Issue date : Mon 17 September, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 35 Seconds
Number of items : 54
Tahmoor Mine ordered to repair Redbank Creek damage in NSW
ABC News
Mon 17 September, 2018
The NSW Government has ordered GFG Alliance's Tahmoor Mine to repair the damage and cracks to a creek in south-west Sydney, where water no longer trickles in some sections.
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Lock-outs scrapped in Sydney Marine Park backflip
Fishing World
Mon 17 September, 2018
THE NSW Government has today committed that there will be no loss of fishing rights or access under the proposed marine park sites put forward by the NSW Marine Estate Management Authority (MEMA).
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Frydenberg accuses Shorten of NEG politics
The Australian
Mon 17 September, 2018
The architect of the national ­energy guarantee, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, has attacked Bill Shorten for considering adopting the Turnbull government’s signature energy policy declared “dead” by Scott Morrison in the first weeks of his prime ministership.
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It’s time to train accountants in sustainability
The Conversation
Mon 17 September, 2018
It seems that everywhere we turn these days sustainability is a hot topic. From individuals to corporations, (almost) everyone is jumping on board with the idea that we all need to live more sustainably.
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'Tsunami' of new wind and solar projects drives renewables output to a record
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 17 September, 2018
Renewable energy supplied more than a quarter of the National Electricity Market last month amid windy weather and a "tsunami of new wind and solar projects" reaching completion, The Australia Institute said.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Environmental fears may sink key lower energy prices project
The Australian
Mon 17 September, 2018
State government attempts to bring energy prices down in Victoria with the help of an AGL gas import facility near Phillip Island are facing a huge challenge from a residents group which says the floating terminal will threaten Ramsar-recognised wetlands.
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Australia/NZ retains top spot in GRESB Sustainability rankings
Architecture and Design
Mon 17 September, 2018
The Australia/New Zealand region has once again topped the GRESB Sustainability Benchmark, recording its highest score of 76 this year against a global average of 68. This is the eighth consecutive win for the real estate market in Australia and New Zealand.
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How the octopus got its smarts
Cosmos
Mon 17 September, 2018
Did the octopus evolve its unique intelligence by playing fast and free with the genetic code? Elizabeth Finkel investigates.
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Rivers flood regularly during hurricanes, but get less attention than coastlines
The Conversation
Mon 17 September, 2018
Hurricane Florence, now a tropical depression, has dropped record-setting rainfall on parts of North Carolina. Many river gauges show waterways above flood stage. Flash and long-term flooding, as well as a risk of landslides, are expected to continue for days.
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In pictures: satellite art of Australia
Australian Geographic
Mon 17 September, 2018
There are more than 4,800 satellites orbiting Earth. They bristle with sensors – trained towards Earth and into space – recording and transmitting many different wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation.
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Labor may draw on old govt energy policy
9 News
Sun 16 September, 2018
Labor is prepared to draw on elements of the coalition's abandoned National Energy Guarantee in forming its own energy policy.
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Perthnow
SBS World News Australia
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
Yahoo!7 News
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Liberal Party had been taken over by climate denialists: Bill Shorten
The Australian
Sun 16 September, 2018
Bill Shorten has confirmed Labor is prepared to adopt the government’s junked national energy guarantee if it wins power, as he declared the Liberal Party had been taken over by “climate denialists”.
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ENVIRONMENT: Ferals
Fishing World
Sun 16 September, 2018
THE Victorian government wants to shoot the Kosciuszko brumbies and the NSW government wants to protect them. Shooting horses is a massively emotive issue. It caused huge angst at the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service a decade or so ago when an aerial shoot at Guy Fawkes National Park left several horses wandering around wounded, not lying dead as intended. It didn’t help that these animals were descendants of the famous Walers that the Australian Light Horse took to Palestine in World War 1.
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Australia's ark: How a few ships and decade of 'madness' cost billions
The Age
Sun 16 September, 2018
A little more than a decade. A few ships. One well-funded society. A footnote in the history books was all it took to forever change the makeup of Australia’s flora and fauna.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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How to control pests with your weapon of choice
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 16 September, 2018
Spring has sprung and the garden pests are breeding. Luckily the beasties that eat them are breeding too, though usually not quite as early as the pests.
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The Canberra Times
WAToday
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African tourism alarmed by rhino, elephant losses
Yahoo!7 News
Sun 16 September, 2018
Animal conservation in Africa has suffered several setbacks in recent months prompting experts at an African tourism conference this week in Cape Town to warn about the cost to the travel industry.
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Three electrocuted possums found on one street
The Canberra Times
Sun 16 September, 2018
Residents are concerned over the safety of native wildlife after three electrocuted possums were found in one Macgregor street this year alone.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Powerful friends in low places rescue and release disoriented owlet
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 16 September, 2018
A recorded trilling, a Woolies bread tray and a clutch of determined bird lovers turn out to be the ideal combination to rescue a disoriented powerful owlet.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Wombats cause headaches and safety issues for Tasmanian farmers
ABC Rural
Sun 16 September, 2018
As the saying goes, the grass is always greener on the other side — and it could not be more true for wombats in Tasmania, where grass on the other side of the fenced-off paddock is dinner or a new spot to find a partner.
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Magnitude-5.6 earthquake rocks southern WA
ABC News
Sun 16 September, 2018
A magnitude-5.6 earthquake has hit near the West Australian town of Walpole, about 430 kilometres south-east of Perth, with tremors felt as far away as Perth and Albany.
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Controversial Hume tip shuts down
The Canberra Times
Sun 16 September, 2018
A controversial Hume tip previously subjected to a clean-up order by the ACT government and multiple community complaints has shut down.
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NSW police charge 26 coal protesters
Yahoo!7 News
Sat 15 September, 2018
NSW police have charged 26 people, including a 92-year-old World War II veteran, following a protest at a coal port in Newcastle.
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Perthnow
The Australian
The Mercury
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
Optimism trumps despair at climate summit
Yahoo!7 News
Sat 15 September, 2018
Mayors, governors, entrepreneurs, CEOs, investors and celebrities delivered a double-edged message Friday at the close of a climate summit in San Francisco: global warming is making the planet unliveable -- but we know how to fix it.
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Japan prevented from resuming commercial whaling in the Southern Ocean after failed IWC bid
ABC News
Sat 15 September, 2018
Japan will not be able to resume commercial whaling in the Southern Ocean after losing its bid at the International Whaling Commission (IWC).
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The Sydney Morning Herald
Japan's bid to end commercial whaling moratorium defeated
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
Yahoo!7 News
Aust thwarts Japan bid to end whaling ban
Perthnow
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
SBS World News Australia
Japan issues threat after failed bid to revive commercial whaling
California challenges Trump on climate
News.com.au
Sat 15 September, 2018
California Governor Jerry Brown has pledged to launch a satellite that will track and detect the sources of climate pollutants, his state's latest effort to challenge the Trump administration's scepticism about the science of climate change.
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Search called off for entangled whale spotted near Apollo Bay
The Geelong Advertiser
Sat 15 September, 2018
THE search for an entangled southern right whale last spotted off Marengo, near Apollo Bay has been called off. The Department Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP), who has been leading the search since the whale was first spotted on Monday.
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The Herald Sun
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It’s hard to spread the idiot fruit
The Conversation
Sat 15 September, 2018
Sometimes, in rainforest research, the only way to go is up. Twenty years ago I chose the rare rainforest tree Idiospermum australiense as a research subject for my Master’s degree, and some months into the project I discovered it only produces flowers high in the canopy.
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'Black Swan' events: Natural disasters without precedent
ABC News
Sat 15 September, 2018
Why do we get 'black swans'? Manager of climate services at the Bureau of Meteorology, David Jones, said it came down to two things: our ability to forget and limited records or climate change.
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Dutch unveil first used-plastic bike path
9 News
Sat 15 September, 2018
Dutch cyclists have ridden down the world's first bike path made entirely of discarded plastic this week, in a move aimed at reducing the millions of tonnes wasted every year.
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Morrison gives climate the middle finger as Australian emissions soar over Paris
Reneweconomy
Fri 14 September, 2018
Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his Coalition cabinet like to tell us that Australia will meet its Paris climate targets “at a canter”. But that’s not what the data tells us. New studies show Australia is on track to miss its Paris target by nearly a billion tonnes.
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Aquafarming and food security
Food Processing
Fri 14 September, 2018
More seafood comes from aquaculture than is wild caught, but the industry has to address the effects of climate change if it is to continue to grow and contribute to global food security.
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The marginal seat with Victoria's highest take-up of rooftop solar
The Age
Fri 14 September, 2018
The Cooks are neither a political nor an "eco-family". But, about a year after installing rooftop solar on their home in Melbourne's south-eastern suburbs, the family of three now want a solar battery at home too.
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Monster typhoon Mangkhut barrels toward north Philippines, China putting 4 million people at risk
ABC News
Fri 14 September, 2018
Typhoon Mangkhut has retained its ferocious strength and shifted toward more densely populated coastal regions of the north-eastern Philippines, where a massive evacuation has been underway.
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News.com.au
Typhoon Mangkhut makes landfall in Philippines, threatening more than four million people
Perthnow
The Advertiser
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
NT News
The Sydney Morning Herald
Super typhoon Mangkhut slams Philippines with category-5 power