Issue date : Thu 12 November, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 44 Seconds
Number of items : 44
Fitzgibbon wants climate spokesman dumped
7 News
Thu 12 November, 2020
Rogue Labor MP Joel Fitzgibbon has called for the party's climate change spokesman Mark Butler to be stripped of the portfolio.
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Why we need Climate Comms Champions
Mumbrella
Thu 12 November, 2020
If you missed former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull rip into News Corp’s Paul Kelly on Q&A recently, do yourself a favour and watch it. He told The Australian’s Editor-at-large that his employer’s “campaign on climate denial … has done enormous damage to the world, to the global need to address global warming.”
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Why climate change is keeping directors awake
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 12 November, 2020
Boards have been promising to clean up their act on climate risk for years, but 2020 is shaping up to be a year of reckoning for those yet to take decisive action.
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How physical retailers are bringing sustainability in-store
Inside Retail
Thu 12 November, 2020
Embracing sustainable thinking and practices has become an imperative for many businesses and retailers, with sustainable thinking no longer seen as simply a “nice to have”.
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Relentless invasion of the cane toad continues
Cosmos
Thu 12 November, 2020
When people say they love all creatures great and small, they’re surely not thinking of the warty, poisonous cane toad that has wreaked havoc across tropical Australia since its ill-fated introduction.
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Diversity is a key to survival for mammals
Cosmos
Thu 12 November, 2020
Mammals most at risk of extinction have low genetic diversity in some regions of DNA, according to a new genomic analysis.
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Recycling initiative to collect 190,000 tonnes of plastic
Food & Beverage
Thu 12 November, 2020
Australia’s food and grocery manufacturers, represented by peak body the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC), will develop Australia’s largest industry-led plastic recycling scheme, which aims to collect and recycle nearly 190,000 tonnes of plastic packaging per annum by 2025.
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Fitzgibbon 'out of step' with community on climate: Dreyfus
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 11 November, 2020
Federal Labor frontbencher Mark Dreyfus says his former shadow cabinet colleague Joel Fitzgibbon is out of touch with ALP members and voters and represented the views of "only a handful" of people within the Labor Party on the issue of climate change.
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With Fitzgibbon gone, Labor has a chance to be a climate leader
Reneweconomy
Wed 11 November, 2020
Senior Labor party figures, as well as some of the largest Labor aligned unions, have called on the party to reassert its credentials for acting on climate change, following the exit of pro-coal agitator Joel Fitzgibbon from the shadow cabinet.
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RSPCA calls on Qld environment minister to pledge new wildlife hospital
The Brisbane Times
Wed 11 November, 2020
Queensland’s incoming environment minister Meaghan Scanlon must realise the need for a new wildlife hospital, as the number of injured animals soars, the RSPCA says.
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‘Beyond belief’: New tax on electric cars slammed
News.com.au
Wed 11 November, 2020
Plans to force electric car owners to pay additional fees for road maintenance have been slammed by industry and green motoring bodies.
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Fiji welcomes Biden’s ‘ambitious’ climate agenda
Sky News Australia
Wed 11 November, 2020
The Attorney-General of Fiji Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says President-elect Joe Biden brings the most ambitious climate action agenda to the White House, which is welcomed by the Pacific Island nation.
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Climate change: Protecting the rainforest through your shopping basket
Yahoo News
Wed 11 November, 2020
New laws should help prevent consumers from buying food grown on rainforest land that has been illegally logged. UK firms will be banned from selling commodities if their production breaches local laws protecting forests and other natural areas.
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Carbon dioxide – outlaw and hero in one molecule
The Fifth Estate
Wed 11 November, 2020
As an environmental scientist, I have long puzzled as to why climate science is so contentious. When I first studied climate science, we were expecting an ice age but back then, it was just a guess. As more carbon dioxide data became available, the increase was evident and instead of an ice-age, scientists – and others – realised the planet’s atmosphere was warming.
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Biden climate posturing could be trouble for PM
The Australian
Wed 11 November, 2020
Joe Biden’s win will produce political challenges for the Morrison government over climate change. Biden will race ahead rhetorically, even if he actually doesn’t do that much. Things could get tricky for Canberra.
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Escape to the country: Dreaming of a tree-change
The Age
Wed 11 November, 2020
Melburnians – up to 20 per cent of us it seems – are considering moving to the country, where property is cheaper and life is less frenetic. If we can work from Bendigo or Barnawartha just as well as we can from Brunswick, why wouldn’t we?
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WAToday
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Japan's Toshiba retreats from coal-fired power stations
Yahoo News
Wed 11 November, 2020
Japanese engineering giant Toshiba will not build any more coal-fired power plants and will shift to renewable energy in a bid to reduce greenhouse emissions, the company's president said Wednesday.
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International Business Times
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Investment challenge in clean energy pivot
The Canberra Times
Wed 11 November, 2020
Australian investment for clean energy technologies could take a hit from the climate action shift in the US.
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The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
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Fortescue to take on fossil fuel giants with expansion into green energy
WAToday
Wed 11 November, 2020
Fortescue Metals Group is on a collision course with the fossil fuels sector with a new green energy arm aiming to produce renewable energy at a global scale and cost comparative to traditional energy companies such as Chevron.
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Green power: Woolies, Fortescue signal renewables shift
The Age
Wed 11 November, 2020
Australia’s largest retailer, the Woolworths Group, will power all its operations – including almost 3300 stores – with renewable energy by 2025.
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Woolworths pledges to source 100 per cent renewables by 2025
The Australian
Woolworths gives ambitious sustainability pledge
News.com.au
Woolworths supermarkets commit to becoming all renewable by 2025
Perthnow
The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
The Mercury
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Woolworths commits to green energy by 2025
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
Yahoo News
Rock climbing to be restricted under plan to protect Grampians
The Age
Wed 11 November, 2020
Rock climbers could be banned from dozens more sites in the Grampians and native animals including dingoes and quolls may be reintroduced under the latest plan to protect the culturally significant landscape for the next 15 years.
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New piped sewerage system underway for Monbulk
Utility Magazine
Wed 11 November, 2020
The construction of a new piped sewerage system is underway in Monbulk, in Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges, which is set to service nearly 1,000 properties. Once Yarra Valley Water completes the works, odours and soggy patches associated with old, leaking septic tanks and sewage run-off will be a thing of the past, meaning less run-off in local waterways.
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Indonesia pushes ahead on cattle methane reducing technology
Farm Weekly
Wed 11 November, 2020
INNOVATIVE animal nutrition company AgCoTech has signed a memorandum of understanding with state-owned Indonesian company PT Rajawali Nusantara Indonesia (Persero), which could lead to the widespread adoption of Australian-developed methane reducing technology in that nation's cattle industry.
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A third of our waste comes from buildings. This one’s designed for reuse and cuts emissions by 88%
The Conversation
Wed 11 November, 2020
Designing buildings so they can easily be taken apart and the materials reused provides a feasible and commercial pathway for minimising waste and greenhouse gas emissions. Our research shows one such Curtin University building, the Legacy Living Lab in Fremantle, reduces construction waste and cuts emissions to almost a tenth of what a conventional building process would produce.
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