Issue date : Tue 27 August, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 34 Seconds
Number of items : 42
Australia to leave Amazon fire battle to others
News.com.au
Tue 27 August, 2019
Australia is likely to leave the battle against escalating fires ravaging the Amazon rainforest to others, focusing instead on potential disasters closer to home.
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CHU inks environmental deal
Insurance Business
Tue 27 August, 2019
Strata insurance specialist CHU has inked a three-year deal with environmental scientist Tim Jarvis’s Forktree project to help combat climate change and biodiversity loss.
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Zara signs a global pact that will affect us all
Ragtrader
Tue 27 August, 2019
Inditex is one of the 32 signatories of the Fashion Pact initiative, created to champion environmental sustainability in the apparel and fashion sectors.
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Ultra-fast electric car charging coming to Canberra
The Canberra Times
Tue 27 August, 2019
Canberra's first public ultra-fast 800-volt electric car charger, capable of recharging a vehicle in 15 minutes, will be installed in the next six months.
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Electric vehicles have ‘higher carbon emissions’
The Australian
Tue 27 August, 2019
Electric vehicles in Australia’s eastern states are responsible for more carbon dioxide emissions than regular petrol vehicles, according to an expert report that warns Labor’s green cars policy would require up to $7 billion in upgrades and installation of recharging infrastructure across the nation.
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Crows probably shouldn’t have fries with that
Cosmos
Tue 27 August, 2019
Scavenging for scraps is a smart survival tactic for city birds, but there may be a downside. Though that’s not clear.
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Farmers hit back at wombat kill inquiry
The Australian
Tue 27 August, 2019
Farmers fear a Greens-instigated inquiry into the killing of wombats in Victoria could lead to further restrictions on their ability to control pests.
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Vic services adapt to 'new norm' bushfires
7 News
Tue 27 August, 2019
Australia's bushfires season could become an all-season concern, challenging the new norm of emergency situations, a peak fire authority argues.
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Fires and climate change may alter Alaska's forests
Cosmos
Tue 27 August, 2019
Climate change and more wildfires – the latter linked to the former – could eventually alter the composition of Alaskan forests, new modelling suggests.
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New details on radiation leak released after deadly explosion in Russia
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 27 August, 2019
Moscow: Russia's state weather and environment monitoring agency has released new details about a brief spike in radioactivity following a mysterious explosion at the navy's testing range that has been surrounded by secrecy and fuelled fears of increased radiation levels.
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Seven strategies to put your diet on a plant-based path
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 27 August, 2019
A plant-based diet may have seemed extreme years ago, but today it's all the rage – and for good reason. In many ways the planet and human health are in trouble, and a plant-centric diet is one way to address both issues.
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Amazon fires: Have we reached the first tipping point for runaway climate change?
Lens
Mon 26 August, 2019
Images of the Amazon burning from space show a black cloud extending over half of South America, eclipsing the sun 3000 kilometres away in Brazil’s capital, Sao Paulo, the entire continent dotted with incendiary markers representing, as of Sunday, 78,000 fires, half deliberately lit since the start of August.
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Climate Change Power Policies Deadlier than Climate Change
The Daily Telegraph
Mon 26 August, 2019
Elderly Canberra folk are dying in winter because they can’t afford their power bills, as eventually becomes clear in an oddly-focussed Canberra Times report:
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Super giant to impose 100pc carbon reduction targets
The Australian
Mon 26 August, 2019
Australia’s biggest energy network will face an unprecedented emissions reduction target as its owner — industry super­annuation giant IFM ­Investors — launches an ambitious project to cut carbon across its vast asset holdings.
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Australian business 'lagging' on science-based emissions cuts
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 26 August, 2019
A United Nations joint-led global push to persuade businesses to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement targets has gained little traction, with just 13 Australian companies signing up to the initiative since its launch in 2014.
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Electric cars will be price competitive with petrol by 2023: Professor
WAToday
Mon 26 August, 2019
Electric cars will hit price parity with petrol by 2023 and be the only cars produced by 2026, while many city petrol stations will be obsolete within a decade, says a Perth 'futurist'.
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Indonesia picks Borneo island for new capital
Yahoo News
Mon 26 August, 2019
Indonesia will move its capital to the eastern edge of jungle-clad Borneo island, President Joko Widodo said Monday, as the country shifts its political heart away from congested and sinking megalopolis Jakarta.
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Giant pumice ‘raft’ could restore Great Barrier Reef
News.com.au
Mon 26 August, 2019
A giant pumice island is drifting towards Australia after suddenly appearing from the ocean floor. Scientists say it’s great news.
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Macquarie River to be cut off as 'credit model' for water fails
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 26 August, 2019
The Macquarie River, one of the longest rivers in NSW, will cease to flow later this year after the Berejiklian government intervened to ensure dwindling flows are diverted to drought-hit towns such as Cobar and Nyngan.
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Paddling blind: why we urgently need a water audit
The Conversation
Mon 26 August, 2019
In the wake of a damning royal commission and an ABC Four Corners investigation, the federal government has created an Inspector General for the Murray-Darling Basin, to combat water theft, ensure water recovery and efficiency projects are delivered properly, and essentially make sure everyone is acting as they should.
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High above Greenland glaciers, NASA looks into melting ocean ice
Yahoo News
Mon 26 August, 2019
Skimming low over the gleaming white glaciers on Greenland's coast in a modified 1940s plane, three NASA scientists, led by an Elvis-impersonating oceanographer, waited to drop a probe into the water beneath them.
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3 reasons why you should never release a balloon into the sky
Better Homes & Gardens
Mon 26 August, 2019
Releasing balloons into the sky has long been a celebratory tradition practiced by people across the world to honour momentous occasions or the lives of loved ones. However, these few moment of joy are destroying the lives of animals, compromising the environment and contributing to the tonnes of plastic waste damaging our planet.
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US researchers develop engineered timber from recycled carbon fibre
Architecture and Design
Mon 26 August, 2019
Washington State University (WSU) researchers and the not-for-profit Composites Recycling Technology Centre (CRTC) are working together to create new mass timber materials from heat-treated wood and carbon fibre recycled from Boeing airplanes.
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