Issue date : Mon 14 May, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 00 Seconds
Number of items : 59
ASX proposals could lift corporate reporting
The Australian
Mon 14 May, 2018
Restoring trust is the issue of the moment. Proposed changes to the current ASX Corporate Governance Principles could go a long way to enhancing transparency and trust through enhanced corporate reporting.
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Townsville resort bets big on solar, efficiency
Reneweconomy
Mon 14 May, 2018
A luxury resort in Townsville in Queensland’s north is looking to cut its grid power consumption by up to 70 per cent, through a suite of cutting edge renewable energy and energy efficiency upgrades.
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Budweiser switches to Hydrogen trucks – what about Carlton United?
Reneweconomy
Mon 14 May, 2018
Anheuser-Busch (“A-B”), the largest brewer in the USA and owners of Budweiser, Corona, Stella Artois, Beck’s and other beer brands, has placed an order for 800 Hydrogen-Fuel-Cell EV trucks (“FCEV”) with US manufacturer, Nikola, to be delivered by 2020.
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Endangered red-tailed black cockatoos seek shelter in Perth
Perthnow
Mon 14 May, 2018
PERTH has become a suburban battleground for the red-tailed black cockatoo, with conservationists fighting to save roosting sites as the endangered birds move from the bush to the city.
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Is that selfie really worth it? Why face time with wild animals is a bad idea
The Conversation
Mon 14 May, 2018
The phenomenon of kangaroo selfies hit the headlines earlier this month, when several tourists were injured while feeding wild kangaroos in Lake Macquarie, north of Sydney. They may have wanted a memorable holiday snap, but ended up with rather more than they bargained for.
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Sugar ants lead to sweet rediscovery
Particle
Mon 14 May, 2018
The rediscovery of the arid bronze azure butterfly has scientists racing to save them from extinction.
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EPA refuses to waive controversial waste levy for Stockon beach clean-up
The Newcastle Herald
Mon 14 May, 2018
THE NSW EPA has refused to waive its controversial waste levy, that will add more than $1 million to the cost of cleaning up rubbish from an old tip site uncovered on Stockton beach, because the weather event that caused the environmental emergency was not severe enough.
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Sustainable fashion: how to make the switch to an environmentally friendly wardrobe
Vogue Australia
Mon 14 May, 2018
Sustainability is a new buzz word in fashion and for good reason. As it turns out, the fashion industry is the second biggest polluter in the world, just behind oil. Fast fashion is costing the planet – a humble T-shirt alone requires three years worth of drinking water to produce the cotton needed for its production alongside heavy pesticides.
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'Like winning lotto': Reef Foundation minnow braces for $444m windfall
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 13 May, 2018
The Turnbull government has made the centrepiece of its half-billion dollar Great Barrier Reef rescue package a non-profit group whose revenue was less than $8 million in 2017 and which had little advance notice of the plan.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Federal government approved flawed NSW environment policy
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 13 May, 2018
A NSW policy to counter the environmental damage caused by mines and other large developments was endorsed by the federal government despite bureaucrats knowing it contained serious shortcomings, freedom of information documents have revealed.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
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Ethical breaches need enablers
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 13 May, 2018
What do newly appointed Australian cricket coach Justin Langer and Fairfax columnist and former cabinet minister Amanda Vanstone have in common? They have both mused publicly recently about the regulation of behaviour, and I think they are both correct.
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Solar and wind could ease Australia's water shortage
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 13 May, 2018
Australia is one the world's top 20 water-stressed nations but a shift to more renewable energy could lessen the nation’s water pressure.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
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Dozens of animals and plants join Australia's threatened species list
The Age
Sun 13 May, 2018
What do tingle pygmy trapdoor spiders from Western Australia, silver-headed antechinus from central Queensland and Duramana fingers orchids from NSW have in common?
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The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Flood recovery could take months
The Mercury
Sun 13 May, 2018
AUTHORITIES say the full extent of damage from the storm and flooding in Southern Tasmania is yet to be revealed, with the recovery effort expected to take several months.
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News.com.au
The Herald Sun
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Fuel reduction a smokescreen for logging burns
The Saturday Paper
Sat 12 May, 2018
The smoke drifting into Melbourne from fires in Victoria’s central highlands, described by a government agency as the result of bushfire management for community safety, is mostly due to logging industry burnoffs. By Katherine Wilson.
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Seabins to catch rubbish in Aussie waters
Yahoo!7 News
Sun 13 May, 2018
Floating bins which suck up rubbish from waterways won't solve the pollution crisis facing the world's oceans - but they're a good start.
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SBS World News Australia
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
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'NSW Koala Strategy' kisses conservation goodbye
Independent Australia
Sat 12 May, 2018
The Berejiklian Government's 'NSW Koala Strategy' cherry-picked facts, advisors and resolutions to the declining koala population, writes Sue Arnold.
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Swaths of native forest near Great Barrier Reef set to be bulldozed
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 12 May, 2018
Federal officials plan to back the destruction of almost 2000 hectares of pristine Queensland forest in a move that threatens the Great Barrier Reef and undermines a $500 million Turnbull government rescue package for the natural wonder.
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The Canberra Times
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NT Labor Party divisions revealed as majority vote to ban fracking
ABC News
Sat 12 May, 2018
Delegates at Territory Labor's annual conference have voted in favour of a ban on fracking, highlighting the deep divisions within the party just a month after the Gunner Government lifted its moratorium.
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SA offers help to recycling industry
Yahoo!7 News
Sat 12 May, 2018
A $12.4 million support package will be put in place for South Australia's recycling industry in response to China's crackdown on taking recyclable material.
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SBS World News Australia
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Dhaka’s climate refugees a warning
The Saturday Paper
Sat 12 May, 2018
Dhaka is on the frontline of climate change disaster, as refugees from Bangladesh’s flooding south are migrating to the capital in abject poverty. Experts fear that failure to persuade regional towns to rapidly expand could lead to anarchy. By Matthew Clayfield.
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Why George Pell dined with under-fire EPA's Scott Pruitt in secret
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 12 May, 2018
New York: Cardinal George Pell has emerged as a mystery guest who dined at a lavish Rome restaurant with embattled US environmental chief Scott Pruitt to secretly plan a public debate challenging climate change.
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A ray of hope in the fight against unsustainable logging
The Age
Sat 12 May, 2018
Last week's injunction granted by the Federal Court stopping VicForests from logging certain areas in the Central Highlands until a court hearing next year is a ray of hope for those seeking an ecologically sustainable approach to native forest logging.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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People, not politics, must be PFAS priority
The Newcastle Herald
Sat 12 May, 2018
The Turnbull government’s federal budget allocation of $73.1million to support those affected by PFAS contamination demands further scrutiny. Of these funds, $55.2million will be spent across five years to give people access to safe drinking water. This is necessary because, around the country, bores are contaminated, tanks have been permeated with PFAS and groundwater is tainted. Chemicals are leaching into the soil, water and bodies of people who live near Defence facilities such as RAAF Base Williamtown, which is the eye of the plume that has destroyed the lives of so many in our community.
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Help! I'm drowning in useless free junk I don't need
The Canberra Times
Sat 12 May, 2018
Recently, my children and I walked past a footpath stall collecting money for a charity. I gave my nine-year-old daughter some coins to pop into the tin and the volunteer encouraged her to take a wrist band. I smiled and tried to explain that we didn’t need a wristband (who does?) and that I would like my children to understand the idea of giving to others, without expecting something material in return. "Oh!" she said in surprise, "that’s a nice thing to teach them!"
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Quoll-ity viewing: Rare native predator found in Victorian forest
The Age
Sat 12 May, 2018
A rare spot-tailed quoll has been found in Victoria’s alpine region, the first sighting of the elusive predator in more than two years.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Scientists seek to modify genes as coral feels the heat
The Australian
Sat 12 May, 2018
Australian scientists are scrambling to determine whether genetic management can help coral reefs cope with the devastating marine heatwaves that bleached and killed so much Great Barrier Reef coral in 2016 and 2017.
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China marks 10th anniversary of devastating earthquake
Yahoo!7 News
Sat 12 May, 2018
China marked the 10th anniversary Saturday of a massive earthquake that killed tens of thousands in southwest Sichuan province and left scars on the nation that have yet to fully heal.
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Early snow 'no predictor' for ski season
9 News
Sat 12 May, 2018
Shock snowfalls across New South Wales do not necessarily guarantee a bustling ski season, weather experts have warned.
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Winter is here: Fierce wind blasts force temperatures down
News.com.au
Sat 12 May, 2018
MAYBE just stay inside until the wind eases. That’s the advice from forecasters as an icy blast fresh from Antarctica keeps the East Coast shivering through the weekend.
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Alan Jones sued for accusing scientist of 'dishonestly editing' report
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 11 May, 2018
Alan Jones has been sued by a NSW government scientist of almost four decades' service after the broadcaster accused him of doctoring a noise report on a wind farm planned for Mudgee.
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Labor mulls greenhouse gas targets for big industrials
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 11 May, 2018
Labor is working on policies for determining the carbon emissions reductions to be demanded of large industrial emitters not covered by the proposed National Energy Guarantee, to take to the next election, the party's environment and energy spokesman Mark Butler said.
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People think my new project is weird but to me it's entirely natural
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 11 May, 2018
So I bought a farm. This won’t surprise anyone who knows me. I’ve wanted to for years. It’s why I sold my house. But it surprises everyone else. “What, do you know anything about farming?” they typically ask. “Do you have any idea how much work it is? Have you had experience? Did you grow up on a farm? Or do you just want to re-wild it?”
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
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What in health’s name is an ERT?
Reneweconomy
Fri 11 May, 2018
Throughout Australia and the world, many states have decided on net-zero emissions by 2050 to combat climate change. This target may seem ambitious, however those who are looking at the global carbon budget have done the math.
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Go-karts go electric
Motoring
Fri 11 May, 2018
Professional motorsport is increasingly adopting EV technology – now it's time for go-karts…
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The secret agents protecting our crops and gardens
The Conversation
Fri 11 May, 2018
Insect pests cause a huge amount of damage to crops globally. In Australia alone, pests are responsible for around A$360 million of crop losses a year. Controlling pest outbreaks is crucial for food security and human health. Since the 1940s, our primary defence against crop pests has been synthetic pesticides. But using pesticides comes at a huge cost.
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