Issue date : Fri 18 January, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 30 Seconds
Number of items : 53
PM warns against game-playing with rivers
9 News
Fri 18 January, 2019
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is trying to hose down tension over the Murray-Darling Basin prompted by mass fish deaths, as the Greens push for a royal commission into the river system's management.
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Hume recycling centre's handling 'disappointing', says ACT opposition
The Canberra Times
Fri 18 January, 2019
The ACT opposition has lambasted the territory government for its handling of the Hume recycling centre after WorkSafe's shut down of the facility saw stockpiled recyclables disposed of in landfill.
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Green groups question big industry's plastic clean-up plan
Yahoo!7 News
Fri 18 January, 2019
Environmental groups on Thursday poured cold water over a much-trumpeted initiative by some of the world's biggest petrochemical firms to help end plastic refuse.
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'Pretty disturbing': AGL pulls toxic waste product off the market
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 18 January, 2019
The NSW environment watchdog has launched an investigation into revelations a coal waste product sold by AGL to "various markets" has tested positive for elevated levels of toxic substances including chromium, cadmium and copper.
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AGL halts coal ash sales on metal concerns
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Environmental group slams watchdog after second Hunter power station coal ash problems
The Australian Financial Review
AGL Energy reveals ash contamination problem at NSW coal plants
Midland farmers join fight to preserve environment
The Weekly Times
Fri 18 January, 2019
FARMERS in Tasmania’s Midlands have got on board with a program to protect the region’s critically endangered grasslands and woodlands.
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Canberra earthquake stuns locals
News.com.au
Fri 18 January, 2019
A 3.1 magnitude earthquake has been felt by locals in Canberra in the ACT today.
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As oceans rise, so do risks of breast cancer
Cosmos
Fri 18 January, 2019
Atmospheric pollution contributes to cancer rates and climate change. A change of strategy is needed for both, reports Jane McArthur, from Canada's University of Windsor.
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Worms help reduce waste
The Newcastle Herald
Fri 18 January, 2019
According to Planet Ark, more than half the rubbish in there would be green waste and food scraps. In fact, we put more than 4.5m tonnes of food into landfill every year, which creates methane, a gas that contributes to climate change 25 times more than does carbon dioxide.
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BOM warns of scorching Sydney weather, Penrith to hit 45C
ABC News
Fri 18 January, 2019
Heatwave conditions across New South Wales are set to peak today, with more temperature records predicted after part of the state yesterday sweated through its hottest day ever.
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Murray-Darling must be bipartisan: PM
News.com.au
Thu 17 January, 2019
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has tried to hose down debate over the Murray-Darling Basin after the Greens called for a royal commission into its management.
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Fish 'struggling' as NSW river worsens
News.com.au
Thu 17 January, 2019
A cool change in far western NSW could cause algae in the Darling River to die again, worsening the water conditions which led to last week's mass fish deaths.
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Audit Finds $443M Government Grant Process ‘Insufficient’
ProBono Australia News
Thu 17 January, 2019
Australian charity leaders say the $443 million government grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation is a slap in the face for every charity applying for government funding, after an audit report found the government applied insufficient scrutiny to the grant proposal.
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Gisele Bundchen accused of criticising Brazil’s environment record 'without any knowledge'
SBS World News Australia
Thu 17 January, 2019
Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen has defended her work as an environmental activist after the country's new agriculture minister accused her of issuing criticism "without knowledge."
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Gisele Bundchen fires back in feud with 'queen of poison' minister
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Dead fish could stink up the election campaign
The Age
Thu 17 January, 2019
The Australian climate has interceded in national politics more than once. Malcolm Fraser went to the electorate in 1983 at the height of one of the harshest droughts on record.
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The Murray-Darling and Australia's great river of nonsense
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 17 January, 2019
The Millennium Drought at the turn of this century led some to conclude that drought was the new normal and the environment was facing catastrophe. They were wrong; it was the worst drought for a century, but it ended with widespread flooding. Dorothea Mackellar's description of a land of droughts and flooding rains was never better demonstrated.
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Plastic waste in the value chain to get $1.5bn US investment
Transport & Logistic News
Thu 17 January, 2019
An alliance of global companies from the plastics and consumer goods value chain today launched a new organisation to advance the elimination plastic waste in the environment, especially in the ocean.
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First city council to achieve renewables-only power
The Fifth Estate
Thu 17 January, 2019
Melbourne City Council has leapt ahead of the renewables race with its announcement that it will be now be powered by 100 per cent renewable energy.
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Mirvac adds another to six star NABERS Energy tally
The Fifth Estate
Thu 17 January, 2019
Mirvac has added more green creds to its portfolio, achieving the highest possible six star NABERS Energy rating for a base building at One Darling Island at Pyrmont in Sydney, not long after the company’s Sirius Building in Canberra became first to achieve the same rating.
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Sloths are far more adaptable than we realised
The Conversation
Thu 17 January, 2019
Unless you live in the tropical rainforests of South or Central America, most of the sloths you’ll encounter will be two-toed sloths. This is because they are able to eat quite a varied diet and are therefore relatively easy to keep in captivity. Their relatives, the three-toed sloths, on the other hand, have a very restricted diet, subsisting solely on Cecropia: a group of fast-growing tree species with soft wood and large, juicy leaves.
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The only 10 year challenge we should be talking about.
Mamamia
Thu 17 January, 2019
Dozens of people are posting photos to illustrate the effects climate change has had one the world in the past decade. And there’s nothing funny or cute about these images.
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Flowers can hear bees, new research suggests
Australian Geographic
Thu 17 January, 2019
FLOWERS CAN hear and respond to the sound of buzzing bees, which spurs them to produce a more sugary nectar, new research has found.
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A new way to curb nitrogen pollution: Regulate fertilizer producers, not just farmers
The Conversation
Thu 17 January, 2019
Nitrogen pollution is produced by a number of interlinked compounds, from ammonia to nitrous oxide. While they have both natural and human sources, the latter increased dramatically over the past century as farmers scaled up food production in response to population growth. Once these chemicals are released into the air and water, they contribute to problems that include climate change and “dead zones” in rivers, lakes and coastal areas.
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'You can't even breathe here': giant sewage spill befouls Peru capital
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 17 January, 2019
Lima: Amid an unbearable stench, thousands of workers, police and soldiers struggled Wednesday to contain and clean up a flood of sewage that has caused the government to declare a health emergency in one of the most populous parts of Peru's capital.
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In the outback no one sees your landfill, for now
The Fifth Estate
Thu 17 January, 2019
One investor in the Northern Territory has faith that the recycling industry can change in his patch. In fact he’s just invested $3.5 million in a new facility.
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Less meat, more veggies in 'ideal diet'
News.com.au
Thu 17 January, 2019
If the world followed the 'Planetary Health' diet, the researchers said, more than 11 million premature deaths could be prevented each year, while greenhouse gas emissions would be cut and more land, water and biodiversity would be preserved.
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Canberrans told to limit power usage as ACT set to break heatwave record
The Canberra Times
Thu 17 January, 2019
Authorities are pleading with Canberrans to limit their electricity usage on Friday as likely record-breaking temperatures push ACT and NSW power networks to their limits.
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