Issue date : Thu 8 March, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 39 Seconds
Number of items : 43
Why aren’t Australia’s environment laws preventing widespread land clearing?
The Conversation
Thu 8 March, 2018
Australia has national environment laws – the Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC Act). Yet given the staggering rates of land clearing taking place, resulting in the extinction and endangerment of plants and animals in Australia, these laws are clearly not working.
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Charity overseer eyes Shorten reef trip
9 News
Thu 8 March, 2018
A federal Liberal MP has asked the charities regulator to investigate Bill Shorten's trip to the Great Barrier Reef, which was funded by environmental campaigners.
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SBS World News Australia
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U.S. loses bid to halt children's climate change lawsuit
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 8 March, 2018
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected the U.S. government's bid to halt a lawsuit by young people claiming that President Donald Trump and his administration are violating their constitutional rights by ignoring the harms caused by climate change.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
US government can be sued by children over climate change: court
The Age
The Canberra Times
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Chilling fact is most climate change theories are wrong
The Australian
Thu 8 March, 2018
You have to hand it to Peter Hannam, The Sydney Morning Herald’s climate change alarmist-in-chief, for his report last month - “ ‘Really ­extreme’ global weather event leaves scientists aghast”.
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Roadmap to Australia’s clean energy future
Ecogeneration
Thu 8 March, 2018
A national energy roadmap outlining how Australia can cut its rising greenhouse gas pollution levels, while continuing the transition to clean, affordable and reliable renewable energy and storage technology, has been released by the Climate Council.
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Building a ‘second nature’ into our cities: wildness, art and biophilic design
The Conversation
Thu 8 March, 2018
Biophilic design is beginning to boom. Witness its recent incorporation into the Melbourne Metro project and Sydney’s award-winning One Central Park, Chippendale. Given the increasing popularity of this urban design technique, it’s time to take a closer look at the meaning of nature and its introduction into our cities.
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Kangaroo documentary activists panned over ‘misleading analysis’
The Australian
Thu 8 March, 2018
Several people interviewed in a new documentary criticising the kangaroo-meat industry were members of a now closed animal activist-funded think tank slammed by environmental experts for its “seriously flawed and misleading analysis”, “false statements of fact” and “invalid comparisons” on the industry.
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The buzz from your smartphone won’t stop mosquito bites
The Conversation
Thu 8 March, 2018
Forget a peaceful night’s sleep. The whine of a lone mosquito circling your bedroom can be incredibly frustrating. They’re not just the deadliest animals on the planet, they could be the most annoying!
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India approves plan to stop farmers burning crop residues
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 8 March, 2018
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India said on Wednesday it would spend 11.52 billion Indian rupees ($177.61 million) over two years on agricultural mechanization to reduce crop residue burning and bring pollution levels down in and around its capital New Delhi.
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Corbell slams NEG as “neither ambitious, nor transparent”
Reneweconomy
Wed 7 March, 2018
The chief architect of some of Australia’s most successful renewable energy policies, Simon Corbell, has dismissed the federal government’s proposed National Energy Guarantee as “neither transparent, nor ambitious,” and says it will fail to meet Australia’s Paris climate obligations.
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Waste collection suspended in two Victorian shires as recycling crisis deepens
ABC News
Wed 7 March, 2018
A waste contractor has suspended household collection services in two central Victorian shires, as the state's recycling problems intensify.
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3AW
Garbage collection conflict leaves residents stuck with rubbish
The Age
No bin collections for thousands as recycling crisis intensifies
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
SBS World News Australia
Recycling squeeze puts bin pick up on hold
The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
The Herald Sun
The Weekly Times
Murray-Darling plan to face new inquiry
News.com.au
Wed 7 March, 2018
The Murray-Darling Basin Plan will face fresh scrutiny in a Productivity Commission inquiry amid a political stoush over its future.
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SBS World News Australia
The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Weekly Times
Yahoo!7 News
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EU urges Germany to introduce air pollution toll
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 7 March, 2018
Frankfurt am Main (AFP) - German cities should fight air pollution by charging drivers tolls according to their vehicle's emissions, rather than slapping general bans on older models, European Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc said Wednesday.
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6 New scenarios show how the world could limit warming to 1.5C in 2100
Reneweconomy
Wed 7 March, 2018
In the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, nearly every country on Earth pledged to keeping global temperatures “well below” 2C above pre-industrial levels and to “pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5C”.
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Qantas chief will stick to his knitting when politicians remember how to knit
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 7 March, 2018
Qantas Airways chief Alan Joyce will "stick to his knitting" running the airline when politicians "figure out again how to knit", as he argued having a stance on Indigenous issues, gender and same-sex marriage are key to building a sustainable company.
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CEFC tips in $6.5 million loan for Newcastle solar farm
Reneweconomy
Wed 7 March, 2018
Newcastle City Council says it has secured a $6.5 million loan from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to help finance a 5MW solar farm to be built in the heart of one of Australia’s leading coal regions.
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Community engagement across the wind industry
Ecogeneration
Wed 7 March, 2018
A research report released by the Clean Energy Council provides a diverse range of ideas to help set a new standard of excellence for community engagement across the wind industry, reflecting the industry’s commitment to adopting best practice in this area.
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Victoria sees huge interest, low prices in renewable auction
Reneweconomy
Wed 7 March, 2018
Victoria independent renewable energy advocate, Simon Corbell, has predicted a strong industry response to the state’s first large-scale renewable energy auction, and “extremely competitive” bidding, as wind energy prices sink to the mid $50s/MWh.
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Nature calling: Crammed cities go green for climate, health
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 7 March, 2018
In a square in central Barcelona, families with young children perch at picnic tables as traffic thunders past and high-rise blocks loom above them.
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Infrastructure Australia calls for more green infrastructure
Architecture and Design
Wed 7 March, 2018
Infrastructure Australia has released a new report which models future growth scenarios for Melbourne and Sydney, looking at the impact of these scenarios on the cities’ transport network, job accessibility and access to and demand for social infrastructure and green space.
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Horse deaths after voyage still a mystery
News.com.au
Wed 7 March, 2018
The cause of death of 16 horses who returned to Melbourne after a Tasmanian polo event is still unknown with the investigation going.
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The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
Yahoo!7 News
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The science of landslides, and why they’re so devastating in PNG
The Conversation
Wed 7 March, 2018
A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck the Southern Highlands region of Papua New Guinea on February 25, 2018. This was followed by a series of aftershocks, producing widespread landslides that have killed dozens and injured hundreds. The same landslides have cut off roads, telecommunications and power to the area.
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Sinking shoreline threatens coastal communities in Indonesia
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 7 March, 2018
MUARA GEMBONG, Indonesia (Reuters) - Nur Anisa Rahmadani has to wade through shin-deep seawater to get to her primary school in Pantai Bahagia village on the north coast of Indonesia's Java island.
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Flows tickle Murray fish fancy
Fishing World
Wed 7 March, 2018
DURING late summer and early autumn, the people who operate the Murray and Goulburn rivers had fish on their mind as they carefully delivered water to meet the demands of irrigators and the environment.
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Is the Santos CSG waste water experiment safe?
Independent Australia
Wed 7 March, 2018
An EPA (NSW) approved Santos CSG waste water experiment near Narrabri has gone ahead despite limited assurances and little evidence as to its safety. Johanna Evans reports.
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Bad air worse than bad genes for many diseases
Cosmos
Wed 7 March, 2018
Major study finds pollution, especially from burning coal, has more influence on disease risk than genetic inheritance. Paul Biegler reports.
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Overtourism and the big chill: travel trends in 2018
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 7 March, 2018
Some of the most popular destinations are becoming victims of their own success, leaving the sector scrambling to respond to concerns about overcrowding and environmental damage.
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