Issue date : Mon 22 October, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 51 Seconds
Number of items : 69
Resurrect national energy policy: Labor
9 News
Mon 22 October, 2018
Labor is calling on the government to embrace the National Energy Guarantee following the Wentworth by-election result.
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NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton accused of failing to tackle waste crisis
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 22 October, 2018
NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton has been accused of failing to address the state’s waste crisis by providing incentives to divert rubbish from landfill or crackdown on illegal dumping.
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Tax on plastic could rock these six stocks
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 22 October, 2018
Drinks giant Coca-Cola Amatil's next great challenge may not be a tax on sugar, but a tax on plastic.
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BHP says put a price on carbon as Wentworth byelection shakes up energy
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 22 October, 2018
As the Morrison government digs in against changes to the climate and energy policies that were rejected at the Wentworth byelection, BHP wants a price on carbon to be part of the policy mix.
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Power In the Hands Of the Community
ProBono Australia News
Mon 22 October, 2018
Jarra Hicks is co-founder of Community Power Agency, a not for profit with a vision of putting the power back in the hands of the community. She is is this week’s Changemaker.
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Energy mix vital to reduce climate change
Perthnow
Mon 22 October, 2018
Australia needs to stop putting all its money into new renewable energy and use existing technology to take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, an expert says.
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'They deserve care and compassion': sanctuary says foxes misunderstood
The Guardian
Mon 22 October, 2018
Several times a day, the dingoes let out a collective howl that seems to make the chill in the air bite that much deeper. There are animals everywhere here – “here” being hours from anywhere in the New South Wales southern highlands. While you might reasonably expect a few wild animals on a property like this, this particular 100 acres is home to 45 dingoes, five cats, rabbits, a fish and a rescued wild rat called Ramsay that was, for a while, bottle-fed.
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Curious Kids: Why do flies vomit on their food?
The Conversation
Mon 22 October, 2018
It’s about that time of year where we start firing up the barbeques. Lucky for us, we have no problem eating our delicious sausage sandwiches because we have teeth (or even knives and forks if we’re feeling fancy) to help us break the food into smaller pieces, making it easier for us to swallow. But flies don’t have any teeth and rely on other ways to digest their food - like vomiting.
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Life is short for chocolate Labradors
Cosmos
Mon 22 October, 2018
Chocolate-coloured Labradors might have a certain high street cachet, but they tend to die younger and get sicker than their yellow or black peers.
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Three Victorians bitten in four hours as spring sunshine wakes snakes
The Age
Mon 22 October, 2018
Three people across Victoria were taken to hospital on Sunday after they were bitten by snakes, as the warmer weather brings the reptiles out of winter hibernation.
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Climate change: Nauru’s life on the frontlines
The Conversation
Mon 22 October, 2018
International perceptions of the Pacific Island nation of Nauru are dominated by two interrelated stories. Until the turn of the century, it was the dramatic boom and bust of Nauru’s phosphate mine, and the mismanagement of its considerable wealth, that captured global attention.
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Flight is fine and dandelion
Cosmos
Mon 22 October, 2018
Asked to make a list of the world’s most efficient flying organisms, most people would start with some particularly noble species of bird, such as an albatross or an eagle. Few, if any, would plump for a dandelion.
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Wentworth byelection backlash reignites tensions inside the Morrison government over climate policy
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 21 October, 2018
A ferocious voter backlash has inflamed the Morrison government’s internal row on climate change as Liberal MPs call for stronger policies to assure voters that Australia can meet the Paris agreement to cut carbon emissions.
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Climate policy not changing: treasurer
News.com.au
Sun 21 October, 2018
Climate change has been touted as an important contribution to the Liberals' loss in Wentworth but Josh Frydenberg says the coalition won't shift its policy.
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The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Newcastle Herald
The Weekly Times
Yahoo!7 News
Voters eager to punish politicians 'stuck in the past': energy expert
The Australian Financial Review
Sun 21 October, 2018
The revolt against the Morrison government in the Wentworth byelection shows voters do not buy the government's "false choice" between lower energy prices and cutting carbon emissions, energy experts said.
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Government ditches $10m promotion blitz amid Great Barrier Reef furore
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 21 October, 2018
The Morrison government has abandoned plans for a $10 million campaign promoting the Great Barrier Reef's promising future, after a public backlash over its failure to address climate change and protect the natural wonder.
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ACT Greens push for more government owned electric cars
The Canberra Times
Sun 21 October, 2018
As part of the ACT governments push for zero-emissions vehicles, the Greens want local jurisdictions to join a "bulk buy" purchase of electric cars for government fleets.
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Tasmanian salmon should be off the menu for now, says conservation group
The Guardian
Sun 21 October, 2018
It’s one of Australia’s – and the world’s – favourite fish but Tasmanian Atlantic salmon should be off the menu for now, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society, publishers of Australia’s independent sustainable seafood guide.
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'A beautiful concept': Canberra's shared resources mapped out
The Canberra Times
Sun 21 October, 2018
A growing network of shared resources is being hailed as a way for Canberrans to tackle big picture issues like inequality, environmental degradation and racism.
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Thousands of solar panels to deliver CSIRO big savings
The Canberra Times
Sun 21 October, 2018
About 2900 solar panels will be installed at the CSIRO's Black Mountain facility as part of a larger plan the federal government agency says will eventually help it save more than $900,000 on energy bills each year.
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Headless chicken monster of the deep caught on camera in Southern Ocean
ABC News
Sun 21 October, 2018
The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) has filmed a highly unusual sea cucumber, marking the first time it has been spotted in the depths of the Southern Ocean.
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9 News
'Headless chicken monster' caught on film for the first time
News.com.au
NT News
Perthnow
SBS World News Australia
The Advertiser
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Daily Telegraph
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Australian
The Guardian
The Mercury
The Sydney Morning Herald
The Weekly Times
The West Australian
Yahoo!7 News
Ten Daily
'Headless Chicken Monster' Filmed In Southern Ocean For First Time
China-backed hydro dam threatens world's rarest orangutan
SBS World News Australia
Sun 21 October, 2018
A billion-dollar hydroelectric dam development in Indonesia that threatens the habitat of the world's rarest great ape has sparked fresh concerns about the impact of China's globe-spanning infrastructure drive.
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http://theconversation.com/the-morrison-governments-biggest-economic-problem-climate-change-denial-105125
Gizmodo Australia
Sun 21 October, 2018
New reports of microplastics turning up in just about everything from our bottled water to our beer pop up often to remind us just how widespread plastic pollution has become. New research now reports finding microplastics in over 90 per cent of table salts, with sea salt unsurprisingly serving up the highest levels of microplastics when compared to lake and rock salts.
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Malaysia bans waste imports as Australia battles recycling crisis
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 21 October, 2018
Jenjarom, Malaysia: It's the crisis that no one saw coming. It's more than a year since China announced a crackdown on what types of recycled waste it would accept for recycling.
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The Canberra Times
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Ocean Cleanup won’t turn a profit, but we should still do it
The Conversation
Sun 21 October, 2018
A novel “floating pipe” to recover plastic from the ocean has just arrived on its maiden voyage to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Run by Dutch start-up Ocean Cleanup, the scheme involves a 600m-long floating pipe connected to a net, which herds plastic into place before it is gathered and taken to shore by specialist boats.
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International photography award for flying fox plight
The Age
Sun 21 October, 2018
As dusk settles upon the Yarra, Doug Gimesy is poised with his camera, capturing thousands of grey-headed flying foxes as they wake from slumber.
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‘Not happy’: Australia must act on climate, says former Kiribati leader
The Guardian
Sat 20 October, 2018
Anote Tong has had quite a week. The former president of Kiribati has been in Australia to advocate for more robust action on climate change, which threatens to wipe out his Pacific home within a matter of decades as sea levels rise.
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Lendlease appoints eco concierge in the war on waste
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 20 October, 2018
Lendlease is waging a war on waste and has appointed an ''eco concierge'' to ensure tenants and owners at its Barangaroo South site are doing their bit to improve the precinct's sustainability.
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Bees 'alarm clock' recorded for first time
9 News
Sat 20 October, 2018
Scientists have recorded the honeycomb vibration of the honeybee which prompts others in the hive to start getting busy.
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Whale snack stops challenge feast or famine myth: Australian Museum
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 20 October, 2018
It's good to have a pit stop – a driver reviver – on any long trip up the coast. That's the case for whales, too, according to new research that shows they make lengthy krill stops on the annual 5000-kilometre migration from Antarctica to warmer waters and breeding grounds.
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Snakes in Melbourne: Snakes that are in your suburb
The Herald Sun
Sat 20 October, 2018
IN JUST four days, Melbourne’s Snake Hunter captured 26 snakes in places you wouldn’t believe. And Melbourne is about to see a surge in the slippery critters. See what snakes are hanging out in your ‘hood.
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'Now is the time for action': logging protester scales SW karri
WAToday
Sat 20 October, 2018
A South West farmer has scaled a karri in old-growth forest near Manjimup in a bid to prevent the trees being chopped down.
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Should Australia be turning its rubbish into electricity?
The Age
Sat 20 October, 2018
Harry van Moorst is a veteran community activist. In the 1960s, he protested against the Vietnam War. In the '70s and early '80s, he was active in the anti-uranium movement. In the '90s, he helped lead a successful campaign against a toxic dump proposed for Werribee, in Melbourne’s outer-western suburbs.
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Garage sale mantra: reuse, recycle and make gelato
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 20 October, 2018
When the Power siblings decided they wanted to hand-make gelato, part of their personal war on waste, they looked to their store of unwanted books and clothes.
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Severe thunderstorms wreak havoc across NSW
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 20 October, 2018
Huge thunderstorms rolled thick and fast across NSW on Saturday evening, sparking severe weather warnings for most of the state and descending skies into near-absolute darkness.
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The power of one person taking action
The Age
Fri 19 October, 2018
In 1986, Ian Kiernan sailed single-handedly around the world, one of 25 competitors in the BOC challenge. He finished sixth, and set an Australian record for solo circumnavigation. That was an achievement that few of us can hope to emulate, but Kiernan, who died on Tuesday at the age of 78, set another example that hundreds of thousands of Australians, and millions around the world, have followed.
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Bioenergy carbon capture: climate snake oil or the 1.5-degree panacea?
The Conversation
Fri 19 October, 2018
With the release of the latest special report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, it’s time we talk frankly about Bioenergy Carbon Capture and Sequestration, known as BECCS. It is one of the key technologies many models say we will need to limit warming to 1.5℃.
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Germany's Graforce producing environmentally-friendly fuel from wastewaterc
Inside Waste
Fri 19 October, 2018
The Berlin-based tech company Graforce, in partnership with Audi and Berliner Wasserbetriebe, have introduced a unique technology called the Plasmalysis, which saves resources in its highly efficient generation of hydrogen from industrial wastewater.
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Scientists capture eerie seismic howl of Antarctic ice shelf
ABC News
Fri 19 October, 2018
Researchers have recorded the Antarctic's natural soundtrack — usually inaudible to the human ear — and it may help them predict when ice shelves collapse in future.
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Toxic haul fear: waste ‘shouldn’t leave base’
The Australian
Fri 19 October, 2018
Construction giant Laing O’Rourke allowed tonnes of sludge ­potentially contaminated with toxic firefighting chemicals to leave a Queensland military base despite knowing it should have stayed onsite to be “encapsulated”, according to contractors’ meeting records.
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Waste to energy plant planned for Melbourne's west
The Age
Fri 19 October, 2018
Melbourne’s western suburbs, which have long been blighted by stinking rubbish tips, could be the site of a waste to energy plant that would convert household waste into enough electricity to power up to 20,000 houses.
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