Issue date : Tue 10 April, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 59 Seconds
Number of items : 47
Lock The Gate and Minerals Council both unhappy with mine rehab plan
The Newcastle Herald
Tue 10 April, 2018
A STATE government discussion paper on final voids and other rehabilitation issues in coal mining has been slammed by the industry as “simplistic and inconsistent” while environmentalists say it does not go far enough.
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California's air regulator says state could back some emissions rule changes
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 10 April, 2018
NEW YORK (Reuters) - California's top clean air regulator told Reuters on Monday the state is willing to give automakers more flexibility to comply with vehicle greenhouse-gas emissions rules even as her agency prepares to fight the Trump administration over car and truck pollution standards.
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Apple's now powered by 100 per cent clean energy as global tech giant goes green
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 10 April, 2018
Global technology giant Apple has reached its goal of being powered by 100 per cent clean energy, but the company is holding fire on investing in any energy projects in Australia.
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Talking Point: Scientists accused of being ‘warmist’ feel obliged to downplay
The Mercury
Tue 10 April, 2018
EVERY so often I reach a personal tipping point. It happens when I encounter one too many of those blithe ministerial statements on another motorway extension, or think-tank arguments for more corporate freedom, or company proposals for yet another extractive venture.
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Borneo oil spill costs Indonesia’s poor
The Interpreter
Tue 10 April, 2018
“We believe this is the worst oil spill to catch fire since the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster,” said Fathur Roziqin Fen, Director of WALHI East Kalimantan. WALHI is Indonesia’s largest environmental organisation and is closely monitoring the consequences of last week’s large oil spill in Balikpapan Bay, Borneo.
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Reducing oil dependence with renewables
Architecture and Design
Tue 10 April, 2018
New ways to harness renewable energy will help reduce the world’s dependence on petroleum.
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South32 to develop solar farm at Cannington mine
Australian Mining
Tue 10 April, 2018
South32 plans to use solar energy to power key infrastructure at its Cannington lead-silver operation in Queensland.
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Density Vs Sprawl: Which Wins for Sustainability?
Sourceable
Tue 10 April, 2018
To some, compact urban environments offer advantages in putting greater numbers of people within walking or riding distance of transport connections, employment opportunities and local services.
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Housing to swallow yet another of Perth's threatened banksia woodlands
WAToday
Tue 10 April, 2018
Western suburbs residents are gutted that yet another swathe of woodland nationally listed as ‘threatened’, home to species nationally listed as ‘endangered’, faces the developer’s bulldozer.
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Sensors in public spaces can help create cities that are both smart and sociable
The Conversation
Tue 10 April, 2018
How are smart cities meant to meet citizen needs? Big data from a network of sensors can give managers and planners a real-time, big-picture overview of traffic flows, public transport patronage, and water and power use. However, the needs of people in the city must be met at both the meta and micro levels.
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How drones will transform future cities
Architecture and Design
Tue 10 April, 2018
Design consultancy PriestmanGoode has unveiled their vision of future cities where drone technology will help mitigate the rising problems of traffic congestion and environmental pollution.
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A new wave of rock removal could spell disaster for farmland wildlife
The Conversation
Tue 10 April, 2018
My (DM’s) perception of threatened species habitats changed the first time I encountered a population of endangered lizards living under small surface rocks in a heavily cleared grazing paddock. That was 20 years ago, at a time when land managers were well aware of the biodiversity values of conservation reserves and remnant patches of native vegetation. But back then we knew very little about the biodiversity values of the agricultural parts of the landscape.
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Human cancer drugs hope for Tassie devils
SBS World News Australia
Tue 10 April, 2018
British researchers say human cancer drugs may hold the key to treating the deadly facial tumours that are killing Tasmanian devils.
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Eco-farming solves hunger: study
News.com.au
Tue 10 April, 2018
The UN is urging governments in Africa and Asia to do more to encourage the use of eco-farming techniques to help deal with climate change and world hunger.
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U.N. shipping agency under pressure to tackle growing CO2 emissions
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 10 April, 2018
LONDON (Reuters) - The United Nations' shipping agency is under pressure this week to agree on a plan to cut carbon emissions from the sector, following years of slow progress, but the strategy could fall well short of what is required to limit global warming.
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World’s first e-waste microfactory launched at UNSW
Manufacturers’ Monthly
Tue 10 April, 2018
UNSW has announced what it said is the world’s first microfactory that can transform the components from electronic waste (e-waste) items such as discarded smart phones and laptops into valuable materials for re-use has been launched at UNSW, Sydney.
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Climate change impacting health: experts
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 9 April, 2018
Australians are particularly vulnerable to the growing health impacts of climate change, experts warn.
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Why Liddell is likely to close in 2022, and why you shouldn’t care
The Guardian
Mon 9 April, 2018
Out of respect for wishes of the RSL and the family of an Australian energy pioneer, the newly formed bomb-throwing “ginger group” needs a new name. Since they’re not approaching the task with any apparent alacrity, I propose we go with the initials of Joyce, Abbott, Andrews, Abetz, Canavan and Kelly: JAAACK.
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Victorian coal power station failures put NEM reliability at risk
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 9 April, 2018
Victoria's brown coal-fired power stations had 16 major failures over the summer putting the reliability of the east coast’s electricity network at risk, according to a report from a left-leaning thinktank.
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WAToday
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Too wet? Too cold? Too hot? This is how weather affects the trips we make
The Conversation
Mon 9 April, 2018
What sorts of weather lead us to change our daily travel behaviour? How do we respond to scorching heatwaves, sapping humidity, snow and frost, strong winds, or torrential rain? International research shows weather is important in shaping our everyday movements.
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Kangaroos victims in Vic construction boom
The Herald Sun
Mon 9 April, 2018
A hundred kangaroos are the latest victims of Melbourne's development boom, trapped between their natural habitat, a new rail line and schools in the state's northeast.
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The Australian
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Israel will boost desalination to fight a five-year drought
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 9 April, 2018
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Five years into a drought that has left its natural water sources at their lowest in a century, Israel plans to build two new desalination plants and expand its pipelines to ease stress on farmers and the environment.
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Hydro denies Brazil alumina plant contaminated local environment
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 9 April, 2018
OSLO (Reuters) - Aluminum producer Norsk Hydro denied on Monday that its Brazilian Alunorte alumina refinery had contaminated local waters, contradicting the findings of a Brazilian public health group.
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Linc Energy found guilty of serious environmental harm at controversial UCG plant
ABC News
Mon 9 April, 2018
Gas company Linc Energy has been found guilty of causing serious environmental harm at its underground coal gasification (UCG) plant on Queensland's western Darling Downs.
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Linc Energy guilty of causing serious environmental harm
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
The Advertiser
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The Courier Mail
The Mercury
The Daily Telegraph
The Gold Coast Bulletin
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QLD: Linc Energy Found Guilty of Pollution
South Melbourne market to ban plastic bags from Wednesday
The Age
Mon 9 April, 2018
The South Melbourne Market will ban single-use plastic bags on Wednesday, with customers told to bring their own.
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The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Container deposit scheme to begin in June, but drinks price rise looms
The Canberra Times
Mon 9 April, 2018
Canberrans will be able to cash in on their empty drink containers from mid-year, but the refunds on offer could be offset by a rise in the cost of drinks.
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WAToday
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The online retailer changing our wardrobes forever
Vogue Australia
Mon 9 April, 2018
It's thanks to Yoox's relationship with some of the most internationally renowned artists, designers and manufacturers that they're able to offer their customers (yes, you!) access to timeless and iconic pieces across homewares, men’s, women’s and kidswear plus access to socially and environmentally responsible brands.
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This British label just debuted a sustainable wedding dress line
Vogue Australia
Mon 9 April, 2018
When designer Amy Powney got married last year, she faced a wardrobe conundrum: what does a modern, relaxed bride wear to feel cool on her wedding day? The resulting dress has spawned a sustainable, made-to-order Mother of Pearl wedding dress collection for other brides who just don't feel "bridal".
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Sydney has its hottest April day on record and the endless summer looks set to continue
ABC News
Mon 9 April, 2018
Just when you thought it might be time to reach for the cardigan or an extra blanket, Sydney has recorded its hottest April day ever.
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