Issue date : Thu 9 August, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 39 Seconds
Number of items : 43
To help drought-affected farmers, we need to support them in good times as well as bad
The Conversation
Thu 9 August, 2018
With the New South Wales government announcing that drought is now affecting the entire state, the federal government’s crisis assistance payments have been described by some as too little, too late. The National Farmers Federation has renewed its calls for a national drought policy and drought experts have expressed concern about reliance on emergency handouts.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Climate change tussle debate another missed opportunity
The Canberra Times
Thu 9 August, 2018
Those calling for limits on renewable energy sources and the development of new coal-fired power plants were given another healthy dose of reality during the week, with news that under current emmissions levels, many parts of our planet could become uninhabitable.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Turnbull, the #Reefgate rort and Rupert
Independent Australia
Thu 9 August, 2018
The Reefgate rort may be the biggest scandal in Australian political history — but is just the latest in a long line of taxpayer cash splashes from Turnbull to his cronies, including the Murdochs.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
The bigger questions about reef foundation's $444 million windfall
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 9 August, 2018
The Great Barrier Reef Foundation has had some good fortune that few environmental NGOs could count on. The $444 million it was granted by the government earlier this year dwarfs its previous budgets by a large multiple. Having worked in two small environmental charities of a similar operating budget and staffing to the pre-windfall foundation, I can confirm getting so much money without even applying for it is far beyond anyone’s wildest dreams.
Also Appeared In
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
Topic Also Covered By
It’s Time To Wake Up To The Truth About This Sunburnt Country
Ten Daily
Thu 9 August, 2018
If we’re not careful, she won’t be right, mate. My people are farmers. We’ve worked the land in an unbroken line going back before records began. The affinity I have with my land, my farm, is something that cannot be explained, it’s a mixture between an American’s Pride in their flag, Islamic devotion to their prophet and that intense love a grandparent feels for their grandchild.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Crews gain ground on California wildfire
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 9 August, 2018
Crews battling the largest wildfire in California's history took advantage of milder overnight temperatures to gain considerable ground in containing the blaze, a day after officials said it would take until September to snuff it out.
Also Appeared In
News.com.au
SBS World News Australia
The Australian
Can the circular economy solve the world's water crisis?
Inside Waste
Thu 9 August, 2018
Cape Town proved to the world this year that water should not be taken for granted - and as low levels of rainfall are compounded by heatwaves in Europe, experts are calling for change in our consumption patterns and innovative water management strategies to help protect our most previous resource.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Images show China’s staggering waste problem
News.com.au
Thu 9 August, 2018
THE extent of China’s huge waste problem has been highlighted in extraordinary images of a bicycle dumping ground.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Auditor eyes Barrier Reef foundation money
News.com.au
Wed 8 August, 2018
The Australian National Audit Office is laying the groundwork for an inquiry into the Turnbull Government's $444m grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.
Also Appeared In
SBS World News Australia
The Australian
The New Daily
Topic Also Covered By
'This is taxpayer money': Shorten slams reef grant
9 News
Wed 8 August, 2018
Bill Shorten says a controversial multi-million-dollar federal government grant to a private sector charity to protect the Great Barrier Reef underlines the need for a national Integrity Commission.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Ministers urged to act on pledge to boost energy efficiency
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 8 August, 2018
A national deal to boost energy efficiency is at risk of failure just three years after it was unveiled, according to a new analysis that raises questions about the ability of federal and state governments to act on their pledges.
Also Appeared In
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
Topic Also Covered By
Cut electricity emissions by 52-70pc, CSIRO tells government
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 8 August, 2018
CSIRO advised the Turnbull government a year ago that the electricity sector would need to cut its carbon emissions by 52 to 70 per cent by 2030 for the economy as a whole to hit the 26 to 28 per cent emissions reduction target the government pledged to meet under the Paris climate agreement.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Andrew Bolt: Vultures feeding on drought disaster
The Herald Sun
Wed 8 August, 2018
THE drought in New South Wales has been terrible, and here they come — flap, flap, flap — the global warming vultures to feed on the disaster. Sadly, the Chief Vulture is our Prime Minister, writes Andrew Bolt.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
NEG is good first step on road to cheap, reliable renewables
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 8 August, 2018
A key problem with the proposed National Energy Guarantee is that the modelling and assumptions have largely not been available for thorough independent review. This is a problem because it makes the scheme difficult to assess on its merits. Yet it is a reasonable policy framework here and now and offering certainty to the energy sector, so should be supported by the states, and Federal Parliament. And, once this basic framework is in place, it could work even better if important improvements are made.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Amcor Limited and Bemis Company combine in US$6.8 billion all-stock transaction
Food & Beverage
Wed 8 August, 2018
Combining these two companies will create a global leader in consumer packaging, with the footprint, scale and capabilities to drive significant value for shareholders, offer customers and employees the most compelling value proposition in the packaging industry and deliver the most sustainable innovations for the environment.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Tackling the conundrum of low-carbon, low-income housing
The Fifth Estate
Wed 8 August, 2018
Comfortable, affordable and low-carbon housing is possible, but according to experts at Wednesday’s National Forum on Low Carbon Housing for Low Income Households, there are multiple challenges that need tackling to get there.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
CSIRO cracks barrier to export hydrogen fuel to power cars
Reneweconomy
Wed 8 August, 2018
Hydrogen as an energy source for sustainable transport has great potential, but for use in the transport industry there is one big problem: the highly flammable gas in its pure form must be compressed and stored safely in order to be transported for use as a fuel.
Also Appeared In
What elephants’ unique brain structures suggest about their mental abilities
The Conversation
Wed 8 August, 2018
Conservationists have designated August 12 as World Elephant Day to raise awareness about conserving these majestic animals. Elephants have many engaging features, from their incredibly dexterous trunks to their memory abilities and complex social lives.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
How retired engineer plans to remove 40 tonnes of faeces from Everest
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 9 August, 2018
Every year, about 1200 people make a mad dash for the summit of Mount Everest during the climbing season that begins in May - taking on the arduous, often congested route to the world's highest peak that most will not complete and some will not survive.
Also Appeared In
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
Topic Also Covered By
Scottish firm driving the reuse of old golf clubs
Inside Waste
Wed 8 August, 2018
A Scottish-based pilot programme called Garage2green, which is driving to reduce waste by giving unused sets of golf clubs a new lease of life, has recently been granted almost £56,000 ($98,000) from Zero Waste Scotland's Circular Economy Investment Fund (CEIF).
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Researchers call for more recycling of medical waste from hospitals
Inside Waste
Wed 8 August, 2018
Australians could soon be filtering their water or growing their plants using recycled medical waste due to a new project by Charles Sturt University (CSU), James Cook University and University of Queensland researchers.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By