Issue date : Mon 4 December, 2017
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 31 Seconds
Number of items : 65
New Delhi pollution halts India-Sri Lanka Test match, with players vomiting in change room
ABC News
Mon 4 December, 2017
Players donned face masks and some left the field to vomit as the third Test between India and Sri Lanka in New Delhi was interrupted by heavy pollution.
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AusLSA measures sustainability of Aussie law firms
Lawyers Weekly
Mon 4 December, 2017
The Australian Legal Sector Alliance (AusLSA) has launched its Sustainability Insight report for 2017. The annual study measures the sustainability achievements of law firms in Australia – not just environmentally, but also in terms of their people, community and governance.
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China shutdowns help lift lead, zinc
News.com.au
Mon 4 December, 2017
Lead and zinc have touched multi-week highs amid supply concerns as China steps up pollution inspections just as seasonal demand for lead in batteries increases.
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The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
Yahoo!7 News
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Toll commended for warehouse energy efficiency
Logistics & Materials Handling
Mon 4 December, 2017
Toll Group’s custom-built Nike warehouse in Altona North, Melbourne, has been named Best Industrial Energy Efficiency Project at the National Energy Efficiency Awards 2017.
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Expansion on the cards for sold $7.5m VIC power plant
Manufacturers’ Monthly
Mon 4 December, 2017
Power generation specialist Pacific Energy has signed an agreement to acquire NovaPower’s gas-fired power plant in Victoria for $7.5 million.
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With the right tools, we can mine cities
The Conversation
Mon 4 December, 2017
From 1900 to 2010, the amount of materials accumulated in buildings and infrastructure across the world increased 23-fold. We are depleting our resources at unprecedented rates. Instead of extracting dwindling raw materials from nature at ever-increasing cost, the time has come to start re-using materials from buildings and infrastructure in our cities.
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Bring nature back into cities, planners told
Government News
Mon 4 December, 2017
New research shows that besides using the right species for the local environment, their social acceptability, economic use and Indigenous significance need to be carefully considered.
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Sustainable Shopping: the eco-friendly guide to online Christmas shopping
The Conversation
Mon 4 December, 2017
Shopping can be confusing at the best of times, and trying to find environmentally friendly options makes it even more difficult. Welcome to our Sustainable Shopping series, in which we ask experts to provide easy eco-friendly guides to purchases big and small.
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Deaths, flights cancelled by Germany snow
News.com.au
Mon 4 December, 2017
Heavy snow in Germany is being blamed for two deaths, several accidents and dozens of cancelled airline flights.
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SBS World News Australia
Sky News Australia
The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
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The reason why a procession of unmarked trucks, contents unseen, heads from NSW to Queensland every night
News.com.au
Sun 3 December, 2017
EVERY night a procession of unmarked trucks leave Sydney, their contents unseen. There are calls for the business to stop.
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The Daily Telegraph
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The Courier Mail
NSW dumping rubbish in Queensland: Inquiry reveals alarming figures
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Daily Telegraph
All aboard Garbage Expressway as trucks, trains head across border
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
Australian National University mourns loss of Professor Colin Groves
The Canberra Times
Sun 3 December, 2017
A world-leading anthropologist and taxonomist who identified more than 50 species of animal will be remembered at a service in Canberra on Thursday.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Obama laments lack of U.S. climate leadership in Paris
Yahoo!7 News
Sun 3 December, 2017
PARIS (Reuters) - Former President Barack Obama lamented the lack of U.S. leadership in the fight against climate change during a visit to Paris on Saturday, in a veiled rebuke of his Republican successor's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord.
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IPO candidate Carbonxt taps coal power clean-up
The Australian Financial Review
Sun 3 December, 2017
An little-known United Nations convention which came into force in August is behind the business case for IPO candidate Carbonxt Group, which is raising $10 million to help it expand to meet demand for its mercury-stripping technology.
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Adani coalmine: traditional owners file injunction
The Guardian
Sun 3 December, 2017
Traditional owners opposed to the Adani Carmichael coalmine have filed an injunction with the federal court to prevent the native title tribunal from signing off on an Indigenous land use agreement before the outcome of a court challenge.
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Reign of terror over for people-hating wombat
The Australian
Sun 3 December, 2017
An angry combat wombat that terrorised several people in the quiet Tasmanian beachside hamlet of Weymouth in recent weeks has been captured and killed.
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Canberra avoids worst of storm gripping south-east Australia
The Canberra Times
Sat 2 December, 2017
Severe storm warnings were lifted for the northern ACT and nearby Queanbeyan region on Saturday night as the record deluge expected never materialised.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Arctic, major fishing nations agree no fishing in Arctic, for now
Yahoo!7 News
Sat 2 December, 2017
Ottawa (AFP) - Arctic and major fishing nations, including China, announced Friday that they have agreed to a moratorium on commercial fishing in Arctic waters before a fishery in the icy region is even feasible.
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Microplastic Megahorror
The Daily Telegraph
Sat 2 December, 2017
Well, so much for Sydney’s gay and lesbian Mardi Gras, then. According to scientists, a major component of the annual street festival turns out to be a fish-killing menace:
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Greener Places policy fails to give Sydney its best weapon against heat
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 2 December, 2017
Greening Sydney? Are they serious? On Tuesday, while the government hoorahed its Greener Places policy by handing out tiny potted shrubs to the populace, I was at a friend's place for lunch.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Tip Top saves dough with solar
Ecogeneration
Sat 2 December, 2017
A solar conversion at a Queensland bakery has become a pilot project as its parent brand considers a clean energy rollout Australia-wide.
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Battlelines drawn to protect NT’s rural region
NT News
Sat 2 December, 2017
THE battlelines have been drawn in Darwin’s sprawling rural area with infuriated residents fighting against a proposal to bring 4200 new properties to the bush.
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The Daily Telegraph
The Mercury
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Perth to host driverless-car trial
Motoring
Sat 2 December, 2017
A French company named NAVYA has settled on Perth as one of three cities around the world for testing its driverless cars, named Autonoms.
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Koala population claims a ‘departure from reality’
The Australian
Sat 2 December, 2017
Koala experts have likened to climate change denial new research which challenges whether the species is in historic decline and rejected its conclusions as a “significant departure from reality”.
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Feral threats: Goats dance on threatened nest
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 2 December, 2017
The sight of feral goats dancing on a malleefowl nest where eggs were laid by the threatened bird species shocked Fiona Gray, a regional landcare facilitator in South Australia, who is one of three winners of this year's PestSmart Feral Photo competition.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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WA’s Esperance at breaking point over shark fears
The Australian
Sat 2 December, 2017
The waves are rolling in from the Southern Ocean as Mitch Capelli gazes at the surf break where a shark killed 17-year-old Laeticia Brouwer in front of her horrified parents and sisters.
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Southern Chile iceberg splits from glacier, threatens navigation
Yahoo!7 News
Sat 2 December, 2017
Santiago (AFP) - The recent calving of a large iceberg from a southern Chilean glacier threatens local ship navigation and could result in flooding for coastal communities, experts said.
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'Preposterous': Rainforest damage goes unpunished after EPA fails to act
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 2 December, 2017
Claims by the environmental watchdog it had insufficient evidence to prosecute state-owned Forestry Corporation NSW for damaging endangered rainforest have been rejected as "totally preposterous" by the activist who identified hundreds of alleged breaches.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Can the Great Barrier Reef regenerate?
Cosmos
Sat 2 December, 2017
A new study raises hopes for the reef, but sceptical scientists say the threat posed by global warming is still very real.
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Why Mount Agung’s volcanic ash is a particular problem for aircraft
The Conversation
Sat 2 December, 2017
The eruption of Mount Agung on the island of Bali in Indonesia has emitted a huge plume of volcanic ash over the region, reaching more than 9km up into the atmosphere. This has disrupted flights over Bali and nearby islands. With the Aviation Colour Code listed as red (the most dangerous), air passengers are once again being stranded, just as many were following the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption in Iceland, or during the Puyehue-Cordón eruption in Chile the following year.
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Storing carbon under the North Sea: are wrong sites being looked at?
The Conversation
Sat 2 December, 2017
One effective way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change is to prevent carbon dioxide from reaching the atmosphere by capturing and storing it. There are now 21 large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) facilities either operating or being built around the world, including in the US, Australia, Canada and Saudi Arabia.
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Tinder for food: App shares leftovers for a healthier planet
Yahoo!7 News
Sat 2 December, 2017
ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Too many leftovers from dinner? Vegetables forgotten in the fridge or cans gathering dust at the back of a cupboard? Instead of tossing them out, why not share them with friends and neighbors and care for the planet at the same time?
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Beijing bans fireworks, evil spirits rejoice
Yahoo!7 News
Sat 2 December, 2017
Beijing (AFP) - China may have invented fireworks but Beijing banned them from the capital Friday ahead of Lunar New Year celebrations, as authorities clamp down on potentially dangerous activities.
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Fact check: Is Queensland clearing land as fast as Brazil?
ABC News
Fri 1 December, 2017
Land clearance is a thorny issue in Queensland, but a fresh urgency has emerged with the state's woodland and scrub now being cleared at a rate equivalent to 1,000 rugby fields a day.
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Peruvian farmer sues German energy giant over climate change
The Australian
Fri 1 December, 2017
A German court ruled yesterday that it would hear a Peruvian farmer’s case against energy giant RWE over climate change damage in the Andes, a decision labelled by campaigners as a “historic breakthrough”.
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UN makes global bid to end 'rampant' pollution
Yahoo!7 News
Fri 1 December, 2017
Paris (AFP) - Environment ministers from about 100 countries gather in Nairobi next week to issue a clarion call against air, land and water pollution blamed for some nine million deaths in 2015.
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What will Brexit mean for the climate? (Clue: it doesn’t look good)
The Conversation
Fri 1 December, 2017
With Brexit negotiations stuck on divorce bills and borders, complex issues such as climate change barely receive a mention. Yet the UK has agreements with the EU around emissions targets and technology transfer, and Brexit represents a significant threat to the UK’s progress on cutting carbon emissions.
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Why we’re all in a flap about our favourite birds
Pursuit
Fri 1 December, 2017
The unexpected popularity and controversy around Australia’s Bird of the Year 2017 vote shows the strength of our connection with our avian friends
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Vic recycling dumps pose fire risk
Yahoo!7 News
Fri 1 December, 2017
An audit of Victoria's recycling plants has found they are ill-equipped and poorly prepared to prevent fires like the devastating Coolaroo blaze in July.
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'All glitter should be banned': Scientists' calls for microplastic bans echoed in Australia
Yahoo!7 News
Fri 1 December, 2017
An Australian conservation group is echoing scientists' calls for glitter to be banned amid fears microplastics will devastate ocean life and harm humans.
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Lebanon choked by burning garbage, rights group says
Yahoo!7 News
Fri 1 December, 2017
BEIRUT (Reuters) - People and municipalities have resorted to burning garbage in Lebanon as a result of government mismanagement and it may badly damage the health of nearby residents, Human Rights Watch said on Friday.
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