Issue date : Mon 1 October, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 11 Seconds
Number of items : 61
Scott Morrison: the buck stops with me on $443m reef grant
The Australian
Mon 1 October, 2018
Scott Morrison has taken responsibility for the Coalition’s controversial $443.3 million grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation while launching a staunch ­defence of the one-off payment, declaring it made “financial sense”.
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9 News
Buck stops with me on reef grant: Morrison
News.com.au
NT News
SBS World News Australia
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
Yahoo!7 News
Climate, economy must be balanced: ex-Landcare chair
The Australian
Mon 1 October, 2018
Former BHP and Landcare chairman Jerry Ellis has called for Australia to leave the Paris Agreement, ditch Snowy Hydro 2.0 and be more balanced in discussing the costs and benefits of tackling climate change.
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Large agribusiness gains most from $13bn Murray-Darling plan, report finds
The Guardian
Mon 1 October, 2018
A new report looking at how the $13bn for the Murray-Darling Basin Plan is being spent has found that big agribusiness is being compensated for giving up access to water while communities, graziers, small irrigators and native title holders are having to wear the often harsh effects of the plan.
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End climate war, pleads Synergy chairman Robert Cole
The West Australian
Mon 1 October, 2018
The chairman of State-owned power provider Synergy has called for an end to the debilitating wars over energy and climate policy, saying the uncertainty was hampering investment decisions.
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Does ethical investment pay higher returns?
In the Black
Mon 1 October, 2018
More companies are realising that sound environmental, social and governance principles make financial sense, with ethical investments outperforming their more traditional counterparts.
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How lizards do a good ‘wheelie’
Cosmos
Mon 1 October, 2018
Moving their bodies and legs at just the right time gets some species up on two legs more quickly. Nick Carne reports.
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A decade of energy policy decadence
The Canberra Times
Sun 30 September, 2018
A decade ago, a report by one of Australia’s most eminent economists and policy advisers set out the dangers posed by human-induced global warming and climate change, based on scientific research supported by overwhelming peer consensus.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Morrison must tear up Paris Agreement
The Daily Telegraph
Sun 30 September, 2018
SCOTT Morrison has a chance to show he’s his own man by getting us out of the Paris Agreement, writes Peta Credlin. It’s become something very different to what Tony Abbott signed on for.
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Australia plays catch-up on climate policy
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 30 September, 2018
In their song Time, Pink Floyd sing: "Then one day you find that 10 years have got behind you / no one told you when to run / you missed the starting gun." It might be said that the starting gun was fired by Ross Garnaut, who 10 years ago today delivered the Garnaut Climate Change Review for the Rudd government.
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Don't trash chance for a waste revolution
The Age
Sun 30 September, 2018
The federal government’s announcement of new recycling labelling on packaging is a welcome addition to the response by lawmakers, consumers and industry to the collapse in the international recycling market precipitated by China’s unheralded exit as the biggest importer of waste.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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Aurizon seeks 'stranded asset' compensation for transporting thermal coal
The Australian Financial Review
Sun 30 September, 2018
Aurizon and other owners of thermal coal infrastructure in Queensland and NSW want to be compensated for "stranded asset" risk – the danger that their rail lines and ports could be made obsolete by the shift from fossil fuels to clean energy.
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How a wave of nurdles woke up the people of Warrnambool
The Age
Sat 29 September, 2018
A year ago, not many people who live on the wild, picturesque south-western coast of Victoria could have told you what a nurdle was. “Maybe a couple of professors from Deakin University knew,” Hughson says.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Dutch answer to Australia's waste crisis
SBS World News Australia
Sun 30 September, 2018
Australia sends 40 per cent of its waste to landfill compared to the Netherlands, where that number is only 2 per cent.
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Perthnow
The West Australian
Yahoo!7 News
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Australia puts brakes on millions for global climate fund ‘in crisis’
The Australian
Sat 29 September, 2018
Australia will freeze its level of funding for a Green Climate Fund that stalled after giving millions of dollars to replace cooking stoves in Bangladesh and sponsoring “gender responsive” drinking water projects in Ethiopia.
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'Alarming': State ignoring koala data as icon heads towards extinction
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 28 September, 2018
The Berejiklian government is ignoring its own advice on the best regions to project koalas as numbers of the much-loved marsupial plummet towards extinction in the state by mid-century, reports show.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
Global Green Climate Fund demands $400m, fast
The Australian
Fri 28 September, 2018
Australia has been called to immediately commit a further $400 million to replenish a Green Climate Fund to help developing countries cope with the impacts of climate change.
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The Empire of Life needs a proper name
Independent Australia
Fri 28 September, 2018
The biggest living organism on Planet Earth is the living planet itself, but she doesn’t have a proper name. Guy Lane & Andrew Buckwell ascribe a taxonomic classification to Gaia, the living planet.
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China's potential to lead the global transition to a circular economy
Inside Waste
Fri 28 September, 2018
New research on the opportunities for urban and industrial innovation in China has found that a transition to a circular economy in the country's cities could make goods and services more affordable for citizens, while also reducing the impacts generally associated with middle-class lifestyles.
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ExxonMobil, BHP to study best use of high-carbon gas
The Australian
Fri 28 September, 2018
ExxonMobil and BHP have agreed to study whether they can push more high-carbon Bass Strait natural gas through their 1 billion carbon-stripping plant at Longford
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South Australia blackout didn’t stop energy transition, it accelerated it
Reneweconomy
Fri 28 September, 2018
It took a matter of minutes for the fossil fuel industry to seize on the state-wide blackout in South Australia in September 2016 and point to the so-called dangers of adding too much renewable energy into the grid. They’re still at it.
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Stocktake of where Australia is up to with wind and solar
Reneweconomy
Fri 28 September, 2018
This occasional series will present some information, mostly charts, on the build out of new supply in Australia. Price is a function of supply and demand. At the moment there is not much point in tracking demand because, after subtracting the behind the meter (rooftop) build out, apparent demand is flat.
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Killer whales: why more than half world’s orcas are threatened by leftover industrial chemicals
The Conversation
Fri 28 September, 2018
More than half of the world’s killer whales are threatened by a group of toxic industrial chemicals that accumulate in their blubber and can be passed on from mother to calf. That’s according to a new study led by scientists in Denmark and published in the journal Science. Killer whale populations found in the most polluted seas around Japan, Brazil, the UK or in the northeast Pacific, the authors report, are “tending toward complete collapse”.
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Killer whale populations with high PCB pollutant levels could collapse, study finds
Cosmos
Many of the world’s killer whales may die because of PCBs
SBS World News Australia
Orcas threatened by PCB pollution: study
News.com.au
NT News
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
How 'bin chickens' held back the theory of evolution for decades
The Brisbane Times
Fri 28 September, 2018
It can now be revealed the ibis – colloquially known in Australia as the “bin chicken” - was part of the some of the first debates about evolution in modern science.
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The Age
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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What has four Legos and crawls? Turtle takes slow road to recovery
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 28 September, 2018
A wild eastern box turtle with a fractured shell at a US zoo had trouble moving. So with some creativity, ingenuity and sketches, a veterinary student designed and built a small wheelchair for the turtle. The material? Lego pieces.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Tsunami of up to three metres hits Indonesia after earthquake
ABC News
Fri 28 September, 2018
A tsunami of up to three metres has hit a small city on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, collapsing buildings and washing a vessel onto land, after a magnitude-7.5 quake struck offshore.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
Tsunami hits Indonesian island of Sulawesi after major earthquake
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
News.com.au
Hundreds killed as powerful earthquake and tsunami hit Indonesia
NT News
The Advertiser
The Courier Mail
Incentives to recycle will be the key to reducing waste
Inside Waste
Fri 28 September, 2018
Pact Group, manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging for the Australasian region, has called on the Australian government to provide incentives to companies that divert waste from landfill.
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'I do what people say can't be done': recycling queen Narelle Anderson
The Brisbane Times
Fri 28 September, 2018
In the next major step for Queensland’s first container refund scheme, Australian recycling company Envirobank will provide 48 collection points by November 1.
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The Age
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Drier and warmer: Get ready for a toasty three months
News.com.au
Fri 28 September, 2018
IT’S official, September has been one of the driest months ever. If you were hoping for some spring downpours to pep up the gardens we have some bad news.
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The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
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Vic logging review after prosecution fails
News.com.au
Thu 27 September, 2018
Victoria's forestry regulations are being reviewed after the environment department botched a prosecution against state logging agency VicForests.
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The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
Yahoo!7 News
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Broken Labor promise lets ‘God clause’ wipe out endangered species
WAToday
Thu 27 September, 2018
The government has backflipped on a promise to change a law that can condemn any threatened West Australian species to extinction with a single signature.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Throwing stones at BlackRock’s fossil fuel investments
The Fifth Estate
Thu 27 September, 2018
One of the world’s largest fund managers, BlackRock, which has been proclaiming its high sustainability and ethical values is fighting off a barrage of criticisms that it is in fact one of the worst offenders against the planet.
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Tesla battery cost revealed two years after SA blackout
ABC News
Thu 27 September, 2018
Two years since South Australia was plunged into darkness during a statewide blackout, new light has been shed on the cost of the Tesla battery — just one of the projects designed to prevent power failure in the state.
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Forza Capital’s eco and inclusive socially sustainable Richmond apartments
The Fifth Estate
Thu 27 September, 2018
For Forza Capital director Adam Murchie, the sustainability focus of the near-complete $85 million Supply Co apartment complex in Richmond is not just about “enviro stuff”. The new residential development also hits the high notes on social sustainability – far exceeding standard inclusivity requirements for disabled occupants.
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