Issue date : Wed 10 March, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 59 Seconds
Number of items : 47
NSW’s vision for the future dependent on flood modelling
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 10 March, 2021
Billions of dollars of development in Sydney’s west and north-west are dependent on flood-proofing the region, with growing opposition to raising the Warragamba Dam wall casting doubt on ambitions to double the population and generate thousands of new jobs in the area.
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Pembroke's Olive Downs coal mine approved despite department's concerns about waterways
ABC News
Wed 10 March, 2021
A massive coal mine that was a key platform in Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk's election campaign gained approvals despite the environmental regulator raising serious concerns behind the scenes about lasting impacts on surrounding waterways, ABC Investigations can reveal.
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Mathias Cormann insists he ‘always’ supported global climate action
The New Daily
Wed 10 March, 2021
Former Australian finance minister Mathias Cormann, who is vying to become the new head of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), says he would pursue an “ambitious” and “global” approach to help countries become carbon-neutral by 2050.
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The single most important resource underpinning Australia’s food security is under threat
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 10 March, 2021
I’ve spent the past six months out in the Murray-Darling Basin, listening and learning. During my latest trip – to central and northern NSW – I was struck deeply by the great uncertainty many people are feeling about the future after experiencing the hottest and driest three years on record.
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Kathmandu CEO: How we capped carbon
Inside Retail
Wed 10 March, 2021
Outdoor clothing brand Kathmandu is making strides in sustainability, recently announcing that it reached its target of carbon neutrality four years earlier than expected. During a challenging 12 months, which saw sales in the first half of FY21 plummet by 30 per cent, Kathmandu Holdings leaned on its recent acquisitions of Rip Curl and Oboz, and doubled down on its sustainability goals. “Sustainability has never just been a line item for us – it’s always been at the heart of everythin
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Ten years on from Fukushima, nuclear power continues to struggle with deeper problems
Reneweconomy
Wed 10 March, 2021
We react to disaster compressed in timescale, in proportion. This is why COVID19 spurs emergency action but the slow-burn of fossil-fuel caused climate change doesn’t quite manage the same (among other things). It’s also partly why the spectre of nuclear meltdown is so salient. That sensation – of the fear of a sudden, inescapable catastrophe – is universal. The immobilising feeling of a health and safety risk you cannot escape, but that you never asked for and that you don’t benefit from is the root cause of plenty of sub-types of technological backlash, from Wi-Fi, to 5G to wind turbine syndrome.
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NERA to tackle oil and gas decommissioning
Energy Magazine
Wed 10 March, 2021
National Energy Resources Australia (NERA) has launched the Centre of Decommissioning Australia (CODA) a collaborative body to address the challenges of decommissioning Australia’s aging oil and gas infrastructure.
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Dismantling oil and gas rigs to cost $52b
7 News
Wed 10 March, 2021
Australia's offshore oil and gas infrastructure has a hefty $52 billion decommissioning price tag attached to it.
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The West Australian
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The sudden death of the snow gums
ABC News
Wed 10 March, 2021
On the highest peaks and plains of the Australian Alps, these trees are being decimated by a tiny enemy. Can anything save them from being wiped out?
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FRDC: How Australian consumers support sustainable seafood
Food & Beverage
Wed 10 March, 2021
As part of the Sustainable Seafood Week, held from the 8 to 14 of March, the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) asked individuals from all parts of the seafood supply chain how they contribute to and support sustainable seafood.
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Rudd calls for mid-term climate target
Yahoo News
Tue 9 March, 2021
Kevin Rudd says Australia faces export taxes from trading partners if it doesn't act soon on setting new and more ambitious emissions targets.
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7 News
Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
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Minister’s tree-clearing direction prompted legal concerns
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 9 March, 2021
The state’s top planning bureaucrat warned his counterpart at Transport for NSW that his minister’s directive to clear tens of thousands of trees along major highways potentially posed serious legal implications.
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UK banks face climate conflicts of interest: study
Yahoo News
Tue 9 March, 2021
British banks face potential conflicts of interest over climate change because almost 80 percent of board members have links with high-polluting sectors, a study showed on Tuesday.
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International Business Times
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Business told to lift its green game, or else
The Australian
Tue 9 March, 2021
More than 40 per cent of Australia’s largest companies have “insufficient” climate change plans, analysis reveals.
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Industry fund awards ESG mandate
Financial Standard
Tue 9 March, 2021
A $6 billion industry fund has implemented State Street Corporation's ESG Risk Analytics Solution to manage the carbon emissions of its assets.
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Snowy signs up new 90MW solar farm as part of retailing deal with BP
Reneweconomy
Tue 9 March, 2021
The government owned energy generator and retailer Snowy Hydro has signed a deal with Lightsource bp for a new solar farm in western NSW that will help deliver a 100 per cent renewable energy product to the oil giant’s network of retail outlets in NSW.
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Bushfire-ravaged town facing influx of European wasps
9 News
Tue 9 March, 2021
More than a year since the regional Victorian town of Mallacoota was ravaged by bushfires, local residents are facing a new threat - an influx of European wasps.
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'Rat Island's' miraculous ecological recovery
9 News
Tue 9 March, 2021
An Alaskan archipelago once dubbed the "Rat Islands" have provided a stunning example of ecological recovery, a new study has said.
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Survey claims 80 per cent of Australia’s food packaging can’t be recycled
Inside Waste
Tue 9 March, 2021
Up to 80 per cent of Australia’s food products’ packaging cannot be directly recycled in household waste bins, according to a survey done in conjunction with WWF-Australia, Planet Ark, City of Sydney, Monash Sustainable Development Institute, Adaptation Environmental Support and the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation to survey the recyclability.
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‘Structural racism’: Fight for recycling service in public housing towers
The Age
Tue 9 March, 2021
Public housing residents in Melbourne’s inner-north are pushing for proper recycling services after being denied access for a decade, leaving them little choice but to throw all their rubbish into landfill.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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5 ways to spot if someone is trying to mislead you when it comes to science
The Conversation
Tue 9 March, 2021
It’s not a new thing for people to try to mislead you when it comes to science. But in the age of COVID-19 — when we’re being bombarded with even more information than usual, when there’s increased uncertainty, and when we may be feeling overwhelmed and fearful — we’re perhaps even more susceptible to being deceived.
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