Issue date : Fri 6 October, 2017
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 26 Seconds
Number of items : 64
'Inexplicable': Huge surge in landclearing not picked up in emissions data
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 6 October, 2017
Queensland is destroying tree cover at the rate of 10 square kilometres a day, harming biodiversity while stoking doubts about federal data suggesting emissions from land clearing are in decline.
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U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fall 2 percent in 2016, led by power industry: EPA
Yahoo!7 News
Fri 6 October, 2017
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Greenhouse gas emissions from America's largest industrial facilities fell 2 percent in 2016 to 2.99 billion tonnes, led by a large cut from the power sector, according to data published on Thursday by the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Finding hope amid the hopeless doom of climate change
The Canberra Times
Fri 6 October, 2017
After another frigid Canberra winter, I've welcomed the warmer weather with joy. Yet it's increasingly too warm to leave a lasting smile. We are told to brace for punishing summers.
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Scotland’s landmark fracking ban puts Holyrood on a collision course with Westminster
The Conversation
Fri 6 October, 2017
“Fracking cannot and will not take place in Scotland.” With those words energy minister Paul Wheelhouse confirmed rumours that have been circulating for months, bringing jubilation to the hearts of experts, campaigners and protestors who responded to the Scottish government’s consultation on exploiting unconventional oil and gas, commonly known as “fracking”.
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Friday profile: making tiny tech from sunlight
Cosmos
Fri 6 October, 2017
Microphotonics – a field of light science that deals with nano-fabrication and the manipulation of microscopic particles – impacts our day-to-day lives in more ways than we might realise.
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Relectrify develops new battery technology
Manufacturers’ Monthly
Fri 6 October, 2017
Melbourne start up business Relectrify is launching its ground-breaking new technology to repurpose used batteries from electric vehicles for extended use, including in behind-the-meter household energy storage, according to a CEFC media release.
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Boeing-backed, hybrid-electric commuter plane to hit market in 2022
Yahoo!7 News
Fri 6 October, 2017
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Seattle-area startup, backed by the venture capital arms of Boeing Co and JetBlue Airways Corp announced plans on Thursday to bring a small hybrid-electric commuter aircraft to market by 2022.
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Over the fence: Be in the know when it comes to pest management
The Weekly Times
Fri 6 October, 2017
INTEGRATED Pest management. The term is a mouthful. But entomologist Dr Paul Horne says the approach is simple — encourage “good bugs” while using chemical controls only when needed.
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Rings track growth in algae, too
Cosmos
Fri 6 October, 2017
Australian research reveals reef-building “cement” species keeps a diary of its life encoded in its skeleton. Gabrielle Ahern reports.
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Vietnamese sign to preserve King Kong cave
Yahoo!7 News
Fri 6 October, 2017
A plan to build a cable car in central Vietnam's Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, where the world's largest cave and a filming location of the latest King Kong movie franchise is located, has met with opposition from thousands who fear mass tourism could destroy the environment.
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Dirty water a problem for Tokyo Olympic Games organisers
The Australian
Fri 6 October, 2017
A water quality survey commissioned by the Tokyo Olympic organisers has found that the body of water identified as the venue for triathlon and open water swimming at the 2020 Olympics does not meet minimum safety standards on most days.
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Just wasting less will help boost food security efforts
The Advertiser
Fri 6 October, 2017
FOOD waste is a big global issue. We waste a lot of food. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, a third of all food produced globally is wasted. That’s 1.3 billion tonnes.
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Australians endured ‘exceptional heat’ during September
News.com.au
Thu 5 October, 2017
IT’S not often you see brown on the weather map, but it’s not often you get weather like this either. The Bureau of Meteorology says it’s really not good.
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Sweltering September smashes Australia's temperature records
The Sydney Morning Herald
How twin bursts of 'unprecedented' early-season heat scorched eastern Australia
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Aussies endure 'exceptional' heat in Sept
News.com.au
SBS World News Australia
The Australian
The West Australian
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Feds need to move on renewables: report
The West Australian
Thu 5 October, 2017
Australia's federal politicians have their "head in the sand" when it comes to the nation's need for a renewable energy future, with two thirds of coal plants becoming "technically obsolete" within a decade, the Climate Council says.
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LNP blamed for Qld tree clearing increase
SBS World News Australia
Thu 5 October, 2017
Queensland's Labor government and environmental groups have blamed the Liberal National Party for increased tree clearing in the state, but the opposition stresses the figures don't add up.
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States reject demands by Malcolm Turnbull for coal seam gas green light
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 5 October, 2017
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has defied pressure from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to embrace controversial gas exploration, saying her state is "not budging" on the politically charged issue.
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Australia's Health Services Must Start Preparing For 50 Degree Days
The Huffington Post Australia
Thu 5 October, 2017
Doctors have urged the Australian Government to start preparing the nation's health services for heat-related illnesses as cities such as Sydney and Melbourne are warned they could soon experience 50 degree days.
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Airport shareholder pushes climate change
Sky News Australia
Thu 5 October, 2017
Auckland International Airport shareholder Peter Wakemen is seeking support for three proposals to safeguard the company from possible future fuel supply disruption, to cut carbon emissions and to lobby the government to use so-called 'debt-free money' to fund climate initiatives.
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Government unveils 36,000 new solar panels at Williamsdale
The Canberra Times
Thu 5 October, 2017
The ACT government put the finishing touches on its mammoth "solar highway" project on Thursday afternoon with the unveiling of 36,000 solar panels at Williamsdale.
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Norway to study shift from oil to tackle climate risks: minister
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 5 October, 2017
OSLO (Reuters) - Norway will study ways to make its economy greener and reduce dependence on oil and gas reserves that are likely to lose value amid efforts to slow climate change, Environment Minister Vidar Helgesen said on Thursday.
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Adani Carmichael Mine: The numbers don't stack up
Independent Australia
Thu 5 October, 2017
The proposed Adani Carmichael coal mine has been touted as the economic saviour of Central and Northern Queensland, but the numbers say otherwise. Arthur Marusevich considers the project rationally.
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Adani mine protest to be held on Nobbys Beach
The Newcastle Herald
Thu 5 October, 2017
Newcastle will be part of a national protest on Saturday against Adani’s Carmichael coalmine near Rockhampton in Queensland.
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Electrifying the industry
Prime Mover
Thu 5 October, 2017
Metropolitan freight specialist, Kings Transport and Melbourne company, SEA Electric, have officially put Australia on the global electric mobility map with the delivery of nine fully electric vehicles.
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Eco house that Ella and David built
Farm Weekly
Thu 5 October, 2017
BUILDING a house can mean many different things to different people. For some it is about putting four walls and a roof over their heads as quickly as possible and for others it is about fitting into a budget.
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Baby crocs face climate change crunch
Yahoo!7 News
Fri 6 October, 2017
Climate change could make a meal of baby crocs, with warmer water slashing the amount of time they can hide underwater to avoid being eaten.
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The Age
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Legal bid to stop Melbourne kangaroo cull
News.com.au
Thu 5 October, 2017
ANIMAL activists in Victoria are taking the state government to court in a bid to save a group of kangaroos from being shot as part of a cull in northern Melbourne.
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Leopard on the loose in Indian car factory
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 5 October, 2017
New Delhi (AFP) - Wildlife officials and police were on the hunt Thursday for a leopard on the loose inside a factory run by India's largest car manufacturer, officials said.
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Eggs discovered in bleached coral birth new hope for Great Barrier Reef
News.com.au
Thu 5 October, 2017
A NEW, very welcome discovery, has inspired fresh hope for Australia’s Wonder of the World. Tiny sacs of white eggs in bleached coral have been found by researchers from the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS).
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Shark expert says the Reef can be saved
News.com.au
Thu 5 October, 2017
A leading shark expert and diver who worked on the Jaws movies believes the damage done to the Great Barrier Reef will never be reversed, even though it could be.
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Noise pollution a growing concern for strata developments
The Fifth Estate
Thu 5 October, 2017
Whether it’s the sound of partying neighbours, constant banging of footfalls overhead or the roaring of traffic heard whenever balcony doors are opened, noise is compromising health and quality of life for many apartment dwellers.
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China sees difficulty meeting 2017 air quality targets: minister
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 5 October, 2017
BEIJING (Reuters) - China faces difficulties in meeting its smog-fighting target for 2017, its environmental protection minister said during a visit to four heavily industrialized provinces in northern China, where the country's air pollution problem is especially acute.
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Polluted lake is poor Nicaraguans' lifeline
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 5 October, 2017
Tipitapa (Nicaragua) (AFP) - Looking tired and haggard, William Coronado pulls up before dawn with a boat full of fish on the muddy shore of Nicaragua's Lake Managua, a dumping ground for trash and waste.
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VIC businesses receive $5m waste windfall, jobs boost
Manufacturers’ Monthly
Thu 5 October, 2017
Victorian businesses will benefit from a $5 million windfall that aims to expand operations around product recovery and the reduction of waste.
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Paradigm shift makes waste managers out of water utility
Inside Waste
Thu 5 October, 2017
Yarra Valley Water has been announced as a finalist in the Environmental Protection category for this year's Victorian Premier's Sustainability Awards for the development of their waste to energy facility at Wollert in Melbourne's north.
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The Ethical Fashion Labels You Need to Know About
PopSugar
Thu 5 October, 2017
Ethical fashion. It's a topic that continues to gain traction and with good reason. Described by the Ethical Fashion Forum as "An approach to the design, sourcing and manufacture of clothing which maximises benefits to people and communities while minimising impact on the environment." it not only means avoiding some of your favourite fast fashion labels, it requires conscious decision making when shopping.
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Rio Tinto up for eco-excellence gong
The West Australian
Thu 5 October, 2017
Rio Tinto has been named a fin-alist in this year’s Golden Gecko Awards for the protection of Pilbara flora and fauna.
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