Issue date : Fri 21 May, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 54 Seconds
Number of items : 46
New wildlife protection strategy to tackle climate change, natural disasters
The Age
Fri 21 May, 2021
Environmental protection is set for a shake-up as the federal government launches a new threatened species strategy in a fresh approach to boosting populations and stopping threatened species disappearing from the planet in the wake of the Black Summer bushfires.
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WAToday
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Queensland steps in to back wind and battery plant vetoed by Keith Pitt
Reneweconomy
Fri 21 May, 2021
The Queensland state government has stepped in to back a major wind and battery storage hub in the state’s far north, just weeks after the federal Coalition government did an about face and vetoed a major loan facility at the last minute.
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How Australia’s government is trying to create fossil funding agencies
Reneweconomy
Fri 21 May, 2021
Back in the mid-2010s, Tony Abbot tried to kill the Australian Renewable Energy Agency. There was no logic, no justification, and no real effort to explain the decision. It was hand-waved away as an agency of extreme cronyism.
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Ford, SK Innovation announce US electric battery venture
Yahoo News
Fri 21 May, 2021
US auto giant Ford and South Korea's SK Innovation plan to team up to produce battery cells and array modules for electric autos, the companies announced Thursday.
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International Business Times
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Stockland estate the scene of largest national recycled road
Architecture and Design
Fri 21 May, 2021
Stockland’s Minta estate, located in Berwick, south-east of Melbourne, will soon be home to Australia’s largest environmentally friendly road project, spanning more than two kilometres of roadway.
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Pollen patties could help save pollinators
Cosmos
Fri 21 May, 2021
Scientists may have found a way to protect bees from pesticides and help mitigate the alarming declines of these vital food crop pollinators around the world, according to a study published in the journal Nature Food.
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'The snakes will follow': Ominous sequel to NSW mouse plague
9 News
Fri 21 May, 2021
As the mouse plague continues to ravage western New South Wales, pest control experts have played down fears the rodents could roll over the mountains to Sydney – but there's an ominous warning about what might come next.
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Expanded ARENA mandate worries climate body
Government News
Thu 20 May, 2021
The former chair of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency says new regulations to expand ARENA’s remit are a thinly veiled attempt to divert funding to fossil fuel-linked projects.
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Calls to review NT's largest water licence
The West Australian
Thu 20 May, 2021
Peak environmental groups have applied for a Northern Territory government review of the water license handed to a massive Central Australian fruit and vegetable farm.
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The Canberra Times
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Consultation begins on SA’s draft Water Security Statement
Utility Magazine
Thu 20 May, 2021
The South Australian Government has commenced consultation on a draft Water Security Statement for the state, outlining which actions are underway to address water security challenges.
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Reckless Morrison government must move on climate change
The Canberra Times
Thu 20 May, 2021
The Morrison government's response to climate is bizarrely slipping through layers of irresponsibility - if not financial, societal and environmental insanity.
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The Newcastle Herald
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World needs 'new mindset for our survival', says Goodall
Yahoo News
Thu 20 May, 2021
Humanity needs to discover a "new mindset for our survival" as the world exits the pandemic only to face the looming dual crises of climate change and nature loss, renowned conservationist Jane Goodall said Thursday.
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Big four banks forced to defend thermal coal exit
The Age
Thu 20 May, 2021
The country’s largest banks have been forced to defend moves to phase out thermal coal lending amid a government inquiry on investment exclusions after new corporate policies on climate change prompted outrage from some federal politicians.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Nine key skills social and sustainability leaders need post COVID
ProBono Australia News
Thu 20 May, 2021
COVID-19 has raised our awareness of uncertainty and volatility, and emphasised our need to build resilience to mitigate future risks. All of this is necessary while also supporting people and environments that are in crisis mode. Leaders in the social economy have an important role to play in creating a more environmentally sustainable, socially just and economically viable future for all of us.
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Ampol to trial green hydrogen production and Tesla battery VPP at outlets
Reneweconomy
Thu 20 May, 2021
ASX-listed fuel company Ampol will trial the production of green hydrogen and the addition of Tesla batteries across a number of its service station sites, forming a virtual power plant, as the company commits to zero net operational emissions by 2040.
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NSW building standards unsuitable to meet future climate conditions
The Fifth Estate
Thu 20 May, 2021
Current benchmarks for residential energy and water efficiency, under the NSW Building Sustainability Index (BASIX), are outdated and unsuitable for contemporary climate change projections, according to a recent report.
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Variety is the spice of life... and key to saving wildlife
Pursuit
Thu 20 May, 2021
Conservation genetics can boost a species’ ability to adapt and decrease its extinction risk by understanding how varied a species’ DNA is across its entire genome
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Farmers finding novel ways to cope with devastating mouse plague
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 20 May, 2021
When the cats have given up chasing mice and the dogs are at risk of dying from eating rodent poison, farmers across inland Australia have had no choice but to improvise to cope with the massive mouse plague.
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The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Shy mice may not take bait
The Australian
Thu 20 May, 2021
Shy mice not bold enough to try different types of food could survive poisoning attempts by the NSW government and form a second plague, says an academic from the University of Sydney.
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Invasive species costing Africa $3.66 tn a year: study
News.com.au
Thu 20 May, 2021
Invasive species introduced by human activity are costing African agriculture some $3.66 trillion every year -- around 1.5 times the combined gross domestic product of all African countries -- new research showed Thursday.
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The Australian
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
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Spotting coral bleaching from space
Cosmos
Thu 20 May, 2021
A world-first space-based coral reef monitoring project has just got off the ground – literally. The Allen Coral Atlas project is now using high-resolution satellites to scan nearly a quarter of a million reefs across the globe – from space – to monitor coral-killing bleaching events in real-time.
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Fashion's green future of seaweed coats and mushroom shoes
The Australian
Thu 20 May, 2021
From making algae-sequin dresses, dyeing clothes with bacteria to planting trackable pigments in cotton, an emerging tide of technological innovations offers the fashion industry a chance to clean up its woeful environmental record.
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News.com.au
NT News
The Advertiser
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Herald Sun
Yahoo News
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