Issue date : Thu 18 October, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 24 Seconds
Number of items : 40
'Bad news': IEA chief says CO2 emissions to rise in 2018
SBS World News Australia
Thu 18 October, 2018
Energy sector carbon emissions will rise in 2018 after hitting record levels the year before, dimming prospects for meeting Paris climate treaty goals, the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Wednesday.
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'He changed the future': The Ian Kiernan I knew
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 18 October, 2018
We didn’t realise Sydney Harbour had 270 kilometres of foreshore when a team of enthusiastic volunteers came together to try and clean it up back on January 8, 1989.
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Who are the real 'Deniers', Fran
The Herald Sun
Thu 18 October, 2018
The ABC ignores the science in pushing its global warming faith. The bias and the wilful ignorance are astonishing.
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Arup’s new offices set bar high for workplace wellness
The Fifth Estate
Thu 18 October, 2018
The project, developed by Investa and designed by Architectus, was structured in such a way that allowed Arup to become a consultant on the base building right from the start in 2013 when the lease was first signed. According to Arup’s Sydney office leader Andrew Pettifer, this offered Arup the perfect opportunity to imbue a wellness and sustainability focus into the building’s very foundations.
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The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy project: explained
Australian Geographic
Thu 18 October, 2018
A conservation initiative dedicated in the name of The Queen harnesses the global power of the Commonwealth to arrest the decline of the world’s native forests.
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Why a wetland might not be wet
The Conversation
Thu 18 October, 2018
Lake Eyre is one of Australia’s most iconic wetlands, home to thousands of waterbirds that migrate from all over Australia and the world. But it is often dry for decades between floods.
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Removing single-use straws the right way
Hospitality Magazine
Thu 18 October, 2018
The campaign against single-use plastic straws continues to gain traction across Australia as an increasing number of venues boost their commitment to sustainability. Here, we find out why venues are getting behind the movement and the challenges they’ve faced along the way.
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'For the Pacific it's always about cash': Environment Minister in diplomatic incident over climate change
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 17 October, 2018
Environment Minister Melissa Price has been accused of offending a key Pacific leader by declaring the region was “always” seeking cash from Australia, in a disputed remark that has triggered a new storm over government policy on climate change.
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'No more hiding': Morrison government set emissions data deadlines
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 17 October, 2018
The federal government will be less able to delay the release of embarrassing national carbon pollution figures after the Senate approved rolling deadlines for the quarterly data.
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PM admits Australia Paris target toothless, Coalition completely at sea on energy
Reneweconomy
Wed 17 October, 2018
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has cleared the air on his party’s position on the Paris climate agreement: We won’t be pulling out of it. Why? There is no need, because it will have precisely zero impact on business-as-usual in Australia.
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Farmers call for drought policy reform in New South Wales
Food & Beverage
Wed 17 October, 2018
Many drought-stricken farmers across NSW have been calling for a drought policy reform that factors in major environmental issues faced every day, such as climate change.
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Malaysia dumps on Aussie plastic rubbish
The Australian
Wed 17 October, 2018
Malaysia has banned the importation of waste plastic for recycling into the country, warning it will not become the dumping ground for the developed world’s rubbish and singling out Australia as among the worst offenders.
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Nobody understands climate change like farmers
The Daily Telegraph
Wed 17 October, 2018
I’VE worked on my farm since the 1970s, and climate change scares me to death, writes Jim McDonald. I’ve had my light bulb moment, now I need politicians to have their own.
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Activist shareholders make history in anti-lobby resolution at Origin AGM
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 17 October, 2018
An investor rebellion has prompted a promise from Origin Energy to be more transparent about its relationships with lobby groups.
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Look to your own ancestry to understand Indigenous approaches to sustainability
The Fifth Estate
Wed 17 October, 2018
Non-Indigenous scientists and others could look to their own ancestral roots to find approaches that have a similar spiritual and ecological underpinning to Australian Indigenous knowledge, according to Aboriginal educator and communicator Luke Briscoe.
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'Embarrassing': Santos fined for using CSG water without a permit
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 17 October, 2018
Santos has been fined by the NSW environmental watchdog for using water from its controversial $3 billion coal seam gas project for irrigation without approval.
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Australia's richest man has a radical solution to drought and worker shortages
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 17 October, 2018
Australia's richest man believes robots could be the answer to the agricultural labor shortage, as farmers demand the Morrison government come up with a solution to a shortfall of 100,000 workers that has left fruit rotting across the country.
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Disney resort goes solar with half a million solar panels
Energy Matters
Wed 17 October, 2018
The Disney company is seeking to enhance its reputation as an environmentally-sensitive business by developing a massive solar installation in Florida. The Disney solar facility won’t be used to power the entertainment giant’s resort, however, but to feed into the local electricity grid.
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EV charging stations added to Google Maps
Reneweconomy
Wed 17 October, 2018
Internet giant Google has announced the addition of EV charging stations to smart phone apps that are designed to make recharging electric vehicles when traveling in an unfamiliar location easier, bringing EV charging maps to a mainstream platform.
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Landmark work on frog extinction crisis wins at PM's science prizes
The Guardian
Wed 17 October, 2018
The sudden crash of several frog species in Australia and central America between the late 1970s and 1990s was a global mystery. Six species were lost in Queensland alone. The prevailing wisdom was environmental factors must be to blame for their extinction. Could it be rising pollution? Or ultraviolet radiation from the growing hole in the ozone layer?
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Perth Zoo to lose elephants after Tricia dies as part of future vision
ABC News
Wed 17 October, 2018
The Perth Zoo will have no more elephants when much loved Asian pachyderm Tricia dies, and it re-homes two younger elephants to other zoos in Australasia.
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Perth Zoo to close elephant enclosure when Tricia dies
The West Australian
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New lions, goodbye to elephants: New era for Perth Zoo after 120 years
The Age
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The Sydney Morning Herald
Almost 60 penguins killed in suspected dog attack in Tasmania, months after similar incident
ABC News
Wed 17 October, 2018
Authorities are investigating the deaths of 58 penguins at the Low Head Conservation Area in Tasmania's north this week, just months after a similar attack.
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How monitoring local water supplies can build community
The Conversation
Wed 17 October, 2018
Water insecurity is a touchstone for 2018. Our planet isn’t running out of water, but various kinds of mismanagement have led to local water crises across the planet, directly threatening millions of people.
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Australia stands alone with lack of national End-of-Life Vehicle policy
Inside Waste
Wed 17 October, 2018
Australia is the only developed country not to have a national policy dealing with End-of-Life Vehicles (ELVs), which leaves the system vulnerable to rogue traders and environmental breaches, according to the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC).
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Ian Kiernan: The Prince, 4000 Coke cans and a mission to clean up the world
9 News
Wed 17 October, 2018
Environmentalist Ian Kiernan would always cast himself as just a regular Aussie bloke with a simple plan.
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