Sunday 12 November 2017

Why is Daniel Andrews trashing Labor’s legacy of national park creation?
Sarah Rees and Matt Ruchel
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/comment/why-is-daniel-andrews-trashing-labors-legacy-of-national-park-creation-20171109-gzi70j.html

Can direct democracy offer a third way to meet the climate challenge?
With political agreement making slow progress and direct action becoming more dangerous, we must find alternatives
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/nov/10/can-direct-democracy-offer-a-third-way-to-meet-the-climate-challenge

Alternative US group honouring Paris climate accord demands ‘seat at the table’
The America’s Pledge group claims to represent US majority opinion on carbon emissions, despite Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris agreement
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/nov/11/alternative-us-group-honouring-paris-climate-accord-demands-seat-at-the-table-bonn

Concerns on vibrations and cost at Melbourne’s Metro Rail Project
Machines brought in to demolish a car park for the Melbourne Metro Rail Project had to be abandoned because of vibration and noise.
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/concerns-on-vibrations-and-cost-at-melbournes-metro-rail-project/news-story/ef79eec9dd4eb75319a59734cea473ea

Why is Daniel Andrews trashing Labor’s legacy of national park creation?
Sarah Rees and Matt Ruchel
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/comment/why-is-daniel-andrews-trashing-labors-legacy-of-national-park-creation-20171109-gzi70j.html

Calls for Canberra’s mountain bike trails to be protected
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/act-greens-call-for-canberra-mountain-bike-trails-to-be-saved-20171108-gzhg4w.html

The ABC’s ‘War on Waste’ confused ACT about coffee cups
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/the-abcs-war-on-waste-confused-canberra-about-what-we-do-with-our-coffee-cups-20171107-gzgjk3.html

Queensland election 2017: One Nation supporter snapshot
The most exhaustive analysis yet of Queensland’s rising One Nation movement, which is poised to wreak havoc at the November 25 election, has revealed many of the party’s supporters are retired or unemployed, and they don’t even care about its policies.
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/state-election-2017/queensland-election-2017-one-nation-supporter-snapshot/news-story/6699b25b38856fb0e861808fe24c8694

Queensland election 2017: Annastacia Palaszczuk yet to call Adani
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is yet to pick up the phone and speak to Adani bosses, nine days after her bombshell decison to veto a $1 billion loan.
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/state-election-2017/queensland-election-2017-annastacia-palaszczuk-yet-to-call-adani/news-story/529113cfe1ab182d9743957c4346a2f5

Tim Nicholls slams Annastacia Palaszczuk over Adani jobs
Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls has accused Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk of neglecting regional Queensland jobs over her decision to veto a loan to Adani.
https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland-election-2017/tim-nicholls-slams-annastacia-palaszczuk-over-adani-jobs-20171111-p4ywyb.html

SA Power Networks blames ‘incorrect data entry’ for Christmas Day outage notice to North Haven residents
North Haven residents got the shock of their lives when they were told their power would be turned off on Christmas Day.
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/sa-power-networks-blames-incorrect-data-entry-for-christmas-day-outage-notice-to-north-haven-residents/news-story/6197263d7307ada5b58d815c477d6b29

Keeping on the sunny side
An insulated slab and north-facing double-glazed windows not only maximise this Coningham home’s solar gains but also helped it shine in the Master Builders Tasmania Awards for Excellence.
http://www.themercury.com.au/real-estate/tasmania/hobart/this-classic-coningham-home-shined-brightly-at-awards-for-excellence/news-story/e319714dc02ca76b673d7bb978fc6967?rsf=syn:news:nca:tm:spa

Fisheries on the hunt for Mandurah ‘Asian paddle crab pests’
http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/fisheries-on-the-hunt-for-mandurah-asian-paddle-crab-pests-over-summer-20171111-gzjbi9.html

Perth horse riders praise decision to overturn beach riding ban
http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/perth-horse-riders-praise-decision-to-overturn-beach-riding-ban-20171110-gzj2wh.html

The eco guide to using your money
Switch to an ethical bank account and invest in renewable energy, not fossil fuels
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/nov/11/the-eco-guide-to-using-your-money

Scale of ‘nitrate timebomb’ revealed.
Big quantities of nitrate chemicals from farm fertilisers are polluting the rocks beneath our feet. That will cause toxic algal blooms and fish deaths, and will cost industry and consumers billions of pounds a year in extra water treatment.
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-41945650