Issue date : Mon 24 May, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 04 Seconds
Number of items : 48
‘A 20 per cent vision’: Labor’s environment group lashes embrace of coal
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 24 May, 2021
Labor’s environmental flank has broken ranks to lash the party’s pro-coal vision, arguing the weekend’s result in a NSW byelection is proof the opposition cannot win back government by trying to match the grandstanding of its conservative opponents.
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ACT's two-year free registration scheme for zero-emission vehicles underway
The Canberra Times
Mon 24 May, 2021
Drivers who buy zero-emissions vehicles will receive free registration for two years from Monday, as part of a $5.1 million ACT government scheme to encourage more people to switch their cars to more efficient alternatives.
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In NSW byelection Turnbull had lots of followers, little impact
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 24 May, 2021
In the last three days of the NSW Upper Hunter byelection campaign, Malcolm Turnbull tweeted or retweeted 30 messages to his almost 1 million followers urging an end to coal mining, criticising plans for a new gas power station, supporting electric cars and promoting a Zali Steggall-like anti-coal candidate in the seat against the National Party.
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A warming climate for disclosure-related litigation
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 24 May, 2021
At its annual general meeting in May, Rio Tinto’s board supported two shareholder-requisitioned climate change-related resolutions, in an Australian first. Each resolution passed with 99 per cent support.
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The Rich Listers set to profit from saving the climate
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 24 May, 2021
A growing number of wealthy people are investing in ways to make business more sustainable, and therefore more competitive – and profitable. From the upcoming Rich List issue out on Friday, May 28.
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Warning to seek advice on carbon credits
Farm Weekly
Mon 24 May, 2021
DAIRY farmers have been advised to seek independent financial advice when considering regenerative and other farming systems proposing an alternative income stream from carbon credits.
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‘Right place, right time’ for Rinehart-backed Vulcan in quest for zero carbon lithium
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 24 May, 2021
Growing efforts to decarbonise the global economy will ensure Australia remains one of the world’s largest suppliers of lithium over the next decade. So why is the hottest local stock in the sector, Vulcan Energy Resources, setting up operations in Europe?
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Bleak future for Australia's alpine flora
7 News
Mon 24 May, 2021
Native plants in Australia's alpine regions may not be adapting quickly enough to survive rapid climate change.
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The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
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Feds drawn into fight over China miner’s rainforest toxic dump
The Australian
Sun 23 May, 2021
Amid the tannin-stained waters and ancient rainforests of Tasmania’s west a new environmental stoush has erupted, placing the Morrison government between a Chinese government-owned mining giant and Bob Brown-backed protesters.
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UAE bids for 2023 UN climate conference
7 News
Sun 23 May, 2021
The United Arab Emirates has put itself forward to host COP 28, the UN's 2023 international conference on climate change, saying it has already committed $US17 billion ($A22 billion) to renewable energy projects across the globe.
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The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
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Scientists want to alter rodent genes to prevent mice plagues
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 23 May, 2021
Mice plagues, such as the one ravaging parts of inland NSW, could become a thing of the past if scientists succeed in modifying the genes of the rodents so that populations crash before they can take off.
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MasterChef Australia 2021: What happens to all the show’s leftover food
News.com.au
Sun 23 May, 2021
It’s a Channel 10 ratings winner that has nothing to do with immunity pins and elimination challenges. Popular cooking show MasterChef Australia has clocked up more than 173,000 free meals for those in need over the past 12 months through its partnership with not-for-profit food rescue organisation SecondBite.
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The Courier Mail
The Herald Sun
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G7 agrees to stop financing coal projects by the end of 2021
ABC News
Sat 22 May, 2021
The world's seven largest advanced economies have agreed to stop international financing of coal projects that emit carbon by the end of this year, and phase out such support for all fossil fuels, to meet globally agreed climate change targets.
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G7 agrees to stop funding coal-fired power
Perthnow
SBS World News Australia
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
Yahoo News
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G7 Countries agree to end coal financing before end of 2021
Green activists are courting a humanitarian catastrophe
The Australian
Sat 22 May, 2021
Despite intense climate worries, electorates have been unwilling to spend the trillions needed to cut emissions dramatically. That is why climate campaigners have increasingly pursued a new strategy by forcing climate policy through courts. Across the world, the UN now counts at least 1550 such climate cases in 38 countries, including Australia, often filed by young people invoking a fear for their ­future. Unfortunately, such cases undermine democracy, harm the poor and sidetrack us from smarter ways to fix the climate.
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Thunberg aims to change food production
The Canberra Times
Sat 22 May, 2021
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has set her sights on changing how the world produces and consumes food in order to counteract a trio of threats; carbon emissions, disease outbreaks and animal suffering.
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Green farming the future, says Nigel Sharp
The Australian
Sat 22 May, 2021
The federal government’s push to combine biodiversity with carbon regeneration fits like a glove with Nigel Sharp’s life work.
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Chubb CEO faces protests for environmental inaction – 70 groups join forces
Insurance Business
Fri 21 May, 2021
Seventy groups have joined forces in a letter calling on the CEO of Chubb to strengthen the company’s coal policy and stop insuring new oil and gas. Citizens groups wearing masks depicting Chubb CEO Evan Greenberg delivered the letter to the insurers’ headquarters in New York, Zurich and San Francisco in advance of the company’s shareholder meeting Thursday.
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Fortescue in talks to export green ammonia from Tasmania to Japan
Reneweconomy
Fri 21 May, 2021
Fortescue Future Industries, the green energy arm of Andrew Forrest’s Fortescue Metals, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Japanese engineering firm IHI Corporation to explore the potential to export green ammonia to Japan from Tasmania.
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School Strike 4 Climate protests: Students vent climate fury at protests
News.com.au
Fri 21 May, 2021
A clash has taken place with police at a student-led climate rally protesting fossil fuels in Sydney.
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Perthnow
The West Australian