Issue date : Thu 8 November, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 29 Seconds
Number of items : 41
Rain, funds bring drought relief to ACT farmers
The Canberra Times
Thu 8 November, 2018
As farmers enjoyed the rain that fell in the capital on Wednesday, the ACT government announced $150,000 in grants to help farming businesses become more drought-resilient.
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Jackie Trad threatens to hit miners for billions
The Australian
Thu 8 November, 2018
Thousands of jobs and investment could be at risk as the nation’s ­biggest miners face the threat of a $20 billion bill to retrospectively cover the clean-up of mines under legal changes proposed by Queensland Treasurer Jackie Trad.
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NZ passes ban on offshore oil exploration
News.com.au
Thu 8 November, 2018
New Zealand's coalition government has voted through a bill honouring a pledge made this year to halt the issuing of new oil exploration permits to companies.
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Alarm bells over the loss of the world’s lungs, in Brazil
The Fifth Estate
Thu 8 November, 2018
Scientists are hitting the panic button over the recent election of new Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, because it means around two-thirds of the Amazon rainforest are now under the control of a far-right anti-environmental regime.
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Senior ministers reject Paris exit calls
SBS World News Australia
Wed 7 November, 2018
Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor has rebuked coalition colleagues demanding the government withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change.
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The West Australian
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Taylor confirms race is on to get new coal or gas finalised before federal election
Reneweconomy
Wed 7 November, 2018
Energy minister Angus Taylor has made his intentions clear: Underwrite investment in new coal or gas generation before the next election is called. Because he knows it won’t happen under what he calls a Labor/Greens government.
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10 million animals a year die from tree clearing in NSW, report finds
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 7 November, 2018
NSW is losing native animals at the rate of 10 million a year from tree clearing, a pace that has doubled after the Berejiklian government eased vegetation protection laws in 2017, WWF-Australia says in a report.
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Waste, recycling sectors back EPA
Government News
Wed 7 November, 2018
Industry peak bodies ‘astounded’ by NSW environment minister’s criticisms of agency over handling of report.
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Climate change: Actuaries sound extreme weather alarm for insurers
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 7 November, 2018
Businesses, property owners and households may have to pay more for insurance and investment loans after a new climate index found a sharp rise in the number of extreme weather events threatening life and property.
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Australia set to be a leader in $1.7 trillion battery industry
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 7 November, 2018
Australia is forecast to be a global leader in a battery storage technology boom which is growing more swiftly that previously predicted.
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Plan to shift Kimberley to renewables could save $15m a year
Reneweconomy
Wed 7 November, 2018
Western Australia’s remote Kimberley region could save almost $15 million a year on power costs by ditching diesel for a combination of renewable energy and battery storage, a new report has found.
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Solar photovoltaics and wind energy: the climate change solution
Reneweconomy
Wed 7 November, 2018
Solar photovoltaics (PV) and wind energy are growing fast enough to eliminate global coal, oil and gas consumption before 2050, resulting in global greenhouse gas emission reductions of 85 per cent—with the time frame depending mostly on politics.
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Dubai expands mega solar project at “record” low price
Reneweconomy
Wed 7 November, 2018
The Dubai Water and Electricity Authority has announced it will not only expand the fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park to 950MW, but that it will also sell power at a world-record low of $US0.024/kWh.
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‘Drum lines aren’t the answer, education is’
Australian Geographic
Wed 7 November, 2018
Experts and Whitsunday locals say that drum lines aren’t the answer following a fatal shark bite earlier this week.
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Will the arrival of El Niño mean fewer mosquitoes this summer?
The Conversation
Wed 7 November, 2018
Once the warm weather arrives, you know mosquitoes won’t be far behind. Spring heatwaves associated with the impending arrival of El Niño to the east coast of Australia may mean we’ll get an early taste of summer, but what about mosquitoes? Does a long, hot summer mean fewer annoying buzzing and biting beasts bothering us whenever we spend time outdoors?
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Sunshine Coast koala habitat protected in $3.5 million land buy
The Brisbane Times
Wed 7 November, 2018
Almost 2400 hectares of koala habitat has been saved from a pine plantation near Tewantin in a landmark $3.5 million buyout by a conservation group, a local council and the Queensland government.
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Why the Pacific island nation of Palau is banning sunscreen
News.com.au
Wed 7 November, 2018
IN AN attempt to protect the coral reefs, which divers so admire they have dubbed them the underwater Serengeti, the Pacific nation of Palau will soon ban many types of sunscreen.
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'Inexplicable': Power plants' pollution limits weak by world standards
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 7 November, 2018
Pollution controls for major coal-fired power stations in NSW are so weak that they are comparable to "fairly under-developed third world countries", a US energy expert says.
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Ruth Gates: 'Renaissance woman' sought to rescue coral reefs
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 7 November, 2018
Ruth Gates, a renowned marine biologist who made it her life’s work to save the world’s fragile coral reefs from the deadening effects of warming water temperatures, died on October 25 in Kailua, Hawaii. She was 56.
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Dishing up truth on eating out
The West Australian
Wed 7 November, 2018
For many diners, the main considerations when choosing a restaurant are price, cuisine, location and whether it is licensed or BYO. But as consumers have become more concerned about issues such as animal welfare and food provenance, they have started to question restaurant menus and practices.
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Dust descends on NSW drought-hit farmers
News.com.au
Wed 7 November, 2018
DROUGHT-HIT western NSW farmers have now had to contend with a horrendous dust storm rolling across the region.
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Drought-hit NSW farmers struck by dust storm
News.com.au
Perthnow
9 News
Dust storm NSW: Terrifying sand cloud sweeps across NSW
The Sydney Morning Herald
Huge 'wall of dust' sweeps across western NSW
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
Yahoo!7 News
Massive dust cloud engulfs towns across outback NSW