Issue date : Thu 11 February, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 49 Seconds
Number of items : 45
Climate must dictate water policy: report
7 News
Thu 11 February, 2021
Australia's Productivity Commission has urged governments to make climate change a top consideration in water policy with severe droughts and floods set to increase.
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Productivity Commission Water Report ignores NSW progress
The Daily Telegraph
Thu 11 February, 2021
Millions of dollars poured into making the water market more transparent by NSW is being undermined by other states failing to crackdown on dodgy irrigators.
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‘New protectionism’: Australia to fight Boris Johnson’s green tariff bid
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 11 February, 2021
Australia will push back against Britain’s bid to use the world’s most exclusive leaders’ summit to establish climate tariffs, arguing the sanctions would be a new form of “protectionism” designed to shield local industries from free trade.
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Europe trade talks: Australia urged to be 'more ambitious' on climate
The Guardian
Thu 11 February, 2021
Europe will urge Australia to increase its 2030 emission reduction pledge in the lead-up to this year’s Glasgow climate conference, with the EU ambassador in Canberra saying all countries should embrace “more ambitious and emboldened” policies.
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Aussie-backed project a climate canary in coalmine for Boris Johnson
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 11 February, 2021
London | A proposed £165 million ($294 million) coking coal project in northern England, backed by Melbourne mining veteran Owen Hegarty, has blown up into a major test of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s climate credentials.
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FMG, Stokes-backed projects hushed through as WA distracted by lockdown: green groups
WAToday
Thu 11 February, 2021
Two major projects expected to blow a million tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere in their first year were approved days before the West Australian government entered pre-election caretaker mode amid a COVID-19 lockdown.
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COVID has reached Antarctica. Scientists are extremely concerned for its wildlife
The Conversation
Thu 11 February, 2021
In December, Antarctica lost its status as the last continent free of COVID-19 when 36 people at the Chilean Bernardo O'Higgins research station tested positive. The station’s isolation from other bases and fewer researchers in the continent means the outbreak is now likely contained.
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Tracing the path of destruction in India’s Himalayas
ABC News
Thu 11 February, 2021
As rescue workers continue the hunt for survivors following massive floods in the Indian Himalayas, scientists have been busy collecting swathes of data to get to the bottom of exactly what happened.
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Kenyan startup turns waste plastic into affordable pavers ‘stronger than concrete’
Architecture and Design
Thu 11 February, 2021
A 29-year-old Kenyan woman is turning discarded plastic into paving bricks, successfully addressing the growing problem of plastic waste in her community while creating a sustainable and affordable alternative building material for the construction industry.
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Campaign Review: Bonds’ play for sustainability credentials and Coopers steps up with a brand platform
Mumbrella
Thu 11 February, 2021
Mumbrella invites the industry’s creatives and strategists to offer their views on the latest ad campaigns. This week: The Hallway's Tim Mottau and Host Havas' Shaun Thomson give their verdict on Special Group's first work for Bonds, telco Felix's advertising debut, Coopers' new brand platform and Palmer's finding the formula.
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Moscow braces for record-breaking 'snowpocalypse'
Yahoo News
Thu 11 February, 2021
Moscow was bracing Wednesday for record snowfalls over the weekend, as weather experts predicted a record-breaking "snow apocalypse" in the Russian capital.
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Coal communities deserve honesty about the future: Bowen
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 10 February, 2021
Coal is under threat, regardless of what domestic climate change policies Australia adopts, and coal miners and their communities are owed honesty by their political leaders, shadow climate minister Chris Bowen says.
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The Nats lose touch with their ‘wonderful people’ - the farmers who’ll be our climate saviours
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 10 February, 2021
The National Party is ignorant, misleading and divisive on climate change – and, to its peril, woefully out of touch with its constituency, the “wonderful people”, as leader Michael McCormack calls them. He means the farmers, many of whom would be hurt by the Nationals’ attempt to exclude agriculture from any commitment – still only a “preference” for Prime Minister Scott Morrison – to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
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Shifting our nation past the fossil fuel era
ProBono Australia News
Wed 10 February, 2021
The newly-launched Coal Impacts Index is an example of powerful teamwork from separate organisations acting together to achieve a common goal for the good of the country, writes David Ritter.
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How the pandemic has sharpened the focus on community action and inequality
The Fifth Estate
Wed 10 February, 2021
When the coronavirus pandemic began, individuals and members of community groups sprang into action. Without the need for coordination from the local authorities or national governments, people instinctively knew how to support each other.
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‘Dirty and dangerous’: AGL tops list of coal-fired plant breaches
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 10 February, 2021
AGL, Australia’s largest greenhouse gas emitter, is also the most prolific violator of environmental regulations for coal-fired power plants, collecting twice the rate of breaches as its market share in NSW and Victoria, analysis shows.
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“Not in Nundle!” Hills of Gold wind farm faces mounting local opposition
Reneweconomy
Wed 10 February, 2021
Plans to build a massive 400MW wind farm on a ridge outside the former gold-mining town of Nundle, 50km south of Tamworth, have hit rocky ground after they failed to win the support of the local council and even inspired a new anti-renewables acronym: NINE, or “Not in Nundle, Ever!”
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America’s only carbon capture plant shuts down indefinitely
Reneweconomy
Wed 10 February, 2021
The last carbon capture and storage (CCS) coal plant in the United States, the Texas-based Petra Nova, will shut down indefinitely from June after operators deemed it no longer economic.
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Construction of recycling JV underway
Food & Drink Business
Wed 10 February, 2021
Construction has begun on Circular Plastics Australia PET, the $45 million joint venture between Asahi Beverages, Pact Group and Cleanaway Waste Management that was announced in August 2020.
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