Issue date : Wed 5 December, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 50 Seconds
Number of items : 57
Campaigners target coal at UN climate summit
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 5 December, 2018
Campaign groups representing citizens from across the world demanded Tuesday that big energy leaves coal in the ground as COP24 host Poland pushed for protections allowing it to continue burning fossil fuel.
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The burden of tackling climate change must be shared
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 5 December, 2018
It would take a conspiracy theorist to imagine that the rioting supporters of the gilets jaunes movement in Paris are in cahoots with the Polish government, hosts of this week's climate change summit. But it would be entirely logical if they were.
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Directors Show Concern for Climate Change
ProBono Australia News
Wed 5 December, 2018
Climate change and social issues rated highly in the Australian Institute of Company Directors 2018 Director Sentiment Index. Kyrn Stevens looks at the results.
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The War on E-Waste and Everything in Between
ProBono Australia News
Wed 5 December, 2018
With over 40 million tonnes of technology ending up in landfill each year, Cat Harding and Mardi Brown knew they had to “Pony Up” – or do their bit. Now they’re not just diverting tech from landfill, they’re changing a culture of corporate waste, writes Maggie Coggan in this month’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise.
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Chanel sheds crocodile and snake skin
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 5 December, 2018
Chanel has become the first luxury fashion house to turn its back on exotic animal pelts such as lizard, crocodile and snake skin, in a move hailed by animal rights groups Tuesday.
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Making Australia a renewable energy exporting superpower
The Conversation
Wed 5 December, 2018
Politicians around Australia are proposing ambitious plans to export renewable energy from Australia, using high-voltage power lines laid under the oceans.
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Design for flooding: how cities can make room for water
The Conversation
Wed 5 December, 2018
Science is clearly showing that the world is shifting towards a more unstable climate. Weather events like the flash floods in Sydney last week will be more frequent and extreme, while the intervals between them will become shorter. With rising sea levels and frequent floods, water landscapes will become part of our urban routine.
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Tiny floof with a sweet tooth
ABC Radio National
Wed 5 December, 2018
Imagine an animal that is small enough to pollinate flowers.
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Monash pours energy into clean water future
Food & Beverage
Wed 5 December, 2018
In a world-first initiative, engineers at Monash University have created technology that can transform contaminated water into purified water that is fit for consumption faster and more energy-efficiently than ever before.
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New probe into airport contamination risks
The Advertiser
Wed 5 December, 2018
Airservices Australia has launched a new multi-pronged probe to reveal the spread of harmful chemicals once used in firefighting foam at Adelaide Aiport.
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The Terminator insists US will help battle climate change
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 4 December, 2018
Governments must protect citizens from the killer effects of climate change, movie tough guy-turned-statesman Arnold Schwarzenegger told AFP, insisting the United States was committed to a greener future despite Donald Trump reneging on the Paris agreement.
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Australia won't lift 2030 Paris target as minister heads to summit
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 4 December, 2018
The Morrison government has no intention of lifting Australia's commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions, Melissa Price, the environment minister said, as she prepared to fly to a major climate summit in Poland.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Malcolm Turnbull says MPs pushing for coal power stations driven by 'ideology and idiocy'
The Guardian
Tue 4 December, 2018
Former PM says he gave national energy guarantee his ‘best shot’ but was stymied by colleagues who don’t believe in climate change
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The Sydney Morning Herald
Malcolm Turnbull says Coalition should return to the National Energy Guarantee policy
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
9 News
Turnbull urges return to energy guarantee
News.com.au
NT News
The Advertiser
The Australian
SBS World News Australia
The Gold Coast Bulletin
Yahoo!7 News
Reneweconomy
Turnbull: I gave it my best shot … but deniers won’t accept renewables are cheaper
News.com.au
Malcolm Turnbull tells energy summit that many coalition members don’t believe in climate change
The Herald Sun
The New Daily
Malcolm Turnbull calls on PM to ‘revive’ the National Energy Guarantee
Mike Cannon-Brookes to bring 'fair dinkum power' to election campaigns
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 4 December, 2018
Software billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes plans to bring his "fair dinkum power" campaign to the NSW and federal elections to fight the "nefarious" activities of the federal government and fossil fuel industry.
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Court challenge launched over minister's 'flawed' decision on Adani water trigger
The Guardian
Tue 4 December, 2018
The Australian Conservation Foundation has launched a federal court challenge to the environment minister Melissa Price’s decision not to apply the water trigger in assessing water infrastructure for Adani’s Carmichael coalmine.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
Adani faces new hurdle over huge water plan in drought-ravaged Queensland
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
ABC News
Adani coal mine water licence faces Federal Court challenge over move to bypass EIS
Why the next two years are critical for the Paris climate deal’s survival
The Conversation
Tue 4 December, 2018
A mounting sense of urgency will greet negotiators as they arrive at this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poland. In 2015, after 20 years of trying and failing to reach a global accord on climate-changing emissions, 195 nations hammered out a deal, the Paris Agreement, that all of them could accept.
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Australia can't run away from a carbon price any longer
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 4 December, 2018
Climate policies being proposed by Australian politicians have become increasingly flawed because no-one is willing to countenance the idea of a price on carbon. In fact, the attempts to avoid the idea of pricing carbon have become so absurd that it now might be possible to start again with a design that is based on science and expertise rather than the nonsense that has passed as political debate driven by political cowardice.
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Greening Big Business a Win For All
ProBono Australia News
Tue 4 December, 2018
One of Australia’s largest environmental charities has won big at this year’s Banksia Sustainability Awards, celebrating their partnerships with big business making a real environmental impact.
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Lynas ordered to remove radioactive waste out of Malaysia
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 4 December, 2018
The Malaysian government ordered Australian rare earths producer Lynas to remove 450,000 metric tonnes of radioactive waste from Malaysia as a pre-condition for future licences to operate.
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Waste giant Suez signals Sydney expansion as ACCC probes industry
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 4 December, 2018
One of the multinational rivals to ASX-listed waste management firms Cleanaway and Bingo Industries hopes to begin construction late next year on a big expansion of a rubbish dump at Badgery's Creek in outer Sydney as the competition regulator continues to heavily scrutinise the waste management industry.
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‘Avalanche’ of clean energy may threaten power grid security
The Australian
Tue 4 December, 2018
A rapid shift in Australia’s electricity mix to renewable energy from coal over the next decade may threaten the security of the nation’s power grid if poorly integrated, while introducing a carbon price may render the nation uncompetitive, the head of the world’s peak energy agency has warned.
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Making the world hotter: India's expected AC explosion
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 4 December, 2018
Ratan Kumar once battled India's brutal summers with damp bedsheets and midnight baths. Now he is among millions upon millions of Indians using air conditioning -- helping make the world hotter still.
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Banksia Awards shine the green light
The Fifth Estate
Tue 4 December, 2018
The Green Building Council of Australia’s Green Star program has come out on top at the 2018 Banksia Sustainability Awards – now in its 30th year – winning the sustainability award for not-for-profits and non-government organisations.
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Melbourne Council unveils plans for new CBD 'landmark'
The Age
Tue 4 December, 2018
The City of Melbourne will consider a behemoth redevelopment project designed to rejuvenate almost an entire CBD block, with ambitious plans for it to become the city's most sustainable urban landmark.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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The Herald Sun
City’s green plan to revive CBD block
The Australian Financial Review
Melbourne Town Hall hatches $232m plan for development
The Australian
Makeover for Melbourne centre
Here’s the seafood Australians eat (and what we should be eating)
The Conversation
Tue 4 December, 2018
Many Australians are concerned with the sustainability of their seafood. While definitions of sustainability vary, according to government assessments, over 85% of seafood caught in Australia is sustainable.
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In the blink of an eye, a hunt for oil threatens pristine Alaska
The New Daily
Tue 4 December, 2018
It is the last great stretch of nothingness in the United States, a vast landscape of mosses, sedges and shrubs that is home to migrating caribou and the winter dens of polar bears.
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Selling swimmability to spark urban river clean ups
The Fifth Estate
Tue 4 December, 2018
Not all rivers are suitable for swimming – there are sharks and other flesh eating animals to contend with in some places – but the benefits of a healthy river range much further with improvements to the ecology, heat island effect and recreational opportunities. And at Sydney’s Parramatta River the lure of great swimming spots are being used ”shamelessly” to lure local support.
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India pollution watchdog fines Delhi over toxic smog
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 4 December, 2018
India's environmental watchdog has slapped New Delhi's government with a $3.5 million fine for failing to enforce rules to reduce smog in the world's most polluted major city, officials said Tuesday.
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Ten ways to get rid of plastic from home and office
The Fifth Estate
Tue 4 December, 2018
Our use of plastic is killing the planet. Getting rid of it has become the new recycling. Remember there is no waste in nature, everything is recycled.
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Buy local and watch the multiplier effect bring… multiple benefits
The Fifth Estate
Tue 4 December, 2018
It won’t be cheap to shift the way we live to within the limits of what the planet can provide. Who will pay, and how? The answer could be right under our noses, with “buy local” procurement policies leading to promising results.
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Botanic Gardens chief plucked to lead Australian Antarctic Division
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 4 December, 2018
The Morrison government has picked Kim Ellis, an army veteran and the chief of Sydney's Royal Botanic Garden, to lead the Australian Antarctic Division as it enters "an exciting new era of research".
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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‘Bringing home the bacon’ offensive to vegans
News.com.au
Tue 4 December, 2018
Common phrases like “bring home the bacon” and “put all your eggs in one basket” have been deemed offensive to vegans and vegetarians, who want them replaced with animal-friendly alternatives like “bring home the bagels” and “put all your berries in one bowl”.
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The Advertiser
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
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Grace Forrest’s fight for a better world
Perthnow
Tue 4 December, 2018
WHEN your dad is the nation’s sixth-richest person and is on the Forbes magazine world billionaires list, it can mean a rosy future. Doors often automatically swing open and red carpets get rolled out.
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