Issue date : Thu 27 September, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 14 Seconds
Number of items : 50
World leaders gather to breathe new life into Paris accord
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 27 September, 2018
World leaders gathered in New York on Wednesday to try to breathe new life into the Paris global climate accord, amid backsliding from several nations over commitments made in the historic deal.
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Green jobs, zero emissions and socialism is 'new common sense': Corbyn
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 27 September, 2018
Liverpool, England: British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has promised to deliver free childcare and reduce UK greenhouse emissions to zero, and has laid down a challenge to the Prime Minister’s Brexit plans in a rapturously received speech to his party conference in Liverpool.
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Raising level of Warragamba Dam is an act of environmental vandalism
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 27 September, 2018
In coming days, legislation allowing the deliberate destruction of thousands of hectares of pristine World Heritage-listed wilderness is likely to become law, without an assessment of the environmental, cultural, or economic impacts.
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Rethinking Australia’s biosecurity
The Strategist
Thu 27 September, 2018
Australia may no longer ride on the sheep’s back but our economic and cultural links with the land and agriculture remain strong. Arguably, Australia’s economy remains intrinsically linked to agricultural production. Deliberate or accidental biosecurity breaches, such as this month’s strawberry contamination scare, present very real economic threats to Australia with potential long-term impacts, ranging from harm to agricultural output to the potential manipulation of local or global agricultural markets.
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Innogy begins construction of Australia’s biggest solar plant
Reneweconomy
Thu 27 September, 2018
German renewable energy giant Innogy says it has made a final investment decision on the 349MW Limondale solar farm in New South Wales, and will begin construction of what will be Australia’s biggest solar farm in October.
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World Bank bets big on batteries for solar energy boost
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 27 September, 2018
Solar energy could be a huge source of power in Africa, but its potential has been stymied by storage batteries that are too expensive and inadequate for use in poor countries.
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Can wedge-tailed eagles survive the slaughter?
The Age
Thu 27 September, 2018
On a cool July morning this year, Steven opened the mail at his home in Melbourne’s north-east.
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Wildlife control concerns in final week
The Weekly Times
Thu 27 September, 2018
BOOMING kangaroo numbers in Victoria’s drought-stricken east need to be curbed, yet red tape is exacerbating the problem, Nationals leader Peter Walsh says.
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Plastic-heated sand threatens turtle populations
The Australian
Thu 27 September, 2018
Plastic waste on beaches where turtles nest could result in more females being born and eventually reduce the overall population, a study suggests.
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Should you throw fruit out the car window?
News.com.au
Thu 27 September, 2018
IS THROWING an apple core out the window of a car considered littering? If you ask the police, then it’s a resounding YES.
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The Inner West Leads the Way by Rolling Out Reusable Coffee Cup Pilot
Broadsheet
Thu 27 September, 2018
A reusable coffee cup you don’t need to carry around or wash is one of the options the Inner West Council is considering to combat the huge number of disposable coffee cups used in its electorate. It has just green lit a pilot program that will replace all single-use cups with reusable coffee cups or KeepCups, which can be collected or dropped off at any participating venue.
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One of Australia's coldest ever Grand Final weekends forecast
News.com.au
Thu 27 September, 2018
ENJOY the warm weather while you can as storms are brewing and temperatures are set to drop, ushering in one of the coldest Grand Final weekends on record.
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Australian government launches new national recycling targets
Inside Waste
Wed 26 September, 2018
The Australian government and the country's business leaders came together yesterday to support industry leadership in packaging waste reduction and improving recycling in Australia.
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Great Barrier Reef scientists told to focus on projects to make government look good
The Guardian
Wed 26 September, 2018
Great Barrier Reef scientists were told they would need to make “trade-offs” to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, including focusing on projects that would look good for the government and encourage more corporate donations, emails tabled in the Senate reveal.
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'Laughable': Reef Foundation windfall was a trial case, document shows
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 26 September, 2018
The $443.4 million grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation was intended to be a "trial case" to see if non-profit groups could be used to deliver "big government programs", documents released to a Senate inquiry show.
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Greens propose new not-for-profit energy retailer. Why not use Snowy?
Reneweconomy
Wed 26 September, 2018
The Greens have proposed a new policy platform that would see a new government-owned not-for-profit energy retailer created in a bid to break the dominance of the big “gen-tailers” that have pocketed billions of dollars of profits between them.
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New report says EU needs to 'fill gaps' to reap rewards of the circular economy
Inside Waste
Wed 26 September, 2018
According to a new report, to reap the environmental and economic benefits of the circular economy, the European Union (EU) needs to fill gaps about how well waste rules are applied across the region, and unfortunately, currently more than half of EU member states are lagging behind.
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Landfill credits and incentives to recycle the key to reducing waste
The Age
Wed 26 September, 2018
The largest manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging in Australasia has called on the government to provide incentives to companies that divert waste from landfill.
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Reimagining Charities as Sustainable Businesses
ProBono Australia News
Wed 26 September, 2018
Charities will need to reposition themselves as sustainable social enterprises to be successful in the future, according to a new report.
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Coca-Cola Amatil to beat recycling targets
News.com.au
Wed 26 September, 2018
Coca-Cola Amatil has committed to the federal government's new packaging targets and pledged to make its packaging 100 per cent recyclable by 2025.
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Yackandandah takes control of its power needs
The Weekly Times
Wed 26 September, 2018
YEARS back — before the electricity grid — houses and towns generated their own electricity or power using all sorts of fuel, wind, kerosene, gas, wood, candles. Then modernity arrived packing power lines and switches and we were hooked.
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Councils can lead on sustainable transport: report
Government News
Wed 26 September, 2018
Low emissions fleets and better cycling and walking infrastructure are among the ways local government can tackle transport pollution.
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Guardian dogs, fencing, and ‘fladry’ protect livestock from carnivores
The Conversation
Wed 26 September, 2018
Farmers have struggled for millennia to protect their livestock from wolves, lions, bears, and other large carnivores. It’s expensive and time-consuming for farmers, governments and related agencies. Many current approaches have led to dramatic reductions or the complete loss of some apex predators from many regions of the globe.
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There’s a shark fight brewing on the Great Barrier Reef
Triple J Hack
Wed 26 September, 2018
The killing of six sharks in Queensland’s tropical north after two attacks last week has shone a light on the state’s shark control program and people are pissed.
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White whale calf reappears off Ningaloo Coast
The West Australian
Wed 26 September, 2018
Guests aboard Ningaloo Discovery got a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get up close to an albino whale as it headed south past the Ningaloo coast last weekend.
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Across the Arctic, lakes are leaking dangerous greenhouse gases
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 26 September, 2018
Alaska: Katey Walter Anthony has studied about 300 lakes across the tundras of the Arctic. But sitting on the mucky shore of her latest discovery, the Arctic expert said she'd never seen a lake like this one.
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Scientists have been drilling into the ocean floor for 50 years – here’s what they’ve found so far
The Conversation
Wed 26 September, 2018
It’s stunning but true that we know more about the surface of the moon than about the Earth’s ocean floor. Much of what we do know has come from scientific ocean drilling – the systematic collection of core samples from the deep seabed. This revolutionary process began 50 years ago, when the drilling vessel Glomar Challenger sailed into the Gulf of Mexico on August 11, 1968 on the first expedition of the federally funded Deep Sea Drilling Project.
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River Murray pulse restored with weir pool manipulation program
The Advertiser
Wed 26 September, 2018
RIVER Murray time-lapse pictures show the environment responding to different water levels, with wildlife taking advantage of extra food sources.
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'Bad for farmers': Indian Ocean shift not positive for spring rains
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 26 September, 2018
The outlook for early rains that would ease the drought and elevated bushfire risks over eastern Australia is dimming even as the chance of an El Nino appears to be receding, climate models suggest.
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