Issue date : Wed 14 August, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 35 Seconds
Number of items : 54
Canberra applies pressure for region to stay quiet on coal
The Australian
Wed 14 August, 2019
Pacific Minister Alex Hawke says he does not want Scott Morrison’s talks this week with Pacific Island leaders to break down over Australia’s support for coal, but warns it is a “red line issue.”
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Great Barrier Reef is better than expected: Ley
The Australian
Wed 14 August, 2019
The Great Barrier Reef is not dead, is not dying and is not even on life support, federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley has declared after her first official visit to the World Heritage-listed site.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Climate change and the advertising industry: Pressure from all directions
AdNews
Wed 14 August, 2019
An emergency or is it just change? The City of Sydney in June this year declared a climate emergency, the second state capital after Hobart. Some news media, citing scientific evidence, now also refer to an emergency rather than change in climate.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Lost volcanoes among oil and gas
Cosmos
Wed 14 August, 2019
Researchers have uncovered around 100 previously undescribed ancient volcanoes buried deep beneath central Australia.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Superbugs could lead to next-gen plastics
Cosmos
Tue 13 August, 2019
Antiseptic-resistant bacteria may hold the key to producing greener plastics such as petroleum-free nylon, researchers have found.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
CSIRO and start-up tackle food waste by increasing insect breeding
Inside Waste
Wed 14 August, 2019
CSIRO researchers and start-up, Goterra, have been testing the ideal combination of conditions that will encourage flies to mate, to then use this knowledge to increase the number of insects that can eat through food waste.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Carnivorous plants and moonscapes: Young Perth ecologist wins prestigious scientist award
WAToday
Wed 14 August, 2019
A young Perth ecologist and carnivorous plant expert working to restore billions of years' worth of evolution in WA's desolate mine-scapes was awarded early career scientist of the year with a $10,000 prize at the prestigious Premier's science awards on Tuesday night.
Also Appeared In
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Topic Also Covered By
Tuvalu's PM says Australia's climate funding for Pacific 'not an excuse' to avoid emissions cuts
ABC News
Tue 13 August, 2019
Tuvalu has warned Australia that redirecting aid money to climate resilience projects in the Pacific should not be used as an "excuse" to avoid reducing emissions and phasing out coal-fired power generation.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
The Guardian
Australia's coal use sharpens Pacific tension as Scott Morrison arrives for forum
The Sydney Morning Herald
Aid not free pass on emissions: Tuvalu
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
9 News
Aid not free pass on emissions: Tuvalu
The Canberra Times
Perthnow
The West Australian
Yahoo News
The Australian Financial Review
PM's $500m climate package fails to placate Pacific
Coalition conjures another accounting trick as it dodges climate commitment
Reneweconomy
Tue 13 August, 2019
Australia’s Coalition government has been accused of conjuring up yet another accounting trick on climate change, after announcing that $500 million of existing aid money for the Pacific will be diverted to invest in renewable energy and climate and disaster resilience.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Victorian Government's $11.3 million recycling package 'barely tokenistic', says local council
ABC News
Tue 13 August, 2019
Local councils have called on the Victorian Government to lead with a statewide solution to the recycling crisis, with one council slamming a recent funding package allocated to fix the problem as "barely tokenistic".
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
9 News
Recycling questions remain in Victoria
Yahoo News
The Age
Recycling fund 'a PR stunt' as council demands $3 million back
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
Ratepayer-funded bootcamp trains school climate activists
The Herald Sun
Tue 13 August, 2019
Ratepayers are funding bootcamps that teach children how to be climate change activists, after an inner-Melbourne council gifted $15,000 to a youth coalition aiming to fire students up to “fight for climate justice”.
Also Appeared In
NT News
The Advertiser
Topic Also Covered By
Wollongong council declares 'climate emergency'
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 13 August, 2019
Environmental organisation Greenpeace has applauded Wollongong City Council's decision to declare a climate emergency, calling it "huge stuff".
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
City of Melbourne sets carbon emissions test for major events
The Herald Sun
Tue 13 August, 2019
The City of Melbourne says it wants to make all major events more environmentally friendly but has been slammed for “ridiculous virtue-signalling” instead of focusing on rubbish collections and cutting red tape.
Also Appeared In
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
Topic Also Covered By
Brazil tribal women protest Bolsonaro's 'genocidal policies'
Yahoo News
Tue 13 August, 2019
Thousands of tribal women decorated with feathers and body paint marched on Brazil's capital Tuesday denouncing the "genocidal policies" of President Jair Bolsonaro, who faces growing criticism over destruction of the Amazon.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
How 'Edward' could help save his cousins from extinction
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 13 August, 2019
San Diego: The San Diego Zoo Safari Park's 99th baby southern white rhinoceros was born recently, but the arrival of "Edward" sparked much more widespread interest than the previous 98 births of his subspecies.San Diego: The San Diego Zoo Safari Park's 99th baby southern white rhinoceros was born recently, but the arrival of "Edward" sparked much more widespread interest than the previous 98 births of his subspecies.
Also Appeared In
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Topic Also Covered By
Saving koalas: insurer launches campaign
Insurance News
Tue 13 August, 2019
NRMA Insurance has begun a campaign to raise awareness of the plight of Australia’s iconic koalas, by pledging to plant a tree every time it sells a home insurance policy.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Big utilities stall on wind and solar, despite the economics
Reneweconomy
Tue 13 August, 2019
It seems clear to us that Australia’s biggest gen-tailers – the utilities that dominate both electricity generation and retail – won’t decarbonise their portfolios any faster than policy makes them – despite the favourable economics.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Curious Kids: where did rats first come from?
The Conversation
Tue 13 August, 2019
Rats are everywhere – at least everywhere that humans are. In almost every big city in the world, rats are eating our rubbish, breeding in our buildings, and running through our streets.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Inspiring Story Behind Viral 'Salmon Canon' Video
Ten Daily
Tue 13 August, 2019
It seems almost too bizarre to be true: a video of salmon being loaded into a tube and zipped along, Augustus Gloop-style, before being spat out into water at the other end.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By
Logging in Melbourne's water catchment sucking up water supply
Triple J Hack
Tue 13 August, 2019
Logging in Melbourne's largest water catchment is reducing the local water supply by the equivalent of 250,000 people's annual water use, according to a new study from the Australian National University.
Also Appeared In
Topic Also Covered By