Issue date : Tue 12 June, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 18 Seconds
Number of items : 39
Australia's emissions reduction target 'unambitious, irresponsible'
The Guardian
Tue 12 June, 2018
New Australia Institute paper finds neither Coalition nor Labor’s pollution reduction targets would see us doing our fair share
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The Australian Financial Review
Australia 'unfairly shirking global responsibilities' on climate change
The Sydney Morning Herald
Power sector emissions dip stalls, while transport revs up
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
New policy hub to tackle 'vested interests' in energy sector
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 12 June, 2018
Australia's energy debate needs greater scrutiny and independent economic analysis, according to the head of a new policy centre to be launched this week in Melbourne.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Calls not to let the new waste levy go to waste
4BC
Tue 12 June, 2018
Seven weeks ago Ben broke the news that large Queensland councils are working on a plan to end dumps and replace them with waste-to-energy plants.
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Drought subsidy set to last extra year
The Australian
Tue 12 June, 2018
Subsidies and government assistance for farm families experiencing drought are set to be reviewed after Malcolm Turnbull’s three-day “drought tour” last week of hard-hit regions in NSW and Queensland.
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Are electric vehicles set to become job killers or job enablers?
Architecture and Design
Tue 12 June, 2018
A new study reveals the big hit employment in Germany’s car sector could take with the increasing transition to the more environment-friendly electric vehicles. So will the same happen here in Australia?
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Four weeks of free plastic left, Perth: your call to action
WAToday
Tue 12 June, 2018
In one month the state government and supermarkets will put a stop to our reckless single-use plastic bag party, cutting us off cold turkey.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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5 simple ways you can help save the planet
Techly
Tue 12 June, 2018
Another year and another Earth Day has gone by. A day where, for 24 hours, people make slightly more of an effort to do their bit for the environment.
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Why eco champion Joost Bakker let go of his off-grid dream
GoodFood
Tue 12 June, 2018
Joost Bakker has had a gutful. Standing in trademark T-shirt and jeans in front of a red For Sale board, the florist and sustainability crusader has pulled the pin on plans to build experimental off-grid residences on the vacant lot behind him, in the township of Kallista, an hour's drive from Melbourne.
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The providence petrel is the sweetest seabird
Australian Geographic
Tue 12 June, 2018
NEW ZEALAND GETS a lot of air time for being home to an array of adorable birds, perhaps none so charismatic as the flightless, clumsy, and just-a-little-too-trusting Kākāpō – the world’s heaviest parrot.
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How do kangaroos breathe while they hop?
Particle
Tue 12 June, 2018
If you hop like a kangaroo, you might be able feel the air being pushed out of your lungs. Here’s why it happens and why it matters.
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Global warming will make veggies harder to find: study
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 12 June, 2018
Global warming is expected to make vegetables significantly scarcer around the world, unless new growing practices and resilient crop varieties are adopted, researchers warned on Monday.
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Sydney University’s Chau Chak Wing museum to wipe out 18 trees
The Australian
Tue 12 June, 2018
The University of Sydney’s plan to destroy a large group of trees near its front gates to make way for a $15 million museum and study centre funded by controversial China-based businessman Chau Chak Wing has sparked new protests across the campus.
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RAAF’s toxic sludge ‘dumped offAmberley base’
The Australian
Tue 12 June, 2018
Truckloads of sludge from an RAAF air base widely contaminated with toxic firefighting foam were allegedly dumped on private properties or mixed into commercial landscape supplies.
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A short guide to green cleaning
Australian Geographic
Tue 12 June, 2018
Try these alternatives to harsh and expensive chemical products around your home.
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Queensland budget dreams of electric super highway
The Brisbane Times
Mon 11 June, 2018
More public chargers will be installed on Queensland's "electric vehicle super highway", in a $2.5 million pledge to be revealed on Tuesday's budget.
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$500,000 wind farm experts provided no advice in two years
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 11 June, 2018
A $500,000 scientific committee created by the Coalition government to monitor the health effects of wind turbines held one face-to-face meeting in two years, failed to provide any official advice and had its work repeatedly rejected by research journals.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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How to make money the sustainable way
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 11 June, 2018
When committing to invest your clients' money in a company for the best part of a decade, you want to be as sure as possible that the businesses you pick are going to thrive over the long haul.
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Citi sees 10pc battery electric vehicle market share by 2030
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 11 June, 2018
A thunderous market debut by the world's self-professed largest maker of electric vehicle batteries on Monday coincides with new analysis backing significant uptake of electric vehicles in just over 10 years' time.
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Shark head impaled on Marine Rescue fence
News.com.au
Mon 11 June, 2018
Marine Rescue NSW volunteers have been confronted by a grisly sight after someone impaled a decapitated shark's head on their fence.
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Perthnow
SBS World News Australia
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
Yahoo!7 News
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New hope for endangered sandhill dunnarts
Perthnow
Mon 11 June, 2018
THERE is good news for the adorable but endangered sandhill dunnart, with a new survey showing the mouse-sized marsupial is more widespread than thought.
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Green producers take vertical farm system to the world
ABC News
Mon 11 June, 2018
Two regional Queenslanders behind a hi-tech invention for growing green produce in industrial settings are taking their vertical farm system to the world.
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Mountaintop dam to lock-in future of skiing at Mt Buller
The Age
Mon 11 June, 2018
Victoria’s busiest snow resort, Mt Buller, says its long-term future has been secured after it received a $7.5 million grant to build a 100-megalitre dam on the mountaintop. The resort plans to use the dam for snowmaking, drinking water and firefighting and says it is critical to its plans to remain in business as climate change makes natural snowfall increasingly unpredictable.
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Increased deaths and illnesses from inhaling airborne dust: An understudied impact of climate change
The Conversation
Mon 11 June, 2018
The Dust Bowl in the 1930s was one of the worst environmental disasters of the 20th century. Intense dust storms relentlessly pounded the southern Great Plains of the United States, wreaking severe ecological damage, forcing 2.5 million people to leave the region and claiming unnumbered lives, mainly from “dust pneumonia.”
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My week without plastic in the kitchen
GoodFood
Mon 11 June, 2018
The two objectives were simple. First, I had to take stock of how much plastic was used to package my family's supermarket groceries. Second, I needed to find ways and means to avoid buying food wrapped in plastic. We gave ourselves a week to work out how much plastic the family was using and to try to find plastic-free alternatives.
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