Issue date : Thu 10 May, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 44 Seconds
Number of items : 44
'Crippling': NSW Labor parts ways with federal counterpart on Basin Plan
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 10 May, 2018
NSW Labor says an agreement to amend the $13 billion Murray Darling Basin Plan agreed to in the Senate this week risks "permanently" crippling a key lake region in the state's far west.
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Hazer posts battery-ready performance from graphite testing
Australian Mining
Thu 10 May, 2018
Perth-based graphite company Hazer Group, which made waves late last year following a high-profile, clean fuel production deal with Mineral Resources, has announced positive test results from recovered graphite samples.
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Hybridisation is the “least-cost option” for Australian mines
Australian Mining
Thu 10 May, 2018
Hybridisation of their power supply, through the inclusion of renewables, offers Australian mining companies the opportunity to score a significant “triple win” in the form of reduced cash operating costs, reduced fuel prices and reduced exposure to carbon risk.
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California mandates solar for new homes
News.com.au
Thu 10 May, 2018
California will require solar panels to be fit on most new homes from 2020 under new building standards, a first in the United States.
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Joint effort preserves fragile ecology
The West Australian
Thu 10 May, 2018
Western Australia is unique, with our borders stretching out across 250 million hectares. We have around 29 million hectares of national and marine parks, plus a number of reserves.
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Gold Coast recycling on its way up
The Gold Coast Bulletin
Thu 10 May, 2018
AS state leaders and recycling experts call for Australia to change the way it looks at waste, the future is looking clean and green on the Gold Coast.
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Could insects munch their way through the world's waste?
ABC Rural
Thu 10 May, 2018
Could insects like maggots take waste from supermarkets or direct from farms and turn it into something that livestock like chickens, pigs or fish could eat?
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TSA's efforts acknowledged; scheme gaining momentum
Inside Waste
Thu 10 May, 2018
Despite delays is getting the Tyre Stewardship Scheme started in 2014, the ACCC says the initiative is now starting to gather momentum and acknowledged Tyre Stewardship Australia's (TSA) efforts in addressing concerns about certain areas of the scheme.
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Budget 2018: when scientists make their case effectively, politicians listen
The Conversation
Wed 9 May, 2018
Budget 2018 confirms that the case for funding science is being heard in Canberra. Science and research are integrated in the national objectives laid down in the treasurer’s speech: to create jobs, boost health and improve the liveability of communities. Many of the measures appear to have origins in proposals advanced by the science community.
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Budget 2018: Funding cuts put Paris climate goal further out of reach
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 9 May, 2018
Australia's 2030 Paris climate pledge will be harder to achieve after the Turnbull government opted to not to extend funding to its "centrepiece" emissions policy and omitted spending on new carbon-cutting programs, analysts say.
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WA PPA shows solar can be a win for residents and developers
The Fifth Estate
Wed 9 May, 2018
Residents of The Amble estate in Girrawheen, Perth will get a 40 per cent cut in daytime energy costs, thanks to rooftop solar systems installed at no cost under a power purchase agreement.
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RAH becomes first large-scale hospital in Australia to receive top environment award
The Advertiser
Wed 9 May, 2018
The RAH has become the first large-scale hospital in Australia to achieve a 4 Star Green Star from the Green Building Council of Australia, based on the hospital’s design and construction as well as its operation, fit out and positive impact on staff and patients.
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'Valued at zero': WA coastal dwellers face financial ruin as sea rises
WAToday
Wed 9 May, 2018
Engineering consultants have warned residents in the coastal Shire of Gingin that governments could force them out when the sea renders their homes unsafe, and could well decide to provide no compensation for homes rendered worthless or taken by the sea.
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Hundreds protest for SMART drumlines to protect WA from sharks
WAToday
Wed 9 May, 2018
"They are doing everything they possibly can to defer it, and what people want is action, now."
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Local surfers put pressure on government for action on shark attacks
News.com.au
Hundreds rally for shark attack protection
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Hundreds rally for protection from sharks after spate of attacks in WA
What happens when native species extend their ranges
Australian Geographic
Wed 9 May, 2018
The disastrous consequences of foxes, cane toads and other overseas animals settling in Australia are well known. But there can be problems too when our native species move beyond their natural home ranges.
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Secret sex lives of wombats reveal bum-biting behaviours
The Brisbane Times
Wed 9 May, 2018
The secret sex lives of wombats have been relatively unknown until now, with Queensland researchers revealing bum biting is a common behaviour of females in heat.
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Importing food has hidden environmental costs
Food Processing
Wed 9 May, 2018
While exporting food is associated with high environmental costs to the exporting country, a study has suggested the importing country may also suffer substantially.
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The tree whisperer who saves threatened plant species
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 9 May, 2018
During the excavation of Herod's palace at Masada between 1963 and 1965, a pottery jar was unearthed that contained a great many seeds of the Judean date palm, which had been extinct for some 800 years. The jar had been buried sometime between 155BC and 64AD In 2005, after spending 40 years in the archaeological collections at Bar-Ilan University, three of the seeds were planted at Ketura in southern Israel. Eight weeks later, one sprouted, becoming the oldest seed to have germinated with human assistance and the only living example of this variety of palm. Methuselah, as it has been named, reached a height of nearly three metres in 2015 and revealed that it was male when it started producing pollen. Similar seeds from other archaeological sites around the Dead Sea have since been coaxed to sprout, but unless a female can be raised to produce flowers for Methuselah to pollinate, which would then make viable seeds, the Judean date palm's resurrection will have been short-lived.
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We can all help to conserve our parks
The West Australian
Wed 9 May, 2018
Western Australia has 100 national parks, all managed to conserve their natural features, plants and wildlife. Think of them as national treasures teeming with life. Collectively, WA’s national parks, marine parks and other reserves and State forests cover more than 31 million hectares of diverse landscapes and seascapes. These include three World Heritage areas and Australia’s only internationally recognised biodiversity hotspot.
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Sewage, radioactive waste polluting seas
9 News
Wed 9 May, 2018
Cruise ships would be stopped from dumping waste near the Great Barrier Reef under draft laws to protect Australia's coastline from dangerous pollutants.
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AIP to run food waste half-day training course for Thailand
Food & Beverage
Wed 9 May, 2018
As a part of the Australian Institute of Packaging’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12:3 the Institute will be taking its new ‘Role of Packaging in Minimising Food Waste’ half-day training course to Thailand in June as a part of ProPak Asia 2018.
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'Twin peaks': Sydney prepares for double burst of polar chill
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 9 May, 2018
Sydney's run of record warmth will come to a sudden halt on Friday, with the first of two blasts of Antarctic chill passing over the city within days.
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