Issue date : Thu 11 July, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 13 Seconds
Number of items : 38
Parks fund cuts could lead to extinctions
Perthnow
Thu 11 July, 2019
There are concerns more native species will become extinct as invasive weeds and pests threaten the health of NSW's national parks.
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Solar was biggest source of electricity in Germany in June
Reneweconomy
Thu 11 July, 2019
Germany achieved a remarkable milestone in the month of June, with solar – for the first time – becoming the largest single contributor to its electricity output for the month.
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Watching Nemo can cause problems
Cosmos
Thu 11 July, 2019
Artificial light has the potential to reduce the reproductive fitness of fish that inhabit reefs near populated shorelines, an Australian study has found.
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The Herald Sun
Clownfish at risk from artificial light
The Canberra Times
The Geelong Advertiser
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Cleaning up oil spills with mussel power
Cosmos
Thu 11 July, 2019
The chemicals that enable mussels to cling to rocks and boat hulls may soon provide a solution for cleaning up oil spills and purifying water.
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Climate change protesters cause peak-hour delays in Brisbane
ABC Four Corners
Thu 11 July, 2019
Brisbane's early morning commuters faced delays this morning as climate change activists stopped traffic for 10 minutes at a time creating congestion and disruption.
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Sir David Attenborough says it’s ‘extraordinary’ powerful figures in Australia are climate sceptics
News.com.au
Wed 10 July, 2019
Sir David Attenborough has taken aim at “powerful” figures in Australia who still don’t believe climate change is happening, saying it is “extraordinary” given the country is already dealing with some of the most extreme consequences.
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UK's climate advisers slam govt progress
The Advertiser
Wed 10 July, 2019
A report by the British government's climate advisers says the United Kingdom has failed to set sufficient policies to combat climate change and must act urgently to cut greenhouse gas emissions to meet its new net zero target.
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The Australian
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Putin mocks wind turbines, says they shake worms out of the ground
Reneweconomy
Wed 10 July, 2019
Russia president Vladimir Putin has more in common with US president Donald Trump than we thought: Both have an apparent dislike of wind turbines, and appear believe what is fed to them by some extreme anti-wind blogs.
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Can manufacturing out-smart the energy bullies?
Ecogeneration
Wed 10 July, 2019
Australia’s energy-hungry manufacturing sector is being squeezed by soaring gas and electricity prices – which is bad news for business. A panel of experts outlines strategies to help managers claw back the power they need to stay ahead.
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Risen Energy begins construction of biggest solar farm in W.A.
Reneweconomy
Wed 10 July, 2019
The boom in construction of large-scale renewable power plants in Western Australia continues apace, with Risen Energy announcing on Wednesday that it has begun construction of the 100MW (AC) or 132MW (DC) – Merredin solar farm.
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Thousands of animals saved in global crackdown on wildlife crime
Yahoo News
Wed 10 July, 2019
Police across the globe have seized thousands of wild animals, including primates and big cats, and arrested nearly 600 suspects in a vast crackdown on illegal wildlife smuggling, Interpol said Wednesday.
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Meat grown in labs: can consumers be convinced to take a bite?
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 10 July, 2019
Emeryville, California: Uma Valeti slices into a pan-fried chicken cutlet in the kitchen of his startup, Memphis Meats. He sniffs the tender morsel on his fork before taking a bite. He chews slowly, absorbing the taste.
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We organised a conference for 570 people without using plastic. Here’s how it went
The Conversation
Wed 10 July, 2019
What did we use before single-use plastics became ingrained in our everyday lives? Before the 1980s, plastic bags were a rarity in our supermarkets. In 2019, excessive plastic use feels not just normal, but necessary to sustain our hectic lifestyles. From takeaway containers and supermarket packaging to cheap, low-quality goods, plastic permeates our daily lives.
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Tips to reduce use of common kitchen item during Plastic Free July
Inside Waste
Wed 10 July, 2019
Plastic Free July is well underway with millions of people estimated to take part in the challenge to reduce plastic use. And with this goal, comes the challenge of replacing one common kitchen item – bin liners.
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Easy changes to live a more sustainable life at home
Better Homes & Gardens
Wed 10 July, 2019
Climate change, environmental damage and other man-made issues are finally being addressed by local councils and state governments . Although these issues appear insurmountable, small changes can make a difference, s why not start making those changes at home?
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