Issue date : Tue 6 February, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 20 Seconds
Number of items : 51
Rio Tinto investors recruited to force mining giant to quit Minerals Council
The Guardian
Tue 6 February, 2018
The Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility (ACCR) has urged shareholders to co-file a resolution at Rio Tinto’s upcoming annual general meeting. In 2017 the centre successfully filed a similar motion at BHP’s AGMs, leading the company to review its membership of trade associations.
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From little things, big things really can grow
The Canberra Times
Tue 6 February, 2018
The push for sustainability might seem to be stalled, but social change can be sudden.
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German renewable power expansion will need gas as back-up: Wingas
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 6 February, 2018
ESSEN, Germany (Reuters) - Germany's new target of nearly doubling renewable power's share of its electricity mix by 2030 needs to be backed up by more gas-fired capacity as nuclear and coal-fired plants are retired, a top gas manager said on Monday.
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Paint buildings white to reduce heat: Research
Architecture and Design
Tue 6 February, 2018
New research by scientists reveals that making buildings and exposed surfaces more reflective can help reduce heat, especially in cities. Painting buildings white, for instance, is a technique that has been practised in the Mediterranean for several centuries to manage solar heat. Using more reflective road paving materials and roof tiles will also help achieve similar outcomes, according to the study published in Nature Geoscience.
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Porsche to double investment in electric cars
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 6 February, 2018
Frankfurt am Main (AFP) - German high-end sports car maker Porsche said Monday it would double investments in electrifying its entire range by 2022, as parent company Volkswagen reacts to environmental scandals and new challenges from abroad.
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The end of recycling? Why Australia is at crisis point
The Fifth Estate
Tue 6 February, 2018
Alas, sometimes things need to be broken for us to realise that we need to make changes. Just before Australia Day a number of regional/rural Victorian councils received serious news from their kerbside collection contractor Visy. It was no longer going to sort the loads of paper, cardboard, cans and bottles.
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WA bushfire protection advocate recognised
Farm Weekly
Tue 6 February, 2018
ADVOCATE for a stand-alone rural fire service and co-founder and chairman of The Bushfire Front, Roger Underwood, Palmyra, was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia on Friday.
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Geoscience rocks Hyderabad with ELVIS
PS News
Tue 6 February, 2018
Geoscience Australia (GA) has been honoured internationally for its innovative approach to delivering infrastructure for elevation data holdings across Australia.
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Qld premier says no contradiction on Adani
The Australian
Mon 5 February, 2018
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says there's no conflict between her Labor government and federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten over the proposed Adani megamine.
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The Australian Financial Review
Qld govt claims it still supports Adani
Tasmania wants to quit “broken” NEM as major parties agree it needs reform
Reneweconomy
Mon 5 February, 2018
The Tasmanian government has revealed plans for the island state to opt out of the National Electricity Market, cutting all ties with mainland pricing mechanisms even though it will still export and import power over its sub-sea cable.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
Tasmania wants to leave the national grid as part of 'Tasexit'
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
Electricity emission cuts critical: MPs
9 News
Mon 5 February, 2018
Australia is in critical need of a stable, long-term way to reduce emissions in the electricity sector tied to its international commitments to act on climate change.
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Top End shale gas development would blow Australia's carbon budget, TAI says
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 5 February, 2018
Developing the Northern Territory's onshore shale oil and gas resources could release the equivalent of 34 billion tonnes of carbon emissions, equal to 60 times Australia's current annual carbon pollution, according to The Australia Institute.
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'Outrageous': Farmers, Broken Hill mayor call for $467 million pipeline halt
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 5 February, 2018
The Berejiklian government should hold off construction of a $467 million water pipeline from the Murray River to Broken Hill until all inquiries into corruption and water theft have been completed, according to a petition of more than 13,000 signatories.
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Time to end 'green washing' of climate investments
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 5 February, 2018
Two of Europe's leading advocates of financing for carbon reduction projects have told Chanticleer urgent action is needed to address the problem of "green washing".
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Resources giant Adani faces environmental evaluation over Abbot Point
The Australian
Mon 5 February, 2018
Indian resources giant Adani is facing a widespread environmental evaluation that takes into account “historical” events at its Abbot Point port operations, and has taken the Queensland government to court in a bid to stop it.
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New Cleanaway fleet bolsters waste collection in NSW
Prime Mover
Mon 5 February, 2018
Waste management company, Cleanaway, has taken delivery of 72 new waste and recycling collection trucks for the Central Coast Council in New South Wales as part of its 10-year contract to deliver essential waste management collection services in the area.
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SA solar-lithium ‘microgrid’ to supply wholesale market
Manufacturers’ Monthly
Mon 5 February, 2018
The South Australian Produce Market will install 1,600 solar panels and a large lithium-ion battery on their facility at Pooraka, in an investment set to save stallholders more than $500,000 a year on their power bills.
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Thailand's biggest wind power generator plans solar, hydro expansion
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 5 February, 2018
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's biggest wind power generator, Wind Energy Holdings (WEH), plans to invest into other sources of electricity including solar, hydro and biomass to back up its capacity, its chief executive told Reuters in an interview.
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How to prevent cities from drying up
Pursuit
Mon 5 February, 2018
The South African city of Cape Town, home to more than four million people, is set to run out of water in a matter of weeks. It is a crisis that threatens to be repeated globally.
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Digital twins help to deliver better buildings
The Fifth Estate
Mon 5 February, 2018
The building industry is in the throes of a significant transformation as it forges a new approach to how buildings are constructed to ensure they better suit future environments.
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Seismic testing could harm NSW whales
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 5 February, 2018
Migrating whales could be exposed to harm after seismic testing was approved to take place off the Newcastle coastline, wildlife conservationists have warned.
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Dead goose falls from sky and knocks out US hunter
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 5 February, 2018
A dead goose fell from the sky and knocked a 51-year-old hunter unconscious in the US.
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How you can help reduce dolphin strandings
The West Australian
Mon 5 February, 2018
Over the past 15 years the Dolphin Discovery Centre team has responded to a number of whale and dolphin strandings in and around Bunbury.
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Greenpeace appeals after losing Norwegian Arctic drilling lawsuit
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 5 February, 2018
OSLO (Reuters) - Environmental groups launched an appeal on Monday after an Oslo court rejected their arguments that Norway's oil and gas exploration in the Arctic violates citizens' right to a clean environment.
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Adding fuel to the Pilliga Forest fire
Independent Australia
Mon 5 February, 2018
As climate change adds intensity to bushfires, Santos intends to significantly increase its methane-emitting gas wells in the Pilliga Forrest, potentially "adding fuel to the fire”. Rosemary Vass reports.
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Bob Brown hits out at ‘destruction’ of Tarkine logging
The Mercury
Mon 5 February, 2018
NEW drone footage has emerged that protesters say shows ancient forest being destroyed in the Tarkine, with the Bob Brown Foundation again calling on the State Government to halt logging in the area.
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