Issue date : Thu 31 January, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 30 Seconds
Number of items : 53
The successive government failures behind the fish kills
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 31 January, 2019
With the NSW election looming, it’s time to make sure the next state government has environmental policy front and centre at the big table of decision making. On nearly every major measure for the environment – numbers of threatened species, pollution, state of ecosystems and burgeoning threats – we’re going backwards.
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The other (deadlier) road toll: car pollution
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 31 January, 2019
Australia has two horrific road tolls. But we spend all our resources trying to fix the impossible one.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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The world’s top employers prove 'clean capitalism' pays off
Human Resources Director
Thu 31 January, 2019
For the Global 100 firms of 2019, the practice of clean capitalism doesn’t only lead to a healthier planet – it’s also yielding higher returns and creating a better corporate culture.
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Predictions for 2019: Social Enterprise
ProBono Australia News
Thu 31 January, 2019
David Brookes, managing director of Social Traders, looks at what’s in store for social enterprise this year, as part of a series of 2019 predictions from leading experts across the social sector.
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Adani seeks regulatory approval for 160MW solar farm in Whyalla
Reneweconomy
Thu 31 January, 2019
Adani, the Indian energy giant fighting a major public backlash over its proposed mega coal mine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin, is also pushing ahead with another major solar project, and has sought regulatory approval for the construction of a 160MW solar farm in Whyalla.
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Australian solar’s record-smashing year. In eye-watering charts
Reneweconomy
Thu 31 January, 2019
By all accounts, 2018 was a stellar year for Australian Solar Power. To celebrate all of the solar glory, SunWiz has written a series of articles covering 2018 – the key trends, achievements, and milestones for each state and segment of the Australian solar industry.
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Taking a bite out of Queensland’s new croc egg-harvesting law
Australian Geographic
Thu 31 January, 2019
In December last year, the Nature Conservation Act was amended to allow the harvesting of crocodile eggs. Now, some scientists have slammed the decision as unscientific, opaque and lacking in details. But will the decision really impact croc populations?
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New Zealand baffled after protected little blue penguins stolen from nests
The Guardian
Thu 31 January, 2019
Two men wielding a crowbar raid wild nests in Napier, possibly to sell the animals into the illegal wildlife trade
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NT News
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News.com.au
NZ authorities hunt penguin kidnappers
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Advertiser
The Herald Sun
The Geelong Advertiser
The Mercury
The Australian
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Weekly Times
Ten Daily
SBS World News Australia
'Outraged and disturbed': Crowbar used to steal little blue penguins in New Zealand
Aboriginal voices are missing from the Murray-Darling Basin crisis
The Conversation
Thu 31 January, 2019
The Murray-Darling crisis has led to drinking water shortages, drying rivers, and fish kills in the Darling, Macintyre and Murrumbidgee Rivers. This has been the catalyst for recommendations for a Royal Commission and creation of two independent scientific expert panels.
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Australia’s record on emissions and sustainability condemned by OECD review
The Guardian
Wed 30 January, 2019
Australia is not on track to meet its 2030 emissions targets under the Paris agreement and needs to bring its environment policies into line with the “scale of the challenge” the country is facing, one of the world’s pre-eminent economic institutions says.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
International peers say Australia will 'fall short' on climate action
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
The Australian
Great Barrier Reef plan model for nation, OECD report finds
9 News
OECD warns Aust to step up emission cuts
SBS World News Australia
The Newcastle Herald
Sourceable
The Saturday Paper
OECD scolds Australia’s climate inaction
Frydenberg faces climate fight in Kooyong
The Age
Wed 30 January, 2019
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg could face his toughest electoral battle since entering Parliament, with the man who headed the government's Clean Energy Finance Corporation, Oliver Yates, standing against him and vowing to target voters worried about the environment.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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9 News
Ex-Liberal challenging Treasurer in seat
News.com.au
SBS World News Australia
The Australian
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
The Newcastle Herald
Yahoo!7 News
SBS World News Australia
'Liberal party has lost its way': Oliver Yates to run against Josh Frydenberg over climate change
Australia needs to plug into EVs or be left behind: Senate report
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 30 January, 2019
A Senate report has called for the government to set a national target for the number of electric vehicles in commonwealth fleets to boost the uptake of EVs in Australia and bring EV racing to the nation to increase public support for electric cars.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Qld's shark policy challenged in court
News.com.au
Wed 30 January, 2019
A conservation group is challenging the ongoing use of Queensland's lethal shark control program in the Great Barrier Reef.
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The Australian
The Newcastle Herald
Yahoo!7 News
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Blantyre Farms recognised for sustainable operations
Inside Waste
Wed 30 January, 2019
Blantyre Farms has been recognised for its sustainable and environmentally-friendly operation, having been recently awarded the Young Environmental Citizen of the Year prize.
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Sydney brewery 4 Pines joins renewable energy revolution
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 30 January, 2019
Sydney craft beer brewery 4 Pines has crowdfunded $100,000 from retail investors to build solar panels at its Sydney craft brewery, as energy investment takes off among property owners and investors.
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Aldi joins the solar roll-out with Photon Energy Engineering Australia
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 30 January, 2019
Solar power company Photon Energy Engineering Australia is rolling out installations across 30 stores and a distribution centre for the Aldi supermarket chain New South Wales and Queensland.
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Huge solar and battery storage projects proposed for South Australia
Reneweconomy
Wed 30 January, 2019
Two new massive solar and battery storage projects have been proposed for South Australia, continuing the momentum in new investment that will likely see the state produce the equivalent of 100 per cent of its electricity needs through wind and solar as early s 2025.
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Solar entry: Aussie shopping centre starts world-first power trial
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 30 January, 2019
A West Australian shopping centre has carried out a solar energy world-first turning its glass entryway into a fully transparent solar power plant.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Striking out: window collisions a growing threat to our birds
Australian Geographic
Wed 30 January, 2019
MOST OF US have experienced it at some time – the distressing thud that signals a probably fatal collision of bird and window. Such occurrences are a growing conservation concern; window collisions kill more birds than any other human-related factor except habitat destruction. Estimates suggest the number of birds killed like this globally each year could be in the billions.
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Charges over red-bellied and tiger snakes
9 News
Wed 30 January, 2019
A Sydney man has been accused of keeping protected snakes - including red-bellied blacks and tiger snakes - in enclosures that were too small, too cold and lacking water.
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Fears for endangered parrot after bushfire
SBS World News Australia
Wed 30 January, 2019
There are fears a bushfire that tore through a national park in Western Australia may have further reduced the population of the already critically endangered western ground parrot.
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Homes go under in Queensland floods
The Courier Mail
Wed 30 January, 2019
Residents have been forced to flee to higher ground in far north Queensland after flood waters submerged homes and swept away sheds.
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9 News
News.com.au
NT News
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Newcastle Herald
The Weekly Times
Yahoo!7 News
ANU research uses satellite data to predict drought
Food & Beverage
Wed 30 January, 2019
Scientists from The Australian National University (ANU) have used new space technology to predict droughts and increased bushfire risk up to five months in advance.
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Air pollution may be affecting how happy you are
The Conversation
Wed 30 January, 2019
For decades now, GDP has been the standard measure of a nation’s well-being. But it is becoming clear that an economic boost may not be accompanied by a rise in individual happiness.
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Hundreds of Bangkok schools close due to toxic pollution
SBS World News Australia
Wed 30 January, 2019
Toxic smog forced hundreds of Bangkok schools to close Wednesday, as authorities struggle to manage a pollution crisis that has stirred widespread health fears and taken on a political edge just weeks before elections.
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Extreme cold to hit 55 million people in the US as polar vortex brings life-threatening temperatures
ABC News
Wed 30 January, 2019
A polar vortex is bringing life-threatening temperatures to the US, with 55 million Americans set to experience below-zero temperatures.
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Large hailstones, heavy rain, strong winds sweep Melbourne in cool change
The Herald Sun
Wed 30 January, 2019
Wild weather has swept through parts of Melbourne with large hailstorms, heavy rain and strong winds forecast for parts of the metropolitan area.
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News.com.au
NT News
Perthnow
The Advertiser
The Mercury
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The Age
Melbourne weather: Thunderstorm warning issued as heavy rain, hail and dust storms lash city
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday