Issue date : Tue 23 October, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 14 Seconds
Number of items : 50
Alice Springs Town Council vocal on climate change. Mayor Ryan
NT News
Tue 23 October, 2018
Mayor Damien Ryan joined heads of other Australian city councils last week at a national climate summit in Kiama, New South Wales.The inaugural Cities Power Partnership, run by the Climate Council, was a show of force for action on climate change.
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Requiem or renewal? This is how a tropical city like Darwin can regain its cool
The Conversation
Tue 23 October, 2018
The concern in most Australian cities, and particularly in Darwin, should be with the public form of the city – with building frontage, with the streets, squares and parks, and with what is needed to make them safe, cool and enjoyable. Such street-form-based planning should replace “tidy town” zoning planning and code-based roads that ignore heat, landscape and the public.
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Spider silk made from “hierarchical protein assemblies”
Cosmos
Tue 23 October, 2018
Scientists studying black widow spiders (Latrodectus mactans) are closer to understanding, and potentially replicating, how spiders turn proteins into super-strong, flexible fibre for their webs.
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Humans Urged To Save Water In New Water Corporation Campaign Via The Brand Agency
B & T
Tue 23 October, 2018
What do the Carnaby Cockatoo, the burrowing Bilby, the famous Rotto Quokka and the age-old Marri Tree all have in common? They’re nature, and together they’ve formed the Water Watchers, a team of wildlife vigilantes who’s mission is to ensure us humans get waterwise – after all, we are the only species on earth that wastes water.
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Call to cut back as Perth household water use rockets
Perthnow
Tue 23 October, 2018
PERTH households have consumed five billion litres more water than forecast since July, prompting authorities to urge people to cut back on water use.
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News.com.au
The West Australian
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Microplastics found in human stools
Cosmos
Tue 23 October, 2018
Pilot study finds plastics in poo samples from eight countries. Nick Carne reports.
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Morrison in bid for unity on energy
The Australian
Mon 22 October, 2018
Scott Morrison will today set a price benchmark for power bills and seek to unite his MPs, amid concerns from moderate Liberals following the Wentworth by-election rout that voters were worried about the government’s position on climate change.
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Liberal moderates to demand $1 billion for climate change fund
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 22 October, 2018
Liberal moderates concerned at the Coalition's lack of climate change policy are set to demand Scott Morrison revitalise the ailing direct action policy with a $1 billion injection into the Emissions Reduction Fund.
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9 News
Liberal moderates want $1bn for climate
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
Coal's days are numbered, top government adviser says
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 22 October, 2018
The federal government's top energy adviser Kerry Schott says the plunging cost of renewables will force Australia's remaining coal plants to close even earlier than planned, as mining giant BHP renewed calls for a price on carbon to urgently slash national emissions.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Climate advice not sought over dumping NEG
SBS World News Australia
Mon 22 October, 2018
The federal government did not seek climate change policy advice from its independent agency before dumping the National Energy Guarantee, a Senate estimates hearing has heard.
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NSW moves to boost recycling industry
Government News
Mon 22 October, 2018
The NSW Government has released its draft Circular Economic Policy, but the waste and recycling sectors say the government needs to do much more.
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State renewable schemes help cut CO2 emissions: Kerry Schott
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 22 October, 2018
State renewable energy targets are helping Australia to decarbonise its electricity grid in the absence of federal policy and are "an important foundation" for climate policy, Energy Security Board chair Kerry Schott said.
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People power fills energy policy void
The Age
Mon 22 October, 2018
The inability to lead on energy policy has helped bring down every prime minister of the past decade. It is not fanciful to suggest that it could well claim yet another one in coming months. Exit polling indicated concern about climate change was one of the primary reasons the voters of Wentworth delivered a historically massive swing against the Coalition government last Saturday.
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'Rallying cry': Mining giant BHP renews calls for carbon price
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 22 October, 2018
Mining giant BHP Billiton has renewed calls for a price on carbon to drive emissions reductions in Australia, despite the Morrison government rejecting the need to overhaul climate policies before the next election.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Sydney nuclear facility needs $210m revamp: report
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 22 October, 2018
The federal government's ageing nuclear medical facility in southern Sydney should be replaced or rebuilt due to safety concerns, an independent report says.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Australia large scale solar output breaks through 1GW on Sunday
Reneweconomy
Mon 22 October, 2018
The rapidly emerging large-scale solar sector achieved a significant milestone on Sunday, October 21, when the combined output of all utility-scale solar farms in the National Electricity Market broke through the 1GW barrier for what is believed to be the first time.
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'Ultra rapid' electric car charging network coming to Australia
The Guardian
Mon 22 October, 2018
Drivers travelling between Australia’s major cities could soon charge their electric vehicles in just 15 minutes with a super-fast network being rolled out across the country.
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NT News
Perthnow
SBS World News Australia
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Herald Sun
The West Australian
Yahoo!7 News
Recognising councils’ action on climate change
Government News
Mon 22 October, 2018
A council’s floating solar farm and a museum’s energy upgrade project are among local government climate change initiatives recognised in awards.
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Chocolate Labradors die earlier than yellow or black, and have more disease
The Conversation
Mon 22 October, 2018
Chocolate-coloured Labrador retrievers have, on average, 10% shorter lives than black or yellow Labradors, according to a study we co-published today in Canine Genetics and Epidemiology. Ear infections and skin diseases are also more common in chocolate Labradors than non-chocolate Labradors.
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How a game can move people from climate apathy to action
The Conversation
Mon 22 October, 2018
The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been called a “deafening” alarm and an “ear-splitting wake-up call” about the need for sweeping climate action. But will one more scientific report move countries to dramatically cut emissions?
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Program to address impacts of farm run-off
The Weekly Times
Mon 22 October, 2018
GROWCOM has teamed up with the Department of Environment and Science to improve best management practices of horticulture growers in reef catchments over the next four years.
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In Alaska, everyone’s grappling with climate change
The Conversation
Mon 22 October, 2018
Coastal villages are washing into the Bering Sea, trees are sprouting in the tundra and shipping lanes are opening in an ocean that was once locked in ice. In Alaska, climate change isn’t a distant or abstract concern.
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How old oyster shells are reviving a Queensland reef
SBS World News Australia
Mon 22 October, 2018
Recycled oyster shells are being used by a scientist and traditional owners to try and restore the biodiversity and water quality of Moreton Bay in South East Queensland.
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The world's fastest growing economy has the world's most toxic air
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 22 October, 2018
Asia's largest economy, China, has long had a reputation for smoggy skies. But these days, neighbouring India is fighting the far bigger battle with pollution: it is home to the world's 10 most polluted cities.
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The Age
The Australian Financial Review
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Cloud over Amberley air force base toxic waste inquiry
The Australian
Mon 22 October, 2018
Investigators have failed to interview contractors who unwittingly removed waste contam­inated with toxic firefighting chemicals that should have remained ­“encapsulated” on a southeast Queensland military base.
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England eyes complete plastic straw ban
SBS World News Australia
Mon 22 October, 2018
The UK government is pushing to have plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds banned throughout England in a bid to help protect the world's oceans and wildlife.
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How Western Australia’s new waste to energy plant will work
The Fifth Estate
Mon 22 October, 2018
Waste to energy plants have been greeted with great scepticism and knocked back in some areas, but what if they can produce “green cement” and what if the fumes can be drastically reduced? Sure they still need to be a last resort for waste as part of a transition to a circular economy but for one academic, Macquarie Capital, Phoenix Energy, the CEFC and ARENA a new plant in Perth looks like a good option.
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ANZRP involved in WEEE's first International E-Waste Day
Inside Waste
Mon 22 October, 2018
The first International E-Waste Day, held on October 13 to promote the proper management of electrical and electronic equipment, has been hailed a tremendous success by its organisers, including the Australian and New Zealand Recycling Program (ANZRP), who were the sole Australian representative of the initiative.
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Turning vegan for the environment
Food Processing
Mon 22 October, 2018
Argentina is the worst country for CO2 production caused by animal product consumption, but it is not the only country that should swap out meat for a vegan diet, according to a study.
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Vegan diets don't cut carbon footprint
The Australian Dairyfarmer
Mon 22 October, 2018
Reducing animal-based products in favour of plant-based products did not impact the environment any less as the carbon footprint was not greatly reduced, Dr Stephan Peters, of the Dutch Dairy Association, NZO, told the World Dairy Summit.
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