Issue date : Mon 5 March, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 45 Seconds
Number of items : 56
Want to live off the grid? You can on Kangaroo Island...
News.com.au
Mon 5 March, 2018
If you’re looking for a sea change or an eco-friendly new holiday home in a pristine environment, a new development at Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island, may just be what you are after.
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London loses water as thawing pipes burst
News.com.au
Mon 5 March, 2018
Around 12,000 homes in London have no water supply after pipes burst while thawing out after a spate of freezing temperatures.
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NT News
Perthnow
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
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Libyan El Sharara oilfield in shutdown from pollution protest
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 5 March, 2018
TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Libya's giant El Sharara oilfield was shut down on Sunday after a local landowner closed a valve in protest against pollution near a pipeline crossing his land.
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Record numbers of Queenslanders dobbing in litter bugs
The Courier Mail
Mon 5 March, 2018
RECORD numbers of Queenslanders are dobbing in litter bugs to authorities with nearly nine alleged offenders reported every day.
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Perthnow
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'No coherence': No koala plan in sight a year after submissions closed
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 4 March, 2018
The Berejiklian government has marked exactly a year since public submissions closed for its NSW Koala Strategy but no plan is in sight even as land clearing continues to destroy key habitat in the state.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Social justice central to successful sustainability
The Newcastle Herald
Sun 4 March, 2018
The sustainability concept of intergenerational equity says that present and future generations are responsible for the survival of nature and culture on Earth. However, at a recent social capital forum in Newcastle Andrew Leigh, the Shadow Minister for Charities and Not-for-Profits, presented data showing that social justice was not doing so well in Australia when assessed by the actual percentages of us who are involved in helping our fellow travellers.
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Thousands protest development of parks in Melbourne's leafy north-east
The Age
Sun 4 March, 2018
Battle lines are being drawn in Melbourne's leafy north-east suburbs between those who want to protect green space and those who want recreational infrastructure built to meet the needs of a growing population.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Tiny Victorian possum's future still in limbo
SBS World News Australia
Sun 4 March, 2018
The future of the endangered leadbeater's possum remains in limbo following a Federal Court judgement.
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'Treachery': Leaked report reveals low river flow blamed on extraction
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 4 March, 2018
The ailing state of the Darling River has been traced to man-made water extraction, according to a leaked report by the agency charged with overseeing its health.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Plastic and cigarette butts make up most of debris in waterways
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 4 March, 2018
Cigarette butts and single-use plastics remain the biggest polluters in our waterways, with up to 1000 pieces of debris occupying each kilometre of Australian coastline, according to statistics from the Australian Marine Debris Initiative Database.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Sorry, burning our recyclables isn't the solution
The Age
Sun 4 March, 2018
Burning recyclable material to produce energy is about as smart as burning your antique furniture to keep warm. Both practices ignore the potential value of what is being burned, instead seeing only a waste product that can be used as fuel. Even so, there have been calls recently for building waste-to-energy plants now that China will no longer receive our waste or recyclables.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Australian household recycling 'at risk' from China ban
The Brisbane Times
Sun 4 March, 2018
Australia’s entire system of “yellow-lid bin” kerbside recycling is at risk from China’s clampdown on imported recyclables, state and Commonwealth officials have been told during crisis talks with the waste industry and local government.
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The Age
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Traffic signs, trolleys and bikes found during Clean Up Australia Day
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 4 March, 2018
Clean Up Australia Day has ended for another year with more than half a million community groups, locals and politicians banding together on Sunday to help the environment by picking up countless pieces of rubbish.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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The Brisbane Times
Bodies, glass eye, inflatable doll: The incredible discoveries made during Clean Up Australia Day
The Age
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
Amid a cyclone, aid team turns to 3D printers for rare parts
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 4 March, 2018
As the wind pulled at the edges of the roof so hard he thought it would lift right off, Mazher Mohammed hugged a 3D printer to his body, vaguely hoping that might provide it with some sort of protection from the sheeting rain.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Health savings outweigh costs of limiting global warming: study
Yahoo!7 News
Sat 3 March, 2018
Paris (AFP) - The estimated cost of measures to limit Earth-warming greenhouse gas emissions can be more than offset by reductions in deaths and disease from air pollution, researchers said on Saturday.
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'Really scary': NSW environment minister warned of land-clearing leap
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 3 March, 2018
NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton was warned by her own department that an easing of land-clearing codes could trigger a 45 per cent jump in the rate of native vegetation destruction on farms.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
WAToday
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German state minister says diesel bans unlikely before 2020
Yahoo!7 News
Sun 4 March, 2018
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Any diesel bans would likely take two years to put in place by which time the affected cities may have found other ways to reduce pollution, Hendrik Wuest, the transport minister of the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia, said.v
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Shorten shown up as an opportunist too smart by half
The Australian
Sat 3 March, 2018
The Adani project has become a turning point in the contest over political, cultural and financial power in Australia. It is an iconic test of strength between the growing progressive/green lobby and the Turnbull government-backed pro-development forces with long-run consequences.
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Forget China's red dragon, fear the green renewable one
The Canberra Times
Sat 3 March, 2018
As China's President, Xi Jinping, came closer this week to becoming the next emperor of China for life, Western leaders wringed their hands and worried about China's military power, cyber-power and soft power. Meanwhile, they are naively surrendering, without a scintilla of opposition, primacy in the one field that made the British and then the American empires world dominant: energy.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Ditch bottles, use the tap: Sydney Water
Yahoo!7 News
Sat 3 March, 2018
Bottled water costs about 2000 times more than tap water yet more than one million plastic bottles are collected in Sydney waterways every year, the city's water authority says.
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The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
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Spotlight: 'Plastic is more dangerous in the oceans than on land'
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 3 March, 2018
Malcolm Doyle is as mad as hell about plastic pollution on our beaches and oceans and, what's more, he's prepared to do something about it. Last year, the 28-year-old spent his annual leave cleaning up 60 beaches from Adelaide to Port Douglas. He estimates two-thirds of the litter was plastic, especially flimsy takeaway bags, beverage bottles and coloured bottle tops that some sea birds mistake as food. "I never felt so positive from the community support and disheartened by the level of waste at the same time," he recalls.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Recycling in Australia is in crisis. Can it be fixed?
ABC News
Sat 3 March, 2018
Australians take recycling seriously. We recycled 60 per cent of the total waste we produced in 2014-15, according to the latest national waste report.
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How climate change is our military’s most threatening enemy
The Daily Telegraph
Fri 2 March, 2018
AS Cyclone Gita moved into the South Western Pacific corridor two weeks ago, on Russell Hill in Canberra Defence Department officials began reviewing contingency plans for worst case scenarios.
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The Herald Sun
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Shorten says talk about Adani mine 'dumbing down climate debate'
The Guardian
Fri 2 March, 2018
Bill Shorten has repeatedly denied that he told colleagues he intended to ban the Adani coal mine, but dodged questions about whether he intended to revoke its licence if Labor wins the next election.
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Qld premier backs renewables over Adani
News.com.au
Fri 2 March, 2018
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has deflected questions about Adani on her first day back from a US trade mission, spruiking renewables instead.
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The Age
The Australian
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Daily Telegraph
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Sydney Morning Herald
The Weekly Times
WAToday
Yahoo!7 News
Meet Barnaby Joyce's pro-renewables successor David Littleproud
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 2 March, 2018
The heir to Barnaby Joyce's portfolio has declared he has nothing against renewables, believes climate change is fundamentally reshaping agriculture, and called on city dwellers to wake up to the economic heavy lifting being done by Australia's farmers.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Why some conservatives are blind to climate change
The Conversation
Fri 2 March, 2018
Imagine this: A young professional couple at a party mentions they’re thinking of buying a home in a popular waterfront neighbourhood that scientists have found is vulnerable to coastal flooding.
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GE unveils massive new 12MW wind turbine
Reneweconomy
Fri 2 March, 2018
US engineering giant General Electric has released its next-generation offshore wind turbine design, a whopping 12MW machine with a rotor star “five times the size of the Arc de Triomphe” and the ability to generate 67GWh of electricity a year – 45 per cent more than current best-in-class machines.
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Fascination with Wikie the talking orca says more about us than her
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 2 March, 2018
Wikie is quite possibly the first 14-year-old French female to make world headlines for having a vocabulary consisting of six English phrases.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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