Issue date : Tue 22 January, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 20 Seconds
Number of items : 51
UN warns trade disputes, climate could disrupt growth
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 22 January, 2019
The United Nations warned Monday that trade disputes, climate change and a me-first attitude to addressing global problems were threatening prospects for world economic growth.
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World to miss 2020 climate 'turning point': analysis
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 22 January, 2019
The world is on course to miss its "best chance" of preventing runaway climate change by ensuring global greenhouse gas emissions peak in 2020, researchers warned Tuesday.
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Forget Plimer's polemics, just play the percentages
The Australian
Tue 22 January, 2019
Ian Plimer’s scientific qualifications don’t rescue him from a fundamental error that often trips up polemicists when they attempt to muster statistics to prove a point: their argument leads nowhere. In his opinion on this page last week, Plimer disputes the widely reported claim that 97 per cent of scientists agree that humans are causing global warming.
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Periodic table highlights rare elements
SBS World News Australia
Tue 22 January, 2019
Scientists have created a new periodic table highlighting an "endangered list" of rare elements, including ones found in smart phones and TVs.
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Water bird numbers reveal long-term decline of Menindee Lakes' health
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 22 January, 2019
Water bird numbers at the world famous Menindee Lakes, near the site of this year's massive fish kill, are in long-term decline, amid an ongoing failure to manage water levels to match weather fluctuations, leading ecologist Richard Kingsford says.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Eels in River Thames hooked on cocaine
News.com.au
Tue 22 January, 2019
Cocaine is causing some eels in London’s famous River Thames to be “hyperactive”, new research by King’s College London shows.
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The Herald Sun
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Thick smoke blanketing Huon Valley hampering fire fight
The Mercury
Tue 22 January, 2019
AIR pollution from bushfires burning in the state’s south remain at extremely high levels, according to Environment Protection Authority monitoring stations.
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The Herald Sun
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Beijing to slash number of Everest climbers
The Australian
Tue 22 January, 2019
China will cut the number of climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest from the north by a third this year as part of plans for a clean-up on the world’s highest peak.
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Sector Suspicious Over Great Barrier Reef Foundation’s First Project
ProBono Australia News
Mon 21 January, 2019
The first project announcement by the Great Barrier Reef Foundation since being awarded a controversial $443 million grant, has been labelled a double handling exercise by conservationists, once again calling into question the legitimacy of the grant funding.
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Vic crossbench unite against duck hunting
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 21 January, 2019
Victoria's crossbench politicians are hoping it's a case of birds of a feather, stick together when it comes to ending duck hunting in the state.
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Perthnow
SBS World News Australia
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
The Weekly Times
The West Australian
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Cleantech stocks remain resilient as broader market falls
Reneweconomy
Mon 21 January, 2019
As the markets have been falling, the Australian CleanTech Index outperformed the ASX200 for the second quarter of FY19. Demonstrating resilience in rising and falling markets, the three-year performance of the Australian CleanTech Index is nearly 30 per cent ahead of the ASX200.
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Australia’s renewables sector a poor proposition
Investment Magazine
Mon 21 January, 2019
Australia’s lack of clear government policy and poor regulatory framework for renewable energy projects create a major roadblock for some infrastructure investors looking at the sector, an expert has argued.
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Department adopts smart fleet
Government News
Mon 21 January, 2019
CASE STUDY: A department has reduced insurance claims and achieved $1 million in operational savings after introducing GPS tracking technology.
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'Not too late': Australians develop carbon model with DiCaprio's help
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 21 January, 2019
Renewable energy can supplant fossil fuels across the global economy, with Australia among the three regions best placed to benefit because of its rich solar and wind resources, according to a new study funded by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation's One Earth project.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
10 hot trends shaping Australian clean energy
Reneweconomy
Mon 21 January, 2019
Last year was a remarkable one for the clean energy industry by any standard, and confidence is high as we enter 2019.
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Huge cash injection for built environment research projects
Architecture and Design
Mon 21 January, 2019
A number of built environment research projects have received more than $11 million in grants, making the UNSW the biggest participant in the federal government’s Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) funding program.
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Climate protection could kill Germany’s autobahns
Motoring
Mon 21 January, 2019
Germany’s legendary autobahns could soon be speed-restricted under looming proposals designed to help the country meet tougher European emissions targets.
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Highways, car parks to get charging stations for electric vehicles
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 21 January, 2019
Charging stations for electric vehicles on major highways and commuter car parks in NSW will soon become more common after the state government committed funding for them.
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The Canberra Times
WAToday
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The truth about shark numbers
Australian Geographic
Mon 21 January, 2019
Are shark populations increasing? Our shark editor-at-large Blake Chapman gets to the bottom of the question.
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Pollinators: switch street lights off at midnight to help moths and nocturnal wildlife
The Conversation
Mon 21 January, 2019
Conservation is often a conflict between the demands of development and a desire to do what is best for the environment. It’s rare that we get the chance to report a decision which was taken for the good of people that has also panned out well for nature’s ecosystems. However, that is just what our new research paper found.
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Viral Images Of Elephants Being Mistreated Reignites Debate
Ten Daily
Mon 21 January, 2019
Elephant tourism. It's one of the most popular tourist activities in countries across Asia and Africa, bringing in huge revenue for organisations who allow visitors to ride, feed and bathe with the creatures.
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Wage war to beat weeds
The West Australian
Mon 21 January, 2019
Weeds are often described as being the wrong plant in the wrong place — but they are far worse than that.
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Kabul chokes on dirty air as temperatures plunge
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 21 January, 2019
Kabul residents have long run the gauntlet of suicide attacks and bombs. This winter, however, they face another deadly threat: air pollution.
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In China, unhappiness tracks poor air quality
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 21 January, 2019
Eye-watering, throat-scratching air pollution is a major driver of big city blues in China, according to a study published Monday that matched social network chatter with fine-particle pollution levels.
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Is there any point in recycling?
The Conversation
Mon 21 January, 2019
To sort or not to sort, that is the question. Lots of people wonder whether it’s really worth their time and effort to separate, wash and store recyclable materials – especially if it takes more energy to recycle, or if the plastics sent for recycling end up in overseas landfill. The truth is, the issue is complex, and even experts can’t agree on the economic and environmental benefits of recycling.
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‘Intense hot spell’ forecast in run-up to Australia Day
News.com.au
Mon 21 January, 2019
Forecasters have said that it’s looking increasingly likely this month could be the hottest January ever recorded in Australia with an “intense hot spell” just around the corner.
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The Daily Telegraph
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