Issue date : Wed 19 September, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 08 Seconds
Number of items : 37
Business as usual? The Sustainable Development Goals apply to Australian cities too
The Conversation
Wed 19 September, 2018
We are still settling Australian cities on unceded Aboriginal lands. With the global agreement on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, development has finally come home to the developed world. Yet in Australia we still often proceed as if development goals are about foreign aid, somehow separate from our own development activities and civic responsibilities.
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The one, conclusive reason why Australia won't go nuclear
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 19 September, 2018
There’s a massive, although subterranean, debate going on in the strategic community at the moment – one with huge ramifications. It’s whether Australia should possess its own nuclear deterrent.
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Flexible printed solar cells – a new manufacturing frontier?
Reneweconomy
Wed 19 September, 2018
At the University of Newcastle, a new industrial revolution is being ushered in. It’s based on organic photovoltaic (OPV) solar cells – flexible coatings that can be printed on plastic film or sheets in great quantity at low cost.
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What would Australia look like without live exports?
ABC Rural
Wed 19 September, 2018
The live export of Australian animals — be that cattle, sheep, goats, dairy cows, buffalo, and even alpacas — is a lucrative and decades-old industry.
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Aerial shooting of brumbies an option for ACT government
The Canberra Times
Wed 19 September, 2018
The ACT government says it will have to resort to aerial shooting to kill brumbies that cross the border if the feral horse population in Namadgi National Park starts to significantly increase.
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WAToday
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How drones changed environmental activism in Australia
Australian Geographic
Wed 19 September, 2018
Drones have made it easier for environmental activists in Australia to uncover environmental destruction that previously may have slipped under the radar.
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Australia ranks in bottom three rich countries for environmental policies
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 18 September, 2018
Australia's status as one of the largest per capita greenhouse gas emitters in the world has contributed to a bottom three ranking for environmental policy among wealthy nations.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
Great Barrier Reef Foundation admits $800k in federal funding spent on 'operational' costs since June
ABC News
Tue 18 September, 2018
The Great Barrier Reef Foundation has revealed it has spent $800,000 on "project management" since receiving a $440 million grant in June, and expects to spend more than $7 million on administration this financial year.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
Great Barrier Reef charity powers ahead with cash splash despite Labor threat
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
Reef grant 'what is needed': foundation
9 News
Tue 18 September, 2018
A controversial $444.3 million federal grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation is necessary to protect the reef against the threats of climate change, its chairman says.
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The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Newcastle Herald
The Weekly Times
The West Australian
Claim we’re on track to meet emissions targets is false
The New Daily
Tue 18 September, 2018
Australia’s new energy minister Angus Taylor made a claim about carbon emissions this week that looked on the surface to be fantastic news, but on closer inspection is false.
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Incumbents fail – so are we wasting our time on sustainability?
Reneweconomy
Tue 18 September, 2018
The core assumption and focus of people who work to drive sustainability through markets – as corporate leaders, investors, NGOs or thought leaders – is that we need to convince existing companies and their shareholders that sustainability is first good for their business, and secondly, they can successfully transition to a sustainable business model.
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Climate: The looming threat to Queensland's health
The Brisbane Times
Tue 18 September, 2018
Queensland’s biggest industry and the nation’s largest employer - the health and social services sector - is under threat like never before.
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WAToday
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Adani plans to draw 12.5b litres of water and there will be no environmental impact statement
ABC News
Tue 18 September, 2018
Adani's plan to take 12.5 billion litres of water from a river in drought-stricken Queensland is a step closer to happening, according to environmental groups, after the Federal Government decided the project did not need a full environmental impact assessment.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
'Absolute disgrace': Adani pipeline plan won't activate water trigger
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
Clean Energy Regulator counts 9GW in big solar and wind pipeline
Reneweconomy
Tue 18 September, 2018
Australia looks certain to sail past its 2020 large-scale renewable energy target of 33,000GWh, with the latest data showing the combined capacity of large-scale wind and solar energy projects in the development pipeline is now nudging a massive 9GW.
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Simec Atlantis reveals world’s largest tidal turbine
Reneweconomy
Tue 18 September, 2018
Simec Atlantis Energy, the company behind the world’s largest planned tidal stream project in the world, unveiled last week designs for its new 2MW tidal power turbine system – the largest and most powerful single axis turbine available on the commercial market.
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Wishlist of goals for cities and nationwide planning
The Fifth Estate
Tue 18 September, 2018
The Building Up & Moving Out report released on Monday by the committee that he chaired has endorsed a great wish list of ideas for Canberra to embrace. Among them are high-speed rail, creating high-value jobs in regional areas, expanding energy performance disclosure requirements for commercial buildings, and a far more integrated planning approach that supports the transition to a low-emissions economy among them.
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Architecture and Design
Australian cities need to "build up" and "move out"
What we need to do to prepare for bushfire season
The Herald Sun
Tue 18 September, 2018
AUSTRALIA is hotting up. And we are facing one of the worst ever starts to the bushfire season. Scorching temperatures are forecast this summer worsening a terrible drought. Large areas of Australia, including the east coast from Melbourne to Brisbane face above-normal risk of bushfires.
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Jellyfish robot could be ocean guardians
9 News
Tue 18 September, 2018
Soft robot jellyfish that can swim through openings narrower than their bodies could be used to monitor fragile coral reefs, scientists say.
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