Issue date : Mon 15 April, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 21 Seconds
Number of items : 63
Underwater plea from Seychelles president
The Canberra Times
Mon 15 April, 2019
In a striking speech delivered from deep below the ocean's surface, the Seychelles president is making a global plea for stronger protection of the "beating blue heart of our planet."
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Greens manifesto: shut down coal by 2030
The Australian
Mon 15 April, 2019
Richard Di Natale has vowed to push Labor to transition completely away from coal power.
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Victoria's waste crisis: Glass recycling plant barred over fire threat
The Age
Mon 15 April, 2019
Another major Melbourne recycling plant has been banned from taking more combustible waste after two chemical fires broke out there, in the latest blow to the state’s recycling industry.
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Climate change hits supply chains: Allianz
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 15 April, 2019
A worldwide increase in natural catastrophes is already hitting global supply chains and causing a spike in business interruption insurance claims, a senior executive with Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty has warned.
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Mining giant Rio bows to green group pressure
The Australian
Mon 15 April, 2019
Mining giant Rio Tinto has begun a review of its industry association memberships worldwide in the wake of a push by green groups to split the Business Council of Australia's stance on climate change.
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Woolies result highlights surge in green bonds
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 15 April, 2019
Bankers says strong investor demand for Woolworths' first green bond, which closed on Friday more than five times oversubscribed, will provide a fillip to Australia’s fledging sustainable finance sector, as institutional demand surges for debt instruments linked to company spending on projects that reduce harmful environmental emissions.
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It’s easy being green at this eco-friendly estate
News.com.au
Mon 15 April, 2019
The estate is known as a Green Star community, a designation from the Green Building Council of Australia that recognises sustainability in buildings, fit-outs and communities.
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In primates, evolution is a ball game
Cosmos
Mon 15 April, 2019
Study finds looking handsome comes at a very personal cost. Andrew Masterson reports.
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Firefighters demand crackdown on toxic dump 'death traps'
The Age
Mon 15 April, 2019
Firefighters are calling for emergency laws to jail, fine and sue operators responsible for illegally stockpiling toxic chemical waste that causes industrial fires, warning that dump sites are “death traps” for emergency services personnel.
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Tracking of chemical waste after Vic fires
Yahoo News
Mon 15 April, 2019
Chemical waste in Victoria will be GPS tracked to keep a tighter control on the sector after several toxic and long-burning warehouse fires.
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The fight for a (food) waste free world
ProBono Australia News
Mon 15 April, 2019
As the CEO and founder of food rescue charity OzHarvest, Ronni Kahn is not only helping to feed disadvantaged Australians, but she is turning the food-waste debate on its head globally. She’s this week’s Changemaker.
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Travel for good: Inside the world of ethical tours
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 15 April, 2019
Macartan Gaughan was working with a child protection charity in Nepal when the idea for his Melbourne start-up, Clean Travel, hit.
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Scott Morrison attacks Labor's climate change record
The Australian
Sun 14 April, 2019
Scott Morrison has attacked Labor’s record on climate change arguing the Gillard government was lagging in its quest to meet Australia’s Kyoto emissions reductions pledge when it lost office in 2013.
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Greens set to protest Adani mine over Easter when other parties pause
SBS World News Australia
Sun 14 April, 2019
The Greens will campaign against the Adani mine over the Easter holidays, despite the major parties agreeing to take a breather from the election trail.
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Electric vehicles 'miles away' from disrupting used-car market
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 14 April, 2019
Used-car dealer Spiro Christopoulos expects there to be a market for second-hand petrol cars for at least the next 20 years, despite the growing popularity of electric vehicles.
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Oysters to help restore SA reef
9 News
Sun 14 April, 2019
More than 50,000 oysters have been given a new home in South Australia as part of Australia's largest reef restoration project.
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Brown Brothers and CSIRO look to climate-proof grapes
The Australian Financial Review
Sun 14 April, 2019
Brown Brothers’ end-of-vintage party is an annual event, with last Friday’s marking 130 harvests for the family-owned company that owns six vineyards across 840 hectares in Victoria and Tasmania.
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SA's recreational reservoir opens
9 News
Sun 14 April, 2019
The South Australian government may allow access to a drinking water catchment south of Adelaide.
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'Invisible killer': Air pollution levels spike in Sydney's west
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 14 April, 2019
Western Sydney residents endure worse air quality than those in the east, with Liverpool exceeding annual national air quality standards for exposure to particulate pollution by 25 per cent, government data reveals.
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Renting flat-pack furniture? Ikea's push to go green
Yahoo News
Sun 14 April, 2019
Ikea will start renting and recycling furniture worldwide as part of an eco-friendly drive to address concerns its affordable, flat-pack business model leads to overconsumption and waste.
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CSIRO steps back on Adani approval
The Saturday Paper
Sat 13 April, 2019
As Scott Morrison readied to call the election, Melissa Price rushed to give federal approval to Adani’s Carmichael mine, citing support from the CSIRO. By Karen Middleton.
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Preventing disaster from striking Australia’s economy
The Strategist
Sat 13 April, 2019
The $3.9 billion emergency response fund announced in the Morrison government’s pre-election budget will resonate with the tens of thousands of Australians who, over recent months, have suffered terribly from record-setting droughts, floods and bushfires.
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Fire alarms are ringing over climate change
The Mercury
Sat 13 April, 2019
When more than 20 of the nation’s most decorated firefighters warn, as they did this week, that the Australian Government is risking lives and property by failing to tackle climate change, it is time to take notice, says Simon Bevilacqua.
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Vegan protests: Flash in the pan or seismic social shift?
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 13 April, 2019
The messages started appearing on city streets and footpaths a year ago - DOMINION, in capital letters scrawled in chalk and sometimes misspelt, directing people to a website.
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National grid has more immediate challenges than electric cars
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 13 April, 2019
Dozens of energy "stakeholders" shuffled into Boston Consulting Group's 41st floor Sydney eyrie on Friday to help the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) plot the future of the country's main power grid.
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Search for underground gas set to ramp up as prices hit 10-year high
The Age
Sat 13 April, 2019
Vast swathes of regional Victoria are about to be sized up to see how much natural gas lies beneath the ground and if it can be tapped as a new energy source.
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Radical climate action 'critical' to Great Barrier Reef's survival, government body says
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 13 April, 2019
Australia's top Great Barrier Reef officials warn the natural wonder will virtually collapse if the planet becomes 1.5 degrees hotter – a threshold that scientists say requires shutting down coal within three decades.
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Ocean pools are making a comeback – and not just for their seductive beauty
The Guardian
Sat 13 April, 2019
Australia’s ocean pools inspire a kind of fervour that borders on the fanatical. Writer Benjamin Law described taking a swim in Sydney’s ocean pools as a “spiritual experience”. Plenty of others agree, frequenting sea baths daily, their dedication etched on to their skin over decades by the sun’s rays. The pools are a must-see for tourists and source of contention for locals, who spar over their favourites.
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Sydney's Athol Beach and Manly Cove most polluted by plastics
The Daily Telegraph
Sat 13 April, 2019
Some of Sydney’s most popular beaches are also some of the most polluted. Athol Beach and Manly Cove in Sydney Harbour, ocean facing Newport Beach and Botany Bay’s Towra Point have the most elevated
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Adani yet to submit rail plans to Queensland Government
ABC News
Fri 12 April, 2019
With the Queensland Government facing mounting pressure by mining giant Adani to give final approvals for the proposed Carmichael mine, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has urged the company to fulfil its requirements and submit its outstanding rail plans.
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'Instant power' just one of the lures for buyers eyeing electric cars
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 12 April, 2019
The debate over federal Labor's plan to promote electric vehicles - including a target of reaching half of new car sales by 2030 - has put the spotlight on a market that is just getting started in Australia.
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Bees seeking blood, sweat and tears is more common than you think
The Conversation
Fri 12 April, 2019
The recent story of four live bees pulled from inside a woman’s eye quickly grabbed people’s attention. News reports claimed the bees were “sweat bees”, the common name for species in the bee family Halictidae.
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The sexy gum: a love story
The Conversation
Fri 12 April, 2019
It is perhaps poetic that a region most famous for its lack of trees lies so close to one of Australia’s greatest tree-based spectacles. The Nullarbor Plain, our famous, flat, featureless expanse is literally named for its absence of trees (“arbor” being Latin for tree).
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Up to 11 million litres of toxic chemicals in four warehouses linked to massive fire
The Age
Fri 12 April, 2019
WorkSafe has seized control of a series of warehouses illegally stockpiled with up to 11 million litres of highly-flammable toxic chemicals that are linked to the same operator of the Campbellfield factory that erupted into a massive industrial blaze last week.
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https://cosmosmagazine.com/biology/in-primates-evolution-is-a-ball-game
Inside Waste
Fri 12 April, 2019
Australians are the fourth highest generators of e-waste per capita in the world – generating just over 23.6kg per person (574,000 tonnes per annum) – and are also guilty of being great hoarders, with more than 25 million mobile phones lying idle in homes.
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