Issue date : Thu 5 September, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 49 Seconds
Number of items : 45
NT's biggest ever land-clearing bid at Maryfield Station delayed in court
ABC News
Thu 5 September, 2019
An environmental group has won a challenge to the Northern Territory's largest ever land-clearing application, but the court has steered clear of the arguments put on climate change grounds.
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'Misinformed': Mining lobby hits out at Cannon-Brookes' climate claims
The Age
Thu 5 September, 2019
The Minerals Council of Australia has hit out at tech billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes accusing the Atlassian founder of accepting without question what it calls misinformed claims about its approach to climate change.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
New Canberra lab aims to cut energy bills and emissions
The Canberra Times
Thu 5 September, 2019
A state-of-the art laboratory is to be created in Canberra to test the way all kinds of electrical devices, from air-conditioners to electric cars to pool pumps, could be co-ordinated to cut how much electricity the nation uses.
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'Environmental vandalism': Scarborough's scenic dunes slipping away
WAToday
Thu 5 September, 2019
A section of coastal dunes in Perth’s north will be cleared by a private developer despite the area having the highest protection available under the Land Administration Act 1997, with an activist calling it "environmental vandalism".
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Republic of Congo given global funds to protect rainforest
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 4 September, 2019
Paris: Republic of Congo is joining an international program that will grant the country €60 million ($97 million) to better protect the rainforest and fight climate change.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Summer's coming, but we're not ready for heatwave hazards
The Canberra Times
Wed 4 September, 2019
As we head into spring, the latest forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology forecast warns that we're facing another hot, dry season, a prelude to what looks set to be yet another scorching summer of heatwaves.
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The Amazon fires: Digging deeper on contentious claims
Lens
Wed 4 September, 2019
Commentators around the world, including myself, have sought the origins of French President Emmanuel Macron’s beautiful metaphor describing the Amazon as the world’s lungs, responsible for 20 per cent of its terrestrial oxygen. Here’s where it came from:
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Trams, culture, coffee? Vienna beats Melbourne to coveted crown, again
The Age
Wed 4 September, 2019
Is it possible Melburnians are the only people anywhere who hang out impatiently every year for the report on the World’s Most Liveable City, a ranking exercise undertaken by the Economist Intelligence Unit?
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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We have the power to do better on energy
The Age
Wed 4 September, 2019
The first week of spring has brought sunshine and warmth, welcome visitors after the winter. But it has also brought, for those who look into the future, intimations of what may lie over the horizon come summer: the threat of power blackouts. The memory of last summer in Victoria has not faded and nor could it or should it, for it serves as a warning of what could be in store.
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Coal is still best for poor nations
The Herald Sun
Wed 4 September, 2019
Hooking the developing world up to off-grid solar power sources is proving a failure on both cost and environmental grounds, and they’re better off sticking with coal, argues Bjorn Lomborg.
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The Mercury
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AMA labels climate change a ‘health emergency’
ProBono Australia News
Wed 4 September, 2019
The Australian Medical Association has declared that climate change is a health emergency which threatens to bring infectious diseases, hunger and heat stress to people across the country.
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Fears energy investors will turn offshore
Yahoo News
Wed 4 September, 2019
Investors will turn offshore if Australia doesn't implement a long-term energy policy or extend the target for renewables, the clean energy sector fears.
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Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
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New nuclear power proposal needs public debate
Independent Australia
Wed 4 September, 2019
The prospect of thorium being introduced into Australia's energy arrangements should be subjected to significant scrutiny, writes Helen Caldicott.
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World's most liveable cities: Vienna's win leaves Sydney and Melbourne in a spin
The Guardian
Wed 4 September, 2019
The Australian cities’ spin doctors were out in force for the results of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s global liveability index
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New fuel to get sea freight environmentally shipshape
Yahoo News
Wed 4 September, 2019
Tens of thousands of cargo ships will have to start using less polluting fuels in January, a boon for the environment that could however lead to higher bills for consumers.
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Corella sanctuaries bid for Murray Bridge district to save popular riverfront
The Advertiser
Wed 4 September, 2019
Guns, lasers and drones couldn’t clear destructive flocks of parrots from riverside parks. Now one SA council hopes ‘sacrificial’ sanctuaries can succeed where hardware failed.
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The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
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Protecting Cambodia’s landmine detection dogs
Pursuit
Wed 4 September, 2019
Tropical diseases affecting mine detection dogs have disrupted efforts to clear landmines in Cambodia, but a new technique could help keep the dogs healthy and working
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How trees could actually save you from a bushfire
Yahoo News
Wed 4 September, 2019
With bushfire season coming early this year, some homeowners might be tempted to rip the big old trees from their backyards.
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In Java, the water is running out
The Interpreter
Wed 4 September, 2019
Drought, pollution, and poor resource management threaten Indonesia's most populous island with total water scarcity.
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Research links air pollution and dementia
News.com.au
Wed 4 September, 2019
Australian researchers have established a link between air pollution and an increased risk of developing dementia, a new study shows.
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NT News
The Canberra Times
The Daily Telegraph
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
Yahoo News
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Indonesia sends back hundreds of shipping containers full of waste
Yahoo News
Wed 4 September, 2019
Indonesia has sent hundreds of garbage-filled shipping containers back to their countries of origin, according to the customs agency, as the Southeast Asian nation pushes back against becoming a dumping ground for foreign trash.
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