Issue date : Wed 10 June, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 09 Seconds
Number of items : 49
Brumbies to be removed from Kosciuszko despite internal opposition
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 10 June, 2020
Horse trapping in Kosciuszko National Park is expected to begin in the coming weeks despite the opposition of NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro and lobbying efforts by groups championing the brumbies' protection.
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Now is not the time to weaken our environmental protections
The Canberra Times
Tue 9 June, 2020
As Australia's primary environmental legislation undergoes a once-in-a-decade review, businesses and the government have spoken of the need to cut environmental bureaucracy (so-called "green tape") and speed up approvals. However, health experts insist that environmental protections must be strengthened.
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Future Super's ETF rebate raises doubts
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 10 June, 2020
Fast-growing green fund Future Super invests more than 60 per cent of its members’ savings in two low-cost BetaShares exchange-traded products that pay the fund a rebate for advisory services.
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Ikea launches range of Solstråle rooftop solar panels
News.com.au
Wed 10 June, 2020
Swedish furniture and homewares giant Ikea has a new plan to save Australians money on their electricity bill by selling solar panel solutions.
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The Herald Sun
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Australia’s best performing wind and solar farms in May
Reneweconomy
Wed 10 June, 2020
The latest top ten performance rankings for Australian wind and solar farms has produced a few surprises, with one renewable energy operator particularly happy after the constraints that had shackled two of its key assets were finally shed.
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Who are the real pests?
Cosmos
Wed 10 June, 2020
Since Charles Darwin sailed around South America less than 200 years ago – a blip in the Earth’s history – the human population has mushroomed exponentially, from less than 1.2 to around 3.5 billion in 1968 and now approaching eight billion people.
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Call for $1.8 billion investment in agriculture's climate future
The Weekly Times
Wed 10 June, 2020
An ambitious plan by Farmers for Climate Action, launched today, could create almost 16,000 jobs by 2030, the group claims. Here’s how they want farmers to be paid for looking after the environment.
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Tap indigenous knowledge: ex-fire chief
Yahoo News
Wed 10 June, 2020
Australian firefighters must find ways to embrace indigenous expertise in the future, according to a former NSW fire chief.
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The Canberra Times
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Sock retailer joins the fight against textile waste
Inside Retail
Wed 10 June, 2020
Subscription sock business Manrags has launched the world’s first digital direct-to-consumer textile recycling initiative in an effort to keep unwanted clothes out of landfill and combat the effects of fast fashion.
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We want a green recovery and we want it now!
The Fifth Estate
Tue 9 June, 2020
Around 70 per cent of Australians expect the government to put the environment centre stage in its pandemic recovery, according to a new Ipsos survey, reflecting the significant media coverage of this idea.
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New renewable organics projects to power Victoria
Utility Magazine
Tue 9 June, 2020
The Victorian Government has funded two Renewable Organics Networks, which will use organic waste to produce electricity, thereby reducing waste going to landfill.
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$1.5 million in NSW Government grants to stop and clean up illegal dumping
Inside Waste
Tue 9 June, 2020
As the illegal dumping of household goods increases under COVID restrictions, the New South Wales Government is encouraging councils, public land managers and community groups to apply for grants to tackle the problem in their local area. Councils have until July 17 to apply for the grants which are a part of the NSW Combating Illegal Dumping Clean-up and Prevention program.
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'Default setting stuck on destroy': FMG's plan to blast 60,000-year-old site
WAToday
Tue 9 June, 2020
As demonstrators gather on Tuesday at Rio Tinto's Perth headquarters to protest against the blasting of a 46,000-year-old Aboriginal heritage site, a neighbouring Aboriginal corporation anxiously awaits a decision from WA Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt on a 60,000-year-old Pilbara heritage site sitting squarely in the path of a mine.
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Reconciliation Australia ends partnership with Rio Tinto over destroyed heritage site
The Guardian
Tue 9 June, 2020
Reconciliation Australia has revoked its endorsement of mining company Rio Tinto as a reconciliation action partner over the destruction of a 46,000 year old Aboriginal heritage site in the Pilbara, branding it a “breathtaking breach of a respectful relationship”.
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Report reveals superficiality of ESG pledges
Financial Standard
Tue 9 June, 2020
A new report has revealed a number of superannuation funds, including AustralianSuper, voted down shareholder resolutions on climate change despite signing up to the Investor Group on Climate Change.
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Industry advances towards accreditation scheme
Inside Waste
Tue 9 June, 2020
The Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association (WMRR) has invited industry stakeholders to help create the framework for an accreditation scheme by participating in a survey. It is designed to help the association move to the next stage of development.
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Woolworths now on the lookout for local paper recycler
Inside Waste
Tue 9 June, 2020
Woolworths CEO Brad Banducci has responded to customer demands to replace its new recycled brown paper shopping bags with ones made in Australia.
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Huge 3.6GW solar plus battery hydrogen project proposed for Queensland
Reneweconomy
Tue 9 June, 2020
A newly formed Australian renewable energy company called Austrom Hydrogen has unveiled ambitious plans for what it says could be a massive 3.6 gigawatt solar hydrogen project near the Port of Gladstone in central Queensland, adding to the rapidly growing list of multi-gigawatt scale renewable hydrogen proposals in Australia
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Five key questions about energy after Covid-19
Yahoo News
Tue 9 June, 2020
The pandemic has seen carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions fall as fossil fuel use has collapsed. But will these changes be permanent?
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Infigen predator argues wind farm operator has “significantly underperformed”
Reneweconomy
Tue 9 June, 2020
The battle for Australian wind farm operator Infigen Energy has heated up, with the consortium led by UPC Renewables and AC Energy telling Infigen shareholders that the company had “significantly underperformed” as it seeks to convince them to accept a takeover offer revealed last week.
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Why we need to assess the performance of the great outdoors
The Fifth Estate
Tue 9 June, 2020
How do we know if the thing built meets expectations? There are ways to measure this so you can check out the “performance gaps” – the difference between the way a building, or any kind of space, was expected to operate, and how it operates in reality.
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Tragic yarn: India-China border spat hits global cashmere production
Yahoo News
Tue 9 June, 2020
The world is heading for a shortage of the highly prized and super-soft cashmere wool as pashmina goats that live on the "roof of the world" become caught up in the fractious border dispute between nuclear neighbours India and China.
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The harlequin shrimp is a starfish assassin
Australian Geographic
Tue 9 June, 2020
WHILE MOST SHRIMP and prawn species are known as scavengers and bottom feeders, happy to consume almost anything they can get their pincers on, the harlequin shrimp (Hymenocera picta) has unusually picky taste.
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This could be one of the biggest sea turtle swarms ever captured
Australian Geographic
Tue 9 June, 2020
Raine Island, a coral cay situated 620 km north-west of Cairns, is the world’s largest nesting site for green sea turtles.
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Curious kids: How far away can dogs smell and hear?
The Conversation
Tue 9 June, 2020
We know and learn about the world around us through our senses. The senses of smell and hearing in dogs mean they experience a different world to us.
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Climate change brings fires, floods and moths to Siberia
Yahoo News
Tue 9 June, 2020
Best known as a vast, cold tundra, Russia's sprawling Siberia region is being transformed by climate change that has brought with it warmer temperatures, forest fires and growing swarms of hungry moth larvae.
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Farmers hurt by 'sham research' driving false ‘reef saving’ legislation
Sky News Australia
Tue 9 June, 2020
Locked in a legal battle over his alleged unfair dismissal from James Cook University, Physicist Professor Peter Ridd says, “a lot of the science is plain wrong,” and an independent body must be formed to ensure the validity of research reports.
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Water mimosa near Mackay an extreme risk to waterway health
The Weekly Times
Tue 9 June, 2020
WHILE pest species are something that are always on the minds of landholders, in some cases there is a legal requirement to act when you come across restricted invasive plants and animals.
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Siberian oil spill contaminates Arctic lake
Yahoo News
Tue 9 June, 2020
An oil spill that sparked a state of emergency has contaminated a freshwater lake in the Russian Arctic, an official said Tuesday, after authorities claimed to have contained the pollution.
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Aussie studio's breathtaking virtual-reality documentary
9 News
Tue 9 June, 2020
Sharing a virtual reality (VR) headset with complete strangers is a sanitation nightmare in the world of COVID-19. Public displays are on hold but unlike major Hollywood blockbusters, Melbourne studio Phoria is refusing to delay what it believes will revolutionize world-wide environmental activism.
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