Issue date : Wed 18 November, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 54 Seconds
Number of items : 46
$50 million green hydrogen boost in NSW
Yahoo News
Wed 18 November, 2020
New South Wales will spend $50 million over ten years to develop the green hydrogen sector and guarantee the industry access to cheap renewables.
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UK climate plan: what do the terms mean?
Yahoo News
Wed 18 November, 2020
The UK Prime Minister is set to publish his long-awaited "net zero" plan to tackle climate change. He has already backed technologies like carbon capture and storage, hydrogen, and small reactors. Here, our Environment Analyst Roger Harrabin breaks down some of the terms we're likely to hear about in the plan.
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The world's leading universities join the climate fight
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 18 November, 2020
A new international network of top universities including the University of Melbourne, Monash and the University of NSW, as well as Oxford, Caltech and the Sorbonne is calling for wealthy nations to commit to net zero emissions targets.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Yahoo News
Top unis demand global climate action
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The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
Woolworths powered by renewable energy by 2025
Food & Beverage
Wed 18 November, 2020
Woolworths Group will power its entire operations with renewable electricity by 2025, on the road to net positive carbon emissions by at least 2050.
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Tesla, Uber and 26 others launch a lobbying group for electric vehicles
Yahoo News
Wed 18 November, 2020
The Zero Emission Transportation Association wants every vehicle sold in the United States to be electric, and it wants this to happen within the next 10 years. The new lobbying group’s main goal is to create the economic, social and political environment that will support 100 percent electric vehicle sales in the United States by the year 2030.
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Beach renourishment works on Bellarine to get underway this month
The Geelong Advertiser
Wed 18 November, 2020
Almost 7000 cubic metres of sand – the equivalent of more than 250 semi-trailer loads – will be deposited at two popular Bellarine beaches ahead of the summer holidays.
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The Advertiser
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
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Living life in the fast lane
Cosmos
Wed 18 November, 2020
Lots of animals love to travel with the seasons while others prefer to stay at home. But there’s a trade-off, according to a study published in the journal Nature Communications: those that migrate “live fast and die young”.
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Genes help some coral cope with low oxygen
Cosmos
Wed 18 November, 2020
Low oxygen levels in the ocean prevent coral from respiring properly and could be as much of a threat to the world’s reefs as ocean acidification and rising temperatures, researchers say.
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Date labelling and food waste go hand-in-hand
Food & Beverage
Wed 18 November, 2020
Accurate and consistent date labelling on-pack ensures that food is not only safe to eat, but at its best quality throughout its entire life. Getting this right can help to minimise unnecessary food waste in the household.
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John Legend and Natalie Portman want you to try wearing fungus instead of leather
Yahoo News
Wed 18 November, 2020
Natalie Portman and John Legend are joining a group of venture capitalists and unnamed fashion brands backing MycoWorks, a company that just raised $45 million to commercialize its technology that makes a fungal-based biomaterial that can replace leather.
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Wilsons Prom to get $6m fence to keep foxes, cats and deer at bay
The Age
Tue 17 November, 2020
A new visitor centre, accommodation for dozens of people and a predator-proof fence will be built at Wilsons Promontory under a state government plan to improve and protect the national park.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Boost for renters as state pumps $800m into clean power
The Age
Tue 17 November, 2020
Euan Thomas' rental home in Melbourne's east sometimes felt like living in two different climates.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
'Much weaker outlook' for coal slashed expected NSW mining royalties
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 17 November, 2020
Tumbling coal prices have lopped this year's expected mining royalties by a quarter and triggered a $1.4 billion downgrade to NSW's coffers over four years.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Deloitte climate report more a fearmongering manifesto
The Australian
Tue 17 November, 2020
Just when you thought you’d had enough scary and ridiculous predictions for one year, along comes Deloitte Access Economics with claims Australia will lose $3.4 trillion in income and 880,000 jobs by 2070 unless it takes drastic action to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
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World largest asset owners increase ESG, AUM
Financial Standard
Tue 17 November, 2020
The largest asset owners in the world have increased both their monetary and social reach with active ownership becoming a key investment strategy, according to new research.
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Port Kembla Gas Terminal locked in for 25-year lease
Energy Magazine
Tue 17 November, 2020
The Port Kembla Gas Terminal (PKGT) is set to play a critical role in securing New South Wales’ gas supply, with Australian Industrial Energy (AIE) signing a 25-year lease with NSW Ports.
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Concerns for future of dolphins surrounded by $100m Bunbury redevelopment
ABC News
Tue 17 November, 2020
The Transforming Bunbury's Waterfront project is designed to breathe new life into prime waterfront land in the south-west WA city, but concerns are being raised that it could have a major impact on the local dolphin population.
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John Wardle Architects’ campaign to conserve endangered flora
Architecture AU
Tue 17 November, 2020
John Wardle Architects has launched a fundraising campaign to help Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria collect and conserve the state’s endangered flora in bushfire affected areas.
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$25.6 million Busselton drain upgrade for flood mitigation
Utility Magazine
Tue 17 November, 2020
Construction has begun on the $25.6 million Vasse Diversion Drain upgrade in Busselton, Western Australia, which will improve flood mitigation for the town during significant rainfall events.
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EPA trials new technology to catch polluters red-handed
The Age
Tue 17 November, 2020
Victoria's environmental watchdog is trialling a new wireless technology that immediately detects when contaminants are dumped or accidentally spilt into the stormwater system that feeds into Melbourne's creeks, rivers and urban wetlands.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Research highlights impact of food and beverage packaging
Food & Beverage
Tue 17 November, 2020
Packaging specialist Tetra Pak has released new research that revealed the carbon footprint of different food and beverage (F&B) packaging formats in Australia and New Zealand, with carton packaging having the lowest climate impact.
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Giving plastic packaging a digital identity for recycling
Food Processing
Tue 17 November, 2020
Packaging manufacturer PACCOR has introduced digital identity to its plastic packaging solutions, enabling the correct identification of each package throughout the value chain.
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