Issue date : Tue 13 February, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 54 Seconds
Number of items : 46
'A national disgrace': Australia's extinction crisis is unfolding in plain sight
The Guardian
Tue 13 February, 2018
Global warming wiped out the Bramble Cay melomys – the first mammalian extinction in the world to be caused by climate change – but a straightforward plan that could have rescued the little rodent was thwarted by red tape and political indifference.
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Leaked letter exposes 'crisis' fears over $13b plan to save critical Australian river
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 13 February, 2018
A leaked document reveals one of Australia’s top water bureaucrats declared a "crisis of confidence" in a plan to save the nation's most important rivers, amid concerns the states will undermine the environment and $13 billion-worth of taxpayer investment.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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The Sydney Morning Herald
If it's a crisis for the Environmental Water Holder it's a crisis for us
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
The Herald Sun
Murray Darling Basin plan changes would hurt Victorian farmers
Trump budget cuts renewable energy office, ups nuclear weapons spending
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 13 February, 2018
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed budget cuts spending by more than 65 percent for a research office on renewable energy and efficiency, reductions a Department of Energy official said reflected the success the bureau has had with electric vehicle batteries and wind and solar technologies.
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Iranians demand answers over environmentalist's death
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 13 February, 2018
Tehran (AFP) - Leading academics and rights activists demanded action from Iran's government on Monday following the alleged suicide of a revered environmentalist in prison.
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ecoJet Engineering develops new MGT engine
Manufacturers’ Monthly
Tue 13 February, 2018
South Australian start-up ecoJet Engineering has developed a world-leading micro gas turbine (MGT) engine to provide a solution for affordable and uninterrupted on-site power supply.
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NSW government approves new solar projects
Architecture and Design
Tue 13 February, 2018
The New South Wales government has approved a total of 22 solar projects till date, with the extra solar power generation capacity ensuring long-term energy security for the state.
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Life Cycle Assessment for Buildings is Taking off Globally
Sourceable
Tue 13 February, 2018
Life cycle assessment is increasingly being used worldwide to quantify the environmental performance of buildings, set impact reduction targets, and ensure a safe environment for future generations.
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War waged against wild dogs
Farm Weekly
Tue 13 February, 2018
WHEATBELT farmers have reported heavy sheep losses in what has been described as a “war” against wild dogs.
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Urban birdwatching guide to Melbourne
Australian Geographic
Tue 13 February, 2018
Melbourne might be best known for its artsy culture and coffee, but this sprawling city also offers a variety of birdwatching niches to explore.
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Five places you can recycle your old tech
The Canberra Times
Tue 13 February, 2018
We've all got some tech hiding at the back of a cupboard or in a box stashed under the house, in a roof space or under a bed. It usually falls in the "not needed but too good to throw away" category.
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ANSTO to probe ancient Mayan world
PS News
Tue 13 February, 2018
The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) is taking part in an international project designed to test the theory that the Mayan Empire in Central America collapsed because of climate change.
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Expect more 'complete surprises' from climate change: NASA's Schmidt
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 12 February, 2018
The eruption of pine bark beetles that has devastated millions of hectares of forests in North America is an example of the surprises yet to come as the planet warms, says Gavin Schmidt, head of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
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The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Bill to protect SW diversity
The West Australian
Mon 12 February, 2018
The biodiversity of the South West could be protected with the introduction of a bill that would see recreational hunting introduced on public land.
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Departing Swan takes aim at Coalition “right wing thugs” over carbon price
Reneweconomy
Mon 12 February, 2018
Retiring Labor MP and former Treasurer of Australia, Wayne Swan, has taken a parting shot at the former leader of the Coalition, Tony Abbott, and his band of “extreme right wing thugs”, for the role they played in overturning the Gillard government’s carbon pricing policy.
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AGL to spend nearly $1bn on wind farms
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 12 February, 2018
AGL will spend about $900 million to buy wind farms as part of a plan to replace the power lost when it closes the controversial Liddell coal-fired power plant.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Stomping Ground to go solar
The Shout
Mon 12 February, 2018
Independent craft brewer, Stomping Ground Brewing Co, is joining a small but growing band of breweries in Victoria who are installing solar panels.
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“State’s biggest” solar + battery storage microgid to power SA Produce Markets
Reneweconomy
Mon 12 February, 2018
A huge hybrid solar and battery storage microgrid has been revealed as the power source for the revamped South Australian Produce Market, as part of a state government-backed initiative that is expected to save stallholders more than $500,000 a year on their power bills.
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Green light for WA’s Kalbarri renewables microgrid
Energy Matters
Mon 12 February, 2018
After suffering years of power outages, a microgrid project incorporating solar, wind and storage will restore reliability to residents living in Kalbarri, WA.
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Leading the charge on zero net energy developments
The West Australian
Mon 12 February, 2018
Located in the City of Fremantle, the revolutionary WGV by LandCorp is set to potentially transform the way we think about and use energy in our homes.
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Taronga Zoo to open immersive classrooms and frozen lab
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 12 February, 2018
A visit to Taronga Zoo in Sydney has been a ritual for many schoolchildren in NSW, but they are about to get a revamped experience, with the zoo due to open a $32 million Taronga Institute of Science and Learning with support from high-profile donors.
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Drone shadows jellyfish
Cosmos
Mon 12 February, 2018
Drones can help researchers track rising swarms of jellyfish.
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King tides and rising seas are predictable, and we’re not doing enough about it
The Conversation
Mon 12 February, 2018
Recent king tides have again caused significant damage to coastal assets in Australia and New Zealand. This time the combination of large tides and coastal storms damaged properties on Torres Strait islands and in Nelson and other coastal areas of New Zealand. It is increasingly recognised worldwide that, despite many coastal adaptation plans being developed, the implementation of these plans is lagging.
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Major China regions see smog worsen, adding to fears polluters are moving south
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 12 February, 2018
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The Yangtze River Delta region near Shanghai saw a key smog measure rise by a fifth in January, making it more polluted than Beijing and raising fears that the pollution crackdown in the north has forced heavy industries to head south.
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Where WA's litter is coming from and where it's going
WAToday
Mon 12 February, 2018
West Australian beaches and coastal areas were cleaner in 2017 but cigarette butts, alcohol bottles and single-use plastic remain WA's biggest sources of litter, a new report has revealed.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Storm warning issued for parts of Queensland
The Courier Mail
Mon 12 February, 2018
A SEVERE thunderstorm warning has been cancelled after storms rolled across parts of Queensland this afternoon, bringing damaging winds. It follows last night’s intense cell that brought more than 265,000 lightning strikes and left more than 100,000 properties without power.
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The Brisbane Times
Weather bureau issues severe storm warning for Wide Bay and Burnett
The Age
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
The Courier Mail
Storms roll across Queensland’s south