Issue date : Tue 9 April, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 04 Seconds
Number of items : 48
Environment Minister Melissa Price signs off on Adani project
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 9 April, 2019
Environment Minister Melissa Price has granted federal approval to the controversial Adani coal mine following intense pressure from her Queensland colleagues to sign off on the plan before the federal election.
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'It's Pink Batts all over again': Moderate Liberal MPs join pile-on over 'Soviet' electric car policy
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 9 April, 2019
Self-styled "modern Liberals" have ridiculed Labor's electric vehicle target as a Soviet-style engineering program that will become "Pink Batts all over again", joining the government's aggressive campaign despite serious concerns about climate change in their own seats.
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Lotta quokka cash: Rotto gets millions for tourism boost
WAToday
Tue 9 April, 2019
Rottnest will get $33.4 million in federal and state funding for infrastructure upgrades to deal with booming tourist numbers.
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The Age
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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Norway is walking away from billions of barrels of oil
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 9 April, 2019
Western Europe's biggest petroleum producer is falling out of love with oil. To the dismay of the nation's powerful oil industry and its worker unions, the opposition Labor Party over the weekend decided to withdraw its support for oil exploration offshore the sensitive Lofoten islands in Norway's Arctic, creating a solid majority in parliament to keep the area off limits for drilling.
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In Australia, climate policy battles are endlessly reheated
The Conversation
Tue 9 April, 2019
It might feel like the past decade of climate policy wars has led us into uncharted political waters. But the truth is, we’ve been sailing around in circles for much longer than that.
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Extinction: 'Let's get it done' in Berejiklian's NSW
Independent Australia
Tue 9 April, 2019
The newly elected Berejiklian Government has wasted no time amalgamating environmental departments and watering down environmental protections — effectively, aiding the extinction of species, writes David Paul.
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Bill Shorten’s electric car target will become a reality
The New Daily
Tue 9 April, 2019
Prime Minister Scott Morrison may be determined to paint Bill Shorten as the enemy of ute owners over his ambitious electric vehicle target, but the reality is that the global automotive industry is way ahead of him.
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Ethical investment: How green is my fund really?
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 9 April, 2019
More Australians are trying to live an ethical life and want their investments to do the same, seeking to use the power of their savings to have a positive impact on issues including climate change and the environment.
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The big questions about electric cars
News.com.au
Tue 9 April, 2019
Fears have been raised Australians will lose their beloved SUVs, utes and vans and be forced to drive electric cars. So are they that bad?
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Invasion: The deer are coming to a town and garden near you
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 9 April, 2019
The deer invasion is coming, warns Andrew Cox, the chief executive of the Invasive Species Council (ISC).
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WAToday
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Can technology save ASEAN’s food supplies from climate change?
The Interpreter
Tue 9 April, 2019
Climate change is one of the world’s most pressing challenges, and one which impacts humanity as a whole. A recent United Nations study indicates that decreasing biodiversity in our food supply is augmenting the peril posed by climate change and a growing population: nearly a quarter of wild food species are in decline according to the report.
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‘I’m done’: The Our Planet scene shocking viewers
News.com.au
Tue 9 April, 2019
A brutal scene in Netflix’s new series was “the hardest thing” its filmmakers had to film. And it’s having a serious impact. WARNING: Confronting
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Policy was surprise to climate authority
News.com.au
Mon 8 April, 2019
The government didn't seek advice or consult with the Climate Change Authority before it announced its climate policy, a Senate estimates committee has heard.
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SBS World News Australia
The Advertiser
The Geelong Advertiser
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
Yahoo News
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Shorten claims Environment Minister 'bullied' over Adani
The Courier Mail
Mon 8 April, 2019
Environment Minister Melissa Price is being “bullied” by her colleagues on Adani, according to Opposition leader Bill Shorten who said the government was facing multiple mutinies on the hot topic.
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Company linked to Angus Taylor investigated over alleged illegal landclearing
The Guardian
Mon 8 April, 2019
An investigation into illegal land clearing against a company part-owned by the family of federal minister Angus Taylor was dropped by the New South Wales government, and a separate investigation under federal environmental laws has taken more than two years.
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Government urged to act on impact investment
ProBono Australia News
Mon 8 April, 2019
Peak impact investing groups are warning Australia will fall behind globally if the federal government doesn’t pick up the pace on scaling the nation’s impact investment market.
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Labor carbon policy relies on global credits: Greens
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 8 April, 2019
The Greens said Labor would have to meet three quarters of its emissions reduction target by relying on international carbon permits, after Labor said its policy would cost no more than the government's.
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Big solar pipeline could come to “grinding halt” under Queensland rule change
Reneweconomy
Mon 8 April, 2019
Australia’s big solar industry is looks set to face yet another major development hurdle, with a new regulation in the works requiring the panel mounting, locating, fixing and removal on Queensland solar farms to be undertaken by licensed electricians only.
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Commonwealth super fund dumps Adani stake
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 8 April, 2019
The manager of $45.5 billion of federal public servants' retirement funds dumped its stake in Adani Ports in February, citing "recent events" at the controversial Indian energy company.
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Sims Metal plans 'waste-to-energy' plants in Australia
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 8 April, 2019
Recycling giant Sims Metal Management will enter the growing "waste-to-energy" industry, unveiling plans to build a series of plants around the world capable of turning into gas the residue left when cars are shredded.
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The Age
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WAToday
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Construction underway at Tasmania’s Granville Harbour wind farm
Reneweconomy
Mon 8 April, 2019
A 112MW Tasmanian wind farm that will deliver a one-third increase to the state’s wind power capacity is under construction, with the final parts of the project’s turbine towers arriving in Burnie earlier this month, and the last of the turbine blades due to arrive in May.
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Russia to free captive whales after outcry
News.com.au
Mon 8 April, 2019
Almost 100 whales held in cages in Russia's Far East will be freed after the Kremlin intervened following an outcry over their cramped living conditions.
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The Australian
The Canberra Times
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
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The swamp foxtail’s origin is hidden in its DNA
The Conversation
Mon 8 April, 2019
Swamp foxtail (Cenchrus purpurascens) is a delightful grass that forms a neat tussock up to a metre tall with a distinctive fluffy spikelet that resembles a fox’s tail.
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Against the tide: Thai 'floating temple' defies coastal erosion
Yahoo News
Mon 8 April, 2019
As sea waters slowly rose around his temple and his neighbours fled inland, Thai abbot Somnuek Atipanyo refused to budge and is today a symbol of the fight to restore the country's fast-eroding coastlines.
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Yara joins Farm Waste Recovery program
Inside Waste
Mon 8 April, 2019
Fertiliser manufacturer Yara Australia has partnered with the Farm Waste Recovery program in a bid to sustainably manage their disposable packaging waste.
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