Issue date : Mon 10 September, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 16 Seconds
Number of items : 62
Killing energy plan to hike prices: Labor
9 News
Mon 10 September, 2018
Power prices will rise by hundreds of dollars as a direct result of the federal government scrapping its energy plan, the Labor opposition has warned.
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Farmers urge action on climate change
9 News
Mon 10 September, 2018
Farmers and their supporters will hold a rally at Parliament House in Canberra to demand the federal government take urgent action on climate change.
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Business With a Soul Tackling Food Insecurity
ProBono Australia News
Mon 10 September, 2018
Andersen has a lot of insight into how the food industry works. As a trained food scientist, and a range of roles within major food companies, his aim for Food Bank is to reshape it into a functioning business, but one that has a soul.
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Melbourne or Sydney? This is how our two biggest cities compare for liveability
The Conversation
Mon 10 September, 2018
The question of which city is the most liveable is an annual hot topic. Competition is fierce, especially between Melbourne and Sydney. We have previously highlighted the limitations of The Economist Intelligence Unit Global Liveability Index. In this article we analyse the differences between Sydney and Melbourne using clearly defined liveability indicators based on objective spatial data.
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Landlords turning assets green and sustainable
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 10 September, 2018
Owners of large-scale offices, warehouses and shopping centres are doing their bit for the long-time sustainability of the environment by targeting zero emissions and installing solar power.
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Starlings go tweet
Cosmos
Mon 10 September, 2018
Twitter could be useful for monitoring animal behaviour, research finds. Andrew Masterson reports
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China's import ban shakes up plastic waste war
The Age
Mon 10 September, 2018
Dramatic cuts to the volumes of waste China imports from the rest of the world has "radically accelerated" moves in other countries to ban single-use plastic products such as cutlery, cups and containers, according to research from investment bank Citi.
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Australian designer wins international Redress Award for sustainable fashion
Vogue Australia
Mon 10 September, 2018
In Hong Kong last week, 11 finalists competed for the Redress Design Award showing their sustainable collections on the runway. The winner was Tess Whitfort, a 24-year-old from Melbourne who graduated last year with a bachelor degree in fashion design from Box Hill Institute. There were just five people in her class. The course has a strong focus on sustainability, she explains. “We were taught to think differently.”
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Marches seek action on climate change
SBS World News Australia
Sun 9 September, 2018
More than 18,000 people have marched in Paris as part of an international mobilisation to show popular support for urgent measures to combat climate change in advance of a San Francisco summit.
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Power prices beat out emissions: treasurer
9 News
Sun 9 September, 2018
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is disappointed his signature energy policy is dead, but believes Australians want his government to prioritise cutting power prices over reducing carbon emissions.
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'Gone too far': anglers spear government over proposed marine park
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 9 September, 2018
For spearfishing champions Ian Puckeridge and his daughter Lara, the Berejiklian government's proposed Sydney marine park to limit fishing at 25 key sites would put an unnecessary halt to a healthy pastime.
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Showdown looms over Japan's plan for commercial whale hunting
SBS World News Australia
Sun 9 September, 2018
Countries are gathering in Brazil for the International Whaling Commission meeting which will discuss Japan's assault on a three-decade old moratorium on commercial whale hunting.
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Inside Lego's quest to create a plastic-free brick
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 9 September, 2018
At the heart of Billund, Denmark, lies a building that is a veritable temple to the area's most famous creation, the humble Lego brick. It is filled with complex creations, from a 15.2-metre tree to a collection of multicoloured dinosaurs, all of them built with a product that has barely changed in more than 50 years.
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India caught in a tiger trap
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 9 September, 2018
Pandharkawada, India: The first victim was an older woman, discovered facedown in a cotton field with huge claw marks dug into her back. The next was an older male farmer, his left leg torn off.
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New Cleland boss wants South Australians to get back to nature
The Advertiser
Sun 9 September, 2018
THE loss of habitat for native wildlife – and of childhood nature experiences –means the rejuvenation of Cleland Wildlife Park is at a critical point, says new boss Chris Daniels.
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Giant rubbish collection device deployed to clean up huge island of floating plastic garbage in Pacific Ocean
ABC News
Sun 9 September, 2018
Engineers have set to sea to deploy a rubbish-collection device to corral plastic litter floating between California and Hawaii in an attempt to clean up the world's largest rubbish patch in the heart of the Pacific Ocean.
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The Ocean Cleanup project sails out to sweep Pacific plastic
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The Age
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The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
Global protests as key UN climate talks stumble
Yahoo!7 News
Sat 8 September, 2018
Thai fishermen and labourers whose livelihoods are threatened by rising sea levels kicked off an international day of protests in Bangkok Saturday, where key UN talks are attempting to breathe life into the Paris Agreement on climate change.
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Climate rally in PM's Sydney electorate
Yahoo!7 News
Sat 8 September, 2018
Hundreds of people have rallied in the prime minister's Sydney electorate, calling on the federal government to step up and act on climate change.
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NEG is dead, but Paris targets remain: PM
9 News
Sat 8 September, 2018
Wearing a tiger onesie, Katherine Kelly said the government dumping its national energy policy was not the story of the day.
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The West Australian
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Scott Morrison's views on climate change, unions and Labor's fairness test
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 8 September, 2018
Australia would not revise its pledge to cut carbon emissions during the next term of parliament despite global calls for Prime Minister Scott Morrison to do more to tackle climate change.
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South Australia offers up to $6,000 grants for home battery installations
Reneweconomy
Sat 8 September, 2018
The South Australia Liberal government has finally outlined details of its long-awaited Home Battery Scheme, that will offer $100 million in state government subsidies for up to 40,000 households to install battery storage in their homes.
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Climate inaction could affect trade deals
The Saturday Paper
Sat 8 September, 2018
As the change of leadership steers the Australian government even further from action on climate change, the Coalition’s efforts to appease the powerful domestic fossil fuel industry could jeopardise trade deals with the European Union. By Mike Seccombe.
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US accused of blocking UN climate talks amid protests
Yahoo!7 News
Sat 8 September, 2018
The United States, despite withdrawing from a landmark accord aimed at curbing climate change, is stonewalling vital UN talks over how to fund poorer nations as they battle against global warming, multiple sources told AFP Saturday.
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Banking on the reef
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 8 September, 2018
Watching Brazil’s National Museum burn this week was a tragic reminder that, if we don’t take care, we can snap the threads that bind us to our history forever.
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Sonnen to manufacture home batteries at old Holden factory in Adelaide
Reneweconomy
Sat 8 September, 2018
German battery storage giant Sonnen has announced plans to manufacture up to 10,000 battery storage units a year at the old Holden car manufacturing site in Adelaide, confirming that there is a future for manufacturing in a state with high renewables.
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'A moral obligation' – MCG goes carbon neutral for finals season
The Age
Sat 8 September, 2018
Few images are as emblematic of Melbourne as the MCG, floodlit and heaving with tens of thousands of punters. Packed to the rafters. But this spectacle comes at a cost.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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How citizen scientists are connecting a new generation to the wonders of out world
The Herald Sun
Sat 8 September, 2018
ELLIE, 5, wanders along Kew Billabong collecting leaves and bark to make a habitat for the local frogs. Her mother, zoologist Christina Renowden, says the family’s involvement in Melbourne Water’s Frog Census has given her daughter a deep connection to nature.
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Eco-Straws Tried And Tested: What Passed And What Sucked
Ten Daily
Sat 8 September, 2018
They might be small and seemingly insignificant but according to Greenpeace the humble single-use plastic straw is one of the top ten items found littered along earth’s coastlines.
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Business and industry to 'go it alone' on a new energy policy after death of NEG
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 7 September, 2018
State governments, business groups and industry are going it alone and preparing a framework to provide certainty for investment in the energy sector, saying they are dismayed by the implosion of the Coalition's National Energy Guarantee and the policy vacuum that has followed.
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Australia gets out the wrecking ball, again, in international climate talks
Reneweconomy
Fri 7 September, 2018
Well, that didn’t take long. Little more than a week after the elevation of Scott Morrison to the prime minister’s office, Australia has returned to the bad old ways that were a feature of Tony Abbott’s engagement on climate change, and John Howard’s involvement with Kyoto.
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Senator’s mission to keep saving the whales
The Australian
Fri 7 September, 2018
Australia will be represented at a crucial “make-or-break” International Whaling Commission meeting that will determine whether a global ban on commercial whaling is overturned.
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Let's give climate change a sporting chance
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 7 September, 2018
The world of imminent climate change catastrophes was rocked to its core this week following the shock news – reported by The New York Times – that global warming is to blame for tennis champion Roger Federer losing in the US Open to little-known Australian, John Littleknown.
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The Case for Environmentally Conscious Business
ProBono Australia News
Fri 7 September, 2018
Environmental sustainability must be a core part of your business’ purpose, writes Georgia Gibson from social impact agency Ellis Jones.
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Burberry bans fur and promises to stop burning stock
Triple J Hack
Fri 7 September, 2018
Just two months since luxury fashion label Burberry admitted it burned millions of dollars worth of unsold stock, the company has promised to stop destroying excess products.
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The power station offloaded by the NSW Government for $1 million suddenly has a future
The Newcastle Herald
Fri 7 September, 2018
DELTA Electricity would put up its hand for any Federal Government funds on offer as it considers the feasibility of a $750 million extension of Vales Point power station to operate until 2049, managing director Greg Everett said after the proposal was floated on Friday.
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World’s largest offshore wind farm opens in UK
Reneweconomy
Fri 7 September, 2018
The world’s largest operational offshore wind farm – the 659 MW Walney Extension – was officially opened on Thursday by renewable energy giant Ørsted – “operational” being the operative word, however, as the offshore wind industry continues to expand, and ever-larger offshore wind farms appear on the horizon.
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Wasps, aphids and ants: the other honey makers
The Conversation
Fri 7 September, 2018
There are seven species of Apis honey bee in the world, all of them native to Asia, Europe and Africa. Apis mellifera, the western honey bee, is the species recognised globally as “the honey bee”. But it’s not the only insect that makes honey.
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Shark tourism can change your mind about these much-maligned predators
The Conversation
Fri 7 September, 2018
Shark ecotourism can change people’s attitudes about sharks and make them more likely to support conservation projects – even after allowing for the fact that ecotourists are more likely to be environmentally minded in the first place.
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