Issue date : Tue 3 September, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 00 Seconds
Number of items : 59
Noose protest doesn't worry water minister
The Canberra Times
Tue 3 September, 2019
Federal Water Minister David Littleproud has shrugged off angry protesters brandishing a noose during his tour of the Murray-Darling Basin.
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Victoria’s go-it-alone emissions plan ‘a job killer’
The Australian
Tue 3 September, 2019
Major manufacturers and refinery owners have warned that Victoria’s emissions reduction goals may lead to factory closures and job cuts, calling for the state to avoid taking “isolated action”.
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The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
Yahoo News
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Trump plays golf as Dorian moves dangerously close to US
The New Daily
Tue 3 September, 2019
Donald Trump has been filmed playing golf at this private resort as ferocious Hurricane Dorian forced a million evacuations in the US, with a state of emergency declared in four states.
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Three ways to start fixing Australia's energy policy mess
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 3 September, 2019
Australia, with its abundance of coal, oil, gas and uranium, has been an energy superpower for much of the past century. We could be an energy superpower once again with our ample resources of sunshine and wind. But the transition from one to the other has proven fraught for Australia's policymakers.
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First carbon neutral super fund named
Financial Standard
Tue 3 September, 2019
The Federal Department of Environment and Energy has certified a $50 billion superannuation fund as Australia's first carbon neutral fund.
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'Can't rely on governments alone': Atlassian leads push for staff to attend global climate strike
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 3 September, 2019
Tech giant Atlassian will encourage its 3500 employees to take part in this month's global strike for climate action in a move it hopes will reverberate through corporate Australia.
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The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Australian Medical Association declares climate change a health emergency
The Guardian
Tue 3 September, 2019
The Australian Medical Association has formally declared climate change a health emergency, pointing to “clear scientific evidence indicating severe impacts for our patients and communities now and into the future”.
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Doctors declare climate change 'emergency'
7 News
The Newcastle Herald
News.com.au
The Australian
The Herald Sun
The Saturday Paper
The Canberra Times
SodaStream taps into green sentiment
The Australian
Tue 3 September, 2019
Booming sales in SodaStream correlates with consumers turning away from sugary soft drinks.
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Vic business fears high-risk energy transition
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 3 September, 2019
The managing director of ASX-listed Brickworks, which operates the largest brick-making plant in the southern hemisphere in outer Melbourne, says the company has been expanding in the United States as a risk mitigation strategy because politicians have their ''heads in the sand'' on energy policy.
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Bamboo architecture: Bali’s Green School inspires a global renaissance
The Conversation
Tue 3 September, 2019
Bali’s Green School recently celebrated its first decade of educating toddlers through teenagers (and their digital nomad parents) about eco-ethical design and cooperative living. Set in a village near Ubud, this tropical jungle campus of quirky bamboo pavilions has become a globally influential exhibition of one of this century’s significant architectural trends.
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Could an infrastructure blitz save economy and planet?
The Fifth Estate
Tue 3 September, 2019
Our next economic growth phase must somehow deliver strong GDP growth, strong wages growth, and a huge reduction in economy-wide emissions. Can a low-carbon infrastructure investment spree deliver on all three?
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Aflatoxins poses threat to food supply in poorer countries
ABC Radio National
Tue 3 September, 2019
Climate change poses a threat to the food supply for some of the world's poorest countries as warming temperatures trigger a range of toxins in vital crops like corn.
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‘Unprecedented’: Monster Hurricane Dorian hits
News.com.au
Tue 3 September, 2019
The devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian has been dubbed a “historic tragedy”, with chilling reports of bodies floating in the floodwater.
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Why isn't Hurricane Dorian moving?
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 3 September, 2019
Florida: Powerful Hurricane Dorian has been going nowhere because nothing high up is making it budge.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Sydney to suck more water from Shoalhaven River as dam levels dive
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 2 September, 2019
The Berejiklian government has suspended rules on how much water it can pump from the Shoalhaven River to Sydney after the city's storage levels posted their second-lowest winter runoff levels.
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The Brisbane Times
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The energy wars are far from over
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 2 September, 2019
The Western Australian government is willing to concede environmental goals to protect jobs and projects. But this is only a temporary truce in Australia's energy wars.
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Value judging: How to give ethical investments a green light
PS News
Mon 2 September, 2019
Responsible and ethical investments have become a $30 trillion industry, and with one financial adviser predicting this figure to balloon in the near future, there’s never been a better time to think green.
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Plans for 100MW solar farm in south-west W.A. clear early hurdle
Reneweconomy
Mon 2 September, 2019
Plans to build a 100MW solar farm south of Perth in Western Australia’s Harvey Shire have been set in motion, with local council voting to allow the project to be advertised for public comment.
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Australia's old powerlines are holding back the renewable energy boom
ABC News
Mon 2 September, 2019
Australian wind and solar farms are putting downward pressure on energy prices, and there are hundreds of new renewable facilities set to come online. But that green energy is stretching the country's outdated network of transmission lines.
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Cool solution for CO2 refrigeration in hot climates
Reneweconomy
Mon 2 September, 2019
Two new South Australian technologies have combined to create what researchers claim to be the world’s most efficient air-cooled carbon dioxide refrigeration system.
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Flexible working, the neglected congestion-busting solution for our cities
The Conversation
Mon 2 September, 2019
Traffic congestion is one of the most significant challenges facing our cities. Melbourne’s population is growing by around 325 people a day and is projected to overtake Sydney’s within a decade. Identified as the most congested city in the country, this was a factor in Melbourne losing its seven-year grip on the “world’s most liveable city” title last year.
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The harlequin tree frog flies on ruby wings
Australian Geographic
Mon 2 September, 2019
One of the small handful of flying frogs in the world, the harlequin tree frog is not the kind of creature you’d easily miss.
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Berlin zoo delights in rare birth of panda twins
Yahoo News
Mon 2 September, 2019
Berlin zoo said Monday its resident panda Meng Meng had delivered twins, as it voiced delight at the first such births in the country.
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Hope for 'coral candy' algae to give Great Barrier Reef a sugar hit
The Brisbane Times
Mon 2 September, 2019
A species of algae described as one of the “building blocks” of the Great Barrier Reef could be the key to its eventual recovery, research suggests.
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The Age
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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WA traditional owners gear up for fight over rehab of 'illegally cleared' sacred bush
WAToday
Mon 2 September, 2019
An uncertain future lies ahead for a patch of sacred bushland illegally cleared by a Chinese-owned company in WA’s North West earlier this year, with traditional owners concerned no plans for rehabilitation appear to be on the horizon.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Drought deepens as 'very dry winter' combines with record heat
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 2 September, 2019
Drought-hit regions of southern and eastern Australia got little if any relief during winter, with barely half the normal rainfall and the country still posting its warmest start to any year for daytime temperatures.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Achieving sustainable dairy wastewater management
Food Processing
Mon 2 September, 2019
Research released by the International Dairy Federation (IDF) explores new wastewater treatments in dairy processing, to be used as a guide to help professionals improve the treatment and valorisation of wastewater produced onsite. The research can also help professionals identify technology if a treatment plant requires replacement.
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Time to make fast fashion a problem for its makers, not charities
The Conversation
Mon 2 September, 2019
Returning our old clothes to big fashion chains - rather than taking them to charity stores - could make fast fashion companies pay for their waste and fuel vital recycling research. Even better if we all do it at once.
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The New Daily
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Clever Ways To Stop Waste
PS News
Mon 2 September, 2019
Food waste is a hot topic today, but a lot of people don’t realise it’s not just shops and restaurants that can do something about it, consumers can make a big difference too.
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High-tech bins to tackle Sydney’s beach rubbish
Government News
Mon 2 September, 2019
A Sydney beachside council has become the latest to trial self-compacting smart bins that run on solar power and inform collection teams when they need emptying.
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From the bottom up – the new pester power for good
Marketing
Mon 2 September, 2019
Researcher Rebekah Yock is seeing a new type of pester power which presents a huge opportunity for brands. Unlike the pester power we’ve known before, children in 2019 are lobbying their parents to make more environmentally friendly and socially impactful purchases.
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