Issue date : Tue 1 June, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 34 Seconds
Number of items : 42
Covid noise slips from Australia’s emissions data as Taylor inflates Gorgon role
Reneweconomy
Tue 1 June, 2021
It’s that hallowed time of year – the release of Australia’s emissions data. That means it’s time to piece apart exactly what tricks are being used to massage, mask and manipulate the data in the report to present a rosy narrative of success, or to take credit for emissions reductions that definitely do not come from government actions.
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Nations begin gruelling climate talks
7 News
Tue 1 June, 2021
Officials from around the globe are beginning three weeks of gruelling climate talks that will involve grappling with a number of thorny political issues without the benefit of face-to-face meetings.
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The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
Yahoo News
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US, EU leaders call for more action at climate summit
Yahoo News
Tue 1 June, 2021
Top US and EU representatives on Monday urged other countries to do more in the global initiative towards a greener planet, stressing the world "cannot afford to wait" at a virtual summit hosted by South Korea.
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International Business Times
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Ardern tours NZ flood devastation
7 News
Tue 1 June, 2021
Months worth of rain in just a few days has brought widespread flooding in New Zealand's Canterbury region, closing the national highway and cutting off much of the South Island.
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Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
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City of Sydney increasingly powered by hot air
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 1 June, 2021
The City of Sydney, led for nearly two decades by spectacularly popular Lord Mayor Clover Moore, makes much of its green, sustainable credentials.
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TransGrid’s $2.28b plan keeps flawed NEM alive
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 1 June, 2021
A new interconnector should help the transfer of coal-fired power and renewable energy between NSW and South Australia, but it won’t fix fundamental flaws in the National Electricity Market.
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Goodman Fielder sets goals for recycling ambitions
Inside Waste
Tue 1 June, 2021
Food manufacturer Goodman Fielder has today launched ‘Better Together’, an ambitious new sustainability strategy designed to help embed sustainability across the company’s business, culture, brands and products.
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Tourism businesses in Australia face underinsurance woes
Insurance Business
Tue 1 June, 2021
Businesses in popular tourist destinations continue to struggle as insurers refuse to provide coverage following the Black Summer bushfires, forcing many businesses to close their doors permanently or risk everything by operating without insurance.
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IAG welcomes land-use planning reforms for flood-prone areas
Insurance Business
Tue 1 June, 2021
Insurance giant IAG has welcomed the New South Wales (NSW) government's land-use planning reforms for flood-prone areas to protect people, properties, and infrastructure.
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Clive Palmer ‘sceptical’ on Galilee Basine coalmine approval
The Australian
Tue 1 June, 2021
Clive Palmer says he is ‘sceptical’ that his long-planned thermal coalmine in the Galilee Basin will go ahead because the political environment made it difficult to develop new coal projects.
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SA gets Visy investment
Inside Waste
Tue 1 June, 2021
Visy has announced it will invest over $70 million in South Australia over the next 12 months, as a component of its pledge to invest $2 billion in Australian manufacturing.
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Renewable gas may soon join renewable electricity as household staples
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 1 June, 2021
Households in NSW may soon be able to select renewable gas just as they can buy their electricity from clean energy sources, allowing users to buy gas produced from wastewater, food and garden waste.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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New hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai FCEV leased to CSIRO
Manufacturers’ Monthly
Tue 1 June, 2021
CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has become the country’s first organisation to lease the new Toyota Mirai FCEV (fuel cell electric vehicle), which uses hydrogen to power the car and emits nothing but water vapour.
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Duetting wrens sing with telepathic link
Cosmos
Tue 1 June, 2021
The great duetters in history may have had more than just musical chemistry: for songbirds, there could even be a link between minds.
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Iceland's glaciers lose 750 km2 in 20 years
Yahoo News
Tue 1 June, 2021
Iceland's glaciers have lost around 750 square kilometres (290 square miles), or seven percent of their surface, since the turn of the millennium due to global warming, a study published on Monday showed.
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News.com.au
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
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Perth MRF reopens after fire
Inside Waste
Tue 1 June, 2021
Cleanaway has opened the Perth Material Recovery Facility (Perth MRF) to grow recycling capacity in Western Australia (WA).
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Net-zero future confronts oil-rich nations
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 31 May, 2021
Ali Allawi, Iraq’s Finance Minister, found himself in a quandary last year as the spread of coronavirus cut demand for oil and prices tumbled.
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St Baker’s $20m to boost $35,000 electric car rollout
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 31 May, 2021
Australia should “join the world in electrifying the transport sector,” energy investor Trevor St Baker said after sinking $20 million into TrueGreen Mobility to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles.
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Construction of new WA lithium refinery looms after EPA green light
WAToday
Mon 31 May, 2021
Construction of Wesfarmers’ West Australian lithium project looks set to commence later this year after its plans for a refinery received a green light from the state’s environmental watchdog.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Video platforms normalise exotic pets
Cosmos
Mon 31 May, 2021
Researchers at the University of Adelaide are concerned video sharing platforms such as YouTube could be contributing to the normalisation of exotic pets and encouraging the exotic pet trade. In a study, published in PLOS One , researchers analysed the reactions of people to videos on YouTube involving human interactions with exotic animals and found those reactions to be overwhelmingly positive.
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What’s the truth about carbon capture and storage?
The Fifth Estate
Mon 31 May, 2021
Can early-stage technologies such as carbon capture, – and planting trees – really suck enough carbon from the air to help us reverse global temperature rise?
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Beer waste as a pesticide?
Cosmos
Mon 31 May, 2021
Some pesticides can be harmful to humans, but beer may be an organic solution to that problem, suggests a study published in Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems.
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Woolworths' green packaging goals for its home brand
Food Processing
Mon 31 May, 2021
Woolworths has removed approximately 9000 tonnes of plastic packaging from circulation over the last four years* as it works towards transitioning its entire Own Brand range to recyclable, compostable or reusable packaging by 2023 — which is in line with its 2025 Sustainability Plan.
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Slow Fashion Advocate Maggie Zhou On What ‘Greenwashing’ Is & How To Catch A Brand Out
Pedestrian
Mon 31 May, 2021
But have you heard of slow fashion? Slow fashion, in opposition to mainstream fast fashion (think cheap, poorly made, probably-fall-apart-in the-wash fashion), is a mindful movement that promotes conscious consumerism, ethical practices and climate justice in the fashion industry without forsaking lewks, you know?
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