Issue date : Mon 22 February, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 59 Seconds
Number of items : 47
BlueScope profits surge, eye on climate
7 News
Mon 22 February, 2021
Steelmaker BlueScope has reported a 78 per cent increase in its half year profit, while announcing a chief executive for climate change within the group.
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Hazardous wasteland sparks $1m clean-up
Yahoo News
Mon 22 February, 2021
Huge amounts of hazardous waste, including asbestos, has been dumped at a NSW property, requiring a $1 million clean-up operation.
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Perthnow
The Newcastle Herald
WAToday
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Aspiring Liberal candidates for Abbott’s former seat fight over climate credentials
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 21 February, 2021
Liberal Party figures vying to win back Tony Abbott’s former seat of Warringah are tearing into their colleagues over climate policy as they position themselves for a looming preselection contest centred on the environment.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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UN Security Council to meet on global warming impact on world peace
Yahoo News
Sun 21 February, 2021
The UN Security Council will hold a summit of world leaders Tuesday to debate climate change's implications for world peace, an issue on which its 15 members have divergent opinions.
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International Business Times
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Battle over Wyangala Dam and its downstream impacts is just beginning
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 21 February, 2021
On a summer’s evening, as the setting sun paints a flock of straw-necked ibises a glowing pink as they wing their way over Lake Cowal, it’s not hard to imagine Mal Carnegie has landed a dream job.
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‘High cost, small benefits’: Document leak stokes Wyangala Dam doubts
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 21 February, 2021
The Murray-Darling Basin’s biggest dam project needs 80 per cent of its costs to be subsidised by governments given its “small net benefits” and large cost, a leaked NSW cabinet document reveals.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
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The beautiful but deadly items lurking in your jewellery box
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 21 February, 2021
An exquisite bracelet caught the eye of graphic designer Christine Robinson in a North Sydney retro shop 10 years ago. A beautiful piece of polished tortoiseshell – amber, brown and semi-translucent – Ms Robinson knew it was a unique item. What she didn’t know is that the jewellery was made from a critically endangered hawksbill turtle shell (Eretmochelys imbricata), one of an estimated 9 million turtles killed over the past 150 years. Inadvertently, when she bought it she broke the law.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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US officially re-joins Paris climate agreement overturning Donald Trump's decision to exit
ABC News
Sat 20 February, 2021
The United States has officially re-joined the Paris Climate Agreement, reinvigorating the global fight against climate change as the Biden administration plans drastic emissions cuts over the next three decades.
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Joe Biden calls climate change a ‘global existential crisis’ as US rejoins Paris agreement
Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
Yahoo News
International Business Times
US Officially Back In Paris Accord, Vows Climate Action
Yahoo News
The Sydney Morning Herald
Back in the Paris climate club, US vows to ‘work overtime’ to catch up
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Why Australia’s ‘carbon bubble’ has just popped
The Herald Sun
Sat 20 February, 2021
America’s return to the Paris Climate Agreement today starts a new era – with carbon tariffs on Australian exports increasingly likely.
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‘We have no time to lose’: why Bill Gates is on a planetary crusade
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 20 February, 2021
Having grappled with malaria, HIV and Ebola, the Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist has set his sights on solving another intractable global problem: climate change.
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The Brisbane Times
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Britain’s battle to prevent ‘green protectionism’
The Spectator Australia
Sat 20 February, 2021
The UK’s commitment to get to net zero by 2050 is going to require some difficult political choices. But it will be impossible to maintain public support for the policy if people think that climate action at home is simply leading to work moving abroad and no great reduction in the amount of carbon emitted globally. This, as I sayin the Times today, is going to become an increasingly big problem in years to come. There is mounting concern about it at the top of government. If you can’t address ‘carbon leakage’, to use the rather grim technical term, you can’t deal with climate change.
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Nationals' dog whistling on coal must stop
The Canberra Times
Sat 20 February, 2021
While much has changed in the four years since Scott Morrison, Barnaby Joyce, and Josh Frydenberg were pictured fondling a piece of lacquered coal in parliament some things have stayed the same.
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Maersk: Consumers can foot shipping's climate change bill
Yahoo News
Sun 21 February, 2021
The boss of the world's biggest shipping firm has told the BBC people would be willing to pay a little bit more for their goods if it helps tackle climate change.
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How to turn your portfolio green
The Australian
Sat 20 February, 2021
The clean companies are winning...but how to get started
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The Weekly Times
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State government agencies at war over logging forests ruined by fire
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 19 February, 2021
Pressure to maintain wood supply contracts set before bushfires swept through the state’s forests is behind new tensions between the state-owned logger and the environmental watchdog, internal documents suggest.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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White House links Texas storm to climate
Yahoo News
Fri 19 February, 2021
The White House says a severe winter storm engulfing Texas is the type of extreme weather event that climate change is triggering, rejecting assertions by Texas officials that "green energy" caused widespread power outages.
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The Canberra Times
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AGL is leading the way in harmful coal pollution
Independent Australia
Fri 19 February, 2021
With sinking coal profits and a position as one of Australia's leading polluters, energy giant AGL is rethinking its business strategy, writes David Ritter.
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Billionaires, big tech and the emerging divide over climate action
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 19 February, 2021
You might think that the decision of Bill Gates to throw his resources, energy and intellect into the infernal problem of climate change would be universally welcomed by those who have been battling the issue for a generation.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
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Senior Australians want to buy ‘green bonds’ to help address climate
The Age
Sat 20 February, 2021
Older Australians want the Morrison government to create special green infrastructure bonds so they can direct their growing concern about climate change into a financial investment.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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BetaShares launches climate ETF
Financial Standard
Fri 19 February, 2021
The exchange-traded fund (ETF) provider has announced it is set to launch a fund that will provide exposure to companies focused on climate and environmental challenges.
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Asset managers move to ESG
Financial Standard
Fri 19 February, 2021
Close to 80% of institutional investors in the Asia Pacific region boosted their environmental, social and governance (ESG) investments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, new research shows.
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Woodside results vindicate divestment argument: Activists
Financial Standard
Fri 19 February, 2021
Woodside Petroleum's annual results, with a $US4.028 billion net loss for 2020, are food for thought for super funds, according to divestment activists.
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Facebook will expand climate hub in battle against misinformation
Yahoo News
Fri 19 February, 2021
Facebook said Thursday it would expand its climate information hub and direct its users to experts to debunk myths and hoaxes in a ramped-up effort to fight misinformation.
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International Business Times
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WA miner joins hydrogen rush, plans 1GW of wind and solar
Reneweconomy
Fri 19 February, 2021
Gold and nickel miner Province Resources has unveiled plans to build 1 gigawatt of wind and solar capacity in Western Australia, from which it plans to manufacturer green hydrogen.
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“Stronger than steel”: Vestas invests in wood wind turbine tower maker
Reneweconomy
Fri 19 February, 2021
Danish wind energy giant Vestas, through its corporate venture capital arm Vestas Ventures, has invested in Swedish wood technology company Modvion, which specialises in making wooden wind turbine towers that it claims are “stronger than steel”.
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Pollution-eating pavers improve air quality
Sustainability Matters
Fri 19 February, 2021
So-called ‘pollution-eating’ pavers with the ability to significantly improve surrounding air quality have arrived on the Australian market.
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Rooftop gardens might save our wildlife. So why aren’t we making more?
The Age
Fri 19 February, 2021
Australian grasses and wildflowers are swaying in the wind. There is standing water and “fallen” logs. Stones lay scattered. But don’t be fooled – nothing here has come about by chance. This is a highly contrived garden atop a decades old, three-level building at Victoria University in Footscray.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Netflix and gill: TV for fish
Cosmos
Fri 19 February, 2021
If you are a fish and want to watch TV, this might be the invention for you. Researchers from the University of Queensland have developed an ultraviolet “television” display specially designed for fish. This could help them learn more about how fish and other animals see the world, they suggest in their paper, published in Methods in Ecology and Evolution.
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Government to ‘help’ corporates track emissions pledges
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 18 February, 2021
Australian-listed companies with declared ambitions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will have their annual progress published annually in a push by the government to ensure they are paying more than lip service to climate change.
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European Union to include climate action in trade deals
The New Daily
Thu 18 February, 2021
The European Union will become more assertive in trade talks and push for its international partners to include combatting climate change in future deals, its trade commissioner says.
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How global warming is boosting WTE market
Inside Waste
Thu 18 February, 2021
The global waste-to-energy (WTE) market is expected to witness expansion as a result of the rapid depletion of conventional energy sources which contribute to harmful emissions. In terms of value, the waste-to-energy market stood at A$32,514.09m in 2019 and is expected to reach A$47,031.56m by 2025.
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