Issue date : Thu 8 February, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 49 Seconds
Number of items : 45
Climate change: Tourism is Australia's least prepared industry, report says
The Guardian
Thu 8 February, 2018
Tourism is Australia’s most vulnerable and least prepared industry to deal with climate change despite the fact it is already feeling its effects, according to an advocacy group report.
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The Mercury
Hobart beaches face 100-fold increase in flood risk as climate change hits
The Australian
'$40bn at risk' as climate change threatens tourism
The Courier Mail
Queensland weather: Tourism ‘unfavourable’ due to extreme weather
News.com.au
Perthnow
The Courier Mail
The United Nations has identified Australia as one of five tourism hot spots vulnerable to climate change
News.com.au
Perthnow
The Gold Coast Bulletin
SBS World News Australia
Climate change threatens natural wonders
Yahoo!7 News
The Sydney Morning Herald
Climate change to hurt Queensland tourism, report warns
SBS World News Australia
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
Switched-on Xenophon gets expert help for his party’s energy plan
The Australian
Thu 8 February, 2018
Prominent economist Ross Garnaut has helped former federal senator Nick Xenophon compile his party’s energy plan ahead of the South Australian election, with the SA Best leader calling the state’s electricity system “un­reliable” and “patched up by dirty diesel generators”.
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SA continues renewable energy push
News.com.au
Thu 8 February, 2018
The South Australia government has revealed four companies will share $9 million in grants to conduct feasibility studies for more pump hydropower.
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The Australian
The Newcastle Herald
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Joost Bakker to launch rooftop farm in Melbourne
Hospitality Magazine
Thu 8 February, 2018
Frasers Property Australia is setting out to build the world’s most sustainable shopping centre, complete with a working farm on the roof.
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Baby night parrot photographed on Queensland reserve
Australian Geographic
Thu 8 February, 2018
A photograph of the critically endangered night parrot— rarely glimpsed by humans due to their nocturnal nature and small numbers— has been captured in Queensland.
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NZ scientists to study Antarctic whale poo
SBS World News Australia
Thu 8 February, 2018
How whale poo affects the Antarctic eco-system will be one of many studies New Zealand scientists hope to undertake during an expedition to the world's largest marine reserve.
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How to use critical thinking to spot false climate claims
The Conversation
Wed 7 February, 2018
Much of the public discussion about climate science consists of a stream of assertions. The climate is changing or it isn’t; carbon dioxide causes global warming or it doesn’t; humans are partly responsible or they are not; scientists have a rigorous process of peer review or they don’t, and so on.
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Solar 'tsunami' coming in Australia as NSW accelerates approvals
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 7 February, 2018
The Berejiklian government has approved 11 large-scale solar energy plants in the past 12 months, clearing the way for NSW to join a "tsunami" of new renewable energy capacity across the nation.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Murray-Darling Basin Plan in danger of collapse, authority boss says
ABC News
Wed 7 February, 2018
The head of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) has said the historic agreement to protect Australia's iconic river system for the environment and agriculture is in danger of collapse.
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'Nut coal' project given approval despite stone pagoda concerns
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 7 February, 2018
The NSW Planning Assessment Commission has given approval for the reopening of a coal mine in a region of the Blue Mountains that it had previously deemed to be "incompatible with the significant conservation of the site".
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Russia's Putin to discuss environment with Russian metals tycoons
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 7 February, 2018
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet metals tycoons whose businesses are located in the region of Krasnoyarsk, which the President is visiting today, to discuss local residents' ecological concerns, the Kremlin said on Wednesday.
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Collie Synfuels' coal-based hydrogen ambitions extend to Queensland
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 7 February, 2018
Privately backed Collie Synfuels has added a third project to its ambitious line-up of proposed coal-to-hydrogen ventures, driven by coal industry funding for the feasibility of storing carbon in Queensland's Surat Basin.
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UN SDGs can propel impact investing into the mainstream
Investment Magazine
Wed 7 February, 2018
OPINION | Impact investing is set to continue to grow, as many investors are interested in making their money work for good, as well as for returns.
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Garnaut says low-cost energy is coming
SBS World News Australia
Wed 7 February, 2018
Ross Garnaut says Australia has the richest per capita resources of renewable energy and is in a position to capitalise as the world moves towards a low-carbon economy.
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Tilt Renewables targets pumped hydro for disused Adelaide quarry
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 7 February, 2018
A disused quarry in Adelaide's outer northern suburbs has become the latest site for a pumped hydro energy storage project as the technology firms up as an important part of the future energy supply system.
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News.com.au
Pumped hydro scheme set for SA
9 News
Perthnow
SBS World News Australia
The Australian
The Herald Sun
The West Australian
Yahoo!7 News
The Advertiser
Tilt Renewables announces new solar farm and battery at Snowtown, plus $400m plan for a hydro storage project at Highbury
Energy efficiency ratings based on outdated climate data
Architecture and Design
Wed 7 February, 2018
Australia’s minimum energy standards for new buildings are currently based on decades-old climate data. The Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) is looking to evaluate this data ahead of a review of its requirements.
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Cross-laminated timber earns its place in the mainstream
The Fifth Estate
Wed 7 February, 2018
Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is a viable and cost-effective alternative for mass market commercial buildings and provides radical opportunities to slash construction timeframes and waste, according to Bates Smart director Philip Vivian.
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Hemp houses pave way for future living
The West Australian
Wed 7 February, 2018
Denmark will soon have the first ecovillage in regional Australia completely made out of hemp.
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Fruit fly trapping ramped up after more insects caught in Tasmania
ABC News
Wed 7 February, 2018
Traps set up in response to the discovery of fruit fly larvae in backyard gardens in Tasmania have caught 18 adult flies, with authorities saying the effort to combat the pests' incursion is being intensified, but on track.
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Mystery surrounds death of 16 polo horses after Tasmania trip
ABC News
Wed 7 February, 2018
The death of 16 horses after a voyage on the Spirit Of Tasmania to compete in a polo tournament is under investigation by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).
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The Mercury
Sixteen ponies die in transit from Tasmanian polo match
News.com.au
NT News
The Herald Sun
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mystery surrounds death of 16 horses on the way home from Tasmanian polo trip
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
This is why you won’t be able to swat that fly
The Conversation
Wed 7 February, 2018
Summer in Australia is defined by sport, but the most-played sport isn’t cricket or tennis – it’s fly swatting. Have you ever tried to swat a fly? You can swipe, slap, slash or swoosh your hands at these sometimes-annoying backyard pests and almost always miss.
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Swamp wallaby released after spending night at Centrelink in trendy Braddon
The Canberra Times
Wed 7 February, 2018
You can make Braddon as funky and urban and hipster as you like and then along comes a swamp wallaby who reminds us all that Canberra's trendiest suburb is as much a part of the bush capital as anywhere else.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Borneo orangutan found riddled with gunshots in latest attack
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 7 February, 2018
Jakarta (AFP) - The body of a Borneo orangutan has been found riddled with some 130 airgun pellets, Indonesian authorities said Wednesday, the latest fatal attack on the critically endangered species.
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More African cities face water crisis
News.com.au
Wed 7 February, 2018
Global accounting firm Deloitte warns that more African cities could face water crises like Cape Town.
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Perthnow
The Australian
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EPA’s crackdown on illegal dumping ‘scourge’ using CCTV
3AW
Wed 7 February, 2018
Environment Protection Authority (EPA) officers working with Victorian councils will have access to cameras in areas known to be illegal rubbish dumping hot spots in a new crackdown.
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