Issue date : Thu 14 January, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 09 Seconds
Number of items : 49
Mathias Cormann confirmed as a frontrunner for OECD post following candidate cull
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 14 January, 2021
London: Mathias Cormann has defied critics who hoped the Coalition's climate change policies would quickly sink his bid to lead a key global economic body, with the former senator emerging as a frontrunner following a cull of candidates.
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QBE: ‘We constantly assess climate risk’
Insurance Business
Thu 14 January, 2021
“The impacts of climate change are of strategic importance to QBE.” That was the assertion made by Sydney-headquartered QBE Insurance Group after it was reported that super fund UniSuper is finding the insurance industry in Australia less attractive, investment-wise, because of the sector’s climate risk exposure.
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Move to build grid-scale solar on industrial rooftops across Australia
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 14 January, 2021
The former Ford and General Motors Holden sites will soon become part of a network of rooftop solar farms and grid-scale batteries as part of a joint venture between Australia’s largest commercial and industrial real estate owner and a renewable energy company.
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Is this a new Silent Spring?
Cosmos
Thu 14 January, 2021
Entomologists have united to take stock of growing warnings about an “insect apocalypse” in a special feature published in the journal PNAS.
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'Dinosaur trees' survived Black Summer, but they haven't recovered enough for the next bushfire
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 14 January, 2021
Last summer's daring fire-fighting efforts to save the world's last stand of Wollemi pines prevented significant loss of the larger, mature trees but left many juvenile plants severely burnt, prompting expert calls for permanent fire-dampening measures to protect the ancient grove.
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Hunter Water's output of recycled water falls over five year period
The Newcastle Herald
Thu 14 January, 2021
Hunter Water's production of recycled water has dropped by 13.6 per cent compared to five years ago, a figure critics have seized upon to argue for a greater investment in water conservation initiatives in the Lower Hunter.
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Coronavirus lockdown coincides with rise in fatbergs in sewers
ABC News
Thu 14 January, 2021
During the months Western Australia was forced into lockdown by the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a noticeable spike in drain blockages, including more massive "fatbergs" which cost authorities $3.3 million to clear.
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Indonesia resolves to end Bali beach pollution emergency
Independent Australia
Thu 14 January, 2021
The monsoon season has caused havoc on the Indonesian island of Bali, causing tonnes of plastic to wash up on beaches along Bali’s west coast, including the popular tourist beaches of Kuta and Seminyak.
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New report highlights limitations of CCS after stumbles at flagship project
Reneweconomy
Thu 14 January, 2021
The potential role of ‘Carbon Capture and Storage’ (CCS) seems to be shrinking, as shown in a new report commissioned by Friends of the Earth Scotland and Global Witness and written by the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.
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Media coverage of climate was hit by COVID19 but it’s time for a comeback
Reneweconomy
Thu 14 January, 2021
A long-running project from the University of Colorado Boulder, is tracking the quantity of coverage of climate change across many countries, and the most recent data highlights a major drop in coverage across 2020 due to the impacts of the COVID19 pandemic, alongside an increase in coverage in the final months of the year.
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Law student raises the stakes in case against government
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 13 January, 2021
A Melbourne law student suing the government over its lack of disclosure of climate risk to sovereign bonds is upping the ante by seeking a temporary ban on the sale of government debt, but a leading bondholder says the move risks compromising the Treasury's ability to fund the economy through the pandemic.
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NGOs accuse France of climate inaction in landmark court case
Yahoo News
Wed 13 January, 2021
A Paris court will begin hearing a complaint brought by NGOs backed by two million citizens on Thursday accusing the French state of failing to act to halt climate change.
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But the voyage is just a small part of the story.
Farm Weekly
Wed 13 January, 2021
WE hosted the family Christmas dinner this year. For some reason - maybe because we are a bunch of scientists and engineers - we started talking about the mega-trends of the future, such as hydrogen cars, automation and carbon neutrality.
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Brumbies are destroying Kosciuszko National Park and must be removed
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 13 January, 2021
The battle over the place of wild horses in Kosciuszko National Park has run for two decades but some important new evidence this week strengthens the case for reducing their numbers quickly.
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Sand clogs up Australia’s only operating carbon capture project
Reneweconomy
Wed 13 January, 2021
Sand has a habit of getting into all the worst places, as major gas producer Chevron has discovered, with sand hampering the operation of Australia’s only working carbon capture and storage project, which could result in increased greenhouse gas emissions from the Gorgon LNG project.
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Macquarie-backed Xpansiv readies $500m float
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 13 January, 2021
An ESG-focused commodity marketplace that counts Macquarie and BP's venture capital arm as investors has ruled off on a $52 million capital raising in advance of an ASX listing that's expected to value it at $500 million.
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The solar-and-storage ‘service’ that comes with VPP leverage
Ecogeneration
Wed 13 January, 2021
“We’re a bunch of climate activists who want to make a change today and this is our vehicle to do that.” Nuno Carneiro is describing Plico, an energy offering he believes will simplify the experience of owning solar and storage down to the equivalent of paying a weekly bill. Having come from a career advising on mining, oil and gas projects, he’s happy to be helping the grid transition to renewables.
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Energy Security Board outlines plan for fast renewable transition in two major new reports
Reneweconomy
Wed 13 January, 2021
In a major update to Australia’s electricity planning frameworks, the Energy Security Board (ESB) has released its Post-2025 Directions paper, designed to pre-empt the impending closure of sixteen gigawatts of thermal power stations in Australia’s National Electricity Market (NEM).
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Victorians urged to help scientists count 'vulnerable' platypuses
The Age
Wed 13 January, 2021
By the end of the millennium drought, the creeks in Victoria's Wimmera region had dried out and contracted so much that parched river beds and isolated muddy pools were all that remained.
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Tasmania wants people to track penguins
7 News
Wed 13 January, 2021
Tasmania is calling on citizen scientists to help record little penguin numbers so threats to their colonies can be better managed.
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Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
Yahoo News
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Delving into the DNA of our iconic platypus and echidna
Pursuit
Wed 13 January, 2021
The genomes of the platypus and echidna have now been published, providing a valuable resource for research, as well as for their conservation and health
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'Corals are being cooked': A third of Taiwan's reefs are dying
Yahoo News
Wed 13 January, 2021
Nearly a third of Taiwan's corals are dying from bleaching caused by warming oceans in an alarming phenomenon that poses a severe threat to the island's delicate underwater ecosystem, conservationists warned Wednesday.
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Increased CO2 levels could be risk to young lungs, Australian scientists find
Reneweconomy
Wed 13 January, 2021
Australian researchers have found that elevated levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, in line with many climate predictions, could harm the development of young lungs, after observing the impacts of predicted conditions on mice.
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Mexico City plastic ban poses challenge for virus-hit firms
Yahoo News
Wed 13 January, 2021
Mexico's ban on single-use plastic in its capital, one of the world's most populous metropolises, has delighted environmentalists but dismayed some businesses struggling to cope with the coronavirus pandemic.
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