Issue date : Wed 29 November, 2017
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 40 Seconds
Number of items : 55
Robust coral sites offer 'life-support' for the wider Great Barrier Reef: paper
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 29 November, 2017
About 100 coral reefs within the Great Barrier Reef have been identified as having particular resilience that may help corals recover from bleaching and other threats.
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The Canberra Times
WAToday
EPA takes repeal of clean power plan to coal country
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 29 November, 2017
CHARLESTON, W. Va. (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hear testimony from coal miners, lobbyists, environmentalists and others on Tuesday at a public meeting in West Virginia on the EPA's proposal to dismantle an Obama-era plan to slash carbon emissions from power plants.
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Super funds call for better climate disclosure
Investor Daily
Wed 29 November, 2017
The superannuation sector has demanded a higher level of disclosure from companies on topics including climate change, labour practices, human rights and gender diversity.
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How IAG reduces insurance claims
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 29 November, 2017
The annual Shared Value Awards celebrate business strategies that create profit and deliver social or environmental benefits.
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Can China actually lead on climate change?
ABC News
Wed 29 November, 2017
China is in the "driving seat" when it comes to "international co-operation" on climate, said President Xi Jinping at a major political meeting in Beijing ahead of the UN-led climate talks in Bonn last week, the first annual meeting of the negotiations since President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw from the agreement.
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Explainer: why we shouldn’t be so quick to trust energy modelling
The Conversation
Wed 29 November, 2017
As is so often the way with political debate about new policies, much of the rhetoric around the federal government’s proposed National Energy Guarantee (NEG) is couched in terms of “the modelling”.
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Brazil lower house passes bill aimed at boosting biofuels use
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 29 November, 2017
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's lower house of Congress approved on Tuesday a bill to set up a program to boost the use of biofuels, a move that could sharply change the way fuel distributors operate in the country.
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Little left in RET kitty, but rooftop solar set for record year
Reneweconomy
Wed 29 November, 2017
Just 400MW of new wind and solar capacity is needed to meet Australia’s 2020 renewable energy target, after two years of exponential growth in 2016 and 2017 – almost half of which was came from large-scale solar.
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Detector dogs provide hope to save numbats
Particle
Wed 29 November, 2017
Our much-loved, cute and furry West Aussie emblem has been fighting a losing battle against feral cats in the wild. But thanks to a group of volunteers, dogs will be trained to sniff out feral cats that are destroying the endangered numbat.
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Teresa Palmer is face of Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef
The Courier Mail
Wed 29 November, 2017
HOLLYWOOD star Teresa Palmer is the face of Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef in a new global “social spawning” campaign.
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News.com.au
The Daily Telegraph
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NSW Land Clearing Code Challenged in Court
Sourceable
Wed 29 November, 2017
NSW laws allowing private landowners to clear large areas of native vegetation without approval are being challenged in court.
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Logging protester scales Vic parliament
SBS World News Australia
Wed 29 November, 2017
Wildlife activists have scaled Victoria's parliament and dumped mulch on the front steps to protest logging of the state's old growth forests.
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Expansion on the cards for Kwinana desal plant
The West Australian
Wed 29 November, 2017
An expanded Kwinana desalination plant is shaping up as Perth’s next major water source after the Water Corporation spent $30 million buying land next to the existing facility.
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France to monitor air-borne farm chemicals
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 29 November, 2017
Paris (AFP) - French air quality experts will begin monitoring the presence of air-borne pesticides and other chemicals at around 50 sites across France next year, their umbrella group ATMO France said Tuesday.
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Yarra Valley ReWaste generates power from waste food
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 29 November, 2017
The annual Shared Value Awards celebrate business strategies that create profit and deliver social or environmental benefits.
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Movember hair harvest the right stuff(ing) for a Doorstaching party
The Gold Coast Bulletin
Wed 29 November, 2017
Gold Coasters preparing for the traditional shavedown to mark the end of Movember — a fun annual event to raise awareness of men’s health issues — are being encouraged to put any hair harvested from their caterpillar lips to good use this year.
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The Daily Telegraph
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Saline tolerant gene found in grapevines
The Weekly Times
Wed 29 November, 2017
NEW saline-tolerant grapevine rootstocks could do away with the need for leaching to flush away excess salt.
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Minerals Council ‘Backflips’ on Environmental Advocacy Position
ProBono Australia News
Mon 27 November, 2017
The Minerals Council of Australia have said in a letter they do not support legislation which curtails the advocacy of environmental charities, but critics say this is a “backflip” on previous calls to silence the sector.
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Shell signals return to pure cash dividend, focus on renewables
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 28 November, 2017
LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell will return to paying pure cash dividends and step up its investment in cleaner energy as it turns a corner after more than two years of cost cuts and disposals prompted by weak oil prices.
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Blowing away fears that wind turbines cause disease
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 28 November, 2017
Manufacturing a disease is not as hard as you might think and we have a strong tradition of doing this, sometimes with detrimental effect.
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Developing nation solar capacity soars
Energy Matters
Tue 28 November, 2017
Developing nation solar capacity is growing rapidly in those emerging markets, a clean energy study finds.
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UK puts cleaner construction at heart of industrial strategy
The Fifth Estate
Tue 28 November, 2017
The British government has surprised some of its critics by producing a new Industrial Strategy that puts construction and clean technology at its heart, and has been broadly welcomed.
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Greener Places Growing Sydney’s Tree Canopy to 40%
The Urban Developer
Tue 28 November, 2017
The NSW government has committed to the delivery of nearly five million trees in “green” infrastructure, increasing Sydney’s tree canopy by 384,615 trees per year until 2030.
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Australia’s tallest man-made waterfall to be constructed in Sydney
Architecture and Design
Tue 28 November, 2017
The inner-Sydney suburb of Waterloo is set to be transformed into a sub-tropical jungle thanks to a $400-million multi-residential development that will also include a fully-functioning seven-storey waterfall.
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China's government accuses four cities of air pollution failures
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 28 November, 2017
BEIJING (Reuters) - Four cities in China's northeastern province Heilongjiang were accused by the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) of increasing air pollution due to administrative failures.
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