Issue date : Tue 9 July, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 13 Seconds
Number of items : 38
Talking Point: Still fiddling while the planet burns
The Mercury
Tue 9 July, 2019
PETER BOYER: The Tasmanian Government is failing to take climate change seriously and while there have been plenty of encouraging words, very little is being done
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Curious Kids: where do swallows sleep?
The Conversation
Tue 9 July, 2019
It’s true that some swallows return to the same nests each year. But what do they do there?
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Blue carbon can be reactivated, research shows
Cosmos
Tue 9 July, 2019
Australian and US researchers have discovered that the “blue carbon” stored in coastal ecosystems by sea grasses, mangroves and salt marshes can make a comeback if environmental or human disruptions expose sediments to oxygen.
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Shampoo containers used to make prosthetic arms in Sunshine Coast
Inside Waste
Tue 9 July, 2019
A Sunshine Coast-based company is collecting used shampoo containers to make prosthetic arms for children, which has the Queensland government urging more businesses to support the reuse of products.
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Cash Splash
ABC Four Corners
Mon 8 July, 2019
Two years on from the Four Corners investigation into water theft in the Murray-Darling Basin that sparked a royal commission, the program returns to the river system to investigate new concerns about how the plan to rescue it is being carried out.
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Airline encourages passengers not to fly
Travel Weekly
Mon 8 July, 2019
KLM has asked passengers to consider their environmental impact by recommending different forms of transport.
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Australia’s first offshore wind project moves forward with labour market study
Reneweconomy
Mon 8 July, 2019
Plans for Australia’s first offshore wind farm have taken a step forward, with the project developers launching a labour market study to identify the capability of the Australian market to deliver what would be one of Australia’s largest renewable energy projects.
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Australia to become world’s biggest dealer in fossil fuel emissions
Reneweconomy
Mon 8 July, 2019
A new report from research firm Climate Analytics shows that current policy settings have Australia on a path to become the world’s largest dealer of fossil fuels, despite warnings that the global energy market is undergoing a fundamental shift away from coal and gas.
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Australia now has more than 9GW of small scale rooftop solar
Reneweconomy
Mon 8 July, 2019
Australia has broken through another key milestone in small-scale rooftop solar capacity, with 9GW now installed across the country and the 10GW mark likely to be broken by the end of the calendar year.
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Adapting Australia’s National Construction Code to climate change
The Strategist
Mon 8 July, 2019
Australia’s climate is projected to become harsher, putting more stress on our living conditions. Arguably, we need to adapt the design, use and maintenance of infrastructure and building stocks in response to a changing climate and more disruptive climatic impacts.
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GBCA issues new green challenge to new buildings
Architecture and Design
Mon 8 July, 2019
A series of changes proposed by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) include a mandatory net zero benchmark for any building seeking a 6 Star Green Star rating.
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Vicinity targets zero net carbon in malls by 2030
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 8 July, 2019
Shopping centre landlord Vicinity is aiming for a net zero carbon emissions target by 2030 for the 34 malls it owns entirely by using solar power and energy efficiency measures to reduce its footprint.
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The psychedelic rock gecko is one of the rarest reptiles on Earth
Australian Geographic
Mon 8 July, 2019
THE RARE PSYCHEDELIC rock gecko (Cnemaspis psychedelica) is found only on the tiny Hon Khoai Island in southern Vietnam’s Rach Gia Bay – which spans 8 square km – and Hon Tuong Isle, an area of just 300 square metres.
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Vic miner fined over illegal waste storage
Yahoo News
Mon 8 July, 2019
A Victorian miner that illegally stored waste faces a bill of almost $400,000 in penalties and clean up costs.
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What to line your bin with instead of plastic bags
SBS World News Australia
Mon 8 July, 2019
The bin liner dilemma: eco options for lining your garbage bin, including how to make your own origami newspaper bag. #PlasticFreeJuly
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