Issue date : Thu 2 August, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 30 Seconds
Number of items : 53
States combine to pressure Turnbull on climate target
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 2 August, 2018
The Turnbull government is facing new demands to give ground on the climate change target that underpins its National Energy Guarantee, as Labor states negotiate a joint position to force changes to the scheme at a crucial meeting next week.
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Labor states combine to pressure Turnbull on emissions target
Greenhouse gases surge to new highs worldwide in 2017: US report
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 2 August, 2018
Planet-warming greenhouse gases surged to new highs as abnormally hot temperatures swept the globe and ice melted at record levels in the Arctic last year due to climate change, a major US report said Wednesday.
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WA mining magnate donates $100 million for marine parks
Fishing World
Thu 2 August, 2018
MINING magnate Andrew Forrest this week announced a $100 million philanthropic donation to extend the mission of his Minderoo Foundation to include ocean conservation.
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Coles defends bag charge delay, sets new deadline for switch
The Australian
Thu 2 August, 2018
Coles chief executive John Durkan has written to the supermarket giant’s 115,000 staff to defend its decision to extend the period it will hand out free, reusable plastic bags. His move comes as the retailer faces increasing attacks from environmental groups and activists
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It's about time super funds came clean on climate
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 2 August, 2018
Transparency has never been superannuation industry’s strong suit. Despite super being one of the biggest investments Australians make over their lifetimes, most of us have hardly any idea what our retirement savings are invested in, or the risks they’re exposed to.
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NEG design signals pain ahead for partyroom
The Australian
Thu 2 August, 2018
Malcolm Turnbull and his Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg may be heading for a world of Liberal party­room pain with the release of the final design work for the national energy guarantee.
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95% of lemur population facing extinction: conservationists
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 2 August, 2018
Ninety-five percent of the world's lemur population is "on the brink of extinction," making them the most endangered primates on Earth, a leading conservation group said Wednesday.
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Degrading plastics emit greenhouse gases: study
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 2 August, 2018
A study in the journal PLOS ONE on Wednesday found that degrading plastics emit powerful greenhouse gases like methane and ethylene, and are a previously unaccounted-for source of these heat-trapping pollutants.
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'Something missing': Final national energy paper omits modelling data
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 1 August, 2018
The final report from the Energy Security Board on the Turnbull government's signature energy policy does not contain detailed modelling the states were awaiting, an absence that could further complicate approval on the plan.
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No environment officials at Turnbull meeting about $443m reef grant to tiny charity
The Guardian
Wed 1 August, 2018
No environment department officials were present at a meeting in which the prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, and the environment minister, Josh Frydenberg, discussed a plan that led to a $443.8m grant to a small Great Barrier Reef charity.
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Secretive Great Barrier Reef Foundation reveals four founding leaders
The Age
The Brisbane Times
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The Australian
Labor demands why government gave miner funded group $444m
More than 100 Gold Coast koalas killed as a result of government policy
The Brisbane Times
Wed 1 August, 2018
Almost half the 260 koalas shifted to make way for a Gold Coast shopping centre between 2008 and 2014, along with half those that remained in the fragmented bushland around Coomera Town Centre, are dead.
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'It's so soul-destroying': Business backs David Murray
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 1 August, 2018
A string of corporate heavyweights have strongly backed a stand by new AMP chairman David Murray to ignore the ASX corporate governance principles he warns are creating a distraction and focus his board on bigger strategic issues, so that his chief executive can run the company.
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I was a regular Coles customer too - until today
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 1 August, 2018
Dear Coles, I would like to invite your executive team to join the many thousands of ordinary Australians who spend their free time picking up plastic waste. It’s hardly our first choice for a good time, but someone has to do it.
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Ambitious plan announced to use sewage sludge to fuel jets
Inside Waste
Wed 1 August, 2018
The masses of sludge left over from sewerage and wastewater processing could be refined into renewable diesel and aviation fuel, under an ambitious plan recently announced.
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ESB full modelling shows wind and solar at standstill from 2022 with NEG
Reneweconomy
Wed 1 August, 2018
The modelling to be released to support the National Energy Guarantee will show that the Energy Security Board assumes that the construction of wind and solar projects will come to a complete standstill from 2022 due to the government’s low emissions reduction target.
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Before and after photos of California show extent of fire damage
News.com.au
Wed 1 August, 2018
SIX people have lost their lives in one of California’s most destructive fires ever. These before and after comparisons detail the massive amount of damage.
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Asian nations shut their doors
Inside Waste
Wed 1 August, 2018
As expected, waste imports to a number of Southeast Asian countries have risen significantly following the roll-out of China's National Sword policy on January 1. This will soon come to an end, for two nations at least.
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Why the plastic bag backflip is a bad idea
Pursuit
Wed 1 August, 2018
Supermarket Coles has backflipped on its vow to dump single-use plastic bags saying customers aren’t coping with the change to reusable bags. Six experts explain why it’s a bad idea
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Why Coles’ plastic bag backflip leaves us worse off than before
The Conversation
Wed 1 August, 2018
One month after removing free lightweight plastic bags from checkouts, Australian supermarket giant Coles has decided to offer thicker reusable plastics bags for free, indefinitely. This unprecedented move is in response to strong backlash by customers who are struggling to switch to reusable bags.
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'Reusable' plastic bags dumped in bins across Sydney
The Daily Telegraph
Wed 1 August, 2018
That didn't take long; a month to the day since supermarkets banned free plastic bags and issued sturdier paid-for versions, those very same replacements are doing exactly the same job as the old ones - hitting the bins of Sydney.
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PVC Recycling in Hospitals Program Targets 150-hospitals
Sourceable
Wed 1 August, 2018
Since its launch in 2009, the innovative waste management and recycling program has grown to operate in 138 hospitals throughout Australia and New Zealand. It is managed by the Vinyl Council of Australia and its member partners – Baxter Healthcare, Aces Medical Waste and Welvic Australia.
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Green bin revolution for Melbourne's south-east
The Age
Wed 1 August, 2018
Bin day is to be transformed for hundreds of thousands of Melbourne households, who will be sending both food scraps and green waste to a new $65 million composting plant as early as next year.
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WAToday
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Deadly heatwaves threaten China's northern breadbasket
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 1 August, 2018
The North China Plain, home to nearly 400 million people, could become a life-threatening inferno during future heat waves if climate change continues apace, researchers have warned.
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