Issue date : Mon 7 June, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 04 Seconds
Number of items : 48
NSW government gives retrospective nod to land clearing for a fence
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 7 June, 2021
The NSW government intervened to downgrade the status of an important wildlife corridor on the South Coast four months after a developer had cleared a swath of the forest for a new fence, Parliament has been told.
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Global bankers warn Australian investors on carbon risk
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 7 June, 2021
Australian government bond issuers, companies and boardrooms face an accelerating global push towards forced disclosure of climate risks that investors warn could hamper or raise the cost of the country’s access to global capital.
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New Energy Solar sells NSW solar farms to complete exit from Australia
Reneweconomy
Mon 7 June, 2021
The Australian-based and locally listed New Energy Solar says it has sold its two Australian solar farms, and will now focus entirely on the US market, where it expects record installations in 2021 thanks to that country’s support for investment in renewable energy projects.
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Cheetah: The world's fastest cat is returning to India
Yahoo News
Mon 7 June, 2021
If all goes well, eight cheetahs - five males and three females - will make the 8,405km (5,222 miles) journey from South Africa to their new home in a sprawling national park in India in November.
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‘Everywhere’s bad’: Farmers eye long campaign against mouse plague
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 7 June, 2021
Farmers across inland NSW are bracing for a long battle against the mouse plague with any lull during winter expected to be reversed once spring brings renewed food supplies as crops ripen.
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‘Kosciuszko is in trouble’: call for federal intervention on feral horses
The Age
Sun 6 June, 2021
NSW is yet to stem the tide of rising damage from feral horses in the Australian Alps, sparking calls for the federal government to intervene and use its powers to impose Commonwealth protections for nationally significant environmental assets.
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How a Polish coal mine risks derailing the EU's climate strategy
The Spectator Australia
Sun 6 June, 2021
Cracks are appearing in the EU’s climate strategy. An international dispute over the court-ordered closure of a coal mine on the Poland-Czech Republic border has thrown divisions over how to phase out fossil fuels into sharp relief, leading to the first ever environment-related lawsuit between two EU member states.
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Rooftop solar is a populist Frankenstein
The Australian Financial Review
Sun 6 June, 2021
The bright idea of turning roofs into mini-power stations has become a monster destablising the grid. But imposing controls on this form of middle class welfare is generating howls of outrage.
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IPAN calls for a fossil-free future — not war
Independent Australia
Sun 6 June, 2021
A People’s Inquiry has been opened by the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) for submissions on the impact of the U.S.-Australia alliance, its costs and consequences and to canvas alternatives. Readers and contributors to Independent Australia, a proud partner of IPAN, are invited to respond and join this urgent national conversation.
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Reef water projects turn to private sector
7 News
Sun 6 June, 2021
North Queensland sugar cane farmer Len Parisi has enjoyed diving on the Great Barrier Reef for 30 years and wants his four grandchildren to be able to do the same.
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The Canberra Times
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Plant-based milks: which one is better for you and the planet?
The Age
Sun 6 June, 2021
The milk aisle of the supermarket is a very different place to what it was at the start of the century. Beside the classic cartons of cow’s milk you’ll find soy, almond, oat, rice and coconut milks. Even macadamias, hemp seeds, cashews and hazelnuts are being turned into the breakfast staple.
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Wild wintry weather to batter, soak and freeze south-eastern Australia
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 6 June, 2021
The first big cold front of winter will whip up dust, dump hail and snow, and send the mercury tumbling before developing into a rain band that may flood parts of coastal south-eastern Australia.
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Biden administration will restore key environmental protections
Yahoo News
Sat 5 June, 2021
The administration of President Joe Biden on Friday announced it would restore protections under the Endangered Species Act, a law credited with saving iconic animals like the gray wolf and bald eagle, which were loosened by his predecessor Donald Trump.
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PM’s progress powered by climate of economic reality
The Australian
Sat 5 June, 2021
There is a resurgence of popular concern about the economic and social costs of ever-rising carbon emissions targets, as well as growing questions about the difference between politicians’ pledges on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and what they achieve.
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Climate change strategy launched
Farmonline
Sat 5 June, 2021
DAIRY Australia's new Climate Change Strategy details the organisation's climate commitment, investment intent and priorities across research, development and extension (RD&E) publicly for the first time.
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Price is right for carbon trading in Australia
The Australian
Sat 5 June, 2021
John Connor figures Australia has a carbon market architecture to match anywhere in the world but needs leadership to fill in the gaps.
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World Environment Day wrap: ecosystem restoration
Cosmos
Sat 5 June, 2021
The theme of World Environment Day this year is “Reimagine. Recreate. Restore.” Ecosystem loss is catastrophic for the planet at large, but there are many researchers, workers and volunteers around the globe thinking about the best ways to restore the environment.
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Morrison’s Ampol refinery bail-out could go straight to shareholders
Reneweconomy
Fri 4 June, 2021
When Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced last month he would spend $2.4 billion of taxpayer funds to bail-out Australia’s last two oil refineries, he pitched it as a measure to protect national security, save jobs and keep fuel prices down.
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ESG investing isn’t just about cutting fossil fuels
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 4 June, 2021
If you think aligning your investment portfolio with the Paris agreement goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2050 is simply about cutting out the fossil fuel companies, think again.
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Why ‘sustainability spin’ won’t keep the lights on
The Australian
Fri 4 June, 2021
Governments and corporates continue to sprinkle green fairy dust over their pet products and projects, but the legal definition of greenwashing sets a high bar.
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Survey reveals a world still hooked on coal despite best intentions
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 4 June, 2021
Plans are in place to increase global coal capacity by almost a third of the 2019 total despite global ambitions to abandon it to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees.
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Boom! Why supersonic planes are a climate nightmare
Reneweconomy
Fri 4 June, 2021
Notoriously, aviation is one of the trickiest sectors to decarbonise. It isn’t the biggest sector relative to things like road transport, electricity or industry, ranging between 2 to 5% of total global emissions depending on how you calculate it, but every little bit counts (in a bad way), and every sector has to significantly reduce emissions for the world to meet climate goals.
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Bleak future for some threatened species
Yahoo News
Sat 5 June, 2021
With 20 species facing extinction without intervention over the next two decades, the future of some of Australia's best-loved fauna is bleak, according to a leading wildlife campaigner.
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The Canberra Times
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Pressure mounts to broaden ban on plastic cotton buds
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 4 June, 2021
Water authorities around Australia say people flushing cotton buds down the toilet are creating one of their biggest headaches for sewage treatment, fuelling calls for a national ban on the plastic-stemmed swabs.
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