Issue date : Mon 15 June, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 16 Seconds
Number of items : 62
PETA offers new 'I Stopped These' boat trophy to Scott Morrison
AdNews
Mon 15 June, 2020
Animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has sent a letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison offering him a new "I Stopped These" boat trophy for his desk - this time featuring a live export ship.
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Dispersal of flying foxes from centre of Cairns 'farcical', wildlife groups say
The Guardian
Mon 15 June, 2020
Environment groups have questioned a federal government decision to approve the “relocation” of thousands of endangered spectacled flying foxes from the Cairns CBD despite a recovery plan for the species identifying dispersal tactics as a significant threat.
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Don't bet on big oil adapting to a low-carbon world
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 15 June, 2020
The claims of big carbon emitters such as BP, Shell, BHP and Rio Tinto that they will successfully switch to net zero by the middle of the century should be treated with scepticism, says Edinburgh-based bond fund manager Guy Cameron.
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Reedy to test biomass as coal replacement for iron ore smelting
The West Australian
Mon 15 June, 2020
Reedy Lagoon is exploring the option of replacing coal with biomass as it looks to “HIsmelt” technology to downstream process its wheatbelt magnetite ore from Burracoppin. The innovative move, whilst no doubt appealing to the seemingly unstoppable green movement, may even work out to be more cost effective than processing coal to smelt the ore – and it could potentially spawn a new fast-growing tree industry in WA’s wheatbelt region.
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Sustainability an ongoing mission
The West Australian
Mon 15 June, 2020
The multi award-winning community of Alkimos Beach, which received Western Australia’s first six-leaf accreditation under the Urban Development Institute of Australia’s (UDIA) EnviroDevelopment scheme in 2012, has obtained re-accreditation in all six ‘leaves’ under the program in 2020.
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Leading the way in sustainability
The West Australian
Mon 15 June, 2020
A recycled asphalt pavement has been trialled at Stockland’s Whiteman Edge community in Brabham, marking an Australian first for the company.
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Spider species named after Greta Thunberg
News.com.au
Mon 15 June, 2020
A researcher in the German city of Frankfurt has named a newly discovered species of Madagascan spider after teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, his society says.
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The Advertiser
The Australian
The Canberra Times
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
Yahoo News
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New spider species named after Greta
Sea otters saved again
Cosmos
Mon 15 June, 2020
The recovery of sea otter (Enyhdra lutris) populations near Canada’s Vancouver Island is a conservation success story – but coastal communities and fisheries are feeling the pinch as they must now compete with them for their favourite shellfish.
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The eclectus parrot is mind-bendingly beautiful
Australian Geographic
Mon 15 June, 2020
NATIVE TO THE rainforests of the Solomon Islands, New Guinea, Indonesia, and the north-eastern tip of Australia, the eclectus parrot’s most distinctive feature is its extreme sexual dimorphism – the males are always green and the females are always red.
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Fox gorges on 63 centipedes in one night, gut analysis shows
Australian Geographic
Mon 15 June, 2020
FOX GUT ANALYSIS is a big part of Bush Heritage project officer Kate Taylor’s job. Out on Bon Bon Station Reserve in outback South Australia, it’s important to know what these feral pests are eating.
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We need bees to survive, but they are under threat everywhere
The Herald Sun
Mon 15 June, 2020
Bees are crucial to the survival of mankind. Without them, we would lose a huge chunk of our food supply. But they are under threat and, as a result, so are we. If bees die, we could well die too.
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The Courier Mail
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Analysing Earth above and below ground
Cosmos
Mon 15 June, 2020
Scientists continue to explore how our planet formed and how it works, with often surprising results.
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Corio Bay oyster reef to be built with recycled shells
The Geelong Advertiser
Mon 15 June, 2020
About 500-square-metres of used shells from restaurants and the seafood sector will be laid on the sea floor of Corio Bay in an Australian first aimed at restoring oysters reefs and improving water health.
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This collection has launched after a two-year build up
Ragtrader
Mon 15 June, 2020
Australian social enterprise Worn For Good has launched its first collection drop, after a two-year build up. The business, which was founded by friends Pip Best and Sophie Palmer, collects donations of pre-loved or last-season clothing from influencers, fashion authorities and brands including P.E Nation, Bassike and Scanlan Theodore.
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Climate change 'threat multiplier' ignored in national environment laws
The Age
Sun 14 June, 2020
Scientists are warning that the federal government’s key environment laws are failing to protect wildlife and ecosystems from climate change.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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The Age
'Really depressing': National environment laws failing to deliver
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
The Age
'No checks, no balances': push for change to environment laws
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
Lake Macquarie council adopts Environmental Sustainability Strategy and Action Plan 2020-27
The Newcastle Herald
Sun 14 June, 2020
LAKE Macquarie council has adopted an ambitious framework to help preserve the city's environment. The council endorsed its Environmental Sustainability Strategy and Action Plan 2020-2027 at a standing committee meeting this week. A draft had been exhibited over a three-month period earlier this year.
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The One Sun, One World, One Grid vision from India’s Narendra Modi
Reneweconomy
Sun 14 June, 2020
Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India has announced a new ‘One Sun One World One Grid’ vision for India to replicate its global solar leadership by encouraging the phased development towards a single, globally connected, electricity grid to leverage the multiple benefits of ever-lower-cost renewable energy.
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Navigating a safe course for the ‘great southern ark’
The Australian
Sat 13 June, 2020
Most people would agree it has been a disastrous couple of years for Australia’s environment with our rivers, forests and wildlife hammered by a wave of biblical-scale calamities. The years of drought followed by the “black summer” of bushfires have compounded the impacts on our environment of decades of weak leadership and policy, and a lack of investment and co-operation between all levels of government.
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Squeaky or sticky sand shows beaches most at risk
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 14 June, 2020
There is solid science to show why sand is more likely to stick to your body and towel at Narrabeen than at Maroubra and why eastern beaches often ‘‘sing’’ when walked on.
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No sign of purple rain – so what turned Sydney creek a vivid mauve?
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 14 June, 2020
Authorities are still investigating the source and residual impact of contamination that turned a popular section of an inner city creek a bright shade of purple earlier this week.
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The Age
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New UTAS study reveals the health damages of wood heater smoke
The Mercury
Sun 14 June, 2020
A new study has found wood heater smoke causes massive health concerns for Tasmanians, with biomass smoke associated with dozens of deaths and hospital admissions each year. WOOD heater smoke has been revealed to cause massive health concerns for Tasmanians, according to new research.
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Eco warriors block $150 million waste-to-energy plant in Laverton
The Herald Sun
Sun 14 June, 2020
This $150 million energy plant is set to divert tonnes of waste from landfill, create enough power for 20,000 homes, and employ dozens of Victorians. But an eco warrior group is bizarrely stalling construction of the Laverton facility.
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The Mercury
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Sydney needs 1 million new homes by 2041
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 13 June, 2020
Sydney will need 1 million more homes by 2041 and housing will need to adapt to significant but uneven population growth, climate change and diverse family living arrangements.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Now’s our chance to rebuild Australia
The Australian
Sat 13 June, 2020
It’s the greatest issue of our times, eclipsing even the War on Terror. As measured by the disruption and economic misery, the coronavirus pandemic is having a bigger impact than any event since World War II. And while more Australians will die each year from, say, cancer than from COVID-19, the precautions that shuttered large parts of the economy racked up debts that will hobble our recovery for years to come.
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The COVID-19 and Rio Tinto lesson: regulation is not 'red tape', it's protection
The Canberra Times
Sat 13 June, 2020
While it has been widely observed that all sides of politics become Keynesians in a pandemic, if COVID-19 has taught us anything else it is that strong government regulations are not "red tape" or "green tape", they are protection. Everyone is a legislator in a lockdown.
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Risk expert on climate change perils for insurers
Insurance Business
Sat 13 June, 2020
With so much attention focused on the coronavirus pandemic, it would be easy to forget that in the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2020, it was environmental issues that dominated. From extreme weather, to failing climate action, to natural disasters and biodiversity losses, the report outlined a host of climate-related factors among its top 10 most significant risks.
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Adani losses hit $794m as insurers signal retreat
The Age
Sat 13 June, 2020
One of the global insurers that has covered construction on the Adani Carmichael coal mine in central Queensland says it is reviewing its corporate policy on climate change, as the losses on the controversial project approach $800 million.
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WAToday
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Green turtles are turning into girls. But why?
The New Daily
Sat 13 June, 2020
All of the much-loved green turtles on the Great Barrier Reef are turning into girls. More than a strange quirk, it’s a disaster.
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Hunters face life sentences after killing famous gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Traveller
Sat 13 June, 2020
London: Hunters have killed one of the world's best-known silverback gorillas in Uganda in what is understood to be the first such slaying in a decade.
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Sacred dam plan linked to Andrew Forrest latest to fall under scrutiny
ABC News
Sat 13 June, 2020
Amid a growing backlash over the destruction of Aboriginal heritage sites, a proposal for the Ashburton River in Western Australia's Pilbara region linked to billionaire and philanthropist Andrew Forrest is the latest to come under scrutiny.
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Farming for the future
The Australian
Sat 13 June, 2020
In a eucalyptus forest east of Monto in central Queensland, fat, glossy cattle have retreated to the shade to escape the midday sun. The sun in northern Australia stings even in the cooler months. Flicking flies with their tails, the animals seem completely oblivious to the vital role they have played in the transformation of Goondicum Station. They have enabled Rob and Nadia Campbell to capitalise on the dawn of an unconventional agricultural trade — natural capital.
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AMA fires up over wood heater buy-back scheme
The Age
Sat 13 June, 2020
The state's peak doctors' body has backed calls for the removal of home wood heaters pouring pollution through urban neighbourhoods and adding billions of dollars to Victoria's health costs.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Landfills slapped with fines after drones snap uncovered waste
The Geelong Advertiser
Sat 13 June, 2020
Two waste operators have been slapped with fines after spy drones caught them in breach of licences, Victoria’s environmental watchdog has revealed.
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Miner's landmark court loss could have wide tax, ratings implications
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 12 June, 2020
A NSW court has ruled that land surrounding a coal mine owned by resources giant Glencore cannot be classified as farmland in a landmark decision that could expose miners to millions of dollars in higher rates and taxes.
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Can cabbage make batteries greener?
Cosmos
Fri 12 June, 2020
As the world works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, interest in electric vehicles is increasing. This, along with the steady demand for new smartphones, computers and other electronic gadgets, is leading to an increased need for lithium-ion batteries — and, thus, lithium as well.
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Nature crisis: New global extinction target proposed
Yahoo News
Fri 12 June, 2020
The world needs a single goal for fighting the loss of nature, much like the 1.5C target for climate change, according to conservation experts.
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The coastal banksia has its roots in ancient Gondwana
The Conversation
Fri 12 June, 2020
If you fondly remember May Gibbs’s Gumnut Baby stories about the adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, you may also remember the villainous Big Bad Banksia Men (perhaps you’re still having nightmares about them).
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Weekend weather forecast: Rain bomb to hit most of Australia this weekend
News.com.au
Fri 12 June, 2020
Heavy rainfall is expected across most of Australia this weekend, bringing with it strong winds and cold temperatures as winter truly kicks in.
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