Issue date : Fri 11 May, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 54 Seconds
Number of items : 46
White House cancels NASA program on greenhouse gas: report
Yahoo!7 News
Fri 11 May, 2018
The White House has "quietly killed" a $10-million per year NASA program that tracks carbon and methane, key greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming, the journal Science said Thursday.
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Frydenberg says NEG is “best chance” for coal generation
Reneweconomy
Fri 11 May, 2018
Federal energy minister Josh Frydenberg has again come to the defense of coal power in Australia, in a bid to calm Coalition waters that were ruffled by the “experts” assessment last week that new coal had no future under the National Energy Guarantee.
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Apple joins Rio Tinto and Alcoa green metal play
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 11 May, 2018
When Apple Inc invites you in for a chat I suppose the smart thing is always to take your tie off, get relaxed and get along in there.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
Rio Tinto to develop new carbon-free aluminium smelting process
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
The Australian
Rio Tinto, Alcoa and Apple in ‘green’ aluminium venture
Australian Mining
Apple partners with Rio Tinto, Alcoa on ‘revolutionary’ green aluminium
SBS World News Australia
Rio Tinto flags lower emissions aluminium
The Courier Mail
The Weekly Times
NT News
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Australian
The Mercury
The Daily Telegraph
The Advertiser
News.com.au
The stunning numbers behind success of Tesla big battery
Reneweconomy
Fri 11 May, 2018
The Tesla’s big battery in South Australia has already taken a 55 per cent share in the state’s frequency and ancillary services market, and lowered prices in that market by 90 per cent, new data has shown.
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New Adelaide hospital sings green credentials despite cramped conditions
The Australian
Fri 11 May, 2018
You may have to wait more than 24 hours in a cramped emergency department for a bed at the new $2.4 billion Royal Adelaide Hospital, but SA Health says at least you can feel good about the environment while you’re at it.
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Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano expected to bring more destruction
News.com.au
Fri 11 May, 2018
HAWAII could be plunged into further turmoil, with experts predicting the Kilauea volcano could begin to launch dangerous projectiles weighing several tonnes.
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Perthnow
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
Vaping may not be harming you, but it’s totally killing the planet
Techly
Fri 11 May, 2018
While we’re probably still a few decades away from having a true understanding of the health effects of vaping – the smoke you have when you’re not smoking – it’s becoming abundantly clear that e-cigs are doing the planet precisely zero favours.
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Hobart weather: Record rain, flash flooding inundate CBD and parts of southern Tasmania
ABC News
Fri 11 May, 2018
Cars have floated down Hobart CBD streets and homes and businesses have been evacuated as flash flooding hit the city following record rainfall overnight.
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ABC Radio Australia
Snow blankets Central Tablelands as cold snap moves through NSW
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 11 May, 2018
After a warm week, Sydney dropped to an overnight low of 10 degrees in the early morning, and the city is forecast to reach a top of 17 degrees.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Basin plan back on track
The Australian Dairyfarmer
Thu 10 May, 2018
Labor has backed the government to pull the Murray Darling Basin Plan from the fire.
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Trimmed CEFC budget signals end of renewables boom
Reneweconomy
Thu 10 May, 2018
Australia is in the midst of an unprecedented, albeit heavily delayed, renewable investment boom – one that may not be repeated on this scale and in such a short period again.
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NoWaste prompts comments on waste paper
PS News
Thu 10 May, 2018
ACT NoWaste has issued a discussion paper on waste management options for the Territory aimed at improving waste management practices.
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Federal budget consensus: from disappointment to luke warm
The Fifth Estate
Thu 10 May, 2018
As the high powered cameras receded from the glitz and frenetic action of budget night with its attention hogging tax cuts, the sustainable transport, housing and climate change sectors were left with a sense of disappointment and short-termism.
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Caltex prepares for a low-octane world
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 10 May, 2018
Caltex is investigating other forms of energy and technology including electric car charging stations as it faces the prospect of a long-term decline in demand for petrol.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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How to buy quality solar PV
Choice
Thu 10 May, 2018
Complaints about the solar industry have doubled in the last year – here's what you need to know to get a quality solar PV system that lasts for years.
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South Australia’s second big battery suffers another delay
Reneweconomy
Thu 10 May, 2018
If you though Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s promise to build his big battery in South Australia in 100 days or it’s free was just an idle boast, consider what’s happening around him.
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Sydney council to ramp up sustainability standards
Architecture AU
Thu 10 May, 2018
New commercial buildings built within central Sydney would be required to meet more stringent sustainably standards under a council proposal.
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What will it take to stop the animal selfie phenomenon?
Australian Geographic
Thu 10 May, 2018
The phenomenon of animal selfies has emerged as a serious issue over the last 5-7 years, but we’re starting to see the negative impact it has on our native wildlife more and more.
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Bird migration explained at last: It's all about energy efficiency
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 10 May, 2018
The seasonal migration of so many birds is an ecological puzzle. There are roughly 10,600 known species of birds, and most don't migrate. But about 15 per cent of bird species go on these exhausting, heroic journeys, commuting thousands of kilometres between their summer breeding grounds and the places they spend the winter.
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Breeding wolverine heralds comeback for charismatic carnivore
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 10 May, 2018
Seattle: The first breeding female wolverine has been documented south of the transcontinental Interstate 90 in the US in modern times, confirming a comeback for the charismatic carnivore in the mountain range known as the Cascades.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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The hunt for SA's platypus aided by DNA
SBS World News Australia
Thu 10 May, 2018
The search for platypus thought to be extinct on mainland South Australia for nearly fifty years is being aided by cutting-edge DNA technology.
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News.com.au
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Gold Coast Bulletin
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NSW shorebirds face extinction: activists
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 10 May, 2018
A critically-endangered shorebird once seen regularly along NSW's coastline is facing extinction, wildlife conservationists have warned.
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News.com.au
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Mercury
The Newcastle Herald
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Surf's really up: Largest wave ever recorded in Southern Ocean
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 10 May, 2018
A solitary buoy in the remote Southern Ocean has recorded a monster wave of 23.8 metres, the largest wave ever measured in the southern hemisphere.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Chemical panel finds formula OK
PS News
Thu 10 May, 2018
An independent expert panel appointed by the Department of Health has determined that exposure to the man-made chemical used in non-stick cookware, firefighting foam and carpet stain protection, PFAS (PolyFluoroAlkyl Substances) was not likely to be a threat to human health.
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Probe after Gorgon releases millions of tonnes of greenhouse gas
WAToday
Thu 10 May, 2018
The Gorgon Gas project off WA’s north-west coast has released millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere instead of injecting it underground as environmental approvals required, because of technical problems with its gas injection system.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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NZ looks to revamp '100pc pure' campaign
News.com.au
Thu 10 May, 2018
New Zealand's tourism body is shaking up its "100 per cent pure" brand but says it's got nothing to do complaints about the state of the environment.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Sharp 'taste of winter' about to give Sydney a cold blast
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 10 May, 2018
The snowfields have had their first significant blanket of snow and Sydney is finally getting its first blast of winter, as a powerful and complex low-pressure system barrels in from the south-west on Thursday afternoon.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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