Issue date : Tue 20 August, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 34 Seconds
Number of items : 42
UK privately appeals to senior Australian ministers for climate action
The Guardian
Tue 20 August, 2019
The British government has privately appealed to senior Coalition ministers – including Angus Taylor and Marise Payne – to develop a more “ambitious” climate policy, amid growing concern Australia is not doing enough to cut emissions.
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Senators seek facts on threatened species
9 News
Tue 20 August, 2019
Declining populations of threatened native animal species will be in focus when environmental advocates come face-to face with federal politicians.
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Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The West Australian
Yahoo News
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Murray Darling Basin water-trade loophole to be closed
The Weekly Times
Tue 20 August, 2019
WATER Minister Lisa Neville will close a regulatory loophole allowing irrigators to squeeze a $100-a-megalitre profit out of bypassing restrictions on trading water from the Goulburn to Murray valleys.
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Faunal extinction is a huge part of the climate emergency
The Canberra Times
Tue 20 August, 2019
A normal week, another loss of koala habitat for new housing estates, of forest to provide jobs in the logging industry, of land clearance for gas development and agriculture. The litany of destruction is relentless. Australian governments march on with progress with billions of dollars for infrastructure to make the growing population more mobile, urban expansion. But there are much greater financial priorities.
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Vegan investment fund heading to Wall Street
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 20 August, 2019
New York | An investment fund designed for animal rights advocates and environmentalists, the first of its kind according to financial experts, is set to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) next month.
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Renewables policy uncertainty spooks investors
The Australian
Tue 20 August, 2019
Policy uncertainty is driving big investors to look for opportunities offshore to satisfy the growing demand for climate-friendly investments, as Australia faces a drop-off in new commitments to renewable energy generation.
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Aggressive spiders ride out cyclones
Cosmos
Tue 20 August, 2019
We need to know how extreme events affect animal behaviour, researchers say.
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We built a network of greenhouses and rain shelters to simulate what climate change will do to soils
The Conversation
Tue 20 August, 2019
As most of the science community knows, the climate emergency is here now. Weather extremes such as droughts and heatwaves are increasing in frequency and intensity and are measurably exacerbated by climate change. The significant impacts of these extremes are well documented on both our native terrestrial and marine ecosystems.
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Global network's nuclear sensors in Russia go dark after mystery blast
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 20 August, 2019
Vienna: The operator of a global network of radioactive-particle sensors said on Monday its two Russian sites closest to a mysterious explosion went offline days after the blast, soon followed by two more, fuelling suspicions that Russia tampered with them.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Foreign trash 'like treasure' in Indonesia's plastics village
Yahoo News
Tue 20 August, 2019
His weathered face breaks out in a big grin as Keman explains how sifting through rubbish paid for his children's education, one of many in his Indonesian hometown basking in a waste-picking boom.
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Javier Bardem urges UN to protect oceans
7 News
Tue 20 August, 2019
Spanish actor and environmental activist Javier Bardem has addressed UN delegates drafting an international treaty to protect oceans, urging them to make it a document "that can create safe havens for marine life to recover."
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A New Marketplace for Preloved Clothing Opens in Regent Arcade
Broadsheet
Tue 20 August, 2019
Shop one-off, pre-loved and vintage garments alongside new independent Australian labels, and resell your own pieces. There’s only one rule: “No cheap, fast fashion allowed.”
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Warming climate to stir up more damaging waves as 'rare event' nears: research
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 20 August, 2019
Waves are forecast to become larger and more powerful and to shift direction if the climate continues to warm at its current rate, with southern Australia among the regions to be hardest hit globally, new research says.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Australia 'worst of two evils' over China
The Australian
Mon 19 August, 2019
A former Pacific leader has declared China the "lesser of two evils" compared to Australia, as some small island nations turn to Beijing over Canberra for support in combating climate change.
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News.com.au
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The Daily Telegraph
The Mercury
The New Daily
Christopher Pyne: We're Already Doing More Than Enough In The South Pacific
Ten Daily
Mon 19 August, 2019
I don’t know why it still surprises me. But some elements of the Australian media’s self-loathing about Australia’s contribution to the world, in this case, the South Pacific, was on full display this week during and after the Pacific Islands Leaders Forum in Tuvalu.
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Waste management needs a national plan
The Age
Mon 19 August, 2019
After much hand-wringing and many earnest comments by federal, state and local governments about Australia’s escalating crisis in waste management, not one thing has emerged that might come close to an answer.
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Woolworths announces new Discovery Garden collectables
News.com.au
Mon 19 August, 2019
Woolworths has announced a new promotion that will be taking over from the hugely popular Lion King Ooshies — and this one is very different.
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Finally, Australia is about to have a plan to de-carbonise the grid
Reneweconomy
Mon 19 August, 2019
It was an odd thing for the two national newspapers to focus on. Both The Australian and The Australian Financial Review decided that the most important thing to come out of the Australian Energy Market Operator’s scenario planning for the future grid released on Friday was the assumed absence of a carbon price.
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Whale carcass burial plot in front of beach houses leaves residents stunned
ABC News
Mon 19 August, 2019
Residents of a beachside suburb are relieved a decision to bury a dead whale 40 metres from their backyards has been abandoned, but have questioned why they were not consulted before a whale-sized burial plot was unnecessarily excavated and then refilled.
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Wildlife roam where US once made nuclear and chemical arms
9 News
Mon 19 August, 2019
From a tiny Pacific island to a leafy Indiana forest, a handful of sites where the United States manufactured and tested some of the most lethal weapons known to humankind are now peaceful havens for wildlife.
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NZ's endangered parrots reach milestone
7 News
Mon 19 August, 2019
The breeding programme for New Zealand's kakapo parrot has reached a milestone with the official population reaching 200 for the first time in more than seven decades.
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The Canberra Times
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Why these pictures have scientists freaking out
Yahoo News
Mon 19 August, 2019
Iceland on Sunday honoured the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change, as scientists warn that some 400 others on the subarctic island risk the same fate.
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5 reasons why you should be buying eco-friendly toilet paper
Better Homes & Gardens
Mon 19 August, 2019
Toilet paper is an absolute necessity, there’s no denying it. However, the type of toilet paper we choose to hang in the bathroom can make a big impact on the environment, both negative and positive. Unfortunately, many people don’t think about the environmental implications of toilet paper and as such, usually choose whatever is on sale at the supermarket when doing the groceries that week. Luckily, we spoke to Christina Kjaergaard, Commercial Manager Pure Planet Club to get the inside scoop on all things toilet paper, and learn about why it’s important to choose an eco-friendly toilet paper for your home.
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The retailers making food waste history
Inside Waste
Mon 19 August, 2019
According to Fight Food Waste, one-third of the world’s food is wasted. A 2018 Guardian UK article notes the grocery retail sector accounts for more than 40 per cent of all plastic packaging, while US CNBC article stated that 23 per cent of landfill waste comes from containers and packaging.
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Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2019
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 19 August, 2019
The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2019, produced by the South Australian Museum, celebrates the extraordinary bioregions of Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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10 crazy ways to clean your home with natural products
Better Homes & Gardens
Mon 19 August, 2019
As the weather warms up and winter comes to a close, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about spring cleaning your home. And if you want to avoid nasty chemicals and do your bit for the environment, there are plenty of clever ways to get your house sparkling using natural household products.
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