Issue date : Wed 8 May, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 21 Seconds
Number of items : 63
Most habitat loss in 12 electorates: study
7 News
Wed 8 May, 2019
Agriculture Minister David Littleproud's Queensland electorate has had the worst threatened species habitat loss in the nation over the past two decades, new analysis reveals.
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9 News
SBS World News Australia
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
Yahoo News
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ALP carbon credits push risks $10bn tax loss
The Australian
Wed 8 May, 2019
Company tax deductions for international carbon credits purchased to meet Labor’s climate change ambitions could punch a $10 billion hole in the federal budget over the next 10 years due to the potential loss of tax revenue.
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UN warning is a wake-up call to act on Australia's threatened species
The Canberra Times
Wed 8 May, 2019
On Monday the United Nations put the world's leaders on notice over catastrophic global declines in nature, noting that "if we do not act now, millions of threatened species will become as extinct as the dodo". Australia must acknowledge its role as a global leader in extinction. We have the tools to end our extinction epidemic, but our politicians must act now to bring in and enforce strong nature laws to end the grim legacy of loss.
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Shorten's 'courageous' emissions target draws fire in energy-intense WA
WAToday
Wed 8 May, 2019
Opposition leader Bill Shorten is promising "courage and action" on climate change, but in WA the Liberals are voicing concerns about how Labor's plan to cut emissions will impact the state's energy intensive industries.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Super funds shirking social issues are breaking law: AusSuper chief
The Age
Wed 8 May, 2019
Superannuation funds failing to consider environmental, social and corporate governance risks when investing their members' retirement savings are in breach of their duties and therefore the law, says the head of Australia's biggest industry super fund.
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WAToday
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Super funds are not beholden to activist agendas: Ian Silk
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 8 May, 2019
AustralianSuper boss Ian Silk will today vow a greater focus on environmental, social and governance issues – including a gender parity target for company boards – while rejecting claims that industry funds are beholden to activist agendas.
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Qantas conducts first 'waste free' flight as it moves to eliminating plastic
The Australian
Wed 8 May, 2019
Qantas has taken a first step towards eliminating 100 million single-use plastic items from its operations.
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Ten Daily
The World's First Zero-Waste Flight To Take Off In Australia
SBS World News Australia
Qantas passengers in world-first 'zero waste' flight
7 News
Perthnow
The West Australian
Yahoo News
The Sydney Morning Herald
'A significant day for aviation': Qantas launches zero garbage flight
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Food Processing
BioPak and Qantas launch zero-waste flight
BHP slapped with record lawsuit over Brazil dam collapse
Australian Mining
Wed 8 May, 2019
BHP has been hit with the largest damages claim in British legal history through a group action lawsuit seeking $US5 billion ($7.2 billion) over the 2015 Fundão dam collapse in Brazil.
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BHP faces $US5 billion claim over dam fail
9 News
News.com.au
The Australian
Yahoo News
The Sydney Morning Herald
'It's game on': BHP hit with record $7b claim in UK over deadly dam collapse
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Solar’s stunning rise takes big chunk out of coal in daytime market
Reneweconomy
Wed 8 May, 2019
The huge leap in solar installations in Australia over the past 12 months – both in rooftop PV and large scale solar plants – is having a dramatic impact on the daytime electricity market, and coal is the biggest loser.
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Solar batteries to light up disability housing
ProBono Australia News
Wed 8 May, 2019
People living in specialist disability housing could save upwards of a $1,000 on their electricity bill with a plan underway to install solar and battery storage into a new disability housing development.
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Lion attacks porcupine. Porcupine wins
Cosmos
Wed 8 May, 2019
When times are tough, lions will eat porcupines. Researchers find it’s not a case of good quill hunting. Tanya Loos reports.
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Deer bounty: Hunters and farmers have their sights on an incentive
The Weekly Times
Wed 8 May, 2019
BOUNTY on deer and removing a ban on professional shooters harvesting the pest on eight million hectares of crown land would go a long way to clearing eastern Victoria of the feral pest, say farmers and commercial hunters.
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I’ve always wondered: are water crystals bad for the environment?
The Conversation
Wed 8 May, 2019
This is an excellent question, and something an environmentally conscious gardener might wonder. With changing rainfall patterns, drought and an increasing average temperature in Australia many people are looking for ways to save water in their garden, and adding water crystals to your soil appears to be a good solution. But what do we really know about water crystals and are they bad for the environment?
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Bali’s recyclers say plastic ban will deprive them of their raw material
The Australian
Wed 8 May, 2019
A Bali-wide ban on plastic bags and straws aimed at tackling the waste choking the island’s rivers and surrounding seas is being challenged, two months before it comes into force, by Indonesia’s plastics industry, which says the law is discriminatory.
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Statement for Environment Minister Melissa Price
Ten Daily
Tue 7 May, 2019
The Coalition is committed to meeting its international emissions targets and to investing in the protection of our native species and their habitats. We are investing billions of dollars to deliver a cleaner environment, underlining the critical role of a strong economy in supporting positive environmental outcomes.
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UN environment warning: 10 key points and what Australia must do
The Guardian
Tue 7 May, 2019
A devastating new UN report shows the planet is in serious danger from the accelerating decline of the Earth’s natural life-support systems. Here we look at 10 of the key points from the report – and their relevance for Australia.
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'On a dark path': Coalition defends record after extinctions accelerate
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 7 May, 2019
The Morrison government has defended Australia's efforts to protect threatened species a day after a global study detailed the prospect of a million species becoming extinct because of humans.
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The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Fijian PM to call for climate leadership
The Advertiser
Tue 7 May, 2019
The Fijian prime minister is expected to make a high profile intervention in the climate change debate in Melbourne, as Australian leaders battle in the midst of an election campaign.
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The Weekly Times
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PM shifts attack on Labor to 'green tape' he says costs Australian jobs
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 7 May, 2019
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has vowed to stop the spread of union power and stem the growth of environmental rules that he blames for costing Australian jobs, as he sharpens his pitch to voters in the final days of the election campaign.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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EUAs get a new name and go national – at last
The Fifth Estate
Tue 7 May, 2019
Bank Australia has partnered with Sustainable Melbourne Fund to take the original environmental upgrade agreement (EUAs) program for buildings national.
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St Baker warns on 'over-ambitious, populist' climate policies
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 7 May, 2019
Coal power multi-millionaire Trevor St Baker has taken fresh aim at "over-ambitious, populist" climate policies, warning that Australia will lose businesses and jobs if it pursues the rapid growth of wind and solar power without maintaining enough dispatchable generation.
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Forrests set Australian donation record… again
ProBono Australia News
Tue 7 May, 2019
Australian philanthropists Andrew and Nicola Forrest hope a record $655 million donation to their Minderoo Foundation will help inspire a culture of philanthropy in the Asia-Pacific region.
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Can algae building technology work in Australia?
The Fifth Estate
Tue 7 May, 2019
The age of fossil fuels is drawing to an end, and some believe the 21st century will be the age of the biofuels. A team of UTS researchers are currently working on one promising option – algae building technology – with the hope that it will be the next big thing in green buildings.
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Flea invasion forces Paris police station to close
ABC News
Tue 7 May, 2019
Fleas have forced a Paris police station to close, according to the local police union that is demanding the entire building be disinfected before officers return to work.
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Plants tell stories of cultural connection
Pursuit
Tue 7 May, 2019
Aboriginal peoples’ holistic relationships with all living things is explored throughout The Living Pavilion, an event space and living laboratory that celebrates Indigenous knowledge, ecological science and sustainable design through participatory arts practice.
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Mildura dust storm turns day into night
ABC News
Tue 7 May, 2019
An impressive dust storm at Mildura, in north-western Victoria, has turned day into night, with dramatic photos showing a huge red cloud sweeping through the area.
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