Issue date : Tue 25 May, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 20 Seconds
Number of items : 51
World’s richest nations pledge to end investment in overseas coal projects
The Mandarin
Tue 25 May, 2021
A commitment has been reached among the UK, the US, the EU, France, Italy, Germany and Canada at a meeting of the G7 Environment and Climate ministers at the weekend to limit goal heating to 1.5 degrees Celsius and completely phase out coal in the 2030s.
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What's the role of Data in fighting Climate Change?
B & T
Tue 25 May, 2021
Georgie Brooke is the CEO of Data-as-a-Service company smrtr. In this piece, he looks at how data can play a role when it comes to fighting the global issue that is climate change.
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FM Global’s operations chief engineer: “Resilience is a choice”
Insurance Business
Tue 25 May, 2021
What makes a firm climate-risk resilient? In this interview with Insurance Business, FM Global operations chief engineer Michael Stuckings (pictured) shines a spotlight on climate change and talks about why there’s no better time than now to focus on risk mitigation.
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The curious case of Tomago: fake blackouts feeding a fossil fuelled future
Reneweconomy
Tue 25 May, 2021
In December 2016, something unforgettable happened, and was immediately forgotten. BHP’s Olympic Dam mine site saw its supply of electrical power interrupted by a network fault. It’s the fourth largest copper deposit and largest known single deposit of uranium on the entire planet. It’s a big deal. So when the headlines began pouring out claiming the mine had been “blacked out” by South Australia’s power grid, only three months after a major and also unforgettable (but not forgotten) blackout in South Australia, the temptation could not be resisted.
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Pipeliner wants ‘green gas’ target to mirror RET
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 25 May, 2021
Setting a target for “renewable gas” that mirrors the Renewable Energy Target that kick-started the wind and solar power boom in Australia would help save as much as $14 billion by utilising existing gas infrastructure on the way to net zero emissions.
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How the clownfish earned its stripes
Cosmos
Tue 25 May, 2021
How quickly clownfish get their white stripes depends on which anemones they live with, according to a new study published in PNAS.
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Fly infertility shows we’re underestimating how badly climate change harms animals
The Conversation
Tue 25 May, 2021
Evidence of declining fertility in humans and wildlife is growing. While chemicals in our environment have been identified as a major cause, our new research shows there’s another looming threat to animal fertility: climate change.
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Cosmos
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The Sydney Morning Herald
‘Not just dropping off a twig’: How climate impacts may be underestimated
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Moving carbon tech to the cattle paddock
Farm Weekly
Tue 25 May, 2021
Cattle Council of Australia says the Commonwealth's Methane Emissions Reduction in Livestock grants will help fast-track a range of new on-farm climate solutions.
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A mega dam on the Great Bend of China
ABC News
Tue 25 May, 2021
The sheer scale of the Tibetan Plateau can be hard to fathom. Its mountain peaks stretch kilometres into the sky, while canyons below sink so deep that few people have ever been able to reach them.
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Explainer: Wastewater
Cosmos
Tue 25 May, 2021
COVID-19 detections in wastewater have been making headlines for the past 12 months – including this week in Melbourne.
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Australia entering a scary new weather phase
News.com.au
Tue 25 May, 2021
The devastating and deadly floods that scarred New South Wales and southern Queensland during March could happen as frequently as one year in every four due to the emergence of a little known and “concerning” climate driver, meteorologists have warned.
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The Herald Sun
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What makes a great snow year?
ABC News
Tue 25 May, 2021
With international travel restrictions still in place, local ski slopes are getting extra attention this season, so what stars need to align to make it a great snow year?
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Why the Hunter Valley gas plant is bad policy
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 24 May, 2021
The Kurri Kurri gas fired power station will neither cut power prices nor add useful capacity. But it will push energy investment risk back onto the taxpayer.
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ESG data is not good enough for investors
The Australian
Mon 24 May, 2021
Investors can’t make correct decisions on environmental, social and governance issues if the data is inconsistent around the world.
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NSW smart meter program to soak up solar with “everyday batteries”
Reneweconomy
Mon 24 May, 2021
New South Wales electricity distribution company Endeavour Energy has launched a program to better manage the record numbers of residential rooftop solar systems being installed across its grid. And it does not include a solar export charge.
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Tesla cuts price of Powerwall home battery in Australia
Reneweconomy
Mon 24 May, 2021
The Australian retail price of the Tesla Powerwall 2 home battery has made another move, this time in a downwards direction, falling by $A550 to $A12,750 including GST, not including installation costs.
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Echidna penises: Why they’re so weird
Australian Geographic
Mon 24 May, 2021
“Have you ever seen an echidna’s penis?” You’ve probably asked your friends this in jest, but scientists are working away at unlocking the mystery of the bizarre reproductive system.
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‘Leave the forests alone’: Swift action needed to save endangered parrots
The Age
Mon 24 May, 2021
Late last year, Dr Matthew Webb arrived at a patch of forest on the east coast of Tasmania expecting to find swift parrots feeding on the creamy white eucalyptus blossom and flitting, with distinctive speed, to nearby nesting trees.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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'Not adapting': Extinction fears for 20 native species
Yahoo News
Mon 24 May, 2021
Climate change could wipe out 20 Australian native plants in the coming decades if urgent action isn’t taken to reduce rising temperatures and longer seasons, a researcher is warning.
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St Kilda mangrove dieback report likely to drag into 2022
The Advertiser
Mon 24 May, 2021
Investigations into St Kilda’s mangrove dieback are complicated, but point to the salt pan operator ignoring rules, parliament hears.
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The Courier Mail
The Mercury
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