Issue date : Tue 8 May, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 18 Seconds
Number of items : 39
The carbon footprint of tourism revealed (it’s bigger than we thought)
The Conversation
Tue 8 May, 2018
The carbon footprint of tourism is about four times larger than previously thought, according to a world-first study published today in Nature Climate Change.
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Greens see red over Labor stance on Murray
9 News
Tue 8 May, 2018
Federal Labor is accused of selling out South Australia after the opposition reached a deal with the Turnbull government to ensure the Murray-Darling Basin Plan remains intact.
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SBS World News Australia
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Building Ethical Supply Chains
ProBono Australia News
Tue 8 May, 2018
Our ever-more interconnected world brings us incredible luxuries and opportunities. But it also obscures the suffering caused by the production of our goods; diffuses and dilutes accountability; and can make ethical choice-making overwhelming and unclear.
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Massive 1.5GW solar plant proposed for south-east Queensland
Reneweconomy
Tue 8 May, 2018
A 1.5GW solar farm is being proposed for construction in south-east Queensland, as part of a massive new development application that would include two substations and a provision for battery storage.
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Councils swoop on solutions to flying-fox woes
Government News
Tue 8 May, 2018
Rapidly growing flying-fox colonies in urban areas are causing grief for councils across NSW but state support for long-term resettlement of habitats could offer a solution.
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A crisis too big to waste: China’s recycling ban calls for a long-term rethink in Australia
The Conversation
Tue 8 May, 2018
Australia’s recycling industry is in crisis, with China having effectively closed its borders to foreign recycling. Emergency measures have included stockpiling, landfilling, and trying to find other international destinations for our recycling – but none of these are sustainable long-term solutions.
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No change to direct action climate fund
9 News
Mon 7 May, 2018
The Turnbull government won't be adding any money to its "direct action" climate plan in Tuesday's budget.
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News.com.au
NT News
SBS World News Australia
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
The Weekly Times
Yahoo!7 News
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Labor deal means Murray-Darling Basin Plan amendments to proceed
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 7 May, 2018
The $13 billion Murray-Darling Basin Plan will reduce its planned environmental water savings by about one-fifth after the Turnbull government won support for amendments from Labor.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
Climate change experts at Melbourne forum
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 7 May, 2018
Victoria's first emergency management commissioner Craig Lapsley is among the home-grown leaders and international experts to speak at a three-day conference about how to adapt to climate change.
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Perthnow
SBS World News Australia
The Newcastle Herald
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AMP forges new path by appointing climate denier as chairman
Reneweconomy
Mon 7 May, 2018
On Friday 4 May, AMP announced the appointment of climate change-denying former Commonwealth Bank CEO and Future Fund Chairman David Murray as its new chairman, ahead of the company’s annual general meeting in Melbourne on Thursday.
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Origin's plan to double its hydro power at Shoalhaven
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 7 May, 2018
A $250 million plan for pumped hydro energy generation near Illawarra could provide baseload renewable power for up to 80,000 homes.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
Australia needs to boost its emergency fuel reserves faster, experts warn
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 7 May, 2018
Australia should boost its fuel reserves to international standards sooner than a promised 2026 deadline, security experts say, warning that geopolitical flashpoints pose risks to the import-reliant domestic market.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Meet Australia's desert-dwelling frogs
Australian Geographic
Mon 7 May, 2018
Burrowing frogs spend most of their lives underground, which impacts their shape, eating and breeding habits.
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Quakes and eruptions spark talks of Yellowstone super volcano
News.com.au
Mon 7 May, 2018
A CLUSTER of earthquakes and a usually dormant geyser’s fourth eruption has sparked speculation about if the Yellowstone Park super volcano will blow, causing a new ice age.
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No health risk from foam: expert panel
9 News
Mon 7 May, 2018
An independent expert health panel has concluded there is limited or no evidence exposure to a firefighting foam causes disease or increases cancer risks.
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News.com.au
SBS World News Australia
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
Yahoo!7 News
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The world's largest beach clean-up
SBS World News Australia
Mon 7 May, 2018
After over 20 years turtle hatchlings have been seen on Versova beach in Mumbai, thanks mainly to the efforts of one local resident.
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Recycling and incineration surprises in the Netherland
The Fifth Estate
Mon 7 May, 2018
The Netherlands is famous for having one of the highest rates of recycling of all material “waste” at 79 per cent in Europe. They are streets ahead of Australia in both the rate of recycling and rate of reprocessing back into product. With a ban on household and business waste (of 35 material streams) to landfill there are only two options: recycling or incineration.
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From deadly debris to art with a story to tell
NT News
Mon 7 May, 2018
THE haunting beauty of Out of the Blue is an art exhibition unlike any other. For the showing, discarded fishing nets have been transformed by indigenous and non-indigenous weavers to create intricate art designs to bring audiences face-to-face with the destructive nature of human waste.
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