Issue date : Tue 7 April, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 02 Min 17 Seconds
Number of items : 27
The mushroom cloud’s silver lining: how the Cold War is helping the biggest fish in the sea
The Conversation
Tue 7 April, 2020
It might surprise you to learn that nuclear bomb tests during the Cold War are now helping conserve whale sharks, the largest living fish.
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Man dies after being bitten by a shark near Great Barrier Reef
The Guardian
Tue 7 April, 2020
A man has died in hospital after being bitten by a shark near an island that has had three attacks in just over three months.
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SBS World News Australia
The Canberra Times
For birds, innovation is survival
Cosmos
Tue 7 April, 2020
If you’ve ever ventured beyond admiring the assorted dazzling plumages of birds or simply enjoying their symphony of warbles and melodies and carefully watched their behaviours, you might be amazed at some of their feats.
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We just spent two weeks surveying the Great Barrier Reef. What we saw was an utter tragedy
The Conversation
Tue 7 April, 2020
The Australian summer just gone will be remembered as the moment when human-caused climate change struck hard. First came drought, then deadly bushfires, and now a bout of coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef – the third in just five years. Tragically, the 2020 bleaching is severe and the most widespread we have ever recorded.
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Australian Geographic
Deadly pollutant surged by 3000 per cent at coal-fired power plant
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 7 April, 2020
The amount of dangerous fine particle pollution emitted by the Vales Point coal-fired power station on the NSW Central Coast has increased by 3000 per cent over the past six years and 181 percent last year.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Volkswagen: Green fuels will save the combustion engine
Motoring
Tue 7 April, 2020
Volkswagen believes combustion engines still have a long future despite reports other car-makers could ditch them for pure-electric or fuel-cell vehicles.
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A new way of thinking about food waste
Food & Beverage
Tue 7 April, 2020
It all changed in the 1950s. That’s the point in time where TerraCycle CEO Tom Szaky said the attitude towards packaging changed. Szaky is the Hungarian born, Canadian-raised, United States-residing, evangelical-like champion of Loop, an enterprise that is set on reusing products instead of recycling them. The headline act at the Future of Reuse event at Barangaroo in Sydney in March, Szaky shared his views on the history of rubbish, what we need to do with our rubbish, and where the Loop system has a place in the circular economy.
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Anatomy of a heatwave
Cosmos
Tue 7 April, 2020
While the world rightfully focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic, the planet is still warming. This summer’s Antarctic weather, as elsewhere in the world, was unprecedented in the observed record.
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'Environmental vandalism': State's response to secret land audit blasted
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 6 April, 2020
The Berejiklian government's response to a confidential audit of new native vegetation laws that found a 13-fold jump in land clearing, and its refusal to consider appointing an independent umpire to preserve key wildlife, has been condemned as "totally inadequate".
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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NSW approves critical Snowy 2.0 factory as more energy experts call for project halt
Reneweconomy
Mon 6 April, 2020
The Morrison government’s flagship Snowy 2.0 project has passed a crucial milestone, with a new tunnel segment factory receiving the greenlight from NSW planning authorities, just as yet more environmental and energy experts voice concern about the viability of the massive project.
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Santos must come clean on methane and accept its responsibilities to human health
Reneweconomy
Mon 6 April, 2020
Putting aside the inadequacies of government in addressing climate change, many Australians are coming to recognise that the fate of the planet resides mainly in numerous corporate board rooms. The recent Santos annual general meeting will increase their anxieties.
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Mazda injects resources into biofuel research
Motoring
Mon 6 April, 2020
Mazda is standing by the humble petrol engine, throwing technical resources behind research being conducted into biofuels.
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Blacktown trials road cooling solution
Infrastructure Magazine
Mon 6 April, 2020
Blacktown City Council is trialling a road cooling solution in Western Sydney, in an effort to reduce the urban heat island effect from the roads.
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Why CO2 production is vital to food and beverage industry
Food & Beverage
Mon 6 April, 2020
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) gets a bad rap in the larger scheme of things. It is the bogeyman of the climate change world. Yet, without it, the way people consume food and beverages – even how food is packaged – would not be the same.
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