Issue date : Wed 11 September, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 50 Seconds
Number of items : 57
Fukushima: Japan may have to dump radioactive water into the sea, environment minister says
ABC News
Wed 11 September, 2019
The operator of the destroyed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will have to dump radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean as it runs out of room to store it, the environment minister has said.
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The Canberra Times
Japan may dump radioactive water into sea
The Australian
SBS World News Australia
The Guardian
Fukushima: Japan will have to dump radioactive water into Pacific, minister says
Environment officials wary of Angus Taylor grasslands meeting, emails show
The Guardian
Wed 11 September, 2019
Department of the environment officials were acutely sensitive about meeting Angus Taylor over critically endangered grasslands while his family’s company was being investigated for alleged illegal land clearing in New South Wales, according to internal emails.
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Zali Steggall: I still can't afford an electric car
The Australian
Wed 11 September, 2019
Independent MP Zali Steggall says she has not yet fulfilled her promise of changing to an electric vehicle, and says she would “appreciate” if the government made EVs cheaper.
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VFF refute activists’ calls for CCTV, list of pests killed in crops
The Weekly Times
Wed 11 September, 2019
Activists’ calls for mandatory CCTV have been backed by the state’s peak legal body, while the RSPCA has thrown its support behind stripping Agriculture Victoria of its regulatory powers. Here’s what VFF president David Jochinke had to say.
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Can we save the world, one tree at a time?
The Guardian
Wed 11 September, 2019
Fires are raging across Queensland and New South Wales – 80 across Queensland alone. As is the case with the Amazon fires, for many the strong urge is to hide from the news.
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Endangered species to left and right
The Australian
Wed 11 September, 2019
At 9.23am on Tuesday an email reminder went out from Environment Minister­ Sussan Ley’s office. It’s National Threatened Species Day and there’s an unmissable photo opportun­ity on offer.
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Everyone’s business: why companies should let their workers join the climate strike
The Conversation
Wed 11 September, 2019
Multinational ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s will close its Australian stores for this month’s global climate strike and pay staff to attend the protest, amid a growing realisation in the business community that planetary heating poses an existential threat.
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Climate change to transform banking, S&P warns
The Australian
Wed 11 September, 2019
Banks must do more to protect their operations in the face of climate change, according to a report by Standard & Poors.
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Clean energy investment falls back to 2016 levels amid policy uncertainty
The Guardian
Wed 11 September, 2019
A new snapshot of Australia’s clean energy sector warns new investment committed in the first half of 2019 has fallen back to 2016 levels, when Tony Abbott invited an investment strike when he tried to abolish the renewable energy target.
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Kerry Schott backs paying coal to stay in NEM
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 11 September, 2019
Energy Security Board chairwoman Kerry Schott says it is worth considering the idea of paying coal-fired power stations to stay in the energy market longer to help provide more stability in the transition to a low-emissions economy.
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Trees can add $50,000 value to a Sydney house, so you might want to put down that chainsaw
The Conversation
Wed 11 September, 2019
Sydney’s Inner West Council has a new policy that it is reported means “residents will no longer need to seek council approval to prune or remove trees within three metres of an existing home or structure”. Hold on, don’t reach for that chainsaw yet, because research shows good green infrastructure – trees, green roofs and walls – can add value to your home.
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Sustainability in focus at Shenton Park
The West Australian
Wed 11 September, 2019
LandCorp’s Montario Quarter development has become the first urban infill project in Western Australia to be awarded six stars under the Green Star Communities framework.
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Shock me: 200% increase in electric eel species
Cosmos
Wed 11 September, 2019
A source of fascination since it was first described, in 1776 by Carl Linnaeus, the electric eel was long thought to be a single species – Electrophorus electricus – that was widely distributed throughout the Amazon basin.
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Call to stop NT fishing for endangered hammerhead shark
NT News
Wed 11 September, 2019
COMMERCIAL fishing of the endangered scalloped hammerhead shark should stop immediately, until the Territory commits to a raft of conservation measures, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society
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The Herald Sun
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Tiger sharks in troubled waters as Queensland population plummets
The Brisbane Times
Wed 11 September, 2019
A major decline in the population of tiger sharks in Queensland waters over the past few decades should sound alarm bells for the rest of marine life, experts are warning.v
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The Age
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Climate explained: regenerative farming can help grow food with less impact
The Conversation
Wed 11 September, 2019
To identify and quantify the potential of regenerative agriculture to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, we first have to define what it means. If regenerative practices maintain or improve production, and reduce wasteful losses on the farm, then the answer tends to be yes. But to what degree is it better, and can we verify this yet?
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Murray-Darling Basin crisis: no water to flush rivers
The Australian
Wed 11 September, 2019
The Murray-Darling river system faces catastrophe this summer ­because the federal body in charge of its health does not have any water available to conduct major ­environmental flows in the north of the basin.
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Steve Smith made English cricketers sweat, now it’s climate change
The Australian
Wed 11 September, 2019
It’s not just Steve Smith’s batting that has got the English cricket establishment hot under the collar — a new report by senior British academics suggests the game may have to adapt some of its long-held traditions because of the looming threat of climate change.
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The Age
Cricket feeling the heat
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
Tasmanian government seeks public comment on environmental legislation changes
Inside Waste
Tue 10 September, 2019
The Tasmanian government is inviting the public to have their say on the draft Environmental Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2019, which contains a range of minor improvements proposed for Tasmania’s environmental legislation.
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Minister stands firm on 'grasslands' talks
9 News
Tue 10 September, 2019
Cabinet minister Angus Taylor says he will not apologise for representing himself and his family, being farmers in his electorate, in a discussion over environmental regulations.
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Why do most people find us vegans so annoying?
The Guardian
Tue 10 September, 2019
Maybe it’s because we remind you of the mental gymnastics required to say you care about animal welfare and the climate while you keep eating meat
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We're not hoarding water, says ASX-listed water company
The Age
Tue 10 September, 2019
Duxton Water has launched a vigorous defence of its business, rejecting claims from farming groups that it is hoarding water.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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MSCI buys Carbon Delta to boosts climate risk capabilities
The Fifth Estate
Tue 10 September, 2019
Climate risk modelling capabilities are in hot demand, with industry research firm MSCI Inc set to buy fintech and data analytics firm Carbon Delta AG.
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World experts ask blue carbon questions in Deakin study
The Geelong Advertiser
Tue 10 September, 2019
Scientists on the Bellarine Peninsula are helping to play a key role in the fight against climate change.
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NT News
The Daily Telegraph
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
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7 ways to be an HR eco-warrior
Human Resources Director
Tue 10 September, 2019
There are lots of different ways individuals can reduce plastic waste, but to have an even greater impact, workforce managers can get everyone working towards the same goal.
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Sustainable House Day: meet the trend setters and zero-heroes
The Fifth Estate
Tue 10 September, 2019
Open the doors to the future of housing this Sunday to discover how designers, builders and home owners are increasingly turning to Passive House design and low-carbon, non-toxic materials to create home-sweet-homes.
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The little red kaluta is making our hearts burst
Australian Geographic
Tue 10 September, 2019
I mean, look at that face. Those paws. Emerging from its cave like a highly-strung hobbit receiving too many dinner guests. Just put a little apron on him and we’re done.
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Climate change is bringing a new world of bushfires
The Conversation
Tue 10 September, 2019
Spring has barely arrived, and bushfires are burning across Australia’s eastern seaboard. More than 50 fires are currently burning in New South Wales, and some 15,000 hectares have burned in Queensland since late last week.
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Hundreds of schools shut as forest-fire haze blankets SE Asia
Yahoo News
Tue 10 September, 2019
Huge fires are raging across vast swathes of Indonesia's rainforests -- some of the world's biggest -- with toxic smog shutting hundreds of schools in Southeast Asia, officials said Tuesday.
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'Amplifying': Sydneysiders match rural counterparts in water worries
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 10 September, 2019
Sydney residents are as stressed about fresh water supplies as their rural counterparts and are almost as supportive of recycling water, including for drinking.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Polish guards board Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior in coal clash
Yahoo News
Tue 10 September, 2019
Armed Polish border guards boarded Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior ship, which was blocking a cargo of coal from being unloaded at the port of Gdansk, the environmental group said Tuesday.
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Why Extinction Rebellion is boycotting London Fashion Week
Vogue Australia
Tue 10 September, 2019
As the organisation calls for the cancellation of LFW, Vogue meets activists Sara Arnold and Jessie Brinton to hear why they’re holding the fashion industry to account.
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