Issue date : Mon 2 November, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 45 Seconds
Number of items : 56
Australia will lose more than $3 trillion and 880,000 jobs over 50 years if climate change is not addressed, Deloitte says
ABC News
Mon 2 November, 2020
The Australian economy will lose more than $3 trillion over the next 50 years if climate change is not addressed, according to a new report from Deloitte Access Economics.
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Three new hydrogen hubs on South Australia’s horizon
Energy Magazine
Mon 2 November, 2020
The South Australian Government has launched its hydrogen prospectus, which outlines the plan for three hydrogen hubs to boost South Australia’s position as a leader in global clean hydrogen production and exportation.
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Atlassian co-founder's fund backs sustainable packaging start-up
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 2 November, 2020
Skip Capital, the investment fund of Kim Jackson and Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar, has led a $2 million seed funding in Zero Co, a new sustainable packaging start-up.
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Fighting food waste and insecurity, together
ProBono Australia News
Mon 2 November, 2020
When Godinho first stepped foot in FareShare as a volunteer in the early 2000’s, the organisation was running out of a rented kitchen with one driver.
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10 of Australia’s top rural environmental champions named
The Weekly Times
Mon 2 November, 2020
Rural Aussies are at the forefront of global efforts to protect and conserve the environment, while also feeding and clothing the world. Here are 10 of our top rural environmental champions.
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Productivity Commission to run right to repair inquiry
The Canberra Times
Sun 1 November, 2020
The right to repair electronic devices without fear of forfeiting the manufacturer warranties is another step closer, with the federal government this week announcing an inquiry into the issue.
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It is time for WA to stop dragging back our nation on climate change
WAToday
Sun 1 November, 2020
In 2016, the Paris Agreement on climate change established the first global goal to reduce emissions to zero – necessary to avoid the most severe and dangerous impacts of climate change.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Analysis: Why the future of fashion is sustainable
Inside Retail
Sun 1 November, 2020
Being more sustainable has always been on the top of fashion’s laundry list. One of the most polluting industries in the world, fashion emits more waste than the flight and shipping industries combined. Beyond its environmental effects, the industry has also been accused of multiple ethical malpractices in its workforce, often sourcing from third-world countries where thousands are forced to work under terrible conditions. Over the years, mass consumption and the trend-driven nature of fashion
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Climate change as big a health threat as COVID-19: top doctor
NT News
Sun 1 November, 2020
CLIMATE change is as big a threat to public health as COVID-19, according to a former NT Chief Health Officer
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The Advertiser
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
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Paper cuts: how COVID-19 did away with more than 20 million sheets of paper
The Age
Sun 1 November, 2020
The A4 sheet of paper is one of the staples of white-collar working life. Our office towers devour a mountain of the stuff in a normal year – but the coronavirus has moved that mountain.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Doco covers good ground on regenerative ag
Farm Weekly
Sun 1 November, 2020
KISS the Ground - a documentary film which highlighted the importance of soil in stopping and even reversing climate change - screened in Western Australia last week.
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Typhoon hits Philippines, causes flash floods
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 1 November, 2020
Manila: A super typhoon weakened after barrelling through the southern part of the Philippines' main island of Luzon on Sunday, with officials reporting at least four deaths, power supply outages, infrastructure damage and flash floods.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Bushfire royal commission's final report issues warning to Australia over climate change
ABC News
Mon 2 November, 2020
The bushfire royal commission's final report is a stark warning of a future marked by extreme weather impacts of climate change.
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Net zero: what if Australia misses the moment on climate action?
The Guardian
Sat 31 October, 2020
Three of Australia’s biggest trading partners have recently committed to go ‘carbon-neutral’. Experts say it’s the greatest shift in climate politics since the Paris agreement
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The race to a zero carbon future is on
The Canberra Times
Sat 31 October, 2020
The irony implicit in Australia's two largest blue collar unions hosting a Parliament House function calling on Labor politicians to "tone down" attacks on coal and gas on the same day Japan said it would be carbon neutral by 2050 is too rich not to be appreciated.
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Kevin Rudd After the virus: A green recovery
The Saturday Paper
Sat 31 October, 2020
Covid-19 is the biggest economic and social crisis we have faced since the Great Depression and World War II. Australia’s failure then to understand and grapple with the direction of the international economy meant our recovery was much slower and much more painful than it was for almost all
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OPINION: Many people say Brandy Hill quarry project does not pass pub test for koalas
The Newcastle Herald
Sat 31 October, 2020
Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley says the Brandy Hill rock quarry expansion, overall, will provide a good outcome for koalas. But the outcome for koalas isn't a good one - not yet. I could start this by putting on my science hat to challenge the scientific veracity of this decision, conclusion and methodology. But, to do this would be to ignore a far more fundamental shortcoming of the project, a shortcoming that remains a blind spot for too many organisations. I'm referring to the social license.
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Streetlights not the only bright lights
Cosmos
Sat 31 October, 2020
When satellites take pictures of Earth at night, how much of the light they see comes from streetlights? In the case of Tucson, Arizona, during March and April last year, the answer is only around 20%.
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NatureWrap: Remora on a whale of a ride
Cosmos
Sat 31 October, 2020
Remora are famous for hitching a ride on the bodies of sharks and whales, using the suction in their front dorsal fins to seemingly hang on for dear life.
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If it looks dangerous, send in the drones
Cosmos
Sat 31 October, 2020
Now researchers led by University College London have used specially-adapted drones to gather data from the previously unexplored Manam volcano in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
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Sri Lanka returns illegal waste to Britain after court order
Yahoo News
Sat 31 October, 2020
Sri Lanka has started shipping 242 containers of hazardous waste, including body parts from mortuaries, back to Britain after a two year court battle by an environment watchdog, officials said Saturday.
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Groups rally behind bushfire inquiry
7 News
Fri 30 October, 2020
Environmental groups, bushfire victims, firefighters, governments and scientists have all backed recommendations from a royal commission into last summer's fires.
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The Canberra Times
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Has Joel Fitzgibbon locked Labor into a ‘go slow’ switch to renewable energy?
Reneweconomy
Fri 30 October, 2020
It appears that Labor’s maverick resources spokesperson, Joel Fitzgibbon, has convinced the federal Labor Party to agree to say nice things about new gas projects and even the ongoing role of coal in the energy system. But what exactly is it going to achieve?
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Labor politicians need not fear: Queenslanders are no more attached to coal than the rest of Australia
The Conversation
Fri 30 October, 2020
It’s written into electoral folklore that Labor was wiped out at the 2019 federal election because Queensland didn’t like its position on coal. As the story goes, Labor’s lukewarm support for the Adani coal mine and its ambitious climate policies antagonised Queensland’s mining communities and cemented another Coalition term.
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Retired EV batteries could meet global energy storage needs by 2030
Reneweconomy
Fri 30 October, 2020
A new report published by Greenpeace East Asia shows that repurposing the lithium-ion batteries decommissioned from electric vehicles (EVs) could meet the entire world’s energy storage needs as early as 2030, solving “a billion dollar, billion-ton-of-carbon dioxide question.”
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Engie snaps up $750m NSW wind farm project
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 30 October, 2020
France's Engie has snapped up a $750 million wind farm development project in central NSW, renewing its renewable energy project pipeline after its recent sell-down in its Australian renewables business to Infrastructure Capital Group.
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Blue crimes on the rise in Pacific
The Australian
Fri 30 October, 2020
Blue crime ranges from piracy, illicit trafficking of people, smuggling narcotics, wildlife and arms by sea to environmental crimes such as illegal fishing and pollution and waste dumping.
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