Issue date : Fri 25 January, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 25 Seconds
Number of items : 52
Corona backs documentary to protect paradise from plastic epidemic
ABC News
Fri 25 January, 2019
Corona and Parley have launched a national initiative and new documentary aimed at educating and recruiting Australians to help reduce marine plastic pollution across Australia’s iconic beaches.
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'Big potential' for waste-to-energy, but caution urged
ABC News
Fri 25 January, 2019
Sitting somewhere between the politically fraught world of the electricity market and the dysfunction of Australia's recycling industry, waste-to-energy technology is on the verge of being developed across the country.
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Flash photography doesn’t harm seahorses – but don’t touch
The Conversation
Fri 25 January, 2019
We all enjoy watching animals, whether they’re our own pets, birds in the garden, or elephants on a safari during our holidays. People take pictures during many of these wildlife encounters, but not all of these photographic episodes are harmless.
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Australia's Heard Island: A mysterious land of fire and ice
ABC News
Fri 25 January, 2019
Australia's tallest mountain — with its active volcano — is one of the country's best-kept secrets, and holds clues to understanding the Earth's past and its future.
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What is your sunscreen doing to the ocean?
The Age
Fri 25 January, 2019
Every summer we dutifully slip, slop, slap, and rightly so given Australia has one of the highest rate of skin cancer in the world. But new research suggests chemicals found in sunscreens are linked to coral bleaching.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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War declared on world's growing e-waste crisis
Yahoo!7 News
Fri 25 January, 2019
Weighing more than all commercial airliners ever built and worth more than most countries' GDP, electronic waste poses a growing economic and environmental threat, experts said Thursday, as they launched a global initiative to clean it up.
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Extreme heat forecast for Victoria as Melbourne set for its hottest day in a decade
ABC News
Fri 25 January, 2019
Melbourne is expected to sweat through its hottest day in almost a decade today, before a mid-afternoon cool change sends the mercury plummeting.
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9 News
Victoria braces for hottest day since Black Saturday
The Herald Sun
Victoria braces for hottest day since Black Saturday
News.com.au
The Age
Heat records smashed ahead of hottest day since Black Saturday
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
One month into Bali’s ban of single use plastics
The Fifth Estate
Thu 24 January, 2019
The Balinese government has outlawed single use plastics in the wake of a rising rubbish problem. Governor I Wayan Koster announced the ban last month, stating there would be serious penalties for noncompliance following a six month grace period.
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AEMO orders Alcoa smelter to power down as Victoria, SA wilt in extreme heat
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 24 January, 2019
The Australian Energy Market Operator ordered Alcoa Australia to cut its power usage on Thursday evening as extreme heat pushed power demand in Victoria and South Australia beyond the power grid's available capacity.
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Australia tipped to add 70,000 home batteries in 2019, lead global demand
Reneweconomy
Thu 24 January, 2019
Australian is on track to become the biggest home battery market in the world in 2019, with solar households expected to install tens of thousands of energy storage systems in 2019, according to a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
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GMO's Jeremy Grantham says thermal coal is 'dead meat'
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 24 January, 2019
Jeremy Grantham, the legendary British hedge fund manager and climate change crusader, says thermal coal is "dead meat" while he says growing public concern around global warming has created a "new ball game" for policymakers.
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How growing cities can support at-home electric vehicle charging
The Conversation
Thu 24 January, 2019
Rapid urban population growth is driving many cities around the world to reduce their carbon footprints. In Canada, two major policy agendas are designed to achieve this: boosting urban density and promoting low-carbon transportation such as electric vehicles (EVs).
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Healthcare sector finally waking up to green building opportunities
The Fifth Estate
Thu 24 January, 2019
Fast-paced and working around-the-clock, hospitals are typically big guzzlers of energy and water. But until recently, interest in sustainable building initiatives in health care was lacking. Fortunately, some experts say the mind shift has definitely changed in the past 10 or so years as the business case for greener healthcare facilities becomes more appealing.
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Architecture and Design
Green Star buildings making a case for sustainable healthcare
Honda confirms first production EV
Drive
Thu 24 January, 2019
Set to be unveiled at this year’s Geneva motor show, the prototype version of the brand’s first electric vehicle will be presented to the public in March.
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You can’t control what you can’t find: Detecting invasive species while they’re still scarce
The Conversation
Thu 24 January, 2019
Most of the 10,000 ships lost to the bottom of the Great Lakes in wrecks over the past 400 years are still lost – hidden somewhere in 6 quadrillion gallons of water. Finding anything in a lake is a lesson in humility, so life as a freshwater biologist is always humbling. If we can’t account for huge steel freighters, imagine the challenge of finding a single tiny organism.
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Iron ore mining on Koolan Island brings unexpected hazards to the remote mine
ABC Rural
Thu 24 January, 2019
One of Australia's oldest iron ore mines has a few quirks; it is based on an island off the remote West Australian coast, it has spent the last four years under water, and its flooded mine pit is home to sharks, crocodiles and stingrays.
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Japan whalers discuss plan to resume hunt
News.com.au
Thu 24 January, 2019
Japan's new era outside the International Whaling Commission will begin with a new fleet ready to hunt on July 1.
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NT News
Perthnow
The Advertiser
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The West Australian
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Scientists to explore Indian Ocean depths
SBS World News Australia
Thu 24 January, 2019
Scientists are preparing to embark on an unprecedented, years-long mission to explore the Indian Ocean and document changes taking place beneath the waves that could affect billions of people in the coming decades.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
Yahoo!7 News
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It’s time the Nullarbor Caves had World Heritage status
Pursuit
Thu 24 January, 2019
Australia’s Nullarbor caves are a precious time machine to millions of years ago, and crucial to understanding our future climate. So, why aren’t they World Heritage listed?
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‘Lawn you can eat’: Native alternatives to garden staples
Australian Geographic
Thu 24 January, 2019
NATIVE AUSTRALIAN plants are currently experiencing a revival. Both nurseries and florists have spotted the trend and are offering us more to choose from. But what to choose?
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Coral species struggle when they’re alone
Cosmos
Fri 25 January, 2019
The effective extinction of many coral species may be weakening reef systems and siphoning life out of the corals that remain, US researchers warn.
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New wetlands will see Canberrans swimming in Lake Burley Griffin: government
The Canberra Times
Thu 24 January, 2019
The ACT government has begun work on three new wetlands in the Fyshwick catchment area with the aim to eventually see Canberrans return to regular swimming in Lake Burley Griffin.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Tim Flannery is back!
The Fifth Estate
Thu 24 January, 2019
Tim Flannery, who headed the Climate Commission when it was controversially axed by former PM Tony Abbott, is back in Australia and in a new climate change role at the Australian Museum in Sydney. The renowned scientist, explorer, conservationist and 2007 Australian of the Year will spend 12 months in the new position, which has been funded by private donors to the museum.
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Severe heatwave for Australia Day with little reprieve from hot weather
The Canberra Times
Thu 24 January, 2019
If you're tired of the heat in Canberra, there's bad news. The city will swelter through another severe heatwave over the Australia Day long weekend, before a weak cool change brings only slight reprieve from hot temperatures on Sunday and Monday.
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Twin cyclone threat for Australia’s north
News.com.au
Thu 24 January, 2019
Two major cyclones are brewing off the coasts of Queensland and WA — threatening to lash both states with wild winds and rain.
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The Herald Sun
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