Issue date : Fri 26 March, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 09 Seconds
Number of items : 49
Passion for fashion finds a green future
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 26 March, 2021
Much to the dismay of environmentally conscious investors, apartment buildings can have a much larger carbon footprint than the equivalent free-standing homes.
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Why companies’ ‘net-zero’ emissions pledges should trigger a healthy dose of skepticism
The Conversation
Fri 26 March, 2021
Hundreds of companies, including major emitters like United Airlines, BP and Shell, have pledged to reduce their impact on climate change and reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. These plans sound ambitious, but what does it actually take to reach net-zero and, more importantly, will it be enough to slow climate change?
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Why Australia doesn’t need new baseload to replace old coal
Reneweconomy
Fri 26 March, 2021
As federal parliament prepares to undertake yet another review of Australia’s future energy system needs, it’s as good a time as any to remind the federal energy minister who requested said review why so-called “baseload” generation is rapidly becoming a thing of the past.
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Australian renewable growth is flattening out, and the timing couldn’t be worse
Reneweconomy
Fri 26 March, 2021
For some time, Australia’s federal government has turned to renewables for global bragging rights on climate action. On a global scale, Australia is deploying renewables relatively quickly. But it also remains among those with the highest coal share.
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Octopuses change colour based on sleep cycle
Cosmos
Fri 26 March, 2021
When sleeping, octopuses change colour, and now a study, published in iScience, shows that the colours represent octopus sleep cycles.
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Mars Wrigley and Danimer Scientific partnership in biodegradable packaging
Food & Beverage
Fri 26 March, 2021
Snack and confectionary maker Mars Wrigley has revealed a new, two-year partnership with Danimer Scientific that aims to apply sustainable packaging across Mars Wrigleys products while testing the viability of home compostable packaging.
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Banksia Award win for Yume
Food & Drink Business
Fri 26 March, 2021
Yume, the B2B online marketplace for surplus food, has won a Banksia Award for its leadership in the food waste arena.
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We must support coalminers, Meryl Swanson tells ALP
The Australian
Thu 25 March, 2021
Paterson MP Meryl Swanson has urged Labor MPs, union leaders and the party’s environmental activists not to scare coal workers by preaching to them about the need to transition out of their mining jobs.
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Getting over our toxic climate debate
The Daily Telegraph
Thu 25 March, 2021
The bushfires prompted climate change concern everywhere - except in Australia. It has sent us backwards, writes David Mills.
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The Advertiser
The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
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The world’s electric cars are leaving Australia for dust
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 25 March, 2021
If you ask Scott Morrison about electric vehicles he throws poor, and inaccurate, marketing lines at you, such as they will “end the weekend”, they “won’t tow your trailer – it’s not going to tow your boat”, as he did when former Labor leader Bill Shorten backed fairly modest objectives concerning the electrification of our vehicle fleet in the run-up to the last election.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Why charge solar homes for sending energy to the grid while coal generators get off scot-free?
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 25 March, 2021
A rule change being proposed by the Australian Energy Market Commission would allow networks to charge Australian homes and businesses with solar for putting solar energy into the grid. This proposal is being touted as necessary and fair, but these claims simply don’t hold up.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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APRA strives to end ‘bad’ and ‘evil’ climate labels
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 25 March, 2021
Pushing banks to identify businesses and sectors vulnerable to the financial impacts of climate change will help end the use of unhelpful labels such as bad or evil, but is not a ploy to strip funding from some customers or industries, according to the prudential regulator.
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Northern Trust launches green strategy
Financial Standard
Thu 25 March, 2021
Northern Trust Asset Management has established a sustainable world green transition index strategy for Australian and New Zealand investors, as it builds out its sustainable investment offering.
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Is rooftop solar really causing a network bottleneck?
Reneweconomy
Thu 25 March, 2021
In a much anticipated draft decision, the AEMC has sided with SA Power Networks in deciding that distribution access arrangements should be changed so that distributors are compensated by customers that draw electricity from the grid, as well as those that inject electricity into the grid.
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Improving rate of buildings eco-refurb “crucial in attaining net zero”
The Fifth Estate
Thu 25 March, 2021
In advance of the global Net Zero Summit on 31 March European Union member states have drawn fire for inadequate targets on energy efficient building renovation as part of their strategies for reaching climate-neutrality. That’s the view in a new report from the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE), a European not-for-profit think-tank.
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15 architecture studios are serving sustainability to Melbournians just the way they like it
The Fifth Estate
Thu 25 March, 2021
Saving the planet is serious business. But dense reports and grave figures don’t always capture hearts and minds. What if playing on our human appetites for fun, creativity and community is just what the environmental cause needs? That’s the thinking behind a new $100 billion plan to create a self-sufficient, waste free Melbourne within a decade.
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CSIRO leads National First People’s Gathering on Climate Change
The Mandarin
Thu 25 March, 2021
The CSIRO is leading a five-day event that will see Traditional Owners and scientists come together to share knowledge and co-design and develop climate adaptation and mitigation strategies.
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Beef-addicted Uruguay aiming to make farming greener
Yahoo News
Thu 25 March, 2021
Rotating cattle to keep the grass long, synching cows' pregnancies and improving bovine diet are just some of the tactics Uruguayan farmers are using to mitigate the impact of cattle on climate change.
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International Business Times
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Organic farming must grow, EU says
7 News
Thu 25 March, 2021
The European Commission will expand financial and policy support to help achieve a goal for a quarter of Europe's farmland to be organic by 2030.
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The Canberra Times
Yahoo News
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Australia begins 'long haul' to recovery as floodwaters recede
News.com.au
Thu 25 March, 2021
Members of the State Emergency Service transport relief goods during rescue operations at a flooded residential suburb of Sydney
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International Business Times
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
Pollution is messing with penis sizes and female fertility
Body & Soul
Thu 25 March, 2021
Australians are pretty familiar with the effects of climate change. But a new book says pollution has also impacted our downstairs areas in pretty serious ways.
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Your recycled yoga leggings aren’t going to save the planet
Body & Soul
Thu 25 March, 2021
They could be releasing harmful microplastics into the environment. There’s nothing quite like the peace of mind you get when you act as a conscious consumer. Recycled leggings – great! Old plastic bottles turned into a handbag, legendary!
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