Issue date : Mon 10 May, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 25 Seconds
Number of items : 52
Goldminer in talks to convert 192-megalitre water licence for new pit
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 10 May, 2021
The proponent of a new gold mine in the state’s Central West is pressing the NSW government to hand over a large water licence that opponents say would damage the environment and farming.
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Indonesia begins first slow steps towards ditching coal, to stop new plants
Reneweconomy
Mon 10 May, 2021
Indonesia, a country with one of the highest proportions of coal and a pipeline of new coal plants, may be on the verge of a change in direction. Indonesian outlet Kontan reported last week that Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), the country’s state-owned generation and distribution company, is planning to cease the construction of new coal-fired power stations after 2023, once the construction of existing planned capacity is complete.
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The Australian coot has actual clown feet
Australian Geographic
Mon 10 May, 2021
MEET THE Australian coot (Fulica atra), a boisterous waterbird with a vast range that stretches from Eurasia to Indonesia, New Guinea and Australia. Also known as the Eurasian coot, the species has made its way to New Zealand in recent years, expanding its habitat even further.
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Toondah harbour wetlands: developer accused of not being honest about its plans
The Guardian
Mon 10 May, 2021
A property developer has been accused of misleading an international environment body about the true nature of its plans for an apartment and retail complex at the Ramsar-listed Moreton Bay wetlands in Queensland, after new documents shed more light on its lobbying efforts.
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‘Like the anti-climate change brigade’: Water scientists under attack
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 9 May, 2021
A large group of water researchers has been accused of acting like a consulting consortium in its support of the $13 billion Murray-Darling Basin Plan, a stance that they and the federal agency overseeing the scheme reject.
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Hawaii approves massive battery storage project to help end coal power
Reneweconomy
Fri 7 May, 2021
Hawaiian regulators have approved the proposed 185MW/565MWh Kapolei Energy Storage battery energy storage project on the island of Oahu, paving the way for San Francisco-based developer Plus Power to begin construction on behalf of Hawaiian Electric Co.
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How Victoria got hooked on gas, and why the heat’s on to find new fuel
The Age
Sun 9 May, 2021
It’s the most simple step in a recipe: boil a pot of water. And for most of us it begins the same way. Turn the knob on the stove, click the ignition switch and wait for the whoosh of a glowing blue flame.
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Murray-Darling Basin fight still afloat
The West Australian
Sun 9 May, 2021
When Mark Twain said "whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting" he wasn't specifically referring to the Murray-Darling Basin but might as well have been.
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Welcome back, Darling
ABC News
Sun 9 May, 2021
Australia’s third-longest river, the Darling, is full to the brim once more as floodwaters from March storms bring its first major flush after years of drought.
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Incredible images from inside country's recycling crisis
Yahoo News
Sun 9 May, 2021
Incredible photos have emerged illustrating the enormity of a country’s ongoing recycling crisis. In Bangladesh’s capital city of Dhaka plastic waste has gone up to 586 tonnes a day in an increase of 424 tonnes since 2005, Dhaka Tribune reports.
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Is climate hysteria the storm before the calm?
The Australian
Sat 8 May, 2021
Demands to act on climate change reached fever pitch at President Joe Biden’s climate summit last month, where 40 world leaders gathered on Zoom to outdo each other in their ambitions to slash carbon dioxide emissions to achieve “net zero” by 2050.
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Australia's excuse for climate inaction doesn't stand up to a moment's scrutiny
The Canberra Times
Sat 8 May, 2021
It is rare for heads of government to portray their countries as irrelevant. But this is how Prime Minister Scott Morrison described Australia's role in global climate action amid its worst fire season on record last summer. His argument was that because Australia accounts for just 1.3 per cent of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, any action it takes is too small to influence global outcomes.
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Bitcoin’s dirty little secret: It’s not easy being green
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 8 May, 2021
Depending on who you ask bitcoin, the digital currency at the heart of the crypto craze is either a currency or a commodity, a speculative bubble or a safe tool for storing and building wealth.
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AGL sues Greenpeace for logo parody
The West Australian
Sat 8 May, 2021
Energy giant AGL has taken Greenpeace to court in a bid to stop the environment group using its corporate logo in climate change campaigns.
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How a QUT expert is helping change future of clean energy
The Brisbane Times
Sat 8 May, 2021
Researchers have highlighted how tiny structures called POMs could have huge implications for the future of the clean energy sector.
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Shade plan to improve animal welfare
Farm Weekly
Sat 8 May, 2021
A BID to encourage all feedlots to be shaded is one of the biggest campaigns the Australian Lot Feeders' Association has undertaken since the National Feedlot Accreditation Scheme (NFAS) was rolled out 26 years ago.
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Melbourne’s green heart, the Royal Botanic Gardens, is 175 this year
The Age
Sat 8 May, 2021
The Royal Botanic Gardens are in this city’s heart, both in terms of their central location and importance to Melburnians. “The fact that they exist is really important to people,” says Emer Harrington, who heads the gardens’ programming and audience development. “There would be uproar if anyone tried to get rid of them.”
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Natural-born explorer still wandering
The West Australian
Sat 8 May, 2021
For anyone with a soft spot for travel and nature, the hushed, dulcet tones of Sir David Attenborough have been a soothing constant in our lives.
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Victoria’s emissions ambitions suffer as Canberra lags on climate
The New Daily
Fri 7 May, 2021
Victoria could boost its emissions reductions by 20 per cent above its new targets if the federal government lifted its own emissions reductions from levels described as “an international joke”, according to Environment Victoria chief executive Nicholas Aberle.
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Asian Development Bank proposes ending financing for coal plants
Yahoo News
Fri 7 May, 2021
The Asian Development Bank will stop financing new coal power plants under a draft energy policy released Friday that was cautiously welcomed by environmental groups.
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Start-up behind Ikea microgrid gears up for strategic shift to London
Reneweconomy
Fri 7 May, 2021
The developers of the dynamic energy management platform behind an industry-leading solar and battery microgrid being integrated at the Adelaide store of global furniture giant Ikea has raised $6.5 million to fund the establishment of a new home base in London.
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Battle to save woodlands becoming ‘urn of tears’
The Australian
Fri 7 May, 2021
Finding 500-year-old trees in one of the world’s largest temperate woodlands is easy, but keeping them alive is a daunting challenge facing the Great Western Woodlands.
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