Issue date : Thu 12 July, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 24 Seconds
Number of items : 40
What we can learn from China’s fight against environmental ruin
The Conversation
Wed 11 July, 2018
A good news story about China’s environment is something you don’t hear every day. But a major review published today in Nature has found that China has made significant progress in battling the environmental catastrophes of the past century.
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Tasmania’s Granville Harbour wind farm reaches financial close
Reneweconomy
Thu 12 July, 2018
A 112MW Tasmanian wind farm that will deliver a one-third increase to the state’s wind power capacity has reached financial close, after an investment from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation.
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New report: electric + solar homes the best economic decision for buyers
Architecture and Design
Thu 12 July, 2018
New homes that combine electricity with solar power will save their owners up to $18,000 more in energy costs compared to homes that run on gas and electricity, according to a new report by the Alternative Technology Association (ATA).
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Benzene emissions from Mayfield coal tar plant ‘overstated’, says company
The Newcastle Herald
Thu 12 July, 2018
A SCARE over apparently worrying levels of benzene emissions from the Koppers plant at Mayfield has eased after the company convinced the Environment Protection Authority that the figures it had given the National Pollutant Inventory were wrong.
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‘They’ve alienated their customers’: Miranda Devine slams plastic bag ban
2GB
Thu 12 July, 2018
Coles has delivered the latest chapter in the plastic bag ban debacle. The supermarket giant yesterday confirmed it will offer their 15 cent reusable bags free of charge. Though how long this will last is uncertain, the move is aimed at easing the transition for customers as the retailer ditches single-use bags.
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Patti Smith to lead new climate benefit show
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 12 July, 2018
Rock icon Patti Smith will lead a fresh benefit concert to combat climate change on the sideline of talks in San Francisco, organizers said Wednesday.
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Murray commission takes swipe at minister
9 News
Wed 11 July, 2018
South Australia's royal commissioner investigating the Murray-Darling Basin plan has taken a swipe at the federal water resources minister over a letter sent to his state counterpart on issues forming part of the inquiry.
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The Australian
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ALDI joins How2Recycle
Food Processing
Wed 11 July, 2018
ALDI has joined the How2Recycle program and will use the How2Recycle label across all exclusive brand products in the next two years. The How2Recycle Label is a standardised labelling system that clearly communicates recycling instructions to the public by providing consistent and transparent on-package recycling information.
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Qld breakthrough could make EV batteries cheaper, cleaner
Reneweconomy
Wed 11 July, 2018
A new process for extracting and transforming metals needed for electric car batteries could see the carbon footprint – as well as manufacturing costs – of EVs significantly reduced.
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Massive surge in rooftop solar would bring end to Australia’s coal era
Reneweconomy
Wed 11 July, 2018
The biggest threat to Australia’s legacy coal fired generators is not the explosion of wind and solar farms, or even the settings of the country’s emissions policy: Right now, it’s the continued boom in rooftop solar.
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Chlamydia threat facing Victorian koalas
News.com.au
Wed 11 July, 2018
A study of koalas in Victoria's South Gippsland has found evidence that the deadly chlamydia bacterial infection is widespread in the area.
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Warming oceans are changing Australia’s fishing industry
The Conversation
Wed 11 July, 2018
A new United Nations report on fisheries and climate change shows that Australian marine systems are undergoing rapid environmental change, with some of the largest climate-driven changes in the Southern Hemisphere.
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Anti-GM crop tide turning in Australia
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 11 July, 2018
A former radical environmental activist who made a stunning reversal on genetically-modified crops believes Australian farmers need access to the technology to help feed the world.
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Funding boost for sustainable agriculture research
Food & Beverage
Wed 11 July, 2018
The National Landcare Program aims to reinvigorate the agricultural sector as well as look at sustainability in managing one of Australia’s key resources – its land. The total funding package announced in this round is more than $27 million and the University of Sydney’s funding share for its projects will augment its existing work in rural regions and agriculture and its long relationship with regional communities.
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9 simple ways you can make your bathroom more eco-friendly
Domain
Wed 11 July, 2018
Shampoo bottles, disposable razors, plastic toothbrushes – our bathrooms are littered with, well, just that – litter. Luckily, there are innovative products out there to help you reduce your global footprint, one product at a time.
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Typhoon Maria: China’s holiday coast hammered by winds, waves
News.com.au
Wed 11 July, 2018
CHINA’S coastal communities have closed shop as the season’s first typhoon raced ashore this morning, threatening up to $222 billion in infrastructure and impacting on more than 6 million people.
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