Issue date : Wed 16 December, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 54 Seconds
Number of items : 46
Frydenberg backs probe into banks not lending due to climate risks
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 16 December, 2020
Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has thrown his support behind a proposed inquiry that will grill financial regulators and banks over plans to pull back on lending or insuring mining projects because of climate change.
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The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Climate policy fails to impress opposition
Farm Weekly
Wed 16 December, 2020
THE State government's climate policy announced recently has come under fire from friends and foes across the State.
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Sustainable cities after COVID-19: are Barcelona-style green zones the answer?
The Conversation
Wed 16 December, 2020
The lockdowns and restrictions introduced to control the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in huge changes to urban life. Previously bustling city centres remain empty, shunned in favour of suburban or rural areas where social distancing is easier and connections to the outdoors are abundant.
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Smart water metering at 1000th McDonalds restaurant
Utility Magazine
Wed 16 December, 2020
In a win for sustainability and innovation, WaterGroup has deployed its smart water metering solution into McDonald’s 1000th sustainable flagship restaurant in Melton South, Victoria.
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Zoos Victoria trials 'guardian dogs' to help protect endangered bandicoots from foxes
The Guardian
Wed 16 December, 2020
Conservationists hope the presence of Maremma dogs will stop feral foxes from attacking eastern barred bandicoots when they return to the wild
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Giant dogs turn Vic bandicoot protectors
Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
The Age
A flock of sheep, two giant dogs, and a bunch of bandicoots - an unusual solution to extinction?
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
Where do Canberra's parrots go for the winter?
The Canberra Times
Wed 16 December, 2020
Over the next few months Canberra's skies will be inundated with superb parrots, after a successful hatching season, but by early next year they will have disappeared, only to return next October.
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The vanishing Arctic
ABC News
Wed 16 December, 2020
For the locals of Verkhoyansk, a tiny town in the far-flung reaches of Siberia, today will be one of the last sunrises they see for the year.
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Mapping the impact of soil salinity
Cosmos
Wed 16 December, 2020
Turns out artificial intelligence can get its hands dirty: UK and German researchers have just used machine learning to analyse how soil salinity has changed across the world.
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Fires and floods: Brace yourself for more of this, experts say
SBS World News Australia
Tue 15 December, 2020
Parts of northern NSW and Queensland are battling severe storms brought on by wild La Niña weather. As climate change ramps up, experts say these extreme weather events will become more common and severe.
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Drought-breaking rains not enough to boost wetland bird numbers
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 16 December, 2020
Wetland bird populations across eastern Australia have failed to respond to drought-breaking rains, as reservoirs and farm dams absorbed the bulk of of water flows.
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The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Green group raise toxic leak concern at Ranger Uranium Mine
NT News
Wed 16 December, 2020
ENVIRONMENTAL groups have raised concerns that remnants of a tailings dam at the closing Ranger Uranium Mine site could leak toxic contaminants into Kakadu National Park
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Meet Noble, the Sydney-Based Womenswear Label That’s Been About Sustainability From the Get-Go
Broadsheet
Wed 16 December, 2020
Three years ago, sisters Courtney and Jessyme Noble were working in fashion – Courtney was running an online vintage business and Jessyme was working on a clothing project. In 2017, they decided to bring their mutual interests together to create a few fashion label called Noble, and to manufacture their garments – which include silk camis, neutral day dresses and a pair of ridiculously cute linen shorts – at home in Sydney with sustainability front of mind. Every Noble piece and collection slow-made, designed to be a timeless addition to the owner’s wardrobe.
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Joel Fitzgibbon fuels ALP carbon fire
The Australian
Tue 15 December, 2020
Joel Fitzgibbon will lash out at opposition energy spokesman Mark Butler for claiming it will take Australia 146 years to reach carbon neutrality under the Morrison government’s policies
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Gas stays in ALP's pumped up climate plans
7 News
Tue 15 December, 2020
Labor appears unprepared to walk away from supporting new fossil fuel projects but plans to recommit to stronger environmental protection laws.
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Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
Yahoo News
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Morrison has no choice but to commit to net zero by 2050
The Australian
Tue 15 December, 2020
As a pragmatist Scott Morrison, sooner or later, must make the critical yet increasingly obvious decision and commit to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 in recognition of the inexorable momentum of global and local politics.
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Asset managers commit to net-zero emissions
Investor Daily
Tue 15 December, 2020
UBS, IFM Investors and AXA Investment Management are among a group of 30 asset managers who have pledged to have net-zero emissions by 2050 across their investments.
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The kerbside is failing our modern lives. Now what?
The Fifth Estate
Tue 15 December, 2020
According to the report, kerbsides are usually reserved for private cars, squandering a massive opportunity to decarbonise transport and improve liveability by freeing up more space for seating and alternative mobility and freight options [the message Uber is no doubt most interested in spreading].
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