Issue date : Fri 9 February, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 29 Seconds
Number of items : 41
Space: next frontier for climate fight
News.com.au
Fri 9 February, 2018
Climate change is causing more frequent flooding, drought and heatwaves, but the UK Space Agency is investing in satellites to monitor unpredictable weather.
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Gippsland Study to help grow jobs and fight climate change
Manufacturers’ Monthly
Fri 9 February, 2018
The Victorian state government is backing a new scientific study offshore from the Ninety Mile Beach in Gippsland that could help combat climate change and create the jobs of the future.
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Sustainable shopping: your guilt-free guide to flowers this Valentine’s Day
The Conversation
Fri 9 February, 2018
Valentine’s Day means saying it with flowers. Last year Australians imported more than 5.22 million rose stems between February 1 and 14, mostly from Kenya. Assuming typical bouquets of 24 roses, that’s 217,500 bouquets sold in two weeks.
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It is no wonder the world has gone cold on so-called clean coal
The Australian
Fri 9 February, 2018
Today marks the first anniversary of Scott Morrison’s extraordinary coal stunt. No doubt at the behest of the Minerals Council, the Treasurer held up a lump of lacquered coal in parliament in what appeared to be a testosterone-fuelled frenzy and berated us all: “This is coal — don’t be afraid, don’t be scared.”
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Renewable energy set to end Kalbarri’s electricity woes
The West Australian
Fri 9 February, 2018
Renewable energy is expected to end Kalbarri’s electricity supply woes after the State Government announced a $6 million “microgrid” would be built near the popular holiday town.
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Groundbreaking study calculates Australia's shark populations for the first time
Australian Geographic
Fri 9 February, 2018
For the first time ever Australian scientists have calculated great white shark populations off Australia's eastern and south-western coast.
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Social butterflies not birdbrains: study
News.com.au
Fri 9 February, 2018
A study of West Australian magpies has found a link between living in larger, more complex social groups and increased intelligence.
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Fruit fly Tasmania: Trapping stepped up after new find
The Weekly Times
Fri 9 February, 2018
BIOSECURITY Tasmania is intensifying trapping, along with an eradication program, after two more male fruit flies were found in surveillance traps in the Spreyton control zone.
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Experts Speak Out: 'Climate Change Is Threatening Australia's Tourism Industry'
Gizmodo Australia
Thu 8 February, 2018
Australia's beaches, wildlife, the Great Barrier Reef, wilderness and national parks - these are our top five tourist attractions. Now extreme heatwaves, increasing temperatures, rising sea-levels, coastal flooding and "catastrophic" coral bleaching - all intensified by climate change - puts them at significant risk. v
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NSW Labor demands answers over altered Barwon-Darling water-sharing plan
The Guardian
Thu 8 February, 2018
The former New South Wales primary industries minister Katrina Hodgkinson should answer questions about her role in formulating the controversial Barwon-Darling water-sharing plan, Labor’s NSW water spokesman, Chris Minns, has said.
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Conservationists lose appeal against Yeelirrie uranium mine approval
The West Australian
Thu 8 February, 2018
The Conservation Council of WA says its fight against Cameco’s proposed Yeelirrie uranium mine 420km north-west of Kalgoorlie will continue despite the environmental group losing a WA Supreme Court appeal against its approval yesterday.
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Appeal fails against WA uranium mine
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'Sad day for our people, our land': Appeal fails against Yeelirrie uranium mine in WA's Mid West
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Yeelirrie uranium mine appeal fails in WA court
The Australian Financial Review
Appeal against WA uranium mine fails
WA flicks the switch on renewables-powered microgrids
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 8 February, 2018
The West Australian government has flicked the switch on renewables-reliant microgrids as part of a plan to cut the cost of supplying power to isolated towns in the vast state.
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Axing fossil fuel subsidies scant help on climate: study
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 8 February, 2018
Paris (AFP) - Getting rid of massive subsidies for oil, gas and coal will not significantly curb carbon pollution or speed the transition to a greener global economy, researchers said Wednesday, challenging widely held assumptions.
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California says will block crude oil from Trump offshore drilling plan
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 8 February, 2018
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California will block the transportation through its state of petroleum from new offshore oil rigs, officials told Reuters on Wednesday, a move meant to hobble the Trump administration’s effort to vastly expand drilling in U.S. federal waters.
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CHEP Australia CSR efforts recognised
Logistics & Materials Handling
Thu 8 February, 2018
Supply-chain load-equipment company CHEP Australia, part of global supply chain solutions company Brambles Limited, has been ranked in the top five per cent of all suppliers assessed for sustainability by independent, global agency EcoVadis.
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“Future is storage:” SA govt pumps for four more hydro projects
Reneweconomy
Thu 8 February, 2018
The South Australia state government has declared the “future is renewable energy storage” as it announces support for four new pumped hydro projects in the wind and solar-rich upper Spencer Gulf region.
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Australia rooftop solar boom continues with best January ever
Reneweconomy
Thu 8 February, 2018
Rooftop solar installations have continued on their booming way in Australia, with more than 100MW of registrations in January 2018 delivering the best start to a year, nationally – ever.
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WA town to go 100 per cent renewable
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 8 February, 2018
Residents in Western Australia's Mid-West have been promised fewer power outages after a joint-venture was awarded a state government tender to build a micro-grid in the region.
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Sixteen ponies die in transit to NSW after Barnbougle Polo
The Mercury
Thu 8 February, 2018
UPDATED: THE former Australian polo team captain who was driving the truck in which 16 polo ponies died says he is shattered by the deaths and has consulted his legal team.
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Some things you may not know about fantastic flying foxes
ABC News
Thu 8 February, 2018
We hear a lot about flying foxes in Australia, but for all the wrong reasons. Bats usually only hit the headlines when a loud colony moves into a quiet neighbourhood.
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How bats help explain the human brain
Particle
Thu 8 February, 2018
By measuring the brain activity of bats, scientists are learning how mammals keep track of everyone in their social circles.
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Brisbane City Council registers illegal dingoes as pets
The Brisbane Times
Thu 8 February, 2018
Brisbane City Council has launched an investigation after it was revealed it had issued permits to residents to illegally keep dingoes as pets.
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Plan for Molonglo nature reserve released after legless lizard habitat bulldozed
The Canberra Times
Thu 8 February, 2018
A stuff-up that led to the demolition of part of the rare pink-tailed worm lizard's habitat in Canberra's west precipitated the release of a plan to guide the restoration of the Molonglo River corridor.
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Galapagos fights temptation of lucrative mass tourism
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 8 February, 2018
Puerto Ayora (Ecuador) (AFP) - With its iconic giant tortoises, crested black iguanas, huge ocean manta rays and a veritable menagerie of other cool creatures, the Galapagos Islands are one of the most beautiful places you will probably never visit.
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Our Sun is about to get unusually cool, researchers predict
News.com.au
Thu 8 February, 2018
IT’S producing less sunspots, less magnetism and less ultraviolet radiation. But don’t expect this once-in-400-year cooldown by our life-giving Sun to halt climate change.
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New SA technology to tackle agricultural waste
Food & Beverage
Thu 8 February, 2018
Technology developed in South Australia that will make it more affordable to convert agricultural waste into high value activated carbon could soon be on the market.
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