Issue date : Fri 22 March, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 02 Min 58 Seconds
Number of items : 35
Gladys Berejiklian says the largest use of solar energy is in NSW. Is she correct?
ABC News
Fri 22 March, 2019
Climate change has been identified as a key issue for voters in Saturday's New South Wales election, and is expected to be an influential factor in the upcoming federal election in May — particularly in the northern Sydney seat of Warringah, held by Tony Abbott.
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How a crafty potter's petition got a promise from Australia Post CEO
The Age
Fri 22 March, 2019
Designer Sally Flannery is one of countless Australian business owners worried about packaging ending up in landfill: and she isn't afraid to ask executives to change things.
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Glacier melt on Everest exposes bodies of dead climbers
9 News
Fri 22 March, 2019
Mount Everest expedition operators are finding increasing numbers of climbers' dead bodies on the world's highest peak as high temperatures melt glaciers and snow.
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Cannibalism helps fire ants invade new territory
The Conversation
Fri 22 March, 2019
Tropical fire ants (Solenopsis geminata), originally from central and South America, are a highly aggressive, invasive ecological pest. Our new research has shed light on how they successfully establish new colonies.
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Britain has its first new deep coal mine in decades – a result of pretending climate change isn’t political
The Conversation
Fri 22 March, 2019
The UK is widely seen as a climate leader. Its Climate Change Act, which passed into law ten years ago, is the envy of the world. It has targets for carbon reduction enshrined in law, and recently, the government hinted that it would adopt a target of zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 (the current target is an 80% reduction). Four years ago, the government, with cross-party support, announced it would phase out coal-fired power generation by 2025.
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Plastic pollution: can the ocean really be cleaned up?
The Guardian
Fri 22 March, 2019
Somewhere in Hilo, on Hawaii’s Big Island, a team of scientists and engineers are tending to The Ocean Cleanup’s 600-metre-long rubbish-herding device, after its maiden voyage to the Great Pacific garbage patch was cut short in December 2018, because it fractured into two pieces.
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PFAS update & do we need a federal EPA?
The Fifth Estate
Thu 21 March, 2019
According to Corrs Chambers Westgarth partner Christine Covington it’s probably time for federal environmental protection agency.
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NSW election: where do the parties stand on brumby culling?
The Conversation
Thu 21 March, 2019
The future management of New South Wales’s national parks is one of the issues on the line in Saturday’s state election. Other states will be watching the outcome closely.
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What Australia can learn from Victoria’s shocking biodiversity record
The Conversation
Thu 21 March, 2019
Victoria is struggling with biodiversity conservation, according to a State of the Environment report tabled in parliament this week. While the scorecard is bleak – not one of the state’s key biodiversity indicators ranks as “good” – the report itself gives some hope.
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Conduct code to weed out dodgy solar panel retailers
The Age
Thu 21 March, 2019
Solar panel retailers will have to sign up to a code of conduct to prevent dodgy operators joining a state government scheme to provide panels to 700,000 households.
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No separation of water powers – what are we losing?
The Fifth Estate
Thu 21 March, 2019
Water was once seen as a public good. But over recent decades water utilities have been corporatised and water is now a scarce commodity for sale. These statutory monopolies now primarily aim to maximize their economic performance, with secondary aims to protect the public good and our valuable water eco-systems.
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End magic climate thinking
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 21 March, 2019
NSW Labor and the unions are at war with themselves, as the state opposition doubles down on its plan to block Santos’ Narrabri gas project that would create a new regional manufacturing industry in the bush and end the state’s almost complete reliance on imported gas. Instead of bringing down electricity prices, Labor appeases urban greens and anti-development hobby farmers.
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The world may be nursing a gas bomb
Reneweconomy
Thu 21 March, 2019
At a recent energy industry conference in the US, oil and gas executives have labelled gas the “forever fuel” having already convinced many governments it is “clean”. If they succeed in their expansion, science tells us that “forever” will end soon.
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Why Europe could be the next solar powerhouse
Reneweconomy
Thu 21 March, 2019
Reading and digesting my notes from the Solar Power Summit held in Brussel March 6 and 7, an amazing and somewhat surprising pattern started to form in my head.
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Ways to finance deep energy retrofits from around the world
The Fifth Estate
Thu 21 March, 2019
It’s not possible for the world to just “fuel switch our way out of global climate disruption” according to one construction industry observer. We have to invest significantly in making buildings energy efficient at a rate much greater than we do now.
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Warragamba Dam: Damned if you do, damned if you don’t
The Fifth Estate
Thu 21 March, 2019
For many infrastructure projects, there’s conflict between conserving the natural environment and the economic benefits derived from infrastructure expansion to accommodate the needs of growing urban populations.
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Snake venom can vary in a single species — and it’s not just about adaptation to their prey
The Conversation
Thu 21 March, 2019
Few sights and sounds are as emblematic of the North American southwest as a defensive rattlesnake, reared up, buzzing, and ready to strike. The message is loud and clear, “Back off! If you don’t hurt me, I won’t hurt you.” Any intruders who fail to heed the warning can expect to fall victim to a venomous bite.
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Twiggy adds to hostility over oil drill
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 21 March, 2019
Iron ore mining billionaire Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest has added his influence to the considerable weight of opposition to the contentious oil exploration drilling planned by Norway's Equinor in the Great Australian Bight and met members of the Norwegian government this month to get his concerns across at the highest level.
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Vic waste company shutdown amid clean-up
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 21 March, 2019
A toxic waste disposal company has been told to clean up its act after being shut down by Victoria's environmental watchdog for breaching regulations.
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'Triple whammy' expected from twin cyclones as evacuations increase
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 21 March, 2019
Australia's north is bracing for coastal crossings of two dangerous cyclones in coming days, as the Northern Territory conducts its biggest pre-storm evacuation and the Pilbara's iron-ore ports prepare for a hammering.
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