Issue date : Thu 6 June, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 34 Seconds
Number of items : 42
France to press for Europe flight tax to combat pollution
The Australian
Thu 6 June, 2019
France will propose a new tax on flights in Europe to encourage travellers to switchto less polluting forms of transport, a source in the transport ministry told AFP.
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US officials warn of climate risk
News.com.au
Thu 6 June, 2019
In a message at odds with the broader Trump administration senior US officials have warned that climate change is an increasing threat to national security.
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The Weekly Times
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Tennis Australia commits to climate action
SBS World News Australia
Thu 6 June, 2019
Tennis Australia has joined a United Nations push for climate action in sport, which will see the Australian Open attempt to reduce its environmental footprint.
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The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
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New Deakin research aims to make life better
Architecture and Design
Thu 6 June, 2019
The Live+Smart Lab, part of the School of Architecture and Built Environment at Deakin University, has embarked on a unique study to look for ways to help one live better in a rapidly urbanised world.
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How we’re helping the western ground parrot survive climate change
The Conversation
Thu 6 June, 2019
When a threatened species is found only in one small area, conservationists often move some individuals to another suitable habitat. This practice, called “translocation”, makes the whole species less vulnerable to threats.
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Labor facing calls for common sense on coal
The Australian
Wed 5 June, 2019
Resources Minister Matt Canavan has appealed for bipartisanship and “common sense” on the development of mining projects as his Labor counterpart condemned calls for major gas and oil companies to drop their demands for a carbo­n price.
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Newcastle marks World Environment Day
The Newcastle Herald
Wed 5 June, 2019
NEWCASTLE Lord Mayor Nuatlai Nelmes has planted a Port Jackson Fig that is expected to grow to 30 metres and absorb more than two tonnes of carbon dioxide to mark World Environment Day.
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South Pacific security at Shangri-La
The Strategist
Wed 5 June, 2019
The South Pacific calls global warming its top security threat. And China’s arrival is warming discussion of island security.
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It's time for the Coalition to defy climate expectations
The Courier Mail
Wed 5 June, 2019
RENDEZVIEW: Australia stands at a crossroads. My party — the LNP — can either go down in history as a bunch of coal-waving climate change denying sceptics, or we can rise to the occasion, writes grazier Will Graham.
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The Advertiser
The Herald Sun
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Top performing ESG options revealed
Financial Standard
Wed 5 June, 2019
In honour of World Environment Day, Rainmaker has ranked the top performing ESG investment options offered by superannuation funds.
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World’s biggest companies report $US1 trillion in climate change risks
Reneweconomy
Wed 5 June, 2019
A group of 215 of the world’s biggest companies representing nearly US$17 trillion in market capitalisation have valued the climate risks to their businesses at almost US$1 trillion – with many of these risks expected to hit within the next five years.
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Australian regulators 'lead world' on climate risk supervision
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 5 June, 2019
Australia’s financial regulators have attracted international praise for leading a global push to put climate risk at the centre of financial supervision, in comments that sharply contrast with criticisms of the Morrison government’s failure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Lynas talks mine expansion as radioactive waste issue lingers
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 5 June, 2019
Rare earths miner Lynas is progressing plans to expand its Mt Weld mine north-west of Perth amid escalating trade tensions between the US and China, but the company still hasn't lodged a formal proposal for a WA-based processing facility.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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The Australian Financial Review
WA tells Malaysian minister it won't budge on Lynas waste
Total pull sponsorship plug on 2024 Olympics over 'eco-Games'
Yahoo News
Wed 5 June, 2019
French energy giants Total have ruled out sponsoring the 2024 Olympics in Paris, keen to avoid being "pilloried" in a city where mayor Anne Hidalgo has increasingly campaigned for environmentally sound initiatives, sources say.
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Victoria’s biggest solar farm secures finance, may add huge battery
Reneweconomy
Wed 5 June, 2019
The biggest solar farm in Victoria has finally landed finance from a group of Australian and European banks, months after construction began, in what shapes as a ground-breaking project – both for the way it has had to solve connection and finance issues and for a potential huge battery that could be added at a later date.
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Cross-sectors unite to make Melbourne greener
ProBono Australia News
Wed 5 June, 2019
Melbourne has become the first city in Australia to launch a comprehensive strategy to increase and protect green urban spaces in a bid to dull the effects of climate change and protect the city’s most vulnerable.
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Extremely rare gibbon born at Perth Zoo
News.com.au
Wed 5 June, 2019
Perth Zoo visitors have caught a glimpse of its newest addition, a critically endangered baby white-cheeked gibbon, which is one of the world's rarest apes.
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NT News
Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The Daily Telegraph
The Guardian
The Newcastle Herald
The Weekly Times
The West Australian
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Carnival to pay $28m penalty over cruise ship pollution
Travel Weekly
Wed 5 June, 2019
The world’s largest cruise company, Carnival Corporation, will fork out $28.6 million as penalty for continually polluting the oceans with its ships.
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Soft plastics asphalt plant opens in Lake Macquarie
Inside Waste
Wed 5 June, 2019
A $5 million asphalt plant has been opened in Teralba, Lake Macquarie, to allow plastic bags, recycled glass and printer toner to be used in the construction of new roads in the area.
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Best Reusable Coffee Cup in Australia
New Idea
Wed 5 June, 2019
Us Australians love our coffee. We're famous for our cafe culture the world over, and boy do we take it seriously. We have leading industry bodies, like the Australian Specialty Coffee Association, and Melbourne is set to be the host of the 2020 World Barista Championships. Speaking of the Victorian capital, not many people realise that McCafé (yes, the cafe franchise belonging to American fast food giant McDonald's) was conceptualised and launched in Melbourne.
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Woolworths reaches major milestone in fight against food waste
Food & Beverage
Wed 5 June, 2019
In a bid to tackle the $20 billion food waste problem in Australia and its commitment to reduce food waste from going to landfill, Woolworths has announced that 100 per cent of its supermarkets now have an active food waste diversion program in place.
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