Issue date : Wed 8 April, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 03 Seconds
Number of items : 36
Victorian recycling grants open until early May
Inside Waste
Wed 8 April, 2020
Sustainability Victoria is calling for expressions of interest for two grant streams from the Recycling Victoria Infrastructure Fund.
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Solar investors say NT’s big battery in Darwin-Katherine grid is too small
Reneweconomy
Wed 8 April, 2020
Leading solar farm developers have welcomed the Northern Territory government plans to spend $30 million on a big battery in the region’s largest grid, but say an even bigger battery is needed to resolve all the issues and pave the way for more renewable energy.
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Chernobyl radiation levels skyrocket as forest fires burn in exclusion zone
News.com.au
Wed 8 April, 2020
Radiation levels surged 17 times higher than normal near the Chernobyl nuclear power station in Ukraine as forest fires tore through the disaster area, officials said.
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NT News
The Courier Mail
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
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Study says fast-fashion practices must end
7 News
Wed 8 April, 2020
Fibres made from hemp, and by-products of fruit, milk and vegetables could help save the planet from global waste production in the fashion industry, experts say.
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News.com.au
The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
The Weekly Times
The West Australian
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Nine reasons we should be eating microalgae
Cosmos
Wed 8 April, 2020
As the climate warms, the land we use for growing energy-intensive crops such as wheat and corn is becoming less productive. We need to find ways to feed the earth’s growing population that isn’t so burdensome on the environment.
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WRIAQ and state government unite to secure industry safety
Inside Waste
Tue 7 April, 2020
A decree to make WARR confirmed as an essential service has been implemented following a direct request to the state government from the Waste Recycling Industry Association Queensland (WRIAQ).
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Government creates a department for regional NSW
Inside Waste
Tue 7 April, 2020
A new Department of Regional NSW has been established to better coordinate support for communities, businesses and farmers in the bush that have endured drought, bushfire and flood and now face the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Water tech company Phoslock joins the raisers
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 7 April, 2020
ASX-listed water technology and engineering company Phoslock Environment Technologies has tapped Melbourne stockbroker BW Equities to raise $10 million from existing and new investors.
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Australian renewable energy jobs surged to new record levels in 2018-19
Reneweconomy
Tue 7 April, 2020
New renewable energy jobs figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics have highlighted the massive growth in Australian clean energy jobs in the last financial year, with the sector setting new records for the total number of full-time workers engaged in the industry.
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A decarbonised Australia is possible, and buildings are low-hanging fruit
The Fifth Estate
Tue 7 April, 2020
It’s possible for Australia to limit temperature increase to 1.5°C but only if every sector – including the built environment – commits to an “all in” approach, according to a new report from ClimateWorks Australia.
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Romeciti set to launch its second “green building” in Macquarie Park
The Fifth Estate
Tue 7 April, 2020
Sydney based developer Romeciti has agreed to pay more than $40 million to buy a second site for its “Green and Smart” residential project offering at Macquarie Park, 28 kilometres north west of Sydney. The deal follows lengthy negotiations with the owners of 36 strata title units to amalgamate the site.
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Exotic pest worm spreads to three states
7 News
Tue 7 April, 2020
An exotic pest with the potential to decimate crops overnight has been detected in three states since it was first found in Australia three months ago.
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The Canberra Times
Yahoo News
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Firies cleared for hazard reduction burns but with new hygiene rules
The Brisbane Times
Tue 7 April, 2020
Queensland's rural fire volunteers can continue to conduct hazard-reduction burns to reduce bushfire risks and manage vegetation despite stringent social-distancing rules to prevent the spread of COVID-19, fire authorities say.
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Turning to Easter eggs to get through these dark times? Here’s the bitter truth about chocolate
The Conversation
Tue 7 April, 2020
The coronavirus might make Easter celebrations a little subdued this year, but that doesn’t mean going without chocolate eggs. In fact, South Australia’s chief public health officer Nicola Spurrier reportedly said people should partake in the Easter treats “to cheer ourselves up … I’ve certainly got a good supply of chocolate eggs already”.
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Himalayas visible for first time in 30 years as pollution levels in India drop
SBS World News Australia
Tue 7 April, 2020
As the lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus in India continues, pollution levels across much of the country have dropped sharply. Now some residents in northern India say they can see the snow-capped Himalayas 200 kilometres away for the first time in 30 years.
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Steel-making waste set to treat sewage and make concrete stronger
Architecture and Design
Tue 7 April, 2020
Engineering researchers at RMIT University have shown how a by-product of steel making can be used to both treat wastewater and also make stronger concrete, in a zero-waste approach to help advance the circular economy.
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EPA says developer dumped asbestos in own 'idyllic' housing estate
The Daily Telegraph
Tue 7 April, 2020
Dubbos Southlakes appears like a clean-cut new estate but the NSW Environment Protection Authority has accused its developer of dumping asbestos from a Sydney construction site in its own backyard.
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The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
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