Issue date : Mon 11 January, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 09 Seconds
Number of items : 49
What's a 'just transition' and can you switch to green energy without sacking coal workers?
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 11 January, 2021
Science says the switch to renewables needs to be fast but workers on the ground say it should also be fair. In the first of our explainer series Future Power, we ask, how did Germany do it? And could Australia really have a 'just transition' too?
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Prince Charles push for green business
The West Australian
Mon 11 January, 2021
Britain's Prince Charles will tell businesses they must put the planet and its people first as he launches a new charter of sustainability backed by some major global companies.
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The Canberra Times
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Myer Foundation ESG portfolio alignment 90pc complete
Investment Magazine
Mon 11 January, 2021
Philanthropist Martyn Myer AO and his family have a saying: “ban the boring and back the bold”. The maxim is behind the Myer Foundation immediate past president’s November departure with the Foundation’s Sidney Myer Fund 90 per cent invested in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)-aligned assets; targeting 100 per cent by the end of 2022.
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Geelong Gas Project to submit environmental assessment
Energy Magazine
Mon 11 January, 2021
A full environmental effects statement (EES) will be required for Viva Energy’s proposed Gas Terminal Project at the Geelong Refinery Pier, in an effort to minimise the impacts on the Corio Bay marine environment.
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Residents near new Sydney airport warn of displaced wildlife
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 11 January, 2021
Residents surrounding the site of the new Western Sydney Airport are reporting higher numbers of animals appearing on their properties, blaming land clearing for forcing wildlife from their habitats.
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EPA in strife after two years of crisis
The Age
Sun 10 January, 2021
Cathy Wilkinson’s first day as boss of the Environment Protection Authority was undoubtedly a trial by fire.
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No let-up likely for Kean as environmental challenges keep mounting
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 10 January, 2021
If Matt Kean, NSW's Energy and Environment Minister, thought conservation groups would cut him some slack in 2021 after last year's successes, he might be disappointed.
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'Strongly opposed': WaterNSW slams plan for Sydney catchment coal mine
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 10 January, 2021
WaterNSW has blasted plans to expand a coal mine in Greater Sydney's catchment that has secured approval from the Berejiklian government despite the likely loss of billions of litres of water a year.
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Pandemic fret: Australia's five biggest worries heading into 2021
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 10 January, 2021
Australians’ anxiety about healthcare surged to a record high in 2020 as the coronavirus crisis took hold but the nation’s number one worry this year is the pandemic-battered economy.
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'Micro-forest' of endangered species takes over city laneway
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 10 January, 2021
A micro-forest of 30 species of critically endangered eastern suburbs banksia scrub has been unveiled, one of four artworks installed by the City of Sydney to reactivate some of the city's near-deserted laneways.
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Omanis revive memory of village swallowed by desert
Yahoo News
Sun 10 January, 2021
Encroaching sands have left little evidence that the Omani village of Wadi al-Murr ever existed, but former inhabitants and curious visitors are coming to rediscover the hamlet engulfed by the desert.
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First Nations call on government to end water rights drought
The Age
Sun 10 January, 2021
Aboriginal peoples barely own a drop of water in the vast Murray-Darling Basin water market, and First Nations groups say government inaction is denying their Indigenous rights to use the resource for environmental, social and economic purposes.
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The latest in sci-fi is threaded through with climate anxiety
The Canberra Times
Sun 10 January, 2021
Kim Stanley Robinson, a leading SF author for over three decades, has recently argued that "science-fiction is the only genre that treats seriously the complex effects of technological change on humanity and confronts the ecological devastation of Earth by industrial capitalism".
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One Planet Summit kickstarts year of crucial environment talks
Yahoo News
Sat 9 January, 2021
Global leaders will try to reignite international environmental diplomacy on Monday, with a biodiversity summit that launches a critical year for efforts to stem the devastating effects of global warming and species loss.
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Let’s face it, Tasmania is green
The Mercury
Sat 9 January, 2021
Sanjeev Gupta’s welcome purchase of Bell Bay smelter is based on Tassie’s history of green thinking but not tied to one side of politics, says Simon Bevilacqua
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A Green Agrees: Nothing Green Ever Works
The Daily Telegraph
Sat 9 January, 2021
Academic and Canberra resident Hamilton is a former Greens candidate who has evidently reached his limit of tolerance for green goofiness:
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The forestry vision that turned into a nightmare
The Age
Sat 9 January, 2021
When Nationals politician John Anderson released a policy called Plantations for Australia: The 2020 Vision back in 1997, he had no idea how nightmarish that vision would turn out to be.
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Weather possibly driving Australia's shark encounters
7 News
Sat 9 January, 2021
Shark encounters on Australia’s coastline could become more commonplace as the La Nina weather pattern drives increased rainfall and changes in ocean conditions.
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The Canberra Times
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The West Australian
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New centre established with water focus
Farm Weekly
Sat 9 January, 2021
A CONSORTIUM of research institutions in Australia and India, including The University of Western Australia, has launched a new centre to address critical water security and sanitation challenges facing populations worldwide.
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Michael Pascoe: From QAnon to climate denial, Australia has a ‘Ratbag Government’
The New Daily
Fri 8 January, 2021
In December 1648, England had the Rump Parliament – the House of Commons purged of dissenters to clear the way for disposing of Charles 1. In 2021, Australia has something very different, the Ratbag Government, whereby all manner of members’ madness is championed to maintain Scott Morrison as Prime Minister.
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What fuelled Australia’s “Black Summer” fires?
Cosmos
Fri 8 January, 2021
Climate and bushfire experts have weighed in on links between human-generated climate change and last summer’s unprecedented, catastrophic bushfires that razed parts of Australia.
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CO2 levels this year '50 percent higher than 18th century'
Yahoo News
Fri 8 January, 2021
Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere will this year reach levels 50 percent higher than before the industrial revolution because of manmade emissions, Britain's Met Office predicted on Friday.
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2020 ties with 2016 as world's hottest year on record, EU climate change service
ABC News
Fri 8 January, 2021
Last year tied with 2016 as the world's warmest on record, rounding off the hottest decade globally as the impacts of climate change intensified, the European Union's earth observation program says.
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Climate change: 2020 in a dead heat for world's warmest year
7 News
Climate change: 2020 was the joint hottest year on record, according to new EU study
Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
Yahoo News