Issue date : Wed 9 June, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 25 Seconds
Number of items : 52
NZ emissions up eight per cent in 2019
7 News
Wed 9 June, 2021
New Zealand's road to carbon neutrality has been made tougher by revised carbon emissions which show a huge emissions increase in 2019.
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My new hero, Mathias Cormann, now valiant for truth and on the winning side
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 9 June, 2021
I find it hugely encouraging. Don’t know if you’ve heard the glad tidings but, on his road to Damascus – or, in this case, Paris – our own Mathias Cormann, former senator and minister for finance, has experienced a miraculous conversion. He’s gone from persecutor of those who care about climate change to being a leader of the cause.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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The Australian inventions that could change the world
News.com.au
Wed 9 June, 2021
Australian inventions are often celebrated well after they have changed the world, but one exhibition seeks to highlight the amazing cutting-edge innovations being developed in the country right now.
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The Herald Sun
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Woodside CEO stares down activists on climate
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 9 June, 2021
Woodside Petroleum’s acting CEO Meg O’Neill has rejected talk of a “watershed moment” for the oil and gas sector after a global escalation of climate pressures, describing recent events at energy multinationals as just a further evolution of the decarbonisation trend that her company is already well progressed in addressing.
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'Abysmal' biosecurity failures put $100 billion of assets at risk, auditor finds
ABC News
Tue 8 June, 2021
Australia’s ability to protect almost $100 billion of farming and tourism trade from pests and disease has been slammed in a damning report by the Auditor-General.
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Labor, Greens and key crossbencher reject Morrison government’s overhaul of environment laws
The Guardian
Tue 8 June, 2021
The Morrison government will face a battle in the Senate to pass environmental protection legislation amendments, with critics accusing it of resurrecting a maligned Abbott-era “one-stop shop approval” system that will “fast-track extinctions”.
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NSW launches $50m grant program for pumped hydro projects
Reneweconomy
Tue 8 June, 2021
The NSW government has launched a $50 million Pumped Hydro Recoverable Grants Program, as it looks to add as much as 3,000MW of new long-term dispatchable storage capacity.
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Queensland to study huge new pumped hydro project in post Callide storage push
Reneweconomy
Tue 8 June, 2021
The Palaszczuk government is to progress plans for a new pumped hydro energy storage facility in the south-east of Queensland, announcing funding for a two-year feasibility study into what would become one of Australia’s largest energy storage projects.
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Indulge Your Way to Climate Saintliness
The Daily Telegraph
Tue 8 June, 2021
The older and richer you are – and the more private flights you’ve taken, the more cars you’ve owned, the more plastic surgery you’ve undergone – the more likely it is you’ll become a climate change celebrity.
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AGL mostly fails in trademark court case against Greenpeace for using logo in campaign
ABC News
Tue 8 June, 2021
Australia's largest electricity generator largely lost its court case alleging environmental group Greenpeace had breached copyright and trademark laws by using its logo in a campaign that described the company as the nation's "biggest climate polluter".
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The New Daily
Net zero condition imposed on Woodside’s Pluto LNG
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 8 June, 2021
Woodside Petroleum will have to cut emissions at its Pluto LNG project by 30 per cent by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050 under conditions imposed by the Western Australian government for environmental approval for its proposed multi-billion-dollar expansion.
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Reneweconomy
Woodside’s “net zero” Pluto plan will allow emissions to more than double
The Age
Woodside faces higher carbon hurdles for gas plant go-ahead
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
Port of Newcastle sees sustainability success
Infrastructure Magazine
Tue 8 June, 2021
In its recently released annual report measuring sustainability progress, Port of Newcastle has seen success in terms of its environmental, interpersonal, economical and trade targets.
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Plant-based food sector to grow 100 times larger: Credit Suisse
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 8 June, 2021
The plant-based food industry is projected to be 100 times larger by 2050 but it is highly unlikely that most consumers will make a full conversion to a vegan diet because processed food is simply too tasty, research by investment bank Credit Suisse concludes.
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Power, passion and the winds of change
The Age
Tue 8 June, 2021
Gales blow from the Southern Ocean onto low open farmland in south-west Victoria, where wind turbines are creating renewable energy racing down power lines, crossing plains and skirting past quiet towns.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Solar and wind cheapest energy source in Australia
Cosmos
Tue 8 June, 2021
Solar and wind are the cheapest sources of new electricity generation in Australia, and renewables are outcompeting fossil fuels for cost efficiency across the board, according to a new report from CSIRO. The latest report confirms findings from previous years that renewables are not just good for the planet, they’re good for the nation’s coffers too.
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The inside story on green steel – time to put pedal to the metal
The Fifth Estate
Tue 8 June, 2021
In response to rising demand for greener steel, the local steel-making industry is hurrying to clean up its products. The major players are taking steps in the right direction, with big announcements from the likes of Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest and Sanjeev Gupta attracting attention.
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Why BVN and UTS are innovating a new printed ducting system designed for retrofitting
The Fifth Estate
Tue 8 June, 2021
Architects don’t normally invest in developing new technology and research. But that’s exactly what co-chief executive officer of BVN Ninotschka Titchkosky managed to get across the line with her fellow directors’ support. The result, developed in collaboration with University of Technology Sydney, is an air diffusion system made from recycled waste plastic that has 90 per cent less embodied carbon – perfect for retrofitting our vast swathes of existing buildings. Oh, and there’s big energy savings potential as well.
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Sensitive sea snakes are sexier
Cosmos
Tue 8 June, 2021
In honour of World Ocean Day, here’s a nice little story about…sea snakes, sex and sensitive males.
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Endangered antelope rebounds in Kazakhstan, but threats loom
News.com.au
Tue 8 June, 2021
Dropping to his knees to weigh a spindly-legged newborn saiga antelope, conservationist Albert Salemgareyev finds himself in the midst of the Kazakh steppe's most important baby boom.
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The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
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CO2 at highest recorded level: scientists
7 News
Tue 8 June, 2021
Despite a massive reduction in commuting and in many commercial activities during the early months of the pandemic, the amount of carbon dioxide in earth's atmosphere in May reached its highest level in modern history, a global indicator indicates.
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Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
Decline in snowfall caps disastrous 2020 for ski resorts
The Age
Tue 8 June, 2021
Victoria’s alpine resorts welcomed a dump of snow this week after 2020’s low snowfall highlighted a worrying trend in the High Country.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Murray Darling towns warned dams not the answer as river flows wane
The Age
Tue 8 June, 2021
An international climate adaptation expert has questioned spending public money on dams in the Murray Darling Basin because climate change radically reduces the likelihood they will fill.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Dredging and levees among Warragamba options ignored by NSW government
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 7 June, 2021
The NSW government has ignored a series of alternatives to raising the Warragamba Dam wall that could reduce downstream flood risks at much lower than the $1 billion-plus cost of the project.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Climate science on trial
Cosmos
Mon 7 June, 2021
We talk to the expert witness in the recent Federal Court case that found a duty of care to protect Australian children from personal injury arising from the effects of climate change.
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Community for climate change
ProBono Australia News
Mon 7 June, 2021
With Australia’s slow transition to zero emissions and climate change disproportionately impacting people already experiencing a level of disadvantage, the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) is pushing for stronger advocacy from the sector.
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The Wet Tropics’ wildlife is celebrated worldwide. Its cultural heritage? Not so much
The Conversation
Mon 7 June, 2021
The Wet Tropics of Australia — rainforest stretching 450 kilometres along Queensland’s coastline — is renowned for its vast array of wildlife and ancient plant species. It’s little wonder the rainforest is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of 20 in Australia.
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