Issue date : Wed 12 September, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 35 Seconds
Number of items : 54
Pacific links mean we’ll always have Paris
The Australian
Wed 12 September, 2018
Scott Morrison says Australia will stay in the Paris Agreement because pulling out would alienate Pacific countries and technological improvements will mean Australia delivers its promised carbon emissions cuts “in a canter”.
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Australian “low-carbon heroes” recognised amid federal climate policy vacuum
Reneweconomy
Wed 12 September, 2018
RenewEconomy editor and founder Giles Parkinson has been named alongside GFG Alliance’s Sanjeev Gupta, climate policy pioneer Simon Corbell and community energy champion Nicky Ison as one of Australia’s low-carbon heroes, in a new report from 350.org.
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Pro-hunting nations block whale sanctuary bid
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 12 September, 2018
Pro-whaling nations on Tuesday blocked a near two-decade effort to create a South Atlantic haven for the endangered marine mammals, deepening divisions at an already fractious International Whaling Commission meeting in Brazil.
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SBS World News Australia
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Macquarie Capital to finance Korea solar-plus-storage project
Reneweconomy
Wed 12 September, 2018
Macquarie Capital Korea, a subsidiary of Australia’s banking giant Macquarie Group, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the financing of a solar-plus-storage project, as well as what it describes as the largest energy storage project in the country.
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PepsiCO, partners with companies, including Nestlé Waters, to develop bio-based bottles
Food Processing
Wed 12 September, 2018
The NaturALL Bottle Alliance is a research consortium formed in 2017 by Danone, Nestlé Waters and bio-based materials development company Origin Materials to accelerate the development of innovative packaging solutions made with 100 per cent sustainable and renewable resources.
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Australian courier to introduce 100% compostable satchels
Logistics & Materials Handling
Wed 12 September, 2018
Sendle, an Australian courier service, has started a trial using compostable, biodegradable postage satchels to offer its customers to traditional plastic satchels.
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Off-grid and solar-based EV charging trial wins Victorian government grant
Reneweconomy
Wed 12 September, 2018
More proof electric vehicles are building momentum in Australia has arrived in the shape of a $210,000 Victorian Government grant to an 18-month research project on electric vehicle (EV) charging led by Delta Energy Systems Australia, in partnership with Nissan Australia and the CSIRO.
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Spying on pretty flamingos
Cosmos
Wed 12 September, 2018
Researchers discover what captive birds do when the zoo is closed for the day and the moon is out. Andrew Masterson reports.
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Whale emergency as authorities search near Apollo Bay
The Geelong Advertiser
Wed 12 September, 2018
A SOUTHERN right whale has been spotted entangled in rope off Marengo, near Apollo Bay, with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning declaring the situation an emergency.
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Minke whales are victims of murder on the high seas
The Australian
Wed 12 September, 2018
At the right time every season, Australians gather at whale-watching points along the east and west coasts, or take to the water in boats and canoes in the hopes of seeing the giants of the deep, mostly humpback whales, making their way up and down the coast, travelling to and from their breeding grounds.
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Stop What You're Doing. There's A Baby Camel Boom in QLD
Ten Daily
Wed 12 September, 2018
There. Are. Baby. Camels. In. Pajamas. Plus camel milk vodka? Camel milk gelato? Camel milk feta cheese? What's going on in Queensland? One thing's for sure -- these Aussie dairy farmers are busting their humps.
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Google searches reveal where people are most concerned about climate change
The Conversation
Wed 12 September, 2018
According to Google Trends, in 2017 Australians were keen to know about tennis, Sophie Monk, fidget spinners and Bitcoin. But besides these arguably trivial queries, our Google searches also revealed our concerns about extreme weather events such as Cyclone Debbie, Hurricane Irma, and the Bali volcano.
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It’s not just exhaust – highway dust is also unhealthy
Architecture and Design
Wed 12 September, 2018
New research at the University of Pennsylvania reveals that exhaust is not the only source of air pollution on roadways and highways; the analysis of dust along these roads has identified potential health concerns.
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Most EU countries miss air quality targets: report
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 12 September, 2018
Most EU countries fail to meet the bloc's air quality standards and more than 1,000 Europeans die prematurely each day, ten times more than in road accidents, a watchdog said Tuesday.
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Scott Morrison links Paris climate commitment to regional security
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 11 September, 2018
Scott Morrison has pushed back at growing demands by conservatives, inside and outside his party, to abandon the Paris climate change targets by arguing such a move could lessen Australia's influence in the Asia-Pacific.
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Taxpayers spend $10 million on expert board but still no energy plan
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 11 September, 2018
Taxpayers have forked out $10 million to bankroll the expert board responsible for the Coalition’s aborted energy plan, and states that contributed thousands of dollars to developing the policy are now being stonewalled by the Morrison government.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Solar, wind farms planned as Andrews powers on with renewable energy
The Age
Tue 11 September, 2018
Victoria is forging ahead with six new renewable energy plants capable of powering 645,000 homes while the federal government has scrapped its policy to reduce power prices and greenhouse emissions.
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Is the first wave of climate migrants landing in Hobart?
The Fifth Estate
Tue 11 September, 2018
Anecdotal evidence is stacking up to suggest that people are migrating to places they think will offer some refuge from climate change, such as Hobart. And it may no longer be only disgruntled climate change scientists, frustrated that their doomsday forecasts are being ignored.
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It's not too late to act on climate change
The Age
Tue 11 September, 2018
People engaged in the climate debate are often bewildered by society’s lack of response. How can we ignore such overwhelming evidence of an existential threat to social and economic stability?
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The race is on: GPT flags net zero by 2020
The Fifth Estate
Tue 11 September, 2018
The Investor Panel at Tomorrowland 2018 last week made the call: the property sector is friendly but super competitive – and that’s handy when it comes to sustainability and net zero.
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Households win right to fight for sunlight on their solar panels
The Age
Tue 11 September, 2018
Homeowners with rooftop solar systems will be protected from neighbouring property developments overshadowing their roofs under changes to planning rules the Andrews government has introduced.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Google picks Melbourne for new climate data trial
The Fifth Estate
Tue 11 September, 2018
Google looks like it’s throwing its weight behind climate change and environmental issues. On Tuesday it announced Melbourne as a one of three cities where it would trial a new climate change monitoring tool.
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Fremantle brings key players together to showcase a green built future
The Fifth Estate
Tue 11 September, 2018
City of Fremantle is achieving what is believed to be a first for Sustainable House Day (SHD), with all three tiers of government and the private sector coming together to showcase pathways towards a greener built environment next weekend.
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Iconic Australian animals that once had a bounty on them
Australian Geographic
Tue 11 September, 2018
Early European settlement, with its determination to cultivate the land, led to immense battles between farmers and Australia’s native wildlife.
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Border collie pup being taught to find elusive masked owl
The Mercury
Tue 11 September, 2018
WE have sheep dogs to guide dogs, but wait there is more, a specially trained puppy is now being trained to save one of Australia’s most elusive bird species — the Tasmanian masked owl.Masked owls are endangered in Tasmania.
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Hurricane Florence: US southeast braces for direct hit from 'monster' storm
SBS World News Australia
Tue 11 September, 2018
The powerful Hurricane Florence threatened to bring “days and days” of rain and potentially deadly flooding to the US southeast coast, North Carolina’s governor warned on Tuesday, as some 1 million people were ordered to evacuate their homes.
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'Wilting and dying': Crops down 46 per cent in eastern states as drought bites
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 11 September, 2018
The crippling drought hitting eastern Australia is tipped to wipe millions of tonnes off crop production this season according to a new report, as the food and grocery industry expressed concern about the likelihood of drought lifting input costs.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park wins big
Particle
Tue 11 September, 2018
Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park has won the Chevron Science Engagement Initiative of the Year at the 2018 Premier’s Science Awards. This nature play area has quickly become a Perth family favourite, delighting adults and children alike. Each year, around 80,000 visitors and over 20,000 students enjoy exploring and learning amongst the beautiful bushland of the park.
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Severe weather warning for Snowy Mountains
News.com.au
Tue 11 September, 2018
NSW Snowy Mountains residents are being told to brace for vigorous winds and possible blizzards, with a severe weather warning issued for the region.
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A 30-degree day could be on the cards with Sydney's first burst of spring heat
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 11 September, 2018
Spring's first burst of heat for Sydney could produce the first 30-degree readings of the city, as warm, dry winds nudge fire danger levels into the "very high" ratings for parts of NSW.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Severe weather warnings in place for four states as temperatures soar
News.com.au
Tue 11 September, 2018
FORECASTERS have warned of a “wild day of weather” as temperatures — in some cases 10C above the average — give way to rain, 100km-plus gales and even blizzards.
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The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
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