Issue date : Fri 21 September, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 34 Seconds
Number of items : 42
Experts slam Vic's power plant pollution
News.com.au
Fri 21 September, 2018
International experts slammed pollution levels from coal powered plants in Victoria's east as the Environment Protection Authority considers licence reviews.
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How reef funds went from $5 million to nearly $500 million in five days
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 21 September, 2018
Just days before the Great Barrier Reef Foundation received a controversial $443.4 million funding package, the organisation was in talks with then environment minister Josh Frydenberg's office for a grant of just $5 million.
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Treasurer digs in behind $444m reef grant
The Weekly Times
Fri 21 September, 2018
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg continues to defend a massive taxpayer-funded grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation as leaked correspondence sheds light on the sheer scale of the gift.
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Australia tumbles down global rankings on 'social progress' for second year in a row
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 21 September, 2018
The index, compiled by a US non-profit organisation and supported by Deloitte, also rated Australia poorly on environmental quality — particularly our emissions of carbon dioxide per capita and biome protection — and on concentration of power among the wealthy.
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The backflip over Sydney’s marine park is a defiance of science
The Conversation
Fri 21 September, 2018
The New South Wales government’s decision to back away from establishing no-fishing zones in waters around Sydney leaves significant question marks over the plan, which is open for public consultation until September 27.
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Nikko AM sets up corporate sustainability department
Money Management
Fri 21 September, 2018
Nikko Asset Management (AM) has announced the establishment of a corporate sustainability department to increase its environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments and provide more transparency into how the company manages and approaches investing.
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Adorable kids' protest starts sustainability snowball at Perth IGA
WAToday
Fri 21 September, 2018
The Winthrop Gardens IGA owner felt pretty progressive, having solar panels on the roof of his shop, but the local year 2 and 3s at Winthrop Primary didn’t think he went quite far enough.
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Is Perth ready for the electric surge?
The West Australian
Fri 21 September, 2018
On the week it was announced sales of electric cars in Europe had passed one million, it was fitting I was driving silently around Perth in an electric vehicle from one of that continent’s premier motor manufacturers.
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What happened to all the bugs? Scientists search for answers
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 21 September, 2018
Oxford, Pennsylvania: A staple of summer - swarms of bugs - seems to be a thing of the past. And that's got scientists worried.
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Scientists gave octopuses ecstasy to investigate our shared past of social behaviour
ABC News
Fri 21 September, 2018
Scientists in the US gave octopuses ecstasy — for a good reason. They discovered fascinating insights into how social behaviour is coded, and traced its biological roots to a common ancestor of ours that lived around 500 million years ago.
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This is what happens to a shy octopus on ecstasy
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Killing season: Crisis time for Africa's famed wildlife
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 21 September, 2018
Can these beautiful beasts survive increasing levels of poaching, trophy hunting and habitat destruction?
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Australian businesses must do more to disclose climate change risks to investors, Asic says
The Guardian
Thu 20 September, 2018
Australian companies should be doing more to disclose risks to their business from climate change, according to a report by the corporate regulator Asic.
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AGL chief economist Tim Nelson leaves to join market rule-maker
Reneweconomy
Thu 20 September, 2018
AGL has lost another senior executive who saw the future lay in renewable energy, with chief economist Tim Nelson to leave for a new role as head of economic analysis for the Australian Energy Markets Commission.
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Qld waste-to-energy project rubbished
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 20 September, 2018
A multi-million-dollar waste-to-energy plant has been proposed for southeast Queensland at no cost to taxpayers, but the opposition has already slammed the plan.
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Solar comes to rescue for drought-hit cotton farm
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 20 September, 2018
NSW cotton farmer Jon Elder has waved goodbye to his $500,000-plus annual diesel bill thanks to the installation of a solar pumping system that will also provide a nice side-earner from renewable energy credits just as the state struggles with the worst drought in decades.
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It’s not easy being green: Lendlease’s Elephant Park London under fire for its sustainability claims
The Fifth Estate
Thu 20 September, 2018
An urban district development in London, managed by Australian developer Lendlease, has been strongly promoted as world-beating sustainable, but in recent times those claims have come in for intense scrutiny. Lendlease says it’s on track to deliver the UK’s first Climate Positive development as part of the C40 Cities Climate Positive development program.
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Oculus designs Melbourne’s first new urban park in decades
Architecture AU
Thu 20 September, 2018
The City of Melbourne is seeking public feedback for a new, publicly accessible pocket park in the CBD that would be the first new public space in the city since the construction of Denton Corker Marshall-designed City Square in 1980.
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Farmers fume as France announces more bears for the Pyrenees
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 20 September, 2018
Dozens of farmers and lawmakers stormed out of a meeting Thursday with France's new environment minister after he confirmed that two more bears would soon be released into the Pyrenees mountains.
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Worse flooding to hit Carolinas
The Australian
Thu 20 September, 2018
Flooding across the Carolinas in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which has killed 36 people, is expected to worsen over the next couple of days, forecasters say.
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'Toilet to tap' back on agenda as NSW looks again at recycled water
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 20 September, 2018
Australian cities should follow the lead of Western Australia and California and consider the benefits and costs of drinking recycled sewage as water shortages worsen, environmental engineers say.
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27 cities have peaked their emissions, says C40. Or have they?
The Fifth Estate
Thu 20 September, 2018
Twenty seven cities, including Melbourne and Sydney, have reached peak greenhouse gas emissions according to the C40 Cities website last week. So how come their emissions are still rising?
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This Teenage Girl Made a Plastic Bag From Shrimp
National Geographic Australia
Thu 20 September, 2018
Science fair winner Angelina Arora of Australia demonstrated a biodegradable plastic made from natural material.
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Anthony Bourdain’s enduring message about waste
SBS World News Australia
Thu 20 September, 2018
Bourdain's documentary Wasted! The Story of Food Waste asks what we – as home cooks, chefs, and food producers – can do about our food scraps.
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Coca-Cola, Walmart to cut plastic pollution in oceans
Yahoo!7 News
Fri 21 September, 2018
Coca-Cola, Walmart and other big multinationals pledged on Thursday to help reduce plastic pollution in the world's oceans in support of a campaign by five of the G7 industrialized nations.
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