians" – historically a proxy for conservative voters.
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Super power: Here’s how to get to 100pct wind, solar and storage by 2030
Reneweconomy
Wed 28 October, 2020
A team led by renowned Stanford University futurist Tony Seba says most of the world can transition to 100 per cent wind, solar and storage electricity grids within the coming decade, in what they describe as the fastest, deepest and most profound disruptions ever seen in the energy industry.
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Bushfire survivors want more water bombers, climate change action
The Age
Wed 28 October, 2020
Victorians who lost their homes in last summer's catastrophic bushfires are calling for a massive expansion of the state's fleet of aerial water bombers.
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Hundreds pledge to protest forests under threat from logging
The Mercury
Wed 28 October, 2020
Two of the state’s leading environmental groups will ignore government warnings not to protest against forestry as hundreds pledge their allegiance to defending the front line.
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Massive storms do little to fill Queensland’s parched dams
News.com.au
Wed 28 October, 2020
Massive storms that have wreaked havoc across southeast Queensland and caused widespread flash flooding appear to have done little to raise the levels of drought-starved dams.
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EPA groundwater contamination notifications now available in map form
The Advertiser
Wed 28 October, 2020
For the first time, the EPA has worked with Location SA to provide a searchable map of contaminated groundwater. Find out what dangers may be lurking beneath your feet, down your street.
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The Daily Telegraph
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Cargo spill ship had 'heavily corroded' deck equipment
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 28 October, 2020
The cargo ship that lost dozens of containers in rough seas off Sydney in May, littering the NSW coast with surgical masks and other debris, had "heavily corroded" deck structures, a safety report has found.
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Food waste: much happening, more to do
Food & Drink Business
Wed 28 October, 2020
In the Save Food Packaging & Food Waste session at this year’s Australian Institute of Packaging virtual conference, the four panellists remarked on the inroads being made while stressing the scale of what needs to be done in meeting the halving food waste by 2030 goal.
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