Issue date : Wed 15 May, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 16 Seconds
Number of items : 62
Scientists edge closer to stable, cheap green hydrogen production
Reneweconomy
Wed 15 May, 2019
Scientists from Victoria’s Monash University claim to have made a breakthrough that will bring the inexpensive industrial production of green hydrogen from Australia’s abundant renewable energy generation resources much closer to reality.
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How the big solar boom saw major PV projects eat their own market
Reneweconomy
Wed 15 May, 2019
There has been a huge amount of interest in the new assessment of marginal loss factors – both in the final decision made by the Australian Energy Market Operator that we reported on Monday, and in the fascinating animated gif that highlighted the changes across the country in the last decade.
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Single gene controls snail shell coiling
Cosmos
Wed 15 May, 2019
Scientists close in on discovering the basis of left and right handedness. Andrew Masterson reports.
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Powerful earthquakes hits PNG, triggers tsunami warning for Solomon Islands
News.com.au
Wed 15 May, 2019
An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 has hit Papua New Guinea, which triggered an early tsunami warning for the Solomon Islands that has been lifted.
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NT News
Perthnow
The Advertiser
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
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Yahoo News
Tsunami warning lifted after PNG quake
News.com.au
NT News
The Australian
7 News
9 News
SBS World News Australia
The Canberra Times
The Herald Sun
Jakarta clamp on our exported waste
The Australian
Wed 15 May, 2019
Indonesia has vowed to crack down on the smuggling of household rubbish from Australia, Britain­ and other Western nations after environmental audits found 50 per cent or more of supposedly recyclable material imported was contaminated with non-recyc­lable waste.
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Earth Just Recorded Its Highest Carbon Dioxide Level In 3 Million Years
Ten Daily
Tue 14 May, 2019
A research station that has been sitting on a volcano since the 1950s just recorded the highest concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere in more than 3 million years -- long before modern humans even existed.
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South Australia’s experience contradicts Coalition emissions scare campaign
The Conversation
Tue 14 May, 2019
Ahead of Saturday’s federal election the Coalition has latched onto economic modelling claiming Labor’s target of a 45% emissions reduction would cost the economy as much as A$187 billion in 2030.
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Perthnow
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
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PM dismisses Adani approval challenge
Yahoo News
Tue 14 May, 2019
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has dismissed fresh claims the federal coalition pressured government scientists to rush through a key approval for the multi-billion dollar Adani coal mining project.
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NT government urged to invest in climate mitigation
NT News
Tue 14 May, 2019
Environmental concerns have been raised with the Territory Budget which has been slammed as a “climate warming budget” by Central Australia’s peak environmental organisation.
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Gender and climate (in)security in the Pacific
The Strategist
Tue 14 May, 2019
The Boe Declaration, signed during the 2018 Pacific Islands Forum, sent a clear message: climate change isn’t a scenario of the future; it’s a reality that’s happening now and an existential threat to the people of the Pacific. Climate change will affect the economic, political and social relations of the region, from health, food security, urbanisation and displacement to humanitarian assistance, disaster relief and disaster risk reduction.
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Rothschild withdraws from advising Adani
News.com.au
Tue 14 May, 2019
Rothschild & Co has decided not to advise India's Adani in the financing or development of the $US4 billion ($A5.74 billion) Carmichael coal mine in Queensland, Australia, a letter from the bank to an environmental group says.
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9 News
SBS World News Australia
The Australian
Yahoo News
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Western Australia currently top spot for green jobs
The Fifth Estate
Tue 14 May, 2019
Data from a global jobs listing site shows that Western Australia’s green job sector is currently outperforming every other state.
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Is your B Corp walking the talk when it comes to inclusion?
ProBono Australia News
Tue 14 May, 2019
Ryan Honeyman and Dr Tiffany Jana, spoke with the leaders of over 200 B Corps from around the world on how to become a B Corp, improving social and environmental performance, and building a more inclusive economy.
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Tesla big battery delivered a $22 million profit in 2018
Reneweconomy
Tue 14 May, 2019
The Tesla big battery in South Australia has delivered a handsome profit in its first full year of operation in South Australia for owners Neoen Australia, as well as playing a key role in lowering market costs and keeping the lights on.
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Noosa joins Cities Power Partnership push for 100 per cent green energy
Energy Matters
Tue 14 May, 2019
Noosa Council has joined the Cities Power Partnership (CPP) to push for 100 per cent green energy across Australia. This enhances Noosa’s solar power credentials, which are already good for this Queensland community.
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AFL may be hydrogen powered at the MCG
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 14 May, 2019
CSIRO and EnergyAustralia have presented a plan to the trustees of the Melbourne Cricket Club to trial hydrogen fuel cell technology on the nation's biggest stage – the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
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Energy investment 'misaligned' between gas and renewables, IEA says
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 14 May, 2019
The International Energy Agency has warned global energy spending is 'misaligned' and investors have not spent enough on oil and gas to support power demands or renewables in order to reach Paris climate targets.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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New timelines revealed for 27 wind, solar and battery projects
Reneweconomy
Tue 14 May, 2019
The renewable energy boom marches on. The share of renewables across Australia has already reached around 20 per cent of the main grid, and another 4,500MW of wind and solar capacity is expected to be added to the grid in the next 18 months.
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Grow your own city – vertical forests take off
The Fifth Estate
Tue 14 May, 2019
Milan’s Il Bosco Verticale (the Vertical Forest) is a high rise building populated by people and trees. It is the first of a new concept of building in cities being pioneered by Stefano Boeri’s architectural practice based in Milan. Although only a few years old, he is now planning entire city neighbourhoods around the concept.
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'Worse than expected': WaterNSW calls for mining curbs in Sydney's catchment
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 14 May, 2019
NSW's top water agency has called for curbs on two big coal mines in Sydney's catchment, saying millions of litres of water are being lost daily and that environmental impacts are likely breaching approval conditions.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Deepest ever sea dive discovers plastic rubbish
Australian Geographic
Tue 14 May, 2019
Explorer, retired naval officer and our 2019 AGS Gala Awards Night guest speaker, Victor Vescovo, has broken the record for the world’s deepest ever dive.
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Mexico City declares air pollution alert
Yahoo News
Tue 14 May, 2019
Mexico City declared an environmental alert Tuesday as a blanket of smog enveloped the sprawling urban area of 20 million people for a fourth straight day.
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Can comedy help communicate climate change?
Australian Geographic
Tue 14 May, 2019
MEET ISSY Phillips, a young Australian comedian who believes she can harness the power of comedy to make people listen to the stories of climate change, with the help of autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) – sounds that evoke a visceral reaction in people, like fingers scraping down a blackboard.
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Brewing Change: The Rocky Ridge Story So Far
Broadsheet
Tue 14 May, 2019
Sustainability, history and community come together at a new cellar door from one of WA’s most exciting new brewers.
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