Issue date : Tue 9 March, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 16 Seconds
Number of items : 62
Govt scraps program after promise not to buy water from farmers
The Canberra Times
Tue 9 March, 2021
The government has followed through on its promise to stop buying water from farmers to meet the Murray Darling Basin Plan recovery targets, scrapping the Water Efficient Program (WEP).
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Nature concerns spur legal bid against secret national cabinet documents
The Age
Tue 9 March, 2021
Secret documents detailing how the Morrison government decided to fast track 15 major infrastructure projects, including gas and uranium developments, face a legal challenge that could force their release.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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NSW koala laws 'not a diminution': Stokes
Yahoo News
Tue 9 March, 2021
The NSW planning minister has insisted his government's new koala conservation planning rules are "not a diminution" of rural koala protection measures, adding they will be buttressed shortly.
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Perthnow
The West Australian
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Tesla’s secret big battery revealed in Texas
Reneweconomy
Tue 9 March, 2021
A Tesla subsidiary is secretly building a 100 megawatt energy storage project in Angleton, Texas, as revealed today by Bloomberg Green‘s Dana Hull and Naureen S Malik, only weeks after a blackout resulted in most of the state’s generators and fossil fuel supply infrastructure failing during icy weather.
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Headless? No hindrance…
Cosmos
Tue 9 March, 2021
Move aside salamander, this sea slug is about to blow your regeneration powers out of the water.
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1.5° danger line
Cosmos
Tue 9 March, 2021
Limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius could prevent the tropics from become too hot to inhabit, say Princeton University researchers.
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Disclosing climate change risk in bonds a costly challenge: RBA
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 8 March, 2021
The Reserve Bank says the disclosure of climate change risks in the sale of government bonds would create significant challenges and costs for governments, but has welcomed the inclusion of any meaningful risks to better inform investors.
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Most rural land exempt from new NSW Coalition rules to protect koala habitat
The Guardian
Mon 8 March, 2021
The NSW Coalition has agreed to new rules to protect koala habitat but will effectively exempt most rural land from more stringent rules administered through the planning process.
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Independent Australia
Weak environmental protection laws leave koalas stranded
The Sydney Morning Herald
Stokes, Barilaro agree on koala policy compromise, defusing tensions
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
The Canberra Times
Deal reached on NSW koala management rules
Perthnow
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
China’s Five Year Plan disappoints with “baby steps” on climate policy
Reneweconomy
Mon 8 March, 2021
On Friday the Chinese government released some long-awaited detail on its latest five year plan, and it was not the news many were hoping for – especially after President Xi Jinping’s surprise promise to go “carbon neutral” by 2060.
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OPINION: Why we need women to tackle the climate crisis
Travel Weekly
Mon 8 March, 2021
A year ago, we watched devastating fires take over our land in Australia. Fire also ravaged the west coast of the United States. Farmers in Africa face severe droughts and losing considerable crops and, as a result, income.
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Larry Fink’s BlackRock ups ante on climate change
The Australian
Mon 8 March, 2021
The world’s largest fund manager BlackRock has incorporated climate change into its capital market assumptions for the first time.
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The Daily Telegraph
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
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Could an Australian billionaire unravel Sanjeev Gupta’s green industry vision?
Reneweconomy
Mon 8 March, 2021
The last decade saw British steel magnate Sanjeev Gupta quickly emerge as the saviour of one of Australia’s largest steelworks, and plans for gigawatts of large scale solar to underpin his “green steel” and “green industry” vision here and abroad.
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Consumers ‘will pay a premium’ for carbon-neutral food
The Weekly Times
Mon 8 March, 2021
AUSTRALIAN shoppers’ appetite for carbon-neutral produce is likely to grow in the coming years as more consumers pay attention to where their food comes from.
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High-net-worth families drawn to impact investing
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 8 March, 2021
Liverpool Partners, a private equity firm with an “impact investing” arm, says the pool of capital from socially conscious investors is growing, as wealthy Australians seek opportunities that combine profit-making with doing good for society.
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Northern Beaches Council joins 100% renewables club
Government News
Mon 8 March, 2021
Northern Beaches Council has signed an agreement with a renewable energy company which will see it switch over to 100 per cent green power.
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China ban gives Australian coal miners a quality quandary
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 8 March, 2021
An ironic thing happened over the past decade as the Australian thermal coal sector was busy spruiking its merits as the world’s highest quality supplier with the best chance of survival in a decarbonising world.
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‘Closures any day’: Coal-fired power plants in peril as prices plunge
The Age
Mon 8 March, 2021
Most of Australia’s coal-fired power plants are running at a loss as electricity prices continue to slide, battering the profits of energy giants AGL and Origin and sparking warnings from within the industry of earlier-than-expected plant closures.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Wangarĩ Maathai grows a movement
Cosmos
Mon 8 March, 2021
In 1977, more than 40 years before United States Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York unveiled the Green New Deal, which the New York Times in 2019 described as “a congressional resolution that lays out a grand plan for tackling climate change”, Wangarĩ Muta Maathai launched the Green Belt Movement (GBM), through the National Council of Women of Kenya.
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The green way to explore
The West Australian
Mon 8 March, 2021
Last Sunday was Clean Up Australia Day, when Australians were encouraged to “clean up” and preserve the environment. But the best way to keep Australia clean is to not make a mess in the first place.
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Can China build coal plants and climate treaties at once?
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 7 March, 2021
“Trust, but verify,” said Ronald Reagan to sceptics when he negotiated with Russia to help abate an existential threat to the world in the form of nuclear weapons.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Hundreds of dead fish seen in Swan River
7 News
Sun 7 March, 2021
Hundreds of dead fish have been seen floating in the Swan River in Perth, prompting an investigation.
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Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
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Let’s put our energy into innovation to help fix the planet
The Australian
Sat 6 March, 2021
Across the world, politicians are going out of their way to promise fantastically expensive climate policies. US President Joe Biden has promised to spend $US500bn ($648bn) each year on climate — about 13 per cent of the entire federal revenue. The EU will spend 25 per cent of its budget on climate.
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Australia achieves record large solar energy output on Friday
Reneweconomy
Sat 6 March, 2021
As Australia’s large scale solar and wind installations continue to expand, it’s only natural to expect that the records for maximum output – and percentage share – will continue to be broken.
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Greenpeace paint Air France jet in stunt
7 News
Sat 6 March, 2021
Nine Greenpeace activists have been arrested for vandalising an Air France jet with green paint in an airport eco-protest that raised concerns about security.
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Perthnow
The Brisbane Times
The West Australian
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‘Logging the lifeboats’: Locals raise alarm over Snobs Creek
The Age
Fri 5 March, 2021
Halfway up a steep valley in Victoria’s Central Highlands, amid towering mountain ash and myrtle beech trees, a pristine creek pours over a boulder and plunges 100 metres, creating one of the tallest waterfalls in the state.
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