Issue date : Tue 5 June, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 35 Seconds
Number of items : 54
Research, protection in new Antarctic plan
9 News
Tue 5 June, 2018
Collaboration is at the heart of a new Antarctic Science Foundation being developed to bring together research, conservation and education around the icy continent.
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Opinion | Why the scrapping of the T4 coal loader is good news for the Hunter
The Newcastle Herald
Tue 5 June, 2018
Last week’s announcement that the T4 coal loader would not proceed is a great outcome for the people in Newcastle and the Hunter, led by a six-year community campaign by the Coal Terminal Action Group, a coalition of 20 community and environment groups including the Hunter Community Environment Centre, and many local heroes, who have been fighting for the region’s future beyond coal.
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Smart-meter control energises consumers
The Australian
Tue 5 June, 2018
Rising electricity prices and reliability concerns have pushed the energy debate to the front of our national conscience.
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Gas giants look to renewables to cut energy expenses
The West Australian
Tue 5 June, 2018
Two of the biggest players in WA’s gas-propelled economy, Woodside Petroleum and Alcoa, are starting to look to renewables to slash their gas use as doubts rise about how big a role the fossil fuel will play in the transition to clean energy.
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Sustainable procurement: bottom-up efforts gain momentum
Government News
Tue 5 June, 2018
A year since the publication of a new global sustainable procurement standard, Jonathan Dutton looks at the impact on procurement and contract management in government and the corporate sector.
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Flow Power expands to solar as corporates hunt cheaper energy deals
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 5 June, 2018
Growing business power retailer Flow Power is extending its green power offering to include solar power in a move that managing director Matthew van der Linden said will ensure lower costs and reduced risks for customers.
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What happens to wildlife in a city that never sleeps?
Pursuit
Tue 5 June, 2018
Artificial lights have brightened the night in cities across the world and urban wildlife is being forced to adapt – but what happens when, after 3.5 billion years of evolution, light invades what should be darkness?
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On the Run bans reusable coffee cups in move slammed by environmental advocate
The Advertiser
Tue 5 June, 2018
SA petrol giant On the Run has banned reusable coffee cups from its 100-plus stations and stores in a move described by one environmental advocate as “ridiculous”.
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An Update on the Australian Recycling Crisis
ProBono Australia News
Tue 5 June, 2018
While the urgency to come up with a solution to our current recycling crisis is high, Australia needs to step up instead of side-stepping with band-aid solutions.
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Puzzling packaging: Perth sustainability fails leave shoppers groaning
WAToday
Tue 5 June, 2018
As Perth prepares for a ban on single-use plastic bags, stories of ironic outcomes abound: some councils are giving out “green bags” wrapped in plastic, while supermarkets are handing out thick plastic bags instead of thin ones.
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Aussies challenged to ditch plastics
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 5 June, 2018
Australians have been urged to "put down the plastic", otherwise there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050, environmental campaigners say.
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Antarctic Science Foundation to raise funds for research
ABC Radio National
Tue 5 June, 2018
Antarctica is home to 90 percent of the planet's freshwater locked in the continent's ice sheets and that makes it the perfect environment for scientists studying the impact of climate change.
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Limiting global warming to 2 degrees now 'aspirational': scientists
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 4 June, 2018
The chance of limiting human-induced global warming to less than 2 degrees is rapidly disappearing as carbon emissions again ramp up in China while reductions in the US and elsewhere stall, scientists say.
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Government’s plan to ‘ease the burden’ on farmers
The Australian
Mon 4 June, 2018
Bombarded by questions regarding Barnaby Joyce and Vikki Campion’s interview with Channel 7, Malcolm Turnbull was quick to focus on the purpose of his visit to a drought-affected farm near the western NSW township of Trangie as he continues his three-day listening tour of outback towns.
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Labor proposes first renewable energy zone in north west Tasmania
Reneweconomy
Mon 4 June, 2018
Labor is proposing to establish the country’s first official renewable energy zone in the north-west of Tasmania, where more than $2 billion of investment – mostly in wind – are planned.
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NSW brumby plan makes Kosciuszko conservation 'impossible', RSPCA says
The Guardian
Mon 4 June, 2018
The New South Wales government’s plan to protect wild horses from lethal culling inside Kosciuszko national park will “veto evidence-based management” of their environmental impact, the RSPCA has warned.
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NSW brumbies plan 'recipe for disaster'
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
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The Sydney Morning Herald
Scientific advisers call for rethink on NSW wild horses plan
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
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Government investigates toxic firefighting foam used to feed compost
The Brisbane Times
Mon 4 June, 2018
Queensland Environment Minister Leeanne Enoch has confirmed the Queensland government is investigating allegations a major compost manufacturer at Swanbank used contaminated water from the Amberley RAAF Base containing toxic firefighting chemicals to feed its compost.
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G7 urged to step up climate action
The Australian
Mon 4 June, 2018
Institutional investors with $US26 trillion($A34.22 trillion) in assets under management have called on Group of Seven leaders to phase out the use of coal in power generation to help limit climate change, despite strong opposition from Washington.
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The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Weekly Times
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Time for trash talk to spark some electricity
The Age
Mon 4 June, 2018
Should Australia slash the amount of waste it dumps in landfill, and instead burn as much as possible of it to generate electricity? Or should the emphasis be on slashing the amount of waste we generate by as much as possible, full stop? Well, both are crucial – and they are complementary, not competing.
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Woolworths and Coles vying for leadership in sustainability
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 4 June, 2018
A new front has developed in the battle between Coles and Woolworths as both chains rush to implement ambitious new environmental and sustainability targets amid growing pressure from customers to cut down on waste.
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Indonesian paper giant issued ultimatum
The Australian
Mon 4 June, 2018
The main global group for certifying sustainable wood has sent a "come clean" ultimatum to one of the world's largest paper companies and its billionaire Indonesian family owners following evidence it continues to cut down tropical forests and operate through corporate proxies.
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Record year for solar and renewables, but still not fast enough
Reneweconomy
Mon 4 June, 2018
A record amount of solar capacity and renewable power was installed across the world in 2017 – as the cost of both wind and solar became competitive with fossil fuels – but it still is not enough, a major new report has found.
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Copenhagen school is one of city’s largest building-integrated solar plants
Architecture and Design
Mon 4 June, 2018
There are several noteworthy elements of the new Copenhagen International School (CIS) building. It’s the city’s largest school, located on a prominent site by the water in the new Nordhavn district, and looks more like a stack of mismatched shipping containers than a traditional campus.
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There’s no reason for new homes to include gas, report finds
The Fifth Estate
Mon 4 June, 2018
New homes that go all-electric with solar would save between $9000-$18,000 over 10 years compared with a home that has gas appliances and no solar, according to new research from the Australian Technology Association (ATA).
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Tesla owners roll out Australia-wide charging network – for all EVs
Reneweconomy
Mon 4 June, 2018
UPDATED: A group of dedicated Tesla owners and drivers has built an electric vehicle charging network that spans Australia, providing any and all EV drivers with a usable charging route while they wait for governments and industry to catch up.
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For electric cars that you don't even have to plug in to recharge, thank Tesla
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 4 June, 2018
At its introduction last northern summer in Barcelona, Spain, the 2019 Audi A8 quattro became the poster child of automotive high tech: matrix LEDs that shine from the headliner with the wave of a hand, advanced autonomous driver assistance sensors, active electromechanical suspension. And on the floor under one of the models, a grey metal pad.
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Sustainable upgrade of first US art museum reduces energy use by 50 percent
Architecture and Design
Mon 4 June, 2018
The first purpose-built art museum in the United States has been named a recipient of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) annual Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Award—proving that it is possible to strike the perfect balance between heavy infrastructure improvements and a light historical touch for heritage buildings.
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Shipping containers lost overboard leave debris on NSW beaches
The Guardian
Mon 4 June, 2018
There are fears whales, dolphins and other marine life could be hurt as debris from shipping containers continues to wash up on beaches north of Newcastle, with questions being raised over how a Liberian-registered ship lost more than 80 containers in rough seas.
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Toxic chemical concerns for NSW town
News.com.au
Mon 4 June, 2018
The NSW Environment Minister has assured communities the state government will support them after the contaminant PFAS leaked into waterways.
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The Advertiser
The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
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Plastic straws to be shelved by Woolworths this year as Coles commits to 90pc diversion from landfill by 2022
ABC Rural
Mon 4 June, 2018
Supermarket giants Coles and Woolworths have announced new environmental commitments in response to a shift in consumer attitudes.
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How Woolworths, Coles are ramping up war on plastic
9 News
Australian supermarkets take big steps in war on waste
Yahoo!7 News
How supermarkets are planning to ditch these widely used items
The Sydney Morning Herald
Supermarket giants step up war on plastic, waste
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
News.com.au
Supermarket giants step up war on plastic
NT News
Perthnow
9 News
The Australian
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The West Australian
It's a small step for Mal, but a first step to ridding plastic bags
The Brisbane Times
Mon 4 June, 2018
Leave your shopping bags in your car from July 1, Maroons great Mal Meninga said on Monday, turning his big media profile to a campaign to stop choking plastic bags entering the environment.
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Changing the game on plastic
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 4 June, 2018
Human beings have created more than 8 billion tonnes of plastic since mass production began six decades ago and if we keep going at the current rate there will be 12 billion tonnes of waste in landfills by 2050, according to US research.
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