Issue date : Wed 6 March, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 55 Seconds
Number of items : 58
Premier Daniel Andrews rejects gas ban claims as 'urban myth'
The Australian
Wed 6 March, 2019
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says he accepts some forms of renewable energy are more ­efficient and cheaper than others, but has warned coal is only cheap “provided you don’t count the cost to the environment”.
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Build new infrastructure with plastic waste, recycling groups say
The Age
Wed 6 March, 2019
Roads, schools and playgrounds could be built from old plastic bottles if the government acts on advice aimed at solving Victoria's recycling crisis.
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WAToday
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Killing a planet is a criminal act
The Mercury
Wed 6 March, 2019
ROB WHITE calls for those responsible for the impending climate change catastrophe to be held to account for crimes against the global environment
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Preparing for the Era of Disasters
The Strategist
Wed 6 March, 2019
We are entering a new era in the security of Australia, not because of terrorism, the rise of China or even the cybersecurity threat, but because of climate change.
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Time to clean up our climate act – KonMari style
Reneweconomy
Wed 6 March, 2019
It’s barely three months in, but early indications suggest 2019 could be on track to become the year of clearing out the clutter.
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Westacott fights ‘super’ activism
The Australian
Wed 6 March, 2019
Business Council of Australia chief executive Jennifer Westacott has called for union and employer-backed industry superannuation funds to disclose to their members whether they are a “political organisation” amid a battle over industrial relations activism in the nation’s $2.7 trillion super system.
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Investors pushing for climate change risk disclosure
Money Management
Wed 6 March, 2019
Investors’ interest in real and meaningful climate change risk disclosure is growing, according to Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) Commissioners, Sean Hughes and Cathie Armour.v
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Activist investors to QBE: Stop underwriting coal
Insurance Business
Wed 6 March, 2019
A dominant underwriter of coal companies in Australia is under pressure from activist investors to stop underwriting fossil fuel companies, but the federal government has slammed the move as “morally bankrupt” and “intellectual nonsense.”v
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Adani to fight sediment release charge
9 News
Wed 6 March, 2019
Adani will plead not guilty to releasing sediment water eight times over the allowed limit into the Great Barrier Reef during Cyclone Debbie in 2017.
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News.com.au
The Age
The Australian
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The Canberra Times
The Daily Telegraph
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Sydney Morning Herald
The Weekly Times
WAToday
Yahoo!7 News
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IFM launches green infrastructure strategy
Investor Daily
Wed 6 March, 2019
Funds manager IFM Investors has published a plan to establish emissions reduction targets and pathways through its infrastructure portfolio.
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Australian Standard fuel consumption tests criticised
The Weekly Times
Wed 6 March, 2019
THE accuracy of the Australian Standard test used to measure new car fuel consumption and emissions has always been highly questionable. It looks as if it’s going to stay that way for some time, as the Australian Government has no plans to adopt a new, much tougher and more accurate test now in force in Europe.
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Why the ‘perfect’ office temperature is a myth
The Conversation
Wed 6 March, 2019
It might be blisteringly hot outside, but if you work in an office building, the chances are it’s always reassuringly cool (or cold, depending on your preference) once you walk inside.
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Deciphering the ancient mysteries of ‘marine snow’
Cosmos
Wed 6 March, 2019
Ocean-warming over the past century may be impacting one of the largest but least understood components in the global carbon cycle: massive deep-sea deposits of "marine snow".
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Bill Shorten faces party backlash on Kyoto carbon credits
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 5 March, 2019
Labor leader Bill Shorten is facing a new campaign from party branches and members to toughen his stance on climate change, in a move that signals a caucus rift if he tries to use disputed carbon credits to meet his target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Chris Bowen backs industry funds' right to wield influence on business
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 5 March, 2019
Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen has backed a push from Industry Super to throw its corporate weight around, as the trillion dollar giant agitates for a greater say in the companies it invests in.
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Foreign energy giant wants Australia to foot bill for fossil fuel projects
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 5 March, 2019
A major oil and gas company wants Australian taxpayer money spent on overseas energy projects, stoking fears that a Morrison government plan to boost development in the Pacific is a smokescreen for fossil fuel investment.
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Victoria announces planning rule change to smooth way for renewables boom
Reneweconomy
Tue 5 March, 2019
The Victorian government has announced changes to the state’s planning rules to smooth the way for booming large-scale solar and wind energy development, at it works its way to a target of 50 per cent renewables by 2030.
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Vic councils find new recycling processors
SBS World News Australia
Tue 5 March, 2019
Some of the Victorian councils forced to send recycling to landfill when the largest processor was shut down over safety concerns have found solutions.
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Yahoo!7 News
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NSW govt needs to recycle its waste plan
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 5 March, 2019
Will our recycling be dumped in landfill due to skyrocketing costs and government inaction?
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Did Morrison and Taylor listen when Snowy belled the cat on coal costs?
Reneweconomy
Tue 5 March, 2019
Prime minister Scott Morrison and energy minister Angus Taylor have been leading Australians into an Alice-in-Wonderland world where – at least in regard to greenhouse gas emissions – up is down and down is up.
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How to lose water, waste money and wreck the environment
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 5 March, 2019
If you want a salutary example of the taxpayers’ money that can be wasted and the harm that can be done when governments yield to the temptation to prop up declining – and, in this case, environmentally damaging – industries, look no further than Melbourne’s water supply.
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The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Green ideology, not climate change, makes bushfires worse
The Daily Telegraph
Tue 5 March, 2019
RENDEZVIEW: Failing to manage fuel loads is the main driver of Victoria’s latest fires, writes Miranda Devine. So why is the Morrison government falling for green propaganda blaming climate change?
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Plastic ban is a big call
The Mercury
Tue 5 March, 2019
The Hobart City Council’s decision to pass a bylaw banning the use of single-use plastics can be seen as a bold, visionary move which demonstrates leadership in the war on waste.
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Investors Hungry for Action on Climate Change
ProBono Australia News
Tue 5 March, 2019
A multi-trillion dollar investor coalition is demanding that the world’s largest fast-food brands, including McDonald’s, Domino’s Pizza, and KFC, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and water use in their supply chains.
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Coal not 'irreconcilable' with addressing climate change: BHP
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 5 March, 2019
One of BHP Billiton's most senior executives insists the miner's role as a major coal producer does not dampen its commitment to addressing climate change, by promoting a long-term shift in the world's energy mix.
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WWF orders probe into allegations of abuse by rangers
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 6 March, 2019
Conservation group WWF has said it will commission an independent investigation into a media report alleging it backs anti-poaching units responsible for murder, torture and other serious rights abuses.
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BHP joins Bill Gates in backing technology to kill off CO2
The Age
Tue 5 March, 2019
BHP has invested $6 million in a company that has developed technology with the potential to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere on a large scale using huge fans.
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The Canberra Times
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WAToday
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The Australian Financial Review
BHP joins Bill Gates in CO2 to fuel play
Australian Mining
BHP stakes $US6 million in clean energy company
The Australian
BHP joins Bill Gates in carbon capture plan
Australia’s first Circular Economy Lab launched
Inside Waste
Tue 5 March, 2019
In an Australian-first, a Circular Economy (CE) Lab has been recently launched in Brisbane, which heralds the emergence of the next generation of business in Queensland.
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Australian 'alchemy' turns carbon dioxide into coal
The Australian
Tue 5 March, 2019
In a feat of modern alchemy, Australian scientists have found a way to “rewind the emissions clock” by turning carbon dioxide into coal.
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Emissions curbs jolt electric car industry
The Australian
Tue 5 March, 2019
Electric vehicles will take centre stage at this years Geneva motor show, as automakers scramble to bring their fleets into line with strict CO2 emissions standards set to kick in next year.
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New buyers and renters want eco-friendly homes
The Fifth Estate
Tue 5 March, 2019
New consumer research in Britain has found that around half of new home buyers and tenants under 40 years of age actively seek eco-aware homes, showing that the public is now more conscious of sustainability than ever before.
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'It is ultimately just asphalt': Recycled glass, plastic laid in road trial
The Canberra Times
Tue 5 March, 2019
A combination of glass bottles, plastic bags and used printer cartridges has been combined with reclaimed asphalt to make up a new kind of road surface that was laid in Gungahlin on Tuesday as part of an ACT trial.
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Raw meat pet food may not be good for your dog, or your own health
The Conversation
Tue 5 March, 2019
You might think raw meat pet food is good for your dog. But a new study, published today in Vet Record, has found it can have high levels of bacteria that may pose health risks for your pet.
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ABC News
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Quinn Packaging launch first fully-recyclable black plastic tray
Inside Waste
Tue 5 March, 2019
Ireland-based Quinn Packaging has introduced a new range of patent-pending black plastic food trays called Detecta, which the company said would address the long-standing recyclability concerns around black PET.
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BioBag to manufacture compostable plastic alternatives
Inside Waste
Tue 5 March, 2019
South Australian plastics manufacturer BioBag World Australia will start producing compostable bags as the state closes discussion on eliminating single-use plastics.
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Online shopping could be better for the planet, but we need to stop returning so much
The Fifth Estate
Tue 5 March, 2019
Online shopping was meant to save on carbon emissions. Fewer cars driving to energy-sucking stores that send copious amounts of material to landfill with every display change. But with a growing habit to over order items in various sizes and return excess goods often free of charge, it could be that this new consumer habit is costing more than we think.
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