Issue date : Thu 11 March, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 29 Seconds
Number of items : 41
The ministerial request that would clear 145,000 football fields of NSW land
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 11 March, 2021
More than 140,000 football fields of NSW land, including sections of national parks and state forests, would need to be cleared to adhere to a sweeping ministerial direction that was issued in the wake of the Black Summer bushfires.
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Queensland introduces laws to ban single-use straws, polystyrene containers
News.com.au
Thu 11 March, 2021
Queensland has banned a host of single-use plastic and polystyrene items in a bid to protect the state’s “world-renowned natural features”.
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The Mercury
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All single-use plastics to be banned in Queensland
The Gold Coast Bulletin
Gold Coast’s youngest MPs Meaghan Scanlon, Sam O’Connor back ban on single-use plastics for Queensland
NT News
The Advertiser
The Herald Sun
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Qld bans single-use plastics, polystyrene
Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
7 News
The Guardian
Queensland passes laws banning 'killer' single-use plastics
Australia’s coal collapse is coming, and Angus Taylor needs to get out of the way
Reneweconomy
Thu 11 March, 2021
The worst-kept secret in the energy industry isn’t secret anymore. EnergyAustralia’s Yallourn power station, the massive, wildly emissions-intensive Victorian brown coal plant is lopping four years off its lifespan, and is now due to close in 2028, seven long years into the future.
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Bitcoin boom has huge carbon footprint
Cosmos
Thu 11 March, 2021
Cryptocurrencies have surged in popularity and dominated news headlines in the first quarter of 2021, with Bitcoin – the best known of them – reaching new highs of US$58,000 (about AUD75,000) per coin in February – But what about its carbon footprint?
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Warming oceans risk to baby sharks: study
The Canberra Times
Thu 11 March, 2021
The warming of worldwide oceans from climate change means baby sharks are at risk of being born smaller and without the energy they need to survive, scientists say.
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Between a black rock and a hard place
ABC News
Thu 11 March, 2021
For more than 100 years, Collie has dug up coal. But Australia’s demand for the black river of gold is drying up.
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Improved recycling process for carbon fibres
Inside Waste
Thu 11 March, 2021
Recycling of composite materials could be up to 70 per cent cheaper and lead to a large reduction in CO2 emissions compared to standard manufacturing.
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‘These issues are global’: new NGV exhibit connects country and climate
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 11 March, 2021
The four-panel artwork glows like the embers of a bushfire that swept through the gallery. Under the spotlight on a dark wall, its appears almost three dimensional, burned into the fabric and the wall behind by the White King bleach used in its creation.
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The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Full cost of ‘expensive’ Warragamba Dam project unclear
The Australian
Wed 10 March, 2021
The NSW Minister for Western Sydney has defended a controversial proposal to raise Sydney’s Warragamba Dam wall by 14m, and refused to name the full cost of the project.
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UK's oil consultant contract for climate talks sparks concern
Yahoo News
Wed 10 March, 2021
Britain's decision to award the Boston Consulting Group a £1-million contract to help organise the UN's COP26 climate summit poses a "potential conflict of interest" due to its ties to fossil fuel companies, environmental groups have told AFP.
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International Business Times
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No amount of government subsidies can halt decline of gas
Reneweconomy
Wed 10 March, 2021
Today, the early closure of Yallourn coal-fired power station in Victoria was announced. The closure is four years earlier than anticipated and points to the rapidly changing economics of power production in Australia.
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Yallourn exit could be fully offset by energy efficient Victorian homes
Reneweconomy
Wed 10 March, 2021
The planned 2028 closure of EnergyAustralia’s Yallourn power station in Victoria could be fully offset by household energy savings, driven by the uptake of efficient appliances and other measures recently funded by the state government, new calculations have found.
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Australia’s big fossil fuel generators are being replaced by big batteries
Reneweconomy
Wed 10 March, 2021
One of Australia’s oldest and most polluting power stations – the Yallourn brown coal generator in Victoria – is to close four years early and will be partially replaced by what is being described as the world’s biggest battery.
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EnergyAustralia to close Yallourn coal plant in 2028, to build massive big battery
Reneweconomy
Wed 10 March, 2021
EnergyAustralia will close the Yallourn Power station four years earlier than planned, announcing an accelerated closure date of mid-2028 as coal generators face the impacts of falling electricity prices and the rising costs of maintaining ageing infrastructure.
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Hungary to install solar at site of last coal plant as it fast-tracks coal exit
Reneweconomy
Wed 10 March, 2021
Hungary has become the seventh EU country to plan a coal phase-out by 2025, and the sixth European country to bring forward its coal phase-out plan after announcing it will bring forward the closure of its last coal generator and partially replace it with a solar farm.
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Long-held theory of vertebrate evolution upended
Cosmos
Wed 10 March, 2021
For a long time, it was thought that lampreys – jawless fish of the superclass Cyclostomata – were remnants of a past ancestor of all animals with a backbone (including humans), because they are genetic relatives of vertebrates, but they have a cartilage backbone.
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Fossil forests under Antarctic ice
Pursuit
Wed 10 March, 2021
Recently described fossils are the most diverse yet of forests that grew in Antarctica around 56 million years ago, providing valuable information about Earth’s past and future climate
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Russian mining giant pays $2bn fine for Arctic spill
Yahoo News
Wed 10 March, 2021
Russian mining giant Norilsk Nickel announced on Wednesday it had paid a nearly $2 billion fine for a giant fuel spill in the Arctic last year.
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Greenpeace activists land on ECB roof in climate protest
Yahoo News
Wed 10 March, 2021
Two Greenpeace activists paraglided onto the roof of a European Central Bank building in Frankfurt on Wednesday, accusing the institution of carrying out environmentally unfriendly bond purchases.
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International Business Times
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‘The most important business story of the last 100 years’
ProBono Australia News
Wed 10 March, 2021
Beyond Zero tells the story of Interface and the company’s visionary founder Ray Anderson who led them on a quest to stop all negative environmental impacts by 2020. We sat down with director Nathan Havey to find out why he brought the story to the screen.
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