Issue date : Mon 1 March, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 14 Seconds
Number of items : 50
‘The product is dangerous’: NSW moves to ban toxic firefighting chemical
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 1 March, 2021
The state government will ban firefighting foams containing PFAS chemicals, bringing NSW into line with Queensland and South Australia where foams containing the dangerous toxins are already outlawed.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Strong climate targets make strong friendships, Fiji tells Australia
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 28 February, 2021
Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has called on Australia to increase its emissions reductions goals after a United Nations report showing that despite new commitments the world is still on track for devastating global warming.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Does Australian coal produce much lower emissions as the PM claimed?
The Canberra Times
Sun 28 February, 2021
THE STATEMENT "Because Australian coal compared to the coal that is sourced from other countries, the other countries have 50 per cent higher emissions than Australian coal." Scott Morrison, Liberal Party leader and Australian prime minister, December 15, 2020. True?
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'Agrifood' hub aims to provide jobs, boost economy
The Canberra Times
Sun 28 February, 2021
A 105-hectare property on the outskirts of Canberra is set to become home to a self-sustaining Murray cod fishery and an organic cider mill, among other agrifood businesses, as part of an innovative "agrihub".
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Polar bear frolics puts conservation in the frame
The Courier Mail
Sun 28 February, 2021
Today is International Polar Bear Day and Sea World’s big white furballs celebrated with a refreshing dip in the theme park’s ice-cold lagoon.
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Stinging rebuke over bid for park bee hives in draft Apiary Policy
The Advertiser
Sun 28 February, 2021
Allowing more hives for honeybees in public parks would be bad for the environment, scientists say, challenging the state's draft apiary policy.
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The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
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Last of the large trees: a day at the Errinundra forest blockade
The Guardian
Sun 28 February, 2021
The word was out: a section of the unburnt forest on the edge of the scorched Errinundra plateau was set to be logged and the small nearby community of Goongerah in Gippsland’s far east were on alert.
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Australia accused of 'shamefully' holding back global action on climate change
The Guardian
Sat 27 February, 2021
Australia has been accused of “shamefully doing nothing” and weighing down global action after a UN analysis found national pledges to cut greenhouses gas emissions over the next decade have barely begun to do what is necessary to tackle the climate crisis.
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Victoria to ban single-use plastics including straws, cutlery and plates by 2023
ABC News
Sat 27 February, 2021
Victoria will ban certain single-use plastics by 2023 in a bid to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill, however the hospitality industry has warned consumers may face a hit to the hip pocket to accommodate the measures.
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News.com.au
Victoria to ban single-use plastics including straws, cutlery
Perthnow
The Australian
Pedestrian
Victoria Will Ban Single-Use Plastics By 2023 Which Is Great News For Our Little Ocean Friends
7 News
Victoria to ban single-use plastic straws, stirrers, plates by 2023
SBS World News Australia
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
Yahoo News
The Herald Sun
Victoria to ban single-use straws, cutlery, polystyrene containers by 2023
The Age
Victoria to ban single-use plastics within two years
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
WA election changes the conversation on climate change
ABC News
Sat 27 February, 2021
On a packed, sun-drenched oval at the University of Western Australia's "O Day", thousands of boisterous first-year students wander excitedly from stall to stall, signing up for as much fun as possible.
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World ‘walking blindfolded into a minefield’ due to climate inaction
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 27 February, 2021
The United Nations has issued a stark warning that new emissions reductions targets promised by world leaders in December are nowhere near enough to limit an increase in global warming to 1.5 degrees and meet the goals of the Paris agreement.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
What a warming Australia can learn from a frozen Texas
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 27 February, 2021
The same week that America landed a robot vehicle on Mars the power system in the state of Texas failed in a deep freeze, leaving four million people without power, 14 million boiling drinking water and 80 dead, including 11-year-old Cristian Pavón Pineda, believed to have frozen in his bed hours after his mother filmed him playing in the first snow he ever saw.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Changes spell end of dolphin ‘abuse-ment’ parks: MP
The Daily Telegraph
Sat 27 February, 2021
Animal welfare activists are hoping the government will now also support moves to retire Dolphin Marine Conservation Park’s three remaining dolphins.
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Secrets to a clean, sustainable home
News.com.au
Sat 27 March, 2021
Aussies are snapping up sustainable home products in never-before-seen numbers in 2021, as our desire to protect the environment hits a pricing sweet spot.
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The Daily Telegraph
The Gold Coast Bulletin
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Heavy rain and flood risk warning for Townsville, North Qld
News.com.au
Sat 27 February, 2021
Meteorologists are closely watching a low-pressure system stalking the North Queensland coast, having issued a flood warning with the potential for a tropical cyclone to “spin up quite rapidly”.
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NT News
Perthnow
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Herald Sun
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Geneva Association assembles multinational insurer task force
Insurance Business
Fri 26 February, 2021
The Geneva Association has established a new task force comprised of members of the P&C and life insurance industries to help develop climate risk assessment methodologies and tools.
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Two Victorian towns could go off grid under new network proposal
Reneweconomy
Fri 26 February, 2021
Two regional Victorian towns, Donald and Tarnagulla, are to take part in a trial with a local network operator that could see them become the biggest communities so far to cut ties with the grid and rely on local renewables and storage.
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