Issue date : Thu 25 February, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 24 Seconds
Number of items : 40
Brutal heat in Australia by 2040 will change the shape of summer sport
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 25 February, 2021
Amy Steel’s professional netball career ended when she collapsed in the car park of a Shepparton sports stadium on a 39-degree day in March 2016 after she had played a full match and sat with teammates in an ice bath that never seemed quite cold enough.
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‘Another Juukan Gorge’: First Nations leaders warn environment laws risk more destruction
The Age
Thu 25 February, 2021
Necessary protections for Indigenous heritage sites have been excluded from the Morrison government’s proposed environmental reforms, prompting warnings from First Nations leaders it risks another devastating incident like Rio Tinto’s destruction of the Juukan Gorge.
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Feds chip in to fund Victoria big battery
Yahoo News
Thu 25 February, 2021
The federal government has contributed $160 million to help build the biggest battery in the southern hemisphere in Victoria.
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The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
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Mexico lawmakers advance controversial energy reforms
Yahoo News
Thu 25 February, 2021
Mexico's lower house of Congress on Wednesday approved controversial reforms aimed at strengthening the state electricity company, despite warnings from environmentalists that they promote fossil fuels over renewable energy.
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International Business Times
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Australia needs a Green Hydrogen Target. Here's why
The Canberra Times
Thu 25 February, 2021
It has been 20 years since John Howard's Renewable Energy Target kickstarted Australia's longest-lasting and most effective climate policy - replacing coal and gas with renewables. Howard's target was modest, mandating that electricity retailers procure an additional 2 per cent of their energy from renewable sources by 2010.
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Neoen lands $160 million in CEFC finance for Australia’s biggest battery
Reneweconomy
Thu 25 February, 2021
French renewable energy and battery storage developer Neoen has landed $160 million in finance from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to built what will be – at least for a short while – the biggest lithium ion battery in Australia.
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Start-up repurposing old EV batteries gets federal funds for industrial trial
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 25 February, 2021
A cutting-edge Melbourne company will receive federal funding to repurpose electric vehicle batteries to store power on commercial and industrial sites across Australia, helping keep the lights on while reducing battery costs.
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Why don’t whales get cancer?
Cosmos
Thu 25 February, 2021
Whales, dolphins and porpoises are the world’s largest and longest-living mammals – and they can resist cancer.
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Carbon storage stars
Cosmos
Thu 25 February, 2021
Mangrove forests could be the key to reducing carbon, according to a new study.
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Interpol report shows increase in illegal plastic waste imports
Inside Waste
Thu 25 February, 2021
A report by international enforcement agency, Interpol, has noted that there has been a marked increase in the illegal importation of plastics to lower Asian and eastern European countries since the China Sword policy was introduced in 2018.
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Environment watchdog to take charge of wind farm noise complaints
The Age
Wed 24 February, 2021
Local councils will be stripped of the power to investigate wind farm noise complaints under a major shake-up of regulations governing renewable energy generators.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Cross-sector Energy Council to guide Queensland shift to renewables
Reneweconomy
Wed 24 February, 2021
The Queensland Labor government has announced the establishment of a Ministerial Energy Council to give industry, consumers and unions “a seat at the table” as the state ramps up its bid to achieve 50 per cent renewables by 2030.
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Let's show young people generational solidarity by acting on climate change
The Canberra Times
Wed 24 February, 2021
It was the images that flashed across our screens for those long, terrible weeks of the Australian bushfires last summer that became a tipping point for me. Pictures of kids in boats, wildlife destroyed en-masse and birds falling from the sky, of entire ecosystems made uninhabitable. Of course, I had been acutely aware of climate change up until then.
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Farmers call for national fund to protect against coal seam gas
ABC News
Wed 24 February, 2021
A group of Queensland farmers say they can't get adequate insurance and are calling for a national compensation fund to be set up to protect landholders from possible future claims relating to coal seam gas.
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QBE “moving far too slowly,” says climate advocate
Insurance Business
Thu 25 February, 2021
Last Friday, QBE Insurance Group published not only its 2020 financial results but also the Sydney-headquartered firm’s Environmental and Social Risk Framework – part of which outlines QBE’s climate action strategy, which has since been criticised by certain camps.
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VanEck readies new ETF
Financial Standard
Wed 24 February, 2021
VanEck will launch a new global equities ETF that tracks 30 listed companies in the clean energy sector.
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'Tasmanian tiger' footage not of a thylacine but a pademelon, experts say
ABC News
Wed 24 February, 2021
"We found a thylacine." They're the words so many of us would love to be true. And when we heard them (again) this week, this time in the title of a video posted to YouTube by the president of the Thylacine Awareness Group of Australia (TAGOA) Neil Waters, we couldn't help but become a little bit excited, albeit against our better instincts.
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Brighton Grammar School campus among Victoria’s most toxic sites
The Age
Wed 24 February, 2021
The environment watchdog has classified the Brighton Grammar School campus as one of the most contaminated sites in the state after an investigation found a stew of industrial toxins and chemicals in the soil under its junior school and childcare centre.
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The Brisbane Times
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WAToday
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Circular economy hackathon delivers innovative goods
Sustainability Matters
Wed 24 February, 2021
Teams of Australia and India’s brightest students and most innovative start-ups turned their collective minds to solving global challenges at the inaugural India Australia Circular Economy Hackathon (I-ACE) held this month. The event — hosted by CSIRO and NITI Aayog Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) — saw almost 80 teams target problems such as reducing packaging waste, avoiding waste in food supply chains, reducing plastics waste, and recycling critical energy metals and e-waste.
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