Issue date : Wed 10 April, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 49 Seconds
Number of items : 45
Coalition pledges water licence buy back after report into Darling River fish kills
The Guardian
Wed 10 April, 2019
The federal government has committed to buy back “A class” water licenses issued under the controversial Barwon Darling water sharing plan, after an independent report into the fish kills recommended a major refinement of basin management.
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Explain carbon car policy, PM tells Labor
9 News
Wed 10 April, 2019
Scott Morrison has backed away from his party's criticism of electric vehicles, but put the pressure on Bill Shorten to explain how his carbon emissions policy will add to car prices.
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Electric vehicles can be risky, just ask Keneally
The Australian
Wed 10 April, 2019
Bill Shorten’s electric vehicle policy troubleshooter Kristina Keneally knows more than most the dangers of pinning too much hope on the rapid rise of electric cars — her husband Ben Keneally was chief Australian strategist and marketer of failed EV venture Better Place.
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Don’t buy the scare against electric vehicles
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 10 April, 2019
Charging infrastructure that allows you to power up an electric car in under 10 minutes is not some laughable futurist vision. It’s existing tech.
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The Brisbane Times
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WAToday
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Atlassian plans 'ambitious' shift to 100pc renewable energy by 2025
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 10 April, 2019
One of Australia's most successful technology companies wants to "set an example" by shifting to 100 per cent renewable energy sources for its electricity and cracking down on energy waste.
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The Canberra Times
WAToday
Macquarie's Viridis Ag defends bulldozing native trees on NSW farm
ABC Rural
Wed 10 April, 2019
A corporate farming group which received a $100 million investment from a Federal Government clean energy fund has defended its decision to bulldoze large gum trees and other native vegetation on a New South Wales farm.
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The future contains flying taxis
Cosmos
Wed 10 April, 2019
Flying cars have the potential to replace many road journeys after independent research in the US today found they could be more economical, have lower emissions and be more efficient over long distances.
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New species of parasitic wasps named after Oreos and Doctor Who aliens
ABC News
Wed 10 April, 2019
It might sound difficult to find a link between a species of parasitic wasp and a chocolate biscuit, let alone aliens from Doctor Who, but that's exactly what researchers from the University of Adelaide have done.
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Why We're Obsessed With H&M's New Conscious Exclusive Collection
Marie Claire
Wed 10 April, 2019
Right! To combat the enormous waste problem, H&M launched a garment-collection initiative in 2013 and has collected more than 57,000 tonnes of unwanted clothing since then for reuse and recycling. Today, 57 per cent of the material they use is from a sustainable resource. And by 2040, H&M aims to have a climate positive value chain.
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Adani coal mine clears another hurdle, with water approval from Price
Reneweconomy
Tue 9 April, 2019
The federal Coalition has finally embraced the importance of scientific research – not on the existential threat of climate change or the enormous potential of renewable energy, mind, but to rush through an environmental approval for what would be the largest coal mine Australia has ever seen.
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WA receives grant for waste and recycling infrastructure
Inside Waste
Tue 9 April, 2019
The McGowan government has bolstered its support of Western Australia’s waste and recycling sector with a $1.4 million investment into local infrastructure and programs.
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The fear campaign about electric cars has hit a new level of utter shamelessness
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 9 April, 2019
The phoney election campaign reached a new peak of phoney political rhetoric on Tuesday when a government minister stood with voters and vowed to defend them when Bill Shorten came to take their cars away.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
Green-tech business comp opens for Aussie start-ups
ProBono Australia News
Tue 9 April, 2019
Innovators, entrepreneurs and early stage start-ups have the chance to grow their clean-tech ideas into sustainable businesses with the launch of a global green business competition.
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Oil giant Shell to plant millions of trees
The Australian
Tue 9 April, 2019
Europes biggest oil company will plant millions of trees as part of a US300 million plan to reduce its carbon footprint.
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'Disrespectful' SKM Recycling fined $16,000 for dangerous stockpiles
The Age
Tue 9 April, 2019
SKM Recycling has been fined more than $16,000 for keeping dangerous stockpiles of combustible waste at two major recycling warehouses in Coolaroo and Laverton North, an amount criticised as a slap "with a limp lettuce leaf".
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
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WAToday
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9 News
Company at centre of Coolaroo fire fined for strorage combustible material
Yahoo News
Vic recycler fined $16k for unsafe storage
7 News
Perthnow
The West Australian
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The Herald Sun
EPA fines SKM Recycling $16,000 over breaches which forced shutdown
Climate change an imminent threat to returns
Financial Standard
Mon 30 November, -0001
A new report from Mercer shows how a climate change of 2c or more could have a detrimental impact on investment returns.
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Thinking about starting a microgrid? They’re not all the same
The Fifth Estate
Tue 9 April, 2019
The announcement that ABB and Rolls-Royce have formed a global partnership to develop microgrids is an opportunity to put this topic under the microscope. The Fifth Estate discovers that the potential market is huge but not all microgrids are equal.
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Feeding cows less protein can save farmers money
Food Processing
Tue 9 April, 2019
Updates to a dairy nutrition model developed at Cornell University may help farmers improve their economic margin and reduce the amount of nitrogen pollution in the environment.
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Netflix series Our Planet accused of fake climate change claims
The Australian
Tue 9 April, 2019
Netflix’s acclaimed Our Planet series has come under fire for “tragedy porn” over images of walruses falling to their deaths from cliff tops, allegedly because of climate change.
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'Flexitarians' driving soaring vegan food sales and qualityv
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 9 April, 2019
“Flexitarians” – those who sporadically eat vegan – lie at the heart of an ongoing increase in both the sales and quality of vegan food products.v
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The Age
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The Canberra Times
WAToday
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