Issue date : Mon 31 May, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 50 Seconds
Number of items : 57
How a fight about the Great Barrier Reef has become a free speech test
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 31 May, 2021
After hearing just three hours of arguments later this month, a bench of High Court judges may rule on a defining free speech question: what right do scholars and scientists have to say unpopular, even offensive, things?
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As the world goes green, Putin bets on coal
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 31 May, 2021
European governments are drawing up plans to phase out coal, US coal-fired power plants are being shuttered as prices of clean energy plummet, and new Asian projects are being scrapped as lenders back away from the dirtiest fossil fuel.
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Four seismic climate wins show Big Oil, Gas and Coal are running out of places to hide
The Conversation
Mon 31 May, 2021
Three global fossil fuel giants have just suffered embarrassing rebukes over their inadequate action on climate change. Collectively, the developments show how courts, and frustrated investors, are increasingly willing to force companies to reduce their carbon dioxide pollution quickly.
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ESG is a game changer for investors
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 31 May, 2021
Strong customer demand for environmental, social and governance considerations is driving old-style investing into the ground.
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Pacific Plunder
The Guardian
Mon 31 May, 2021
The extraction of valuable resources from across the Pacific has made companies billions but comes at a sometimes catastrophic cost
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Uluru from space
Australian Geographic
Mon 31 May, 2021
You’ve never seen Uluru like this before. Astronaut Thomas Pesquet captured this incredible image of Uluru from space.
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Aussies oppose wilderness tourism development: polling
The Australian
Sun 30 May, 2021
New polling suggests concerns about state governments pushing tourism developments inside national parks are broadly held, across the political spectrum.
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Overseas buyers jostle with locals for sustainable housing bonds
The Australian Financial Review
Sun 30 May, 2021
The federal government push to establish housing bonds as an asset class catering to a wide range of investors took a step forward on Friday after a round to sell $343 million-worth of 15-year sustainability bonds was two times oversubscribed.
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Tougher environmental policies can create economic winners
Pursuit
Sun 30 May, 2021
There seems to be a working assumption that if Australia adopts tougher environmental policies, our economic growth will be undermined. But new research finds the opposite is true
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Batteries hit their peak as gas phases out
Ecogeneration
Sun 30 May, 2021
Despite what some in the Federal Coalition and conservative media would have you believe, it is now undeniable that Australia’s energy future is renewable. Every Australian state and territory government has acknowledged this – regardless of political allegiance – and the market bodies have already begun mapping out what the transition to a clean energy-based electricity system will look like.
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One click to offset car emissions
7 News
Sun 30 May, 2021
Software engineer Casey Whitelaw would love to drive an electric car but doesn't have anywhere to charge it.
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The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
Yahoo News
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‘Toxic timebombs’: The problem with the plan to stop the mouse plague
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 30 May, 2021
A highly toxic poison being released for free by the NSW government to control the mouse plague could have serious effects on farm animals and wildlife but do little to curb the rodent explosion.
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Work begins on landmark environment plan
The Canberra Times
Sat 29 May, 2021
Work has commenced on the development of a landmark plan into how Canberra's natural environment will be managed for several decades to come.
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False prophets and snake oil will fail coal communities
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 29 May, 2021
Joel Fitzgibbon is trying to walk both sides of the street on coal and climate. As everyone knows you can’t. This week the Labor member for the federal seat of Hunter asked whether his party had the “agility” to appeal to residents of progressive inner Sydney and Melbourne suburbs and resource-rich regions. Two-faced politics rarely succeeds, certainly not over time and on issues as serious as climate change.
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Thai authorities rescue smuggled macaques
The Canberra Times
Sat 29 May, 2021
Thai wildlife authorities say they have rescued over 100 long-tailed macaques that were being illegally smuggled in the back of a pickup truck, but more than a dozen did not survive.
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The West Australian
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Unarable land given a new lease on life
Farm Weekly
Sat 29 May, 2021
FARMERS and landowners could have the opportunity to make money from unarable land as Greening Australia has announced its search for 330,000 hectares across Australia.
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Doctors urge global action against climate-linked health risks
Yahoo News
Sun 30 May, 2021
Hundreds of health workers marched to the World Health Organization on Saturday demanding that authorities in all countries recognise and act to counter the health risks of climate change.
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Is this peak oil? Maybe, but we have definitely hit peak oil company
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 28 May, 2021
It’s hard to imagine that the oil industry has ever suffered a more bruising week than this. There have, of course, been numerous disasters and setbacks down the years, but this was something else, something altogether more existential.
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Kazakhstan sees rare antelope rebound after mass die off
Yahoo News
Fri 28 May, 2021
The population of the critically endangered Saiga antelope has more than doubled since 2019, Kazakhstan said Friday, giving conservationists fresh hope for the steppe-dwelling animal's long-term survival.
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Saving Singapore’s biodiversity means sharing space with nature: experts
Yahoo News
Fri 28 May, 2021
SINGAPORE — Otters crossing roads in the central business district, wild boars foraging in residential areas and snakes in toilet bowls. These are examples of wildlife venturing beyond their native habitats into urban districts – and making it into the media in recent years.
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Fast fashion deal targets the end of waste
The Australian
Fri 28 May, 2021
A deal on improving sustainability in fashion with retailers and brands is the first step towards reducing massive waste generated by the sector.
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