Climate conditions and wildfires causing massive fish die-offs in Australia

The New South Wales Department of Primary Industries has announced a number of major ‘fish kills’ have been reported in rivers and other waterways across the region

Australian wildfires ‘to push up vegetable prices by as much as 50%’

Industry body AUSVEG has suggested leafy green produce such as broccoli is likely to be worst affected

Climate change increases risk of wildfires, scientists confirm

A review of research shows links between climate change and increased frequency or severity of so-called ‘fire weather’

Camel cull in Australia aims to alleviate drought and protect Aboriginal communities

Around 10,000 camels will be shot and killed following complaints that they are drinking too much water

Singapore’s Nexif Energy buys 94% stake in hydropower projects in Vietnam

Located in the Khanh Hoa province with a total capacity of 49MW, they will provide enough electricity to power 74,000 households

Australian bushfire emissions since August reach 250 million tonnes

This is almost half of the country’s entire annual greenhouse gas emissions in 2018

Goldman Sachs among major firms committing to net zero buildings

Hudson Pacific Properties and Petinelli are also among organisations that have signed up to the World Green Building Council’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

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Australia’s National Electricity Market breaks 50% renewable milestone

The market, which is Australia’s main grid, saw clean power make up half of all electricity produced during one trading period for the first time on Wednesday

Australia invests $1bn to improve power grid reliability

The funding will be used by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation for new energy generation, storage and transmission infrastructure

Liberty Steel aims to be carbon neutral by 2030

The GREENSTEEL strategy aims to offset carbon emissions through investments in new environmentally-friendly technology such as hydrogen-based steelmaking