Issue date : Fri 4 October, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 14 Seconds
Number of items : 50
NSW water-sharing plans in disarray
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 4 October, 2019
Almost half of the state's water-sharing plans - including more than a dozen in the drought-stricken Murray Darling basin - have not been audited according to the government's own rules, leaving bureaucrats in the dark about how well the arrangements are working.
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Trouble brewing over West Australian emission targets
The Australian
Fri 4 October, 2019
The emission offset targets proposed by Western Australia’s environmental watchdog are again shaping as a headache for the state government.
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Nets, drumlines protect beaches despite court ruling
The Australian
Fri 4 October, 2019
Shark nets and lethal drumlines will continue to protect swimmers at southeast Queensland’s Sunshine and Gold Coast beaches, Queensland’s Fisheries Minister has insisted, despite a successful legal challenge by environmentalists over their use in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
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Can the Pacific Islands be insured?
The Interpreter
Fri 4 October, 2019
High exposure to natural hazards puts Pacific Island countries at heavy risk. Insurance could help them cope.
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Drought of good ideas has drained water policy
The Australian
Fri 4 October, 2019
Australia’s commitment to excellence in water policy began in 1994 with the decision to include water in national competition policy. States were required to have arrangements allowing unfettered water trading, and a permanent cap was placed on water use in the Murray-Darling Basin.
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Listen to consumers on energy: Deloitte
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 4 October, 2019
Growing demand for renewable energy presents a significant risk for major power providers, which also face changes in legislation that will make it easier for customers to switch suppliers, a new report says.
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Magnis puts cost of Townsville battery “gigafactory” at $3 billion
Reneweconomy
Thu 3 October, 2019
Magnis Energy Technologies has put the cost of its proposed battery “gigafactory” in the north Queensland city of Townsville at around $3 billion, but says it should deliver a handsome internal rate of return of around 21 per cent to the consortium investors.
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Brooding bees lose sleep for their young – and other offspring
Cosmos
Fri 4 October, 2019
It’s not only human mums who give up precious sleep to care for their newborns. Nursing bees also sacrifice sleep to look after their young – and even offspring that aren’t their own.
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A Letter To The Magpie I Tortured As A Child
Ten Daily
Fri 4 October, 2019
Dear Maggie, That’s what we called you: Maggie. We didn’t say it nicely. We didn’t sing your name the way folk singers have crooned a dozen songs about girls called Maggie down the years.
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Researchers create new resilient coastal infrastructure
Architecture and Design
Fri 4 October, 2019
Researchers from the California College of the Arts have created a prototype for a new kind of ‘resilient coastal infrastructure’ that will serve as a marine habitat as well as a floating breakwater structure to reduce coastal erosion.
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Peter Dutton demands tougher penalties for climate change protesters
The New Daily
Thu 3 October, 2019
Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has called for climate change protesters to be “named and shamed”, jailed and have their welfare payments stopped.
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CFMMEU calls on politicians to end 'polarising' approach to climate change
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 3 October, 2019
The Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union has called on politicians to put aside "major division" over climate and energy policy, despite the union's own intervention in the debate over the Adani coal mine during the federal election campaign.
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ACT completes road to renewables
PS News
Thu 3 October, 2019
The Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability has announced that the final piece of infrastructure needed for the ACT to achieve its 100 per cent renewable energy target has been commissioned into action.
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Drought plan must factor in climate change
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 3 October, 2019
As country towns across the inland run out of drinking water, the federal government has started to show its concern for farmers affected by the drought.
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To ignore Greta Thunberg would be childish
The Brisbane Times
Thu 3 October, 2019
On most days, two mini Greta Thunbergs live at my house. Both teenagers, they rail against different things. The eldest, at 15, is slightly more temperate than her younger sister, but feminism and how we treat our elderly heads her concerns.
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Space can solve our looming resource crisis – but the space industry itself must be sustainable
The Conversation
Thu 3 October, 2019
Australia’s space industry is set to grow into a multibillion-dollar sector that could provide tens of thousands of jobs and help replenish the dwindling stocks of precious resources on Earth. But to make sure they don’t flame out prematurely, space companies need to learn some key lessons about sustainability.
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New concept may finally give aluminium battery storage the edge over lithium
Reneweconomy
Thu 3 October, 2019
European researchers have developed a concept for a new aluminium battery which could boasts twice the energy density of previous versions and could be made of abundant materials, resulting in a battery which could reduce production costs as well as its impact on the environment.
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Where to buy property for the climate emergency
The Fifth Estate
Thu 3 October, 2019
Browsing glossy property marketing and getting excited about en suites might be fun but serious investors and home buyers should consider one more thing when deciding what and where to buy: the climate emergency.
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Football stadium transformed into a native forest
Architecture and Design
Thu 3 October, 2019
In Austria’s largest public art installation to date, a football stadium has been transformed into a native Central European forest.
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Meet The Future Shapers Campaigning To Save Our Seas
Marie Claire
Thu 3 October, 2019
Don’t keep calm and carry on. Climate change, pollution, overfishing, ghost nets and coral bleaching are destroying our oceans, and by 2050 they’ll house more plastic than fish.
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Turning discarded plastic into useful products
Government News
Thu 3 October, 2019
A new federally-funded plastic microfactory has opened at the University of NSW, offering an effective way to deal with waste and a good way to educate the community about recycling.
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Meet Adriana Vergés: The Scientist Saving Our Seas
Marie Claire
Thu 3 October, 2019
In 2011, associate professor Adriana Vergés flipped backwards o a boat to dive Tasmania’s giant kelp forest, and was interrupted by a tap on her head.
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