Issue date : Mon 19 November, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 14 Seconds
Number of items : 50
Labor to face pressure on environment policies after embarrassing stuff-up
The Guardian
Mon 19 November, 2018
Labor’s Environment Action Network (Lean) has warned the ALP it will not give up on securing a significant overhaul of federal environment laws in the first term of a Shorten government, and a national environment protection authority to police the framework, despite an embarrassing process stuff-up with the draft policy platform.
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CRC for Low Carbon Living on track to meet 10mgts target by 2020
Architecture and Design
Mon 19 November, 2018
Low carbon experts from around the globe are gathering at the Adelaide National Wine Centre today to discuss how the latest CRC for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) research is contributing to lowering carbon emissions in Australia’s built environment.
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The industrial potential of wombat poo
Cosmos
Mon 19 November, 2018
An Australian marsupial drops cube-shaped excreta, and that could be useful. Nick Carne reports.
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Forestry deal a green-wash, claims CFMEU
The Australian
Mon 19 November, 2018
An agreement designed to reduce conflict over Australian forestry has outraged trade unions, who claim it is a dirty deal struck by big business and big environment
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Queensland sees 17 million containers returned in recycling program
Food & Beverage
Mon 19 November, 2018
Queensland’s container refund scheme, Containers for Change, has been in effect for just over two weeks, after starting in early November, and figures are showing more and more Queenslanders are embracing the recycling initiative.
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Melbourne weather: A sunny top of 30, but it won't last
The Age
Mon 19 November, 2018
After a cracking weekend weather-wise, Melbourne's taste of summer continues on Monday, with temperatures expected to reach 30 degrees in the afternoon.
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47% say prioritise cutting power bills: Ipsos
The Conversation
Sun 18 November, 2018
Fresh focus will turn to the energy debate this week, with a Fairfax Ipsos poll showing 47% of Australians support giving the main priority to cutting bills, and Labor expected to release details of its energy policy.
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Fairfax-Ipsos poll has a simple message to MPs: cut carbon emissions as well as power bills
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
The Australian Financial Review
Fairfax-Ipsos poll: Voters want cuts to power prices and carbon emissions
Labor poised to sign off on long-awaited energy plan
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 18 November, 2018
Labor is close to finalising its much-anticipated plan to cut carbon emissions from Australia's polluting electricity sector, which is expected to include a framework modelled on the now-defunct National Energy Guarantee.
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'Vandalism': environment groups slam move to increase native forestry
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 18 November, 2018
Environmental groups have slammed the decision by the Berejiklian government to open up more areas of the state's coastal forests to logging, a move they say will ravage wildlife habitat including precious koala colonies.
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Possum protection zones could be chopped in Coalition timber plan
The Age
Sun 18 November, 2018
Logging no-go zones for the critically endangered Leadbeater’s possum and other threatened species could be scaled back by the Coalition, opening up more of the state’s forests for timber harvesting.
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Activists board ship off Spain in palm oil protest: Greenpeace
Yahoo!7 News
Sun 18 November, 2018
Greenpeace said Saturday six of its activists boarded a tanker off Spain loaded with "dirty" palm oil to protest against a Nature-damaging commodity found in everything from soap to biscuits.
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Landfill is not a long-term solution for waste management in Australia
ABC News
Sun 18 November, 2018
During a study tour in Europe last year I asked an engineer working in the Swiss waste industry where their landfills were located. He replied there weren't any and that many countries in Europe had achieved similar.
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OPINION: Environmental regulation is failing our region
The Newcastle Herald
Sun 18 November, 2018
Contamination at the Truegain Australian Waste Oil Refinery shows how important it is to listen to our community, and to have a strong and effective Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a minister who will back them in.
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‘Impending plasticide’: Emergency tax tipped as waste crisis deepens
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 18 November, 2018
Australia’s waste crisis is tipped to deepen, with global wealth manager Credit Suisse predicting the federal government will intervene within two years with policies such as an emergency tax on plastic.
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Saving food from deep burial
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 18 November, 2018
Katy Barfield once rescued 27 tonnes of yellowfin tuna from deep burial.
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Have your say on marine debris and litter problems
Fishing World
Sun 18 November, 2018
DURING the recent campaign to stop recreational fishing lockouts in the Sydney region, many of recreational fishers complained that not enough was being done to tackle more devastating threats to the marine environment such as pollution from urban run-off and sewage. Well, here's a chance to have your say if you are in the Sydney, Coffs Harbour or Nowra areas.
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Why fair dinkum language is crucial in the energy debate
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 17 November, 2018
As energy prices and temperatures soar in Australia, so too does the use of confusing words in the energy debate.
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Climate debate deserves facts, not feelings
The Australian
Sat 17 November, 2018
“Believe in the science,” exhort the climate alarmists, apparently unaware of the oxymoronic nature of this phrase. My preference is to heed the science and base decisions on facts. Science, in various forms, is used in tendentious ways for myriad causes, good and bad.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
Beyond 2018: Truth-telling must be protected if growth is to continue
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
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Opinion: The world is burning
The Mercury
Sat 17 November, 2018
WE trust science to send astronauts atop a rocket to the moon. We trust science to anaesthetise us and for machines to do our breathing and pump blood around our bodies while surgeons slice us up.
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Biofuel needs would cover all of Australia
The Australian
Sat 17 November, 2018
Land area the size of Australia would be needed to grow biofuels to tackle climate change posing a major threat to biodiversity of species on Earth, a major UN conference has warned.
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The untold story of how Melbourne's great bat war was won
The Age
Sat 17 November, 2018
At dawn, the volunteers gathered at parks across the city. Some exchanged sheepish glances. If this did not work, they were about to look pretty stupid.
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Golden-bellied mangabey monkey born at Budapest Zoo
ABC News
Sat 17 November, 2018
A rare monkey only held by a handful of zoos around the world has been born in Budapest, bringing the total in captivity globally to 27.
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Paradise burning
ABC News
Sat 17 November, 2018
In the ashes of the small town of Paradise, James Bennett finds carnage and destruction reminiscent of Victoria's Black Saturday fires — and a community with the same grit to start over.
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Developers could soon buy offsets instead of saving water
The Canberra Times
Sat 17 November, 2018
Developers who don't want to stick to Canberra's strict water-saving urban design rules will be able to buy offsets instead, a change environmentalists warn could have dire consequences.
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Removal of 500 dumped shopping trolleys begins at regional SA wharf
ABC News
Sat 17 November, 2018
An errant shopping trolley can ruin a perfect parking spot or even dent your car, but for one council, hundreds of shopping trolleys near its wharf have posed a much bigger, and more expensive problem.
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Extinction Rebellion: I’m an academic embracing direct action to stop climate change
The Conversation
Fri 16 November, 2018
Not heard of the “Extinction Rebellion” before? Then you heard it here first. Because soon, everyone is going to have heard of it. The Extinction Rebellion is a non-violent direct action movement challenging inaction over dangerous climate change and the mass extinction of species which, ultimately, threatens our own species.
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Who’s running late for the Paris Agreement?
Pursuit
Fri 16 November, 2018
In order to limit global warming to 2°C above pre-industrial levels, should countries lower their emissions’ target to meet their climate change commitments?
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Study shows hydrogen cars to have three times emissions of battery EVs
Reneweconomy
Fri 16 November, 2018
A major new study from researchers at The University of Queensland warns that hydrogen fuel cell vehicles will likely have three times the emissions of battery electric vehicles, if using the main grid, and won’t make much environmental sense until the Australian grid is largely decarbonised.
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'A disaster': Forest deals reignite tension between loggers and conservationists
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 16 November, 2018
Dejan Stojanovic was aghast. The biologist had pulled to the side of a remote dirt road in southern Tasmania, expecting to find the stately blue gum forest he’d frequented for years. He had come in search of the rare swift parrot, known to nest in the nooks of old local trees. But the bulldozers had got there first. Only disfigured brown earth remained.
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Logging must stop in Melbourne’s biggest water supply catchment
The Conversation
Fri 16 November, 2018
Continued logging in Melbourne’s water catchments could reduce the city’s water supply by the equivalent of 600,000 people’s annual water use every year by 2050, according to our analysis.
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