Issue date : Wed 6 September, 2017
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 54 Seconds
Number of items : 46
AGL rejects Turnbull call to keep operating Liddell coal-fired power station
The Conversation
Wed 6 September, 2017
Energy giant AGL has delivered an initial sharp rebuff to Malcolm Turnbull’s plea to extend the life of the Liddell coal-fired power station by at least five years.
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Plastic bag ban in Queensland gets green light as cash-for-cans scheme introduced
ABC News
Wed 6 September, 2017
Queensland shoppers will no longer be able to get plastic bags at the supermarket but will be able to cash in their cans and bottles under laws passed overnight.
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US on receiving end of Chinese rebuke over trade and climate
The Australian
Wed 6 September, 2017
Chinese President Xi Jinping warned yesterday that the world economy faces growing risks and uncertainties from countries turning inward on trade and resisting combating climate change, delivering an implicit rebuke to Donald Trump.
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Sugar the next target for responsible funds
Investor Daily
Wed 6 September, 2017
Sugar may become a negative value screen for the responsible investment portfolios of the future, according to Martin Currie Australia.
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Can ‘cli-fi’ actually make a difference? A climate scientist’s perspective
The Conversation
Wed 6 September, 2017
Climate change - or global warming - is a term we are all familiar with. The warming of the Earth’s atmosphere due to the consumption of fossil fuels by human activity was predicted in the 19th century. It can be seen in the increase in global temperature from the industrial revolution onwards, and has been a central political issue for decades.
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Wind farm construction powering along in Victoria
The Weekly Times
Wed 6 September, 2017
More than 20 wind farms are being built or are awaiting final approval. The five farms under construction and 16 awaiting approval will more than double the 18 wind farms already dotting the landscape, mainly in the state’s west.
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Hurry up on renewables or we’ll be left behind: Cannon-Brookes
The Australian
Wed 6 September, 2017
The boss of Australia’s biggest tech company says Australians are “sick of talk” when it comes to energy policy, calling on the government to accelerate a shift towards renewables.
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Future Brisbane: Technology to solve city’s traffic congestion
The Courier Mail
Wed 6 September, 2017
In a state that became known as “beautiful one day, perfect the next”, the stark reality is that, for many of our residents, getting to work from Logan or Ipswich, or truckies driving south from Caboolture, the commute is not beautiful and far from perfect.
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Scotland aims to phase out new petrol, diesel cars by 2032
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 6 September, 2017
EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland plans to phase out new petrol and diesel cars by 2032, eight years earlier than under proposals set out by the London government, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday.
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Victorian deer hunters’ record kill
The Weekly Times
Wed 6 September, 2017
MORE deer than ever before were hunted in Victoria last year. Almost 100,000 deer, including 80,875 Sambar and 15,059 Fallow were hunted and harvested in 2016, according to a report by Victoria’s Game Management Authority and the Arthur Rylah Institute.
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Why snakes are finding their way into Sydney suburbia more often
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 6 September, 2017
Saumya Shahmardani's husband was relaxing in the sun in the courtyard of their Parramatta home when he realised he had company.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Seven ways to protect your pets in an emergency
The Conversation
Wed 6 September, 2017
If you’ve been following media coverage of the post-hurricane flooding in Texas during the last couple of weeks, you will have seen many images and accounts of people evacuating with their pets.
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Tree clearing: Kaniva residents push absurd point of view at VCAT
The Weekly Times
Wed 6 September, 2017
SINCE when do town residents own a rural view? It may seem absurd, but that’s exactly the argument a handful of Kaniva residents used in their bid to block the Rich family clearing about 20 per cent of the trees in a paddock on the southern edge of town.
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Acid drainage: the global environmental crisis you’ve never heard of
The Conversation
Wed 6 September, 2017
Romania’s prime minister, Mihai Tudose, recently raised the prospect of reopening the country’s huge Roșia Montană goldfield. The area had been mined from Roman times until the last state-run operation closed in 2006. An application by a previous government to make the area a UNESCO world heritage site has now been withdrawn, paving the way for new development.
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Meet Molly Steer, the nine-year-old fighting to save Great Barrier Reef marine life
ABC News
Wed 6 September, 2017
It is something most Australians do and nine-year-old Molly Steer wants it to stop. The Year 4 student from Cairns in far north Queensland started a campaign to rid her home town and the Great Barrier Reef of single-use plastic straws earlier this year and her plight has since garnered global attention.
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Rags set to make Fashion Week debut
News.com.au
Wed 6 September, 2017
Fabric scraps, rags and unwanted clothes are set to make their runway debut at Melbourne Fashion Week.
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The Australian
The Mercury
Yahoo!7 News
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How a tiny portion of the world’s oceans could help meet global seafood demand
The Conversation
Wed 6 September, 2017
Seafood is an essential staple in the diets of people around the world. Global consumption of fish and shellfish has more than doubled over the last 50 years, and is expected to keep rising with global population growth. Many people assume that most seafood is something that we catch in the wild with lines, trawls and traps. In fact, aquaculture (aquatic farming) accounts for just over half of all the seafood consumed worldwide.
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The Best Evidence Yet Of A Seismic Shift In Opinion On Climate Change
The Huffington Post Australia
Tue 5 September, 2017
Amanda McKenzie spends her life talking about climate change. McKenzie, 34, is CEO of the Climate Council -- the publicly-funded body which provides independent, authoritative climate change information to the Australian public. And she says opinion is shifting in terms of the number of people who accept climate science.
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Trump names climate science denier to run NASA
Reneweconomy
Tue 5 September, 2017
In a Friday night news dump, the White House announced that President Donald Trump Plans to nominate Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), a climate science denier to be administrator of NASA.
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Germany should halve coal-fired capacity to 2030: deputy Economy Minister
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 5 September, 2017
MUNICH (Reuters) - Germany would have to shut 25 gigawatts (GW), or half the current total of coal-fired power stations, by 2030 to meet carbon-cutting targets it has committed to under the Paris climate deal, deputy Economy Minister Rainer Baake said on Tuesday.
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Blackout risk in summer for SA, Victoria
9 News
Tue 5 September, 2017
South Australians and Victorians face the risk of four-hour blackouts over summer unless governments follow through on plans for new battery storage and diesel generators.
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Perthnow
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The West Australian
Yahoo!7 News
Wind and solar facing “valley of death” despite changing economics
Reneweconomy
Tue 5 September, 2017
Australia is facing an energy crisis caused by the failure of Labor and the Coalition to face the reality of both climate change and the technological transformation that has changed the economics of the energy sector.
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Mixed Response as Victoria Moves on Renewable Energy Targets
ProBono Australia News
Tue 5 September, 2017
The Victorian government has become the first Australian state to introduce legislation in a bid to have its renewable energy targets enshrined in law, but the move has received a mixed response.
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A bunch of reasons to be optimistic about clean energy in Australia
Reneweconomy
Tue 5 September, 2017
“It’s horrible really, what they’re doing”. Between 2013 and 2015, conversations with strangers, once they’d found out I worked in the wind industry, were consistently mournful. “All that stuff the government says about wind farms. It’s just getting worse”. I’d nod along and we’d both trail off, having run out of sad things to say.
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WA bans fracking in south west region
9 News
Tue 5 September, 2017
The West Australian government has banned fracking in the popular south west tourist region and put in place a statewide moratorium, pending an independent scientific inquiry.
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Perthnow
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Sky News Australia
Sourceable
The Advertiser
The Age
The Australian
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The West Australian
Yahoo!7 News
KEPCO investigation adds to hurdles facing Bylong coal mine proposal
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 5 September, 2017
The NSW government has confirmed it is conducting an investigation into the Australian subsidiary of South Korean giant KEPCO that could affect the company's plans for a $1.5 billion coal mine in the Bylong Valley.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Philippines' Duterte wants to keep open-pit mining ban
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 5 September, 2017
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday he agreed with banning open-pit mining in the world's top nickel ore exporter given the environmental damage it causes but would give mining firms time to find other ways to extract minerals.
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Garnaut slams AEMC move to delay 5-minute settlement switch
Reneweconomy
Tue 5 September, 2017
The Australian Energy Market Commission has finally agreed to recommend a new rule that would change the settlement period for the electricity spot price from 30 minutes to five minutes – a development that could underpin massive investment in battery storage in Australia.
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Macquarie, CEFC $100m kickstart dull electric car sales
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 5 September, 2017
Macquarie Group's leasing arm and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation will offer $100 million in cheap finance to kickstart puny sales of electric vehicles such as Tesla and Nissan Leaf in Australia.
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How a dementia-friendly net-zero home will help older people stay put
The Fifth Estate
Tue 5 September, 2017
In 2013 a group of students from University of Wollongong and TAFE NSW made headlines after winning the global Solar Decathlon net-zero house competition in China. Now they’re in the running again, with a dementia-friendly design that promises to help keep people living comfortably in their own homes.
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Merkel urges automakers to develop cleaner cars more quickly
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 5 September, 2017
BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday Germany should do all it can to avoid a ban on diesel vehicles in cities, adding that her government was willing to help car manufacturers make the change to cleaner models with low-emissions engines.
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Two centuries of continuous volcanic eruption may have triggered the end of the ice age
The Conversation
Tue 5 September, 2017
Around 25,000 years ago, during a period known as the Last Glacial Maximum, ice covered much of the world’s landmasses. Comparatively weaker sunlight, large continental ice sheets, and very low amounts of carbon dioxide in the air created the right conditions for an ice age. During the next 15,000 years the global climate shifted from glacial to warm, interglacial conditions as sunlight strengthened.
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Fire authorities brace for 'elevated' risk across much of eastern Australia
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 5 September, 2017
An arc of eastern Australia stretching from western Victoria to central Queensland faces a more active bushfire season following another unusually mild and dry winter.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
WAToday
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