Issue date : Mon 12 April, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 04 Seconds
Number of items : 48
Government accused of pressuring experts who questioned its gas-fired recovery plan
ABC News
Mon 12 April, 2021
The government has been accused of pressuring experts who questioned its gas-fired recovery plan, Four Corners can reveal.
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Damage bill from natural disasters to treble by 2061
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 12 April, 2021
More frequent and intense natural disasters fuelled by climate change are forecast to cost NSW between $15.8 and $17.2 billion a year by 2061 – more than three times the current damage bill from weather-related destruction.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Amundi relaunches fund with climate goals
Money Management
Mon 12 April, 2021
Amundi has launched the Amundi Responsible Investing: Just Transition for Climate fund with the aim to support the energy transition to reduce carbon footprint.
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“The winter problem’: Why Grattan says we shouldn’t aim for 100pct renewables
Reneweconomy
Mon 12 April, 2021
The Grattan Institute says a 100 per cent renewably-powered electricity grid is currently an unviable target because of what it calls the “winter problem” – the period in winter when demand is high and renewables supply is low – arguing policymakers should instead set their sights on 90 per cent renewables by 2040.
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Hydrogen and renewables to power up jobs in SA regions
The Advertiser
Mon 12 April, 2021
A fast economic path using hydrogen to tackle climate change will boost regional SA, especially Whyalla, the Riverland and Mid North, experts say.
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Europeans favour combustion engine ban
7 News
Mon 12 April, 2021
European city-dwellers favour a continental phase-out of combustion engine car sales from 2030 to reduce emissions.
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The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
Yahoo News
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Why India's forest fires are worrying scientists
Yahoo News
Mon 12 April, 2021
The lush-green mountains in the background usually make the famous Nainital lake in Uttarakhand state of northern India more picturesque.
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France approves ban on short-haul flights in climate push
Yahoo News
Sun 11 April, 2021
French officials moved late on Saturday to ban domestic flights on routes that are connected by train and can be travelled in less than two-and-a-half hours.
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Efficient energy transition needs carbon price
The Australian Financial Review
Sun 11 April, 2021
Grant King’s appointment to lead the nation’s top climate advisory body shows Australia’s climate and energy policy is converging towards the centre.
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Oil Search under pressure from green investors to change name
The Australian
Sun 11 April, 2021
Oil Search is facing pressure to change its name, with its fossil fuel moniker seen out of step with a global push to accelerate efforts on climate change.
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The Courier Mail
The Gold Coast Bulletin
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Disasters push 'social investing' demand
7 News
Sun 11 April, 2021
Financial investment is no longer just about profit, but a greater good. The environment and humanity are among the latest drivers for those with enough cash to invest.
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Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
Yahoo News
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Driftnet ban not working: Greenpeace
Yahoo News
Sun 11 April, 2021
Greenpeace has uncovered widespread use of illegal driftnets in the northwest Indian Ocean, which it says are decimating marine life in what is one of the world's most ecologically vulnerable fishing grounds.
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7 News
Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
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Rhino population in Nepal grows in conservation boost
Yahoo News
Sun 11 April, 2021
Nepal's population of endangered one-horned rhinoceros has grown by more than a hundred over the past six years, officials said, with campaigners hailing the increase as a conservation "milestone".
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International Business Times
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How spinifex grasses got their ring shapes
Cosmos
Sun 11 April, 2021
Scientists say they may have solved a longstanding mystery of how Australia’s iconic spinifex got its distinctive ring shape. It seems the grasses die off in the middle due to a build-up of pathogenic soil microbes.
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China's Plans For Himalayan Super Dam Stoke Fears In India
International Business Times
Sun 11 April, 2021
China is planning a mega dam in Tibet able to produce triple the electricity generated by the Three Gorges -- the world's largest power station -- stoking fears among environmentalists and in neighbouring India.
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Cold fronts to bring snow, frost across southern states over weekend
News.com.au
Sun 11 April, 2021
Victorians and Tasmanians are being warned to brace for the “coldest day of the year” as two cold fronts smash the two southern states on Sunday.
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Perthnow
The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
The Herald Sun
The Weekly Times
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News.com.au
Snow and rain have lashed parts of Victoria with icy cold temperatures bringing an early winter
NT News
Perthnow
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Weekly Times
Climate agencies are being gassified as Australia ramps up international greenwash
Reneweconomy
Sat 10 April, 2021
The heat is on for Australia’s government to create a fabricated impression of climate success and sell that fabrication to the world to stave off criticism. Last month, there was a full-effort trial run of this process during the election campaign of Australia’s former finance minister and now new Secretary-General of the Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Mathias Cormann. That mostly involved painful contortions of Australia’s emissions data and climate targets, and it seems that it worked pretty well for Cormann.
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MS Amlin rules out insurance for controversial Adani coal mine
Insurance Business
Sat 10 April, 2021
Major Lloyd’s of London syndicate and London-based (re)insurer MS Amlin has ruled out insurance coverage for the “polluting” Adani Carmichael coal mine project, emphasising the need for a low-carbon future.
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Faster, cheaper, cleaner: Big batteries the new king of peaking services
Reneweconomy
Sat 10 April, 2021
Big batteries have emerged as the more effective provider of peaking services within the electricity market, beating out gas generators on cost and effectiveness, new analysis published by the Clean Energy Council has argued.
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Four dead whales wash ashore in nine days
Yahoo News
Sat 10 April, 2021
Four dead gray whales have washed ashore San Francisco Bay Area beaches in the last nine days, with experts saying Friday one was struck by a ship.
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7 News
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
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The sanctuary of dolphins
The Australian
Sat 10 April, 2021
The wild dolphins of Adelaide’s Port River helped save me. But can we save them?
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Chinese resort company brought to task for environmental damage in Fiji
ABC News
Fri 9 April, 2021
Australian surfer Navrin Fox thought he secured a piece of paradise when he bought a 99-year lease for an acre of land on one of Fiji's popular tourist islands, Malolo, with fellow surfer Woody Jack several years ago.
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How clean is the Hunter Valley air?
Cosmos
Fri 9 April, 2021
The air quality in New South Wales’ Hunter Valley has made news this week, with serving and former politicians accusing one another of ‘cherry-picking’ data and misrepresenting information about how coal power stations pollute the air.
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