Issue date : Mon 6 August, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 26 Seconds
Number of items : 64
'Don't match': Analysis of Reef Foundation raises fresh funding doubts
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 6 August, 2018
The Great Barrier Reef Foundation, a non-profit body granted almost half a billion dollars by the Turnbull government, appears to have overstated its past ability to raise funds, according to an analysis of its annual reports by Labor.
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Fairtrade renewable energy: shedding light on clean energy’s dirty secret
Ecogeneration
Mon 6 August, 2018
The world is coming together on renewable energy. Trust in technology such as solar and wind power generation is increasingly reflected in the investment it receives from governments around the globe. In the UK, fairness to the consumer and affordability are at centre stage as the country look to eradicate fuel poverty on the road to a zero-carbon future.
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Drought-hit farmers facing new crisis as fodder stocks dry up
The Australian
Mon 6 August, 2018
A new threat to farmers has emerged as the devastating drought in NSW deepens, with Australia edging closer to running out of hay and livestock fodder with every day that rain fails to fall.
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Heat wave eases in Europe's hotspot Portugal, but bushfire rages
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 6 August, 2018
Lisbon: Temperatures in Portugal, at the crest of a European heat wave, began to ease from near record levels on Sunday, but a forest fire raged for a third day in the south, battled by 800 firefighters and 12 aircraft.
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'Bad policy': Tony Burke condemns $444m Great Barrier Reef grant
The Guardian
Sun 5 August, 2018
The shadow environment minister has condemned the “completely unprecedented” grant of $444m to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, claiming the not-for-profit group “doesn’t yet know what it’s going to do with the money”.
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Supermarket plastic bag squabble shows government must act: Harris Farm
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 5 August, 2018
Seven months after Harris Farm Markets stopped giving away plastic bags, the state's landfills and the waterways have already been spared 15 million of the waste items from their 25 outlets alone.
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Negative emissions technology and global warming
The Newcastle Herald
Sun 5 August, 2018
We are warned that Melbourne and Sydney should prepare for 50-degree Celsius days under the Paris Agreement global warming limit of 2 degrees.
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A growing population isn't a problem: poor planning is
The Age
Sun 5 August, 2018
Listening to the growing hysteria surrounding predicted population increase in Australia, you would think our country is heading for disaster. Yes, urbanisation is happening rapidly across the world and in Australia.
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A drought we knew was coming
The Canberra Times
Sun 5 August, 2018
The drought affecting large swathes of south-east Australia is tragic for farming families in those areas and their communities. But its effects will be felt far further; we'll all face some of the consequences. At present, one of the dry spell's outcomes is, perversely enough, cheap meat. Desperate farmers can no longer feed their livestock; they are being forced either to sell them en masse, for far lower prices than they can sustain, or slaughter them. These are grim times.
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Business urges states to back energy plan
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 5 August, 2018
"There are many roads to prosperity," former World Bank president Robert Zoellick said, "but one must be taken. Inaction leads nowhere."
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Malcolm Bligh hits a Reef: Turnbull's coal half billion handout may sink PM
Independent Australia
Sun 5 August, 2018
This week, we learned that $443 million of taxpayer funds were gifted to a charitable Foundation heavily supported by the fossil fuel industry without proper due diligence. As political editor Dr Martin Hirst writes, it might not save the Great Barrier Reef, but it might just sink Malcolm (Captain Bligh) Turnbull.
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Seeing reason on plastic bags, one checkout at a time
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 4 August, 2018
The flip-flop-flip by supermarket chain Coles this week over whether to give away plastic bags is not the most important problem facing the country but it has provoked an unusually sharp debate about how to take collective decisions to solve community problems.
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Could the NEG bring down power prices? It’s hard to be confident that it will
The Conversation
Sat 4 August, 2018
The final design document for the National Energy Guarantee (NEG), released this week, contains a range of claims about the policy’s ability to drive down both greenhouse emissions and electricity prices. But still there is precious little detail on how exactly these assertions are backed up.
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Brewery leads on banishing plastic
The Mercury
Sat 4 August, 2018
CASCADE Brewery has drafted a plan to become more environmentally friendly by ditching the use of plastic packaging on its beer can six packs.The Hobart brewery will be the first under the Carlton and United Breweries’ banner to replace plastic ring packaging
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Could the heat and extreme weather shift climate change denial?
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 4 August, 2018
London: Huge, deadly wildfires in Greece and California, forest fires out of control across Sweden, a record-setting heatwave in northern Europe, heatstroke deaths up fourfold in a baking Tokyo … and British academic Dr Rupert Read got a call.
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Eco-modernists put the population doomsayers in their box
The Australian
Sat 4 August, 2018
Cats arrived in Australia with the First Fleet and within 60 years had spread to the farthest extremities of a receptive continent. Killing billions of animals each year, feral cats have caused the International Union for the Conservation of Nature to raise the alarm on the precarious state of Australia’s reptiles.
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Drought Crisis: What You Need To Know In Under 5 Minutes
10 Eyewitness News
Sat 4 August, 2018
You've probably read countless headlines about Aussie farmers plagued by the drought, and there's a good chance you've seen harrowing images of barren land and dead livestock.
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Hot, dusty and on fire: European heatwave breaks records as Portugal nears 47 degrees
ABC News
Sat 4 August, 2018
Eight places in Portugal have broken local temperature records as a wave of heat from North Africa swept across the Iberian peninsula — and officials predict the scorching temperatures could get even worse over the weekend.
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Melted asphalt, shoes for dogs: Europe wilts in heat
9 News
Portugal headed for record breaking top of 47 degrees
The Sydney Morning Herald
Red alerts for Portugal, Spain amid 'extreme heat'
The Age
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Send minister to save the whales: Labor
Yahoo!7 News
Fri 3 August, 2018
The government needs to be in the room if it wants to stop a Japanese push to lift a decades-long ban on commercial whaling, Labor says.
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Business to Labor states: Emissions lever can't be NEG deal-breaker
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 3 August, 2018
Business leaders have urged Labor states not to make the mechanism for adjusting carbon emissions targets under the national Energy Guarantee a deal-breaker at next Friday's meeting of the Council of Australian Governments.
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The five things we can't answer about the National Energy Guarantee
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 3 August, 2018
The National Energy Guarantee will face one of its last major tests in August, yet despite nearly a year of development, there are still a number of unanswered questions.
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Putting planet before profit
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 3 August, 2018
Mitchell Taylor is the first to admit that the job of making wine is one that is filled with passion and romance, at least when it comes to the end product.
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As a drought takes hold, what is the best plan for Australia's farms?
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 3 August, 2018
“The sky, a great flaming oven. Grass withered; water gone; famine-stricken, blear-eyed bullocks, staggering pathetically ... Skeletons and bones everywhere.”
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Dance video urges Canberrans to think about plastic use
The Canberra Times
Fri 3 August, 2018
While Coles is doing gymnastics over banning plastic bags, Canberrans are wearing them and dancing in supermarket aisles.
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