Issue date : Thu 15 April, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 18 Seconds
Number of items : 39
‘Failure is not an option’: after a lost decade on climate action, the 2020s offer one last chance
The Conversation
Thu 15 April, 2021
In May 2011, almost precisely a decade ago, the government-appointed Climate Commission released its inaugural report. Titled The Critical Decade, the report’s final section warned that to keep global temperature rises to 2℃ this century, “the decade between now and 2020 is critical”.
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Big business tax cut, GST hike, climate policy overhaul in OECD recovery plan
The Age
Thu 15 April, 2021
Australia is being urged to rebuild out of the coronavirus pandemic by cutting taxes for big business, sinking more money into the education of disadvantaged children and overhauling its approach to climate change.
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WAToday
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What keeps climate scientists like me awake at night - and why the next 10 years are so critical
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 15 April, 2021
Every day, thousands of Australians find or experience a bodily symptom that could be a harbinger of something serious. Perhaps a suspicious lump, or a mole that has changed colour, or unusual gut pain. The sensible strategy, and one that most of us would take, would be to hightail it to our doctor at the earliest opportunity to get it checked out. Should the news be bad, most people would seek the life-saving treatment they need.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Thank God for the butcher, the brewer and the baker
The Spectator Australia
Thu 15 April, 2021
It’s one of the most famous quotes in economics, written by Scottish moral philosopher, Adam Smith, over two and half centuries ago. ‘It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest’.
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Paper looks at risks of investing in plastics
Inside Waste
Thu 15 April, 2021
Shareholder representative As You Sow today released a report “Plastics: The Last Straw for Big Oil?”, addressing the financial and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks of over investment in petrochemical infrastructure.
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Buy a beer and tap away your carbon
ProBono Australia News
Thu 15 April, 2021
Tap and go technology has become a normal (and convenient) part of our lives, helping us quickly purchase coffee, groceries, or a round of after-work drinks. But now, a new project is using the same technology to help save the planet.
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South Australia to introduce “flexible” export option for rooftop solar
Reneweconomy
Thu 15 April, 2021
New rooftop solar installations in parts of South Australia will face the choice of agreeing to “flexible” solar export arrangements, or be limited to a hard 1.5kW limit under new rules to be introduced within months by the local distributed grid owner, SA Power Networks
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Solar could deliver 76 per cent of global energy needs, new study says
Reneweconomy
Thu 15 April, 2021
Solar PV will emerge as the major energy supplier by the middle of the century, generating as much as 76% of global electricity demand which will include the transport and heat sectors, according to a new study.
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Homeowners reluctant to spend on natural disaster protection
Insurance Business
Thu 15 April, 2021
Despite the threat of climate change on Australia, homeowners would rather spend money on bathroom renovations than natural disaster protection, according to Suncorp's latest report.
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Six eastern Aust habitats crucial: report
Yahoo News
Thu 15 April, 2021
Unburnt animal habitat across six east Australian forest landscapes must be protected to prevent widespread species extinction, a new report has found.
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The Canberra Times
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Expansion of Hanson Lysterfield hard-rock quarry opposed by locals
ABC News
Thu 15 April, 2021
The proposed expansion of a hard-rock quarry south-east of Melbourne has been met by strong opposition from some locals who say the operation is already having a negative impact on them and the environment.
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Climate change issue is a ‘thorn in Australia’s relations’
Sky News Australia
Wed 14 April, 2021
Melbourne University Professor Michael Wesley says the Australian government is seeing the shift in the international politics of climate change as on “opportunity” to reduce “international isolation” on the issue.
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Move to compost kitchen scraps
The Australian
Wed 14 April, 2021
The development of a nationwide scheme enabling household kitchen scraps to be converted into compost for farmers will be a key agenda item for environment ministers.
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Coalition split over tax on electric cars
The Australian
Wed 14 April, 2021
A group of Liberal MPs is pushing for the electric cars to gain an exemption from the luxury car tax in the May budget.
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“The gas led recovery is a fraud”, Labor’s Chris Bowen says
Reneweconomy
Wed 14 April, 2021
Federal Labor climate and energy spokesperson Chris Bowen says his party will underline the economic opportunities from an accelerated shift to clean energy, but has stopped short of committing to phase-out the use of fossil fuels ahead of its refreshed climate and energy policy pitch to voters.
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Biden wants leaders to make climate commitments for Earth Day summit
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 14 April, 2021
Washington | The Biden administration is nearing agreements with Japan, South Korea and Canada to bolster carbon emission reduction targets in all four countries ahead of a closely watched summit of global leaders on Earth Day, April 22.
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NZ to launch world-first climate change rules
Yahoo News
Wed 14 April, 2021
New Zealand is to become the world's first country to bring in a law forcing its financial firms to report on the effects of climate change.
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NZ financial sector to disclose climate impact
The Advertiser
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
NT News
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
Norway demands Brazil protect the Amazon
Yahoo News
Wed 14 April, 2021
Brazil must demonstrate it can reduce the ongoing deforestation in the Amazon before Norway will resume payments in support of preserving the world's largest rainforest, the Norwegian environment minister says.
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The Canberra Times
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China's environmental data: The world's biggest polluter in numbers
Yahoo News
Wed 14 April, 2021
US envoy John Kerry will visit China this week for climate change talks -- the first official trip under the Biden administration -- in a trip Washington hopes will put aside diplomatic spats and focus on joint environment challenges.
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International Business Times
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'Broad consensus' on enviro law overhaul
The Canberra Times
Wed 14 April, 2021
The man who found Australia's environmental protection laws were not fit for purpose has highlighted the broad support for his review's findings.
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Yahoo News
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Australian gas giants’ success relies on massive Paris failure: Market Forces
Reneweconomy
Wed 14 April, 2021
Shareholders in Australian gas giants Woodside and Santos will vote on Thursday on whether they are happy with the companies’ plans to ramp up gas production over the next decade – plans activist group Market Forces says are wildly incompatible with the Paris Agreement goals.
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Timber industry advocates forced to apologise to high-profile scientist
The Age
Wed 14 April, 2021
Two timber industry advocates who criticised high-profile Australian scientist David Lindenmayer on social media have been forced to retract their comments and apologise.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Qld mine rehabilitation rules in doubt
Yahoo News
Wed 14 April, 2021
Queensland miners may downplay the true cost of mine rehabilitation after a recent court ruling, activists warn.
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The Canberra Times
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Advancing sustainable agriculture with legumes
Cosmos
Wed 14 April, 2021
Legumes are a win-win for food security and the environment – two major problems facing the planet. Packed with protein, fibre, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, they emit small amounts of greenhouse gases, sequester carbon and enrich the soil with nitrogen.
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Microplastics contaminating food and water
7 News
Wed 14 April, 2021
Airborne microplastic particles from broken-down rubbish have become so widespread that humans are breathing, drinking and eating them on a daily basis.
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Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The West Australian
Yahoo News
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Here’s the Easiest Way to Calculate, and Offset, Your Carbon Emission
PopSugar
Wed 14 April, 2021
Unlike a polluted river or overflowing landfill, carbon footprints are a contributor to climate change that’s hard to see. But while they might not be as visible as the footprints they’re named for, they do leave a significant mark: According to the Nature Conservancy, “The average carbon footprint for a person in the United States is 16 tons, one of the highest rates in the world.”
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