Issue date : Fri 26 February, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 18 Seconds
Number of items : 39
Australia needs bigger renewable energy network, infrastructure agency says
The Age
Fri 26 February, 2021
The federal government’s independent infrastructure adviser wants a massive expansion of renewable energy zones across Victoria, NSW and Queensland, saying more large-scale wind, solar and hydro projects are needed to secure the nation’s future energy needs.
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World’s biggest wealth fund sees a ‘green bubble’ forming
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 26 February, 2021
For the former hedge-fund boss now running the world’s largest sovereign investment vehicle, there are some obvious parallels between today’s market for sustainable assets, and tech stocks just before the dot-com bubble burst.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Wily lyrebirds
Cosmos
Fri 26 February, 2021
Males are prone to try anything to get lucky, and lyrebirds seem to have it clinched, according to study published in the journal Current Biology.
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You’re not imagining it, this summer the mozzies are out in force
The Age
Fri 26 February, 2021
For all our concerns about dwindling insect populations and accelerating species extinction rates, there is one creature that fails to capture our affection. A tiny slip of a thing, it’s irritating at best and deadly at worst: the mosquito. It never fails to shift the mood. The more there are, the more miserable we become.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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‘Existential threat to our survival’: see the 19 Australian ecosystems already collapsing
The Conversation
Fri 26 February, 2021
In 1992, 1,700 scientists warned that human beings and the natural world were “on a collision course”. Seventeen years later, scientists described planetary boundaries within which humans and other life could have a “safe space to operate”. These are environmental thresholds, such as the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and changes in land use.
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Ecological damage caused by dingo fence can be seen from space
ABC News
Fri 26 February, 2021
Australia's dingo fence is one of the world's longest structures and researchers at the University of New South Wales have been observing it from space for more than three decades.
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Ley introduces national environment standards in pursuit of ‘one-touch’ development approvals
The Age
Thu 25 February, 2021
The government has introduced to Parliament a set of national standards for environmental protection to accelerate development approvals and improve wildlife protections but environment groups and Labor say they fall short of what’s needed to save threatened species.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Yahoo News
Environment bill sparks extinction fears
Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
Morrison’s media code could be catastrophic for climate and energy news
Reneweconomy
Thu 25 February, 2021
“News Showcase is a product for public interest journalism, so there may not be a great fit.” And with one short email from the Singapore-based head of Google News for the Asia-Pacific region to RenewEconomy management, rejecting our request to even hold discussions with the company, the full catastrophe the Coalition government’s new media bargaining code could represent for media diversity in Australia became apparent.
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Legislation banning nuclear power in Australia should be retained
Reneweconomy
Thu 25 February, 2021
State parliaments in NSW and Victoria have completed nuclear inquiries over the past two years but the governments of both states have no intention of repealing laws banning nuclear power.
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Are we ready for cultural climate change?
ArtsHub
Thu 25 February, 2021
What should we take with us from COVID? In a year when everything changed, Shantel Wetherall looks at how we could embrace another major shift in our thinking, akin to that needed to engage effectively with the global climate emergency.
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Urban Brand-Utility: a protopia for effective marketing communications
Marketing
Thu 25 February, 2021
Marketing and advertising activity has, on one hand, greatly contributed to economic development, generation of jobs, innovation and market efficiencies, as well as greater access to culture and entertainment. On the other hand, it has polluted cities, annoyed consumers and jeopardised its own existence from the constant interruption in people’s attention with little perceived value to provide in exchange. From a societal perspective, our global media and advertising footprint also comes with a hefty toll.
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How the clean energy revolution can tackle the human rights challenge
Reneweconomy
Thu 25 February, 2021
There’s little doubt that a successful clean energy revolution is going to require the construction of a large quantity of new technologies to replace defunct coal, gas and oil powered machines. Wind turbines, solar panels, electric cars, buses, trains, bikes, heavy and light industry and a vast network of supporting infrastructure such as transmission lines and batteries will all be required, even in scenarios that involve significant reductions in electricity demand.
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Indigenous expertise is reducing bushfires in northern Australia. It’s time to consider similar approaches for other disasters
The Conversation
Thu 25 February, 2021
Northern Australia is by far the most fire-prone region of Australia, with enormous bushfires occurring annually across thousands of square kilometres. Many of these vast, flammable landscapes have precious few barriers to slow down a fire. Infrastructure and resources are limited, and people are widely dispersed across the region.
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Coal giant AGL again tops list of Australia’s biggest emitters
Reneweconomy
Thu 25 February, 2021
Australia’s big energy companies have again ranked as the country’s largest emitters, with the operators of Australia’s coal fired generators dominating the latest list of the dirtiest companies.
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No Mickey Mouse business. Here’s the Celebrity Climate Change Club
The Spectator Australia
Thu 25 February, 2021
Before he boarded a private jet to make the journey from Sydney to Byron Bay last week, actor, sometime superhero and all-round woke celebrity Chris Hemsworth previewed the theme song for his new TV venture, Celebrity Climate Change Club.
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Why Melbourne’s summer was colder than usual
The Herald Sun
Thu 25 February, 2021
Melbourne has shivered through its coldest summer in 19 years, and climate change may be to blame.
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NT News
The Advertiser
The Courier Mail
The Geelong Advertiser
The Mercury
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Wetter, warmer autumn forecast for large parts of Australia
News.com.au
Thu 25 February, 2021
Large parts of Australia are in for a wetter and warmer autumn than usual as new figures reveal summer has been out of the ordinary.
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Perthnow
The Australian
The Weekly Times
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Fire potential remains despite La Nina rains
Insurance News
Thu 25 February, 2021
Wetter conditions brought on by La Nina have not entirely extinguished the threat of bushfire breaking out this coming autumn, according to a report released today.
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