Issue date : Wed 7 April, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 59 Seconds
Number of items : 47
Malcolm Turnbull has the right vision but once again tricky politics got in the way
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 7 April, 2021
The ferocity of conflicts over coal still throws spanners in the works of Australian politics. Malcolm Turnbull’s removal as chair of the NSW Net Zero Emissions and Clean Economy Board is a stark example of the difficulties Australian governments have in dealing with climate change and the transition to clean energy. And yet, the momentum in the shift to a cleaner economy will ultimately sweep aside the adverse politics.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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The new responsibility for CSR and purpose in current times
ProBono Australia News
Wed 7 April, 2021
Emphasising a global perspective, CSR for Purpose, Shared Value and Deep Transformation offers a deep dive into social entre- and intrapreneurship, innovation, shared value, social impact, stakeholder engagement, and the development of the UN sustainable development goals beyond 2030.
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Moving on and up from the pandemic
ProBono Australia News
Wed 7 April, 2021
Moving Feast is a collective of some of Australia’s best known social enterprises working together to create justice, sustainability and resilience in our food systems, writes Maggie Coggan in this month’s Spotlight on social enterprise.
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China’s coal plant boom offsets record coal retirement in US and EU
Reneweconomy
Wed 7 April, 2021
A new report by Global Energy Monitor (GEM) shows record coal plants closures in most of the world offset by an expansion of coal in China, in 2020. China was responsible fo 85% of the total of 87.4 gigawatts of proposed new coal plants, in 2020.
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Contested 100MW solar project on Canberra’s outskirts gets green light
Reneweconomy
Wed 7 April, 2021
A 100MW solar farm on the outskirts of Canberra in the New South Wales Yass Valley region has been given the green light, with construction slated to begin in 2022 after the heavily contested project was granted final approvals this week.
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Polar bears forced to forage eggs as warming shrinks hunting grounds
Yahoo News
Wed 7 April, 2021
Hungry polar bears are increasingly foraging on seabird eggs as climate change shrinks their Arctic hunting grounds, but research published Wednesday on the phenomenon highlights the struggle these apex predators have to adapt to their rapidly changing environment.
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International Business Times
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Botswana allows hunting of 287 elephants
Yahoo News
Wed 7 April, 2021
Botswana's authorities have issued 287 elephant-hunting licences as the hunting season resumed after it was suspended last year due to the pandemic.
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The Canberra Times
The West Australian
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Royal Sydney Golf Club: Removal of trees will restore original coastal heathlands
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 7 April, 2021
Sydney’s most prestigious and privately held golf club has revised its controversial $17 million redevelopment plan, promising to plant three times more trees and rip up a quarter of turf to create 14 hectares of native heathland true to the local landscape before colonisation.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Lake Macquarie environment groups want more done to reduce pollution from power stations
The Newcastle Herald
Wed 7 April, 2021
Lake Macquarie environment groups are targeting pollution from the region's two power stations as part of a campaign calling for stronger action to improve air quality. The State Government recently released a draft air quality strategy, which aims to introduce a whole of government approach for improving air quality and minimising adverse effects on human health.
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Recycling beer waste?
Cosmos
Wed 7 April, 2021
When you crack open a cold beer at the end of a long day, food waste is probably not on your mind. But the process of making beer generates massive amounts of leftover grain – and researchers from Virginia Tech in the US have just developed a new way to use it.
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Protest targets Bravus coal mine in Qld
Yahoo News
Wed 7 April, 2021
Protesters have tried to blockade a rail construction site at the controversial Carmichael coal mine project in central Queensland.
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The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
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Sri Lanka bans importation of palm oil, orders removal of crops
The New Daily
Tue 6 April, 2021
Sri Lanka’s president has imposed an immediate ban on the import of palm oil and has ordered the gradual removal of the crops, in a move to eliminate the environmentally harmful cultivations in the country, an official says.
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Time for a global wealth tax anyone? Why life is a lottery
The Fifth Estate
Tue 6 April, 2021
As a nation, we have, for what seems like the longest time, wrestled with issues like truth, justice, and equality as central and sustainable edifices of an egalitarian society, let alone as a planet.
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Rio Tinto doubles down on net zero target with Japan
Australian Mining
Tue 6 April, 2021
Rio Tinto has intensified its efforts to decarbonise by 2050 by joining Japan’s Green Value Chain (GVC) Platform Network to achieve scope one, two and three emissions reductions targets.
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Universities are missing the mark teaching SDGs in business – but there's a way to fix it
Lens
Tue 6 April, 2021
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda), which came into effect on 1 January, 2016, with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at its core, is a guide to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges, including ending poverty and bringing economic prosperity, social inclusion, environmental sustainability, and peace to all countries and people by 2030.
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Cleanaway offers $2.5 billion for Suez Australia
Inside Waste
Tue 6 April, 2021
Cleanaway has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Suez to acquire Suez R&R Australia for $2.52 billion.
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“Massless” battery breakthrough promises to help electric planes take off
Reneweconomy
Tue 6 April, 2021
Swedish researchers have produced a battery made of ultra-lightweight materials, including carbon fibre that works as an electrode, a conductor, and a load-bearing structure, in a breakthrough that could pave the way for lighter, more efficient electric cars and planes.
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A step towards ‘More Sun for Everyone’ and a fairer energy transition
Reneweconomy
Tue 6 April, 2021
The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) recently released a draft rule change proposal that will require networks to improve the electricity grid to increase uptake of energy exports like solar and enable fairer pricing.
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China's bitcoin mining rush risks derailing climate goals
Yahoo News
Tue 6 April, 2021
China's electricity-hungry bitcoin mines that power nearly 80 percent of the global trade in cryptocurrencies risk undercutting the country's climate goals, a study in the journal Nature said on Tuesday.
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International Business Times
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‘It’s a traumatic experience’: Shock and outrage after destruction of ancient Aboriginal site
The Age
Tue 6 April, 2021
No one knows how long ago the Djab Wurrung people placed a perfect ellipse of volcanic stones across the landscape less than a kilometre north-west of the eel-rich waters of Lake Bolac, in western Victoria.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
Nepal hit by worst wildfires in almost a decade
Yahoo News
Tue 6 April, 2021
Nepal is experiencing its worst fire season in almost a decade, officials said Tuesday, as huge blazes rage across the country's forests, engulfing the Himalayan nation in a shroud of brownish haze.
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Rise of the 'robo-plants', as scientists fuse nature with tech
Yahoo News
Tue 6 April, 2021
Remote-controlled Venus flytrap "robo-plants" and crops that tell farmers when they are hit by disease could become reality after scientists developed a high-tech system for communicating with vegetation.
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International Business Times
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Waterspout seen off Maroubra Beach in Sydney
News.com.au
Tue 6 April, 2021
A Sydney woman could hardly believe her eyes when she spotted a spinning column moving across the sea.
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Perthnow
The Australian
The Herald Sun
The Weekly Times
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75 years after nuclear testing in the Pacific began, the fallout continues to wreak havoc
The Conversation
Tue 6 April, 2021
This year marks 75 years since the United States launched its immense atomic testing program in the Pacific. The historical fallout from tests carried out over 12 years in the Marshall Islands, then a UN Trust Territory governed by the US, have framed seven decades of US relations with the Pacific nation.
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WCRA – ban extension needed
Inside Waste
Tue 6 April, 2021
Despite the best efforts of the Government to support industry, the infrastructure is not yet in place in Australia to deal with the processing of volumes of mixed plastics currently in the market, according to Tony Khoury, executive director of the Waste Contractors & Recyclers Association of NSW (WCRA).
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Puma, First Mile launch third sustainably-focused collection ahead of Earth Day 2021
Yahoo News
Tue 6 April, 2021
Ahead of Earth Day 2021, sportswear brand Puma and First Mile, an organization focused on creating jobs globally though community-based recycling programs, have debuted their third collection. Focused on sustainability and reducing a carbon footprint, apparel and sneakers are manufactured from recyclable materials.
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