Issue date : Wed 11 April, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 36 Seconds
Number of items : 66
Fydenberg to lay out vision for energy
9 News
Wed 11 April, 2018
Australia's energy minister is warning his right-wing coalition colleagues and those on the left of politics that ideology must be set aside if the country is to fix its power supply woes.
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Power generation a matter for the free market, Frydenberg argues
The Australian
Wed 11 April, 2018
Josh Frydenberg has hardened his stand against further government support for any form of power generation, claiming the average Australian household ­already pays $60 a year to meet the Renewable Energy Target through subsidies that it is estimated will have cost between $20 billion and $30bn by 2030.
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Shorten ‘dancing around the truth’ on Adani licence
The Australian
Wed 11 April, 2018
Prominent Australian businessman and environmentalist Geoff Cousins says he is disappointed in Bill Shorten and has accused him of “dancing around the truth” over his position on Queensland’s Adani coal mine.
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Is saving the world finance's new normal?
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 11 April, 2018
Amit Bouri is evangelical that members of his network, and many more like them, can right the wrongs of the world using the muscle of their money.
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BP teams up with Tesla to venture into battery storage for windfarm
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 11 April, 2018
LONDON (Reuters) - BP has teamed up with Tesla to build its first battery storage project at one of its U.S. windfarms as part of a strategy to expand its renewable energy business, the energy group said on Tuesday.
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Our energy-rich nation in transition without a plan
The Australian
Wed 11 April, 2018
It would be reasonable to expect that a clever country blessed with cheap and abundant electricity would be loath to squander this advantage without first having a master plan for how the system that delivered it could be replaced.
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Is the container recycling scheme a costly feel good exercise?
The Canberra Times
Wed 11 April, 2018
At first glance drink container recycling schemes such as NSW's "Return and Earn Program" and the ACT's Container Deposit Scheme, which takes effect on June 30, make a lot of sense.
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WA shuts its eyes as precious ecosystems head towards 'profound crash'
WAToday
Wed 11 April, 2018
Western Australia’s wildlife and ecosystems are heading for a profound crash, and there’s no comprehensive government blueprint in place to steer conservation and prevent major losses.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Fit for porpoise: Gene changes made 'river pig' unique
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 11 April, 2018
Paris (AFP) - China's critically endangered Yangtze River porpoise is a distinct species, meaning it cannot interbreed with other porpoise types to pass on its DNA, a major analysis of the creature's genome revealed on Tuesday.
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UK considers total ban on live exports for slaughter
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 11 April, 2018
London: Animal welfare campaigners say international momentum is turning in favour of outlawing live exports as the British government considers a ban on the trade following another case of abuse of Australian animals.
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Australia’s history of live exports is more than two centuries old
The Conversation
Wed 11 April, 2018
A recent episode of 60 Minutes has captured public attention and the political agenda by airing dramatic video footage from Animals Australia, showing the fate of Australian animals in the live export trade.
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Southwest Victorian fires: Peat could burn for months
The Weekly Times
Wed 11 April, 2018
A FIRE burning underground in southwest Victoria could burn for months, with authorities not willing to say when they expect it will be extinguished.
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Hydro denies Brazil alumina plant contaminated local environment
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 11 April, 2018
OSLO (Reuters) - Aluminum producer Norsk Hydro denied on Monday its Alunorte alumina refinery in Brazil had contaminated local waters, contradicting the findings of a Brazilian public health group.
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The fishy problem of underwater noise pollution
The Conversation
Wed 11 April, 2018
When the famous explorer Jacques Cousteau released The Silent World, a documentary of his underwater adventures in 1953, he inspired generations of scientists to study the world’s oceans.
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New framework to guide management of radioactive waste
Manufacturers’ Monthly
Wed 11 April, 2018
The Australian Radioactive Waste Management Framework was released yesterday by minister for resources and northern Australia, Matt Canavan.
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Is that meat still OK?
Food Processing
Wed 11 April, 2018
With technology seeping into every industry, society is expecting everything to become more intuitive or ‘smart’, including packaging. Rather than continue to guess when food has spoiled, which leads to waste, consumers want to know definitively whether food is suitable for consumption or not.
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Mining's war on waste turns scraps into batteries and fertiliser
ABC News
Wed 11 April, 2018
Australia's mining industry is waging war on its biggest burden: waste. ABC Rural knows of several projects around Australia where toxic waste is being turned into valuable products, such as batteries and fertiliser.
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Research chief Constable to lead Minerals Council of Australia
The Australian
Wed 11 April, 2018
The Minerals Council of Australia has appointed Tania Constable, a former senior bureaucrat now heading a carbon-capture research group backed by big resources companies, as its chief executive.
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'Enough is enough': Coalition MP calls for sheep export ban
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 10 April, 2018
Political momentum is building to ban the live export of up to 3 million Australian sheep in coming months, after the $1.4 billion industry was hit with more evidence of horrific animal welfare.
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Council won't come clean about location of Brisbane's new dump
The Brisbane Times
Tue 10 April, 2018
Brisbane’s only landfill site will be full in about the next 10 years, but Brisbane City Council will not reveal the site of the city’s next dump.
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The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Scientists urge NT to ban all fracking
9 News
Tue 10 April, 2018
A group of Australia's top scientists have written to the Northern Territory government calling for a permanent ban on fracking.
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South32 orders 3MW solar farm for Cannington silver and lead mine
Reneweconomy
Tue 10 April, 2018
The BHP thermal coal and minerals spin-off South32 has announced its first move into solar power, ordering a 3MW solar farm for the Cannington silver and lead mine in north-west Queensland.
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The ACCC and Liddell: Just opinion and no facts
Independent Australia
Tue 10 April, 2018
AGL's Andy Vesey is filling the role abdicated by the Turnbull Government and the ACCC by recognising the disastrous effects of coal on human health and acting accordingly, writes Dr David Shearman.
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Why Turnbull will “never” back renewables
Reneweconomy
Tue 10 April, 2018
A federal government led by Malcolm Turnbull will “never” back policies that accelerate the shift to renewables, effectively tackle climate change, or help to phase out coal plants.
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Peter Bond dumps Linc stink, turns over a green leaf
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 10 April, 2018
Peter Bond’s failed coal gasification company, Linc Energy, may have been found guilty this week of causing catastrophic environmental damage in the agricultural areas surrounding its Queensland plant - but CBD can exclusively reveal that Bondy himself has turned over a new leaf.
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Why Australia’s wind and solar market could grind to a halt
Reneweconomy
Tue 10 April, 2018
The lack of any policy to meet the climate targets agreed to in Paris will mean that Australia’s large-scale wind and solar boom will quickly come to an end, even as wind and solar costs fall further below the benchmark price of the grid.
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Seismic testing vessel on way to Newcastle
The Newcastle Herald
Tue 10 April, 2018
SEISMIC testing off the coast of Newcastle will begin on Sunday after a nearly week-long delay due to an inability for the required vessel to travel to the region, the company behind the controversial survey has said.
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Hopes pipeline can finally put out peat fires in state's south-west
The Age
Tue 10 April, 2018
It's 74 hectares and is, in parts, seven metres deep. Now firefighters hope a four-kilometre pipeline will finally put out a peat fire that has been burning in the state's south-west for almost a month.
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Why does some tap water taste weird?
The Conversation
Tue 10 April, 2018
Every year Australia’s councils contest the academy awards of the water industry: the Best Tasting Tap Water in Australia. Entrants compete on clarity and colour as well as taste and odour.
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Clean up the beach in return for free coffee
The Daily Telegraph
Tue 10 April, 2018
Manly cafes have come up with a clever solution to the beach’s pollution problem – bribing would-be cleaners with free coffee.
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What’s causing this record April heat?
9 News
Tue 10 April, 2018
No, you’re not imagining things – it’s really hot right in south-eastern Australia right now. Unseasonably hot.
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The heat returns: Three days above 30C on the horizon for Sydney
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 10 April, 2018
The huge warm air mass that broke national records in recent days will edge eastwards, setting up Sydney for three days in a row above 30 degrees.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
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WAToday
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Autumn heatwave to continue throughout this week
News.com.au
Tue 10 April, 2018
FOR some parts of Australia it has been the hottest April so far for over 100 years and, for almost all of us, the heat is not going anywhere.
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