Issue date : Mon 3 May, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 40 Seconds
Number of items : 55
Health groups unite to urge climate action
7 News
Mon 3 May, 2021
Peak health groups are urging the federal government to do more to protect Australians from climate change related diseases or even death.
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Running the numbers on Victoria’s climate plan – the leader in state climate action
Reneweconomy
Mon 3 May, 2021
Over the weekend, the state of Victoria announced a collection of new climate targets. They’re relatively straightforward. The state’s leadership has already cut the state’s emissions by 24.8% up to the end of 2019 (compared to 2005 levels), and is promising to further cut emissions by 28-33 percent by 2025 and 45-50 percent by 2030.
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The government’s embrace of ‘clean hydrogen’ helps no one but the fossil fuel industry
The Guardian
Mon 3 May, 2021
Nothing captures prime minister Scott Morrison’s approach to climate change better than his embrace of “clean hydrogen” – a BS marketing term that delivers nothing but obfuscation and helps no one but the fossil fuel industry. Tellingly, this approach isn’t even new: Morrison has simply dusted off an old polluter playbook and changed a few of the nouns.
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Elk's Marnie Goding reveals 3 areas of impact
Ragtrader
Mon 3 May, 2021
Following the release of its third annual Transparency Report, Elk co-founder Marnie Goding has revealed to Ragtrader three key areas where the business has made significant progress.
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The doughboy scallop looks like disembodied dentures covered in muppet hair
Australian Geographic
Mon 3 May, 2021
The fact that the doughboy scallop looks Gritty’s discarded false teeth isn’t even the weirdest thing about it. Like a creature straight out of Bloodborne lore or a trypophobic’s nightmare, this Australian mollusc is quite literally covered in eyes.
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Sydney smoke haze prompts health alert and union warning
7 News
Mon 3 May, 2021
Smoke from hazard reduction burns in New South Wales is affecting parts of Greater Sydney, the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Snowy Valleys, Southern Highlands and the Illawarra and the Shoalhaven.
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BINGO opens recycling facility in Western Sydney
Inside Waste
Mon 3 May, 2021
BINGO has opened the world’s largest dry mixed waste recycling facility at its Eastern Creek Recycling Ecology Park in Western Sydney.
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NOVA Launches New Podcast To Flip The Script On Climate Change
B & T
Mon 3 May, 2021
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity and the focus is often on the dire consequences of what isn’t being done…until now. NOVA Entertainment today announced the launch of a new podcast A Positive Climate, focused on what is being done and showcasing the cutting-edge technologies that will help humans tackle climate change, with the first episode released on Monday 3 May.
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Temperatures fall as rain, cold front hits Victoria and NSW
News.com.au
Mon 3 May, 2021
Temperatures are set to fall in the nation’s southeast this week as the warm run of weather comes to an end.
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The Australian
The Courier Mail
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The Gold Coast Bulletin
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Landcare to spearhead $14 million bushfire recovery effort
Farm Weekly
Sun 2 May, 2021
AREAS ravaged by the devastating Black Summer bushfires have received a welcome shot in the arm with the news of $14 million of federal government funds for bushfire recovery.
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Victoria makes pledge to halve carbon emissions by 2030
The Age
Sun 2 May, 2021
Victoria aims to cut its greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 and all government operations – including metro trains, schools and hospitals – will be powered by renewable energy by 2025.
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Emissions targets could have been more ambitious but heading in right direction
The Age
Sun 2 May, 2021
A group of schoolchildren are gathered in a veggie garden at a Melbourne primary school, their small fingers busy at work planting seedlings in damp soil. They’re cracking jokes about how no one chose to plant the brussels sprouts.
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Victoria’s climate targets are wedged between politics and science
The Age
Sun 2 May, 2021
Climate targets are a curious thing. They can be technocratically dull, and yet they’re also extremely political. It’s this tension between the science and the politics of climate change which makes targets to reduce emissions so challenging for governments.
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Treeless pain leaves city’s western suburbs hot, dry and dusty
The Age
Sun 2 May, 2021
Melbourne’s far-from-leafy western suburbs do not have enough trees to support intense development, and residents, councillors and planners say something needs to be done.
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We can protect ourselves from sharks and still protect our seas
The Spectator Australia
Sun 2 May, 2021
The Margaret River Pro — a surfing equivalent of the Australia Open — gets underway today in the magnificent waters of the southwest of Western Australia; waters known as much for their sharks as their waves.
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Flinders Ranges up for World Heritage List
7 News
Sun 2 May, 2021
The Flinders Ranges could join Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and the Great Barrier Reef on the World Heritage List, after the government nominated the South Australian site to UNESCO.
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The little free-range egg farm that could
The Canberra Times
Sun 2 May, 2021
There are 20,000 chickens on Jude de Silva's farm at Boorowa, a 90-minute drive north of Canberra.
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Victoria offers $3,000 subsidy for electric vehicles, sets 50pct target by 2030
Reneweconomy
Sat 1 May, 2021
The Victorian state Labor government, under fire over its controversial electric vehicle road tax, has announced a $3,000 subsidy for electric vehicle purchases, and a target that aims to see half of all new vehicles sales to be fully electric or hydrogen by 2030.
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The strange truth about Japan’s climate change target
The Spectator Australia
Sat 1 May, 2021
Japan has just raised its target for reducing carbon emissions from 26 percent to 46 percent (by 2030 from 2013 levels). But how was this figure arrived at, environment minister Shinjiro Koizumi was asked? Through a careful analysis of the threat and a realistic assessment of what could be achieved, taking all relevant factors into consideration? Well, er no, according to Koizumi, the number 46 just appeared to him in ‘silhouette’ in a sort of vision.
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Companies eye off WA coast for offshore wind energy project sites
ABC News
Sat 1 May, 2021
At least three companies are investigating establishing offshore wind energy farms in Western Australia, with a subsidiary of a UK-based firm lodging plans for a billion-dollar development off the coast north of Bunbury with WA's environmental watchdog.
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Activists drop challenge to Maules Creek coalmine after offsets approved
The Guardian
Sat 1 May, 2021
Environmental activists have dropped a legal challenge to Whitehaven Coal’s Maules Creek coalmine in New South Wales after a new agreement on environmental offsets was approved in what has been described as a “lukewarm victory”.
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Since 2010, Amazon forest emitted more CO2 than it absorbed: study
The Australian
Sat 1 May, 2021
The Brazilian Amazon released nearly 20 percent more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere over the last decade than it absorbed, according to a stunning report that shows humanity can no longer depend on the world's largest tropical forest to help absorb manmade carbon pollution.
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International Business Times
NT News
SBS World News Australia
The Advertiser
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
Yahoo News
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Reaction: Emissions the unspoken ‘elephant in the room’ in ESB reform package
Reneweconomy
Fri 30 April, 2021
The Energy Security Board delivered a series of options for redesigning the national electricity market on Friday, but many energy industry players say the package has left some significant gaps in its proposed reforms, including addressing the sector’s greenhouse gas emissions.
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‘No one ever forgets living through a mouse plague’: the dystopia facing Australian rural communities, explained by an expert
The Conversation
Fri 30 April, 2021
Imagine constantly living with mice. Every time you open a cupboard to get linen, clothes or food, mice have been or are still there. When you go to sleep they run across your bed and, in the morning, your first job is to empty traps filled with dead mice. And the stench of dead mice fill the streets.
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Smoke haze to linger in Sydney until wet spell arrives
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 30 April, 2021
Smoke haze is set to linger across Sydney until Tuesday as hazard reduction burns continue across NSW alongside stable weather patterns.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
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