Issue date : Fri 7 September, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 24 Seconds
Number of items : 40
'Revved up': Land being cleared at the rate of 14 football fields a day in northern NSW
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 7 September, 2018
The rate of land clearing in northern NSW more than tripled after the Berejiklian government eased native vegetation protection in 2017 to the rate of about 14 football fields of koala habitat per day, a new report has found.
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Wagga Wagga by-election candidate sticks to guns over climate change
The Australian
Fri 7 September, 2018
The conservative independent candidate favoured to win the Wagga Wagga by-election from the Liberal Party tomorrow has written articles about the dangers of climate change and supported organisations such as the Climate Council.
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Polluters to be stripped of profits in environmental crime crackdown
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 7 September, 2018
Polluters will be stripped of any illegal profits they pocket by breaching state laws, as NSW becomes the first state to implement a regime for recovering the proceeds of environmental crime.
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News.com.au
NSW polluters to be stripped of profit
NT News
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
Perth Hills 'tree change' on the chopping block in bid to halt urban sprawl
WAToday
Fri 7 September, 2018
It was once the semi-rural gateway to Western Australia's Wheatbelt. Guildford, Midland and Perth's north-east hinterland was the halfway point between the city and the state's agricultural heartland.
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The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Talking Point: Time running out for Tassie's river giant
The Mercury
Fri 7 September, 2018
IT’S Threatened Species Day again, where scientists, conservationists, advocates and those who care about Australia’s wildlife take stock of what is and isn’t being done to protect species facing what’s widely accepted as an extinction epidemic.
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Why the focus on renewables when we are so rich in uranium?
The Australian
Fri 7 September, 2018
While Australia has been a leader in renewable energy technologies, the country is being left behind in the advanced nuclear revolution gathering pace elsewhere.
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Zorro the sniffer pup is on the hunt for masked owl vomit — it's all in the name of research
ABC News
Fri 7 September, 2018
The canine is being trained to sniff out large, stinky balls of bone and fur that owls regurgitate as part of human quest to learn more about one of Australia's largest and most elusive birds, the Tasmanian masked owl.
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Scientists want to train this puppy to save endangered owls
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
Friday essay: the rise of the ‘bin chicken’, a totem for modern Australia
The Conversation
Fri 7 September, 2018
In just a few decades, the Australian White Ibis (Threskiornis molucca) has made itself at home in many of Australia’s coastal and inland cities. And aside from the feathered birds we see daily (often foraging amongst garbage), representations of ibis have exploded in popular culture. The humble ibis, it seems, has gone viral.
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A history of the biggest discoveries by citizen scientists
Australian Geographic
Fri 7 September, 2018
The definition of ‘citizen scientist’ has changed over time, but it essentially encourages anyone and everyone to make new scientific discoveries.
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Five single-use plastic items you don't need in your life
The Herald Sun
Fri 7 September, 2018
THE fight is on to save Port Phillip Bay from a toxic tide of plastic pollution.And despite hordes of volunteers working tirelessly to rid the streets and beaches of trash, litter continues to pile up.
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7-Eleven Stores to Swap Plastic Bags for Paper
Broadsheet
Fri 7 September, 2018
Major grocery chain 7-Eleven is the latest organisation to make a move away from free single-use plastic bags.
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Australia tried to water down climate change resolution at Pacific Islands Forum: leader
The Guardian
Thu 6 September, 2018
PM of Tuvalu said a country ‘starting with capital A’ wanted qualifications made to a communique on climate change and emissions
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Failure to act on climate will cost trillions, trash global economies
Reneweconomy
Thu 6 September, 2018
As Australia plays nice at the Pacific Islands Forum – the scene of would-be prime minister Peter Dutton’s 2015 accidentally overheard sea-level rise joke – no fewer than three new reports have this week warned of the massive economic cost of failing to act on climate change.
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Land and Environment Court reserves its judgement in the Rocky Hill coal mine case.
The Newcastle Herald
Thu 6 September, 2018
The Land and Environment Court has reserved its judgement in the Rocky Hill coal mine appeal. The two-week landmark hearing, the first its kind since the Paris Agreement, heard expert testimony about climate change, the carbon budget and the impacts of burning fossil fuels.
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The fall and rise of demand response, and the power of “negawatts”
Reneweconomy
Thu 6 September, 2018
Whether you see it as evidence of resurrection, karma or zombies, in the crazy world of Australian climate and energy policy, if you wait long enough then an idea killed off by one government eventually comes back to life and saves the day.
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Key facts about the Paris agreement
SBS World News Australia
Thu 6 September, 2018
A look at the Paris Agreement - a pact to tackle climate change by preventing global temperatures from rising more than two degrees Celsius.
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The Australian
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Jemena takes aim at 'unstable' policy undermining energy investments
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 6 September, 2018
Chinese controlled pipeline owner Jemena has become the latest energy player to launch a broadside at the heightened policy and regulatory risks in Australia that are compromising new projects, declaring that its new $800 million gas pipeline connecting the Northern Territory to the east coast grid could have been a much more efficient investment.
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VR roadshow on Australia's meat production
Food Processing
Thu 6 September, 2018
Transparency in the meat industry is particularly important to consumers, with growing concerns over animal welfare, sustainability and traceability.
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UK's Burberry to stop burning unsold goods
News.com.au
Thu 6 September, 2018
UK luxury brand Burberry says it will no longer sell real fur and it will stop burning unsold goods after an uproar over its environmental credentials.
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The Advertiser
The Australian
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
Coal does not have an economic future in Australia
The Conversation
Thu 6 September, 2018
Renewables are stealing the march over coal in Australia, and the international outlook is for lower coal demand. Today the international Coal Transitions project released its findings, based on global coal scenarios and detailed case studies by teams in China, India, South Africa, Australia, Poland and Germany.
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Euroa's grassroots solar microgrid plan to avoid summer blackouts
ABC News
Thu 6 September, 2018
A small town in north-east Victoria is driving a renewable energy strategy that will generate power off the grid, give the town greater reliability in its power supply, and reduce local demand for electricity in times of flux.
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The inconvenient truths about South Australia’s renewable success
Reneweconomy
Thu 6 September, 2018
Nearly two years on from the state-wide blackout triggered when freak tornadoes tore down major power lines, South Australia remains a punching bag for the federal government, and anti-renewable campaigners everywhere.
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16 renewable hydrogen projects backed by ARENA grants
Reneweconomy
Thu 6 September, 2018
The push to fast-track Australia’s renewable hydrogen industry continues this week, with $22.1 million in ARENA grant funding extended to 16 different and national research and development projects.
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Brisbane eco-tourism proposal amended due to concern for native birdlife
Architecture AU
Thu 6 September, 2018
A proposal for a $15 million eco-tourism and zipline development at Mt Coot-tha on the outskirts of Brisbane has been amended amid concerns about the project’s impact on the local Powerful Owl and other native fauna.
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In the driver’s seat
Ecogeneration
Thu 6 September, 2018
The NSW Department of Planning and Environment has announced they are making it easier to install electric car chargers in car parks, depots and other vehicle related facilities without the need for planning approval.
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New timber facts toolbox designed to promote sustainability
Architecture and Design
Thu 6 September, 2018
Timber Queensland CEO Mick Stephens says the industry body’s new eleven fact sheets have been designed to address environmental, sustainability, construction and maintenance topics, as well as the workplace and health benefits of timber.
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Tiny Alaskan village hit with polar bear tourism boom
The Australian
Thu 6 September, 2018
A tiny Alaska Native village has experienced a boom in tourism in recent years as polar bears spend more time on land than on diminishing Arctic sea ice.
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The invisible colours protecting birds from overheating
Pursuit
Thu 6 September, 2018
Some Australian birds can control their temperature and avoid overheating by reflecting near-infrared wavelengths of sunlight, regardless of their feather colour
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SA threatened species need more funding, say conservationists
The Advertiser
Thu 6 September, 2018
CONSERVATIONISTS are calling for greater efforts to protect all animals after the Federal Government prioritised “charasmatic” creatures in a crowd-funding venture to help projects to stop South Australia animals from becoming extinct.
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Squirrel gliders in Lake Macquarie are thriving, study shows
The Newcastle Herald
Fri 7 September, 2018
Ongoing research into the species began in 2015, partially funded by Lake Macquarie City Council. The study is examining the population, distribution and genetic diversity of the species.
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Climate change will increase deaths by suicide
The Conversation
Thu 6 September, 2018
Extreme heat has gripped the northern hemisphere in recent months, and the year 2018 is on track to be among the hottest ever recorded. Higher global temperatures are expected to have detrimental effects on our natural environments and our physical health, but what will they do to our mental health?
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