Issue date : Thu 7 June, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 35 Seconds
Number of items : 54
Govt drought support needs change:farmers
9 News
Thu 7 June, 2018
Australia's drought-affected farmers want improvements to a support allowance as they face the risk of climatic conditions that could make future events longer and more severe.
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Bob Brown, Christine Milne join bid to block Warragamba Dam plans
The Australian
Thu 7 June, 2018
A Franklin Dam-style campaign has been launched to press for ­UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee to intervene in plans to raise the Warragamba Dam wall to guard against catastrophic flooding in Sydney’s west.
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HESTA to allocate $40m to fund investments
Money Management
Thu 7 June, 2018
HESTA has reaffirmed its commitment to allocate a further $40 million to fund investments which will be the firm’s second commitment made through its Social Impact Investment Trust (SIIT) which is managed by Social Ventures Australia (SVA).
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'Tipping point': Unilever to run Australian plants on 100% green power
The Age
Thu 7 June, 2018
Consumer goods giant Unilever says it will run its Australian manufacturing plants entirely on clean energy within two years, with the country having passed a "tipping point" where going green is no longer a financial disadvantage.
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WAToday
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Charged banker Stephen Roberts steps down from Barrier Reef charity
The Australian
Thu 7 June, 2018
A high-powered investment banker facing criminal charges for cartel conduct has stepped down as director of a business-backed environmental charity that was controversially awarded $444 million by the Turnbull ­government.
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Go green for healthy, rich cities: study
The Australian
Thu 7 June, 2018
Green infrastructure - from more cycle lanes to cleaner air - not only helps the environment but also boosts jobs, health and productivity, according to research.
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Australian fished populations drop by a third over ten years, study finds
The Conversation
Thu 7 June, 2018
Large fish species are rapidly declining around Australia, according to the first continental diver census of shallow reef fish. Contrary to years of sustainability reports, our study indicates that excessive fishing pressure is contributing to decline of many Australian fish species.
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For the love of trees
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 7 June, 2018
Murdoch University research ecologist Dr Katinka Ruthrof knows all too well the impact weed invasion and climate change have on the treescape. It's her job to explore how we can intervene to manage the impact, which can be dire
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Choking on plastic as environmental crisis grows
NT News
Thu 7 June, 2018
UP TO five trillion grocery bags are used each year and like most plastic garbage barely any is recycled, the UN said this week as it warned the world was choking on trash.
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Farmers in drought can expect more relief
9 News
Wed 6 June, 2018
Farmers in drought-stricken communities can expect further government relief after a prime ministerial whistle-stop tour across outback Queensland and NSW.
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'Insane': Government gets its way on wild horses despite protests from scientists
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 6 June, 2018
The Berejiklian government has secured passage through Parliament of a controversial bill to protect wild horses in the state's largest national park, ignoring broad protests from scientists and even a farmer responsible for relocating many of the feral animals.
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State overturns approvals, quashes rumours of 'Roe 8 by stealth'
WAToday
Wed 6 June, 2018
The state government has acted to quash rumours of a ‘Roe 8 by stealth’ in cancelling Roe 8 project approvals, though it has signalled the ultimate protection of removing the road zoning will take “some time to progress”.
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NSW launches strategy to increase renewable power in the state
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 6 June, 2018
The NSW government has announced a new plan to supercharge renewable energy generation and bring more green power into the grid faster than federal processes allow.
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Queensland ministers will be targeted if state funds roads for Adani, warn activists
The Guardian
Wed 6 June, 2018
If Labor decides to finance infrastructure for the Carmichael mine, it would be a betrayal of trust and break a key election promise, say anti-coal protesters
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Food giant Mars invests in Victorian solar farm
Energy Matters
Wed 6 June, 2018
Mars Australia will buy power from a Victorian solar farm to achieve the equivalent of 100 per cent renewable energy by 2020.
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Volvo partners with WhiteGrey to beat plastic pollution
AdNews
Wed 6 June, 2018
For its 'Living Seawall' campaign, Volvo partnered with WhiteGrey Sydney to join the United Nations’ World Environment Day initiative to beat plastic pollution.
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Sustainable framework for beef industry
The Weekly Times
Wed 6 June, 2018
OUR beef industry is a global leader in food safety measures, quality assurance and traceability from paddock to plate.
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National Carp Control Plan’s new snags
The Weekly Times
Wed 6 June, 2018
USE of a herpes virus to kill off carp from Australia’s rivers may not be begin until September next year — if the National Carp Control Plan gets approval at all.
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Fisher folk rush to catch escaped salmon
The Mercury
Wed 6 June, 2018
A SUDDEN bonanza of salmon more than 10,000km from their natural habitat has shareholders raising questions about just how many fish Huon Aquaculture really lost during Hobart’s wild storm.
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'Massive impact': Coal mining's effect on the Hunter water tallied
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 6 June, 2018
Coal mining in the Hunter Valley has affected groundwater in about a quarter of the region, and the 22 planned new coal mines or expansions of existing ones will expand the impact on water resources further, a federal government study has concluded.
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Giant mine spewing waste into river becomes a battleground
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 6 June, 2018
Every year, Freeport-McMoRan dumps tens of millions of tonnes of mining waste into the Ajkwa River system in Indonesia. The company has been doing it for decades, and is demanding the right to keep at it for decades to come.
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Crap beer is something to be proud of in Sweden
SBS World News Australia
Wed 6 June, 2018
A new beer made from recycled sewage water isn't just there for shock-value. It's created from noble pursuits as well.
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Shipping containers lost in wild weather off NSW coast may never be found, authorities say
ABC News
Wed 6 June, 2018
Just one of the 83 containers lost from the Liberian-flagged cargo ship YM Efficiency has been found, authorities say.
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The true role of packaging in minimising food waste
Food Processing
Wed 6 June, 2018
What I have seen and experienced in my global travels over recent years reinforces the fact that packaging plays a very important role in creating sustainable food chains.
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