Issue date : Wed 14 November, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 09 Seconds
Number of items : 49
NT gas offsets labelled pure hubris
The Weekly Times
Wed 14 November, 2018
SUGGESTIONS by Michael Gunner’s Northern Territory Labor Government that it can successfully offset greenhouse gases produced by fracking the region’s shale gas reserves are pure hubris.
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Talking Point: Steering clear of the doom and gloom climate change scenario
The Mercury
Wed 14 November, 2018
PETER Boyer weaves a picture of future doom and gloom, with a decade to get things right. Mr Boyer, a former Mercury journalist, is a member of Climate Tasmania, formed to independently provide government with advice on climate policy. He relies heavily on
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Good work damaged by minister on L plates, but here's how to help our neighbours
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 14 November, 2018
Much is being said lately about the need to stay or leave the Paris Agreement. One of the excuses being proffered for Australia remaining is because of our Pacific neighbours.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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The Herald Sun
Liberal Party division: Concetta Fierravanti-Wells slams 'Minister on L Plates' Melissa Price
NT News
The Advertiser
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
Westpac teams up with World Bank to launch sustainable bonds
Money Management
Wed 14 November, 2018
The World Bank (international Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD) has partnered with two banks, Westpac and BNP Paribas, to launch the first Sustainable Growth Bonds for Australian investors.
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Fonterra turns milk bottles into fence posts
Food Processing
Wed 14 November, 2018
New Zealand farmers will soon be able to improve their on-farm sustainability by using Anchor Light Proof milk bottles and other plastics as fence posts.
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Power from the people: homes paid to supply electricity to the grid
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 14 November, 2018
Pool pumps, airconditioners, batteries and other smart devices could become money spinners for households under a $50 million NSW government plan to create a "virtual battery" to shore up the power grid.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Bush turns its back on support for logging native forests
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 14 November, 2018
Harvesting of native forests is opposed by Australians, including in rural and regional communities, with support on a par with extractive industries such as coal seam gas, according to a report commissioned by a timber industry group.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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The bitter lesson of the Californian fires
The Conversation
Wed 14 November, 2018
California is burning, again. Dozens of peoples have been killed and thousands of buildings destroyed in several fires, the most destructive in the state’s history.
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Native plant project aimed at greening mining sites takes root
The Australian
Wed 14 November, 2018
On a stretch of arid red land, inland from Geraldton in the mid-west of Western Australia, a few hundred shrubs have begun to sprout just a week or so after planting. These are the first shoots of what is hoped will become an ­indigenous-run native plant seed farm, catering specifically for the bush restoration of Australia’s many depleted mine sites.
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Why is everyone talking about natural sequence farming?
The Conversation
Wed 14 November, 2018
On the eve of the recent National Drought Summit, prime minister Scott Morrison and deputy prime minister Michael McCormack visited Mulloon Creek near Canberra, shown recently on the ABC’s Australian Story. They were there to see a creek that was still flowing, and green with vegetation, despite seven months of drought.
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Wilderness Society challenge to Lake Malbena proposal date set
The Mercury
Tue 13 November, 2018
THE Wilderness Society will challenge the federal Environment Minister in the Federal Court next year on the process surrounding her decision to approve a luxury tourism development in World Heritage-listed wilderness.
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Queensland's threatened species efforts 'lack purpose, direction'
The Brisbane Times
Tue 13 November, 2018
Queensland's plan to halt the extinction of native animals and plants has been derided as ad hoc and unlikely to conserve or recover many threatened species, in a new Audit Office report.
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The Age
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
Consultancy giants boost sustainability teams
The Fifth Estate
Tue 13 November, 2018
Big consultancy firms such as KPMG and EY are bolstering their sustainability teams to meet new demand in areas such as climate change risk, modern slavery, carbon farming and sustainable timber verification.
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Customers slam Woolies' Christmas cardboard collectables
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 13 November, 2018
Following the resounding success of Coles’ recent Little Shop incentive, Woolworths has decided to try its hand at creating a set of collectibles just in time for the festive period.
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Game-changing finance for green borrowers with Greenlend
The Fifth Estate
Tue 13 November, 2018
Planet Ark Power has jumped onto the opportunities for expansion through borrowing funds without needing to rely on real estate securities, thanks to Greenlend, the new clean energy funding platform from MarketLend. Robert Harley reports.
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Renewables overtaking fossil fuels in new power generation: International Energy Agency
ABC News
Tue 13 November, 2018
Renewable energy has surpassed fossil fuels worldwide as the main source of new electricity generation, the latest report from the International Energy Agency has found.
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Koalas hurt by major deforestation: report
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 13 November, 2018
Seven million hectares of koala habitat makes up the vast majority of major deforestation hot spots in NSW, a new conservation report says.
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9 News
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
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Jacarandas: icons or pests?
Australian Geographic
Tue 13 November, 2018
Jacaranda season is well and truly underway, and while you may think you know all there is to know about the iconic purple-flowered trees, there’s actually more to them than meets the eye.
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Delhi 'lungs' turn sickly brown in days
News.com.au
Tue 13 November, 2018
A pair of artificial lungs put up in New Delhi to demonstrate the lethal effects of smog have turned a sickly dark brown within 10 days of their installation, underscoring the city's pollution crisis.
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Shop right to save your money and the environment
News.com.au
Tue 13 November, 2018
The average household in NSW is wasting $3805 without realising it. Here’s what you need to do save your money.
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The Mercury
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Innovative recycling system launched for takeaway cups
Transport & Logistic News
Tue 13 November, 2018
This new recycling collection system is said to close the loop for the industry, and ensures paper cups can be collected, counted and recycled into copy paper.
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