Issue date : Mon 29 October, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 26 Seconds
Number of items : 64
Expert calls for review of Be Crocwise campaign
NT News
Mon 29 October, 2018
THE Territory’s foremost croc expert is calling for more transparency from the NT Government about its Be Crocwise campaign to determine if it’s actually effective.
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'Scam': Developer to use parkland to offset koala habitat destruction
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 29 October, 2018
A major housing project on Sydney's south-western fringe will remove koala habitat with the developer using an existing council parkland to compensate for the destruction.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Google publishes 2018 Responsible Supply Chain report
Logistics & Materials Handling
Mon 29 October, 2018
Google has published its 2018 Responsible Supply Chain report, featuring virtual reality videos that provide insight into key aspects of the company’s supply chain initiatives.
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Why schools should buy pot plants and use fans in winter
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 29 October, 2018
Ceiling fans can warm classrooms in winter. Increasing daylight improves kids' maths and reading performance. And a few extra soft surfaces in a room, such as floor rugs and wall hangings, can almost halve the amount of noise.
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Gene means fish can recover lost stripes
Cosmos
Mon 29 October, 2018
German evolutionary biologists have found a way to add and remove stripes on East African fish called cichlids, providing new clues to the genetic processes behind repeated or convergent evolution.
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How a near-perfect rectangular iceberg formed
The Conversation
Mon 29 October, 2018
NASA scientist Jeremy Harbeck was on a surveying flight over the Antarctic Peninsula earlier this month when he spotted an iceberg that looked like no other. It was almost perfectly rectangular, with square sides and a flat top that made it look more human-made than natural.
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Soaking up Australia's drought
ABC News
Mon 29 October, 2018
Is Natural Sequence Farming the secret to restoring our water-starved continent? For more than a decade, two farmers have shown that parched landscapes can be revived. And finally Canberra's listening.
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More severe thunderstorms to start the week
The Courier Mail
Mon 29 October, 2018
EXTREME weather conditions have settled overnight but experts are warning more storms and bushfire threats are likely in Queensland today.
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Great Barrier Reef Foundation’s to announce new initiative at Bali symposium
The Australian
Sun 28 October, 2018
The Great Barrier Reef Foundation will use a global reef symposium in Bali today attended by former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull to announce a major new initiative that does not involve any of the federal government´s controversial $444 million funding.
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Push to ban straws, water bottles and balloons across Queensland councils
The Brisbane Times
Sun 28 October, 2018
The issue is among 110 motions proposed for debate at the Local Government Association of Queensland's annual conference, to be held from Monday to Wednesday in Brisbane.
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The Age
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Accelerator program launched for London's circular economy start-ups
Inside Waste
Sun 28 October, 2018
An accelerator program to support new London-based companies in the circular economy field is now open for applications from innovative entrepreneurs, according to the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB).
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Industry to open a new front in rooftop energy revolution
The Australian Financial Review
Sun 28 October, 2018
When Primo Smallgoods decided to install the country's largest rooftop solar array, it wasn't thinking of anarchy, nor of saving the world or going off-grid. It was just rational economics.
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A Baw Baw frog he would a-wooing go
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 28 October, 2018
Damian Goodall isn’t sure if he’s related to the famous Jane Goodall. His dad’s from England so who knows. But where Jane is a champion of chimps, Damian is a saviour of frogs, the fiendishly cryptic Baw Baw frog in particular.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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People are going to the rescue of baby magpies that don't need help
The Canberra Times
Sun 28 October, 2018
Baby magpies leave the nest and live on the ground before their tail feathers have grown. Members of the public sometimes confuse nature with the chicks being deserted or in distress, and try and rescue it.
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The Brisbane Times
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Last-ditch push to scrub carbon from the air
The New Daily
Sun 28 October, 2018
With time running out to avoid dangerous global warming, the US’ leading scientific body on Wednesday urged the federal government to begin a research program focused on developing technologies that can remove vast quantities of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to help slow climate change.
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Huonville student Toby Thorpe is an agent for change
The Mercury
Sun 28 October, 2018
HUONVILLE High School student Toby Thorpe is often asked what “activated him”. The 16-year-old environmental and youth activist made news last year when he travelled to the United Arab Emirates to accept a $US100,000 energy prize on behalf of his school
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The Herald Sun
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'First thing': Phelps set sights on reviving fortunes of climate body
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 27 October, 2018
Kerryn Phelps, the likely new member for Wentworth, will push for the revival of the near-defunct Climate Change Authority as part of her efforts to advance action on global warming at a federal level.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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No NDIS money will go to drought fund: PM
Yahoo!7 News
Sat 27 October, 2018
Concerns from disability advocates that the government's drought relief plan would repurpose funds from the National Disability Insurance Scheme have been dismissed by Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
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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
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Global hotspots risk 'water wars' in future
9 News
Sat 27 October, 2018
‘Water wars’ in which people fight over access to the life-supporting resource could break out in the future, a study has warned.
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Climate's right for corporate change: IAG
The Australian
Sat 27 October, 2018
Corporate Australia is starting to get serious about its public support for action on climate change
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Farmers urged to insure crops against drought failure
The Australian
Sat 27 October, 2018
Farmers are being encouraged to take out commercial crop insurance policies to help their businesses become more financially resilient against drought.
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Climate change claims its first mammal extinction
The Saturday Paper
Sat 27 October, 2018
The Bramble Cay melomys was not, frankly, a particularly prepossessing creature, as one might gather from the little native rodent’s other name, the mosaic-tailed rat.
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'360 degrees': Wide-ranging aid needed to stem rapid decline of koalas
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 27 October, 2018
Koalas are in rapid decline across the country, particularly in the regions where populations have the most genetic diversity, scientists say.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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World growth a toxic danger for the environment
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 27 October, 2018
If the world’s population keeps growing, and the poor world’s living standards keep catching up with the rich world’s, how on earth will the environment cope with the huge increase in extraction, processing and disposal of material resources?
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Stilling: The curious case of land wind speed decline
ABC News
Sat 27 October, 2018
All over the world, the wind is slowing. Bit by bit, low-level land wind speeds have been decreasing since reliable records began in the 1970s. It is called "the stilling".
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Meghan and Harry honour conservationists
9 News
Fri 26 October, 2018
Prince Harry says "there cannot be any more excuses" as he urged everyone to take responsibility to save the planet, nearly 50 years after his father first raised the issue.
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News.com.au
NT News
SBS World News Australia
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
The Mercury
The Newcastle Herald
The Weekly Times
Yahoo!7 News
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Coalition votes down COAG push to keep climate on energy policy agenda
Reneweconomy
Fri 26 October, 2018
The federal Coalition government – backed by conservative states – has taken the extraordinary step of voting down a push to have climate change considered as part of the framing of the country’s energy policy agenda.
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Will climate change split the Liberal Party?
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 26 October, 2018
Cross-dressing is not a top-of-mind Liberal Party metaphor but, politically speaking, that's what it's doing. Robert Menzies' party of government, where a former Liberal prime minister, John Howard, once warned that "disunity is death", is threatening to fragment over climate change.
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Coca-Cola to add 3.5MW solar across Australian operations
Reneweconomy
Fri 26 October, 2018
The shift to renewables by the giants of industry continues this week, with the news that Coca-Cola Amatil will install 3.5MW of solar, to cut its grid power usage in Australia by 14 per cent and its annual energy costs by up to $1.3 million.
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Beware fossil-gas suppliers bearing hydrogen gifts
Reneweconomy
Fri 26 October, 2018
Recently there has been a flood of announcements about renewable hydrogen. Some seem fully legitimate and exciting. But in some others, are we seeing a red-herring not unlike clean-coal? Will the public-relations power of renewable hydrogen be harnessed by fossil-fuel interests only to maintain business-as-usual?
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Spinifex grass would like us to stop putting out bushfires, please
The Conversation
Fri 26 October, 2018
Spinifex grass: it’s spiky, dominates a quarter of the continent, and has no recognised grazing value. To top it all off, people have reportedly experienced anaphylactic shock from being pricked by its sharp leaf tips.
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The rise of sponges in Anthropocene reef ecosystems
The Conversation
Fri 26 October, 2018
Coral reefs across the world have been altered dramatically in recent decades. Human activities have contributed to mass coral die-offs in tropical oceans.
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'I'm not going to stop': schoolgirl conservationist inspires passionate debate
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 26 October, 2018
Fresh from snagging a Young Conservationist of the Year award from Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, student Sophia Skarparis has a message for politicians like those in NSW who hold out against banning single-use plastic bags.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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