Issue date : Fri 12 July, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 13 Seconds
Number of items : 38
Great Barrier Reef’s resilience
The Australian
Fri 12 July, 2019
Gloomy declarations by rabid activists about the death of the Great Barrier Reef have been wildly exaggerated, to paraphrase Mark Twain. That 2300km coral wonder of the world remains beautiful and resilient, the Australian Institute of Marine Science announced yesterday in its annual update of the reef’s health. A careful reading of the report suggests there is no reason to panic.
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Climate change signals part of socialist plot
The Australian
Fri 12 July, 2019
In his Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, Charles Mackay describes how crowd psychology drove numerous “national delusions”, “peculiar follies” and “psychological delusions” in the 16th and 17th centuries. US financier Bernard Baruch recounted similar madness preceding the Wall Street crash of 1929.
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Global farming trends ‘a threat to food security’
Cosmos
Fri 12 July, 2019
Industrial agriculture’s growing dependence on single, pollinator-dependent crops is jeopardising global food security and economic stability, according to a large multinational study.
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Design and repair must work together to undo our legacy of waste
The Conversation
Fri 12 July, 2019
“Design” has been one of the big words of the twentieth century. To say that an object has been designed implies a level of specialness. “Designer items” are invested with a particular kind of expertise that is likely to make them pleasing to use, stylish, or – less common in late-capitalist society – well made.
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Climate Change Authority prepares harsh assessment of Morrison’s policy failure
Reneweconomy
Thu 11 July, 2019
The Morrison Government faces being called-out on its lack of action on climate change, with the Climate Change Authority flagging it will issue updated advice to the Government on the policies needed to meet Australia’s emissions reduction targets, and reminding it that these targets will need to be lifted.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
Morrison government experts say Australia must 'do more' on climate
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Barnaby Joyce claims the coming ice age means any climate action is ''misguided and quite ludicrous''
Business Insider Australia
Thu 11 July, 2019
Nationals MP, and former deputy prime minister, Barnaby Joyce has penned a scathing criticism of “barking mad” climate activists, arguing that Australia is powerless to do anything to halt climate change and that any policies that propose to do so could endanger the country’s future prosperity.
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Barnaby Joyce to push for inquiry into nuclear power
The Australian
Thu 11 July, 2019
Former Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce will use his position as the chair of a parliamentary committee to push for an inquiry into nuclear power, saying it is the only way to get to zero emissions.
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Deal with your own 'toxic' waste, says Jakarta
The Age
Thu 11 July, 2019
Jakarta: Indonesia's foreign ministry has delivered a blunt message to the Australian companies shipping contaminated waste offshore: stop sending your rubbish overseas and deal with the problem at home.
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NAIF confirms $610m finance for Genex solar-pumped hydro project
Reneweconomy
Thu 11 July, 2019
The board of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) has given final approval to a $610 million facility of “concessional finance” for the 250MW, 2000MWh Kidston pumped hydro storage facility proposed by Genex for north Queensland.
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RSPCA: Identifying a dangerous dog no easy task
The Herald Sun
Thu 11 July, 2019
Wednesday’s dog attack incident was a terrible tragedy. Our hearts go out to the family of Mr Biancofiore, the 61-year-old-man Mill Park man killed by the family pet, his wife who is recovering from injuries, and all those affected by this incident.
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The West Australian
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Companies need to pay attention to their social impact or be left behind
Business Insider Australia
Thu 11 July, 2019
In the last few decades, there has been a significant shift in the operating environment companies find themselves in. The rise of environmental and social investing, climate change, customer and stakeholder expectations, and the transparency and immediacy of social media has shifted the balance of discussion, as businesses need a “social” licence to operate.
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Gorgon's carbon venting bonanza gets more 'embarrassing' in new twist
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 11 July, 2019
Chevron never intended to honour a condition that it inject carbon emissions underground at its Gorgon project, and a new application for the injection facility's operating licence – made 2½ years after production started – is proof, Western Australia's peak conservation body says.
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Lower Lakes galah deaths blamed on ingestion of insecticide but source remains unclear
ABC News
Thu 11 July, 2019
The mass death of galahs and other birds in the Lower Lakes region late last year has been attributed to the "inappropriate disposal" of an insecticide but a vet suggests its misuse could have been deliberate.
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Scientists discover a fish called Wakanda
Yahoo News
Thu 11 July, 2019
A Sydney-based expert has helped confirm a dazzling new species of fish discovered more than 60 metres beneath the ocean's surface off the coast of Tanzania.
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The Canberra Times
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Great Barrier Reef health check finds coral cover is shrinking, prompting warning 64,000 tourism jobs could be at risk
9 News
Thu 11 July, 2019
The latest health check of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef shows coral cover is declining sharply, prompting conservationists to warn that thousands of tourism jobs as well as animal species that depend on the reef are at risk.
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Five ways to effectively engage eco-tourists
Travel Weekly
Thu 11 July, 2019
A new group of travellers has emerged – eco-tourists – and they are eager to ​align themselves with brands that reflect their sustainability and environmental preservation values.
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