Issue date : Mon 25 January, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 06 Seconds
Number of items : 60
All eyes on Xi Jinping as elite Davos forum urges renewed focus on climate change
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 25 January, 2021
London: World leaders will be urged to look beyond the coronavirus crisis and refocus on climate change during the first major economic summit held since the pandemic began and Donald Trump left the White House.
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WAToday
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One year after “Black Summer” bushfire crisis, media misinformation still burns
Reneweconomy
Mon 25 January, 2021
During Australia’s Black Summer bushfire crisis, misinformation raged alongside the flames. Large media outlets pushed the line that the sheer intensity of the crisis could be explained by a sudden surge in arson attacks, using an inflated number that simply kept growing in size. This falsehood was presented as a counter to the widespread assumption that climate change had played a major role in making that bushfire season so wildly catastrophic and unusual.
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Do offsets and biobanking protect biodiversity?
ABC News
Mon 25 January, 2021
Biodiversity offsets have become a widely-accepted way to attempt to compensate for the destruction of endangered habitat and species in mining and other large scale development projects, but do they work?
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Climate change could make sexier fish
Cosmos
Mon 25 January, 2021
Of all the impacts climate change could have on marine life, scientists have discovered that some fish adapt by developing bigger gonads to make more sperm and eggs.
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You may have missed…
Cosmos
Mon 25 January, 2021
Last week featured a wide range of animal stories that either made us smile or have a little giggle. We’ve rounded them all up for your Monday morning.
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Cost of fighting the world's worst fruit pest under review
The Canberra Times
Mon 25 January, 2021
The head of the national offensive against the spread of the world's worst fruit pest, Queensland fruit fly, has admitted it may not be possible to save all areas.
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The Newcastle Herald
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New research gives a glimpse into Kakadu’s climate 65,000 years ago
NT News
Mon 25 January, 2021
ARCHAEOLOGISTS have been able to generate 65,000- year-old rainfall records from the Kakadu region after discovering ancient food scraps, and found that the region is the driest it has been since human occupation began.
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The Daily Telegraph
The Mercury
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Plans for a new water treatment plant in Yass delayed
The Canberra Times
Mon 25 January, 2021
Yass residents say they are fed up with the lack of progress in revamping their water system, after Yass Valley Council's plan for a $31.2 million new water treatment plant was delayed by the NSW Department of Planning Industry and Environment.
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Foundation helps Indon slash plastic waste
Yahoo News
Mon 25 January, 2021
An ambitious project to slash plastic waste in Indonesia's coastal waters by 70 per cent in the next four years has taken a big step.
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Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
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Southeastern Australia set to sizzle, severe fire danger for southern NSW
News.com.au
Mon 25 January, 2021
Australia’s heatwave continues to grip parts of the nation, with certain regions and suburbs in NSW and Victoria set to reach 40C on Monday.
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The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Mercury
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More room to roam: minister unveils $15m plan for new parks
The Age
Sun 24 January, 2021
Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio had anything but a ruff Sunday morning, cuddling half-a-dozen furry friends as she unveiled a multimillion-dollar plan to create 18 new parks across Melbourne.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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‘Inadequate’: Indigenous survey for Warragamba Dam plan found wanting
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 24 January, 2021
Heritage NSW has blasted the Berejiklian government’s preparations for raising the Warragamba Dam wall, saying consultation with traditional owners was inadequate and modelling was needed to determine the likely impacts on cultural heritage from inundation.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Climate change blamed on ‘systemic racism’: Biden climate advisor
Sky News Australia
Sun 24 January, 2021
Sky News host James Morrow says “everything now is a case of white supremacy” for the left, citing the Biden administration’s Senior Director for Environmental Justice Cecilia Martinez who attributed climate change to systemic racism.
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US under Biden to test Morrison government's do-little climate stance
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 24 January, 2021
Those hoping new United States President Joe Biden would make action on climate change one of his top priorities would have been cheered by the flurry of activity from his first days in office.
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The Brisbane Times
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What is carbon capture and storage (and does it work)?
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 24 January, 2021
In part three of our Future Power series, we unpack carbon capture and storage. What are the hopes for it? And why is it so devilishly hard to pull off?
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
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Qld's snake issue is really a human issue
Yahoo News
Sun 24 January, 2021
Hundreds of Queenslanders are being bitten by snakes every year, but the problem is being caused by humans crossing their paths more often.
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Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
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Life after the pandemic for your (new) pet
Pursuit
Sun 24 January, 2021
As some of us take the first steps to returning to life after lockdown, there are steps that can help your pet adapt to the new normal – especially if social distancing is the only life they’ve known
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Spring Bay Mill: Former woodchip site returns to nature
The Mercury
Sun 24 January, 2021
It spent decades shredding Tasmanian trees into small chips, but now the former woodchip mill site at Triabunna has undergone a complete role reversal.
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The Advertiser
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
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Half of Australia in heatwave, temperature to hit 40C in cities
News.com.au
Sun 24 January, 2021
More than half of the Australian population is in the grips of a heatwave with temperatures expected to peak at 14C above average in most of the nation’s southeast cities.
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Perthnow
The Australian
The Geelong Advertiser
The Weekly Times
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7 News
Three-day heatwave set to hit over half of South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales population
The Newcastle Herald
Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The West Australian
Yahoo News
Science ready to take on climate change crisis: ANU's Brian Schmidt
The Canberra Times
Sat 23 January, 2021
Australian National University vice-chancellor Brian Schmidt has urged governments to listen to science and expert advice to head off "cataclysmic climate change" at a high-level Climate Adaptation Summit event.
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Political donations and the resources sector’s influence
The Saturday Paper
Sun 24 January, 2021
The fossil fuel industry’s outsized influence on Australian politics is confirmed by a new report, which tracks the millions of dollars spent by the sector in political donations over the past two decades. By Royce Kurmelovs.
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Winds of change in the US to put Australia under pressure on climate
The Australian
Sat 23 January, 2021
With Joe Biden in the White House and the US heading back into the Paris Agreement, Australia will come under immediate diplomatic pressure to pledge payments of billions of dollars to the Green Climate Fund and to set a clear target to become carbon neutral by 2050.
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$16 million to be spent on native animal enclosures at Taronga Zoo
The Daily Telegraph
Sat 23 January, 2021
With a new competitor in town Sydney’s Taronga Zoo has upped the ante and will bring visitors closer than ever to some of its most famous attractions.
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NT News
The Advertiser
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
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Smoke on the water: How Fraser Island is rising from the ashes
The Brisbane Times
Sat 23 January, 2021
One of the natural wonders of the world, Fraser Island was hit by a bushfire that scorched more than half of the World Heritage-listed site. A month after the flames were contained, a small group takes a journey to the island paradise to assess the damage for themselves.
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The Age
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Scores of Brisbane bush reserves eyed for mountain biking trails
The Brisbane Times
Sat 23 January, 2021
Almost 90 Brisbane bushland reserves could be opened up for mountain-biking under a draft Brisbane City Council strategy designed to take the pressure off Mount Coot-tha's heavily used trails.
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The Age
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Young Tasmanian of the Year harnesses power of youth for global good
The Mercury
Sat 23 January, 2021
Hobart’s Toby Thorpe is one of several Tasmanians up for recognition in this year’s Australian of the Year Awards for his climate change action and youth empowerment work
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The Advertiser
The Daily Telegraph
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Politics of carbon has ended, Scott Morrison declares
The Australian
Fri 22 January, 2021
Scott Morrison says the political debate about reaching a carbon-neutral future is over but he will not take a new 2030 or 2035 emissions reduction targets to a key UN climate conference.
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'There will be no climate justice while we celebrate January 26'
SBS World News Australia
Fri 22 January, 2021
OPINION: Torres Strait Islander Tish King doesn’t think January 26 is a time for celebration. Instead, she writes, Australia should be recognising the connection of First Nations people to the land, islands and sea, and working together to protect them.
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Woodside signs MoU to blend Tassie mains gas with green hydrogen
Reneweconomy
Fri 22 January, 2021
The mains gas supply to households and businesses in Tasmania could soon include a mix of renewable hydrogen, with gas company Woodside signing a memorandum of understanding with the Tasmanian government to build one of Australia’s largest electrolyser projects.
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Australian team makes green ammonia production breakthrough
Reneweconomy
Fri 22 January, 2021
Australian researchers may have unlocked the secrets to the production of zero emissions and environmentally friendly ammonia production, a key breakthrough that could massively expand the potential for green hydrogen exports.
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Keeping bites at bay
Cosmos
Fri 22 January, 2021
Love the ocean but worried about sharks? We look at the science – and success – of shark deterrents.
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