Issue date : Thu 11 April, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 49 Seconds
Number of items : 45
A closer look at the ALP's emission policies
Independent Australia
Thu 11 April, 2019
The Labor Party has been actively seeking ways to cut down on emissions causing global warming, writes David Leitch.
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CSIRO doubted Adani mine's predicted impact on groundwater
The Brisbane Times
Thu 11 April, 2019
Groundwater studies by the CSIRO reveal the modelling used by consultants ahead of the federal government's decision to approve Adani's Carmichael mine “was not suitable to ensure the outcomes” needed to meet Australia’s environmental legislation.
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Elon Musk weighs into Australia's electric car debate
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 11 April, 2019
Faced with an uphill battle to retain power in next month's elections, Australia's prime minister has found a new rallying cry: a pledge to protect drivers of gas-guzzling SUVs from a global push to switch to battery-powered electric vehicles.
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Approve Adani and end the age of activists
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 11 April, 2019
The continued delaying on approvals for the Carmichael mine is an embarrassment for Australia, and governments that have kowtowed to activists.
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Electric vehicles are the road to the future
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 11 April, 2019
The Coalition's scare campaign against electric vehicles (EVs) is hypocritical and Luddite but the bright side is it might, at long last, start a meaningful debate about the role the transport sector can play in cutting carbon emissions.
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Rio Tinto set to 'crack the code' on cutting emissions from aluminium
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 11 April, 2019
London | Rio Tinto's joint venture with Alcoa and Apple to cut greenhouse gas emissions from the aluminium smelting process has delivered results in the lab and is now ready for testing at scale, the mining giant's boss says.
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Flying cars could help in the fight against climate change
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 11 April, 2019
Detroit: Have you ever been stuck in traffic and wished you could zoom above the gridlock in a flying car? A new study predicts these futuristic vehicles could be good for your commute and good for the environment - as long as they're used on long-distance trips with several rideshare buddies.
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The Australian
Flying cars tipped for sustainable future
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Cool roofs reduce urban heat; green ones, not so much
Cosmos
Wed 10 April, 2019
Creating light-coloured, reflective “cool roofs” in urban areas could bring down temperatures in cities and save lives during heatwaves, a new British modelling study has found.
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Coal power baron says electric vehicles an inevitability
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 11 April, 2019
Electric vehicle-driving, coal power baron Trevor St Baker is throwing millions of dollars into EV charging infrastructure, saying the private sector had to step in to push the industry forward.
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What to expect from the latest Green Star refresh
The Fifth Estate
Thu 11 April, 2019
The sustainability goals and standards for our built environment are changing. Fast.
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Captured carbon could convert to chemical feedstock
Cosmos
Thu 11 April, 2019
In the matter of carbon capture and storage – one of the three main strategies in play globally in the quest to limit global warming – the “storage” part of the equation is problematic.
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Labor's vehicle carbon target would save motorists $27.5 billion
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 10 April, 2019
Motorists would save $27.5 billion in petrol and diesel costs over two decades in a collective gain from Labor's proposed fuel standards that the Morrison government has dubbed a "car-bon tax" on cars.
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Here’s why well-intentioned vegan protesters are getting it wrong
The Conversation
Wed 10 April, 2019
Protests from animal-rights activists around the country have drawn a swift national backlash. The Prime Minister has condemned the animal-rights protesters as “shameful”, “un-Australian” and, memorably, “green-collar criminals”.
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Adani still has a long march ahead before its Carmichael coal mine opens
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 11 April, 2019
The final approval for Adani's plans to develop a coal mine in Queensland's Galilee Basin looks likely to come well after the federal election, with a slew of state and federal hurdles to clear.
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Peter Strong: Extreme vegan protesters hurt small businesses and provide no solutions
Smart Company
Wed 10 April, 2019
On Monday there were mass protests by so-called vegan activists across Australia. Not only did they cause disruption by blocking major intersections in Melbourne, they also targeted small businesses in Queen Victoria Market, as well as farms, abattoirs, and meat-processing plants across the country.
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Here's hoping electric car scare campaign leads to a sensible debate
The Age
Wed 10 April, 2019
The Coalition’s scare campaign against electric vehicles has been shameless but the bright side is it might, at long last, start a meaningful debate about how Australia can catch up to most other developed countries on this issue. And also about the role the transport sector can play in cutting carbon emissions.
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What needs to be done to make the most from electric vehicles
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 10 April, 2019
In Norway last month more than 50 per cent of new car sales were electric. How soon will we see that in Australia? Labor says 2030, but nobody can be certain.
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'Unfolding disaster': Martyn Myer takes aim at climate wars
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 10 April, 2019
Myer Foundation president Martyn Myer has taken aim at the climate and energy policies of both major parties as he revealed why the foundation had backed a new zero carbon vehicle promoted by AllianceBernstein.
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Biggest planned battery plant expects demand 'through the roof'
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 10 April, 2019
Construction will start on Australia's biggest lithium ion battery plant in Townsville next year if an Australian-led consortium secures debt funding when it completes a feasibility study at the end of September.
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Murray River restoration increases native fish populations
Fishing World
Wed 10 April, 2019
WHILE any angler will tell you that instream habitat and its restoration is essential for the recovery of native fish, a debate has been raging in the scientific community about its effectiveness.
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Robots to the rescue of the Great Barrier Reef
Particle
Wed 10 April, 2019
Scientists use undersea robots and 3D printing to help coral reefs survive the damaging effects of rising ocean temperatures.
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Wealth from waste – three ways pollution can be turned into something useful
The Conversation
Wed 10 April, 2019
Solving environmental problems usually just means cleaning up the mess people have made. But scientists are increasingly interested in creating something valuable from pollution. “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”, as they say, and researchers have now demonstrated several ways that useful products can be obtained from waste in industry and agriculture while also remediating contaminated soil, water and air.
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Surfers spooked into a swell recycling idea
The Australian
Wed 10 April, 2019
On their return from holiday, the two decided to get serious about tackling the growing problem of ocean plastic, and revol­utionise surfboards in the process.
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