Issue date : Fri 9 November, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 29 Seconds
Number of items : 41
Heavyweights sound off as WA fracking inquiry enters doomsday
WAToday
Fri 9 November, 2018
Paul Kelly, Jimmy Barnes, John Butler, Peter Garret, Missy Higgins, Tim Winton, Fiona Stanley, Janet Holmes a Court, Carmen Lawrence and Peter Newman have joined to call for the state government to ban gas fracking in Western Australia.
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African islands send SOS as climate change worsens health
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 9 November, 2018
Dakar: African island states say they need more help to cope with the health impacts of climate change, from worsening nutrition to a resurgence in mosquito-borne disease.
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Zero at the equator? The so-called climate experts have gone troppo
The Australian
Fri 9 November, 2018
Last September the usual media suspects got wind of yet another Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. To those familiar, it was obvious from the “fire and brimstone” headlines. No matter how inconsequential, no heatwave, drought, hurricane or flood was missed. This is the customary softening-up period, intended to ensure that when a scary IPCC report lands, politicians will be pushed into taking even more drastic action on “climate change”.
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Toyota forklifts go on a hydrogen charge
Transport & Logistic News
Fri 9 November, 2018
Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) has put the first Toyota hydrogen fuel cell-powered forklifts outside of Japan into action during trials at Toyota Motor Corporation Australia’s parts centre located at its former manufacturing plant at Altona, Victoria.
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$1b lithium plant near Bunbury gets environmental approval
The West Australian
Fri 9 November, 2018
The world’s biggest lithium miner has been given environmental approval to build a massive processing plant near Bunbury, paving the way for hundreds of new jobs in the South West.
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Victoria’s first big battery charges up on state grid
Reneweconomy
Fri 9 November, 2018
Victoria’s first big battery – the Ballarat Energy Storage System – has begun its commissioning phase, charging and discharging into the grid, just a week after its formal unveiling.
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Small scale solar surge continues to reshape Australia’s grid
Reneweconomy
Thu 8 November, 2018
The big surge in small scale rooftop solar installations over the past year continues to reshape the Australian grid, eating away at demand for coal in Queensland and capping grid demand across the country.
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Paris to tackle congestion with world's largest electric bike fleet
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 9 November, 2018
Paris: The Paris region plans to launch a large fleet of electric bicycles in a state-funded scheme aimed at getting commuters to cycle to work and reducing congestion and pollution.
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Sparkling seas explained
Australian Geographic
Fri 9 November, 2018
A sinister truth lies behind the rise of beautiful night-time blooms of bioluminescent plankton.
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Queensland scheme sees five-million containers recycled in first week
Food & Beverage
Fri 9 November, 2018
In early November, Minister for environment and the Great Barrier Reef Leeanne Enoch said half-a-million-dollars had gone back to Queenslanders or charities and community groups from the amount of containers returned or recycled.
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Making a career out of activism
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 9 November, 2018
As a teenager, Dermot O’Gorman, CEO of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Australia, was discouraged from working in animal protection.
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Mining industry in daily meetings with state government over clean-up billv
The Brisbane Times
Thu 8 November, 2018
Plans to introduce stricter rules to make mining companies clean-up their mines have prompted several 11th-hour meetings with state government officials this week.
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New Zealand needs to decarbonise transport to get on track with climate goals
The Fifth Estate
Thu 8 November, 2018
The best way to reduce carbon emissions from the transport sector in New Zealand is to switch to alternative fuels and decarbonise the electricity grid. Personal behaviour change will have an impact, but not enough, a new study has found.
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Will the clean energy revolution enhance energy security?
Reneweconomy
Thu 8 November, 2018
Over the next few decades the world’s energy systems will undergo a seismic revolution, with a transformation on a massive scale as renewable energy takes over from fossil fuels. This will be driven not only by the urgent imperative to address climate change, but also by the overwhelming economics of renewable energy.
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Australia’s first thermal WtE facility reaches financial close
Inside Waste
Thu 8 November, 2018
Financial close has been reached on Australia’s first waste-to-energy (WtE) facility in Kwinana, WA, with construction of the facility – co-developed by Macquarie Capital and Phoenix Energy Australia – commencing this month and scheduled to open by the end of 2021.
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Amcor commits to diminish plastic waste
Food Processing
Thu 8 November, 2018
Packaging company Amcor has joined a global commitment to eradicate plastic waste and pollution from plastic packaging. Amcor Chief Executive Officer Ron Delia signed the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment at the Our Ocean Conference in Bali, Indonesia.
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Farmers locking horns with climate change
The Fifth Estate
Thu 8 November, 2018
Farmers are starting to agitate for action on climate and they’re getting smarter and more innovative to cope with the challenges it presents. According to young award winning farmer, Anika Molesworth, expect to hear more from this sector.
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British renewable energy capacity surpasses fossil fuels for first time
Reneweconomy
Thu 8 November, 2018
New figures from British electrical power company Drax Group has revealed that renewable energy capacity has for the first time overtaken fossil fuel capacity in Great Britain, with 42 GW worth of capacity now feeding into the grid.
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Coal plants must give 3 years’ notice of closure, under new market rule
Reneweconomy
Thu 8 November, 2018
Owners of Australia’s ageing coal-fired power plants – and other generators for that matter – will have to give at least three years’ notice of plans to close down the generators, according to a new rule completed by the Australian Energy Market Commission.
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Australia Must Reconnect With Urban Nature
Sourceable
Thu 8 November, 2018
Wind back several decades and many Australians lived in detached houses with good sized backyards which featured gardens and lawns.
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How to keep slave-caught seafood off your plate
The Conversation
Thu 8 November, 2018
How would you feel if you knew that slavery had helped provide the fish on your plate? Our new research reveals that imported seafood raises the risk of Australians consuming fish caught or processed by workers under slave labour conditions by more than eight times, and identifies some of the warning signs to look out for on a global basis.
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A narwhal frolics with the belugas: Why interspecies adoptions happen
The Conversation
Thu 8 November, 2018
Since the age of the Roman Empire and the story of how the twins Romulus and Remus were raised by a wolf, tales of interspecies adoptions have captivated the human imagination. The story that emerged from Canada’s St. Lawrence River in July of 2018 was no exception. While researching belugas, a group of scientists captured drone footage of a young male narwhal, more than 1,000 kilometres south of his Arctic home, swimming with a pod of belugas.
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Snowy Mountains Brumby protections should be dropped, scientists say
ABC News
Thu 8 November, 2018
It is the toughest kind of PR campaign to run: convincing Australians the wild horses of the Snowy Mountains, made famous by Banjo Paterson's The Man from Snowy River, need to be urgently shot.
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The Guardian
Top scientists demand NSW commit to brumby cull in Kosciuszko national park
The Sydney Morning Herald
Top scientists blast NSW government over brumbies
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
The Australian
Brumbies a ‘ticking time bomb’ for Australian Alps
Mackenzie touts water challenges
The Australian
Thu 8 November, 2018
BHP chief Andrew Mackenzie says a growing population and climate change make access to drinking water one of the top two challenges facing the world
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Port Pirie's lead smelter at risk of breaching licence to operate due to spike in lead levels
ABC News
Thu 8 November, 2018
One of the world's largest primary lead smelting facilities is at risk of breaching its licence to operate because of a spike in lead in air levels.
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The Advertiser
Nyrstar’s lead emissions increase at Port Pirie smelter under transition to new operations
NT News
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
Unfettered fireworks cast a pall over Delhi
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 8 November, 2018
Delhi: Pollution in the Indian capital rose to a “severe” level on Thursday after revellers flouted regulations to let off fireworks long into the night to mark the Hindu festival of Diwali.
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WAToday
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Delhi gasps for breath after Diwali firework frenzy
Tyre waste to screech to a halt in Toowoomba
The Fifth Estate
Thu 8 November, 2018
Aside from the few tyres that are turned into park swings or are ground up for soccer ground surfaces, most tyres from Australian cars and trucks go to waste or are exported overseas to be turned into fuel.
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QandA with Tamara DiMattina on the New Joneses
The Fifth Estate
Thu 8 November, 2018
People have warmed to the idea of treading lighter on the planet since Tamara DiMattina started The New Joneses around 10 years ago. In this Q&A, DiMattina explains why people are suddenly flocking to the small footprint lifestyle in droves.
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