Issue date : Wed 6 June, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 00 Seconds
Number of items : 59
More needs to be done to stop Japanese 'scientific' whaling
The Canberra Times
Wed 6 June, 2018
Reports that, for the third consecutive year, Japanese whalers operating off the coast of Antarctica appear to have deliberately targeted pregnant females and juveniles highlight the need to do more to stop this barbaric practice.
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The Frontier of Impact Investing
ProBono Australia News
Wed 6 June, 2018
T100: Powered Ascent, released by the Toniic Institute, found that 100 per cent impact portfolios are getting easier to build, the pioneers behind them are accelerating their shift to deeper impact, and investors are meeting their goals for both financial and impact returns.
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New Australian SDGs Website Set to Launch
ProBono Australia News
Wed 6 June, 2018
The Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA) will launch the Australian SDGs website on 15 June, at a Banksia Ignite event at Vivid Sydney.
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Massive wind farm approved in central Queensland
ABC News
Wed 6 June, 2018
A billion-dollar wind farm planned for central Queensland is set to be the biggest in the state and one of the largest in Australia.
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The Wombat Awareness Organisation in the Adelaide Hills helps conserve the species
The Weekly Times
Wed 6 June, 2018
IT ALL started with a wombat called Barney. Since that fateful day more than a decade ago when Brigitte Stevens rescued Barney the orphaned southern hairy-nosed wombat, she has run her charity — the Wombat Awareness Organisation — on a 20ha property in the Adelaide Hills.
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New reef report shows steep decline in coral health
SBS World News Australia
Wed 6 June, 2018
The Great Barrier reef has seen a sharp decline in its coral cover even without the impact of recent bleaching events, an annual reef health report has found.
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The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
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Special water rules for mining should go, Productivity Commission says
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 6 June, 2018
Special water rights for the mining industry such as those granted to the Adani mega-mine should be scrapped as part of urgent reform to the way water is managed in Australia, the Productivity Commission says.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Perth’s woeful recycling record gets worse
Perthnow
Wed 6 June, 2018
Perth’s woeful recycling record has worsened, with two-thirds of household waste generated in the metropolitan area being sent straight to the rubbish tip.
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News.com.au
The West Australian
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PVC Recycling in Hospital Leads by Example
Sourceable
Wed 6 June, 2018
The Vinyl Council of Australia has confirmed that its expanding PVC Recycling in Hospitals program remains unaffected by changes in international waste management policies, including China’s National Sword ban on imported waste materials.
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The Very Good Bra
ProBono Australia News
Wed 6 June, 2018
There are around 2 billion women on the planet, and if recent research is to be believed the average woman owns nine bras, which means there are 18 billion bras headed for landfill.
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John Anderson cautions PM over climate change drought claim
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 5 June, 2018
Former Nationals leader and farmer John Anderson has cautioned Malcolm Turnbull against what he says is politicising the current drought by attributing it to climate change.
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Bob Brown: the next big battle for Tasmania is The Tarkine
The Fifth Estate
Tue 5 June, 2018
It’s World Environment Day on 5 June and 35 years after leading the fight to save the Franklin River in Tasmania and starting the most successful alternative political party in its wake, The Greens, Bob Brown reckons we’ve got another big environmental fight on our hands in Tasmania to save The Tarkine/takayna wilderness.
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'Disturbing': World conservation body blasts NSW wild horse plan
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 5 June, 2018
Pressure is mounting on the Berejiklian government to ditch its controversial plan to protect wild horses in the Kosciuszko National Park, with the International Union for Conservation of Nature warning the move would damage the state's and Australia's global reputation.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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$11m for Stradbroke ecotourism transition
9 News
Tue 5 June, 2018
The Stradbroke Island community will be allocated an extra $11 million in the upcoming Queensland budget to help in the transition from sandmining to ecotourism.
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NT News
SBS World News Australia
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
Yahoo!7 News
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“Unprecedented” numbers of investors call for climate action
The Fifth Estate
Tue 5 June, 2018
A global coalition of 288 institutional investors with US$26 trillion (AU$34.1 trillion) in assets under management, including 23 Australian investors with close to $2 trillion in assets, have issued a call to leaders at the G7 meeting in Canada this week to step up action on climate change.
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How to save the environment – and $10m per year
Transport & Logistic News
Tue 5 June, 2018
Australia Post has launched its very first Environmental Action Plan as part a commitment to reduce carbon emissions by 25 per cent by 2020, and save $10 million every year through environmentally sustainable programs.
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Power companies less trusted by consumers than banks, telcos
Reneweconomy
Tue 5 June, 2018
A deep and widespread lack of consumer faith in Australia’s electricity industry is creating a major barrier to the uptake of smart energy technology, a new study has revealed.
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Impact launches solar farm
ProPrint
Tue 5 June, 2018
Packaging manufacturer Impact International is launching an industrial solar farm at its manufacturing site at Smithfield, the first solar farm designed for industrial use in Sydney.
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Australia's large fish species declined 30% in past decade, study says
The Guardian
Tue 5 June, 2018
The number of large fish species in Australian waters has declined by 30% in the past decade, mostly due to excessive fishing, a new study says.
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6 of the best spots in Sydney for whale watching
Business Insider Australia
Tue 5 June, 2018
Right now is the perfect time to stake out a spot to catch a glimpse of migrating whales as they make their way past Sydney.
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Guppies change eye colour to warn rivals
SBS World News Australia
Wed 6 June, 2018
Tiny guppy fish change their eye colour to warn off rivals, new research shows.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The New Daily
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Orangutan forest logged despite Indon vow
SBS World News Australia
Tue 5 June, 2018
A tropical forest that is home to endangered orangutans in Borneo is being logged despite Indonesia's forestry and environment ministry ordering a halt.
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Farmer worried after NSW toxic spill
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 5 June, 2018
A NSW beef farmer is questioning the morality of selling cattle she's been advised not to eat in case they were exposed to toxic chemicals spilled into a nearby creek.
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News.com.au
NT News
SBS World News Australia
The Australian
The Weekly Times
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Bad air day: Indian city chokes on world's worst pollution
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 5 June, 2018
Soot turned the white handkerchief around Abhash Kumar Sharma's face to black as the police officer tried to direct gridlocked traffic in the Indian city with the world's dirtiest air.
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Plastic wasteland: Asia's ocean pollution crisis
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 5 June, 2018
A Vietnamese mangrove draped with polythene, a whale killed after swallowing waste bags in Thai seas and clouds of underwater trash near Indonesian "paradise" islands -- grim images of the plastic crisis that has gripped Asia.
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How much of a problem are microfibres from our clothes?
Vogue Australia
Tue 5 June, 2018
Today is World Environment Day and the theme this year is #beatplasticpollution. We are finally waking up to fact that our overuse of plastic packaging and single-use plastic items is causing major environmental problems.
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Five things you shouldn't be recycling
SBS World News Australia
Tue 5 June, 2018
One of their past studies found that while 90 per cent of Australians believed recycling was the right thing to do, misconceptions still existed about exactly what items can be recycled.
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Researchers think they have found the solution to clothes pilling
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 5 June, 2018
When it comes to fashion, there are few things worse than putting on your favourite jacket or outfit, only to realise that dreaded little fuzz balls have started forming on the surface of the material, even after a few wears.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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