Issue date : Tue 23 March, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 30 Seconds
Number of items : 53
Will Australia’s states save the day on climate and the clean energy transition?
Reneweconomy
Tue 23 March, 2021
A new report released yesterday by WWF Australia provides a valuable update on the weighting of effort and ambition across a range of different levels of government, in Australia. The most recognisable distinction is between the federal and the state governments; the former confirmed as laggards and the latter picking up the slack.
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Fashion industry failing to meet green targets: report
Yahoo News
Tue 23 March, 2021
Fashion's biggest firms are making slow progress in meeting promises to improve their environmental and social impact, according to a damning sustainability report released Monday.
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International Business Times
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How are sustainability ETFs faring?
Money Management
Tue 23 March, 2021
As ETF Securities forecasts more exchange traded fund (ETF) launches in the sustainability space, how have existing products fared in this space?
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Recycling giant Bingo defends environmental record ahead of potential takeover
The Age
Tue 23 March, 2021
Recycling giant Bingo Industries has defended its environmental credentials ahead of a potential takeover by a consortium of investors after a mysterious short seller questioned its recycling record.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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AGL lodges plans for 200MW big battery at Loy Yang power station
Reneweconomy
Tue 23 March, 2021
Australia’s biggest emitter and coal generator AGL says it has lodged a planning application to the Victorian government for a 200MW, four hour big battery at its Loy Yang A coal generator in the Latrobe Valley.
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Sydney to get green makeover
Infrastructure Magazine
Tue 23 March, 2021
The City of Sydney has released a new plan to cover 40 per cent of the city in greenery by 2050, with 700 new street trees to be planted per year.
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COVID increases biosecurity awareness
Farm Weekly
Tue 23 March, 2021
COVID-19 may have presented the Australian agriculture industry with many challenges, but it did also have at least one benefit - giving the public an understanding of the concept of biosecurity.
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Health benefits from natural sounds
Cosmos
Tue 23 March, 2021
Adding to the myriad benefits bestowed by nature, scientists report that natural sounds alone – such as waterfalls and birdsong – are good for our health.
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Marine Fuel made from plastic waste
Inside Waste
Tue 23 March, 2021
Clean Planet Energy has released details of two new fuels manufactured for use in any ship or vessel. Both fuels are produced using non-recyclable waste plastics as the feedstock, therefore removing waste, which would otherwise go to incineration, landfill or into our oceans.
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Wastewater solution perfect for multi-faceted business
Food & Beverage
Tue 23 March, 2021
With several wastewater streams and a growing business, Cupitt’s Estate needed a reliable wastewater treatment system. Aerofloat had the solution.
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When tyre recyclers deal with dodgy overseas operators
Inside Waste
Tue 23 March, 2021
Dodgy overseas operators have caused approximately 100 shipping containers full of used tyres exported from Australia to Malaysia to be abandoned in Penang.
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Boris Johnson outlines why Scott Morrison was rejected to speak at climate summit
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 22 March, 2021
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Scott Morrison that Australia was denied the opportunity to speak at last year’s climate summit because he wanted to encourage nations to set more ambitious emissions reduction targets.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Cleaning up chemicals Bill passed
Inside Waste
Mon 22 March, 2021
The Morrison Government has passed the Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management (Register) Bill 2020 in Parliament.
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Federal EPA would help halt species' decline, advocates say
The Canberra Times
Mon 22 March, 2021
A crossbencher's model for a federal environmental protection agency would create the type of tough watchdog needed to halt the decline of Australia's threatened species, advocacy groups say.
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Greens try to head off Snowy Hydro gas plant with fossil fuel ban
Reneweconomy
Mon 22 March, 2021
The Australian Greens have introduced legislation that would prohibit the federal government owned Snowy Hydro from investing in new fossil fuelled power stations, seeking to head off a looming decision by the Morrison government that would see a new government owned gas generator constructed in Kurri Kurri.
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Gladys Berejiklian was wrong to say the NSW floods were beyond anyone’s expectations
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 22 March, 2021
Premier Gladys Berejiklian has described the devastating flooding in NSW as a “one-in-100-year event” that was “beyond anyone’s expectations”. She’s wrong on both counts. Climate change is rapidly increasing the frequency and severity of extreme weather events such as the floods that are now spilling over Warragamba Dam.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Investors to turn up heat on Australia’s biggest emitters
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 22 March, 2021
Corporate Australia’s heaviest emitters are not spending the money investors say is required for them to hit their pledges of cutting greenhouse gases and achieve “net-zero” emissions.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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NSW floods could expose underinsurance. Here’s how to protect yourself
The New Daily
Mon 22 March, 2021
Another year, another ‘once-in-a-century’ natural disaster. Flooding on New South Wales’ mid-north coast has thrust non-insurance against climate change risks into the spotlight after the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) declared a catastrophe.
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Coles launches new sustainability initiative
CMO
Mon 22 March, 2021
The supermarket chain has launched an ambitious new sustainability program covering power, recycling, packaging and a new logo
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S&P to reconsider Adani in Sustainability Index
Investor Daily
Mon 22 March, 2021
S&P Global has agreed to review its inclusion of Adani Ports in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, after it was called out by a campaign pointing to links with the Myanmar military and environmental concerns.
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Governments need to get out of the way with timber – and let farmers have a go
The Fifth Estate
Mon 22 March, 2021
TIMBER: If the government gives you money to plant trees, then maybe you won’t be bothered to grow them otherwise. And, if you’re banned from chopping them down, maybe you won’t plant them at all. Not good thinking according to agroforestry guru Rowan Reid, who spoke to The Fifth Estate for this follow up piece to our recent deep dive into timber.
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Warning threatened species list will grow
Yahoo News
Mon 22 March, 2021
Australia's threatened species list is set to grow significantly following devastating bushfires and other environmental catastrophes.
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The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
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Rainfall goes to waste as Australia lets drier climate costs rise
Farm Weekly
Mon 22 March, 2021
One of the nation's leading agricultural academics says drenching rainfall along Australia's eastern coastal fringe will be shamefully wasted as water policy paralysis widely ignores our increasingly drought-risky future.
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Forecasters picked this big rainfall event but future is more tricky
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 22 March, 2021
Meteorologists knew this week’s deluge soaking eastern Australia would be a big event but it was the scale and its persistence that was harder to tell. Predicting how climate change will juice the system up further is even trickier to forecast.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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