Issue date : Wed 28 April, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 34 Seconds
Number of items : 42
Kimba: A town torn apart by nuclear waste proposal
Independent Australia
Wed 28 April, 2021
Bogged down in the Senate is a Bill that selects a farming area, Napandee, near Kimba in South Australia, as Australia's national radioactive waste dump.
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Why PM got the Biden climate summit right
The Australian
Wed 28 April, 2021
The politics of climate change are in rapid transition with President Joe Biden reasserting US global leadership and unveiling ambitious new targets that signal a contentious US stance — to encourage, shame and intimidate other national leaders into ambitious action.
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Green bonds issuance near triples in Q1
Money Management
Wed 28 April, 2021
Issuance of green bonds almost tripled to $111 billion in the first quarter, compared to the same period a year ago, as investors seek alignment with climate-risk and environmental solutions, according to Calvert Research and Management.
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Green energy powers major SA pipeline
Utility Magazine
Wed 28 April, 2021
SA Water has installed more than 7,300 solar panels at one of the utility’s major drinking water pipelines between the River Murray and Barossa Valley, helping to reduce operating costs and take action against climate change.
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Solar-powered desalination
Cosmos
Wed 28 April, 2021
A team of Chinese researchers have announced an efficient solar-powered desalination technique that directly uses the Sun’s energy to clean water instead of reverse osmosis.
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China plays away game with developing nations on coal plant finance
The Australian
Tue 27 April, 2021
China will press ahead with its multi-billion-dollar financing of coal plants in developing countries despite its pledges to get greener at home.
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The Advertiser
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
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PM threatens to deliver another chapter of climate failure
The Age
Tue 27 April, 2021
Did the year 2007 really happen? Given so much of what’s gone on since then, it’s hard to believe it did. That was when John Howard’s Coalition government and the Labor opposition led by Kevin Rudd went to a federal election on a climate change unity ticket: both promised to implement an emissions trading scheme.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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‘Green washing’ rife as ethical investing dollars roll in
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 27 April, 2021
The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors’ threat to vote against the re-election of directors of companies that don’t respond adequately to climate-related risks is another strand in a global and accelerating trend towards fund manager activism on environmental, social and governance issues.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Climate change top driver for ESG investors
Investor Daily
Tue 27 April, 2021
Climate change and the environment have been named the primary drivers of investment decisions by individuals considering ESG factors, in a new survey.
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How managers win ESG mandates
Financial Standard
Tue 27 April, 2021
New research from Investment Trends has revealed how investors choose ESG product providers, and it's bad news for some of the big names in funds management.
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Controversial rule change may see solar owners charged to supply the grid
ABC News
Tue 27 April, 2021
For years, Australian households have been encouraged to install solar panels both for the sake of the environment and their hip-pocket and hundreds of thousands have heeded the call - saving on power bills and even making money from selling surplus energy back into the grid.
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Iconic fuel-guzzler Bugatti gives the strongest indication yet it’s going electric
Drive
Tue 27 April, 2021
In an official statement released earlier this week, the Volkswagen-owned French manufacturer’s CEO Stephan Winkelmann said: "With regard to carbon emissions, there’s a simple order that applies to us all – first avoid them, then reduce them, and then offset any remaining emissions… For this reason, we at Bugatti work hard to avoid emissions and other environmental impacts wherever possible.
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How bees will benefit from the solar power boom
Energy Matters
Tue 27 April, 2021
Worldwide, bee colonies are collapsing, which poses an enormous problem for food crops and the environment in general. The key to saving the humble bee may be found in solar farms, with British researchers outlining ways that bees can benefit from the renewable energy boom.
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Arctic sponges leave trails as they wander
Cosmos
Tue 27 April, 2021
Adult marine sponges are usually thought to be stationary, picking a spot on the seafloor while still in their larval stage and sticking to it. Lacking muscles to move around, they’re referred to as ‘sessile’ – fixed in one place, as opposed to ‘motile’ marine creatures.
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72% of humanity in an ‘ecological poverty trap’
Cosmos
Tue 27 April, 2021
Three out of four people live in countries that are doubly cursed with both a below-average income and a natural resource scarcity, according to a new study.
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New mobile sensor could transform testing for remote areas
Pursuit
Tue 27 April, 2021
Chemical engineers have developed a first-of-its-kind sensor that could boost low-cost medical and environmental diagnostic testing in developing and remote areas – all without the need for a lab
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