Issue date : Mon 9 July, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 26 Seconds
Number of items : 64
Fracking risks ‘can be minimised’: Health Department
Perthnow
Mon 9 July, 2018
THE public health risk of fracking can be “minimised” if the controversial gas extraction process is “well managed and under the right conditions”, the WA Health Department says.
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Emissions target was signed off by Tony Abbott
The Australian
Mon 9 July, 2018
Tony Abbott gave prime ministerial backing in a crucial cabinet meeting in August 2015 to a proposal to ramp up the upper limit of Australia’s emissions reduction targets from 26 per cent to 28 per cent ahead of the Paris climate-change agreement.
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Littleproud promises not to spook the cattle
The Australian
Mon 9 July, 2018
Australia will forge ahead with its climate change reduction targets but farmers have been assured the Turnbull government will maintain a “calm and sensible” ­approach that will enable the rural sector to research its way into complying with global expectations.
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Adidas & Parley Raise Awareness Of Marine Plastic Pollution Threat
B & T
Mon 9 July, 2018
Adidas and Parley for the Oceans recently announced the return of Run For The Oceans, a global running movement that uses the power of sports to raise awareness for the threat of marine plastic pollution.
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Come clean on economic costs of Paris Agreement
The Australian
Mon 9 July, 2018
Being a good international citizen is always in Australia’s best interests and sits at the core of our national character. That said, Australians do not like being taken for mugs. This is the balance that must be navigated as Australia joins the rest of the world in addressing the issues surrounding climate change. Malcolm Turnbull may not think so, but former prime minister Tony Abbott has done everyone a favour by bringing the issue of untenably high electricity prices back to its root — that is, to our efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and keep the promises that have been made to the rest of the world under the Paris Agreement.
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Putting the Northern Territory on Australia’s energy map
Reneweconomy
Mon 9 July, 2018
The Clean Energy Council’s recent Clean Energy Australia Report 2018 claims to provide a comprehensive overview of the Australian clean energy sector and the latest key figures and statistics on the national energy market.
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Is this Brisbane’s most socially responsible home?
News.com.au
Mon 9 July, 2018
RECYCLED concrete and pendant lamps made of old venetian blinds were just the tip of the iceberg as a Brisbane company set about creating the city’s most socially responsible home.
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This huge black bee is a gentle giant
Australian Geographic
Mon 9 July, 2018
With a hefty body, a massive wingspan, and a loud, low-pitched buzz, the tropical carpenter bee can be a pretty intimidating sight.
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Buffalo fly warning to southern producers
The Australian Dairyfarmer
Mon 9 July, 2018
THE tiny parasite that costs the northern cattle business almost $100 million a year in lost production is headed south, aided by climate change.
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We need a bank of DNA from dirt and water to protect Australia’s environment
The Conversation
Mon 9 July, 2018
Measuring biodiversity used to mean laboriously collecting samples and manually identifying the plants, animals and fungi. This might involve careful inspection under a microscope to spot identifying features. This takes a lot of time and generally requires an expert who has specific knowledge of each group of organisms.
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'Free' supermarket opens in Melbourne to cut food waste
ABC News
Mon 9 July, 2018
Food wastage in Australia may be a multi-billion dollar a year problem, but one not-for-profit grocery store in Melbourne's inner north is doing its bit to prevent produce from going to landfill.
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The Linc stink: Queensland's biggest environmental disaster
Independent Australia
Sun 8 July, 2018
In April, following a 10-week trial, Linc Energy Limited was found guilty by a jury of five counts of wilfully and unlawfully causing serious environmental harm at its underground coal gasification plant at Chinchilla in the western Darling Downs.
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Business booming for plastic giants as change beckons
Yahoo!7 News
Sun 8 July, 2018
It's the worst enemy of environmental campaigners, but people around the world use mountains of plastic every day and business is booming for manufacturers.
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Buses to lead charge in green uptake
The West Australian
Sun 8 July, 2018
The UK arm of global business consultancy McKinseys has published a Commercial Electric Vehicle Timetable from its analysts’ vision of the implementation of electric-powered trucks and buses across European and North American markets.
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Saving turtles in Bali, egg by precious egg
The New Daily
Sun 8 July, 2018
The people of Bali have long been of two minds about endangered sea turtles. Some want to save them. Some want to eat them.
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Indigenous leaders shoulder duty of saving parrot in peril
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 8 July, 2018
Being the totem for an indigenous clan and having spectacular plumage and unusual nesting habits turn out to be no guarantees for survival.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Adelaide's river dolphins under threat
SBS World News Australia
Sun 8 July, 2018
Conservationists are calling for increased protections for the city's most unique residents.
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Australia's first composting service for food service packaging launched
Inside Waste
Fri 6 July, 2018
Cafe patrons in Perth will be encouraged to compost their disposable coffee cups as BioPak - a global leader in innovation and production of environmentally-sustainable packaging - joins forces with Perth cafes to launch Australia's first comprehensive national composting service for food service packaging.
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Fish Facts: Plastic problems
Fishing World
Sun 8 July, 2018
OVER the past decade or so there has been increased awareness in the broader community of the fact that everything that is dumped in our waterways and oceans does not simply disappear. In today's world, with human populations continuing to increase exponentially, out of sight can no longer be considered out of mind. Recent media attention relating to the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch over an area of 1.6 million square km in the north Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii, shows the situation with plastic is one case in point.
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Going plastic-free can be a surprising journey
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 8 July, 2018
As the NSW government holds out against banning lightweight plastic bags, a new plastic-free industry driven by innovative businesses and pro-active consumers is rapidly leaving our policy-makers and retailers behind.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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'Huge step': Tourist industry wakes up to reef's climate risks
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 7 July, 2018
Tourist operators on the Great Barrier Reef are shifting their stance on climate change, with the peak industry body opposing Adani's "mega coal mine", and acknowledging fossil fuel use has to be phased out.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Opinion and fact diverge as Abbott weighs in on climate change...again
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 7 July, 2018
In the week that former prime minister Tony Abbott called for Australia to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, it is worth reminding readers that legs of lamb can be bought in Whyalla for under $100.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
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Tony Abbott was right on the money in calling for a Paris exit
The Australian
Sat 7 July, 2018
When Tony Abbott spoke out about the nation’s future in the Paris Agreement this week, a little-known Australian expert was raising the alarm on what might be a far more pressing issue for the future of the global climate pact.
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If the world’s not perfect it comes pretty close
The Australian
Sat 7 July, 2018
Remember when we were all going to die? Not all of us individually — that’s still going to happen — but the whole human race?
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Studying sound: how Brisbane became a world leader in eco-acoustics
The Brisbane Times
Sat 7 July, 2018
Setting up microphones in national parks and then walking away for a year may seem like a strange kind of science, but it's part of a little-known strategy to track the health of the Australian bush.
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Waleed Aly on the point we are missing about bag ban
News.com.au
Sat 7 July, 2018
AS DEBATE continues to rage about Woolworths and Coles’ controversial plastic bag ban there’s been one fact people have missed about the move, according to The Project’s Waleed Aly.
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NT News
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
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Ten ways to scrap plastic without breaking the bank
The Newcastle Herald
Sat 7 July, 2018
It’s Plastic-free July and with the big supermarket chains eliminating single-use plastic bags, this is a good time to brush up on some afforable ways to eliminate plastic from your life.
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Is using reusable bags better for the environment?
SBS World News Australia
Sat 7 July, 2018
Alternatives to the single-use plastic bag could be more harmful to the environment depending on whether they get reused enough, an expert says.
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ACT should find better solutions for burnable trash, expert says
The Canberra Times
Sat 7 July, 2018
The ACT should dump plans to burn rubbish and instead focus on technologies to transform trash into value-added products, a University of New South Wales academic says.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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For Anita Vandyke, reducing waste is not rocket science
The New Daily
Sat 7 July, 2018
A Zero Waste Life author Anita Vandyke had it all, but she wasn’t happy until a momentous decision changed her life, simultaneously aiding the planet.
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Coalition MP backs Abbott on Paris pact
9 News
Fri 6 July, 2018
An influential, conservative backbencher is championing former prime minister Tony Abbott's call for Australia to quit the Paris Agreement on climate change.
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News.com.au
Perthnow
SBS World News Australia
The Australian
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
Yahoo!7 News
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Julie Bishop: a deal is a deal, thick or thin, hot or cold
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 6 July, 2018
390 Million BC; The Placodermi Agreement is ratified: Sarcoptergii Tetrapod: "Here's the deal. You stay in the swamp, I'm going to crawl out on to the land and see if I can survive out there. Might even grow some legs."
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Turnbull's energy policy is the only game in town
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 6 July, 2018
Once again energy policy is caught in the political crossfire. This week we have heard that some Coalition MPs are threatening to cross the floor to oppose the federal government’s National Energy Guarantee. Amid all the headlines, the leaks and disunity, a key fact is being forgotten. Australian farmers are suffering from skyrocketing power prices. Some farm businesses are experiencing a tripling in their energy costs.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Why we should learn to love water together
The Newcastle Herald
Fri 6 July, 2018
After a dry summer, which saw our dams fall to their lowest levels in a decade, autumn failed to deliver the rainfall we had hoped for. The start of winter however brought some welcome relief, with decent rainfall providing a boost to our dams.
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Friday essay: frogwatching - charting climate change’s impact in the here and now
The Conversation
Fri 6 July, 2018
We’ve arranged to meet in a gravel car park at the foot of Mt Majura, a darkening wedge above us in the dusk. My daughter and I wait in the car. It’s winter. A woman passes along the nearby pavement, guiding her way by torchlight. Canberra’s streets are kept dim, I learned recently, for the sake of astronomers at nearby Mt Stromlo observatory. In the decade I’ve lived here, I’ve had an ambivalent relationship with Canberra, but the idea of a city that strikes bargains with stargazing scientists to restrict light pollution leaking skyward is endearing.
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Wildlife CSI
Australian Geographic
Fri 6 July, 2018
Australian science is catching up with illegal traffickers of precious wildlife.
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'Environment is our economy': Tourism wakes up to a reef in peril
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 6 July, 2018
Take a journey out to the Great Barrier Reef these days and it's highly likely your tour will include stunningly iridescent corals and a wondrous assortment of fish, turtles and even the odd shark that you came to see.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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A tale of two beaches and their rubbish problem
The Age
Fri 6 July, 2018
Any way the wind blows, streams of rubbish will be dragged to the shores of Port Phillip Bay.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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The school leading Sydney in getting rid of plastic
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 6 July, 2018
If you visit St Mary's Catholic School in Manly at recess or lunchtime, you'll see children walking around with iPads in their hands and their eyes trained on the ground.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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