Issue date : Fri 5 July, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 02 Min 43 Seconds
Number of items : 32
Woolies to boosted by ethical investors after offloading pokies
The Age
Fri 5 July, 2019
Ethical investment funds controlling billions of dollars could seek to invest in Woolworths after the supermarket giant cleanses itself from pubs, poker machines and bottle shops through a proposed demerger.
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Full speed ahead for cleaner shipping
The Australian
Fri 5 July, 2019
Shipping has never been much of a friend to the environment but now the industry is promising to clean up its act.
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Walking and cycling to work makes commuters happier and more productive
The Conversation
Fri 5 July, 2019
In Australia, more than 9 million people commute to work every weekday. The distance they travel and how they get there – car, public transport, cycling or walking – can influence their well-being and performance at work.
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What other countries can teach us about ditching disposable nappies
The Conversation
Fri 5 July, 2019
This year, the small Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu announced a plan to ban disposable nappies, as well as other throwaway items such as plastic bags. While some commentators praised the move, others worried about what the alternatives might be, and how this might affect household workloads, particularly for women.
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UNESCO to review Warragamba Dam plan
News.com.au
Thu 4 July, 2019
Pressure is mounting on both the NSW and federal government over plans to raise the Warragamba Dam wall which would flood parts of the heritage-listed Blue Mountains.
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SBS World News Australia
The Australian
Yahoo News
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Brazil's deforestation under Bolsonaro
7 News
Thu 4 July, 2019
Deforestation in Brazil's portion of the Amazon rainforest has soared more than 88 per cent in June compared with the same month a year ago, under new President Jair Bolsonaro, who's called for development of the region.
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The Canberra Times
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Koala rescuers call for better reporting avenues after trees cleared
The Fifth Estate
Thu 4 July, 2019
Say you’re a young person, maybe a millennial or even younger, a Gen Zer. You’ve just entered the workforce or are just a few years in. If you’re attuned to the melting glaciers, the methane spewing into the atmosphere and know what Extinction Rebellion is about, then you might be one of those people who are increasingly realising they can do a lot more with their money than give it blindly to a superannuation fund manager and forget about it.
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Australians face significant barriers to sustainable homes
Architecture and Design
Thu 4 July, 2019
A new report by the CRC for Low Carbon Living and the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) has shown that while most Australian homebuyers prefer sustainable homes, there are significant barriers.
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Tas little penguins get road lifeline
News.com.au
Thu 4 July, 2019
A colony of little penguins on Tasmania's southern Bruny Island has a new lease of life thanks to a series of specially designed road tunnels.
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7 News
The Advertiser
The Canberra Times
The Geelong Advertiser
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The unwinnable contest for Himalayan water resources
The Strategist
Thu 4 July, 2019
For millions of years, monsoonal winds have cycled between Asia’s tropical seas and the Tibetan Plateau, delivering snow to its high-altitude mountains and rains to the plains below them. The melting snow and summer rains combine to create a system of rivers that fan out from the mountains, delivering water and fertile soil to East, Southeast and South Asia.
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Fire destroys Jim Beam warehouse, sending bourbon flowing into river
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 4 July, 2019
A fire destroyed a massive Jim Beam warehouse filled with about 45,000 barrels of aging bourbon in Kentucky, and state officials worried that runoff whiskey seeping into nearby waterways would kill fish.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday