Issue date : Fri 26 October, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 39 Seconds
Number of items : 43
Coalition to redirect $3.9bn into Drought Future Fund for 'non-rainy days'
The Guardian
Fri 26 October, 2018
The Morrison government will redirect $3.9bn from an unused infrastructure fund towards a new drought fund to finance $100m in drought relief and mitigation programs a year.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
Morrison government to establish $5 billion future fund for drought resilience
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
The Australian
Morrison’s $5bn fund to survive severe dry spells
The Herald Sun
Farmers share in $5bn future drought fund
9 News
News.com.au
SBS World News Australia
Perthnow
Yahoo!7 News
The Conversation
Government to set up new multi-billion Future Drought Fund
Dutch join G7-led push to rid oceans of plastics
Yahoo!7 News
Fri 26 October, 2018
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced his country's endorsement of a G7-led initiative to rid the oceans of plastics, during a visit to Ottawa on Thursday.
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Atticus Fleming: Lifetime of Conservation Award 2018
Australian Geographic
Fri 26 October, 2018
The 2018 Lifetime of Conservation Award has gone to Atticus Fleming, long-time Chief Executive of the Australian Wildlife Conservancy, the world’s largest private owner of land for conservation.
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Why Barnaby Joyce and Andrew Forrest have got it wrong on the drought
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 26 October, 2018
With Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s National Drought Summit on today, state and federal political leaders will be pressured to "drought-proof" Australia. We have seen it all before –ideas from the bottom drawer of past policies, reflecting Australia’s obsession to tame nature, rather than live with our reality.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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A difference of degrees: the looming climate catastrophe
The Strategist
Fri 26 October, 2018
The release earlier this month of a major UN-sponsored scientific report on the significant impacts expected from 1.5°C of global warming—the aspirational limit countries adopted in the Paris climate agreement—generated widespread media interest. Much of the commentary has rightly focused on the rapidly closing window of opportunity to achieve the aspiration and the huge scale of the societal changes required.
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Hurtigruten orders another hybrid powered expedition ship
Travel Weekly
Fri 26 October, 2018
Hurtigruten has signed a memorandum of understanding with Norway’s Kleven Verft AS for the construction of their third hybrid powered expedition cruise ship.
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Sweden’s sustainable cities a lesson for Australia
Government News
Fri 26 October, 2018
The involvement of local government has been essential to Swedish city’s remarkable carbon emissions reduction success, experts say.
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Inside the world of million-dollar beauty pageants – for camels
The Conversation
Fri 26 October, 2018
When you hear “beauty pageants” you probably think of human women (and men) competing. However, a series of pageants on the Arabian Peninsula celebrate the beauty of the dromedary, or one-humped camel.
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'Dark horse in the race': The couple that makes water out of thin air takes out $2.1m prize
The Age
Fri 26 October, 2018
It started out modestly enough: David Hertz, having learned that under the right conditions you really can make your own water out of thin air, put a little contraption on the roof of his office and began cranking out free bottles of H2O for anyone who wanted one.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Concern raised about cane farm sediment run-off into Queensland creeks
ABC News
Fri 26 October, 2018
The Queensland Government is investigating concerns raised by environmental groups that sediment run-off from more than 2,000 hectares of cane farming land in Clairview, south of Mackay, is potentially polluting waterways leading to the Great Barrier Reef.
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What is Meghan Markle really saying with her fashion choices?
ABC News
Fri 26 October, 2018
When the Duchess of Sussex made a surprise cameo on the Kingfisher Bay Jetty on Queensland's Fraser Island, it is likely her linen ensemble was designed to do more than help the mother-to-be brave the weather.
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All Of The Sustainable Fashion Brands You Need To Know
Marie Claire
Fri 26 October, 2018
As consumers become more and more educated about the clothes they wear and the impact they have on the environment, fashion labels are stepping up to the plate and prioritising sustainability, some going completely fur-free (here are 15 designer examples) and others improving the way they source fabric and make garments. From Australian sustainable clothing brands, such as Ginger & Smart, to the world's biggest fashion houses, such as Stella McCartney, sustainable clothing brands are taking over.
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Sustainable seafood recipes: alternatives to salmon
Gourmet Traveller
Fri 26 October, 2018
Farmed salmon may have been declared an unsustainable fish in Australia but we can still enjoy our ocean’s bounty if we’re smart about what we choose.
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Malcolm Turnbull to meet with Great Barrier Reef Foundation… in Bali
2GB
Thu 25 October, 2018
The former prime minister will travel to Bali to represent the Morrison government at a climate change conference and it’s now been revealed Mr Turnbull will meet with officials from the Great Barrier Foundation.
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Planning Minister Richard Wynne fast-tracks coal-to-hydrogen project
The Age
Thu 25 October, 2018
Victoria’s planning minister has intervened to push forward a contentious project to convert the Latrobe Valley's vast brown coal reserves into liquid hydrogen and export it to Japan.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Machines, bags and bins sent across the state ahead of recycling scheme
The Brisbane Times
Thu 25 October, 2018
Machines that can sort 200 containers a minute, bags that can hold more than 1000 items and countless bright purple bins are being rolled out across the state ahead of the launch of Queensland’s new recycling scheme.
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The Age
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Europe approves ban on single-use plastics
9 News
Thu 25 October, 2018
The European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly for an EU-wide ban on single-use plastics such as straws, cutlery, cotton buds and balloon sticks.
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We have so many ways to pursue a healthy climate – it’s insane to wait any longer
The Conversation
Thu 25 October, 2018
As a broadly trained life scientist, my concern about climate change isn’t the health of the planet. The rocks will be just fine! What worries me is a whole spectrum of “wicked” challenges, from sustaining food production, to providing clean water, to maintaining wildlife diversity and the green environments that ensure the survival of complex life on Earth.
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Can your actions really save the planet? ‘Planetary accounting’ has the answer
The Conversation
Thu 25 October, 2018
The climate is changing before our eyes. News articles about imminent species extinctions have become the norm. Images of oceans full of plastic are littering social media. These issues are made even more daunting by the fact that they are literally global in scale.
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Sonnen to start making batteries in Australia next month
Reneweconomy
Thu 25 October, 2018
German energy storage giant sonnen Group has revealed it expects to produce its first Australian-made residential sonnenBatterie within weeks, at the former Holden car factory in Elizabeth, South Australia.
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Climate change has Australia's company directors worried
Business Insider Australia
Thu 25 October, 2018
Australia’s company directors are worried about climate change, saying it’s the biggest issue they want the Federal Government to tackle over the long term.
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SA-Best calls for wind farm ban, as it seeks to rekindle health concerns
Reneweconomy
Thu 25 October, 2018
Nick Xenophon may be gone, but his anti-wind legacy remains. What is now known as the SA-Best Party has – again – called for an inquiry into the human health impacts of wind farms, and demanded an “urgent” ban on all new wind energy developments in South Australia until that review is carried out.
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Scientists find tiny baby octopus floating on Hawaii trash
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 25 October, 2018
Honolulu: Scientists have found two tiny baby octopuses floating on plastic trash they were cleaning up as they monitored coral reefs off Kailua-Kona on the west coast of Hawaii Island.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Yes, eating meat affects the environment, but cows are not killing the climate
The Conversation
Thu 25 October, 2018
As the scale and impacts of climate change become increasingly alarming, meat is a popular target for action. Advocates urge the public to eat less meat to save the environment. Some activists have called for taxing meat to reduce consumption of it.
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Drought despair as farmers face ruin
The Australian
Thu 25 October, 2018
Widespread drought had pushed thousands of Queensland farmers to the brink of survival, with nearly half suffering a dive in their income to below 50 per cent of ­average years as the six-year drought persists.
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The Courier Mail
Heartbreaking extent of drought revealed
Waste criminals: NSW EPA is out to get you
The Fifth Estate
Thu 25 October, 2018
NSW has a new crack team out to find and prosecute the worst criminals in the waste industry, some of whom are serial offenders. But no need to look complacent, apparently one in three of us has illegally dumped at some time.
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El Nino alert gives first indications for Christmas weather
News.com.au
Thu 25 October, 2018
LOOK, two months out is probably a little too early to say if it’s going to be pool weather precisely on Christmas Day. But a festive period of high temperatures and little, if no, rain is looking likely.
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Hottest October day for almost a decade could hit Brisbane
News.com.au
Thu 25 October, 2018
INTENSE storms have pummelled parts of the east but now it could be heatwaves, not hail, you need to be wary of. In one area, a 120-year record could fall.
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The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
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