Issue date : Fri 8 June, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 40 Seconds
Number of items : 55
Australia accused of dithering on marine plastic pollution
SBS World News Australia
Fri 8 June, 2018
Environmental groups say the Australian government lacks leadership in tackling marine plastic pollution with no new national threat abatement plan three years after the existing one was declared a failure by a federal scientific committee.
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Farmers fear food bowl will dry up under basin plan
The Australian
Fri 8 June, 2018
Victorian farmers have warned the federal government and other states not to sacrifice the key food bowl of the Goulburn-Murray irrigation district around Shepparton in a political deal to keep the $13 billion Murray-­Darling Basin Plan on track.
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New framework guides governments on risks
Government News
Fri 8 June, 2018
Heatwaves pose the greatest threat to Sydney, followed by storms and bushfires, according to an international benchmark of cities’ capacity to handle shocks and stresses.
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Coal executive drafted orders for Trump to withdraw from Paris climate accord
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 8 June, 2018
Bob Murray, chief executive of Ohio-based Murray Energy, sent the Trump administration drafts of executive orders for withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, according to documents obtained by E&E News. All the President had to do was sign them.
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The Age
The Australian Financial Review
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Instos issue climate challenge ahead of G7
Investor Daily
Fri 8 June, 2018
Australia’s largest investors have joined 288 institutions representing US$26 trillion to call on governments around the world to address climate change.
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Ikea vows to use only renewable and recycled materials by 2030
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 8 June, 2018
Ikea, the world's biggest furniture retailer, plans to use only renewable and recycled materials in its products by 2030, in the latest commitment by a global store group to reducing its impact on the environment.
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WAToday
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Domestic tourism to Great Barrier Reef falls in wake of coral bleaching
The Guardian
Fri 8 June, 2018
The lure of the Great Barrier Reef to Australian tourists has “fallen dramatically” since the onset of successive coral bleaching events in 2016, according to a new report that reveals fewer domestic visitors are heading to north Queensland to visit the natural wonder.
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What if conscious consumerism is a big, fat lie
The Courier Mail
Fri 8 June, 2018
TIMES are tough for conscious consumers. Fair trade, environmentally friendly, local, non-GMO, sustainable: the pressures are enormous to try to reduce our impact, minimise harm and tread more lightly on the earth.
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Behind Sanjeev Gupta’s plans for Australia’s solar-powered economy
Reneweconomy
Fri 8 June, 2018
Sanjeev Gupta’s GFG Alliance has provided more fascinating details of how it plans to use solar and storage to establish a new manufacturing based in Australia based around cheap and clean energy, and wants to make sure other industries have access to the same.
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Go Green for Healthy, Rich Cities: study
Sourceable
Fri 8 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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Plastic gets a new life on Melbourne roads
Architecture and Design
Fri 8 June, 2018
The Hume City Council in Melbourne’s north has taken the initiative to repurpose plastic and glass diverted from landfills in road construction.
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Polish police seek Baltic coast seal killer
Yahoo!7 News
Fri 8 June, 2018
Polish police on Thursday said they are investigating the deaths of four seals recently found dead on the Baltic coast around the port city of Gdynia.
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AGFACE carbon projects comes to an end
The Weekly Times
Fri 8 June, 2018
THE project that researched the impact of elevated carbon dioxide levels on crops has come to an end after more than a decade of field trials.
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A bird’s eye view of New Zealand’s changing glaciers
The Conversation
Fri 8 June, 2018
Every March, glacier “watchers” take to the skies to photograph snow and ice clinging to high peaks along the length of New Zealand’s Southern Alps.
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New Screening Process For Contaminated Land
Sourceable
Fri 8 June, 2018
The Andrews Labor Government is trialling a more efficient approach for assessing potentially contaminated land in Victoria.
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The true price of your favourite puffer jacket
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 8 June, 2018
A good winter coat is an investment, and puffer jackets are a timeless classic that speak to the mountaineering, outdoor lifestyle of Patagonia and Kathmandu, whose names alone evoke wintry wildernesses and wild geese in flight.
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The Brisbane Times
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WAToday
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'Wilful disregard': Scientist quits NSW panel over wild horses bill
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 7 June, 2018
Fallout from the Berejiklian government's plan to protect wild horses in NSW's largest national park has begun, with a leading ecologist quitting a key panel citing a "wilful disregard" for science.
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Passing the brumby bill is a backward step for environmental protection in Australia
The Conversation
Thu 7 June, 2018
Late on Wednesday night the so-called “brumby bill” was passed without amendment in the New South Wales Parliament. The controversial Coalition bill, supported by the Christian Democrats and the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party, means that feral horses must be kept in Kosciuszko National Park.
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Bayer-Monsanto merger creates agrichemical juggernaut
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 7 June, 2018
German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer will seal a $63-billion merger with US-based Monsanto Thursday, creating an agrichemical behemoth with lofty ambitions to feed the world but lambasted by environmentalists.
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Australia Post delivers on sustainability
PS News
Thu 7 June, 2018
Australia Post has launched its very first Environmental Action Plan, committing it to reduce carbon emissions by 25 per cent by 2020, and saving $10 million every year through environmentally sustainable programs.
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HESTA commits $40m to impact investments
Financial Standard
Thu 7 June, 2018
HESTA is committing a further $40 million to its Social Impact Investment Trust (SIIT), which is managed by Social Ventures Australia (SVA).
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Complete Colour goes solar
ProPrint
Thu 7 June, 2018
Melbourne printer Complete Colour is investing in solar panels, following its prior contract ending and being faced with 235 per cent increases in electricity costs in its new agreement.
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Severe Calmness Strikes UK
The Daily Telegraph
Thu 7 June, 2018
When the wind don’t blow, the turbines won't go: Calm conditions in the last seven days have caused wind turbines across the UK to come to a standstill.
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What’s behind scare campaign on rooftop solar “blackout” threat
Reneweconomy
Thu 7 June, 2018
The headlines are screaming again from mainstream media about the threats of blackouts, only this time it is not about having not enough coal, or too much wind, but because of the so-called threat of having too many rooftop solar panels on the grid.
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Pumped hydro: How does it work and what's the fuss?
ABC News
Thu 7 June, 2018
The Tasmanian and Federal Governments are pushing ahead with plans to make Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's vision of Tasmania as "the battery of the nation" a reality.
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Battery of the Nation could need four new interconnectors
Reneweconomy
Thu 7 June, 2018
Tasmania’s bid to become the battery of the nation, providing the NEM with as much as 2.5GW of pumped hydro energy storage capacity, could require as many as four new interconnectors to be installed between the island state and mainland Australia, a report has revealed.
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Scientists are using DNA to study ocean life and reveal the hidden diversity of zooplankton
The Conversation
Thu 7 June, 2018
Marine zooplankton are tiny animals, roughly the size of insects you might see on a summer day, that drift with ocean currents. Many of them are lovely, but except for scientists who study them, few people are aware that they are among the most numerous – and important – animals on Earth.
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More than 100 wedge-tailed eagles found dead on Victorian farm
The Guardian
Thu 7 June, 2018
More than 100 wedge-tailed eagles have been found on a farm in eastern Victoria, prompting a criminal investigation.
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Brumbies could wipe out critically endangered fish, scientist warns
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 7 June, 2018
Brumbies in Kosciuszko National Park are trampling the habitat of a critically endangered fish and could soon wipe out the entire species, a University of Canberra researcher has warned.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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WA to deploy tangled whale tracking buoys
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 7 June, 2018
Buoys to help track and rescue whales tangled in fishing gear will be deployed along the West Australian coast.
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WAToday
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Productivity report dips toe into water
PS News
Thu 7 June, 2018
A new report from the Productivity Commission (PC) finds Australia’s water resources are being managed well.
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Plastic Has Reached Remote Parts Of The Antarctic
10 Eyewitness News
Thu 7 June, 2018
Microplastics and traces of hazardous chemicals are showing up in even the most remote and pristine parts of the Antarctic, a new report has found.
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Convenience vegetables
Choice
Thu 7 June, 2018
Being time poor is a common complaint, so any shortcut that helps you get dinner on the table or lunchboxes packed faster can be a big bonus.
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Our days are getting longer thanks to the moon
News.com.au
Thu 7 June, 2018
SCIENTISTS in the US have pioneered a unique way to study the deep past of our solar system and it’s revealed a surprising discovery.
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