Issue date : Tue 25 September, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 02 Min 58 Seconds
Number of items : 35
'Whitewash': US oil and gas lobbyists try to discredit Australian seismic research
The Guardian
Tue 25 September, 2018
Some of the world’s biggest energy companies are lining up to defend their widely used offshore exploration technique from the conclusions of a small group of Australian scientists, who say the seismic surveys can kill zooplankton and harm invertebrates.
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Glyphosate linked to bee deaths
Cosmos
Tue 25 September, 2018
Research broadens concerns over the impact of the world’s most common weed-killer. Nick Carne report.
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Brexit Britain has taken its eye off the Paris Agreement on climate change
The Conversation
Tue 25 September, 2018
When Theresa May became the “Brexit prime minister” in July 2016 it took her less than 24 hours to dissolve the Department of Energy and Climate Change. The message could not have been clearer: Brexit first, and climate change would have to wait.
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Mount Emerald Wind Farm raises final turbine
Ecogeneration
Tue 25 September, 2018
Nineteen months after construction works kicked off, Ratch Australian Corporation has announced it has raised the last of 53 turbines at its 180MW Mount Emerald Wind Farm.
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Vicinity connects solar to blockchain in energy pilot
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 24 September, 2018
Malls landlord Vicinity Centres will pilot blockchain technology at an Adelaide mall, allowing its neighbouring community to connect to its power network including solar energy.
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Sydney Opera House becomes carbon neutral
Architecture and Design
Tue 25 September, 2018
Several initiatives implemented at the Sydney Opera House helped the iconic building reduce emissions and achieve carbon neutral certification against the Australian Government’s National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS).
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Sydney beach hampering whale removal
9 News
Tue 25 September, 2018
Authorities are still trying to work out how they can remove a whale carcass stranded in an inlet south of Sydney for a week.
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The Newcastle Herald
Yahoo!7 News
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Environment Minister Melissa Price attacks Kristina Keneally over reef 'witch hunt'
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 24 September, 2018
New Environment Minister Melissa Price has described as "shameful" and "outrageous" Labor’s pursuit of a Great Barrier Reef charity to which her government controversially bestowed almost half a billion dollars in taxpayer funds without a tender process.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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West Beach erosion plan a drop in the bucket, residents
The Advertiser
Mon 24 September, 2018
THE State Government will cart a record amount of sand over two years to save the vulnerable West Beach but residents say that pales in comparison to what’s really needed.
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Australia has the wealth to ensure a sustainable future, but too many people are being left behind
The Conversation
Mon 24 September, 2018
The purpose of our social, economic and political systems is to enable all Australians to lead good lives. Australia is doing well on some fronts. It ranks third out of 188 countries on the UN Human Development Index, which takes into account life expectancy, education and national income per capita. We also rank 19th on national income per capita.
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AGL fined $3 million for missing emissions targets
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 24 September, 2018
AGL has been hit with a $3 million fine by Victoria’s energy regulator for failing to offset its emissions levels, just a week after the regulator threatened to kick the retailer out of the state.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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New Coalition calling for Canada's transition to a circular economy
Inside Waste
Mon 24 September, 2018
A national not-for-profit coalition that includes corporate and NGO leaders, think tanks and sustainability experts, have announced its goal to eliminate waste and accelerate the reduction of carbon emissions from the Canadian economy.
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Pacific Hydro pushes on with Prairie solar farm in policy vacuum
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 24 September, 2018
The national energy policy vacuum puts wind and solar projects in Australia at a disadvantage when competing with rival projects in countries like Chile and Brazil, where policy is "rock solid" despite volatile politics, Pacific Hydro's interim chief executive Rachel Watson said.
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W.A.’s Synergy hit by accelerating switch to rooftop solar
Reneweconomy
Mon 24 September, 2018
Western Australia’s government-owned utility Synergy has been hit by an accelerating shift to rooftop solar, as households and businesses respond to rising grid prices and the removal of subsidies that lowered the cost of delivery of the state’s largely fossil fuel grid.
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Drivers see red over Oslo's green 'war on cars'
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 24 September, 2018
Determined to go green, Oslo is slowly but surely ridding its city centre of motorists, angering some who say the "war on cars" is putting the brakes on individual freedoms.
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Dilemma over whale carcass on Sydney beach
News.com.au
Mon 24 September, 2018
A whale carcass's size and its location on a remote beach south of Sydney means options to remove it are limited, the NSW environment office says.
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SBS World News Australia
Ten Daily
The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Newcastle Herald
The Weekly Times
Yahoo!7 News
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More than 200 tiger sharks caught off Queensland beaches last year
9 News
Mon 24 September, 2018
It is little surprise only tiger sharks have so far been caught on the strategically-placed baited hooks which were dropped into a Queensland harbour following the two life-threatening attacks in the Whitsundays.
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Farm worker who poisoned 406 wedge-tailed eagles in east Gippsland jailed and fined
ABC News
Mon 24 September, 2018
A New Zealand man has been jailed for 14 days and fined $2,500 for poisoning 406 wedge-tailed eagles at three remote properties in Victoria's east.
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The Age
Jail over killing of eagles in a Victorian first
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
9 News
Vic man jailed for killing protected birds
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Weekly Times
The Courier Mail
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Daily Telegraph
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
With genetic tweak, mosquito population made extinct
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 24 September, 2018
Scientists said Monday they had succeeded for the first time in wiping out an entire population of malaria-carrying mosquitos in the lab using a gene editing tool to programme their extinction.
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Human-caused climate change severely exposes the US national parks
The Conversation
Mon 24 September, 2018
Human-caused climate change is disrupting ecosystems and people’s lives around the world. It is melting glaciers, increasing wildfires, and shifting vegetation across vast landscapes. These impacts have reached national parks around the world and in the United States. Until now, however, no analysis had examined climate change trends across all 417 U.S. national parks.
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Warm water coral moving south to Tasmania
News.com.au
Mon 24 September, 2018
Warm water corals are colonising Bass Strait reefs left nude by invasive sea urchins eating out the native kelp beds.
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NT News
SBS World News Australia
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
The Weekly Times
Yahoo!7 News
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'Blessed': Tree regeneration pioneer Tony Rinaudo gets global gong
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 24 September, 2018
An Australian credited with launching a tree regeneration technique that has led to reforestation of millions of hectares of degraded land in dozens of nations has been recognised with a global gong dubbed the "Alternative Nobel Prize".
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Beach at Inskip Point collapses into the ocean
ABC News
Mon 24 September, 2018
A large portion of beach at Inskip Point has collapsed into the ocean on Monday morning, almost three years after a giant hole swallowed caravans and threatened campers in 2015.
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The Brisbane Times
'This is not a sinkhole': Rangers monitor landslip on hungry Queensland beach
The Courier Mail
Sinkhole forms at Inskip Point beach
News.com.au
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
Yahoo!7 News
New hole opens up on hungry Qld beach
News.com.au
Perthnow
The Advertiser
The Weekly Times
The Herald Sun
The Newcastle Herald
The Australian
The Mercury
The West Australian
Waste water plagued by ‘longstanding issues’
Government News
Mon 24 September, 2018
An audit shows Victorian councils are not managing problematic domestic waste water systems, which an expert says reflects a national problem in need of reform.
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Inside the Green Carpet Fashion Awards 2018 in Milan
Vogue Australia
Mon 24 September, 2018
Eco chic! With her Green Carpet Fashion Awards, which closed Milan Fashion Week for the second time last night, eco pioneer Livia Firth brought together some of international fashion’s most elegant dressers at La Scala. While the official dress code was black tie, the #GreenCarpetChallenge was made clear on the carpet.
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