Issue date : Thu 22 August, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 59 Seconds
Number of items : 47
'Bunch of bedwetters': Matt Canavan attacks Aurecon for cutting ties with Adani
The Guardian
Thu 22 August, 2019
Resources minister defends his extraordinary spray accusing engineering firm of being ‘weak as piss’ and giving in to anti-coal ‘bullies’
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Pat Conroy stokes climate effect
The Australian
Thu 22 August, 2019
Labor frontbencher Pat Conroy has declared the party’s climate change policy was a net vote ­winner at the May election and the case was yet to be made to lower its 45 per cent emissions ­reduction target.
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Queensland Labor to change its official platform in coal-friendly revamp
The Guardian
Thu 22 August, 2019
Queensland Labor is set to endorse a change to its official platform to become more coal friendly, asserting the party’s support for the mining industry as it seeks to reconnect with regional and blue-collar voters.
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Great Barrier Reef foundation quadruples staff after grant
The Australian
Thu 22 August, 2019
The Great Barrier Reef Foundation has more than quadrupled its full-time staff numbers and spent $3.6 million on “administrative activities” in six months, as it begins spending the $443.3 million grant gifted by the Turnbull government.
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Amazon fires: Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro blames green groups for starting fires
News.com.au
Thu 22 August, 2019
Wildfires in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil have ignited a firestorm on social media, as President Jair Bolsonaro suggests green groups started the blazes.
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Perthnow
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Yahoo News
Brazil's Bolsonaro blames Amazon fires on NGOs as Twitter erupts
SBS World News Australia
The Australian Financial Review
Brazil's Bolsonaro blames NGOs for Amazon fires, but offers no proof
The Sydney Morning Herald
Amazon fires rage, sparking political debate in Brazil
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
How Greg from NSW became Mr Coal
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 22 August, 2019
In the inky depths of the coal whispering business, Greg Evans deserves a gold medal for reverse astroturfing. The man’s a genius.
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Is an ecosystem-based approach the future of funding social enterprise?
ProBono Australia News
Thu 22 August, 2019
Everything in life is part of an ecosystem – whether we’re talking biological organisms interacting with their environment or our more modern usage referring to a complex network or interconnected system.
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Donors must dive deep to help reef foundation float
The Australian
Thu 22 August, 2019
Two big reasons were given to ­justify the government’s unsol­ic­it­ed donation of $443.3 million to the Great Barrier Reef Found­ation. One was that as a non-­government, not-for-profit group, the foundation was lean in overheads and had the ability to think outside the box.
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Coles signs a sunny deal in a bid to slash power costs
ProBono Australia News
Thu 22 August, 2019
Environment groups have lauded supermarket giant Coles’ signing of a 10-year solar-energy deal to slash its power bills and greenhouse gas emissions, and are now calling on Woolworths to follow suit.
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'Otterly adorable'?: Demand for cute selfies puts animals at risk
Yahoo News
Thu 22 August, 2019
Social media users are fuelling a burgeoning appetite for acquiring wild otters and other endangered animals as pets, conservationists say, warning the trend could push species towards extinction.
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Two a week: trafficking toll on tigers revealed
The Australian
Thu 22 August, 2019
Geneva: More than 2300 endangered tigers have been killed and illegally trafficked since the turn of the century, according to a report that urges more ­action to protect the animals.
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Tornado in May? That’s harder to say
Cosmos
Thu 22 August, 2019
It sounds like a piece of hoary folk wisdom, but it is in fact correct: It’s easier to predict a tornado in April than it is in May.
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'Hero for the Planet' picks Exmouth Gulf for global publicity campaign
WAToday
Thu 22 August, 2019
A world-renowned marine biologist has named Western Australia’s Ningaloo Reef and Exmouth Gulf as an international “hope spot” in a move that will boost its international profile and lend firepower to an anti-industrialisation campaign.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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No trees, no treaty: protesters continue to amass at Djab Wurrung site
NITV
Thu 22 August, 2019
At least two hundred supporters from across Victoria journey to a site in the state's western districts to join a demonstration to save sacred Djab Wurrung trees, but the protest itself has now been threatened with eviction.
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Clean-up could take days following dramatic barge capsize
News.com.au
Thu 22 August, 2019
Four men have had a lucky escape after their vessel capsized, spilling thousands of litres of waste off a popular Sydney beach.
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NT News
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
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Tommy Hilfiger finds use for dead stock
Ragtrader
Thu 22 August, 2019
Tommy Hilfiger has stepped up its sustainability commitments, launching its repurposed fall range of Tommy Jeans.
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Can environmental populism save the planet?
The Conversation
Wed 21 August, 2019
Populism and environmentalism are words seldom seen in the same sentence. One is associated predominantly with nationalists and charismatic leaders of “real people”, the other with broadly-based collective action to address the world’s single most pressing problem.
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IAG fires back over fossil fuel investments
Insurance News
Wed 21 August, 2019
Environmental campaign group Market Forces today lodged a resolution on behalf of more than 100 IAG shareholders, calling on the insurer to set a timetable to reduce its investment exposure to fossil fuels.
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Adani dumped by Aurecon amid activist pressure
Australian Mining
Wed 21 August, 2019
Engineering company Aurecon has cut ties with Adani following increased pressure from activists that oppose the Carmichael coal project in Queensland.
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Sunsuper awards green bond mandate
Money Management
Wed 21 August, 2019
The $150 million Sunsuper mandate has been awarded to Affirmative Investment Management and aims to generate positive environmental and social impact projects.
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Net zero by 2029, says La Trobe
Sustainability Matters
Wed 21 August, 2019
Victoria’s La Trobe University has set an ambitious target of net zero emissions by 2029, launching a $75 million initiative involving 20 projects.
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EnergyAustralia slams energy regulator for blackout “blame game”
Reneweconomy
Wed 21 August, 2019
The head of one of the big three energy utilities, EnergyAustralia CEO Catherine Tanna, has criticised the Australian Energy Regulator’s legal action against wind farm operators over their part in the South Australia 2016 “system black” event, describing it as “disappointing” and a “blame game.”
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Engineers taking up the climate emergency mantle
The Fifth Estate
Wed 21 August, 2019
In the wake of entire countries such as the UK and professional bodies such as the Institute of Architects declaring a climate emergency, engineers are considering the same move.
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These biodegradable acoustic panels are made with zero chemicals
Architecture and Design
Thu 22 August, 2019
Swedish acoustic panels manufacturer Baux, together with industrial design firm Form Us With Love and scientists from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), have released a new line of 100 percent bio-based acoustic panels.
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Band of gales ‘thousands of kilometres’ long to batter southeast Australia
News.com.au
Wed 21 August, 2019
A band of ferocious gales “thousands of kilometres long” is set to batter southeast Australia for at least the next 24 hours, bringing winds of more than 100km/h, coastal erosion and waves of up to 15 meters high.
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The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
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