Issue date : Fri 9 March, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 20 Seconds
Number of items : 51
David Littleproud says Greens push to end kangaroo trade is treason
The Australian
Fri 9 March, 2018
A Greens-led delegation to Belgium to promote a controversial documentary about the Australian kangaroo-meat industry discussed a strategy to dismantle and cripple exports to Europe, the industry’s largest market.
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Sustainable shopping: how to stop your bathers flooding the oceans with plastic
The Conversation
Fri 9 March, 2018
If there is one item of clothing that bridges the gap between land and ocean, it’s swimwear. Most of our clothes release tiny plastic fibres into the water every time they are washed. But while some washing machines and waste-water treatments can filter out a large percentage of the plastic, what happens when we wear our bathers, a microfibre bomb, to the beach?
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Mine rehab in WA is the pits: Inquiry finds few success stories
WAToday
Fri 9 March, 2018
West Australian mining industry representatives have struggled to point to even a single instance of a mine site having been rehabilitated to a high standard.
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The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Fisheries output to plunge unless global warming reeled in
Yahoo!7 News
Fri 9 March, 2018
OSLO (Reuters) - Global fisheries output will slump by 20 percent by 2300 and by 60 percent in the worst-hit North Atlantic region if governments fail to slow long-term global warming, a U.S. team of scientists said on Thursday.
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It’s bananas – Woolworths’ thoughtless PR debacle
Mumbrella
Fri 9 March, 2018
Messing with people's bananas can have significant long-term consequences and Woolworths, normally one of Australia's strongest PR and marketing machines should have known better. Nick Albrow explores where the supermarket giant went wrong.
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Dirty diesel's NO2 killed 6,000 Germans in 2014: official report
Yahoo!7 News
Fri 9 March, 2018
Berlin (AFP) - Nitrogen dioxide emissions mainly produced by diesel cars led to 6,000 premature deaths in Germany in 2014, an official report showed Thursday, in a new punch against the automobile sector.
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Carbon capture can do the job, says Canavan
The Australian
Thu 8 March, 2018
Resources Minister Matthew Canavan has declared carbon ­capture and storage “is a proven performer” and should be ­embraced in Australia, increasing pressure on Labor to support ­government investment in “clean-coal” technology.
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Qld's land clearing laws reintroduced
News.com.au
Thu 8 March, 2018
A controversial measure has been removed from tree-clearing legislation reintroduced to Queensland Parliament on Thursday
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The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
Yahoo!7 News
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The Guardian
Queensland Labor reintroduces land-clearing laws to parliament
The Brisbane Times
Tree clearing laws reintroduced, minus 'onus of proof' on farmers
The Age
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Qld’s Land Clearing Laws Reintroduced
WaterNSW reveals 'cynical' legal action as critical water report lands
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 8 March, 2018
The first legal actions over water use breaches in NSW have begun just as the Berejiklian government was due to cop a spray from the Ombudsman over misleading compliance figures.
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Federal anger over NSW withholding Ombudsman's corrected water report
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 8 March, 2018
Federal Labor have attacked the NSW government for deliberately holding back details of a damning state Ombudsman's report before a key vote on the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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EPA fails to properly measure air pollution
The Age
Thu 8 March, 2018
Victoria's pollution watchdog has failed to properly monitor air quality across the state with many highly-populated centres going unchecked, a scathing review has found.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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News.com.au
Victoria's true air quality is unknown
Yahoo!7 News
VicForests charged over alleged illegal logging in Gippsland forest
The Age
Thu 8 March, 2018
Victoria’s state-owned forestry corporation has been charged with illegal logging of a rainforest in East Gippsland after a near two-year investigation.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Norway's wealth fund may expand emissions blacklist to more companies
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 8 March, 2018
OSLO (Reuters) - The ethics watchdog for Norway's $1-trillion sovereign wealth may blacklist more companies that produce too much greenhouse gas by scrutinizing more industry sectors, including shipping and power.
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Supporting worldwide dairy sustainability
Food & Beverage
Thu 8 March, 2018
Australian dairy advocacy group Dairy Connect is urging industry stakeholders to support a new public consultation initiative by global dairy agency the Dairy Sustainability Framework.
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Business has a social purpose: making money and prosperity
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 8 March, 2018
If business isn't careful it will go the way of Christianity. Of course Christianity still exists and people still attend church on Sunday, but the Christian voice in public debate in Australia is now either ignored or non-existent. It's difficult to think of a single policy issue of recent years in which the Christian perspective has prevailed.
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Grattan on Friday: Adani tests Shorten’s policy integrity and Labor’s unity
The Conversation
Thu 8 March, 2018
On present indications, you wouldn’t be betting on the Queensland Adani Carmichael mine going ahead. Yet this problematic project, which may fall over for lack of private sector finance, is causing a heap of trouble for Labor leader Bill Shorten.
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Sun shines on rooftop solar systems
PS News
Thu 8 March, 2018
Figures released by the Clean Energy Regulator have revealed that Australia is a world leader in the use of rooftop solar energy systems.
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City of Sydney buys into Ausgrid network’s push for more solar
Reneweconomy
Thu 8 March, 2018
The City of Sydney is injecting $750,000 towards an innovative campaign by network owner Ausgrid to encourage more rooftop solar in the council area, along with other demand management initiatives that could avoid costly grid upgrades.
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Smart cities need more love not hate if we are to solve our big problems
The Fifth Estate
Thu 8 March, 2018
It’s one of the most provocative issues on the planet right now – the opportunities and threats that come from sophisticated data capture and the Internet of things. As Adam Beck argues, credit companies have been taking our data for four decades, so maybe it’s time to look at the huge positives on offer, especially if we want to tackle climate change.
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INTERNATIONAL SNAPSHOT: Ultra-sustainable US retreat; Chinese design reaches new peaks; Indian architect wins Pritzker Prize
Architecture and Design
Thu 8 March, 2018
US architecture firm Coulton is constructing the prototype for its Disappearing Retreat – a “transparent, stargazing, triple-zero building, dissolving the impact on the environment physically and aesthetically”. Modelled around the concept of ‘triple-zero living’, this building seeks to use zero energy and water, and produce zero waste.
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How coworking can help make sustainability sexy for tenants
The Fifth Estate
Thu 8 March, 2018
Coworking continues to take the corporate world by storm, as it evolves from the workplace solution for sexy start-ups and footloose freelancers to an innovation strategy in the corporate world.
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China to create massive panda park - China Daily
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 8 March, 2018
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's Sichuan province government has secured 10 billion yuan ($1.58 billion) in funding over the next five years for a planned Giant Panda National Park, three times the size of the U.S. Yellowstone National Park, China Daily reported Thursday.
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China plans panda park that will dwarf Yellowstone
News.com.au
Chinese bank to build $A2.2b panda park
NT News
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Geelong Advertiser
The Weekly Times
Let them eat carp: Fish farms are helping to fight hunger
The Conversation
Thu 8 March, 2018
Over the past three decades, the global aquaculture industry has risen from obscurity to become a critical source of food for millions of people. In 1990, only 13 percent of world seafood consumption was farmed; by 2014, aquaculture was providing more than half of the fish consumed directly by human beings.
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Seagrass health check results ‘encouraging’
The West Australian
Thu 8 March, 2018
Seagrass meadows in Geographe Bay underwent their annual health check last month, with scientists saying the meadows were in “good condition”.
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Bulgaria's skiing boomtown sparks dire nature warnings
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 8 March, 2018
Bansko (Bulgaria) (AFP) - "Unlimited Ski and Fun!" promises a pamphlet touting the Bansko ski resort, a magnet for bargain-hunting holidaymakers in southwest Bulgaria.
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Waste waters: Plastic rubbish chokes Bali's sea
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 8 March, 2018
Nusa Penida (Indonesia) (AFP) - Millions of tourists are drawn to Bali's palm-fringed scenery and rich marine life, but there is a danger lurking beneath its famously crystal-clear waters: a wasteland of plastic rubbish.
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