Issue date : Tue 15 May, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 59 Seconds
Number of items : 47
New phase of globalisation could worsen CO2 pollution: study
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 15 May, 2018
The shift of low-value, energy-hungry manufacturing from China and India to coal-powered economies with even lower wages could be bad news for the fight against climate change, researchers cautioned Monday.
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Who are Australia’s largest carbon emitters?
The Age
Tue 15 May, 2018
The Clean Energy Regulator has named Australia’s ten highest carbon emitters, with coal-fired generators taking out the majority of positions.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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The high price of fashion
The Interpreter
Tue 15 May, 2018
The 1990s saw the birth of an anti-sweatshop movement demanding that multinational corporations improve working and environmental conditions along every step of the global value chain. By the end of the decade, then UN secretary general Kofi Annan used his address to the World Economic Forum in Davos to propose the establishment of a Global Compact on human rights, labour, and the environment.
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Opinion | Embracing energy transition in the Hunter
The Newcastle Herald
Tue 15 May, 2018
The Hunter Valley has become a national focal point in the discussion about Australia’s energy transition. While this focus is justified given the Hunter’s position as the nation’s energy powerhouse, public debate has tended to evoke fear about the impact on jobs and growth without proper consideration of the immense opportunities on offer.
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GSTC chair, Luigi Cabrini “Tourism must be a leader in responding to climate change”
Travel Weekly
Tue 15 May, 2018
Cabrini has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) since 2014, and before that he worked as the Director of the UNWTO (World Tourism Organization) Sustainable Tourism Programme and has also held the positions of UNWTO Director for Europe and Secretary of the General Assembly and Executive Council.
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Renewables: taking care of business | OPINION
The Newcastle Herald
Tue 15 May, 2018
More Australian businesses are making the switch to clean, affordable and reliable renewable energy than ever before. Businesses big and small are embracing renewables in record numbers, with commercial solar installations jumping 60 per cent over 2016 and 2017, according to SunWiz. The reason behind this solar surge? Skyrocketing electricity and energy costs. Many business decisions to invest in renewable energy have been driven by a need to escape the nation’s historically high power prices and to protect against future energy price hikes.
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Sustainable investment shifting to listed market
Investor Daily
Tue 15 May, 2018
Sustainable investment opportunities, long confined to private equity and debt markets, are starting to make their way into listed equity, says Deutsche Asset Management.
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Price rises push companies to renewables
News.com.au
Tue 15 May, 2018
Companies which have faced spiralling energy bills over the last decade are turning to renewables, research shows.
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SBS World News Australia
The Australian
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
Yahoo!7 News
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QLD lights the way for large-scale solar projects
Ecogeneration
Tue 15 May, 2018
Queensland is leading the national charge towards a record year for the large-scale solar industry, Clean Energy Council chief executive Kane Thornton told a sold-out audience at the 2018 Large-scale Solar Industry Forum.
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Fourteen new trapdoor spider species described in WA
Australian Geographic
Tue 15 May, 2018
Only two species in the group were previously described, and including one species described in South Australia, it brings the tally up to 17.
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High school accused of animal cruelty after tiger appears at dance
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 15 May, 2018
A high school has been called “shameful” and accused of animal cruelty after treating students to a jungle-themed dance, complete with a caged tiger, a lemur, an African fennec fox, and two macaws as attractions.
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Forests are growing again where human well-being is increasing, finds new study
The Conversation
Tue 15 May, 2018
Countries with high levels of human well-being are more likely to show increasing forest growth. That’s the finding of a new study by a group of Finnish scientists, published in PLOS ONE. Their work shows that countries exhibiting annual increases in the amount of trees typically score highly on the UN’s Human Development Index (HDI), a scoring system that uses measures of life expectancy, education, and income to assess development status. Meanwhile, countries with a net annual forest loss typically score lower on the HDI.
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Local governments tackle water waste
Government News
Tue 15 May, 2018
Extensive community education programs and the use of smart technologies are among the tools being used by “water wise” councils in Western Australia.
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In Conversation: Jeremy Heimans
ProBono Australia News
Tue 15 May, 2018
Jeremy Heimans is the co-founder and CEO of Purpose, co-founder of GetUp! and co-author of New Power, which reveals how the ability to harness the energy of the connected crowd is reshaping politics, business and society.
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Australia emissions rise for 3rd year in row, despite fall in electricity
Reneweconomy
Mon 14 May, 2018
The federal government’s latest tally of Australia’s carbon emissions reveals yet another increase in the nation’s contribution to climate changing greenhouse gases, even without the contributions of Victoria’s now-closed Hazelwood coal plant.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
'Glaring inconsistency': National emissions jump may be underestimated
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
Plastic promises are promoting branding blues
Mumbrella
Mon 14 May, 2018
As more and more brands make sustainability front and centre of their branding efforts, Debbie O'Connor argues some might not be going far enough.
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BP and NIO Capital to explore advanced mobility
Prime Mover
Mon 14 May, 2018
Multinational oil and gas company, BP, and private equity fund, NIO Capital, has agreed to consider joint investments in electric vehicles, new energy infrastructure, intelligent automotive systems and connected vehicles.
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First turbines from Silverton wind farm switched on
Reneweconomy
Mon 14 May, 2018
Production from the first two turbines of the 200MW Silverton wind farm near Broken Hill has begun, with the project scheduled to be completed by the middle of the year.
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Total Vic ban for deadly platypus nets
The Australian
Mon 14 May, 2018
Victoria is banning a type of fishing net which has proven deadly for the state's dwindling platypus population.
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NT News
Perthnow
The Advertiser
The Courier Mail
The Geelong Advertiser
The Mercury
Yahoo!7 News
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Endangered chuditch takes biggest predator crown
Particle
Mon 14 May, 2018
Conservation efforts have brought Western Australia’s biggest native mammal predator, the chuditch, back from the brink of extinction.
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If we can’t recycle it, why not turn our waste plastic into fuel?
The Conversation
Mon 14 May, 2018
Australia’s recycling crisis needs us to look into waste management options beyond just recycling and landfilling. Some of our waste, like paper or organic matter, can be composted. Some, like glass, metal and rigid plastics, can be recycled. But we have no immediate solution for non-recyclable plastic waste except landfill.
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Rough surf conditions, wild winds hit Sydney
The Daily Telegraph
Mon 14 May, 2018
DANGEROUS surf conditions are being predicted as high winds and wet weather batters NSW coastline this weekend, with Sydneysiders being urged to rug up.
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Perthnow
The Advertiser
The Mercury
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