Issue date : Tue 13 March, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 51 Seconds
Number of items : 69
Truth caught in crossfire in Kangaroo: A Love-Hate Story
The Australian
Tue 13 March, 2018
In June last year, Michael Hetherington planted 240ha of chickpeas on his outback Queensland property in Thallon. Prices were good, there had been rain, and he had the space on his 10,000ha between other crops and sheep. However, by late July half of his chickpea crop was gone. A video posted on social media showed the culprit: hordes of kangaroos, stretching as far as the eye could see. Hetherington captioned the video: “The other half will probably be eaten in the next month. It makes me wonder what proportion of the Greens’ income is also donated to keeping these native animals alive.”
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Sydney weather: Parts of city cop heaviest falls in five years
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 13 March, 2018
Parts of Sydney have had their biggest dump of rain in five years, helping to soak gardens still dry after a prolonged spell of below-average falls.
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Climate protest prompts partial evacuation at Louvre
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 13 March, 2018
Paris (AFP) - The Louvre briefly evacuated one its busiest rooms on Monday after black-clad environmental activists staged a protest against oil giant Total's patronage of the Paris museum.
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'We'll be left behind': Greens want 2030 ban on fossil-fuel car sales
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 12 March, 2018
All sales of new petrol and diesel-powered cars would be banned by 2030 to spur the take-up of electric vehicles, according to a Greens policy aimed at winning over voters in this weekend's byelection in the Melbourne electorate of Batman.
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Hey Greenies, leave those trees alone
The Age
Mon 12 March, 2018
The Greens' reputation as tree huggers may be at risk due to overzealous campaigners in the byelection for the Melbourne seat of Batman.
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Labor ‘at war with itself’ over Adani coalmine
The Australian
Mon 12 March, 2018
Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg has accused Labor of making “misleading” comments about the Carmichael coalmine’s environmental credentials, saying the party is “at war with themselves” over the $16.5 billion Adani project.
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Macron pledges 700 million euros for new solar projects
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 12 March, 2018
New Delhi (AFP) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday pledged hundreds of millions of dollars for solar projects in developing countries, as world leaders met in India to promote greater investment in renewable energy.
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Is climate change a risk to retirement savings?
Financial Standard
Mon 12 March, 2018
Trustees at the UK's top 25 pension funds have until the end of the month to tell the British parliament what steps are being taken to safeguard $977 billion of retirement money from the impact of climate change.
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ICAC issued a warning on coal in 2013 but is anyone listening?
The Newcastle Herald
Mon 12 March, 2018
IN 2013 the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption could not have issued a more blunt message to the NSW Government and the community about the corruption risks associated with coal.
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Towards a circular economy of waste minimalisation
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 12 March, 2018
China's decision to slash imports of recyclable rubbish has roiled the global recycling market - causing short-term shocks, including the near-collapse of the Australian industry, but creating a long-term opportunity here and elsewhere to improve environmental outcomes while generating revenue and employment.
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How protons can power our future energy needs
The Conversation
Mon 12 March, 2018
As the world embraces inherently variable renewable energy sources to tackle climate change, we will need a truly gargantuan amount of electrical energy storage.
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Australia can avoid Germany's renewable energy mistakes
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 12 March, 2018
Australia’s increasing focus on demand response and energy efficiency is setting the country up to bypass the mistakes made by the world leader in renewables, says a German energy expert.
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Regional Victoria council adds 14.5kW solar system, on path to zero carbon
Reneweconomy
Mon 12 March, 2018
A heritage listed building in the historic Victorian gold mining town of Castlemaine is hoping to cut its grid power consumption in half, and offset its air-conditioning costs, with the installation of a 14.5kW rooftop solar system.
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Will smart cities be responsible cities?
The Fifth Estate
Mon 12 March, 2018
Digitalisation – the application of digital technologies to pretty much everything – is one of the great mega-trends of our time. It sits alongside the likes of globalisation and urbanisation, and, like both of these, it is a double-edged sword. It delivers enormous benefits, but also considerable risks.
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'Vulnerable': Climate change threatens Wollongong homes, WIN Stadium
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 12 March, 2018
Dozens of homes and public assets, including a home ground of the St George Illawarra Dragons, are at risk from rising sea levels and inundation along the Illawarra coastline, according to a management plan drawn up by the Wollongong City Council.
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Climate change and looters threaten the archaeology of Mongolia
The Conversation
Mon 12 March, 2018
The history and archaeology of Mongolia, most famously the sites associated with the largest land empire in the history of the world under Ghengis Khan, are of global importance. But they’re facing unprecedented threats as climate change and looting impact ancient sites and collections.
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Jabalbina rangers to monitor reef
NT News
Mon 12 March, 2018
JABALBINA rangers will have the authority to monitor and protect the Great Barrier Reef and support marine conservation efforts.
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Puerto Rico restored through coral, seeds
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 12 March, 2018
As crews re-string electric lines and clear debris from Hurricane Maria, a small group of Puerto Rican and international conservationists is working on rebuilding natural wonders destroyed by the strongest storm to hit the island in nearly a century.
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Australian tests expose VW ‘fix’ on fuel, emissions
The Australian
Mon 12 March, 2018
World-first testing in Australia on recalled VW cars shows they use up to 14 per cent more fuel after an enforced pollution fix, and still emit four times the allowable level of noxious gases.
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How Switching Off Your Lights For Earth Hour Can Help Conserve Biodiversity
PopSugar
Mon 12 March, 2018
Earth Hour is the annual event that encourages Australians nation-wide to switch off their lights for one hour in support of environmental conversation. Founded by WWF Australia, this year, the event will shine a light on climate change's impacts on biodiversity — the wildlife, ecosystems and natural environments that are under threat from global warming.
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Anna Gedda, head of sustainability at H&M
Vogue Australia
Mon 12 March, 2018
The woman in charge of the strategy behind the Swedish fashion giant's commitment to long-term sustainability.
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Anna Ross, founder of Kester Black
Vogue Australia
Mon 12 March, 2018
The entrepreneur who launched an uber-successful ethical, sustainable, cruelty-free and vegan nail polish line.
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WaterNSW took almost a year to act on water theft accusations: EDO
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 11 March, 2018
The NSW government took almost a year to begin legal action against a big irrigator on the Barwon-Darling River after being alerted of water extraction that put Broken Hill's water supply at risk.
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We'll create our own emissions trading markets, say power companies
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 11 March, 2018
Energy companies have signalled they could create their own carbon trading market to deal with the lack of a similar mechanism under the government's National Energy Guarantee policy.
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Australia leads on extinction rate: report
News.com.au
Sun 11 March, 2018
A new report by an environmental group has found that Australia leads the world on extinction and has urged the federal government to take action.
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The Gold Coast Bulletin
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WAToday
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How everyday Aussies can help save endangered native species from extinction
The Advertiser
Sun 11 March, 2018
EVER since Europeans landed on Botany Bay in 1788, Australia’s wild animal population has been on a steady decline. Now, more than 200 years later, many of our native fauna species are facing extinction — and for some (including the renowned Tasmanian tiger and numerous other animals), it’s already too late.
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Hi-tech conservationists fight Indonesia wildlife crime
Yahoo!7 News
Sun 11 March, 2018
Jakarta (AFP) - From cutting-edge DNA barcoding to smartphone apps that can identify illegal wildlife sales, conservationists are turning to hi-tech tools in their battle against Indonesia's animal traffickers.
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Dam wall collapse at Newcrest-owned Cadia goldmine forces shutdown
The Guardian
Sun 11 March, 2018
A New South Wales goldmine forced to shut down for three months last year after an earthquake has again halted operations following a dam wall breach.
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The Australian
Dam wall collapse at Cadia gold mine in NSW forces shutdown
The Sydney Morning Herald
Work suspended after dam collapses at one of Australia's largest gold mines
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
News.com.au
Dam wall collapses at NSW gold mine
Perthnow
The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
The Courier Mail
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
The West Australian
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NSW remakes land-clearing laws deemed invalid by court
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 10 March, 2018
The Berejiklian government’s decision to remake rather than tighten NSW’s land-clearing codes was “disappointing but not surprising”, the Nature Conservation Council says.
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UK government resists 'latte levy' in bitter blow for campaigners
Yahoo!7 News
Sat 10 March, 2018
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has resisted a call by campaigners and lawmakers to impose a so-called "latte levy" on single-use coffee cups, opting instead to reduce the use of the cups through voluntary measures.
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AGL misses clean break in $200m upgrade of Bayswater power plant
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 10 March, 2018
AGL Energy's $200 million upgrade of its Bayswater power station is a missed opportunity to curb the country's largest source of asthma-inducing sulphur dioxide, says the not-for-profit legal service Environmental Justice Australia.
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Poles and fires: Key Black Saturday recommendation remains unfulfilled
The Age
Sun 11 March, 2018
Faulty, damaged and aged electricity infrastructure has sparked more than 250 fires in two years, despite a key Black Saturday bushfires royal commission recommendation to minimise the risk.
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Loss of second night parrot triggers calls for action
The Australian
Sat 10 March, 2018
A second critically endangered night parrot disappeared after its mate vanished when it was caught and fitted with a radio transmitter by a team of experts charged with saving the birds from extinction.
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Going to extremes: UV radiation is on the way up
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 10 March, 2018
The combination of a thinning ozone layer and farming practices in India may add up to more days of extreme ultraviolet radiation across Australia.
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What grandparents can teach us about reducing food waste
ABC News
Sat 10 March, 2018
Before the era of supermarkets, seasonal shopping and health buzzwords, our grandparents reduced food waste not because they wanted to, but because they had to.
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Jane: Goodall’s childhood loves inspired her
The Australian
Sat 10 March, 2018
“In classical times there was a proverb,” David Attenborough once wrote. “The people in Greece and Rome would say of the immense continent that lay to the south across the Medit­erranean Sea, ‘There’s always something new coming out of Africa.’ ” As the brilliant new feat­ure documentary Jane from director Brett Morgen reveals, there still is, although in this case it is based on something old or rediscovered.
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Hammered north Queensland declared a 'catastrophe'
The Brisbane Times
Fri 9 March, 2018
Disaster assistance has been made available to help flood-affected north Queensland residents recover from what has been declared a 'catastrophe'.
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Can this planet feed 10 billion people?
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 9 March, 2018
All parents remember the moment when they first held their children – the tiny crumpled face, an entire new person, emerging from the hospital blanket. I extended my hands and took my daughter in my arms. I was so overwhelmed that I could hardly think.
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Cry me a river: Mismanagement and corruption have left the Darling dry
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 9 March, 2018
‘‘Where is the water? The Darling River has 22 tributaries. We have a buyback program for environmental flow. We spend billions. Where’s the water?’’
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Green juggernauts are recalibrating societies
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 9 March, 2018
Three global juggernauts – carbon, technology and human rights – are recalibrating the way our societies operate. And that demands a rethink of the way we build.
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There are dozens of sea snake species in the Indian and Pacific oceans, but none in the Atlantic or Caribbean. Why?
The Conversation
Fri 9 March, 2018
Beachgoers often find unusual things that have washed up with the tides. But many people were surprised when a venomous yellow-bellied sea snake recently was found alive on California’s Newport Beach. Sea snakes are less well-known than other marine reptiles, particularly sea turtles, even though they number more than 60 species, most of which evolved 1 to 8 million years ago.
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Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef: going beyond our backyard to protect the reef
The Conversation
Fri 9 March, 2018
From place-based to problem-based campaigns, we are seeing a rise in initiatives aiming to foster collective environmental stewardship among concerned citizens across the globe. These international communities have arisen to meet new environmental challenges and seize the opportunities presented by our increasingly connected world.
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