Issue date : Wed 26 September, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 39 Seconds
Number of items : 43
Australia to set national targets to reduce waste
The Age
Wed 26 September, 2018
Australia would divert 80 per cent of its waste from landfill by 2030 under an ambitious national target to be announced in the wake of the China crackdown on recycled waste imports.
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Great Barrier Reef Foundation entertained execs at a luxury retreat
The Daily Telegraph
Wed 26 September, 2018
The Daily Telegraph can today reveal the full list of influential attendees of the three-day trip in May who were pampered with drinks, snorkelling lessons and housed in private villas which cost $2000 a night.
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Secret papers detail Great Barrier Reef Foundation's costly PR strategy
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
Vic protesters against gas import terminal
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 26 September, 2018
Dozens of protesters have gathered on the doorstep of Australian energy supplier AGL's annual meeting in Melbourne, rallying against its plans for a floating gas processing factory in Victoria.
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AGL Energy's Brett Redman sticks with Liddell coal plant closure plans
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 26 September, 2018
AGL Energy interim chief executive Brett Redman has told shareholders that the slated closure of the company's coal generators in future years is an operational one driven by safety and carbon risk, signalling no softening of the company's approach to the closure of the Liddell plant in 2022.
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Queensland solar farms actively hiring backpackers, insider claims
ABC News
Wed 26 September, 2018
Despite the Queensland Government promising a jobs boom from the construction of dozens of solar projects across the state an industry insider says companies are turning to cheap labour over local workers.
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Moreton Bay development risk assessment sparks major environmental concerns
ABC News
Wed 26 September, 2018
A $1.3 billion development at the gateway to Stradbroke Island off Brisbane has sparked major environmental concerns after internal department briefings reveal dredging will threaten dozens of species, including loggerhead turtles and dolphins.
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How did the fish cross the road? Our invention helps them get to the other side of a culvert
The Conversation
Wed 26 September, 2018
Fish need to move to find food, escape predators and reach suitable habitat for reproduction. Too often, however, human activities get in the way. Dams, weirs and culverts (the tunnels and drains often found under roads) can create barriers that fragment habitats, isolating fish populations.
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Beluga whale turns up in Thames
News.com.au
Wed 26 September, 2018
A BELUGA whale has appeared in the River Thames in London, a rare sight which has caused concern from experts that maybe the mammal has become lost from its pod.
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‘Extremely rare’ beluga whale spotted in Thames in London
9 News
Whale in the UK's River Thames
The Sydney Morning Herald
'Beluga whale' spotted in River Thames near London: reports
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
Marine park lockouts awaken an army of fishers
The Australian
Wed 26 September, 2018
When fisherman Alex Bellissimo joined a Facebook group opposing proposed marine parks along the NSW coast, he thought there might be a few other like-minded people who wanted to keep the best Sydney fishing spots open.
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NZ boosts climate funding for Pacific
9 News
Tue 25 September, 2018
New Zealand says it will stump up $NZ300 million ($A275 million) for global climate change work over four years as its government continues to press the need for a trans-Tasman focus on the Pacific.
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Coal baron Trevor St Baker and his nonsense about wind curtailment
Reneweconomy
Tue 25 September, 2018
Trevor St Baker, the coal entrepreneur who has made a squillion out of the privatisation of the NSW government’s coal generators, is sensing new opportunities with the Morrison government, its fascination with “fair dinkum” power and its antipathy to renewables.
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Carbon on the balance sheet: it’s a “stock” in the atmosphere, not an annual flow
The Fifth Estate
Tue 25 September, 2018
Australian businesses and governments have been accounting for greenhouse gas emissions for well over 20 years. What was once a novelty is now business as usual for many, especially the large corporates that must report annually under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme.
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Six Tips For Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals
ProBono Australia News
Tue 25 September, 2018
Tuesday marks three years since 193 countries agreed to achieve the SDGs by 2030. Since then, governments, corporations, NGOs and others have, individually and collectively, wrestled with how to achieve these 17 ambitious goals, and their 169 targets and 230 measurement indicators. It has been no simple task.
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Greenwashing: corporate tree planting generates goodwill but may sometimes harm the planet
The Conversation
Tue 25 September, 2018
Trees do a lot more for us than you probably think. Their roots prevent soil from eroding, their canopies provide shade and their leaves decompose into nutrients for crops, which feed livestock. Trees provide homes for a diverse range of wildlife and tree crops, such as coffee, rubber, and hardwoods, support countless livelihoods and entire economies. Trees also mark boundaries and hold immense spiritual, cultural and social value for smallholder communities around the world.
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PPAs drive where policy fails to steer – how corporates are driving renewables in Oz
The Fifth Estate
Tue 25 September, 2018
Federal government policy on Australia’s low carbon energy transition is floundering. But Corporate Australia – through companies such as Telstra, Carlton United Breweries, BlueScope and universities – is driving its own transition through power purchase agreements, according to renewable energy guru Tim Buckley.
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Consortium launched for polystyrene packaging recycling
Inside Waste
Tue 25 September, 2018
At the G7 Ministerial Meeting held in Halifax, three industry leaders involved with post-consumer packaging recovery - INEOS Styrolution Group, ReVital Polymers and Pyrowave - announced a strategic partnership to recycle polystyrene packaging.
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Consumers warm to green mortgages as European drive expands the market
The Fifth Estate
Tue 25 September, 2018
The World Green Building Council has issued a call to action during this month’s Green Building Week to fast track the energy efficiency linked mortgage market, after the results came in from a pilot scheme for homeowners in the sector.
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Solar hybrid pump cuts NSW irrigator’s fuel bill in half
Reneweconomy
Tue 25 September, 2018
A cotton farm west of Dubbo in regional New South Wales has effectively halved its annual diesel fuel consumption, with the installation of what is being dubbed Australia’s largest solar hybrid irrigation pump.
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'Leading at wrong end': Energy productivity gains lag national targets
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 25 September, 2018
Improvements in Australia's energy productivity are running at less than half the federal government's target, leaving power bills and greenhouse gas emissions unnecessarily high, analysts say.
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WA researchers suggest crystals to capture solar power and produce hydrogen
Reneweconomy
Tue 25 September, 2018
The quest to turn Australia into a renewable hydrogen fuel export hub has received another boost this week, via a dual cost and sustainability breakthrough by researchers at Western Australia’s Curtin University.
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Perth researchers eye cheaper, safer, sunnier path to clean energy
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
Peter Head on systems-thinking for planning resilience in the Hunter
The Fifth Estate
Tue 25 September, 2018
The idea is to create a positive reinforcing system that can solve the kinds of problems posed by climate and social inequity in a way that is economically, socially and financially rewarding.
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New York seeks to claw back 'Big Oyster' past
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 25 September, 2018
One sunny morning in New York, a dozen biologists and volunteers stand in knee-deep water, chucking net sacks of oyster shells down a human chain, before planting them in containers on the riverbed.
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Antarctica’s ‘moss forests’ are drying and dying
The Conversation
Tue 25 September, 2018
The lush moss beds that grow near East Antarctica’s coast are among the only plants that can withstand life on the frozen continent. But our new research shows that these slow-growing plants are changing at a far faster rate than anticipated.
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Why climate change is making it harder to monitor marine pollution
The Conversation
Tue 25 September, 2018
Despite the dramatic news coverage of oil spills and other big pollution disasters in our seas and oceans, most environmental pollution is caused by much smaller incidents that are often invisible, persistent, and far more difficult to track.
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North Sydney set to become Australia's first smoke-free CBD
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 25 September, 2018
In the eyes of North Sydney mayor Jilly Gibson, "NS" doesn't just stand for the name of her home, but also for "no smoking". By this time next year, she wants to see "NS. NS." stickers everywhere, on doors and letterboxes.
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The Brisbane Times
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People told to stay indoors due to 'strong odour' from nut firm fire
The Age
Tue 25 September, 2018
More than 80 firefighters were called to battle a blaze at a nut processing factory in Campbellfield, which has sparked a warning to nearby residents to stay indoors to avoid the smoke and "strong odour".
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Bali waste dump fire rages for more than a day
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 25 September, 2018
Denpasar: A fire has been raging for than 24 hours at a major waste dump on the tourist island of Bali, generating a plume of thick smoke several kilometres long and causing breathing difficulties for locals.
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Coffee chain removes ban on reusable cups
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 25 September, 2018
A convenience chain in South Australia, which put a ban on reusable coffee cups a couple of months ago, is again allowing customers to bring in their own containers.
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Gruesome flaw in the government plan to reuse graves to save space
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 25 September, 2018
When Ned Kelly's remains were removed from his grave, there was "quite a lot left" of the bushranger even after 130 years. In another case, a soldier died with his boots on 85 years ago, and some of them remained when he was exhumed.
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How to make computers faster and climate friendly
The Conversation
Tue 25 September, 2018
Your smartphone is far more powerful than the NASA computers that put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon in 1969, but it is also an energy hog. In computing, energy use is often considered a secondary problem to speed and storage, but with the rate and direction of technological advancement, it is becoming a growing environmental concern.
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How this meat-loving city became the vegetarian capital of Europe
SBS World News Australia
Tue 25 September, 2018
Around 50 per cent of Ghent's population go vegetarian on #ThursdayVeggieDay, which equates to taking about 8,500 cars off the road. Thanks to the initiative, 43 per cent of Belgians now eat less meat.
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