Issue date : Fri 18 October, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 44 Seconds
Number of items : 44
Farmers prosecuted for land clearing allege former NSW minister gave them green light
The Guardian
Fri 18 October, 2019
A former minister in the Berejiklian government is alleged to have told farmers in his north-west rural New South Wales seat that they could clear native vegetation with impunity because the government was planning to change the law and they would not be prosecuted.
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NSW EPA’s decision on MWOO gains backlash from industry
Inside Waste
Fri 18 October, 2019
The NSW EPA has announced it does not intend to allow Mixed Waste Organic Outputs (MWOO) to be used as a soil amendment on agricultural, mining rehabilitation or forestry land.
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Energy companies, industry push for CCS carbon credits
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 18 October, 2019
Big energy and industrial companies have called for changes to the Morrison government's $2 billion Climate Solutions Fund that would allow tradeable carbon credits to be issued to companies storing carbon dioxide underground.
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BHP's shareholders in UK reject call to ditch 'pro-coal' associations
The Age
Fri 18 October, 2019
BHP shareholders are poised to reject a motion urging the world's biggest mining company to suspend membership of some industry bodies judged to be at odds with goals to tackle climate change, voting in London suggested on Thursday.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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The Australian Financial Review
BHP's British shareholders vote to stick with Minerals Council
BP eyes carbon capture project in Australia
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 18 October, 2019
British energy major BP has revealed it is eyeing carbon capture opportunities in Australia, with the aim of deploying the technology at its operations to play its part in cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
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Hello sunshine: FMG mines to reach 100 per cent renewable power
WAToday
Fri 18 October, 2019
Fortescue Metals Group's Chichester hub Pilbara iron ore mines will reduce their carbon emissions by 40 per cent and displace 100 million litres of diesel annually after embarking on a historic renewable energy project announced Friday.
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How the world came around to carbon capture storage
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 18 October, 2019
A fragile consensus is growing across industry, governments and the environment movement that carbon capture and storage is essential for meeting climate goals.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Australian explorer leading Antarctic push
The New Daily
Thu 17 October, 2019
He and the Australian government are pushing the 25 member nations of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources to make a new, million-square-metre marine park.
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News.com.au
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Canberra Times
The Herald Sun
The Newcastle Herald
Yahoo News
'Not so mad': Mixed reviews for NSW Nationals-led dam plan legislation
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 17 October, 2019
The Berejiklian government's decision to seek only moderate changes to planning laws to accelerate work on new dams has brought relief to Labor and environmental groups, which had feared a more radical shift.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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NSW MPs back ban of single-use bags but reject Labor's bill to do so
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 17 October, 2019
Berejiklian government ministers and MPs have endorsed banning single-use plastic bags, despite opposing Labor's bill to implement a ban within six months.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Queensland government feels heat over climate crisis call
The Brisbane Times
Thu 17 October, 2019
Queensland’s environment minister has refused to say whether the government will back its federal Labor colleagues in calling for action on climate change by declaring a climate emergency.
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The Age
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Heated debate as climate emergency motion scrapes through
Government News
Thu 17 October, 2019
Former federal minister Philip Ruddock has led an attack on a motion for the declaration of a climate emergency, which just scrapped past the post following heated debate at the LGNSW Annual Conference.
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Agoria wins World Solar Challenge
9 News
Thu 17 October, 2019
After 16 years of trying, Belgian team Agoria have finally won their first World Solar Challenge from Darwin to Adelaide after the race leader burst into flames.
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7 News
Perthnow
The West Australian
Yahoo News
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Coal power takes dive in September, as renewables hit new record
Reneweconomy
Thu 17 October, 2019
This September’s generation figures mark a noticeable turning point for Australia’s National Electricity Market. The major construction boom in renewables is now converting into extra generation that is driving a retreat not just in brown coal, but also finally black coal as well.
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How counting embodied carbon will produce truly sustainable buildings
Architecture and Design
Thu 17 October, 2019
They say you are what eat – your body is the sum of all the pies and chips (or blueberries and kale) you’ve consumed over decades. In the same way, our buildings are what they’re made of, and this can have huge repercussions for the health of our planet.
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Peter Maddison on why we need to improve on our cities’ dysfunctional buildings
The Fifth Estate
Thu 17 October, 2019
Architect and broadcaster Peter Maddison calls out the “nonsense” of 6 Star Energy Rated homes with solar panels if the design is all wrong. Likewise the poor performance of most buildings. He’s an ambassador for WoodSolutions but makes no apologies for supporting this biophilic material that connects us to nature.
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6 Star Green Star rating for Curtin’s new Perth CBD campus
Architecture and Design
Thu 17 October, 2019
The interior fitout of Curtin University’s new campus at 137 St Georges Terrace in the Perth CBD has been awarded a 6 Star Green Star – Interiors rating by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).
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Hundreds of racehorses sent to slaughterhouses in contravention of racing rules
ABC News
Thu 17 October, 2019
Hundreds of registered racehorses are being discarded at slaughterhouses in Australia, in contravention of racing rules, rehoming policies and animal welfare guarantees.
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30 ways to explore Uluru without climbing it
Australian Geographic
Thu 17 October, 2019
WITH THE closure of the Uluru climb set for 26 October this year, the traditional owners of the land, the Anangu people, welcome travellers to continue to visit the rock and its surrounding areas. This date marks 34 years since Uluru and Kata Tjuta were handed back to the Anangu people. Here’s our list of 30 amazing experiences to keep you busy.
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Natural resources are finite, and so is global economic growth
Money Management
Thu 17 October, 2019
We believe limits to natural resources, and the effects of climate change may well prove to be the biggest structural headwind the global economy faces, but the sad truth is that most economists and politicians are reluctant to talk about it – because it is the most difficult to solve. Put simply, in a world of finite resources, humanity cannot continue to grow GDP at high exponential rates over the long-term, because key resources are finite, and because we have already significantly and permanently damaged our fragile biosphere. Carbon dioxide (CO2), emissions from fossil fuel use, unsustainable farming practices, water and land degradation, over-fishing and extinction of species are all contributing to the destruction of our planet.
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Water and Indigenous people: “I’m tired of being an afterthought.”
The Fifth Estate
Thu 17 October, 2019
The problems of water mismanagement go back a long way, but one thing is sure, building dams then praying for rain is not a rational solution. According to Kamilaroi water scientist, Bradley Moggridge, Indigenous knowledge-holders should be “front and centre” in decision making around water
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Modibodi Launches Australia’s First Fully Recycled Pop-Up
B & T
Thu 17 October, 2019
Australia’s original leak-proof apparel brand, Modibodi is walking-the-walk when it comes to sustainability; launching Australia’s first fully recycled pop up store to tour Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.
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RMs wins as 'boot boys, girls' reject fast fashion
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 17 October, 2019
R.M. Williams will more than double production capacity to meet rising demand, in part coming from a younger age bracket spurning the throwaway approach of ''fast fashion'' chains.
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Climate-change protesters disrupt London rush hour, angering commuters
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 17 October, 2019
London: Climate-change activists disrupted rail services in London on Thursday, sparking a clash between angry commuters and a protester who had climbed onto the roof of a London Underground train during rush hour.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday