Issue date : Mon 8 July, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 45 Seconds
Number of items : 56
Fossil fuel exports make Australia one of the worst contributors to climate crisis
The Guardian
Mon 8 July, 2019
Australia looking to become an emissions superpower, the Australian Conservation Foundation says
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Government pays $35.9m to aid farmers' conservation
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 8 July, 2019
When the bottom fell out of the wool market in 1989, many farmers in north-western NSW gave up grazing and turned to broadacre crops, prompting them to clear remaining trees and level the land.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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AGL says Narrabri coal seam gas project won't ease pressure on prices
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 8 July, 2019
A senior executive at energy giant AGL says coal seam gas projects including the contentious Santos-led Narrabri development will do little to ease power prices but cautioned politicians that misguided regulations could have unintended consequences by choking off new supply.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Fuel standards would save motorists billions
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 8 July, 2019
Carly Cappielli, who has been selling Lexus and Toyota cars for 13 years, is an unlikely advocate for fuel efficiency regulations the government calls a "carbon tax".
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Research quantifies plastic risk to sharks and rays
Cosmos
Mon 8 July, 2019
Sharks and rays are becoming entangled in plastic waste in oceans across the world to a worrying extent – and social media helps us know that.
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Plan to radically change food rubbish collection in Victoria
The Age
Sun 7 July, 2019
Councils may be pushed to introduce kerbside food waste collection under a state government scheme to dramatically reduce rubbish sent to landfill.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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A new climate dilemma for employers
The Australian Financial Review
Sun 7 July, 2019
There is no way of knowing how many adults will down tools in September or take any action at all, but it is clear such protest poses a new dilemma to many employers.
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Plastics-to-oil waste firm faces 'tremendous' hurdles to set up in NSW
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 7 July, 2019
Technology developed in NSW to convert waste plastics into reusable materials such as fuel could be commercialised interstate or overseas first because of "massive" hurdles facing such firms in the state, the co-inventor of the pioneering process says.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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People power driving ethical business
The West Australian
Sun 7 July, 2019
People power is driving Australia's biggest companies to behave more ethically but experts concede too many are "behind the eight ball" on climate change.
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Perthnow
The Canberra Times
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Electric vehicle sales set to surge as early as 2021
News.com.au
Sun 7 July, 2019
Last Thursday a brace of electric-powered vehicles belted around Sydney’s Eastern Creek speedway, highlighting one of the more dumbfounding episodes of the May 18 election campaign.
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Tiger bursts out of jungle to run behind motorcyclists
ABC News
Sun 7 July, 2019
Two motorbike riders have had a close escape while travelling through a forest in southern India, with a tiger bursting from the trees and running behind their vehicle.
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STOP PRESS: Please Stop Sending Me Unwanted Newspapers
Ten Daily
Sun 7 July, 2019
When I was a child there was something exciting about the local paper. This was a time when we read magazines with avid fascination, when we paid money to read the print inside a newspaper, when there was no online access, certainly no Facebook -- and Twitter was only the sound that birds made. Getting anything for free was a big deal, but getting a whole newspaper was epic.
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I’ve always wondered: who calls cyclones their names?
The Conversation
Fri 5 July, 2019
In the Australian region, the Bureau of Meteorology gives tropical cyclones their name. You can write to the Bureau of Meteorology to suggest a cyclone name, but it is likely to be more than a 50-year wait.
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Reef history lays bare World Heritage sway
The Australian
Sat 6 July, 2019
The Great Barrier Reef has been a big learning curve for governments on the ups and downs of what a World Heritage listing can mean.
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Greens want PM to follow SA on plastic ban
7 News
Sat 6 July, 2019
The Greens are calling on the federal coalition government to follow South Australia's lead and ban plastic cutlery, straws and drink stirrers.
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Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The West Australian
Yahoo News
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South Australia to become first state to ban plastic items including straws, Government says
ABC News
Sat 6 July, 2019
A range of single-use plastics including straws and cutlery is set to be banned in South Australia — but that could be just the tip of the iceberg, with items including takeaway coffee cups and plastic bags also in the firing line.
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The New Daily
Japan resumes commercial whaling
The Saturday Paper
Sat 6 July, 2019
The Cetacean Death Star slipped its moorings in the Japanese port of Shimonoseki this week and headed to sea again. Nisshin Maru, given the Star Wars nickname by anti-whaling activists, is back at work.
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Guterres replaces Pachauri as climate alarmist-in-chief
The Australian
Sat 6 July, 2019
Before his fall from grace over allegations of sexual harassment, former Indian railway employee Rajendra Pachauri was recognised, if not always respected, as the world’s top climate change diplomat.
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Melting Greenland awash in newfound commodity
The Brisbane Times
Sat 6 July, 2019
Greenland: A few miles up this fjord in southwestern Greenland, the water has abruptly turned milky, a sign that it is loaded with suspended silt, sand and other sediment.
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Electric scooters: not so eco-friendly after all?
Yahoo News
Sat 6 July, 2019
E-scooters touted as zero-carbon urban transport are flooding city streets worldwide, but just how green they are remains an open question.
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Dams, flight paths? Ask the UN World Heritage committee first
The Australian
Sat 6 July, 2019
A UN committee including members from China, Cuba, Uganda and Burkina Faso will oversee key decisions on Sydney’s future water supply, flood mitigation and flight paths from the new international ­airport.
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Bear necessities
The Australian
Sat 6 July, 2019
Wild weather and wilder animals are highlights of this expedition adventure in remote Russia.
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The brutal battle for the soul of veganism
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 6 July, 2019
Veganism has never been more popular, nor its activists more organised. But behind the scenes a battle is being waged, with purists at odds with moderates on how best to end flesh-eating culture.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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'The 4 easy and simple ways I managed to zero-waste my beauty routine.'
Mamamia
Sat 6 July, 2019
When first starting out on the path to zero waste, many “zero wasters” will tackle the easy swaps first – replacing their daily takeaway coffee cup habit with a KeepCup, plastic water bottles with a glass bottle, and lightweight plastic bags for a reusable tote bag.
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Adani protesters pick peak hour in Brisbane to 'stop the city'
ABC News
Fri 5 July, 2019
More than 500 protesters rallying against the Adani mine approval have gathered on a mission to "stop the city", marching through Brisbane's CBD in peak hour causing minor disruptions.
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German coal exit contrasts with Australia
Yahoo News
Fri 5 July, 2019
While the ink is still drying on the approval for Australia's new controversial coal mine, Germany is working to extinguish the coal industry entirely.
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7 News
SBS World News Australia
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Woolworths wins battle with ACCC over 'eco-friendly' forks, plates
9 News
Fri 5 July, 2019
The consumer watchdog has lost a legal battle against Woolworths, accused of selling a range of "eco-friendly" picnic wear without firm evidence it was biodegradable and compostable.
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7 News
News.com.au
The Australian
The Canberra Times
The Mercury
Yahoo News
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The Sydney Morning Herald
Woolworths gets all clear from court on its 'biodegradable' forks, plates
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Could hydrogen energy be Australia's future? This village might show us how
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 5 July, 2019
Running a luxury resort in the middle of a desert is no easy task. Grass must be kept green and sweaty tourists cooled. There are shuttle buses to power, buffets to cook, phones to charge. The lights must stay on at the souvenir shop.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Japan's clean energy quest could fuel Australia's hydrogen export industry
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 5 July, 2019
The world energy authority says Australian hydrogen imports into Japan could be cheaper than domestic production by 2030, in a positive signal of the lucrative export potential offered by the clean fuel source.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Endangered frog eggs released into wild
The New Daily
Fri 5 July, 2019
A critically endangered frog could return to a national park near Canberra after conservationists released hundreds of their eggs into parkland.
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A New Farm-to-Vase Flower Delivery Service Is Illuminating Waste and Ensuring Fresher Blooms
Broadsheet
Fri 5 July, 2019
Nothing brightens a room up like a fresh bouquet. As a dining table centrepiece, on your dresser or in the living room, flowers bring colour and life to a space. It can get tricky though – how do you know the blooms you’re buying are fresh and aren’t going to droop the next day? New flower service Floraly wants to fix that quandary – and more about the industry.
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