Issue date : Thu 13 May, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 54 Seconds
Number of items : 46
Biden approves first major offshore wind farm in US
Reneweconomy
Thu 13 May, 2021
The US has taken an important first step towards seizing on its significant offshore wind potential by approving a new large-scale offshore wind project. The 800 megawatt Vineyard Wind will serve as a clear first step towards the Biden-Harris Administration’s goal of 30 gigawatts of installed capacity of offshore wind power by 2030.
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Implementing the Paris Aligned Investment Initiative
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 13 May, 2021
Four investor networks are supporting investors with the Paris Alignment Investor Initiative. This aims to maximise the contribution that asset owners and asset managers make in tackling climate change and achieving net zero emissions by 2050.
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Blowing in the wind: Have we missed our chance to become a renewables superpower?
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 13 May, 2021
As the world acts on climate change and transitions to renewable energy, Australia has a once-in-a-century opportunity. Rich in renewable resources, we are in pole position to become a renewable energy superpower.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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WMRR happy with budget
Inside Waste
Thu 13 May, 2021
The Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR) has congatulated the federal government for its sustained commitment to waste and resource recovery (WARR), with the 2021 budget unveiling new money for the industry, in particular, a commitment to tackling food waste.
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Climate harm puts brakes on buying Teslas with bitcoin
Yahoo News
Thu 13 May, 2021
Tesla hit the brakes Wednesday on letting people pay for electric cars with bitcoin, saying the computing-intense mining process of creating new cryptocurrency spews climate-harming emissions.
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Record solar panels installed in Australia
Yahoo News
Thu 13 May, 2021
Australia has confirmed its status as a world leader in solar energy with one-in-four households now boasting solar panels on their roof.
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Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The West Australian
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99 of 100 cities most at risk environmentally in Asia
The Australian
Thu 13 May, 2021
Of the 100 cities worldwide most vulnerable to environmental hazards all but one are in Asia, and four-fifths are in India or China, according to a risk assessment published Friday.
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NT News
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Weekly Times
Yahoo News
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Physics of birds and bees – sincerely, Albert Einstein
Cosmos
Thu 13 May, 2021
In 2019, a group of RMIT researchers were in the midst of publishing a series of grand discoveries about how bees use their brains, when they got an unexpected surprise from Albert Einstein.
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Prescribed burning in numbat habitat under fire
Cosmos
Thu 13 May, 2021
Western Australian scientists petitioned their Premier this week for a full, independent scientific enquiry into the state’s prescribed burning practices, which they say have now killed some of the last remaining numbats (Myrmecobius fasciatus), or walpurti, a rare and endangered marsupial.
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Seed bank future-proofs Australian species
Perthnow
Thu 13 May, 2021
Seeds of native plants ravaged in the devastating Black Summer bushfires will be stored in the safety of a new seed bank.
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The 50 beautiful Australian plants at greatest risk of extinction — and how to save them
The Conversation
Thu 13 May, 2021
As far as odds go, things don’t look promising for the slender-nerved acacia (Acacia leptoneura), a spiky plant with classic yellow-ball wattle flowers. With most of its habitat in Western Australia’s wheat belt cleared for agriculture, it was considered extinct for more than 160 years.
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Pay dirt: $200 million plan for Australia’s degraded soil is a crucial turning point
The Conversation
Wed 12 May, 2021
The food we eat, the clothes we wear, the air we breathe, the water we drink – it’s all underpinned by healthy and productive soils. Since Europeans arrived in Australia, the continent’s soil has steadily been degraded. Yet, until now, we’ve lacked an integrated national approach to managing this valuable and finite resource.
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Regional Climate Alliances to support local government action
Farm Weekly
Wed 12 May, 2021
Two 'Regional Climate Alliances' will be set up in Western Australia this year, thanks to a State government commitment of $500,000 to support local government collaboration on climate change.
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German cabinet backs landmark climate bill
The West Australian
Wed 12 May, 2021
The German Cabinet has approved a new bill to reduce the country's greenhouse gas emissions at a faster rate, fixing a goal of becoming climate neutral by 2045.
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To power to our emissions target, we must double our energy research
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 12 May, 2021
Australia is increasingly isolated on climate action. If we don’t increase our ambition soon, we will feel the heat diplomatically, economically, and physically.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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How to develop the urban forest
The Fifth Estate
Wed 12 May, 2021
Nature is in trouble. A keynote research report, The State of Nature 2019 identified that 58 per cent of UK species have declined since 1970 (by which point nature had already been depleted).
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HSBC has stakes in firms that plan more than 70 new coal plants
The Guardian
Wed 12 May, 2021
A loophole in HSBC’s pledge to phase out financing for coal by 2040 will allow the bank to support companies with plans to build more than 70 new coal plants, which could cause an estimated 18,700 deaths from air pollution a year, according to a report.
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Woolworths reveals new 'eco-friendly' store in Brisbane
9 News
Wed 12 May, 2021
The West End store is being tipped as a new experience for customers, allowing them to see a cleaner and greener way to shop – while keeping the same Woollies experience.
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Turnbull says ‘right wing craziness’ drives the government on climate
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 12 May, 2021
Malcolm Turnbull says only the threat of losing seats or power would drive the federal government to adopt what he believes to be a credible international position on carbon pollution reduction as he voiced disappointment in the lack of clean energy commitments in the budget.
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The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Millions at risk as cities fail to adapt to climate change: report
The Australian
Wed 12 May, 2021
Hundreds of cities have no climate adaptation plans in place despite rising threats like floods, heatwaves and pollution, according to a report Wednesday that said this could put 400 million people at risk across the world.
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International Business Times
NT News
The Courier Mail
The Weekly Times
Yahoo News
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‘Ineffective’: South West shark drumlines trial to end next week
WAToday
Wed 12 May, 2021
Western Australia will scrap the use of smart drumlines as a shark mitigation tool after the state’s top scientist concluded they were ineffective at reducing the risks posed by great white sharks.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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A stoush over a fire study and a chilling glimpse of the future
The Age
Wed 12 May, 2021
Today, a story about bushfires, the climate crisis, logging, and contested science. It’s an important story, because it tells us about where our changing climate is taking us, and the very difficult choices we now face.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Millions of hectares of forest have grown back since 2000
The Age
Wed 12 May, 2021
Tbilisi: From Mongolia to southern Brazil, forests big enough to cover France have grown back during the last 20 years, but the gains did not make up for losses elsewhere.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Massive marine parks declared in Australia’s Indian Ocean Territories
The Age
Wed 12 May, 2021
Massive marine parks have been declared in Australia’s Indian Ocean Territories but experts warn the devil will be in the detail of how much of the park is zoned for strong conservation protections from fishing, development and petroleum development.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Celebrating the best in ESG research
ProBono Australia News
Wed 12 May, 2021
Citi, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse have taken out awards for excellence in ESG research by a broker at the 11th Annual ESG Research Australia Awards.
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‘Giant’ hailstones, destructive winds and heavy rain to hit Qld
News.com.au
Wed 12 May, 2021
Giant hailstones are set to pound southeast Queensland with residents warned of a “very dangerous” impending thunderstorm.
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