Issue date : Mon 8 April, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 06 Min 07 Seconds
Number of items : 72
Legal protections urged as science gears up to aid Great Barrier Reef
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 8 April, 2019
Early-stage research into ways to limit the impact of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef is being approved in a "policy vacuum", potentially limiting risk assessments and undermining public support, researchers say.
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NWRIC welcomes new national strategy for waste and recycling
Inside Waste
Mon 8 April, 2019
The National Waste Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) welcomes the new waste and recycling policies offered by Labor leader Bill Shorten and Shadow Minister Tony Bourke, but also calls for bipartisan approach to advancing the industry.
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PM backs farmers' fight against vegans
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 8 April, 2019
PM Scott Morrison has declared the Commonwealth government is willing to support farmers who launch a civil action against vegan activists following national protests by "green collared criminals".
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Future Fund director joins agribusiness minnow with big water plans
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 8 April, 2019
Future Fund director John Poynton sees fresh water as a vastly undervalued and under-utilised asset in Western Australia at a time when political and industry debate is raging in the eastern states over allocations from the Murray-Darling system.
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Pernod Ricard sets out sustainability targets
The Shout
Mon 8 April, 2019
Pernod Ricard has set out its 2030 Sustainability and Responsibility roadmap, which sets out eight targets for sustainable development, with Australian agriculture and water consumption forming part of the goals.
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UK’s National Grid operator gets ready for 100% renewables by 2025
Reneweconomy
Mon 8 April, 2019
National Grid, the operator of the UK electricity system and the equivalent to the Australian Energy Market Operator, says it is preparing to change its systems so it can operate the electricity grid with 100 per cent renewable energy by 2025.
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$500m for station car parks? Other transport solutions could do much more for the money
The Conversation
Mon 8 April, 2019
Half a billion dollars sounds like a lot of money, but that really depends on what you’re spending it on. In Tuesday’s federal budget, the Coalition government announced its Commuter Car Park Fund, a A$500 million package intended to make it easier for people in the suburbs and regions to drive to their local railway station.
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Animal rights activists block Melbourne CBD amid protests at abattoirs around Australia
The Guardian
Mon 8 April, 2019
Vegan activists blocked the intersection of Flinders and Swanston streets in the heart of Melbourne on Monday morning, hours after police had broken up a protest at a Queensland abattoir.
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Gorillas mourn friends and strangers alike
Cosmos
Mon 8 April, 2019
Gorillas spend time sitting with dead species members, sometimes grooming them, regardless of whether the deceased was a part of their group, researchers have found.
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The ill-fated and only duck of Niue
Australian Geographic
Mon 8 April, 2019
USUALLY AT this blog we showcase the animals of Australia and its neighbours to highlight the unique wildlife we’ve got all around us – the endemic weirdness that comes from evolving and adapting on islands great and small.
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Dolphin sex isn’t just about babies
Cosmos
Mon 8 April, 2019
World-first examinations of the dolphin clitorises suggest that sex may be a pleasurable exercise for the marine mammal, and thus an important social bonding behaviour.
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New waste-management hub planned for Fyshwick
The Canberra Times
Mon 8 April, 2019
A new large-scale waste and recycling plant, which would receive up to one million tonnes of materials a year, is planned for Fyshwick.
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Adani mine in minister's hands: treasurer
News.com.au
Sun 7 April, 2019
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says the final approvals for the Adani coal mine are in the environment minister's hands, defending an apparent delay on the project.
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The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
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CEFC funding land clearing a 'national disgrace'
The Australian Financial Review
Sun 7 April, 2019
The federal government's Green Bank is financing the "destruction and devastation" of native vegetation and the habitats of endangered species by investing in Macquarie's corporate farming platform, a leading group of NSW farmers has claimed.
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'Sat on its hands': New environment minister has a long to-do list
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 7 April, 2019
The Berejiklian government's new planning cluster has inherited a range of unfinished work on the environment from climate action to marine parks, some of it delayed for as long as a decade.
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Adani approval unlikely before federal poll
The Australian Financial Review
Sun 7 April, 2019
The Queensland government is in no rush to finalise approvals for Adani's controversial $2 billion Carmichael coal mine before the federal election.
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EPA to gain new waste tracking system as residents cry out for action
The Age
Sun 7 April, 2019
A new electronic tracking system to monitor hazardous chemicals will be introduced in Victoria, as residents cry out for action following a slew of factory fires.
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Victorians rally for toxic waste crackdown
Perthnow
Yahoo News
The Canberra Times
The West Australian
7 News
Campbellfield industrial blaze sparks rally for toxic waste crackdown
Obama hails youth climate protests
Yahoo News
Sun 7 April, 2019
Former US president Barack Obama, visiting Berlin on Saturday, hailed weekly protests by youths against climate change, saying "the sooner you start, the better."
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We need an environmental revolution
Independent Australia
Sun 7 April, 2019
The time for action on climate change is now. Only widespread change can save us now.
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Super funds' ethical options leave investors in the dark
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 7 April, 2019
Some of Australia's largest super funds are not fully disclosing their investments, leaving those who want to make informed and environmentally responsible decisions about where they want to place their retirement savings in the dark.
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Electric vehicles an opportunity for local government
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 7 April, 2019
Local councils could save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by shifting their fleets to electric vehicles, a study by ClimateWorks Australia suggests.
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Unlikely alliance aims to protect, promote Garden of Stone's '3000 sisters'
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 7 April, 2019
An unlikely alliance of environmental groups and an underground coal miner has formed to promote tourism to protect the beautiful rock formations of the Gardens of Stone near Lithgow.
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Save money and the planet by shopping plastic-free
The Herald Sun
Sun 7 April, 2019
Each year Australians throw away enough packaging to fill the MCG nine times. Here’s how and where you can save money and the planet by joining the bulk-buy, plastic-free food movement.
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Queensland grazier fined $450k for illegal land clearing
ABC News
Sat 6 April, 2019
A Queensland grazier, whose bid to bulldoze native woodlands has the support of Federal Government MPs, has been hit with one of the state's heaviest penalties for illegal land clearing.
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The reality of electric cars in Australia
News.com.au
Sat 6 April, 2019
It’s the announcement that has many people scratching their heads but is Labor’s electric car plan as unrealistic as it sounds?
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Labor’s climate change and EV plan
The Saturday Paper
Sat 6 April, 2019
The government was quick to deride Labor’s latest action plan on climate change, particularly its electric vehicle target. Meanwhile, experts, including the NRMA, say the policy didn’t go far enough and that Australia risks falling woefully behind on motoring technology. By Mike Seccombe.
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Shell hit with Dutch climate lawsuit
Yahoo News
Sat 6 April, 2019
Climate campaigners marched to Shell's headquarters in the Netherlands on Friday and handed the oil giant a lawsuit aimed at forcing it to meet targets in the Paris accord.
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Climate change threatens millions of Bangladeshi children, warns UNICEF
SBS World News Australia
Sat 6 April, 2019
A new report shows environmental disasters linked to climate change are threatening the lives and futures of more than 19 million children in Bangladesh, including prompting many families to push their daughters into child marriages.
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Toxic run-off from Campbellfield factory fire threatens waterways
The Age
Sat 6 April, 2019
Melbourne risks undoing decades of habitat restoration and losing platypuses and growling grass frogs unless more is done to prevent improper waste storage and factory fires, environmental experts warn.
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The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Labor warns government not to make Adani coalmine decisions before election
The Guardian
Fri 5 April, 2019
Labor has warned the government against making any major decisions on the Adani coalmine before the election, while Scott Morrison and his environment minister Melissa Price face internal pressure from some Queensland MPs to take action.
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Bill Shorten thinks electric vehicles can be charged in 8-10 minutes
The Australian
Fri 5 April, 2019
Bill Shorten says Australia can shift to 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030 and that electricity supplies will be reliable while prices are lower. He says we will lead the world and generate thousands of green jobs.
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Shorten makes farming offer on carbon
The West Australian
Fri 5 April, 2019
Bill Shorten has vowed to exempt farmers from ambitious climate change targets, with Federal Labor flagging the agriculture industry as Australia’s greatest opportunity to cut carbon pollution.
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This is serious. Campbellfield burns, Andrews must act
The Age
Fri 5 April, 2019
As they say in Campbellfield, this is bullshit. Schools were closed, kinders went into lockdown, neighbourhoods evacuated, the city stank and it’ll be a fair while, no doubt, before we know what exactly was in that big black cloud that made its way south from Campbellfield on Friday morning.
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The challenge facing Labor on climate change
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 5 April, 2019
Australia needs a credible and predictable climate-change policy to ensure affordable and reliable electricity while contributing to the global task of avoiding catastrophic climate change.
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Social investing gets boost as election looms
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 5 April, 2019
One of the Coalition government's last acts before entering caretaker mode is support for an innovative type of investment that has been a big success overseas but is tiny in Australia: social impact investing.
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Push to make solar compulsory on new homes
News.com.au
Fri 5 April, 2019
SOLAR panels should be compulsory on all new housing builds across the nation, says the green energy industry’s peak body.
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Culling Sharks On The Great Barrier Reef Has Come To An End
Ten Daily
Fri 5 April, 2019
Earlier this week, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) ordered fundamental changes to Queensland's drumlines program, putting an end to the culling of species on the Great Barrier Reef.
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New device taking out the trash on Winding Creek
Inside Waste
Fri 5 April, 2019
A pioneering new ‘trash rack’ in Lake Macquarie is trapping plastic bottles and bags, aluminium cans and other waste before it hits our waterways.
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