Issue date : Fri 13 March, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 02 Min 58 Seconds
Number of items : 35
It's sad when business gets in the way of the human
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 13 March, 2020
I think it's personally very sad when the business gets in the way of the human. This is a large part of the reason why Atlassian commissioned a big research study to dig into what employees think that Australian businesses should speak out on.
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'Huge revolution coming': Ditching plastic wrap for compost
The Age
Fri 13 March, 2020
Winemaker Jordy Kay was appalled by the amount of plastic used to wrap the pallets of wine he exported to overseas markets.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Banded mongoose offer clues to spread of infectious disease
Cosmos
Fri 13 March, 2020
By watching banded mongoose populations across a range of different environments in Botswana, Africa, researchers have gained insights into how the interaction between behaviour and landscape influences the spread of infectious disease.
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Using your head
Cosmos
Fri 13 March, 2020
Turtle ant soldiers (Cephalotes) are tree-dwelling insects with strangely oversized heads, which they use to block the entrances of their nests, essentially acting as living doors.
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What causes an ice age to end?
Pursuit
Fri 13 March, 2020
In order to know why an ice age ends, we need to know when it ended. Now, new research is working to solve one of the enigmas in palaeoclimatology
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Earth’s tilt angle key trigger for ending ice ages
Cosmos
Fri 13 March, 2020
International research covering the past million years of global glaciations shows that small changes in the tilt of the Earth’s axis – obliquity – is important for triggering the end of ice ages, or glacial terminations.
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Lucy Tammam: the anti fast-fashion couturier with a conscience
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 13 March, 2020
Stepping into Lucy Tammam's Atelier is, for a moment, like stepping into a Mad Men set. Vintage dresses hang on one side and on the other is a rack of exquisite floor-length gowns, some with magnificent trains. Antique chairs and furniture adorn the room including a wooden side cabinet with glassed doors housing blocks of colourful fabrics that inspire a sense of creative possibility.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
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Hobart bans single-use plastics
Government News
Thu 12 March, 2020
The City of Hobart will become the first city in Australia to implement a ban on single-use plastics in takeaway food packaging.
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SA Environment Department reveals 2020 autumn burn-off plans
The Advertiser
Thu 12 March, 2020
Thousands of hectares of SA scrub will be put to the torch this autumn but there will be 12 fewer burn-offs than the spring before the devastating summer.
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The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
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Sydney councils seek help for ibis problem
Government News
Thu 12 March, 2020
A Sydney council that has considered resorting to bird spikes, bright lights and electric pulses to control its growing ibis population is now calling on the NSW government to develop a plan to manage the ubiquitous birds.
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Cosmic catastrophe always there if you look for it
The Australian
Thu 12 March, 2020
In one of his last works, written a decade after he had defined ­enlightenment as “daring to know”, Immanuel Kant identified what he regarded as one of the greatest threats to reason: the human tendency to seek, in ever-changing realitie­s, a sign of the End of Days.
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Your guide to low carbon lingo
The Fifth Estate
Thu 12 March, 2020
From property portfolios and home builders to multinational corporations and governments, commitments to get a grip on carbon emissions are multiplying. But the plethora of terms can get a little confusing, for example, is net positive the same as carbon negative?
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Towards a zero litter to ocean policy
Government News
Thu 12 March, 2020
Poorly managed stormwater can have a devastating impact on the environment, writes Jeremy Brown
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Major super funds back companies using fracking
The Age
Thu 12 March, 2020
Five of the country's largest industry funds are backing companies that use fracking, a controversial resource extraction technique that has divided governments and communities over the potential contamination risk it poses to land and water.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Wind and solar plants will soon be cheaper than coal in all big markets around world, analysis finds
The Guardian
Thu 12 March, 2020
Building new wind and solar plants will soon be cheaper in every major market across the globe than running existing coal-fired power stations, according to a new report that raises fresh doubt about the medium-term viability of Australia’s $26bn thermal coal export industry.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
Renewables to make $1 trillion in new coal-fired plants uncompetitive
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Climate change taking toll on reliable electricity supply, industry panel says
Reneweconomy
Thu 12 March, 2020
Climate change is making it harder to maintain electricity supply reliability, and more battery systems may be the answer, according to a review of Australia’s power system performance, published by the Australian Energy Market Commission’s Reliability Panel.
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Hot desking in heatwaves: The workplace in a climate emergency
The Fifth Estate
Thu 12 March, 2020
As global average temperatures continue to rise with increasingly disastrous effects, Sydney-based architect Don Albert considers where and how Australians will work in the future, by re-examining the past.
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Infrastructure has a huge role to play in our carbon future
The Fifth Estate
Thu 12 March, 2020
In February the UK Court of Appeal ruled that a proposed expansion at Heathrow aiprort was unlawful because of its failure to take the UK’s emissions targets into account. In Australia infrastructure is directly responsible for 15 per cent of emissions, and indirectly responsible for 55 per cent. What is Australia doing to face the reality of its future?
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Shebah becomes Australia’s first carbon offset rideshare
The Fifth Estate
Thu 12 March, 2020
Australian ridesharing is about to become more eco-friendly as Shebah, the all-women rideshare service, celebrated International Women’s Day by unveiling its new carbon offset program, the first of its kind in the country.
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Chimps get the all-clear in Taronga Zoo health check
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 12 March, 2020
During a routine medical check-up, Taronga Zoo's senior veterinarian Larry Vogelnest took blood from his patient, gave him vaccinations and conducted a physical exam.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Why tiny ants have invaded your house, and what to do about it
The Conversation
Thu 12 March, 2020
It’s nigh on impossible to calculate with accuracy how many ants are on Earth, but estimates put the number at about ten billion billion. And sometimes, it can feel like a good proportion of those ants are marching through our homes.
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Six-fold jump in polar ice loss lifts the oceans
The Australian
Thu 12 March, 2020
Greenland and Antarctica are shedding six times more ice than during the 1990s, driving sea level rise that could see annual flooding by 2100 in regions home today to some 400 million people, scientists have warned.
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Extreme heat a threat to culture and life in Central Australia
NT News
Thu 12 March, 2020
The Central Land Council (CLC) has called on the Territory Government to provide air conditioners for all new and refurbished houses in remote communities in response to a “hotter, drier and more unpredictable climate.”
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