Issue date : Thu 4 March, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 34 Seconds
Number of items : 42
South Coast mayors, councillors, call for more climate change action
The Canberra Times
Thu 4 March, 2021
Mayors and councillors from areas of the South Coast that were ravaged by the Black Summer bushfires have hit out at the federal government for not doing enough to protect communities from extreme weather impacts.
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Mexico lawmakers pass controversial energy reforms
Yahoo News
Thu 4 March, 2021
Mexican lawmakers have approved controversial electricity reforms which environmental campaigners see as a major setback to efforts to switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy.
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International Business Times
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Budget 2021: No 'green revolution' from Sunak
Yahoo News
Thu 4 March, 2021
Critics have said Budget measures did not go far enough to address the scale of the challenge of climate change.
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Reset, build back better, green new deal
The Spectator Australia
Thu 4 March, 2021
Here’s a tip: whenever you read the terms ‘reset’, ‘build back better’ or ‘green new deal’, be afraid, very afraid. They are after your income, your wealth, your property, your basic freedoms.
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ExxonMobil touts carbon storage as key climate strategy
Yahoo News
Thu 4 March, 2021
ExxonMobil outlined Wednesday a "lower-carbon" future involving both significant carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology and continued fossil fuel use in a plan that looked unlikely to fully satisfy environmental critics.
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International Business Times
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What’s your top concern?
ProBono Australia News
Thu 4 March, 2021
The environment is Australia’s top concern, according to a new survey that finds nearly 80 per cent of people believe brands should support causes or make changes to their products to address social and environmental issues.
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Kathmandu reaches carbon neutrality four years early
Inside Retail
Thu 4 March, 2021
Outdoor fashion brand Kathmandu has managed to offset its entire carbon footprint of 8,601 tonnes in FY21, and announces it has reached its carbon neutral position four years ahead of schedule.
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European wind power weathers Covid19, but faces headwinds
Reneweconomy
Thu 4 March, 2021
Wind power in Europe withstood the worst of Covid-19, with 14.7 gigawatts of new capacity installed over 2020 but faces a series of new and old challenges to sustain the growth needed to hit climate targets, as shown in industry group Wind Europe’s 2020 statistics report.
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Inside Australia’s first 10 star home
Architecture and Design
Thu 4 March, 2021
SUHO Studio has designed the first 10 star rated home in Australia, which has set a benchmark for future housing design.
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Dazzle to survive
Cosmos
Thu 4 March, 2021
Diversification of the stunningly colourful fairy wrasses was propelled by sea-level changes during the last ice age, according to an Australian study published in the journal Systematic Biology.
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Government axes scheme to tap into farmers’ water for Murray Darling
The Age
Wed 3 March, 2021
A scheme to recover water from farmers to benefit the environment under the $12 billion Murray Darling Basin Plan has been abandoned, as the Morrison government says communities cannot sustain the economic impact of reduced irrigation activity.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
Polystyrene packaging to be banned under new government plastics plan
The Brisbane Times
Wed 3 March, 2021
Polystyrene packaging around whitegoods will be banned by the middle of next year, under the federal government’s national plastics plan to be launched on Thursday morning.
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The Age
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Australians superannuation funds over frustration on climate change
News.com.au
Wed 3 March, 2021
After bushfires devastated Australia at the start of 2020, one superannuation fund saw a groundswell in new members as people voted with their wallets over climate change concerns.
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The Advertiser
The Herald Sun
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The circular economy interventions Australia must take to address climate change
The Fifth Estate
Wed 3 March, 2021
Late last month global circular economy organisation Circle Economy released their latest edition of the Circularity Gap Report, an initiative that aims to measure the state of the world economy from a circular perspective and identify key interventions to transition to a more circular model.
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Mercer joins net-zero club
Financial Standard
Wed 3 March, 2021
Mercer Australia has committed to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 for its Australian funds and the Mercer-managed investment options within Mercer Super.
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Investor Daily
Mercer commits to net zero by 2050
Houston’s big oil conference goes green as energy transition accelerates
The Australian
Wed 3 March, 2021
For years, Mark Brownstein of the Environmental Defense Fund felt a little foreign at Houston’s big energy conference, where fossil fuels were king and conversations about climate change and clean energy were largely whispers in the hallways.
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Firms backed by Robert Downey Jr. and Bill Gates have funded an electric motor company that slashes energy consumption
Yahoo News
Wed 3 March, 2021
Sometimes the smallest innovations can have the biggest impacts on the world's efforts to stop global climate change. Arguably, one of the biggest contributors in the fight against climate change to date has been the switch to the humble LED light, which has slashed hundreds of millions of tons of carbon dioxide emissions simply by reducing energy consumption in buildings.
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Australia confirms extinction of 13 more species, including first reptile since colonisation
The Guardian
Wed 3 March, 2021
Christmas Island forest skink and 12 mammals on list, which also includes the desert bettong, broad-cheeked hopping mouse and Nullarbor barred bandicoot
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Taronga to build platypus refuge at Dubbo
Yahoo News
Wed 3 March, 2021
Another of the country's most iconic animals could join the koala in extinction by the end of the century, conservationists say.
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Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The West Australian
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Cushelle Launches Charity Partnership With WWF In Bid To Save Koalas
B & T
Wed 3 March, 2021
Of the estimated 85,000 koalas left in Australia the fires impacted more than 60,000 of the marsupials, leaving thousands homeless and the koala species now threatened with possible extinction in parts of Australia by 2050.
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Cambodia's Royal Turtle lays eggs in captivity for first time
Yahoo News
Wed 3 March, 2021
An endangered turtle bred in captivity laid eggs for the first time in Cambodia, conservationists said this week, in a massive win for animal protection in the kingdom.
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International Business Times
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Qld graziers hit by grasshopper plague
Yahoo News
Wed 3 March, 2021
Just four weeks ago, graziers in western Queensland were celebrating new growth in their paddocks after decent summer rain finally fell.
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Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
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Better water saving standards
Choice
Wed 3 March, 2021
Water is one of our country's most precious resources. With droughts becoming more frequent and severe due to climate change, conserving water is more important than ever.
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Troubling detail in Aussie weather data
News.com.au
Wed 3 March, 2021
This summer was our wettest for five years and the coolest in a decade, due mostly to La Nina shaking up Australia’s climate.
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