Issue date : Wed 4 July, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 44 Seconds
Number of items : 44
Climate target was always binding: Bishop
News.com.au
Wed 4 July, 2018
Cabinet minister Julie Bishop has slapped down suggestions by Tony Abbott Australia was never meant to be bound by international climate targets.
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Federal Government unveils smart drum line plan to tackle sharks on WA coast
The West Australian
Wed 4 July, 2018
An electronic barrier of almost 180 non-lethal drum lines would protect WA’s most popular stretches of coast from sharks under a comprehensive strategy put forward by the Federal Government.
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Shark strategy puts heat on WA to act
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WA beaches to get non-lethal shark lines
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NEG may double carbon price to $35/tonne for industrial sectors
Reneweconomy
Wed 4 July, 2018
The disaster that is the Coalition government’s climate and energy policy has been underlined by a new report that suggests the proposed National Energy Guarantee will impose an effective carbon price of $35/tonne on industrial sectors.
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Hunting groups label minister as evil
The Weekly Times
Wed 4 July, 2018
A NORTHERN Territory Government minister has been labelled “evil” following the announcement of magpie geese bag limits for the upcoming NT waterfowl hunting season.
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Green hydrogen innovation hub to be built in WA
Manufacturers’ Monthly
Wed 4 July, 2018
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $1.5 million to fund Australia’s first green hydrogen innovation hub at Jandakot in Western Australia.
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Electricity sector won't bear brunt of Paris emissions reduction, energy analyst warns
The Guardian
Wed 4 July, 2018
A leading energy market analyst has warned that parts of the economy other than electricity will bear the brunt of Australia’s emissions reduction effort under the Paris agreement – a development that will inevitably drive up the costs of abatement for high-emitting energy, materials and industrial companies.
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Impact Investing Makes Space for Creatives and Corporates
ProBono Australia News
Wed 4 July, 2018
Impact Investment Group’s Younghusband Wool Stores redevelopment in Melbourne is collecting a global architecture award nomination on its way to finding a tenancy solution to sustaining a creative community alongside corporates and government.
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Australian grape and wine tech receives $9 million partnership boost
Food & Beverage
Wed 4 July, 2018
Wine Australia and the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC) have signed a $9 million co-investment research, development and extension (RD&E) agreement to develop new technologies and provide practical information to growers and winemakers to increase profitability and competitiveness, as well as improve environmental sustainability.
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Celebrating the ‘Ninja Economy’
ProBono Australia News
Wed 4 July, 2018
The 2018 International Day of Cooperatives will be celebrated on 7 July under the theme of sustainable consumption and production.
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Knowing what we do now, the Paris climate deal is passe
The Australian
Wed 4 July, 2018
My government set the Paris 2030 emissions reduction target on the basis that this was more or less what could be achieved without new government programs and without new costs on the economy. There was no advice then to the effect that it would take a clean energy target or a national energy guarantee to get there.
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Communication, Creativity Key in Touting the Logic of Sustainability
Sourceable
Wed 4 July, 2018
We are in the infancy of a low carbon and sustainable economy. It is emerging in dynamic cities, competitive companies and vibrant economies all over the world. It is improving quality of life for citizens. It is making our communities more livable. It is creating prosperity and new business opportunities – and hope.
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Waterbirds at risk as irrigation saps floods in Murray-Darling wetland
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 4 July, 2018
Large waterbird breeding events are one-third as likely to occur in one of Australia's most important wetlands after floods were sharply curbed by expanded irrigation, researchers have found.
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Residents shocked after river turns blood-red
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 4 July, 2018
A river has been filmed flowing blood-red much to the shock of residents. Footage taken of the Xiangbi River in Yibin city in China’s south-western Sichuan province shows the river turned a bright red.
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Poll backs call to bring back cash for cans to end recycling crisis
The Age
Wed 4 July, 2018
A poll of Victorians has found there is overwhelming support for a return to a container deposit scheme – similar to the state’s long gone cash-for-cans system – to help tackle the state’s recycling crisis.
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Seattle becomes first US city to place a ban on plastic straws
News.com.au
Wed 4 July, 2018
SEATTLE has become the first major US city to ban plastic straws and utensils in its eateries, a victory for environmentalists that will be tough to replicate elsewhere in the United States.
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Farmers' market adopts war on waste policy during plastic-free July
ABC News
Wed 4 July, 2018
Tasmania has built a reputation for producing some top-notch spirits and promoting its clean, green credentials — so it's not surprising the two have managed to cross paths at a farmers' market in the state's north.
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Tea-tree grower creates zero waste farming business
Inside Waste
Wed 4 July, 2018
An Australian tea-tree grower has created a zero waste farming business, which provides consumers with natural oil, as well as the benefit of leftover material being turned into natural cosmetics and mulch.
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Tony Abbott urges withdrawal from Paris agreement, despite signing Australia up as PM
The Guardian
Wed 4 July, 2018
Tony Abbott, the prime minister who signed Australia up to the Paris agreement before losing the Liberal party leadership in 2015, now says Australia needs to pull out of the treaty to end “the emissions obsession that’s at the heart of our power crisis”.
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Coalition fiddles as renewables remake grid
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 3 July, 2018
Solar and wind farms went ahead at a blistering pace in the first half of 2018, reshaping the grid even as the Turnbull government debated its National Energy Guarantee.
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New plan for threats caused by marine debris
Inside Waste
Tue 3 July, 2018
Assistant minister for the environment Melissa Price has authorised a new 'Threat Abatement Plan for the impact of marine debris in the vertebrate wildlife of Australia's costs and oceans' report, which sets out a new plan that aims to curb the threats caused by marine debris.
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Aussie companies added to climate hit list
9 News
Tue 3 July, 2018
Another 10 Australian companies have been added to a global investment hit list pressuring the world's biggest polluters to take action on climate change.
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The Gold Coast Bulletin
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The West Australian
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Turnbull’s fine line on climate: Capitulation or denial?
Reneweconomy
Tue 3 July, 2018
Tony Abbott is at it again. And so too are the rest of the crew – Matt Canavan, Judith Sloan, Nick Cater, and the endless cast of malcontents in the Murdoch media and the Coalition back-bench and ministry.
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Australian fast-chargers smash EV “range anxiety” on Autobahn
Reneweconomy
Tue 3 July, 2018
Electric vehicle drivers on Germany’s Autobahn can now recharge their car batteries almost as fast as filling up a petrol tank, using Australian made technology that is rapidly busting one of the few remaining barriers to EV uptake – range anxiety.
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Construction code needs urgent upgrade
Ecogeneration
Tue 3 July, 2018
Energy standards in Australia’s National Construction Code must be urgently upgraded if new buildings are to be fit for a zero carbon future, according to a new report released.
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What to line your bin with instead of plastic bags
SBS World News Australia
Tue 3 July, 2018
If you have been using plastic bags from your supermarket shop to line your garbage bin or wrap up scraps to put into your bin, you might be wondering what to do now that more retailers are phasing out plastic bags. Here are some eco-friendly alternatives.
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