Issue date : Mon 24 September, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 16 Seconds
Number of items : 62
Nation’s carbon price policy ‘risks economy’
The Australian
Mon 24 September, 2018
The OECD has warned that Australia’s decision not to put a price on carbon emissions poses a sovereign risk, leaving the nation’s economy exposed to a collapse in demand for fossil fuels and the value of energy-intensive assets.
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'First salvo': Lines drawn as battle over raising Warragamba Dam begins
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 24 September, 2018
A multi-year fight has begun over the Berejiklian government's plan to raise the Warragamba Dam wall amid claims opponents are risking hundreds of thousands of residents to floods. Critics point to evidence of unnecessary haste as reservoir levels sink.
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The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Climate and cash rule a crowded Pacific Islands Forum
The Strategist
Mon 24 September, 2018
The South Pacific lives in interesting times—a ‘crowded and complex region’ is the phrase of the moment—and the times made for an interesting Pacific Islands Forum meeting earlier this month.
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Frequent Flyer’s Airtime Carbon-Clipped
The Daily Telegraph
Mon 24 September, 2018
It’s taken a few decades, but climate change activists are finally becoming alert to their own team’s rank hypocrisy:
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Waste levy fires up plans for regional 'green' power plant
The Courier Mail
Mon 24 September, 2018
NEXT year's waste levy has fuelled talk about rubbish from a number of southeast Queensland councils being used to fire a large incinerator to create electricity.
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Opera House goes carbon neutral five years ahead of schedule
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 24 September, 2018
The Sydney Opera House was notoriously behind schedule on most things during the 14 years it took to build but on Monday it will be five years ahead of schedule when it meets its target to reduce emissions and become carbon neutral.
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The Australian Financial Review
Sydney Opera House goes carbon neutral five years early
Travel Weekly
Sydney Opera House is now carbon neutral
The deep-sea eel that shocked scientists
Australian Geographic
Mon 24 September, 2018
IF YOU’VE EVER seen one of those live feeds from a deep-sea rover, exploring the ocean floor several kilometres below the surface, you’ll know that the best part isn’t always the mysterious lifeform that suddenly crops up on screen.
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France reverses car tyre sea sanctuary -- an environmental flop
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 24 September, 2018
What seemed a like a crazy idea turned out to be just that: a 1980s experiment that saw 25,000 car tyres dumped into the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean to create a sanctuary for sealife off the French coast is being cleaned up after it was found to be polluting.
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Major Japanese banks, traders tighten coal policy
The Australian Financial Review
Sun 23 September, 2018
Australia's biggest thermal coal customer is hardening its attitude towards the fuel, with Japan's biggest bank and one of Japan's biggest power and mining conglomerates tightening their coal investment policies in recent days.
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Data centre power use greater than Woolworths, Coles combined
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 23 September, 2018
Australia's obsessions with social media and search engines, alongside a cloud computing drive from corporations, is powering the growth in energy intensive data centres, which now use as much energy as regional cities.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Ivory Coast looks to solar vehicles to replace bush taxis
Yahoo!7 News
Sun 23 September, 2018
Hi-tech, cheap -- and quiet. The Ivorian resort of Jacqueville just outside Abidjan is betting on solar-powered three-wheelers as it looks to replace traditional but noisy and dirty bush taxis.
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Colombian Paola Guerrero reads to penguins to help kids save the planet
ABC News
Sun 23 September, 2018
At a book festival in Colombia's tropical city of Medellin, Paola Tello Guerrero is regaling a school group with a tale about a brave young woman from humble beginnings like them who travelled to icy Antarctica to read to the penguins.
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Third tiger shark killed in Whitsundays despite doubts over whether they bit tourists
The Guardian
Sun 23 September, 2018
Queensland government insists killing sharks in interest of public safety but officials say it is impossible to know if they injured tourists
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The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
The Weekly Times
Shot emu survives more than a year with arrow sticking out of body
The Canberra Times
Sun 23 September, 2018
Rangers spent days trying to track the injured bird down in the Cotter area in July last year and issued a public plea for sightings so they could help the animal before it was too late.
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Budj Bim aerial seed bombing could see return of the tiger quoll
ABC News
Sun 23 September, 2018
The ancient Aboriginal settlement that is today's Budj Bim National Park has made a significant recovery in recent years, but it still bears some of the scars caused by decades of western farming and neglect.
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Fishermen catch bizarre rare shark and eat it
Yahoo!7 News
Sun 23 September, 2018
This bizarre-looking megamouth shark with only 68 reported sightings in history was found floating in shallow waters by hungry fishermen who promptly ate it.
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Tornado batters area near Canadian capital of Ottawa
News.com.au
Sun 23 September, 2018
A POWERFUL tornado struck Canada’s capital region of Ottawa ripping apart dozens of homes and throwing cars into the air in scenes compared to a Hollywood movie.
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SBS World News Australia
The Advertiser
The Mercury
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City slicker family's quest to save time, money and environment
The Advertiser
Sun 23 September, 2018
AN ADELAIDE family has set itself a challenge – to identify 1000 obsolete household items this year to donate and recycle in a bid to cut down their wasteful ways.“We’ve yet to find one item we’ve given away that we need,” Talitha Baird says.
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Does it bug you? Edible insects on the menu at Royal Melbourne Show
The Age
Sun 23 September, 2018
Edible bugs will be sold at supermarkets and will appear on fast food chain menus within a year, according to Australia’s largest edible insect supplier.
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The Canberra Times
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Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority board member to resign over potential conflict of interest
ABC News
Sat 22 September, 2018
A board member of the federal agency responsible for managing and protecting the Great Barrier Reef has said she will quit after an ABC investigation revealed she had potential conflicts of interest in relation to $20 million of tenders managed by the body.
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‘Seat at table’ for Great Barrier Reef Foundation donors
The Australian
Sat 22 September, 2018
A Great Barrier Reef charity awarded $443.3 million without a tender process offered “a seat at the table” for major donors on its project management boards, a Senate committee has heard.
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Defence delayed warnings about toxic fish
The Australian
Sat 22 September, 2018
Defence repeatedly ignored pleas from Queensland Health to warn the public that fish caught near the RAAF Amberley air base were highly contaminated with toxic chemicals from firefighting foam.
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Closing eyes to climate change won't stop warming
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 22 September, 2018
Canberra is enjoying what my friend dubs "fake spring" – days of warm sunny weather that encourage you to pack away the blanket on the couch and venture out without your puffy coat, only to be caught shivering when the temperature inevitably drops.
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The Brisbane Times
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Victoria’s nonsensical renewable energy experiment
The Australian
Sat 22 September, 2018
One of the benefits of a federation is that each state can learn from the mistakes of others. When it comes to electricity, the disastrous experiment of South Australia, with its uncontrolled promotion of renewable energy, should be a salutary lesson for all the others.
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Two tiger sharks killed in Whitsundays after attacks on tourists
The Guardian
Sat 22 September, 2018
Queensland fisheries authorities have caught and killed two tiger sharks, but it is unclear if they are responsible for separate attacks on a woman and a girl in the Whitsundays.
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SBS World News Australia
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
Yahoo!7 News
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ABC News
Tiger sharks shot and killed where two people were attacked in Queensland's Whitsundays
The Brisbane Times
Two tiger sharks caught, shot dead after Whitsunday Island attacks
The Age
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
Doomsday Vault needs to plug leak caused by climate change
ABC News
Sat 22 September, 2018
Climate change in the Arctic is happening so quickly that the Norwegian Government has been forced to spend $17 million to fix a subterranean vault that is preserving the world's seeds.
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How fire could unlock suburbia's 'hidden treasure' of wildflowers
The Age
Sat 22 September, 2018
Michael Slot was on his hands and knees in a suburban park in Melbourne’s north-eastern outskirts when he came across a plant he didn’t recognise.
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The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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How to use Queensland's new container recycling scheme
The Brisbane Times
Sat 22 September, 2018
There are doubts within the waste industry that Queensland's new recycling scheme can be ready for launch at the start of next month.
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The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Appropriate due diligence of $443m grant to Great Barrier Reef Foundation
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 21 September, 2018
Department of Environment and Energy Secretary Finn Pratt said there was appropriate due diligence conducted by his department on a record $443.3 million grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation before it was announced by former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull in April.
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NT Aboriginal rangers offered govt grants
The Australian
Fri 21 September, 2018
As he cruises under brilliant sunshine around Darwin Harbour's mangroves, Aboriginal ranger and boat driver Steven Dawson concedes it is not a bad job.
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Perthnow
The Daily Telegraph
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Coalition exposes its ignorance in anti-renewable stance
Reneweconomy
Fri 21 September, 2018
On Tuesday during Parliamentary Question Time, new Energy Minister Angus Taylor announced: “the (RET) target reaches a peak in 2020 and we will not be replacing that with anything.”
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Grass trees aren’t a grass (and they’re not trees)
The Conversation
Fri 21 September, 2018
Grass trees (genus Xanthorrhoea) look like they were imagined by Dr Seuss. An unmistakable tuft of wiry, grass-like leaves atop a blackened, fire-charred trunk. Of all the wonderfully unique plants in Australia, surely grass trees rank among the most iconic.
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The plants that will survive a changing climate
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 21 September, 2018
Over the coming decades our parks and gardens are likely to face longer, more frequent and more intense heat waves; unreliable rainfall tending to either drought or deluge; and unseasonably hot days. That's our climate future, even if we manage to halt the damage now. Gardeners are already noting, with a kind of appalled fascination, how climate change is impacting their gardens.
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