Issue date : Tue 5 February, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 04 Seconds
Number of items : 48
Q&A: Voters urged to make climate change matter this election
9 News
Tue 5 February, 2019
As fires burn in Tasmania, floods inundate Townsville and tens of thousands of people sweltered through the hottest month on record, crossbenchers in Australia's House of Representatives have demanded voters ensure this year is the election climate change matters.
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Predictions for 2019: Impact Investing
ProBono Australia News
Tue 5 February, 2019
There's an opportunity this year to reshape what finance looks like – as long as that world is willing to ask itself some difficult questions, writes Daniel Madhavan, CEO of Impact Investment Group, as part of a series of 2019 predictions from leading experts across the social sector.
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UNSW development of renewables markets powered by $3m deal
Manufacturers’ Monthly
Tue 5 February, 2019
UNSW Sydney’s $3m deal with Providence Asset Group (PAG) will accelerate research into reliable energy networks and fund a new centre supporting global development of renewables markets.
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The last of Sydney's koalas are doomed
Independent Australia
Tue 5 February, 2019
A major development in Sydney is touting itself as being environmentally friendly towards koalas, but the truth is far from it, writes Sue Arnold.
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There’s insufficient evidence your sunscreen harms coral reefs
The Conversation
Tue 5 February, 2019
In the face of persistent heatwaves, Australians are reaching for the sunscreen. But you might have heard some mixed messages about its harm to the environment – specifically to coral reefs.
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Revealed: what caused Indonesia’s devastating tsunami
Cosmos
Tue 5 February, 2019
The catastrophic tsunami that killed more than 2000 people in Palu, Indonesia, in September 2018 occurred as a culmination of unusual seismic events, report two papers published in the journal Nature Geoscience.
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Norway's Arctic islands warming rapidly
News.com.au
Tue 5 February, 2019
Icy Arctic islands north of Norway are warming faster than almost anywhere on earth and more avalanches, rain and mud may cause "devastating" changes by 2100, a Norwegian report says.
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Why is the ocean so cold, when summer temperatures are soaring?
ABC News
Tue 5 February, 2019
There's nothing quite like jumping into the cool ocean on a hot summer's day but this year there is a distinct chill in the water at some New South Wales coastal tourism hotspots. And it's not just swimmers feeling the effects.
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Investigating the feasibility of organic MSW processing by coking
Inside Waste
Tue 5 February, 2019
The majority of the processing methods used produce mostly gaseous products and according to the technology underpinned by Russian scientists from Ekaterinburg and Tyumen in the journal Sustainability, co-coking of organic municipal solid waste (MSW) and tar oil refineries results in obtaining liquid resources.
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7 of Meghan Markle's favourite sustainable brands
Vogue Australia
Tue 5 February, 2019
From Veja to Gabriela Hearst, Meghan Markle has championed a host of sustainable brands since becoming a full-fledged member of the royal family. Here, Vogue rounds up seven of the eco-conscious labels she’s sported thus far.
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Murray-Darling report shows public authorities must take climate change risk seriously
The Conversation
Mon 4 February, 2019
The tragic recent events on the Darling River, and the political and policy furore around them, have again highlighted the severe financial and environmental consequences of mismanaging climate risks. The Murray-Darling Royal Commission demonstrates how closely boards of public sector corporate bodies can be scrutinised for their management of these risks.
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New NSW national park with koala habitat
News.com.au
Mon 4 February, 2019
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced a new national park which includes prime koala habitat will be created in the NSW Southern Highlands.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
Liberals promise new national park for NSW to help save koalas
The Age
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The Canberra Times
WAToday
One backyard at a time: how Perth gardeners can lead the planet back to health
WAToday
Mon 4 February, 2019
As a young man, I spent a lot of time engrossed in nature. Exploring the Canning River, growing up on a Mundijong dairy farm and enjoying produce from my grandfather’s Subiaco vegie patch had me thinking about nature and our impact on it from a young age.
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Intervention is the new black
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 4 February, 2019
Few people think carbon pricing is as important as Tony Abbott does. Not only was repealing the carbon tax his biggest achievement as prime minister, nearly five years later, he still can't stop talking about it. Nothing would excite him more than the chance to repeal another carbon price one day.
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Corporate Demand for Social Impact Measurement Rising
ProBono Australia News
Mon 4 February, 2019
Corporate Australia is increasingly turning to social impact measurement and reporting, experts say, as global business leaders urge companies to embrace the link between purpose and profit.
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The shipping news will be increasingly green – as owners clean up their act and customers make greener choices
The Fifth Estate
Mon 4 February, 2019
Ships suffer the same split incentives as tenanted buildings: owners pay for energy efficiency while occupants (or leaseholders) enjoy the lower running costs. But what if customers can choose the cleanest greenest shipping lines? And what if new technology can rid the hull of barnacles and provide a smoother ride? The energy savings can be huge.
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Buzz over Aussie bees who produce our food
Perthnow
Mon 4 February, 2019
Those wandering along Sydney's York Street may notice a stunning and colourful new resident: a huge mural of fruit, vegetables, flowers and bees that's doing the rounds on Instagram.
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'Astounded': former fire chief unloads on politicians over climate change inaction
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 4 February, 2019
Decorated Australian firefighter Greg Mullins says climate change is contributing to bushfires so horrendous that homes and lives cannot be protected, and the federal government will not acknowledge the link because it has failed on emissions reduction policy.
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Black Saturday: Have we fixed a flawed system?
Pursuit
Mon 4 February, 2019
There have been more than 50 formal inquiries into bushfire management in south-eastern Australia since 1939, but what lessons have we learned?
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The humble spade flower moonlights as the ‘love shrub’
The Conversation
Mon 4 February, 2019
If you are observant enough in the Australian bush, you may be able to spot the spade flower, a member of the violet family. Spade flowers grow under the semi-shade of open eucalypt forest, among other little green herbaceous plants.
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NSW river to get gigalitres of water
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 4 February, 2019
Up to 26 gigalitres of water will be released into the Murrumbidgee in the NSW Riverina region with the river on high alert for further fish kills.
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Plastics glued in ocean by bacteria
SBS World News Australia
Mon 4 February, 2019
Tiny particles of plastic are being glued together by bacteria in the ocean, with scientists fearing the clumps could be mistaken for food by marine mammals.
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Council’s pioneering approach to waste
Government News
Mon 4 February, 2019
Lake Macquarie Council’s approach to waste management has seen it take out multiple awards in recent years.
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The conservationist who stopped mining on Fraser Island dies at 79
The Brisbane Times
Mon 4 February, 2019
The pioneering conservationist who spent decades lobbying to stop sand mining and logging on Fraser Island, before it was World Heritage-listed in 1992, has died.
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