Issue date : Fri 6 July, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 09 Seconds
Number of items : 49
Victorian Government moves on green procurement
Government News
Fri 6 July, 2018
Recycling industry applauds the Andrews Government’s $37 million package to boost the market for recycled materials in the state, which follows Senate inquiry’s recommendation that governments adopt green procurement.
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Energy policy won't make dent in emissions
9 News
Fri 6 July, 2018
New findings that reveal a landmark federal government policy is unlikely to make a dent in electricity market emissions has prompted outrage from Labor.
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EXCLUSIVE: Bob Carr dismayed by Berejiklian's environmental vandalism
Independent Australia
Fri 6 July, 2018
Former NSW Premier and Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr is a passionate environmental advocate. In an interview with Sue Arnold, he says he can't keep up with the destruction of his home State under the Berejiklian Government.
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Donald Trump says EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned
ABC News
Fri 6 July, 2018
US Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, who pleased US President Donald Trump by rolling back environmental regulations but came under fire for a variety of ethics accusations, has resigned, Mr Trump said in a tweet.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
Trump's embattled EPA chief Scott Pruitt resigns amid scandals
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
News.com.au
Donald Trump’s embattled environment chief resigns
Perthnow
The Daily Telegraph
9 News
Scott Pruitt resigns as Environmental Protection Agency Administrator
SBS World News Australia
Trump's scandal-hit environment chief Scott Pruitt steps down
The Australian
Trump says he didn't fire EPA chief Pruitt
9 News
News.com.au
SBS World News Australia
Yahoo!7 News
Sustainability tackling long-term risks, not a label
Money Management
Fri 6 July, 2018
Sustainability is often seen as a green-washed label slapped on funds to allow for higher fees, but Stewart Investors uses a screen-less strategy that employs environmental, social and governance (ESG) values through looking at the implications of company structures on long-term financial risk factors.
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Stop flogging the dead horse of nuclear power
The Daily Telegraph
Fri 6 July, 2018
IN the eternal search for a headline, there are few things more predictable than political conventions.
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The Mercury
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Science not settled, yet still we indulge windfarms
The Australian
Fri 6 July, 2018
Once upon a time, politics was referred to as the art of the possible. It was less about what was right or best than what could be achieved politically.
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Paris deal not binding but Australia’s word is
The Australian
Fri 6 July, 2018
The Paris Agreement was always a compromise arrangement that forced participants to set a target for future cuts in carbon dioxide emissions but could not penalise countries for missing them.
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'Oh, just burying my waste': confessions of a Perth eco-experimenter
WAToday
Fri 6 July, 2018
Oi, over here. Release the throat of that terrified Woolworths employee and let me have your attention. We do not have a God-given right to single-use free plastic and it’s frankly ridiculous Woolies had to release a few extra just to placate the angry masses who have been living under a rock.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Is diabetes increasing due to polluted air?
Architecture and Design
Fri 6 July, 2018
A new study from the United States has linked the rising incidence of diabetes globally to air pollution.
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Five ways to reuse your beauty packaging
Vogue Australia
Fri 6 July, 2018
As the beauty industry wakes up to the damage excessive packaging is having on the environment, Vogue picks out the brands driving more eco-conscious practices and offers up some tips on how you can make a difference at home.
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Still clutching at straws? They can be bad for your heath, too
GoodFood
Fri 6 July, 2018
Just a few years ago, you automatically received a straw with any takeaway drink and probably didn't think twice about it. No longer. Seattle is the latest city to join at least a dozen others across the United States in banning plastic straws. McDonald's in the United Kingdom and KFC in Singapore have also served their final straws.
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Carbon neutral brewing could change beer’s appeal
The Shout
Fri 6 July, 2018
Everyman’s Right Brewery in Finland has laid out plans to become the first carbon-negative brewer in the world and GlobalData says if successful, this process could widen beer’s consumer base and set a precedent for other brewers.
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'Great day for shorts' in Sydney before winter roars back over weekend
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 6 July, 2018
Where did winter go? That's the question many Sydneysiders are likely to be asking on Friday, with more temperature records set to be challenged in the city and across NSW during the day.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Liberal senator James Paterson ‘wary’ of Nationals’ $5bn energy demand
The Australian
Thu 5 July, 2018
Liberal senator James Paterson says he would be “very wary” of further government intervention in the energy market, amid calls from National Party MPs for the creation of a $5 billion investment in baseload power in exchange for their support for Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg’s national energy guarantee.
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Basin authority's 'science, not science'
9 News
Thu 5 July, 2018
The Murray Darling Basin Authority "supplanted policy or a political position for scientific evidence" in determining the level of environmental flows to ensure the future of river system, an inquiry has been told.
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Pull Out of Paris Agreement, Abbott Urges
Sourceable
Thu 5 July, 2018
Former prime minister Tony Abbott wants the government to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, saying it would be the best way to keep energy prices down and save the Liberals from "a political legacy that could haunt us".
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Impact reaches $55m first close with second solar investment fund
Reneweconomy
Thu 5 July, 2018
Australia’s Impact Investment Group has reached “first close” on its Solar Asset Fund – its second such PV-focused investment vehicle – after notching up $55 million in commitments.
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'Blindsided': Tensions boil over Victorian water heater ban
The Age
Thu 5 July, 2018
Australian manufacturers say they have been “blindsided” by a proposed ban on higher-emitting electric storage water heaters and gas water heaters across Victoria, warning the move could put local factories and jobs under threat.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Screws tighten on thermal coal as Swiss Re pulls plug
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 5 July, 2018
Swiss Re, the world's second largest reinsurer, has pulled the plug on underwriting policies for companies with more than 30 per cent of thermal coal in their mining or power-generation portfolios, further tightening the screws on a fuel which is paradoxically enjoying buoyant demand in Asia.
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The changing shape of wind and solar in Australia’s grid
Reneweconomy
Thu 5 July, 2018
Australia is currently experiencing an unprecedented boom in solar and wind energy investments, both in terms of capacity and dollars. It will likely take the country to a 33 per cent share of renewables as early as 2020.
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Unis to race together in solar challenge
News.com.au
Thu 5 July, 2018
Five of Australia's leading universities will come together to take on the cream of world's solar car teams for next year World Solar Challenge from Darwin to Adelaide.
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NT News
Perthnow
SBS World News Australia
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
The Newcastle Herald
The Weekly Times
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Iconic VW Beetle could be reborn as electric four-door
Reneweconomy
Thu 5 July, 2018
Eighty years on from the first commercial production of the iconic Volkswagen Beetle and it looks like the once popular ‘people’s car’ is going to get an eco-friendly 21st century makeover.
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Landscaping Trends Reshaping Our Urban Environment
Sourceable
Thu 5 July, 2018
Can you imagine fancy living in 38 acres of forest? One option would be to live in the bush – though “fancy” may not be the word for such a lifestyle.
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WorkSafe Victoria opens doors to uber-sustainable Geelong office
The Fifth Estate
Thu 5 July, 2018
WorkSafe Victoria’s new headquarters at 1 Malop Street in Geelong – the first Australian office to gain WELL Building Standard Gold precertification for its fitout – has officially opened, on time and on budget.
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Yellow-tailed black cockatoos calling urban Sydney home
Australian Geographic
Thu 5 July, 2018
Recent reports have found that populations of yellow-tailed black cockatoos have declined across the east coast, but these resilient birds are establishing a new home in urban Sydney.
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100kg green turtle released in Sydney
News.com.au
Thu 5 July, 2018
Jervis the 100kg green turtle has been released into Sydney Harbour after spending six weeks at Taronga Wildlife Hospital.
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NT News
Perthnow
SBS World News Australia
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
The Newcastle Herald
The Weekly Times
The West Australian
Yahoo!7 News
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On why it’s time to pause and re-visit the country, sustainably
The Fifth Estate
Thu 5 July, 2018
When the town of Wangaratta in Victoria experienced an inundation of mature seed heads of a native plant nicknamed “hairy panic” in 2016, the images of homes buried up the eaves in the stuff went viral around the globe.
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French MPs warn of nuclear safety 'failings'
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 5 July, 2018
A French parliamentary inquiry on Thursday flagged up "failings" in the defences of the country's nuclear power plants, days after activists crashed a drone into a facility to underscore safety concerns.
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E-waste growing at three times the rate of general waste
Inside Waste
Thu 5 July, 2018
In Australia, there are more mobile phones than people, and according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, electronic waste is currently growing at three times the rate of general waste in the country, and mobile phones are one of its biggest culprits.
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Taste of summer in July as mercury hits record-breaking 25.2
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 5 July, 2018
It's the middle of winter but Thursday has felt closer to a summer's day in Sydney, as the mercury climbed 9 degrees above the July average of 16.4.
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