Issue date : Tue 6 March, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 04 Seconds
Number of items : 48
Bill Shorten declares opposition to Adani mine in Queensland
The Courier Mail
Tue 6 March, 2018
FEDERAL Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has declared his outright opposition to the Adani mine, despite its potential to deliver thousands of jobs to Queensland, as he tries to save a Labor seat in Melbourne.
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The Daily Telegraph
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The Australian
I don’t support the Adani project: Shorten
9 News
'I don't support Adani': Bill Shorten
SBS World News Australia
SBS World News Australia
Shorten doesn't support Adani mine but won't scrap it as PM
The Newcastle Herald
France calls on EU nations to adopt carbon price floor
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 6 March, 2018
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - France called on other EU nations to adopt a regional carbon price floor for power generators to promote a shift away from coal to more climate-friendly fuels.
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EU to order financial advisers to think green: document
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 6 March, 2018
LONDON (Reuters) - European Union rules on financial advice will be amended to promote "green" investments, with asset managers forced to show how they consider sustainable growth in their decisions, an EU document showed.
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Killing the community or saving the world? What you need to know about carbon farming
ABC Rural
Tue 6 March, 2018
Wyandra is a 'blink and you'll miss it' town around eight hundred kilometres west of Brisbane. But this inconspicuous zone, with its red soil and scrubby mulga trees, is actually an integral part of the Australian Government's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and keep to its Paris Climate Agreement commitments.
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Facing up to hardship in the Pacific
Independent Australia
Tue 6 March, 2018
Extreme weather events and cruel ironies of life and death in Australia’s Pacific neighbour countries are far from going away. Dr Lee Duffield reports.
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Shipments of protected African species to Asia soar: study
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 6 March, 2018
Hong Kong (AFP) - Shipments of protected African species including tortoises, pythons and parrots to Asia have soared since 2006 as demand grows in the Far East for exotic pets, meats and other animal products, a new study warned Tuesday.
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Curious Kids: Where do flies sleep?
The Conversation
Tue 6 March, 2018
Flies are just like us – they spend the entire day buzzing around with their friends and get pretty tired at bedtime. Before sunset, a sleepy fly will try and find a safe place to rest. Some favourite places are on the undersides of leaves, twigs, and branches, or even in tall grass or under rocks. They need a comfortable place to sleep that will shelter them from the cold, rain and wind.
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Indigenous rangers catch extra duties
PS News
Tue 6 March, 2018
The rangers will be empowered to monitor and enforce parts of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act, working with local communities to protect the reef and support marine conservation efforts.
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Parly committee taps in to water use
PS News
Tue 6 March, 2018
The management and use of Commonwealth environmental water is to be the subject of an inquiry by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy.
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China to cut more coal, steel output to defend 'blue skies'
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 6 March, 2018
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's state planner pledged on Monday to cut more steel and coal production capacity this year, putting the country on track to beat its long-term targets, as Beijing reinforced its vow to beat smog and make "skies blue again".
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The Sydney Morning Herald
China to cut millions in steel capacity, warns of rising protectionism
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
REMAKE Project drives Australian recycling options for waste vinyl
Manufacturers’ Monthly
Tue 6 March, 2018
A research project led by the Vinyl Council of Australia has identified new recycling applications in a bid to use the 1.2 million sqm of PVC advertising banners sent to Australian landfill sites each year.
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New Zealand summer heatwave sets all-time record
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 6 March, 2018
Wellington, March 5, 2018 (AFP) - - New Zealand has sweltered through its hottest summer on record and can expect more of the same if climate change continues unabated, the government's scientific agency said Tuesday.
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Weather Alert
ABC Four Corners
Mon 5 March, 2018
How Australia's warming climate is changing the way we live and work. "This is very 'now'. This isn't a future problem which is 10 or 20 or 30 years (away)." Climate Risk Expert
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Call for governments to collaborate on climate in cities
Government News
Mon 5 March, 2018
Local governments and city councils must work closer with scientists and innovators to tackle the impacts of climate change in major cities, an Australian expert says.
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Federal government to lend money to Adani business associates
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 5 March, 2018
An obscure government agency plans to indirectly support Adani’s controversial mega-coal mine by financing a business that will supply the project, it has emerged.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Climate, aid core of Ardern's Pacific push
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 5 March, 2018
With new funding announcements and promises of action on climate change, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has well and truly begun her campaign to win over the Pacific.
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Broadspectrum tips rail services, waste management for growth
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 5 March, 2018
Spanish-controlled services group Broadspectrum is cutting 200 jobs as owners Ferrovial slim down the company and look for new business opportunities in rail, renewable energy and waste management services.
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Now you can put a figure on those super solar savings
The Newcastle Herald
Mon 5 March, 2018
Australians love solar. Collectively we've invested billions of dollars installing panels on over 1.8 million roofs, with installations currently running at record pace.
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Snowy 2.0 could flood market with cheap energy, analysts say
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 5 March, 2018
The government-owned Snowy Hyrdo 2.0 could flood the market with cheap energy, curbing investment in dispatchable capacity or storage in a few years' time, analysts say.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Construction of 112MW Mildura solar farm underway
Reneweconomy
Mon 5 March, 2018
Construction of the 112MW Karadoc solar farm in Victoria’s north-west will get underway this month, after the contract to design, build and commission the project was awarded.
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'Cracker': Solar surge starts to get buy-in from big shopping centres
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 5 March, 2018
Stockland, one of Australia's biggest developers, is adding the equivalent of nine rugby fields of solar panels to shopping centre roofs, fuelling the long-anticipated commercial rush into renewable energy.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Why regional sourcing makes sense for building projects
The Fifth Estate
Mon 5 March, 2018
When it comes to sourcing materials for a building project, thinking local can have huge benefits, including sustainability wins, greater transparency around compliance and enhanced financial flexibility.
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Premature births up 20 per cent during Cyclone Yasi
The New Daily
Mon 5 March, 2018
Pregnancies through the destructive Cyclone Yasi were more likely to result in premature births to underweight babies, a new study has found.
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The Cold War’s toxic legacy: Costly, dangerous cleanups at atomic bomb production sites
The Conversation
Mon 5 March, 2018
Seventy-five years ago, in March 1943, a mysterious construction project began at a remote location in eastern Washington state. Over the next two years some 50,000 workers built an industrial site occupying half the area of Rhode Island, costing over US$230 million – equivalent to $3.1 billion today. Few of those workers, and virtually no one in the surrounding community, knew the facility’s purpose.
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Bring on the drones: Norway dives deep for trash and treasure
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 5 March, 2018
Oslo: Norway's fjords have long inspired the country's artists and drawn streams of tourists. In winter, their ice-laced surfaces shimmer beside snow-capped mountains: a vision of natural beauty, blissfully untouched.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Aboriginal communities awarded grants
Inside Waste
Mon 5 March, 2018
Fourteen NSW Aboriginal Land Councils will receive grants to improve waste management in discrete Aboriginal communities including former missions and reserves.
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This African super grain could solve famine and drought
GoodFood
Mon 5 March, 2018
Last July, a Whole Foods store in New York's Harlem decided to stock bags of fonio, a West African grain similar to couscous. The first shipment sold out in three hours. Just last week, Los Angeles Lakers forward Luol Deng hosted a fonio party at his home. It's the hottest grain you've never eaten.
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Storms, heavy rain set to batter Queensland, NSW
News.com.au
Mon 5 March, 2018
DROUGHT-breaking heavy rain, wild weather and storms are set to cause further havoc across Queensland and parts of NSW today.
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Brisbane kicks off week to wet, rainy conditions
The Brisbane Times
Mon 5 March, 2018
The washing might have to be put on hold for a couple of days as showers are expected to continue through the week across the south-east corner.
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The Age
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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