Issue date : Wed 20 January, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 29 Seconds
Number of items : 41
Green activism mandate in schools
The Australian
Wed 20 January, 2021
Lessons in climate change, the environment and how to protest will be compulsory subjects at all schools worldwide as part of the Paris Agreement.
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WTW: Climate change impacts renewable energy risk landscape
Insurance Business
Wed 20 January, 2021
Global insurance brokerage, risk advisory and solutions company, Willis Towers Watson (WTW), has urged risk managers to respond to an evolving risk landscape prompted by climate change.
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Green bonds lead the way in sustainable debt
Money Management
Wed 20 January, 2021
Green bonds experienced a steady recovery last year, representing the largest part of the sustainable debt universe.
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Electric cars get first battery that can charge in five minutes
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 20 January, 2021
Israeli company StoreDot has made the first battery for electric vehicles that can be charged in just five minutes, a step towards making refuelling as fast as cars at a petrol station.
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Butterfly turn-off, flower turn-on
Cosmos
Wed 20 January, 2021
Seems that some smelly butterflies don’t get a lot of action, thanks to an anti-aphrodisiac.
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Three years until Carnaby's cockatoo starvation starts, BirdLife warns
WAToday
Wed 20 January, 2021
Perth’s endangered Carnaby's black cockatoos will begin to starve in three years after the state government logs what remains of their most significant remaining feeding site, BirdLife Australia has warned.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Snowy project to cut 'massive swathe' through national park, NPA says
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 20 January, 2021
The National Parks Association says developers of power lines connecting the Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro project to the grid ignored alternatives despite the pylons cutting through a national park.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Vedanta mine settles Zambian villagers' pollution claim
Yahoo News
Wed 20 January, 2021
More than 2,500 Zambian villagers are to receive an undisclosed settlement from UK-based mining giant Vedanta Resources over their pollution claims.
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APCO reveals state of packaging in Australia
Sustainability Matters
Wed 20 January, 2021
The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has published a report that tracks Australia’s progress towards the 2025 National Packaging Targets.
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Welcome to the tree-free future of fashion
Inside Retail
Wed 20 January, 2021
An Australian biomaterials company has caught the attention of major international brands with the creation of a tree-free lyocell. Last week, ASX-listed Nanollose Limited and India’s Birla Cellulose, a leader in the production of man-made cellulose, filed a joint patent application for the production of nullarbor, a lyocell fibre that uses microbial cellulose instead of tree pulp. While cellulose is used in a huge variety of products and industries, the fashion industry in particular has long
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Sussan Ley backs NSW on Kosciuszko brumby cull plan
The Australian
Tue 19 January, 2021
The first aerial survey conducted since the catastrophic 2019 and 2020 fires revealed that there was a decrease in the number of feral horses in Kosciuszko National Park. But the number of brumbies has grown sharply in the past twenty years.
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Cash goes to waste in $30m recycling deal
The Advertiser
Tue 19 January, 2021
South Australia has inked a $30 million deal with the Federal Government to boost its recycling industry and create jobs.
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NT News
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
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State governments key to unlocking rooftop solar for renters, says thinktank
Reneweconomy
Tue 19 January, 2021
The addition of rooftop solar onto a home has become well established as a common-sense step to cutting household energy costs, but governments must do more to ensure renters – who often remain locked out of the solar market – can share these benefits, a new report has found.
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Lost pigeon puts animal welfare in the spotlight
The Age
Tue 19 January, 2021
It was a political storm in a birdcage. On Boxing Day an exhausted pigeon landed in the birdbath of a Melbourne home. When its leg band showed it was a racing pigeon from America, it was duly dubbed Joe (as in Biden).
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Five big trends shaping sustainability in 2021
The Fifth Estate
Tue 19 January, 2021
The Fifth Estate is back in the saddle for 2021, and ready to explore the big stories in sustainability for another year.
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Sustainable investing: The road ahead
Investor Daily
Tue 19 January, 2021
Humanity is currently facing the social and economic effects of an unprecedented global pandemic, alongside increasing evidence of the impact of climate change.
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Sustainability top concern among shoppers
Food Processing
Tue 19 January, 2021
Growing concern for sustainability and eco-friendly packaging has resulted in a shift in consumer behaviour, with environmental concerns driving purchasing decisions, according to new research.
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How to share the tenets of solar with the tenants of SA
Ecogeneration
Tue 19 January, 2021
Homeowners can rely on solar systems to shower them with savings on their electricity bills … so long as they live under the rooftop where it’s installed. Owners of rental properties, however, are far less incentivised to invest in the clean energy source. Perhaps that’s why 29% of owner-occupied dwellings around the country have rooftop solar installed, compared with just 4% of rented digs.
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Dubai solar park says it has started powering aluminium production
Reneweconomy
Tue 19 January, 2021
The 1GW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in the United Arab Emirates has reportedly begun powering the production of aluminium, a world first and a major milestone on the path to decarbonising the global manufacturing industry.
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Lobsters on the menu for stronger 3D-printed concrete
The Fifth Estate
Tue 19 January, 2021
Researchers at RMIT University have mimicked the spiral pattern inside a lobster’s exoskeleton, the hardy outer layer that protects it from predators, to create stronger concrete.
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Oak trees take root in Iraqi Kurdistan to help climate
Yahoo News
Tue 19 January, 2021
Delband Rawanduzi spoke softly to her oak seedlings, as if willing them to grow fast and repopulate forests in Iraqi Kurdistan depleted by war, illegal logging and fires.
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International Business Times
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How wine company The Hidden Sea mixes business with social purpose
Inside FMCG
Tue 19 January, 2021
It’s not enough to simply offer an excellent product these days. Today’s consumer cares about the social impact of the brands they buy from. Here, Justin Moran, co-founder of “no-nonsense premium wine company” The Hidden Sea, shares an insight into the brand’s sustainability initiatives. INSIDE FMCG: When did The Hidden Sea launch, and why did you decide to use the business to support environmental causes? Justin Moran: We launched in 2015, and it’s certainly been a journey.
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Heatwave to sear holidaymakers ahead of Australia Day
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 19 January, 2021
One of the biggest heatwaves of the summer will scorch south-eastern Australia later this week, sending temperatures and fire-danger ratings soaring just as holidaymakers prepare to head home.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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News.com.au
Heatwaves and possible cyclone expected across Australia this long weekend
Perthnow
The Australian
The Advertiser
The Courier Mail