Issue date : Mon 11 June, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 25 Seconds
Number of items : 52
Green groups fear new laws open them to spy charges
The Australian
Mon 11 June, 2018
Leading environment groups fear international lobbying on reef protection and major fossil fuel projects could expose them to espionage charges under the federal government’s proposed new foreign interference laws.
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Iconic designer 'humbled' by Queen's award
News.com.au
Mon 11 June, 2018
Iconic designer Jenny Kee has been recognised for her contributions both to Australia's fashion landscape and for environmental protection.
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The Advertiser
The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Newcastle Herald
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British MPs push for plastic bottles tax and non-recyclables ban
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 11 June, 2018
London: British politicians will be asked to tax plastic bottles and eliminate all non-recyclable plastics by 2025 under a radical bill proposed by cross-party MPs.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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How bad is the drought and why has it been so dry?
ABC News
Mon 11 June, 2018
This autumn has been the fourth-warmest on record in Australia, with below average rainfall for most of the country, according to the Bureau of Meteorology's autumn summary.
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Toxic foam contamination could impact nine more sites across Canberra
The Canberra Times
Mon 11 June, 2018
Toxic fire fighting foams could have left a legacy of contamination at nine fire stations across the ACT as well as defence department and police facilities, government briefings reveal.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Call for cigarette style warnings on coffee cups
News.com.au
Mon 11 June, 2018
WARNINGS on tobacco products have been successful in curbing bad behaviour, now there's a push for a similar strategy due to the thing were all doing wrong with our morning coffee.
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The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
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'Help stop the destruction of civilisation': Pope Francis' appeal to world oil executives
9 News
Sun 10 June, 2018
Pope Francis has warned oil executives that satisfying the globe's energy needs "must not destroy civilisation", calling the transition to cleaner energy sources "a challenge of epochal proportions".
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World must convert to clean fuel: Pope
Yahoo!7 News
The Sydney Morning Herald
Pope to oil execs: Energy needs mustn't destroy civilisation
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
Yahoo!7 News
Pope urges oil majors to combat global warming and aid poor
Price and range holding back electric cars - Frydenberg
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 10 June, 2018
The cost of electric vehicles (EV) and a lack of charging infrastructure are behind Australia's relatively slow take-up of the cars not a lack of taxpayer-funded incentives, the federal government has argued as international research shows subsidies are the best way to fuel the transition away from fossil fuels.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Rose Amal: Using sunshine to create alternative fuels
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 10 June, 2018
In the year known as living dangerously in Indonesia, Rose Amal's father defied night curfews and police barricades to ride his motorbike through the Sumatran city of Medan to find a midwife to deliver his youngest daughter.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
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This humble Australian bee is helping to disrupt the plastics industry
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 10 June, 2018
It doesn't make honey, live in a hive or have yellow stripes, but the unassuming Australian masked bee holds the key to disrupting the trillion-dollar global plastics industry.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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How a 'most beautiful plant' helped turn the conservationist tide
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 10 June, 2018
For Alec Costin, the discovery of a field of anemone buttercups in alpine grasslands near Mount Kosciuszko marked a turning point in that region's conservation.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Farmers relieved by Murray-Darling irrigation delay
The Australian
Sat 9 June, 2018
The Victorian government and its farm lobby have fought off a push by the federal government and South Australia to recover an extra 450 gigalitres of water for ­environmental river flows from farmers and their irrigation entitlements, under the $13 billion Murray-Darling Basin Plan.
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Trump to miss environmental talks at G7
Yahoo!7 News
Sat 9 June, 2018
US President Donald Trump is planning to leave the summit of the Group of Seven wealthy nations before it discusses climate change and the health of oceans, underlining fractures in the G7 exacerbated by US trade tariffs.
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SBS World News Australia
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
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Climate activist Bill McKibben still fighting 'The End of Nature'
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 9 June, 2018
It's fitting I meet US climate change campaigner Bill McKibben for our lunch shortly after filing on Sydney smashing its April temperature records, part of the city's hottest autumn in almost 160 years of records.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
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Life, and death, in plastic
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 9 June, 2018
East Hope Island, about 35km south-east of Cooktown, is one of the prettiest small tropical islands in the world. It is ringed with coral and a white-sand beach with rich bird and fish life. You can walk around it in 15 minutes, which I did on World Environment Day this week.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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First ever 100pc electric car charges up for the 2018 Finke Desert Race
ABC News
Sat 9 June, 2018
The Finke Desert Race is Australia's roughest off road race. This year the competitor list is expansive with 644 motorcycles and 138 cars lining up in Alice Springs to do the 226-kilometre race to the Apatula community, formerly known as Finke, and back again over the Queen's Birthday long weekend.
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Smart drones to take on illegal fishing
The Australian
Sat 9 June, 2018
Drones guided by artificial intelligence to catch boats netting fish where they shouldn't were among the winners of a marine protection award and could soon be deployed to fight illegal fishing, organisers said.
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The Courier Mail
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The Herald Sun
The Weekly Times
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Bird-spotting aviators bring elusive malleefowl into view
The Australian
Sat 9 June, 2018
He is a hopeless parent; she shops around for the best real ­estate on which to raise a family. Malleefowl are nature’s brilliant incubators of eggs, with beaks that sense temperature inside a huge earth mound that mum selects from half a dozen choices.
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Spotlight: the opportunities rising from China's waste blockade
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 9 June, 2018
It was an announcement that took many Australians by complete surprise – and caught federal MPs on the back foot. In January, China declared it would no longer import waste from other countries for recycling.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Some of the Gold Coast’s hottest venues ditch plastic straws
The Gold Coast Bulletin
Sat 9 June, 2018
PLASTIC straws suck! That’s the message from some of the Coast’s trendiest bars as they ditch them for the sake of the environment, with some now only offering metal straws — but for a fee.
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Push for Tarkine heritage listing in Tas
Yahoo!7 News
Fri 8 June, 2018
A trail-running doctor, global clothing company and former Greens leader Bob Brown have combined to push for Tasmania's Tarkine region to be put on the World Heritage list.
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News.com.au
Perthnow
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Herald Sun
The Newcastle Herald
The Weekly Times
The West Australian
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Tarkine battle goes global as clothing giant joins push for protection
The Mercury
Fri 8 June, 2018
TASMANIA’S Tarkine wilderness has gained a powerful ally which is putting pressure on the State Government to nominate the rainforest for World Heritage protection and return it to Aboriginal ownership.
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News.com.au
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NSW grid struggles as coal goes missing after bad trips
Reneweconomy
Fri 8 June, 2018
The bad week for coal power in the eastern states continued on Friday, with the multiple trips of coal generators earlier in the week extending to an absence of more than 4,700MW of coal units in NSW grid, sending wholesale prices soaring.
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10 Why you may only need to charge your EV once a week, or less
Reneweconomy
Fri 8 June, 2018
Consumer perceptions and fears about the driving range of electric cars are often blamed as a major reason for ta lack of take-up, but a new report illustrates how those ideas are ill-founded.
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China's giant salamanders face extinction
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 8 June, 2018
The Chinese giant salamander, the world's largest amphibian and a critically endangered species, has quietly slipped toward extinction in nature. After an exhaustive, years-long search, researchers recently reported they were unable to find any wild-born individuals.
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Is Australia’s current drought caused by climate change? It’s complicated
The Conversation
Fri 8 June, 2018
Much of southern Australia is experiencing severe drought after a very dry and warm autumn across the southern half of the continent. Australia is no stranger to drought, but this recent dry spell, and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s visit to drought-stricken parts of the country, has prompted discussion of the role of climate change in this event.
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Capital Recycling takes waste-to-energy off the table in the ACT
The Canberra Times
Fri 8 June, 2018
Plans for a rubbish-burning power plant in Canberra's east have been formally dumped, as the company behind the proposal hit out at residents who have opposed the project.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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