Issue date : Wed 5 June, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 09 Seconds
Number of items : 49
Environ minister yet to see emissions data
SBS World News Australia
Wed 5 June, 2019
Environment Minister Sussan Ley is yet to see the latest greenhouse gas data, which has not been released by the federal government despite missing a Senate-imposed deadline.
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Adani approvals not 'set and forget': Ley
SBS World News Australia
Wed 5 June, 2019
Environment Minister Sussan Ley says it's not a case of 'set and forget' when it comes to the Adani coalmine approvals, with ongoing compliance and monitoring.
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The Canberra Times
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Demands to probe Vic wildlife extinctions
SBS World News Australia
Wed 5 June, 2019
The decline and extinction of Victoria's wildlife should be examined by state parliament, says a group of crossbenchers led by Greens leader Samantha Ratnam.
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Mark McGowan’s should be wary of a green flirtation
The West Australian
Wed 5 June, 2019
It was ironic — if not plain perverse — that Premier Mark McGowan chose Queensland for his provocative comments last week that WA might go it alone on climate change policy.
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Report shows positive impacts of sustainable investments
Investor Daily
Wed 5 June, 2019
A new report has quantified the positive impact associated with investing in companies that are enabling and benefiting from the transition to a low carbon and sustainable economy.
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Impact of climate change on Queensland economy laid bare in new reports
The Brisbane Times
Wed 5 June, 2019
The impact of climate change on the Queensland economy of 2050 has been forecast in a new wide-ranging report that has stark warnings for the tourism and agriculture industries.
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Impact bonds fall short of sustainability standards
Money Management
Wed 5 June, 2019
Although the market for impact bonds, where proceeds are used for positive environment or social schemes, is diverse, there are still a number of impact bonds that fall short of the minimum standards for sustainability set by Insight Investment.
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AusIMM affirms belief in nuclear power for Australia
Australian Mining
Wed 5 June, 2019
It is time for Australia to “seriously discuss” the benefits of developing a nuclear power industry, according to the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM).
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Bees can link symbols to numbers
Cosmos
Wed 5 June, 2019
Scientists provide more evidence that bees are not only busy, they’re clever too. Nick Carne reports.
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Carbon credits to protect the environment and the vulnerable
ProBono Australia News
Wed 5 June, 2019
South Australia’s first biodiverse carbon offset project, and one of the largest in Australia, is attracting cross sector support to protect revegetated land and habitat for threatened wildlife.
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Spotlight on Rio Tinto Kakadu uranium clean-up
Independent Australia
Wed 5 June, 2019
Four decades of imposed uranium mining by Energy Resources of Australia (ERA) and Rio Tinto is about to end at the Ranger Uranium Mine in Kakadu in Australia’s Northern Territory.
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Satellites show 740 square kilometres of rainforest cleared in 30 days
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 5 June, 2019
Brasilia: Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil sped up in May to the fastest rate in a decade, according to data from an early-warning satellite system, as experts pointed to activity by illegal loggers encouraged by the easing of environmental protections under President Jair Bolsonaro.
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Responses to ocean rise: the ancestors’ tales
Cosmos
Wed 5 June, 2019
Climate change challenged communities millennia ago. How they coped can be discerned in traditional stories, passed down for thousands of years. Geographer Patrick Nunn reports.
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Have Your Cake And Eat The Packaging Too
B & T
Wed 5 June, 2019
There’s no question that Aussies and Kiwis love dining out. In fact, Aussies spend more on takeaway meals and restaurants ($95.05 each week) than we do on electricity ($35.05) or secondary education ($27.99).
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Is streaming music worse for the environment than buying CDs and records?
ABC News
Wed 5 June, 2019
In the history of recorded music, things started off pretty green. From the early-to-mid 20th century, records were made partly from shellac, the resin secreted onto trees by the female lac bug, found in the forests of India and Thailand.
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Greens accuse Angus Taylor of 'hiding' overdue emissions data
SBS World News Australia
Tue 4 June, 2019
The Greens have accused the new minister responsible for emissions of "hiding" evidence of rising pollution after the government missed a deadline to provide emissions data.
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Al Gore to have dinner with Deputy Premier and Queensland movers
The Courier Mail
Tue 4 June, 2019
The timing of the “climate reality training” event headed by former US vice president Al Gore is proving very inconvenient for the state government, which has been forced to fast-track Adani’s approvals.
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Victorian council cuts weedkiller amid rising Australian angst
The Age
Tue 4 June, 2019
A Victorian council has banned the use of popular weedkiller Roundup following an internal review, groundbreaking United States court results, and as a Melbourne man prepares to launch Australia's first legal case against manufacturer Monsanto.
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Inner West Council dumps all fossil fuel funds
Government News
Tue 4 June, 2019
Sydney’s Inner West Council has transferred all its investments into non-fossil fuel funds, becoming the first NSW council to fully divest.
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'Conserve it or give it to us': Deputy mayor wants state to hand over land
The Brisbane Times
Tue 4 June, 2019
Brisbane City Council was told it could purchase six hectares of state-owned koala habitat land near Toohey Forest only at full commercial rates, deputy mayor Krista Adams claimed as she launched a broadside at the state government.
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Combined effort needed to meet carbon targets: Business Council boss
Prime Mover
Tue 4 June, 2019
Transport, industrial and agricultural sectors must step up and help reduce their carbon dioxide emissions if Australia is to have any chance of reaching the 26 to 28 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030, let alone any higher target.
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Adelaide gets its first 6 Star NABERS Energy rating
The Fifth Estate
Tue 4 June, 2019
Flinders Street in Adelaide is now home to what is claimed to be South Australia’s first building to achieve the top six star NABERS Energy rating and the first NABERS Indoor Environment rating.
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Booming city built on sound principles of sustainability
The West Australian
Tue 4 June, 2019
Scratch beneath Mandurah’s surface and you will find opportunities galore for the adventurers, connoisseurs and voyagers among us to enjoy life.
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Sustainable solutions for sports grounds
Government News
Tue 4 June, 2019
As Australia grapples with water shortages and waste and sustainability crises, councils are exploring new, smarter ways of managing their parks and sports grounds.
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Amazing attractions to see before they disappear
News.com.au
Tue 4 June, 2019
Some of the world’s most iconic landmarks and destinations are in danger of disappearing. Here are the things to visit before it’s too late.
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Seaweed solution making waves in the quest to reverse global warming
ProBono Australia News
Tue 4 June, 2019
Nearly all the kelp growing along the east coast of Tasmania has been wiped out due to the rising temperatures of the world’s oceans. But scientists have discovered a way to regenerate the seaweed, and reverse global warming in the process.
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What can we do to combat the damaging effects of air pollution?
ProBono Australia News
Tue 4 June, 2019
Around 7 million people die every year because of the effects of air pollution, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. This equates to 800 people every hour or 13 people a minute.
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Cruise ship company Carnival fined $28m for pumping pollution into oceans
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 4 June, 2019
Miami: The world's largest cruise line company, Carnival, has agreed to pay a $US20 million ($28 million) penalty because its ships continued to pollute the oceans despite a previous criminal conviction aimed at curbing similar conduct.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
8 wedding dress brands for the eco-conscious bride
Vogue Australia
Tue 4 June, 2019
So, you’re planning a sustainable wedding, but you still want your dress to be brand new? Here are the best eco-bridal brands to know now – from Lost in Paris to Celia Grace and Reformation.
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Tech giant joins fight for sustainable fashion
ProBono Australia News
Tue 4 June, 2019
Google is partnering with Stella McCartney to measure the environmental impact of the fashion industry and improve sustainability in clothing supply chains.
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