Issue date : Wed 28 June, 2017
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 44 Seconds
Number of items : 44
Alice solar switch to end blackouts
NT News
Wed 28 June, 2017
THE NT Government-owned Territory Generation’s new Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) planned for Alice Springs will be one of the largest grid-connected storage solutions in Australia and is predicted to change the face of the town as it transitions to a renewable energy future.
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Great white shark: endangered or just a danger to humans?
The Australian
Wed 28 June, 2017
After decades of protection, tens of millions of dollars spent on mitigation strategies and dozens of ­serious or fatal attacks, movement is afoot to return great white sharks to unthreatened status.
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Slain kangaroo tied to chair holding bottle of ouzo while draped in leopard print costume
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 28 June, 2017
A dead kangaroo with three bullet wounds has been found tied to a chair draped in a leopard print costume and holding a bottle of ouzo, in what has been described as an “appalling and immoral” act of animal cruelty.
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9 News
Kangaroo shot and posed with ouzo bottle in chair on roadside
The Herald Sun
Kangaroo found shot dead, posed in chair by Melbourne roadside
News.com.au
NT News
Perthnow
The Advertiser
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
Huge restored reef aims to bring South Australia’s oysters back from the brink
The Conversation
Wed 28 June, 2017
The largest oyster reef restoration project outside the United States is underway in the coastal waters of Gulf St Vincent, near Ardrossan in South Australia. Construction began earlier this month. Some 18,000 tonnes of limestone and 7 million baby oysters are set to provide the initial foundations for a 20-hectare reef.
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Green achievements for US corrugated packaging industry
Logistics & Materials Handling
Wed 28 June, 2017
The US-based Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA) has released a new corrugated industry life cycle assessment (LCA), showing the corrugated industry’s environmental progress, including a 35 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions between 2006 and 2014.
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Sustainable Style: Is Instagram fuelling our fast fashion habit?
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 28 June, 2017
Okay, I confess. I've done it. Passed over a perfectly good outfit in my closet because – the horror – I was seen in it last week. Not that I've thrown it in the bin, mind. I'm not actually morally corrupt. Just pushed it aside in favour of something more … likeable.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Food waste: Farmers pay to give away
The Weekly Times
Wed 28 June, 2017
IT costs more for growers to donate produce than it does to dump it.
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Councils recognised for e-waste recycling
Waste Management Review
Wed 28 June, 2017
Product stewardship program MobileMuster has recognised the efforts of local councils in the area of e-waste collection and recycling.
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Climate scientists reveal their fears for the future
ABC News
Tue 27 June, 2017
Cradling her newborn baby girl, heatwave expert Sarah Perkins Kirkpatrick admits to feeling torn between the joy of motherhood and anxiety over her first-born child's future.
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Why This NASA Jet Lab Scientist Will Never Go Near A Jet Again
The Huffington Post Australia
Tue 27 June, 2017
Peter Kalmus is an atmospheric scientist like no other. Most climate scientists will tell you that the world needs to wean itself off fossil fuels. But this guy is actually doing it. And how.
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Abbott’s death-wish on industry: Freeze RET, ban wind, build coal
Reneweconomy
Tue 27 June, 2017
On the same day the country’s biggest vegetable glass house project was rescued by a proposal to go to 100 per cent renewable, with wind and battery storage, former prime minister Tony Abbott has outlined his “vision” that would surely mean the death of manufacturing and industry in the country.
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Why climate change is a bigger threat to Australia than terrorism
The Fifth Estate
Tue 27 June, 2017
Climate change is set to drive political instability and conflict in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a report co-authored by ex-coal industry heavyweight Ian Dunlop, but our government has its head in the sand.
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New windfarm feeding ACT comes online
The Canberra Times
Tue 27 June, 2017
The ACT has moved closer to reaching its renewable energy targets, with the opening of the new wind farm at Ararat in Victoria on Tuesday.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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'Clean coal' and other dirty jokes
Independent Australia
Tue 27 June, 2017
The Turnbull Government has introduced legislation to enable investment in coal with carbon capture and storage despite the fact that there is just no such thing as "clean coal", reports the Climate Council.
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What does Finkel mean for community power?
Reneweconomy
Tue 27 June, 2017
The Finkel review does not explicitly put community power on the agenda. But community energy entrepreneurship could help deliver Finkel’s recommendations — especially distributed and independent power systems.
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APA takes step closer to big wind-solar energy park in W.A.
Reneweconomy
Tue 27 June, 2017
APA is moving close to construction of a 230MW wind and solar renewable energy park in Western Australia after winning approval for the construction of the 130MW Badgingarra wind farm.
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Rule-maker wants all new generation to be smarter, quicker
Reneweconomy
Tue 27 June, 2017
Australian principal energy rule maker, the Australian Energy Markets Commission, wants to introduce new rules that will require all new generation – be they renewable or fossil fuel – to be smarter and quicker, and able to provide fast frequency response and possibly other grid services.
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Ararat Wind Farm fully switched on
Sustainability Matters
Tue 27 June, 2017
The Ararat Wind Farm was officially opened today in a special ceremony attended by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio. The $450 million project, financed by shareholders Partners Group, RES, OPTrust and GE, was the first wind farm development to be signed following restored bipartisan support for the Renewable Energy Target (RET) in June 2015.
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Hybrid jet planes could be a reality
Sustainability Matters
Tue 27 June, 2017
Scientists at the Victoria University of Wellington’s Robinson Research Institute are hoping to use their expertise in the field of superconductivity to help build the world’s first hybrid-electric jet plane.
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The amazing secrets behind ‘flying ant day’
The Conversation
Tue 27 June, 2017
A steady stream of black ants scurries busily in and out of a crack in the patio. They’ve been living there quietly for weeks. Perhaps you tried to get rid of them – especially if they were taking sugar from the kitchen or crawling across your bedroom. Perhaps you ignored them, or marvelled at their ability to navigate over apparently featureless paving stones back to their nest.
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About 10% of fish catch 'dumped in ocean'
Sky News Australia
Tue 27 June, 2017
Fishing fleets dump about 10 per cent of the fish they catch back into the ocean in an 'enormous waste' of low-value fish, Australian and US scientists say.
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Growing demand for meat alternatives
Food Processing
Tue 27 June, 2017
Increasing consumer concerns over sustainability and the global food chain, the rise of veganism, plant power and clean eating trends have facilitated diverse new product innovations in the global meat substitutes market, according to Innova Market Insights.
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