Issue date : Tue 10 July, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 49 Seconds
Number of items : 45
Illegal land clearing in NSW may be accelerating, complaints data suggests
The Guardian
Tue 10 July, 2018
Complaints about suspected illegal land clearing to a government hotline have increased sharply under the New South Wales government’s new Biodiversity Conservation Act, suggesting the rate of land clearing may be accelerating.
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News.com.au
NSW illegal land clearing claims jump
NT News
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
Yahoo!7 News
How Victoria can achieve its recycling goals now
Inside Waste
Tue 10 July, 2018
The Victorian government's announcement of a new recycling package is a commendable plan, but an immediate solution to the problem of growing stockpiles of waste and recycling materials is available now to help not only reduce growing stockpiles, but to also create local jobs through a new Australian-developed innovation.
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Water regulation worries laid bare in new audit
Government News
Tue 10 July, 2018
Key public authorities are failing to tackle worsening water quality in Sydney’s key reservoir, NSW’s auditor has warned in a report highly critical of the state’s EPA.
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LNP's Longman candidate Trevor Ruthenberg refuses to clarify view on climate change
The Guardian
Tue 10 July, 2018
The Liberal National party candidate for Longman, Trevor Ruthenberg, has refused to clarify whether he believes climate change is happening, after telling a group of environmentalists he had a different “understanding of the science” when confronted about the link between burning coal and global warming.
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Melbourne zoos dump Nestle products over palm oil controversy
ABC News
Tue 10 July, 2018
Zoos Victoria has dumped Nestle products from its kiosks and food carts after the company was suspended from an international organisation that promotes the sustainable use of palm oil.
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Pengana launches impact investment calculator
Investor Daily
Tue 10 July, 2018
Pengana Capital has launched an online calculator that clients can use to gauge the tangible social impact produced by their investment.
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Carbon farming in WA
Particle
Tue 10 July, 2018
Reducing our carbon footprint is a critical step to combat climate change, and WA is doing its part with new approaches to farm CO2.
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What on earth is a compost shower?
SBS World News Australia
Tue 10 July, 2018
It may sound like your worst bathing nightmare, but it’s actually an environmentally friendly (and smell-free) hot-water system.
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Study shows how air conditioning is quite literally, killing us
Architecture and Design
Tue 10 July, 2018
Climate change is making summers hotter around the world and the rising heat wave is making building managers increasingly rely on air conditioning to keep occupants cool.
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Sanofi shuts down factory over toxic waste outcry
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 10 July, 2018
French pharmaceuticals group Sanofi announced late Monday an immediate halt in production at a chemical factory in southwest France, in the wake of media reports that toxic waste emissions exceeded the norms.
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Green-waste mulcher sourced product from Amberley air base
The Australian
Tue 10 July, 2018
A green-waste recycling company that was about to sell compost allegedly containing high levels of chemicals used in toxic fire-fighting foam had previously accepted tonnes of mulch from the Royal Australian Air Force base at Amberley
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Greens ACT MP Shane Rattenbury warns on coal inclusion to NEG
The Australian
Mon 9 July, 2018
ACT Climate Change Minister Shane Rattenbury says calls from federal Coalition MPs to bolster the role of coal in the national energy guarantee goes against “the science” and “common sense” but has stopped short of saying whether provisions for coal would be a deal-breaker.
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Deputy PM Michael McCormack warns MPs against killing off NEG over coal demands
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 9 July, 2018
Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack is tempering colleagues' demands that $5 billion in funding to build new coal-fired power stations and upgrade existing ones be bolted onto the National Energy Guarantee, warning it cannot be allowed to "blow" up a deal with the states.
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Indigenous rangers get $87m funding boost
9 News
Mon 9 July, 2018
Rangers looking after Indigenous protected areas have been handed more than $87 million to better protect biodiversity and cultural heritage.
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News.com.au
NT News
SBS World News Australia
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
Yahoo!7 News
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Jobs fears halt action on water heater emissions
The Age
Mon 9 July, 2018
A proposed ban on high-emitting water heaters in Victoria has been suddenly delayed following pressure from Australian manufacturers who warned they may have to slash factory volumes and jobs in response.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Nissan admits falsifying emissions data on cars made in Japan
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 9 July, 2018
Nissan admitted Monday that data on exhaust emissions and fuel economy had been deliberately "altered", dealing a blow to the Japanese car giant's efforts to recover trust after an inspection scandal last year.
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Pengana adds social measures to impact reporting
Financial Standard
Mon 9 July, 2018
The $3 billion fund manager has incorporated social measures into its WHEB Asset Management Impact Report for the first time.
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Starbucks is ditching plastic straws
News.com.au
Mon 9 July, 2018
Australian Starbucks stores are set to lose plastic straws by the end of 2020.
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The Advertiser
The Australian
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
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9 News
Starbucks ditching plastic straws by 2020
SBS World News Australia
Starbucks to ban plastic straws from all 28,000 stores
The Sydney Morning Herald
Starbucks will stop handing out plastic straws by 2020
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
The New Daily
Starbucks to ban plastic straws by 2020
Emirates Flight Catering takes up vertical farming
Food Processing
Mon 9 July, 2018
By December 2019, the first products from its newly announced vertical farm are expected to be delivered to Emirates Flight Catering’s customers, including 105 airlines and 25 airport lounges.
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The Abbott doctrine of dumping deals
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 9 July, 2018
Having abandoned the principles of small government, the right of Australian politics are now urging Australia to embrace Donald Trump's attack on international agreements. Is there any institution these so-called "conservatives" aren't willing to wreck in pursuit of short-term political gain?
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Global umpire hands Australia a red card for energy efficiency
Reneweconomy
Mon 9 July, 2018
Australia got two pieces of bad news last month. It was the Socceroo’s flame out in the World Cup that crushed the nation, but it is news of Australia’s ranking near the bottom of a global league table on energy efficiency that should be keeping us awake at night.
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ARENA, Victoria lead new work on household battery storage standards
Reneweconomy
Mon 9 July, 2018
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency and the Victoria government are leading a new program to establish standards for household and commercial battery storage to make it easier for residential and business customers to compare different storage options.
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Environment: Sea urchins altering the balance
Fishing World
Mon 9 July, 2018
SEA urchin booms and the damage they cause are in the news again. It’s not entirely new, as at least a decade ago abalone fishers were getting very worried about sea urchins taking over and virtually destroying reefs that previously supported healthy populations of abs. At the time, NSW Fisheries encouraged the harvesting of the spikey pests and publicised positive stories from high profile chefs about what a fantastic product sea urchin roe is. Roe did and still features on many upmarket restaurant menus.
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Why have record Japan rains been so deadly?
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 9 July, 2018
Japan is famously prone to natural disasters including earthquakes and tsunamis, and is generally considered well-prepared to cope. So why has record rainfall caused at least 100 deaths?
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Japan floods claim dozens of lives
News.com.au
Mon 9 July, 2018
RISKY search and clean-up efforts are underway in Japan in a race against time, where days of heavy rain have claimed at least 75 lives.
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Perthnow
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
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The new frontier in environmentally-friendly makeup
The Age
Mon 9 July, 2018
Between supermarket bans, the recycling crisis, and that whale who died after consuming 80 bags of the stuff (yikes), plastic sure is giving sugar a run for its money in the race to become 2018's least popular organic compound.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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