Issue date : Tue 30 October, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 39 Seconds
Number of items : 43
ABC preaches warming, ignores science
The Herald Sun
Tue 30 October, 2018
The ABC today continued its fact-free, shiny-eyed hyping of global warming. But scientist Michael Asten, a retired president of geophysics, says what the ABC won't:
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Climate change and renewables driving new mining boom, mining chief says
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 30 October, 2018
The mining industry is addressing climate change head-on as it prepares for a new boom driven by renewable energy demand, a global mining council chief says.
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WAToday
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Government 'must act now' to prepare for coal transition: report
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 30 October, 2018
Thousands of power workers and their communities face bleak and uncertain futures if Australia doesn’t properly manage the closure of coal-fired power stations in the transition to renewable energy, according to a new report that calls on the federal government to intervene.
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Tiffany & Co. unleashes virtual reality in $5 million bid
Ragtrader
Tue 30 October, 2018
Tiffany & Co. has launched a line of pendants, Tiffany Wave, available exclusively in Australia. The jeweller will donate 100% of profits from Tiffany Wave pendants to benefit the Great Barrier Reef, as part of its global partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Network.
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Clean energy is cheap, surging – and headed for a fall
The Guardian
Tue 30 October, 2018
The relentlessly corrosive nature of political debate about climate change can sometimes mask that this is a golden moment for the clean energy industry in Australia.
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Meet the semi-slug – a snail without a home
Australian Geographic
Tue 30 October, 2018
If life were simple, there would be snails and slugs. Snails carry their homes on their backs; slugs are naked and embarrassed.
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Disease-carrying flies seek out cannabis
Cosmos
Tue 30 October, 2018
Surprise result finds sand flies around the world prefer marijuana to other plants, suggesting new control strategies. Andrew Masterson reports.
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Polar geoengineering may exacerbate ocean warming
Cosmos
Tue 30 October, 2018
As debate continues over the value or otherwise of using stratospheric sulfur injections to offset some of the adverse effects of climate change, the latest research adds weight to the nay side.
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Krakatoa puts on a rare display of volcanic lightning
News.com.au
Tue 30 October, 2018
THUNDERBOLTS and lightning are very, very frightening. Throw in some lava and centre it on a volcano that once shook the entire planet, and what do you get?
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Nature pushed to the brink by 'runaway consumption'
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 30 October, 2018
Unbridled consumption has decimated global wildlife, triggered a mass extinction and exhausted Earth's capacity to accommodate humanity's expanding appetites, the conservation group WWF warned Tuesday.
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Great Barrier Reef authority gets new chairman from company involved in altering scientific report
ABC News
Mon 29 October, 2018
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has revealed its new chairman as Dr Ian Poiner — who has until now led a different organisation, which has been at the centre of a governance crisis engulfing the authority.
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Call to mandate electric vehicles in government fleets
Government News
Mon 29 October, 2018
Experts welcome funding for national network of electric vehicle charging stations but call for coordinated government action to support the technology.
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Home battery scheme to shore up power supply ahead of summer
ABC News
Mon 29 October, 2018
South Australia's Energy Minister has warned there is still a 10 per cent chance of load-shedding blackouts this summer, ahead of warmer temperatures in the state this week.
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South Australia opens biggest household battery storage support scheme
Reneweconomy
Mon 29 October, 2018
South Australia’s Liberal government officially opened the country’s biggest support scheme for household battery storage, with up to 40,000 homes able to access grants and low-interest finance for both battery storage and new rooftop solar installations.
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Fears for Amazon after Bolsonaro wins Brazil presidency
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 29 October, 2018
Environmentalists and rights groups reacted with dismay Monday to the victory in Brazil of president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right champion of agribusiness who has threatened to pull his country from the Paris climate accord.
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Origin Energy’s pumped hydro expansion plan wins ARENA backing
Reneweconomy
Mon 29 October, 2018
Origin Energy’s bid to nearly double the capacity of its Shoalhaven Pumped Hydro Storage Scheme in New South Wales has won federal government funding, as part of a significant new stage in the transition to a renewable energy dominated grid in Australia.
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Circular economy 2.0 – ready for download
The Fifth Estate
Mon 29 October, 2018
The 2018 World Circular Economy Forum in Yokohama last week offered some great ideas for Australia’s ”circular economy 2.0”, according to Open Cities chief executive officer Lisa McLean, but so far only the most forward-thinking companies have caught on, she says.
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WA off-grid school runs 100% on solar and battery
Reneweconomy
Mon 29 October, 2018
A new-build school in the northern coastal suburbs of Perth, Western Australia, has become the first in Australia to be powered 100 per cent by rooftop solar and battery storage.
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Energy efficiency technologies are cheapest energy but investment slows
The Fifth Estate
Mon 29 October, 2018
More investments in existing energy efficiency technologies, coupled with stronger policy measures, would boost progress toward the goals of the Paris climate deal, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said this week.
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Bees of Australia: up close with native species – in pictures
The Guardian
Mon 29 October, 2018
Bees are at the heart of Australia’s multibillion-dollar agriculture industry, as 75% of our food crops rely on animal pollination. However, native bees face serious threats. Habitat loss, exotic species, climate change and pesticides are all affecting bee populations. The author and photographer James Dorey has created the book Bees of Australia, showcasing the species unique to Australia using macro photography
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The Amish live simply, but don’t confuse them with environmentalists
The Conversation
Mon 29 October, 2018
In recent decades, many popular myths about the Amish – that they are dying out, or are a homogeneous community of technophobes, or are “stuck in the past” – have been convincingly dispelled. Yet the perception that they seek to live in harmony with nature is alive and well.
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Sydney on list of global pollution hotpots
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 29 October, 2018
Sydney has made it on to a list of global air pollution "hotspots" in a study that uses new satellite data to measure nitrogen dioxide levels in the atmosphere.
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The Newcastle Herald
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Australian shoppers are forgetting reusable bags and pinching them from counters
The New Daily
Mon 29 October, 2018
Many Australians are still struggling to embrace the plastic bag ban in supermarkets, with one in five often having to buy more bags after forgetting their reusable bags at home.
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Paper industry to transform biowaste with research hub
Food Processing
Mon 29 October, 2018
A new research hub aims to help Australia's pulp and paper industries transform their production waste into marketable materials such as food packaging.
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