Issue date : Wed 11 July, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 49 Seconds
Number of items : 45
The 2°C target may not slow down global warming
Architecture and Design
Wed 11 July, 2018
Climate models may not be presenting a correct picture of the extent of global warming, reveals a new international study by researchers from 17 countries worldwide. As the world works towards the 2°C target, study findings released recently indicate even this may not be enough to check future global warming.
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Illegal ivory openly sold across Europe: study
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 11 July, 2018
Traders are selling illegal ivory openly across the European Union through a loophole allowing trade in "antique" items, the campaign group Avaaz charged Tuesday.
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Forest bathing puts a feel for nature at your fingertips
The Australian
Wed 11 July, 2018
Sunrise in Sydney’s Centennial Park in winter is cold enough to warrant wearing gloves. I’m thankful to have brought a pair, but my blindfolded partner isn’t so lucky. In hugging a tree to identify the specific pine, her bare hands run over what I fear is bird poo.
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UN report cites Murray-Darling water panic
News.com.au
Tue 10 July, 2018
Australia's Murray-Darling basin has been cited in a new United Nations report that warns a global water crisis is looming and describes the important role forests can play to ease the threat.
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SBS World News Australia
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
Yahoo!7 News
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Australian performance standard
Ecogeneration
Tue 10 July, 2018
ARENA is helping to develop an Australian performance standard for residential and small-commercial battery systems connected to solar PV systems.
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The changing shape of sustainability reporting
The Fifth Estate
Tue 10 July, 2018
The glossy sustainability report with its pretty pictures of trees seedlings could become a thing of the past, as leading companies increasingly incorporate environmental, social and governance matters into mainstream annual reporting.
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Start me up
Ecogeneration
Tue 10 July, 2018
A new partnership between cleantech energy accelerator EnergyLab and startup pre-accelerator Catalysr will see 50 early stage migrant and refugee-founded startups receive specialist support.
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The path to advanced manufacturing
Inside Waste
Tue 10 July, 2018
Last week, more than 100 Australian manufacturing businesses and researchers descended on UNSW to discuss ways to boost the country's advanced manufacturing industry. A new fund was also launched at the event to support their efforts.
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No need to get all wrapped up in rage by plastic-bag bans
The West Australian
Tue 10 July, 2018
Put out by the plastic bag ban? Caught short at the supermarket and forced to shell out at least a Freddo frog’s worth of change to get your groceries home?
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China's cooling solar boom flattens clean energy investment
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 10 July, 2018
Signs have emerged of a flattening-out in the global dollars being sunk in renewables due to a cooling of China's solar boom and declining capital costs, while Australian investment also plateaued in the June half.
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Renewables break records in electricity supply ahead of huge growth
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 10 July, 2018
Wind and solar power supplied a record 25.2 per cent of Australia's electricity requirements on June 15 and are driving down carbon emissions from power generation rapidly toward the target needed to meet the country's Paris accord commitments.
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Germany can reach 65% renewables by 2030, report finds
Reneweconomy
Tue 10 July, 2018
Germany has an affordable and feasible track to reach the 65 per cent target for renewable energy production by 2030, according to a new report by German clean energy think tank Agora Energiewende.
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Australia needs its old coal generators, but it doesn't need a new one
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 10 July, 2018
The controversy confected by the internecine hatreds of the federal Coalition over coal's role in our future energy matrix is utterly unnecessary. Indeed, the discussion would be risible but for the potential that it risks progress on the most important initiative in Australian energy policy for a generation (pun fully intended).
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A long fuse: ‘The Population Bomb’ is still ticking 50 years after its publication
The Conversation
Tue 10 July, 2018
“The battle to feed all of humanity is over,” Stanford biologist and ecologist Paul Erhlich declared on the first page of his 1968 best-seller, “The Population Bomb.” Because the “stork had passed the plow,” he predicted, “hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death.”
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Berlin buyers exhaust EV cargo bike funding in just one day
Reneweconomy
Tue 10 July, 2018
Drivers may not be getting on the bandwagon to access Germany’s €600 million EV fund to buy electric cars, but for electric-powered cargo bikes, things look very different.
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NSW architecture awards stars sustainability and innovation
Architecture and Design
Tue 10 July, 2018
Procurement practice was recognised by the judges of this year’s NSW Australian Institute of Architecture Awards as a key element in achieving outstanding projects.
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Renault opens Melbourne mega-warehouse
Transport & Logistic News
Tue 10 July, 2018
One of the first six star Green Star built and accredited buildings in Australia, it has a roof-mounted solar system to provide renewable energy, high bay LED lighting with daylight and motion sensors, early suppression fast response sprinkler systems and a rainwater system for bathroom and garden irrigation.
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Sterile mosquito experiment could save millions of lives
News.com.au
Tue 10 July, 2018
A SUCCESSFUL mosquito experiment in northern Queensland could hold the key to saving millions of people from being infected with diseases including the deadly Zika virus.
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Win for wildlife as krill fishing restricted in Antarctica
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 10 July, 2018
Five major krill fishing firms Tuesday agreed to halt operations across huge swathes of the Antarctic to help protect wildlife in a move hailed as "bold and progressive" by conservationists.
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How we bagged a monster: NT ranger tells of 10-year croc hunt
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 10 July, 2018
John Burke is one of Australia’s modern-day croc hunters. He spends his days chasing real life monsters to protect people who still insist on risking their lives to beat the tropical heat.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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ABC News
Monster 4.7-metre saltwater crocodile thought to be largest ever removed from Katherine
NT News
'Largest' NT croc caught
News.com.au
Perthnow
SBS World News Australia
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
The Weekly Times
The West Australian
Yahoo!7 News
Installation of wooden poles could save Aussie gliders
Australian Geographic
Tue 10 July, 2018
Aussie gliders may not often turn up as roadkill, but their ability to travel from tree to tree is hampered by the construction of large scale roads.
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7 simple ways to fight your own war on waste
Body & Soul
Tue 10 July, 2018
The world’s one billion under-malnourished could be fed on less than a quarter of the food that’s wasted in the rich countries. This is how you can help change this.
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5 Australian Biodegradable Glitter Brands To Complete Your Splendour Looks
ELLE Australia
Tue 10 July, 2018
Festivals around the world are becoming more environmentally conscious, eliminating materials that harm the environment in favour of biodegradable, eco-friendly practices. The latest crackdown? Glitter. In fact, 61 festivals have banned the use of glitter in the UK alone. As Splendour is right around the corner, it's time to consider the environmentally friendly materials you should be using to complete your festival glam.
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