Issue date : Fri 6 September, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 25 Seconds
Number of items : 52
Senator questions Cbus' climate change quota
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 6 September, 2019
Liberal Senator James Paterson has questioned the use of an “artificial quota” to decide how much a superannuation fund invests in climate change-related initiatives.
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BHP reviews lobby group membership amid investor climate push
The Age
Fri 6 September, 2019
Mining giant BHP has launched a review of its membership of powerful lobby groups including the Minerals Council of Australia to determine if their positions on climate change are out of step with its own.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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The Australian Financial Review
BHP to review Coal21 membership
The Australian
BHP resists calls to quit mining lobby groups
Woods Bagot to design sustainable 6 Star Green Star tower for Lendlease
Architecture and Design
Fri 6 September, 2019
Designed by Woods Bagot, the Melbourne Quarter Tower will target the highest international standards in wellness and sustainability and includes over 7,000sqm of technology enabled green spaces and parks.
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Why does this frog come in two different colours?
Cosmos
Fri 6 September, 2019
A toxic frog with two colour forms is helping researchers unpack the diversity and evolution of anti-predator prey signalling.
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Hungry seals to cop water spray deterrent under new Tassal application
ABC News
Fri 6 September, 2019
Tasmania's largest salmon producer has applied for a research permit to trial spraying water on seals to move them away from fish farming pens — but the Greens say the proposal raises serious animal welfare concerns.
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Red (Sea) alert for coral
Cosmos
Fri 6 September, 2019
The spawning patterns of some reef-building corals in the Red Sea have completely changed over time, dramatically reducing chances of successful fertilisation, new research shows.
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Lava plus nitrate equals growth
Cosmos
Fri 6 September, 2019
As Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted in July 2018, scientists from the University of Hawaii and the University of Southern California Dornsife noticed something odd. A huge bloom of algae started forming and spreading in the surrounding North Pacific Ocean, despite the fact that millions of tonnes of hot lava were pouring into the water.
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Bugs and bores: a source of dangerous bacteria in remote communities’ water supply
The Conversation
Fri 6 September, 2019
A study of three remote community water supplies in northern Australia, published today in the journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, revealed that bores with high levels of iron were more likely to harbour Burkholderia pseudomallei, the bacterium that causes the potentially fatal disease melioidosis in both humans and animals, than bores with low iron levels.
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Hub to aid in preserving ocean ecosystems
Yahoo News
Fri 6 September, 2019
A scientific hub will be set up in Perth to focus on the protection of the health of ocean ecosystems such as mangroves, tidal marshes and seagrasses.
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Lonely battle: Senegal restaurateur fights the plastic tide
Yahoo News
Fri 6 September, 2019
Babacar Thiaw took the initiative of opening Dakar's first "zero plastic" restaurant in a response to the rubbish strewn along the beaches of the Senegalese capital.
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Southern Tasmanian mixed plastics recycling stockpiles to go
The Mercury
Fri 6 September, 2019
The recycling facility that receives the kerbside recycling of Southern Tasmanian households is set to resume sending mixed plastics to Melbourne by the end of the month.
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Protesters to 'swarm' Melbourne's CBD ahead of blockbuster MCG final
The Age
Fri 6 September, 2019
Climate activists are planning to "swarm" Melbourne's CBD and block busy streets on Friday as tens of thousands of football fans descend on the city for a blockbuster final at the MCG.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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The Herald Sun
Friday night protest planned for ‘maximum disruption’ of footy fans, commuters
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Mercury
Southern Queensland braces for severe to extreme fire conditions
ABC News
Fri 6 September, 2019
Communities in south-east, southern and central Queensland are bracing for what could be the worst fire conditions for September in the past six years, with severe to extreme fire dangers forecast.
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Aust coal good for environment: minister
The West Australian
Thu 5 September, 2019
Climate change activists should support Australia's coal industry because if it was shut down then its customers would use dirtier, more-polluting coal from other sources, federal Resources Minister Matt Canavan says.
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Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
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The good news the government didn’t want to hear
Crikey
Thu 5 September, 2019
The fact that renewable energy is in the best interests of all Australians is a clear as daylight; whether Angus Taylor will make the sensible decision on the matter is as clear as mud.
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Gas export impact on emissions unclear
The Canberra Times
Thu 5 September, 2019
AAP FactCheck Investigation: Has there been a reduction in global carbon emissions as a result of Australia's gas exports?
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The Newcastle Herald
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Trump administration pulls plug on energy-efficient bulb rules
Yahoo News
Thu 5 September, 2019
Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday issued a new rule reversing a requirement for all new light bulbs to be energy-efficient by 2020, a move welcomed by industry but strongly criticized by climate change groups.
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From Townsville to Tuvalu: Making the case for policy overhaul
Lens
Thu 5 September, 2019
Did you know that by 2050, northern Australia is projected to be the world’s largest risk area for the Nipah virus, a potentially fatal bat-borne illness that’s unknown in Australia today? Deforestation and changes to weather patterns are driving the bats south from their natural habitats in Southeast Asia.
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ABC’s disgraceful hatchet job on Ridd
The Herald Sun
Thu 5 September, 2019
Gideon Rozner has penned an excellent piece on the ABC’s disgraceful hatchet job on marine geophysicist Peter Ridd.
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Angels and Icarus: Crowd-funding a low-carbon transition
The Fifth Estate
Thu 5 September, 2019
Angel investors, impact investors, ESD-focused venture capitalists, start-ups, crowd-funded equities, crowd-sourced funding … the ways money can be channelled to save the planet and deliver social and environmental good are multiplying at a rate of knots.
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How renewable energy projects are revitalising rural towns
ABC News
Thu 5 September, 2019
Like many country towns, Numurkah near Shepparton in Victoria's Goulburn Valley, was struggling with drought, closing businesses and losing the younger generations to jobs in bigger cities.
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Melbourne, Sydney among world’s most liveable cities
Government News
Thu 5 September, 2019
Melbourne and Sydney have come in behind Vienna as two of the world’s top three places to live, with Melbourne’s vibrant cultural life helping it beat Sydney to the number two spot.
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Clean, green machines: the truth about electric vehicle emissions
The Conversation
Thu 5 September, 2019
Despite the overwhelming evidence that electric vehicle technology can deliver significant economic, environmental and health benefits, misinformation continues to muddy the public debate in Australia.
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Californian city votes to slash climate pollution from new construction
Reneweconomy
Thu 5 September, 2019
The Californian city of San Luis Obispo, in the country’s Central Coast, has voted in favour of approving a measure to incentivise all-electric new construction which it hopes will help push the city closer to its goal of carbon neutrality by 2035 – the most ambitious local climate action target in the United States.
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AGL Macquarie fined for river pollution
The Fifth Estate
Thu 5 September, 2019
AGL Macquarie Pty Limited has been fined $15,000 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority after self-reporting a water polluting incident that occurred at its Bayswater Power Station near Muswellbrook NSW in February 2019.
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Mountain of old tyres a 'catastrophic fire risk' for Brisbane's south
The Brisbane Times
Thu 5 September, 2019
A tyre-recycling business in suburban Brisbane described as a "catastrophic fire risk" has missed a court-ordered 30-day deadline to clear 10,000 tonnes of old tyres and build a fire barrier around the property.
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The Age
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Former MasterChef star implores people to pick up rubbish
News.com.au
Thu 5 September, 2019
It’s the daily habit that “bugs the hell” out of former MasterChef contestant Hayden Quinn and he thinks we all need to get our act together.
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The Advertiser
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
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Jacquie's recycling waiting game pays off
The Age
Thu 5 September, 2019
Northcote resident Jacquie Kelly has not put out her yellow bin since the collapse of SKM Recycling six weeks ago forced councils to send their recycling to landfill.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Recycler threatens to wind down operation if forced to move
The Age
Thu 5 September, 2019
A factory recycling a million tonnes of glass and building rubble a year says it will shut down unless it's allowed to stay long-term at a south-east suburban site that has been rezoned as part of Melbourne’s green wedge.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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How These Sunglasses Are Cleaning Up Our Oceans
Marie Claire
Thu 5 September, 2019
Plastic contaminating our waters, and the dire need for increased environmental and wildlife protection, have taken centre stage of late. The grim statistics show 8 million tonnes of plastic, including harmful fishing nets, end up in our oceans every year. Frightening stuff! Fortunately, more and more people and companies are getting onboard and devising awesome ideas to tackle these issues head-on.
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