Issue date : Mon 19 April, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 25 Seconds
Number of items : 52
Climate change a security threat in Australia, says intelligence expert
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 19 April, 2021
Australia should address climate change as a national security threat at the Earth Day climate summit hosted by US President Joe Biden, according to a former director of the Australian Department of Defence.
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NSW Treasury projects coal industry to decline over the next 40 years
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 19 April, 2021
Coal mining in the Hunter Valley is set to decline, possibly rapidly, in coming decades, according to the NSW Treasury, market analysis and one of the region’s biggest miners.
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How can NSW allow new coalmines while committing to net zero emissions? It’s bizarre
The Guardian
Mon 19 April, 2021
The New South Wales government is simultaneously committed to a net-zero emissions target for 2050 at the same time as new coalmines in the Hunter Valley with the capacity to produce 10 times more coal than Adani’s Carmichael mine are being proposed by the industry. Welcome to the topsy turvy world of Australian climate policy.
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Regions to prosper in global clean economy
The Canberra Times
Mon 19 April, 2021
Most of Australia's diverse and rich ecosystems are located in rural and regional Australia.
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Suncorp makes One House to Save Many via Leo Burnett and The Glue Society
AdNews
Mon 19 April, 2021
As one of Australia’s largest insurers, Suncorp is determined to reduce the impact of extreme weather and help build a more resilient Australia. This ambition led to One House to Save Many where One House was designed to withstand and survive catastrophic weather conditions.
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Buyers seek green spaces and sustainability
The West Australian
Mon 19 April, 2021
According to Stockland WA, property buyers will be focused on sustainability features and access to clean, green, spacious environments this year.
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The sunset frog looks like a forbidden snack
Australian Geographic
Mon 19 April, 2021
I’m sorry, but that frog looks delicious. It looks like a special edition gummy bear. The Care Bear Cousin of the gummy bear universe, if you will. Grape flavour on top, Fanta on the bottom.
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The 'ghostbusters' who are helping tackle climate change
Yahoo News
Mon 19 April, 2021
Around the world, there are teams of people who are working to track down and destroy hidden sources of greenhouse gases - stopping them from harming the planet. Some of the gases, which are used in refrigeration, have many times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide.
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Odd Jobs: Dr Dog Poo
Cosmos
Mon 19 April, 2021
Bryson is working on a PhD project to determine how dog poo breaks down in compost, and whether this is pathogenic to humans and worms. This research falls under the umbrella of permaculture, which is understudied, considering its implications in agriculture.
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Scott Morrison reveals $1bn energy deal with South Australian government
ABC News
Sun 18 April, 2021
A bilateral energy and emissions agreement worth more than $1 billion has been struck between the federal and South Australian governments, the Prime Minister says.
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Call for pantomime of coal politics to end in Upper Hunter
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 18 April, 2021
There is much at stake at the Upper Hunter May 22 byelection. Locals want “real talk” about what to do once coal is no longer king.
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A signal of hope as US and China find common ground in climate crisis
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 18 April, 2021
It is hard to exaggerate the significance of the climate change statement issued by the United States and China on Sunday morning Australian time, despite the tepid diplomatic language in which it was framed.
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Duke of Edinburgh, the prince of paradoxes, offers a clue on how to bridge the great climate divide
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 18 April, 2021
There is no tragedy in death when it claims the old at the end of a good and full life. A family will grieve for its own loss, a wife for the absence of her stay and companion, but at 99 years, there is no truncated potential. Death is the full stop which allows us to contemplate the perfection of the sentence.
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Dr Thayaparan Gajendran writes: We must change thinking to solve problems
The Newcastle Herald
Sun 18 April, 2021
Resilience building is becoming a unifying idea in dealing with Australia's growing disaster risks. Between climate change, the rapid pace of urbanisation, growing social inequalities, weakening institutions, and the reality of global pandemics, these risks can be natural, economic and human-induced.
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Locals smell a rat on minister’s paradise isle poison claim
The Daily Telegraph
Sun 18 April, 2021
Two adult rats, one which was pregnant, have been found on Lord Howe Island just weeks after Environment Minister Matt Kean declared a $16m poisoning program eradicating them a huge success.
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French winemakers take extreme measures to save crops and avoid catastrophe
7 News
Sun 18 April, 2021
One of France’s biggest export industries is facing a devastating blow after an unusually severe frost earlier this month damaged vineyards across the country, heaping pain on winemakers already reeling from the pandemic and US tariffs.
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‘We’re running out of space’: Turf wars heat up over synthetic grass
The Age
Sun 18 April, 2021
Port Phillip Baykeeper Neil Blake has a portable cooler full of fake grass tufts that have blown from a synthetic oval in Melbourne’s north and could have ended up in Darebin Creek.
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These Newcastle fashion labels are making stylish, sustainable clothes made to last.
The Newcastle Herald
Sun 18 April, 2021
Slow fashion brings the feel-good factor to buying new clothes. With a focus on being locally made, minimal or zero waste practices, ethical production methods, low environmental footprints, and sustainability central to their business models - slow fashion brands are everything that fast fashion producers are not.
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European-style carbon taxes destined to spread, says former trade chief
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 17 April, 2021
Angus Taylor is against it and Scott Morrison might insist that Australian policy will not be set in Brussels, but according to one of its key architects the European carbon tariff is not only all but inevitable, but fair and reasonable too.
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US asks Brazil for 'immediate' action on Amazon
Yahoo News
Sat 17 April, 2021
The United States on Friday welcomed Brazil's renewed promise to end illegal deforestation but urged immediate action to protect the Amazon, a major factor in global climate change.
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EU poised to unveil green-friendly investment list
Yahoo News
Sat 17 April, 2021
The European Commission will next week present the first part of a "green taxonomy" list of energy sources and technology to be labelled as sustainable investments, but a question mark hangs over the inclusion of natural gas.
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Australia's recovery has not been gas-fired
The Canberra Times
Sat 17 April, 2021
The one thing we can say for sure about Australia's economic recovery is that it has not been gas-fired.
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Chinese owners of scandal-ridden dairy scramble to sell the farm
The Age
Sat 17 April, 2021
The Chinese owners of Australia’s biggest and oldest dairy farming business are scrambling to hive off parts of the business as the scandal-ridden company faces fresh investigations.
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DLA Piper to integrate ESG into legal due diligence
Insurance Business
Sat 17 April, 2021
Global law firm DLA Piper has partnered with Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) risk management and data platform Datamaran to integrate ESG due diligence into legal due diligence
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The green light for renewables
Insurance Business
Sat 17 April, 2021
The Australian energy sector is, by many metrics, undergoing a massive shift. A record 26.5% of electricity in Queensland, NSW, ACT, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania was generated through the use of renewables such as wind and solar power between September 2019 and September 2020, according to research from progres-sive think tank The Australia Institute.
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Apple Announces $200 Mn Forestry Fund To Reduce Carbon
International Business Times
Fri 16 April, 2021
Apple on Thursday announced a $200 million fund to invest in timber-producing commercial forestry projects, with the goal of removing carbon from the atmosphere while also generating profit.
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Science needs your old dive photos
Australian Geographic
Fri 16 April, 2021
The world’s oceans are undergoing major changes, but they can be hard to track. But recreational divers may be the answer to one scientist’s prayers.
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Demand for rare-earth metals is skyrocketing, so we’re creating a safer, cleaner way to recover them from old phones and laptops
The Conversation
Fri 16 April, 2021
Rare-earth metals are critical to the high-tech society we live in as an essential component of mobile phones, computers and many other everyday devices. But increasing demand and limited global supply means we must urgently find a way to recover these metals efficiently from discarded products.
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