Issue date : Mon 9 April, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 57 Seconds
Number of items : 70
Trash to cash: Jake's million-dollar coconut bowl business
The Age
Mon 9 April, 2018
From coconut milk to coconut water, our seemingly insatiable appetite for all things coconut comes at an environmental cost.
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Federal emissions scheme worse than doing nothing at all
The Canberra Times
Mon 9 April, 2018
The Canberra community knows that the future is clean, green and renewable. With anambitious 100 per cent renewable electricity target and some of the lowest electricity prices in thecountry, we are realising this vision right here, right now in the ACT. The ACT also has atarget of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 40 per cent below 1990 levels by 2020 andachieving net zero emissions by 2050 at the latest - some of the most ambitious targets inthe world.
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Only one industry is exempt from a NSW scheme to make industry pay for pollution
The Newcastle Herald
Mon 9 April, 2018
IN Japan they call it “forest bathing” – taking a short, leisurely visit to a forest for health benefits. In Australia we don’t have a specific term to describe the reviving practice of walking among trees in the bush, but we are becoming more aware of how necessary trees and green spaces are for environmental and health reasons.
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Subsidies putting wind, solar in all the wrong places
The Australian
Mon 9 April, 2018
Renewable energy subsidies are skewing the development of solar and wind farms away from the best available sites because they are not matched with resources to improve network access, the NSW network operator says.
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Portugal reaches 100% renewables, ends fossil fuel subsidies
Reneweconomy
Mon 9 April, 2018
Portugal’s renewable energy sources generated enough power to exceed total grid demand across the month of March, a new report has found, setting a standard that is expected to become the norm for the European nation.
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This bizarre sea snake brings death from above
Australian Geographic
Mon 9 April, 2018
You Knoe you're doing something right when you’re the most widely distributed snake in the world, with a range covering the entire tropical Indo-Pacific, then out to Costa Rica, southern California, and northern Peru.
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Curious Kids: Why don’t dogs live as long as humans?
The Conversation
Mon 9 April, 2018
Scientists worked out a long time ago that the lifespan of animals is mostly related to their size. Bigger animals usually live longer than smaller animals.
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Fruit-fly monitor: Out in the orchard, an idea is hatched
The Weekly Times
Mon 9 April, 2018
TECHNOLOGY has given the concept of the “backyard tinkerer” a new twist, but according to one modern-day inventor, the philosophy is still the same.
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A billion kilograms of recycling in need of a new home
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 9 April, 2018
T he scale of Australia's recycling crisis is twice as bad as initially feared, with new figures showing that well over a million tonnes of metal, paper and plastics previously sent to China now has to be accommodated elsewhere.
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New coal station idea 'just nuts': Labor
9 News
Sun 8 April, 2018
Australia's energy market has changed so much the idea taxpayers should have to fork out billions to build a new coal-fired power station is "just nuts", Labor warns.
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Abandon coal and the lights go out
The Daily Telegraph
Sun 8 April, 2018
IT’S A sign of how fragile Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership has become that it’s now impossible to debate policy without accusations of conspiracy.
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Perth Zoo unveils name of baby giraffe, Kamili
Perthnow
Sun 8 April, 2018
SHE’S the gangly, sweet-faced 1.9m-tall baby who has melted countless hearts in Perth since her arrival last month - and now she has a name that suits her to “perfection”.
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This species of freshwater mussel faces extinction by 2050
ABC News
Sun 8 April, 2018
Extinction looms for a West Australian species of freshwater mussel with researchers fearing it could be extinct within 30 years unless efforts are ramped up to save the waterways where it is found.
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India's eco warriors who sent Bollywood's Khan to jail
Yahoo!7 News
Sun 8 April, 2018
New Delhi (AFP) - In the movies Salman Khan always wins. But offscreen, the Bollywood tough guy hero may have met his match in a 530-year-old Hindu sect that puts animals above humans -- especially superstars.
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When Phillip Island penguins won, and land owners lost
ABC News
Sun 8 April, 2018
In the 1980s on Victoria's Phillip Island, a little-known state government decision was made to secure the future of the resident little penguin population—and still to this day it is believed to be a world first in environmental conservation.
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Charles talks sustainability at Daintree
Yahoo!7 News
Sun 8 April, 2018
It was all about the environment and its guardianship when Prince Charles visited Mossman Gorge.
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Can you recycle your used pizza box?
ABC News
Sun 8 April, 2018
As China cracks down on the standard of waste it will import, many Australians are still confused about what can and can't be recycled.
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Classic boat lovingly built from waste
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 8 April, 2018
Wooden boat building is a time-honoured process. Case in point is Wicked Wench, a 48-foot ketch moored near Scotland Island, which started life in the 1960s - and isn't quite finished yet. Sourcing materials, many discarded by the roadside, can slow things down a bit.
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The joys of hard rubbish, this annual ritual of purification
The Age
Sun 8 April, 2018
Hard rubbish – not the bar in Preston furnished with old couches and kitchen tables abandoned on north-suburban verges for council collection, but the actual abandonment of old couches and kitchen tables – is happening on my north-suburban verge right now.
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Report into impact of China recycling ban released
Food & Beverage
Sun 8 April, 2018
The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has released the Market Impact Assessment Report, a new study defining the impact of China’s National Sword policy.
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Sydney's perfect weather - in and out of the water - to continue
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 8 April, 2018
Sydney is set for a warm and humid week of above-average and possibly record temperatures, with tops of about 30 degrees forecast across the city.
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Apple says repeal of EPA carbon plan would threaten investments
Yahoo!7 News
Sat 7 April, 2018
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Apple Inc said on Friday it opposes any repeal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of the Clean Power Plan, which is a priority of the agency's Administrator Scott Pruitt and would reverse an Obama-era program to curb greenhouse gases.
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Investing in new coal generation is a mug’s game
The Daily Telegraph
Sat 7 April, 2018
FOR a political alliance that is ostensibly wedded to the principles of free markets and smaller government, the federal Coalition’s behaviour of late could most politely be described as bizarre.
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The lost diaries of coal-luvvie Sir John Monash
The Australian Financial Review
Sat 7 April, 2018
Satire. The world of revisionist historians was rocked to its core this week when the descendants of Australia's greatest military mind and the original builder of coal-fired power plants objected to his surname being used by a coal lobbying group, revealing that he was in fact a, er, progressive renewables climate change luvvie.
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Turnbull could ease energy crisis with retreat on Paris climate action
The Australian
Sat 7 April, 2018
The air of unreality that pervades almost every aspect of our national energy debate goes far beyond anything we have seen. Not a single element of the debate is expressed in clear, factual and pragmatic terms, nor is a single perspective untainted by self-interest, contradictions or blatant deceptions.
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Monash Forum’s puzzling energy agenda
The Saturday Paper
Sat 7 April, 2018
The Coalition’s Monash Forum claims its aim is to generate enthusiasm for coal-fired energy, but could it be as much about unseating Malcolm Turnbull as it is about fossil fuels? By Karen Middleton.
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Coal hypocrisy all round
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 7 April, 2018
It is hard to know what is worse – the hypocrisy of an energy company claiming to be green yet trying to prevent coal stations closing, or a Federal Government that preaches the need for reliability and business confidence as it drives investor uncertainty to new heights. But that’s energy policy in Australia today.
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UK could see Churchill-era butterfly again
9 News
Sat 7 April, 2018
The changing climate means conditions in the UK may be suitable again for the return of one of Sir Winston Churchill's favourite butterflies.
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SBS World News Australia
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Hundreds take shelter as Fiji braces for another cyclone
Yahoo!7 News
Sat 7 April, 2018
Wellington, April 7, 2018 (AFP) - - Hundreds of people were sheltering in evacuation centres as another tropical storm took aim at Fiji, officials said Saturday, as the South Pacific island nation went on high alert.
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Live export of 63,000 sheep may be blocked if Emanuel Export does not meet animal welfare guidelines
ABC News
Fri 6 April, 2018
The Federal Agriculture Department has threatened to block a shipment of almost 64,000 sheep from leaving Fremantle, as the company responsible for the shipment deals with allegations of animal welfare abuses.
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Governments slaps tough conditions on shipping company
SBS World News Australia
Government threatens to block live sheep export over 'deeply disturbing' footage
News.com.au
Sheep export ship could be blocked in port
SBS World News Australia
NT News
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Weekly Times
Yahoo!7 News
The Australian Financial Review
Australian exporter faces tough conditions after mass sheep deaths
The Guardian
Live export ship banned from leaving dock unless welfare conditions met
What’s really behind the pro-coal Monash Forum
The New Daily
Fri 6 April, 2018
When Malcolm Turnbull challenged Tony Abbott by invoking his 30th bad Newspoll, the primary vote for both Labor and the Liberals was 39 per cent. Abbott had crashed the Coalition’s primary vote to that level from 45.6 per cent on polling day in 2013.
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Prince Charles visits the Great Barrier Reef: ‘He’s a true wildlife warrior’
The Australian
Fri 6 April, 2018
Prince Charles has questioned why banned farm chemicals continue to pollute the Great Barrier Reef after getting a first-hand look at corals off Lady Elliot Island.
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Charles 'a true wildlife warrior': Bindi
News.com.au
Perthnow
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The Australian
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Yahoo!7 News
Tarred or feathered, AGL's Vesey shows no sign of budging over Liddell
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 6 April, 2018
Andy Vesey, chief executive of AGL, seems unfazed by the latest browbeating by the Turnbull government, which is demanding his energy company extends the life of an ailing power plant or put it "on the table" for sale.
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Doing good doesn't have to be a grand gesture - just do something
The Age
Fri 6 April, 2018
My uncles used to call me a greenie. "Oh there’s Claire, sipping lattes with her greenie mates," they used to say. All harmless fun-poking, of course. I referred to them as my "conservative uncles". Different generations categorising each other.
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The Nationals should support carbon farming, not coal
The Conversation
Fri 6 April, 2018
National Party MP George Christensen has invited other Nationals to join the recently formed pro-coal “Monash Forum”. But is coal in the best interests of their rural constituents, particularly farmers?
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Little flockers: Corella-geddon hits Melbourne's leafiest suburbs
The Age
Fri 6 April, 2018
It was reminiscent of a scene from a Hitchcock film. Hawthorn resident Cassandra Huett, 40, woke to the sound of dozens of squawking corellas in the early hours of March 24.
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Indonesia peatland swap plan questioned over deforestation risk
Yahoo!7 News
Fri 6 April, 2018
JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesian plan to curb the commercial use of peatlands, by swapping nearly 1 million hectares of forestry concessions on carbon-rich peat, risks simply displacing environmental destruction to other parts of the archipelago, green groups say.
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BP claims an oil spill off Australia's coast would be a 'welcome boost' to local economies
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 6 April, 2018
Coastal towns would benefit from an oil spill in the pristine Great Australian Bight because the clean up would boost their economies, energy giant BP has claimed as part of its controversial bid to drill in the sensitive marine zone.
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