Issue date : Wed 13 January, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 08 Seconds
Number of items : 37
Barwon-Darling Resumption of Flows Rule activated
Utility Magazine
Wed 13 January, 2021
The Resumption of Flows Rule, under the amended Barwon-Darling Water Sharing Plan, was activated for the first time on 12 January 2021.
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'Changed tune': Barilaro says parts of Kosciuszko should be horse-free
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 13 January, 2021
NSW's Deputy Premier John Barilaro says sections of the Kosciuszko National Park should be free of feral horses and overall numbers should be cut to as low as 600, a dramatic shift from his previous positions.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Nationals push for environmental review
Farm Weekly
Wed 13 January, 2021
THE Nationals WA have claimed credit for changes to the Environmental Protection Act 1986 which will see WA's 98,000 environmentally sensitive area (ESA) declarations reassessed.
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Martijn Wilder joins Prince Charles, HSBC, Natixis in new agenda for “natural capital” asset class
The Fifth Estate
Wed 13 January, 2021
Prince Charles is backing a new “natural capital” asset class to fast track protection for nature based industries such as fishing, agriculture and forestry. In Australia, Martijn Wilder, former chair of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, is adding his weight to the move.
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The Australian Financial Review
Prince Charles transcends carbon in new green alliance
More carbon to be vented in further embarrassment for Chevron's Gorgon
WAToday
Wed 13 January, 2021
More problems at the carbon capture facility underpinning Chevron’s Gorgon project mean yet more carbon dioxide will have to be vented to the atmosphere, documents have revealed.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Food waste disrupters unite
Food & Drink Business
Wed 13 January, 2021
Foodbank, the Australian Food & Grocery Council (AFGC) and the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) are among 17 members forming the new $4 million body to help reduce the nation’s food waste by 2030.
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Battery charge looming as society pulls plug on coal
The Australian
Wed 13 January, 2021
The accelerating transition to renewables is likely to spur the addition of more big batteries as electricity producers reliant on coal power invest to modernise their generation fleets, Bloomberg New Energy Finance says.
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Smart new snakey moves
Cosmos
Wed 13 January, 2021
Brown tree snakes (Boiga irregularis) appear to have evolved a whole new way of moving that could help explain how they have decimated bird populations in the Mariana Island of Guam, according to a new paper published in the journal Current Biology.
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As the Arctic melts, a regime shift is taking place
ABC News
Wed 13 January, 2021
The Arctic is changing faster than any environment on Earth. The old order is being swept away, leaving scientists to ask: What’s coming in its place?
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Heavy rain and heatwave forecast for Qld, cool relief for Victoria
News.com.au
Wed 13 January, 2021
While Queensland’s east coast is set for a wet end to the week, much of the state’s south will swelter through the first heatwave of 2021 as forecasters warn flood warnings are still active.
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Perthnow
The Australian
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Work, water and worry: How Wheatbelt farmer handled WA's hottest two years on record
WAToday
Tue 12 January, 2021
Simon Wallwork wants to look his 11-year-old son in the eye and say he’s doing something about climate change so maybe taking over the family farm will be a real option one day for him, or one of his two teenage siblings.
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Climate Change Drove $97 Billion in Rainfall Damage Over the Past 30 Years
Gizmodo Australia
Wed 13 January, 2021
Extreme weather disasters are costing the country billions of dollars in damages each year. A new study from Stanford shows that over the past three decades, the U.S. has seen nearly $US75 ($97) billion in damage from floods fuelled by the climate crisis.
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Vegans are getting vasectomies to 'benefit the environment'
Sky News Australia
Tue 12 January, 2021
Psychiatrist Dr Tanveer Ahmed says the trend of vegans getting vasectomies is due to considering this is “benefitting the environment” by cutting down the population and consumption.
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