Issue date : Fri 18 May, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 24 Seconds
Number of items : 40
One-third of the world’s nature reserves are under threat from humans
The Conversation
Fri 18 May, 2018
In the 146 years since Yellowstone National Park in the northwestern United States became the world’s first protected area, nations around the world have created more than 200,000 terrestrial nature reserves. Together they cover more than 20 million km², or almost 15% of the planet’s land surface – an area bigger than South America.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
'Going backwards': A third of protected land at risk as Australia lags
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
Yahoo!7 News
People are pillaging the world's protected areas: study
No clear path for farmers in Queensland land clearing
The Australian
Fri 18 May, 2018
On Queensland’s harsh political landscape, few weeds grow thicker or thornier than the debate over farmers’ rights to manage vegetation on their land.
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Investor jeopardy over new Queensland land laws
The Australian
Fri 18 May, 2018
Queensland’s crackdown on land-clearing is putting the state’s reputation as a destination for agriculture investment in “jeopardy”, one of Australia’s biggest rural investors believes.
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Global Leadership Program on the Circular Economy launched
Inside Waste
Fri 18 May, 2018
The Global Leadership Program on the Circular Economy has been launched at the 3R Regional Forum for the Asia Pacific Region, which was organised by the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) in India.
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India's Adopt a Heritage scheme opens icons to corporate advertising
ABC News
Fri 18 May, 2018
The Taj Mahal: an architectural masterpiece. The Red Fort: a symbol of India's hard-fought independence. The Sunderbans National Park, a last stronghold for the majestic Bengal tiger. These are just a handful of India's national treasures now up for "adoption" by private and public sector companies or individuals under a controversial government program.
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'Energy has to come from somewhere': Farmer would welcome gas drilling
The Age
Fri 18 May, 2018
Dairy farmer Simon Gleeson remembers the non-stop "noise pollution" the onshore gas well generated – an industrial rumble that was audible from inside his house 24 hours a day.
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Byrne Resources Group takes calculated risk with recycling facility
The Courier Mail
Fri 18 May, 2018
A FAMILY company has embarked on a multi-million-dollar expansion of its construction and industrial waste based recycling business as the Queensland Government fast tracks new measures to support the industry.
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Draft NSW flying fox guidelines open for public comment
The Newcastle Herald
Thu 17 May, 2018
NEW laws could let work in Hunter flying fox colonies, including noise attenuation fences and relocation efforts, go ahead within five days of giving notice to environmental regulators.
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EU takes Germany, five others to court over air pollution
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 17 May, 2018
The European Commission said Thursday it is taking Germany, France, and four other countries to the bloc's highest court for failing to comply with EU air quality standards.
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Sumitomo Mitsui signals it may curb coal-fired power lending
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 17 May, 2018
Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group has signaled it may rethink its financing of coal-fired power projects, a small step for the nation's banking industry, which lags global rivals shifting away from one of the most-polluting fuels.
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Dexus commits to net zero 2030 target
The Fifth Estate
Thu 17 May, 2018
Exclusive: At a panel event on energy in Sydney last Friday, Paul Wall, head of group sustainability and energy at Dexus, let slip that his company had jumped aboard the net zero challenge with a commitment to achieve this by 2030.
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One down, five to go: Cook Islands begins shift to 100% solar and storage
Reneweconomy
Thu 17 May, 2018
The South Pacific Ocean’s Cook Islands archipelago has taken a big step towards meeting its 2020 100 per cent renewables target, with half of its 12 inhabited islands in the process of being converted from mostly diesel power to solar and battery storage only.
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ARENA pumps funds into “solar garden” trial
The Fifth Estate
Thu 17 May, 2018
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has provided $240,000 for a feasibility study into “solar gardens” – centrally located solar arrays that can be invested in by renters, apartment dwellers and others unable to get solar on their roofs.
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Designer Leyla Acaroglu daring to be disruptive
The West Australian
Thu 17 May, 2018
Designer Leyla Acaroglu is determined to be disruptive. She wants things to work better but she’s not keen on innovation, she wants to save the planet but isn’t a fan of recycling and she likes things to be complicated, not simple.
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Great Barrier Reef sediment flow reduced by 97 per cent at test site
The Brisbane Times
Thu 17 May, 2018
A north Queensland test site has reduced the amount of sediment flowing into the Great Barrier Reef by 97 per cent, Greening Australia has revealed.
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Someone is making a banned chemical that destroys the ozone layer, scientists suspect
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 17 May, 2018
Emissions of a banned, ozone-depleting chemical are on the rise, a group of scientists reported Wednesday, suggesting someone may be secretly manufacturing the pollutant in violation of an international accord.
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Sri Lanka elephants face plastic danger foraging dumps for food
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 17 May, 2018
At a garbage dump in central Sri Lanka a herd of wild elephants forage among a mountain of rubbish, swallowing dangerous scraps of plastic mixed with rotting food in what experts warn is an increasing problem for the revered animals.
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