Issue date : Mon 9 November, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 14 Seconds
Number of items : 50
Labor drawing on US election to push PM on climate policy
Sky News Australia
Mon 9 November, 2020
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is under pressure to commit to zero emissions by 2050 as Labor moves to corner him on the issue by seizing on momentum from the United States presidential election.
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Fitzgibbon warns Labor colleagues over Biden-inspired climate push
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 9 November, 2020
Veteran Labor frontbencher Joel Fitzgibbon is urging his colleagues to resist using Donald Trump’s defeat in the United States presidential election to push for more ambitious climate change targets.
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NSW's ambitious plan to become renewable superpower
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 9 November, 2020
The NSW government will drive the transition to renewable energy by attracting $32 billion of private investment in infrastructure, delivering thousands of jobs and among the cheapest and most reliable electricity in the world.
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UK hopes climate change can warm frosty Biden ties
Yahoo News
Mon 9 November, 2020
From his "racist comments" to populist image, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is viewed with disdain by some in Joe Biden's camp. But Britain hopes climate action could be a trump card to salvage its "special relationship" with the United States.
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EU's local and sustainable push something for red meat to watch
Farm Weekly
Mon 9 November, 2020
SENIOR agriculture officials and consultants from Europe say a push for shorter, more local food supply chains has been one of the key outcomes of the coronavirus pandemic in their countries.
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'We've got to bring those wallabies back': how a species was saved
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 9 November, 2020
It was the rarest of second chances. A zoologist flew to the other side of the world looking for clues about a wallaby species that was believed to be extinct, only to discover that an exotic colony still existed on an island 2000 kilometres off the east coast of Australia – where they were under attack. Enter Peter Pigott.
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Household waste increases during pandemic
7 News
Mon 9 November, 2020
It's been over two years since the Fernando family took out their rubbish bin. What started out in 2017 as a pledge to take small steps to reduce their waste as a response to climate change morphed within a year into a feat Asanki Fernando though was unachievable for her family of seven.
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Confusion over soft plastics recycling
Food & Beverage
Mon 9 November, 2020
While conscious living has continued to be an important factor in Aussies lives, a quarter (26 per cent) of the nation has admitted to having limited knowledge on recycling and soft plastics recycling.
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Stoneleigh launches new look and focus
The Shout
Mon 9 November, 2020
Stoneleigh, Australia’s no.3 New Zealand wine brand[1], is committed to the environment and proud to be on a sustainability journey, boasting a unique connection with nature, a vibrant portfolio of wines and a new look to highlight its sustainability focus.
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Joe Biden win will put pressure on Scott Morrison over climate change
News.com.au
Sun 8 November, 2020
When the US formally exited the Paris Accord last November – a decision brought about by President Donald Trump in 2017 – Joe Biden tweeted that “in exactly 77 days, a Biden Administration will rejoin it”.
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The Guardian
Australia warned it could be isolated over climate inaction after Joe Biden victory
The Age
Biden's climate goals turn up heat on Morrison
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
BHP targets China's steel sector emissions as climate pressure builds
The Age
Sun 8 November, 2020
Australia's top miner, BHP, has taken the first step in its plan to bring down the greenhouse gas emissions caused by customers of its coal and iron ore around the world, signing a deal to fund decarbonisation initiatives for China's biggest steelmaker.
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BMW boss says federal government can do more to help EV adoption
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 8 November, 2020
The Australian head of global automobile giant BMW says the federal government can play a greater role in influencing the public about the benefits of electric vehicles as the world’s leading car manufacturers vow to phase out petrol cars.
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New wildlife hospital on horizon for Taronga Zoo
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 8 November, 2020
A new wildlife hospital will be built at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo, with the NSW government set to allocate more than $37 million to the emergency care centre in this month’s budget.
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Pilbara residents flag health concerns over mining dust
ABC News
Sun 8 November, 2020
For 10 years John Wilmot has been breathing the air in the West Australian mining town of Newman, but now he is reliant on an inhaler — and he is not alone.
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Delhi fears the worst amid smog cloud and coronavirus wave
Yahoo News
Sun 8 November, 2020
A steady stream of patients is coming out of New Delhi's brownish atmosphere for treatment at the Breathe Better clinic, where lung specialist Davinder Kundra is confronting what he calls the "double whammy" of deadly smog and the coronavirus.
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Canberra Zero Waste Festival to include tips on living frugally
The Canberra Times
Sun 8 November, 2020
While there's a perception it's unaffordable to live as environmentally consciously as most of us would like to, the Joyful Frugalista's Serina Bird said that needn't been the case.
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Mike Cannon-Brookes, investors issue call for Climate Change Bill
Reneweconomy
Sat 7 November, 2020
More than 100 leading Australian businesses, industry groups and community organisations have issued a joint endorsement of climate change legislation being proposed by independent MP Zali Steggall, saying it was critical Australia seized the opportunity to act on climate change and commit to a zero carbon target.
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Brazil off to bad start on Paris climate deal: watchdog
Yahoo News
Sat 7 November, 2020
Brazil's carbon emissions surged last year because of rising deforestation in the Amazon, jeopardizing the country's commitments under the Paris climate accord, an environmental group warned Friday.
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Australia the outlier in Biden's brave new zero-emissions world
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 7 November, 2020
Joseph R. Biden will put climate at the heart of US diplomacy. The president-in-waiting promised to “rally nations to raise their ambitions and push progress”. He’s proposed a conference of emitters to push cuts in emissions “further and faster”.
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Like water for electricity, we can go with the flow for cleaner energy
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 7 November, 2020
This might surprise you. It surprised me. No doubt you’re tired of hearing how Germany and Scandinavia are acing the renewables stakes, frequently hitting 100 per cent, while Australia – with sun and wind to burn, so to speak – lags inexplicably behind. Well it’s not true.
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Gallagher Bassett on how climate change is impacting insurance
Insurance Business
Sat 7 November, 2020
The insurance sector continues to feel the impact of climate change as it drives more risks than ever before, according to Gallagher Bassett. As climate change worsens, the frequency and intensity of natural disasters have also increased – impacting how insurers evaluate risk.
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Do not ignore climate change: IFM Investors
The Australian
Sat 7 November, 2020
The $160bn industry fund-owned IFM Investors has said climate change is critical to its decision-making.
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Conserving animal habitat ranges
Cosmos
Sat 7 November, 2020
Human land use and climate change have deprived mammals, birds and amphibians of an average 18% of their natural habitats, according to a study of virtually all known species, and this could increase by up to 23% in the next eight decades.
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NatureWrap: Gentoos may be four not one
Cosmos
Sat 7 November, 2020
Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) should be reclassified as four species, according to British scientists who analysed populations in different areas in the Southern Hemisphere.
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Resuable cups: how do we return to pre-Covid habits?
The Canberra Times
Sat 7 November, 2020
The effect of the global pandemic on the economy has been widely discussed, but what is often overlooked is the devastating impact on sustainability.
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Two new greater glider species discovered: 'Australia’s biodiversity just got a lot richer'
The Guardian
Fri 6 November, 2020
One of the world’s biggest gliding mammals, Australia’s once-common and unique greater glider, actually comprises three separate species, according to new genetic research.
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The Canberra Times
Greater glider found to be three species instead of one as they fight for survival
The Age
'Australia's biodiversity just got a lot richer': Two new mammals discovered
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
The New Daily
Two new species of glider discovered by DNA tests
7 News
The Canberra Times
The West Australian
Yahoo News