Issue date : Thu 17 January, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 49 Seconds
Number of items : 45
Despite attacks, the US Endangered Species Act is working
Cosmos
Thu 17 January, 2019
Withstanding attacks and criticisms from the Trump administration, the US Endangered Species Act (ESA) appears to be working, with a study of marine animals finding significant population improvement in several vulnerable species.
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Climate debate: 97pc of scientists agree on nothing
The Australian
Thu 17 January, 2019
It is often claimed that 97 per cent of scientists conclude that humans are causing global warming. Is that really true? No. It is a zombie statistic.In the scientific circles I mix in, there is an overwhelming scepticism about human-induced climate change.
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Talking Point: Renewables can lift world's poorest millions out of poverty
The Mercury
Thu 17 January, 2019
IT is beyond doubt that humanity is facing a climate emergency. The challenge is how effectively we respond both as a country and as members of the international community.Across the world, climate change is manifesting in different and often unpredictable
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Countdown to 100 per cent sustainability in packaging for Australian manufacturers
Food & Beverage
Thu 17 January, 2019
Sustainability has been a hot topic over recent years as consumers are becoming increasingly aware of how their actions are affecting the environment. Packaging is one of the largest wastes we as Australians produce, and it’s something most don’t think twice about. The ABC’s series War on Waste revealed every year the waste Australians generate is growing at twice the rate of our population.
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AGL backs batteries to ease prices
The Australian
Thu 17 January, 2019
Power giant AGL expects the addition of supply from planned hydro, solar, wind and battery generation projects will lead to lower electricity prices amid pressure from the federal government for the nation’s largest retailers to cut household bills.
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Why you’re seeing these signs
News.com.au
Thu 17 January, 2019
Sydney commuters will be confronted by mysterious signs while travelling on the train network this week during extreme heat conditions.
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How Darling Harbour was botched (and could be reborn)
The Conversation
Thu 17 January, 2019
More towers at Sydney’s Darling Harbour are among redevelopment plans for the inner city waterfront precinct and this has prompted recent debate.
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Cotton and rice have an important place in the Murray Darling Basin
The Conversation
Thu 17 January, 2019
The widespread deaths of fish in the Darling River – with more predicted to come – has raised serious questions about the allocation of water between agriculture and the environment. Water-hungry crops like cotton and rice are also raising eyebrows: are they worth growing in the Murray Darling Basin?
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Tips on how to be a water-smart gardener during heatwaves
ABC News
Thu 17 January, 2019
If you love your garden and hate seeing it suffer in summer (but don't like the idea of keeping your taps on to keep it green), there are some tricks to help you use less water.
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'One died in front of us': More dead fish surface in the Darling River
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 17 January, 2019
More dead fish are turning up in the Darling River at Menindee, about 10 days after a mass die-off in the far-western NSW region killed off as many as one million fish.
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'Civilisation in crisis': Science tells us how to eat to save our planet
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 17 January, 2019
Humanity must radically change the food we eat to avert catastrophic damage to the planet, including cutting our red meat intake by more than half, a major international consortium has warned.
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Child hospitalised during extreme heatwave
News.com.au
Thu 17 January, 2019
A child has been taken to hospital with heatstroke during a day of extreme temperatures across NSW.
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Audit finds bureaucrats applied 'insufficient scrutiny' to $443 million Barrier Reef grant
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 16 January, 2019
An official audit of a controversial $443 million government grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation has found numerous deficiencies by bureaucrats, including failure to scrutinise the sky-high administrative costs and properly mitigate against conflicts of interest.
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'Not a bathtub': Burke demands better monitoring of Murray-Darling
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 16 January, 2019
The massive fish kills at Menindee and other environmental strains have revealed huge gaps in the ecological data collected in the Murray-Darling Basin, according to Tony Burke, federal Labor's water spokesman.
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Another big coal plant trips in heat, but rooftop solar remains in media sights
Reneweconomy
Wed 16 January, 2019
One of Australia’s newest and most efficient “supercrticial” coal-fired power plants – CS Energy’s 750MW Kogan Creek Power Station on the Darling Downs in Queensland – tripped unexpectedly on the weekend, taking out 500MW of generation out of the mix for several hours on a hot Saturday afternoon.
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'Tipping point': All fossil fuels must go in 40 years, says new study
SBS World News Australia
Wed 16 January, 2019
A world without cars, planes, ships and factories powered by fossil fuels would have to become a reality in the next 40 years, to have a realistic hope of keeping global warming below safe levels, scientists say.
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Another big battery comes online in SA
The Herald Sun
Wed 16 January, 2019
Another big battery has come online in South Australia with the 30-megawatt facility to help stabilise local electricity supplies and provide back-up power to 4500 properties on Yorke Peninsula.
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Reef critical for growers
The Weekly Times
Wed 16 January, 2019
WITH much of Queensland’s fruit, vegetable and nut production close to sensitive environments such as the Great Barrier Reef, sustainable natural resource management is a critical issue for horticultural growers.
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Ganges: sewers could be making water quality of India’s great river worse
The Conversation
Wed 16 January, 2019
The Ganges is a lifeline for millions of people who live within its catchment as a source of water, transport and food. During the Hindu pilgrimage known as Kumbh Mela the Ganges plays host to the largest human gathering on Earth as 120m people arrive to bathe in the river over 49 days.
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Clean-up set to begin at toxic dump sites
The Age
Wed 16 January, 2019
The clean-up of eight toxic waste dump sites in the city’s north is set to begin at the end of January as authorities identify some of the 1.5 million litres of chemicals found on the properties.
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The world's 15 hottest sites on Tuesday were all in Australia
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 16 January, 2019
Australia was home to all 15 of the world's hottest temperatures on Tuesday, a feat it may well repeat on Wednesday and beyond as a huge swath of the nation bakes in 45-degree-plus heat.
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