Issue date : Fri 25 October, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 18 Seconds
Number of items : 39
Recycling plan a load of rubbish
The Australian
Fri 25 October, 2019
I have seen the future of household recycling; it wasn’t a dream — it’s a nightmare.
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'Urgent' need for power plan: Origin's Calabria
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 25 October, 2019
Origin Energy chief executive Frank Calabria is set to make his strongest call yet for the introduction of a carbon price that would work alongside measures to ensure reliable electricity supply and help attract urgently needed investment in fast-start generation.
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The Australian
Don't extend coal power plants: Origin
Windlab says Kennedy wind-solar-battery commissioning faces more delays
Reneweconomy
Fri 25 October, 2019
Listed renewable energy developer Windlab says its unique wind, solar and battery hybrid project in north Queensland faces further delays into 2020 because its EPC contractor has failed to secure a connection agreement.
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The flamboyant cuttlefish stomps around like a dog in a wheelchair
Australian Geographic
Fri 25 October, 2019
You know those dogs whose back legs don’t work but they fly around in a wheelchair, pulling themselves along with their two front legs? That’s pretty much how the flamboyant cuttlefish gets about.
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Birds wing it in many ways
Cosmos
Fri 25 October, 2019
The way birds move their wings, rather than the shape of those wings, determines how they fly, new research shows.
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Thin edge of the (ice) wedge
Cosmos
Fri 25 October, 2019
The Earth warmed by an average of around 0.6 degrees Celsius during the Twentieth Century, an increase the 2001 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report stated was likely due to a rise in greenhouse gas emissions.
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F1 champion reveals personal carbon neutral plan: less flying, fewer cars
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 25 October, 2019
Mexico City: Lewis Hamilton has detailed how he was trying to reduce his carbon footprint and defended his right to speak out on environmental issues while also racing around the world with Formula One.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Labor to refer Angus Taylor to police over 'forged' document used to attack Clover Moore
The Guardian
Thu 24 October, 2019
Labor is calling for a police investigation into whether a document was forged in Angus Taylor’s office with the purpose of influencing the exercise of duty by the lord mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, with Labor declaring it will refer the matter in the next 24 hours.
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Australia-first waste solution sparks interest from councils
Government News
Thu 24 October, 2019
The Polish company building an Australia-first high-tech waste treatment plant in Nowra has been holding talks about the technology with other councils across NSW and Victoria.
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Why is Melbourne City Council removing the city's London plane trees?
ABC News
Thu 24 October, 2019
Most of Melbourne's maligned London plane trees will be removed under a long-term Melbourne City Council plan to diversify the city's tree population.
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Experts warn against mining law change
Yahoo News
Thu 24 October, 2019
Almost 50 scientists and experts have signed an open letter to the NSW government urging it not to ban planning authorities from considering overseas greenhouse gas emissions when examining local mining projects.
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7 News
Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The West Australian
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The Sydney Morning Herald
'Don't cave to pressure from coal lobby', scientists urge NSW government
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
NZ farmers trumpet win in do nothing, pay little climate deal
The Australian
Thu 24 October, 2019
New Zealand farmers won’t have to enter the country’s emissions trading scheme until 2025 and will then get a discounted rate of 95 per cent under a climate change deal struck with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
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PM didn’t need to make a false claim to make a good point
The Australian
Thu 24 October, 2019
At the United Nations during his US trip, Scott Morrison said that when it came to per capita investment in clean energy, Australia spent more than “anywhere in the world”. Not a lot of ambiguity there. He repeated the claim last week in parliament, but instead of referring to clean energy the PM narrowed the description down to renewables.
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VicSuper hits sustainability target early
Financial Standard
Thu 24 October, 2019
The $24 billion superannuation fund has hit its target to deliver $3 billion in sustainable outcomes a year ahead of schedule.
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Highview Power to build UK’s first “liquid air” energy storage facility
Reneweconomy
Thu 24 October, 2019
London-based energy storage specialists Highview Power has unveiled plans to build the United Kingdom’s first large-scale and commercial cryogenic energy storage facility – a 50 MW/250 MWh energy storage system utilising the inherent natural properties of liquid air.
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When NABERS becomes good friends with hotels
The Fifth Estate
Thu 24 October, 2019
At last it seems there’s some serious traction on sustainable hotels. Hot on the heels of the new NABERS hotel tool, and the potential expansion of mandatory Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) for hotels, is some more encouraging news.
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Sustainable homewares brands you’d be proud to have in your home
Domain
Thu 24 October, 2019
We’re always looking for ways to do our bit for the environment, and homewares are no exception. Small businesses across the country are partnering up with local designers, reusing materials and doing what they can to ensure that they are delivering sustainable, on-trend items for every area of the home.
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Food litter bad for native wildlife, say environmentalists
ABC News
Thu 24 October, 2019
A few banana peels on the side of a road might not seem like a big deal but it is an action that can have a significant knock-on effect on the natural environment.
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Climate activists booted from parliament
9 News
Thu 24 October, 2019
Several members of the public have been kicked out of federal parliament's question time after crying foul about climate change in the middle of proceedings.
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7 News
News.com.au
Yahoo News
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Climate activists challenge London ban
7 News
Thu 24 October, 2019
Environmental activists Extinction Rebellion are set to challenge a London-wide protest ban at the High Court.
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The Canberra Times
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