Issue date : Wed 7 August, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 54 Seconds
Number of items : 46
Victoria aids Wildlife Victoria while permitting pest culls
The Weekly Times
Wed 7 August, 2019
THE Victorian Government is handing $500,000 to an animal rescue body at the same time it is authorising the culling of thousands of kangaroos, plus wombats, wallabies, possums and other native mammals and birds.
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China is going to get hot
Cosmos
Wed 7 August, 2019
Two months ago, climate scientists studying US cities found that global warming could produce killer heat waves causing thousands of excess deaths during unusually hot summers like the one now affecting the eastern US and much of Europe.
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One day the world's population will start falling
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 7 August, 2019
For those who worry about global warming and all the other damage humans are doing to our planet, the latest news on world population growth doesn’t seem good. Fortunately, however, the relationship between population and the environment is paradoxical.
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Are we headed towards a new economy?
ProBono Australia News
Wed 7 August, 2019
We are in the middle of a transition to a new economy. The capitalist system is in crisis. Inequality is rising. Natural resources are becoming increasingly scarce. People everywhere are asking questions about the economy and power.
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Queensland leading the nation in solar panel uptake, report shows
The Brisbane Times
Wed 7 August, 2019
Queensland is leading the nation in the uptake of new solar panels, with 25 Queensland suburbs and towns now recording at least half their households with rooftop solar.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Fierce leopard seals can be unexpected 'buffet buddies'
Cosmos
Wed 7 August, 2019
Some people don’t like sharing their food – we all have a friend who gets cranky when you steal a chip from their plate. For wild animals, this makes sense, because any food shared is energy lost that could otherwise have been used to pursue more food.
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Climate Q&A: will we be less healthy because of climate change?
The Conversation
Wed 7 August, 2019
Some of the negative health effects of climate change are already upon us, but it’s not all doom and gloom. There is a huge opportunity for better health through well designed action to reduce our emissions and by adapting to the changes we are facing.
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French mayors rally to demand removal of Pyrenees bears
Yahoo News
Tue 6 August, 2019
Around 100 mayors and other officials from towns on the French side of the Pyrenees mountains protested on Tuesday to demand the removal of all bears, saying the re-introduction of the predators has threatened shepherds' livelihoods.
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Sensible climate discussion now extinct
The Australian
Tue 6 August, 2019
You can’t reason with Extinction Rebellion. They are demanding that governments declare a climate emergency, make their parliaments subservient to activist mobs, and reduce carbon dioxide emissions to net zero within six years.
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Five sustainable consumer trends to get excited about
ProBono Australia News
Tue 6 August, 2019
The sustainability revolution is underway, according to a new report examining how sustainability is disrupting key sections of the global economy. Here, we highlight five sustainable consumer trends outlined in the report that are transforming the way people shop.
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Victoria residential solar market in “contraction,” data shows
Reneweconomy
Tue 6 August, 2019
Claims that the Victorian government’s rooftop solar rebate has put a cap on residential installations are being borne out, with new data showing the state clearly bucking the national trend, with its market in contraction despite – or, indeed, because of – the policy incentive.
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'Like a miracle': Poo powering Kenya's modern farmers
Yahoo News
Tue 6 August, 2019
In 35 years working the land, Kenyan farmer Josphat Muchiri Njonge has never seen his coffee shrubs burst with so much fruit on his verdant hillside plot outside bustling Nairobi.
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Man walks 700km backwards for a good cause
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 6 August, 2019
Sragen, Indonesia: An Indonesian man is walking backwards from his home in eastern Java to the capital Jakarta to raise awareness of deforestation in a country with one of the highest rates of it in the world.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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High Steaks
ABC News
Tue 6 August, 2019
Opening the winter season of Foreign Correspondent, Craig Reucassel reports on the food revolution underway in the US that could very well change what we eat, forever.
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Quarter of world's population facing extreme water stress
Yahoo News
Tue 6 August, 2019
Nearly a quarter of the world's population lives in 17 countries facing extremely high water stress, close to "day zero" conditions when the taps run dry, according to a report released Tuesday.
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Ocean temperature 'surprises' more common
News.com.au
Tue 6 August, 2019
A new study suggests that unusually high ocean temperatures are occurring more frequently than researchers previously thought.
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The Australian
The Canberra Times
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Almost 60 arrested as climate activists shut down Brisbane CBD
News.com.au
Tue 6 August, 2019
Cops have hauled away almost 60 climate activists as hundreds continue to shut down Brisbane’s CBD as part of a “rebellion day”.
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