Issue date : Mon 5 August, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 06 Min 12 Seconds
Number of items : 73
The climate change divide that must be closed
The Canberra Times
Mon 5 August, 2019
I have lived in Blackheath in the Blue Mountains for 22 of my 80 years. It's a tranquil place and I'm surrounded by caring people.
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ACCC sticks fork in as it fights Woolworths' disposable cutlery claims
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 5 August, 2019
The ACCC has appealed a Federal Court decision over supermarket giant Woolworths' line of disposable cutlery and plates, doubling down on its position that the retailer made misleading future claims about the products' compostability.
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Time to walk the talk on ESG
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 5 August, 2019
Do fund managers really believe in the importance of ESG (environmental, social and governance) principles? Or is it all talk?
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NT mega-solar project draws interest from investors
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 5 August, 2019
The developer of an ambitious $20 billion project that would tap the rich solar power resources of the Northern Territory and potentially export renewable power to Singapore says discussions with potential financiers are already under way, with a view to reaching financial close in 2023.
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Koala-detecting dogs sniff out flaws in Australia’s threatened species protection
The Conversation
Mon 5 August, 2019
In a country like Australia – a wealthy, economically and politically stable nation with multiple environmental laws and comparatively effective governance – the public could be forgiven for assuming that environmental laws are effective in protecting threatened species.
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The incredible finding on manta rays made possible by everyday divers
The Brisbane Times
Mon 5 August, 2019
Research harnessing the power of citizen science has revealed manta rays have a vastly larger home range than previously thought, with some travelling the length of the Queensland coast.
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The Age
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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'Just crazy': Kosciuszko feral horse herds swell as government dithers
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 4 August, 2019
Divisions within the Berejiklian government have delayed the relocation of brumbies in the Kosciuszko National Park even as numbers of the feral horses continue to rise.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Bolsonaro vows to fight 'illegal deforestation' in Brazil
Yahoo News
Sun 4 August, 2019
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro vowed Saturday to combat "illegal deforestation," a day after the head of the agency that measures deforestation said he was being sacked after a row over the scale of the problem in the Amazon rainforest.
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Pacific leaders want summit focus on climate, not China
Yahoo News
Sun 4 August, 2019
Pacific island leaders insist climate change, not China, will top the agenda when they meet in Tuvalu this month as western-aligned nations push to curb Beijing's growing influence in the region.
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Really, Harry? There are better ways to help the planet
The Herald Sun
Sun 4 August, 2019
While it’s true that we could all be doing more to help tackle climate change, being lectured by jetsetting royals to whom the manor has been gifted feels more than a little rich, writes Darren Levin.
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Insurers reveal Townsville flood cost, warn region is 'unprofitable'
The Australian Financial Review
Sun 4 August, 2019
The insurance cost of the February floods in Townsville has peaked at $1.24 billion, as the industry warns the severity of natural disasters has made it unprofitable to write business in some parts of northern Australia.
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Do windfarms kill birds? How Australia can limit the impact on threatened species
The Guardian
Sun 4 August, 2019
Do windfarms kill birds? Unarguably, they have and do. The damage turbines can inflict was infamously highlighted at California’s Altamont Pass, where early industry farms were built in a migratory path. One estimate suggested it killed as many as 1,300 birds of prey a year before changes were made to reduce death rates.
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French 'climate camps' train activists in protest
Yahoo News
Sun 4 August, 2019
Christine, a retiree from southwest France, has been attending marches with climate activists since November. Now she's taking things a step further with a stay in a training camp for activists.
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Claim of SA water return ‘shortfall’ for Murray-Darling probed
The Australian
Sat 3 August, 2019
The federal government has launched an investigation into whether South Australia is living up to a $328 million agreement to restore environmental water to the Murray-Darling river system.
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Lunch box poppers piling up, Opposition calls for solution
The Courier Mail
Sat 3 August, 2019
Recycled lunch box poppers are piling up across Queensland waiting to be sold in bulk, with the Opposition calling on the Palaszczuk Government to find a solution.
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The Advertiser
The Geelong Advertiser
The Mercury
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Lighting the way to a lean and green smart energy solution
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 3 August, 2019
As buildings become "smarter" and need to operate as connected ecosystems, lighting is becoming the backbone of an intelligent building.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Japan's Inpex warns against carbon price
The Australian
Sat 3 August, 2019
The energy producer that funded Japan’s largest ever overseas investment has cautioned Scott Morrison against introducing a carbon price, warning changes to climate policy may hinder future LNG
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Sustainability head on threats and futureproofing
Insurance Business
Sat 3 August, 2019
Specialist insurer NTI recently announced the creation of a sustainability team, with insider Chris Hogarty heading up the dedicated function.
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Western smart drumlines rollout could dwarf costs of eastern states: Fisheries
WAToday
Sat 3 August, 2019
The cost of rolling out a full smart drumlines program in Western Australia could be three to five times higher than the federal Liberal government suggested based on News South Wales figures, a confidential ministerial briefing from the state’s fisheries department says.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Dingoes save wildlife and improve stock grazing
Independent Australia
Sat 3 August, 2019
Dingoes have long been considered a natural pest, but perhaps it's time we worked with them instead of against them, writes Peter Mirschin.
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Tulum: Beaches ruined by rotten seaweed along pristine beaches in Mexico
News.com.au
Sun 4 August, 2019
For years, this tourist hotspot has relied on a simple, effective formula. Good food, cheap booze and the world’s best beaches. The latter is now a lie.
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The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
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San Francisco airport bans sale of plastic bottles
Yahoo News
Sat 3 August, 2019
San Francisco International Airport is banning the sale of single-use plastic bottles and will require fliers to buy refillable bottles if they're not already carrying their own, US media reported on Friday.
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The New Daily
Climate battle will 'succeed or fail' in Asia: UN
Yahoo News
Fri 2 August, 2019
The battle to combat climate change will "succeed or fail" based on what happens in Asia, where growing energy needs are increasing demand for fossil fuels, UN officials said Friday.
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Humanity's next test: feed 10 billion without ruining Earth
Yahoo News
Fri 2 August, 2019
Experts Friday began negotiating the most comprehensive scientific assessment ever of the role the land we live off plays in climate change, expected to highlight the stark choices humanity faces to feed 10 billion people while preserving Nature.
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