Issue date : Fri 8 February, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 35 Seconds
Number of items : 54
Australia on track to meet Paris Agreement targets five years earlier than expected, research finds
ABC News
Fri 8 February, 2019
Australia is on track to meet its Paris climate commitments five years earlier than expected — in 2025 — according to new research from the Australian National University.
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High hopes for landmark climate ruling in NSW coal mine appeal
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 8 February, 2019
Environmental groups are hoping a decision due in NSW's Land and Environment Court on Friday will set a precedent by requiring climate change impacts be taken into account when approving new coal mines.
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Land and Environment Court reject Rocky Hill coal mine appeal
The Newcastle Herald
Fri 8 February, 2019
The controversial Rocky Hill coal mine near Gloucester will not be built following a landmark ruling in the Land and Environment Court.
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The Guardian
Court rules out Hunter Valley coalmine on climate change grounds
The Sydney Morning Herald
'We won': Landmark climate ruling as NSW court rejects coal mine
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
Yahoo!7 News
Emissions cited in NSW coal mine refusal
News.com.au
SBS World News Australia
NT News
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
The Herald Sun
The Weekly Times
The Australian
Wrong place, wrong time: Emissions cited in NSW coal mine refusal
'Sands are shifting': NSW agriculture minister to push climate cause
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 8 February, 2019
A senior Nationals minister says the impact of climate change on farming is now undeniable, conceding his views differ from "many of my colleagues".
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Commonwealth land must be kept for open space
The Courier Mail
Fri 8 February, 2019
Greens candidate for Bowman, Emerald Moon, has declared support for a community plan to turn a major Commonwealth landholding in Birkdale into national park.
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Dutch students march for climate as protests spread
Yahoo!7 News
Fri 8 February, 2019
Thousands of Dutch students skipped classes to march for action on climate change on Thursday, following the example of young demonstrators in Belgium and other countries for the first time.
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BHP continues Olympic Dam trial of light electric vehicles
Australian Mining
Fri 8 February, 2019
BHP’s trial of zero-emissions vehicles at the Olympic Dam operation in South Australia in an attempt to reduce exposure to particulate matter is progressing.
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Australian Paper set to burn Melbourne's rubbish to power its mill
The Age
Fri 8 February, 2019
The owner of Victoria’s biggest paper mill has announced it will team up with waste giant Suez to build a huge energy plant powered by hundreds of thousands of tonnes of household rubbish.
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ABC News
Australian Paper to proceed with Victorian-first energy-from-waste project
The Herald Sun
Maryvale paper mill to be powered by $600 million waste-to-energy
Yahoo!7 News
Waste will power new Victorian paper mill
NT News
The Australian
The Geelong Advertiser
News.com.au
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Daily Telegraph
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
Can fish be self-aware? The answer is far from easy
Cosmos
Fri 8 February, 2019
A species of wrasse can recognise itself in a mirror, but researchers are unsure of what that actually means. Stephen Fleischfresser reports.
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Shark Bay: A World Heritage Site at catastrophic risk
The Conversation
Fri 8 February, 2019
The devastating bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef in 2016 and 2017 rightly captured the world’s attention. But what’s less widely known is that another World Heritage-listed marine ecosystem in Australia, Shark Bay, was also recently devastated by extreme temperatures, when a brutal marine heatwave struck off Western Australia in 2011.
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Food apps to help you save money, the environment and small businesses
The Age
Fri 8 February, 2019
Eating at restaurants is as much a part of Australian culture as complaining about the cost of brunch while tucking into some smashed avo on toast.
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Federal Government asked to intervene in wastewater pipeline plan
The Mercury
Thu 7 February, 2019
THE Federal Government has been asked to intervene in a controversial plan to build a pipeline which will pump treated sewerage from Blackmans Bay to a proposed golf course at Arm End Reserve.
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The students fighting to make this the climate change election
Crikey
Thu 7 February, 2019
For many reasons, January brought the reality of climate change crashing down on Australians: there was the record-breaking mean temperature, the horror of the Murray-Darling fish kills, and the Tasmanian bushfires to name just a few.
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Our year of breathing dangerously: Sydney, Hunter pollution alert
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 7 February, 2019
In 2016 the NSW government published a consultation paper, Clean Air for NSW, and invited public submissions to be made by January 2017. The stated intention was to develop “actions for government to meet its goal of improving average air quality results across NSW”. That strategy never eventuated. We are now exactly two years down the track and air quality is worse than ever.
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Japan scraps another coal-fired power plant
Reneweconomy
Thu 7 February, 2019
Three Japanese energy giants have scrapped plans to build a 2GW coal-fired power plant in in the Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo, citing the results of their feasibility study which determined the project would not be economically feasible.
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Europe's diesel drivers beware: heftier tax is coming your way
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 7 February, 2019
London | Here's another reason not to buy a diesel-powered car, and why consumption of the fuel could ebb in one of the world's biggest demand centres: tax.
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Natural gas boom may never arrive despite Germany's coal exit
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 7 February, 2019
The natural gas industry's hopes of seeing a jump in demand in Europe may never happen as renewables become more cost-effective, according to a report by one of Germany's largest energy companies.
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Townsville floods reveal weak protections for real estate assets
The Fifth Estate
Thu 7 February, 2019
There seems to be no nationally consistent policies to protect assets and the investment they represent from the impacts of rising sea levels, more frequent storm surges and increased erosion in the coastal zone.
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On why avocados are looking so good
The Fifth Estate
Thu 7 February, 2019
Passive House as a methodology of construction is about to break out of its boutique box in residential and hit the broader market sectors
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Bees can add and subtract, new research shows
Australian Geographic
Thu 7 February, 2019
The humble honeybee can use symbols to perform basic maths including addition and subtraction, shows new research published today in the journal Science Advances.
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Colombia to ban sport hunting
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 7 February, 2019
Environmental groups and Colombia's government on Thursday welcomed a court's move to ban hunting for sport, in the highly biodiverse country.
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Benefits of pulses: Good for you and the planet
The Conversation
Thu 7 February, 2019
An illogical revolution has swept the Canadian Prairies and can take over the world. Farmland is now never rested — it is planted and harvested every year — and yet soil health has improved.
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Rising seas: to keep humans safe, let nature shape the coast
The Conversation
Thu 7 February, 2019
Even under the most conservative climate change scenarios, sea levels 30cm higher than at present seem all but certain on much of the UK’s coast by the end of this century. Depending on emission scenarios, sea levels one metre higher than at present by 2100 are also plausible.
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Adani coal terminal releases more water into wetlands near Abbot Point port
ABC News
Thu 7 February, 2019
Monsoonal rain hitting north Queensland has resulted in a release of water from Adani's Abbot Point coal terminal site into the adjacent Caley Valley wetlands.
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The Brisbane Times
Adani port overflows floodwater into Bowen wetlands
The Age
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
The Courier Mail
Flood water at Adani's Abbot Point coal terminal released into wetlands
NT News
The Daily Telegraph
The Herald Sun
Voyage into the unknown explores Indian Ocean's hidden depths
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 7 February, 2019
A mission to explore uncharted depths in the Indian Ocean was launched on Wednesday, hoping to discover hundreds of new species and find out what impact plastic is having way below the surface.
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Our Big Microplastic Survey is helping people do something about plastic pollution
The Conversation
Thu 7 February, 2019
Plastic pollution has become pervasive, pernicious and persistent. In 2016, global plastic production was around 335m tonnes and it continues to be released into our rivers and oceans on a catastrophic scale, despite recently becoming one of the world’s most publicised and well documented environmental issues.
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Why stop at plastic bags and straws? The case for a global treaty banning most single-use plastics
The Conversation
Thu 7 February, 2019
Single-use plastics are a blessing and a curse. They have fueled a revolution in commercial and consumer convenience and improved hygiene standards, but also have saturated the world’s coastlines and clogged landfills. By one estimate 79 percent of all plastic ever produced is now in a dump, a landfill or the environment, and only 9 percent has been recycled.
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Operation Rubble state-wide crackdown on rogue waste transporters
Prime Mover
Thu 7 February, 2019
A coordinated state-wide multi-agency crackdown on the illegal transportation and dumping of waste, held throughout November 2018, disrupted the criminal waste trade, according to the NSW Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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Human 'Bin Chickens' Making Big Bucks With Your Rubbish
Ten Daily
Thu 7 February, 2019
More than 1.3 billion containers have been collected and $130 million dollars made in the past 15 months since a container refund program was introduced.
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Street artists are joining the fight to save the environment
The Conversation
Thu 7 February, 2019
In these times of rising activism on climate change and other environmental threats, a new band of campaigners has joined the fight: street artists. And these artists are using the landscape, communities and social media to spread their message.
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Stormy weather heads to east Vic
SBS World News Australia
Thu 7 February, 2019
Victoria is bracing for a repeat of stormy weather that cut power, prompted hundreds of calls for help and sparked a house fire.
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