Issue date : Wed 16 January, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 34 Seconds
Number of items : 42
Damning Murray-Darling report says NSW 'well behind' on water-sharing plans
The Guardian
Wed 16 January, 2019
New South Wales is “well behind” on developing crucial water-sharing plans for its rivers and “is unlikely to meet agreed timeframes of 30 June 2019”, putting in doubt its claims that water is being shared fairly between farmers and the environment.
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Fish kill risks mount as temperatures 'scream' in hard-hit Menindee
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 16 January, 2019
The first of 16 machines aimed at keeping vital fish stocks alive in NSW's ailing rivers will be installed as soon as Wednesday as fears build of more large die-offs amid searing inland temperatures.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Locals ‘perplexed’ by Australian Open’s water ways
The Australian
Wed 16 January, 2019
Australia’s bottled water industry says a decision by Tennis Australia to make a brand of water imported from China the “official water of the Australian Open” is “perplexing and incongruous”.
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Coca-Cola joins straw ban bandwagon
Food & Beverage
Wed 16 January, 2019
Coca Cola Amatil has announced it would no longer distribute plastic drinking straws or stirrers in Australia, and would instead stock fully recyclable and biodegradable FSC- accredited (Forest Stewardship Council) paper straws.
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35 degree days make blackouts more likely, but new power stations won’t help
The Conversation
Wed 16 January, 2019
Summer is here with a vengeance. On hot days it’s very likely something in the power system will break and cause someone to lose power. And the weather bureau expects this summer to be hotter and drier than average – so your chances of losing power will be higher than normal.
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The Darling River is simply not supposed to dry out, even in drought
The Conversation
Wed 16 January, 2019
The deaths of millions of fish in the lower Darling River system over the past few weeks should come as no surprise. Quite apart from specific warnings given to the NSW government by their own specialists in 2013, scientists have been warning of devastation since the 1990s.
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A current affair: the movement of ocean waters around Australia
The Conversation
Wed 16 January, 2019
Many people in Australia will head to the beach this summer and that’ll most likely include a dip or a plunge into the sea. But have you ever wondered where those ocean waters come from, and what influence they may have?
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Heat records smashed in Australia
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 16 January, 2019
Summer heat records have been smashed with South Australia's Port Augusta hitting a scorching 48.9C as the rest of the country sweltered though a heatwave.
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SBS World News Australia
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
Lake Hume 'kill' could be due to fishing
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 15 January, 2019
The NSW government has drastically revised down the number of fish thought to have died near the NSW-Victorian border a week after another mass fish death event in the state's far west caused outrage across the country.
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Aerators to be installed in NSW lakes amid fears of more fish kills
The Guardian
Tue 15 January, 2019
A new fish kill in the Murray River is not as severe as initially believed, as fears of more fish deaths increase amid soaring temperatures
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Why The Murray-Darling Basin's Fish Are Dying
Gizmodo Australia
Tue 15 January, 2019
We're only two weeks into the new year, and already an estimated one million fish from NSW's Murray-Darling basin have perished in mass die-offs. These die-offs have severely depleted the river network's stock of fish, and unfortunately don't appear to be stopping any time soon.
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Bill Shorten promises $220 million in Kakadu work will start in 2019
NT News
Tue 15 January, 2019
WORK on improving Kakadu National Park will begin within the next 12 months if Labor is elected as Australia’s next federal leader, insists Opposition Leader Bill Shorten. Mr Shorten was in Jabiru yesterday to sell his $220 million proposal to upgrade Kakadu
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Pointless raising carbon targets with no road to get there
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 15 January, 2019
After a decade of dysfunction and gridlock on climate and energy policy in Australia, it's about time commentators, some with openly conflicted interests, start sticking to the facts.
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It’s time to restore public trust in the governing of the Murray Darling Basin
The Conversation
Tue 15 January, 2019
Fish deaths in the Darling River have once more raised the public profile of incessant political controversies about the Murray Darling Basin. These divisive debates reveal the deeply contested nature of reforms to water policy in the Basin.
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Independent Australia
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The little-known guarantee on Woolworths reusable bags
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 15 January, 2019
While the initial outrage over Coles and Woolworths’ plastic bag bans may have died down a little, shoppers are still looking for a way to get a bang for their buck if they forget to bring their own reusable bags to the supermarket.
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Duck! Solar charge puts energy market transition on the fast-track
Reneweconomy
Tue 15 January, 2019
As another major solar farm starts to send power to the grid in south-east Queensland, energy market analysts are forecasting that booming solar uptake on the National Electricity Market will speed up the game-changing transition to “firmed renewables.”
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Buildings produce 25% of Australia’s emissions. What will it take to make them ‘green’ – and who’ll pay?
The Conversation
Tue 15 January, 2019
In signing the Paris Climate Agreement, the Australian government committed to a global goal of zero net emissions by 2050. Australia’s promised reductions to 2030, on a per person and emissions intensity basis, exceed even the targets set by the United States, Japan, Canada, South Korea and the European Union.
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Architecture and Design
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Birdwatchers flock to Werribee sewage farm to see Tuffy, the tufted duck
The Australian
Tue 15 January, 2019
When Sydney bird watcher Stephen Aveling-Rowe heard that a tufted duck had been seen in Australia, he jumped in his car and headed 850km down the Hume Highway to Werribee, in Melbourne’s west, where the never-before-seen-in-Australia Eurasian duck has touched down at a sewage treatment centre.
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Deadly snake spotted devouring huge lizard on Aussie beach
News.com.au
Tue 15 January, 2019
It’s not what you expect to see on a walk along the beach. But visitors to a popular Western Australian beach made a terrifying discovery after coming across a hungry snake making a meal of a massive lizard.
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The environmental impact of eating insects
News.com.au
Tue 15 January, 2019
Insects are on track to becoming a staple in diets, but without proper planning the mass-raising of bugs could result in the same environmental issues caused by factory farming, new research suggests.
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NT News
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The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
The West Australian
Yahoo!7 News
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Antarctica ice loss increases six fold since 1979, new study finds
SBS World News Australia
Tue 15 January, 2019
Global warming is melting ice in Antarctica faster than ever before - about six times more per year now than 40 years ago - leading to increasingly high sea levels worldwide, scientists have warned.
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The world's growing toxic brine problem
News.com.au
Tue 15 January, 2019
Desalination plants around the world are producing far more brine waste than previously estimated and much of it is being dumped into the sea.
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NT News
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
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Cardiac arrests spike, deaths likely as state swelters through heatwave
The Age
Tue 15 January, 2019
The heatwave sweeping Victoria has already led to a spike in cardiac arrests, and things are only going to get worse as the heat goes on, with emergency services expecting deaths.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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