Issue date : Thu 15 November, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 34 Seconds
Number of items : 42
The forsaken children strike back: 21 young people sue to save planet
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 15 November, 2018
A remarkable trial is set to begin in Eugene, Oregon, on November 19. The Trump administration is being sued by 21 children on behalf of themselves and future generations. The claim is that the administration, through its climate change policies, is violating the children’s basic rights.
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‘Keep it in the ground’: what we can learn from anti-fossil fuel campaigns
The Conversation
Thu 15 November, 2018
From the fossil fuel divestment movement to the Stop Adani campaign, in recent years we’ve seen a wave of climate activism that directly targets fossil fuels — both the infrastructure used to produce, transport and consume them, and the corporations that finance, own and operate that infrastructure.
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Talking Point: The big Tasmanian success story
The Mercury
Thu 15 November, 2018
THE salmon industry has had to face some serious criticism in recent times and has come under increasing public scrutiny.Once seen as the darling of the new wave of sustainable industry in this state, it has now become a target for concern and condemnation.
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Why boycotting palm oil achieves nothing
The Interpreter
Thu 15 November, 2018
In a bid to promote its palm oil-free products for the looming Christmas consumption frenzy, British supermarket chain Iceland recently sought to repurpose a moving Greenpeace campaign ad. The Disney-like cartoon shows a baby orangutan in a British child’s bedroom, disturbed by chocolate and shampoo containing palm oil, the crop which has destroyed its home.
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Australian version of world’s strongest forestry standard launched
Architecture and Design
Thu 15 November, 2018
Australia’s Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has launched an Australian certification standard for responsible forestry, achieving a ground-breaking first in the protection and management of the nation’s forest wealth.
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Whyalla's dolphin whisperer builds bond with unique pod
ABC News
Thu 15 November, 2018
Tyron Burk has Asperger's and is passionate about a pod of wild dolphins that has been visiting the Whyalla marina in South Australia almost daily for decades.
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'Beacon of hope': Mountain gorilla population on the rise
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 15 November, 2018
After facing near-extinction, mountain gorillas are slowly rebounding. On Wednesday, the Switzerland-based International Union for Conservation of Nature updated mountain gorillas' status from "critically endangered" to "endangered," a more promising, if still precarious, designation. There are now just over 1000 of the animals in the wild, up from an estimated population of 680 a decade ago.
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Daughter’s photo perfectly captures desperation of Aussie farmers
News.com.au
Thu 15 November, 2018
While a woman was helping her elderly dad, she captured him in one picture which captured the desperation of Aussies trying to make ends meet.
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Recycling program turns takeaway cups into kerbs
Food & Beverage
Thu 15 November, 2018
Simply Cups aims to recycle 11 million coffee cups into benches and parking kerbs with help from the NSW circulate grant program.
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'Talking their own book': Taylor slams Woodside's carbon price call
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 14 November, 2018
Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor has launched a spray at energy giant Woodside, dismissing its calls for a carbon price as a cynical effort to sell more gas.
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Taxpayers could fund new power projects
9 News
Wed 14 November, 2018
Taxpayer funds will be put towards a new power project, with the energy minister leaving the door open to expanded hydro, solar, gas and coal generation.
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'I'm deeply wounded by this': Cabinet minister attacks Liberal colleague for 'L-plates' jibe
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 14 November, 2018
Environment Minister Melissa Price has blasted one of her own Liberal Party colleagues for saying she is on her “L-plates” in the job, inflaming a dispute over whether she offended a Pacific Island leader by saying the region was “always” seeking cash from Australia.
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Victorian Libs propose a new source
Ecogeneration
Wed 14 November, 2018
The Victorian Coalition has unveiled plans to extend the life of existing coal generators and underwrite the construction of a new 500MW power plant, to create a new source of “24/7” electricity for the state.
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Spain wants to ban sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2040
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 14 November, 2018
Spain said Tuesday it wants to outlaw the sale of new diesel and petrol cars from 2040, the latest European country to target polluting vehicles to try to cut emissions.
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Communities lead governments on climate action
Reneweconomy
Wed 14 November, 2018
The Morrison Government continues to stick its head in the sand, even after their drubbing on the climate challenge in the recent Wentworth by-election.
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China’s waste ban is a blessing in disguise
News.com.au
Wed 14 November, 2018
Amid the doomsday prophesising that followed China’s recent announcement, it’s time to start telling a different story about Australia’s waste industry, writes Paul Klymenko.
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Mining companies forced to pay towards rehabilitating abandoned mines
ABC News
Wed 14 November, 2018
Queensland resource companies will be required to financially contribute to rehabilitate abandoned mines in Queensland, under new legislation passed in State Parliament.
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The Brisbane Times
Miners will be compelled to pay to clean up old mine sites
The Age
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
The Australian
Qld mining rehabilitation: Trad scrambles to get mine laws over the line
TCorp sets green bond record
Financial Standard
Wed 14 November, 2018
New South Wales Treasury Corporation (TCorp) recently raised $1.8 billion to fund the NSW Government's first green bond. It is a record for the Australian green bond market.
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NSW proposes 200MW virtual power plant, in bid to bolster grid
Reneweconomy
Wed 14 November, 2018
New South Wales consumers who have invested in “smart energy” technologies like rooftop solar and battery storage could soon form part of a 200MW-plus virtual power plant, after the launch of a new grid-bolstering scheme by the Coalition state government.
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The long goodbye to coal has begun
Ecogeneration
Wed 14 November, 2018
Thermal coal is fated for long-term structural decline and energy-related carbon dioxide emissions are increasing despite the Paris targets, are key take-outs in the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2018 report released earlier this week, which also finds wind and solar are now two of the top three global energy generation sources.
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Almost 40 brumby deaths blamed on drought and mismanagement
ABC News
Wed 14 November, 2018
Australia has had a love affair with brumbies since the days of Banjo Patterson, but the modern reality for the animals is far from the romance evoked in The Man From Snowy River.
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Legal stoush over Tas-Vic polo pony deaths
9 News
Wed 14 November, 2018
The owner of a Bass Strait ferry service being sued over the death of polo ponies on a trip from Tasmania to Victoria claims the horses' co-owner, not them, was responsible for the animal's welfare.
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'Catastrophe': Bight oil spill could reach NSW coast, leaked report shows
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 14 November, 2018
The blowout of an oil well in the Great Australian Bight could leak for more than 100 days and foul beaches along Australia's coastline from Albany in WA to Sydney's beaches and beyond, a leaked document shows.
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Palm oil boycott could actually increase deforestation – sustainable products are the solution
The Conversation
Wed 14 November, 2018
Palm oil can be found in food and cosmetics everywhere: in fact, half of the world’s population uses palm oil in food. But public awareness about the loss of wildlife through deforestation caused by palm oil crops is growing, and there’s mounting pressure on retailers to reduce their sales of palm oil products, or boycott them altogether.
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Blue Mountains' world heritage significance 'at risk' under plan to raise dam wall, warns conservation group
ABC News
Wed 14 November, 2018
The Blue Mountains are listed among Machu Picchu and the pyramids in world heritage significance — but that could be at risk, a major international conservation group has warned.
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News.com.au
Blue Mountains' heritage listing at risk
The Courier Mail
The Herald Sun
The Newcastle Herald
NT News
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Geelong Advertiser
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
Curious Kids: What is dew?
The Conversation
Wed 14 November, 2018
I am a plant ecologist, and rain and dew are things I need to understand. Plant ecology is all about learning how plants are affected by the world around them (their environment) in the same way that you are affected by your environment.
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Tackling plastics pollution with recycled pet products
Inside Waste
Wed 14 November, 2018
A new collection of dog collars and leads made from recycled plastic has been launched after a year of extensive research by Australian veterinarian Dr Steph Stubbe.
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