Issue date : Fri 5 October, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 24 Seconds
Number of items : 40
Labor eyes local lithium battery industry
SBS World News Australia
Fri 5 October, 2018
Federal Labor has called for Australia's abundant lithium resources to be kept onshore to boost local manufacturing for batteries, which in turn would support renewables.
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What are we doing to our dogs?
Pursuit
Thu 4 October, 2018
Designer dogs, selective breeding, clones and intensive breeding are having unintended effects on the health and wellbeing of man’s best friend - so is our love of pups actually bad for them in the long run?
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Sustainability of fisheries off WA coast on the rise
The West Australian
Fri 5 October, 2018
Commonwealth fisheries off the West Australian coast have been given a near-clean bill of health, with only one key sector showing signs of overfishing.
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Toyota towards zero-emission warehousing
ATN
Thu 4 October, 2018
Solar focus for new western Sydney parts centre to be accompanied by hydrogen-powered forklift trial
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In the short-term, wind power could hike global warming
Cosmos
Fri 5 October, 2018
Modelling finds long term positives come at the cost of more immediate negatives – but wind is still a better bet than fossil fuels. Nick Carne reports.
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Rooftop solar, low demand, sends W.A prices negative four times in a week
Reneweconomy
Fri 5 October, 2018
The growing capacity of rooftop solar installations is making its presence felt in the West Australian electricity market, sending prices in that state’s wholesale market into negative territory four times last week.
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It’s a tie! Tasmania defies federal Coalition on bipartisan approach to energy
Reneweconomy
Thu 4 October, 2018
From the moment Tasmania energy minister Guy Barnett took the podium at the All-Energy Australia conference on Thursday – wearing a tie tastefully decorated with tiny wind turbines – the contrast with his federal Liberal counterpart Angus Taylor could not have been more stark.
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Building sea walls is a small bandaid on a gaping wound
The Conversation
Fri 5 October, 2018
The Kingscliff seawall, in the Tweed Shire in northern New South Wales, is an engineering marvel. It is 300 metres long and 6 metres deep, with a projected cost of between A$3 million and A$5 million. Its depth enables it to be covered in sand. When beach erosion occurs, the wall’s large concrete steps should, in theory, allow the public to carry on using and enjoying the waterfront.
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Farmers furious as France helicopters bear into Pyrenees
Yahoo!7 News
Fri 5 October, 2018
French authorities helicoptered a Slovenian she-bear into the Pyrenees mountains on Thursday, despite an all-night protest by furious local farmers who fear she will eat their sheep.
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Roos in firing line as drought drags on
News.com.au
Fri 5 October, 2018
As the drought continues kangaroos are heading into regional towns searching for food and water leading to a spike in their involvement in car crashes.
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SBS World News Australia
The Australian
The Weekly Times
Yahoo!7 News
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'Major hazards': Ash dam expansion over old coal mine gets agency tick
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 5 October, 2018
A plan by Australia's largest coal-fired power station to expand its ash dam over a disused coal mine has won approval by the environment watchdog even as consultants identify potential "major hazards".
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
Thirty-Five Thousand Tulips Appear in Hosier Lane
Broadsheet
Fri 5 October, 2018
One of Melbourne’s most iconic laneways, Hosier Lane, has been decorated in thousands of tulips this morning. Florist, designer and advocate for sustainable living Joost Bakker is behind the spontaneous installation. Bakker transported the tulips from Monbulk – where his family grows the flowers – after his brother decided they were unsalable and wanted to throw them out.
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Where the major parties really stand on climate change
The New Daily
Thu 4 October, 2018
A damning report, an attempted cover-up, and an epic prime ministerial fib have thrust Australia’s rising greenhouse gas emissions into the headlines this week.
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Australians the frog in the saucepan as world warms up
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 4 October, 2018
In decades to come, historians wondering how Australians found themselves with dangerous climate change may well be puzzled.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Coal binge puts Paris climate targets further out of reach, study finds
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 4 October, 2018
The capacity of the world's coal-fired power stations would increase by a third if all 1380 plants planned or under development are built, making it tougher to meet Paris climate goals, a leading German non-profit group says.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Australia installed solar capacity to double to 18GW by 2020
Reneweconomy
Thu 4 October, 2018
Australia’s installed capacity of solar is expected to double to 18GW in the next two years as a wave of new large scale projects are completed and as households and businesses continue to turn to solar to reduce their electricity bills.
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ARENA wants to harness your rooftop solar power
Energy Matters
Thu 4 October, 2018
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is investigating the impact of distributed energy such as that from rooftop solar panel systems on the electricity grid.
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Why does Nemo the clownfish have three white stripes? The riddle solved at last
The Conversation
Thu 4 October, 2018
Coral fish are known for their great diversity of colours and patterns, each more surprising than the next. Examples include the copperband butterflyfish (Chelmon rostratus, which has a black “eye” on its body), the blue tang (Paracanthurus hepatus) and the Picasso triggerfish (Rhinecanthus aculeatus), whose name is linked to the patterns of bright colours on its sides.
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Irrigators fears rise as Murray storages dry up
The Advertiser
Thu 4 October, 2018
A SEVERE drought in the Murray–Darling Basin has raised concern among SA irrigators as water storage levels have dropped dramatically in the past 24 months.
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Why Your Charity Clothes Donation Could Leave Op Shops In Debt
Ten Daily
Thu 4 October, 2018
Charities spending millions to dump “fast fashion” clothes Think you’re doing your good deed for the day by bundling up all your crappy old clothes and taking them to the Salvos? Think again.
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