Issue date : Mon 17 June, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 31 Seconds
Number of items : 65
Victorian crossbenchers go nuclear
9 News
Mon 17 June, 2019
Two of Victoria's crossbench want the parliament to explore lifting the state's bans on nuclear activities in an effort to tackle climate change.
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Coal debate needs a reality check
The Australian
Mon 17 June, 2019
Australia, like the rest of the world, needs to transition to a lower carbon energy system — no argument there. But extremist views on coal’s current and future state, alongside misinformation about massive emerging economies like India going carbon neutral, are not helpful. In fact, they hinder any chance of a broader collective view on this issue.
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Benefits far outweigh the risks of going nuclear
The Daily Telegraph
Sun 16 June, 2019
For the past two weeks, I’ve been writing about the only sustainable solution to our long-term energy challenge - nuclear power. Finally, I would like to tackle the other key arguments we often hear about — affordability, waste, risks and opportunity.
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Underwater spider may help make industry safer
Cosmos
Mon 17 June, 2019
A study inspired by spiders that live underwater could help industry control toxic or inflammable gases in fluid lines.
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Bad luck or bad management: farmers divided on drought
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 17 June, 2019
Trangie farmer Mick Wettenhall has seen the images of drought, the emaciated sheep and cracked earth, in the media. He has seen dust storms and paddocks that have been flogged barren with his own eyes. He just shakes his head.
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Australia’s pristine beaches have a poo problem
The Conversation
Mon 17 June, 2019
Australians love our iconic coastal lifestyle. So many of our settlements are spread along our huge coastline. Real estate prices soar where we can catch a view of the water.
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The 'catastrophic' effect of increasing heatwaves on Queensland
The Brisbane Times
Mon 17 June, 2019
Queensland’s emergency services are planning for more catastrophic weather events - including 30-day heatwaves and 43-degree peak temperatures - as the effects of climate change turn up the heat on regional parts of the state.
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Melbourne councils join forces to fight North East Link
The Age
Sun 16 June, 2019
Three Melbourne councils have joined forces to fight the $15.8 billion North East Link project in its current form, saying it poses unacceptable ecological risks and will have a disastrous impact on homes, local roads and community facilities.
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Caputova: Slovak president is outsider, environmental lawyer
Yahoo News
Sun 16 June, 2019
Slovak government critic Zuzana Caputova, who on Saturday was sworn in as the EU member's first female president, is an environmental lawyer and anti-corruption activist.
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Australia lags behind UK on climate action
News.com.au
Sat 15 June, 2019
Australia and the UK have a lot in common, but the contrast between our two nations couldn’t be starker in one crucial area.
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'Gearing up': Anti-Adani action to expand and spread, green groups say
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 16 June, 2019
Environmental groups warn Adani's Carmichael mine and the governments that support it face widespread and growing protests across the country after the company secured final approval for the Galilee Basin coal project.
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Victoria's coal-fired power plants the least reliable in the country
The Age
Sun 16 June, 2019
Victoria’s brown coal-fired power stations are the most unreliable in the country, breaking down far more often than power plants in the rest of Australia and putting the stability of the state’s energy supply at risk.
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Environment Minister floats 'lending' Murray Darling environmental water to farmers
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 15 June, 2019
New Environment Minister Sussan Ley says farmers in the Murray Darling Basin should be allowed to "borrow" water reserved for maintaining the river's health, and federal approval for major developments must be streamlined to "give proponents more assurances" and reduce delays.
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Pope Francis backs carbon pricing and 'radical energy transition' to act against global warming
ABC News
Sat 15 June, 2019
Pope Francis says that carbon pricing is "essential" to stem global warming — his clearest statement yet in support of penalising polluters — and appealed to climate change deniers to listen to science.
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Pope Francis backs carbon pricing as 'essential' to combating climate change
News.com.au
Carbon pricing essential for climate: Pope
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A disorienting sight to an Australian: How the UK got on with the climate change challenge
The Age
Sat 15 June, 2019
At 9.20 pm on Tuesday, June 4, the United Kingdom used coal-fired power for the first time in 18 days, six hours and 10 minutes. This was the longest period the UK had gone without coal since 1882 when the nation’s first coal power plant opened at Holborn in London. It came just over two years after Britain’s first coal-free day since the Industrial Revolution and according to some analyses, it ended when viewers flicked on their tellies to catch up with an episode of the hit reality show Love Island.
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Energy solution hinges on better technology
The Australian
Sat 15 June, 2019
What will be the solution to climate change? It would be very nice to be able to point confidently to a single technology. In fact, many people do. They say the answer to climate change has already arrived in the form of, say, wind turbines or solar panels, and we just need to build more of their favoured technology to achieve a so-called “energy transition” from fossil fuels to renewables.
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Alan Jones on climate change
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The environment is too important to be left to eco-warriors
The Australian
Sat 15 June, 2019
Can a cause for the right succeed in the long run if it is pursued through unrighteous means? Can causes for the good be selective in their adherence to science? Or do righteous ends justify unrighteous means?
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Cannon-Brookes and the new climate guard
The Saturday Paper
Sat 15 June, 2019
As the Coalition stalls on emissions reduction, moneyed climate activists are turning to direct investment, led by tech billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes. By Mike Seccombe.
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The Truth About Australia’s Cavalier Attitude Towards ‘Sustainability’
D'Marge
Sat 15 June, 2019
Tinnies. Takeaway flat-whites. Tasmania. Tesla? Australia is known more for gas-guzzling than ‘sustainable energy’. Public-transport-complaining is a national hobby and if you’re not heading “up the coast” or “down the coast” on holiday then you’re not ‘true blue’.
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'Stop-Adani' protest to go global: Brown
9 News
Sat 15 June, 2019
Former Greens leader Bob Brown is undeterred in his campaign to stop the Adani coal mine in central Queensland, warning "we will make this international" at a protest in Canberra.
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Adani cleared for mega-mine expansion to 60 million tonnes
The Australian
Sat 15 June, 2019
India’s Adani group has been certified to rapidly expand its new 10 million tonne Carmichael coalmine into a mega-pit producing six times the volume of ore, vastly increasing the controversial project’s environmental footprint.
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A new approach to carbon-free investing
The Australian Financial Review
Sat 15 June, 2019
Sophisticated investors keen on reducing their carbon footprint created by their retirement savings can now turn to a portfolio that offsets carbon emissions.
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'Hybrid' Rio trains could cut emissions
The Australian
Sat 15 June, 2019
Mining giant Rio Tinto will explore the potential for converting its huge Pilbara railway network from diesel to hybrid power in an attempt to cut fuel costs and improve its carbon footprint.
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Radiohead hack aids action on climate change
ProBono Australia News
Sat 15 June, 2019
Climate change action group, Extinction Rebellion, has thanked English rock band Radiohead for donating the proceeds of music the band was forced to release after a hack.
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Not sophisticated nor original but 2040 is a film that gives hope
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 15 June, 2019
Our system, says Damon Gameau, forces you into hypocrisy. We’re in Gameau’s new film, 2040, and he speaks from inside a transatlantic jet, underlining his point that even if you want to avoid fossil fuels, you can’t. We know it, of course. The same hypocrisy inhabits every level of our lives, from each yoghurt-pot and milk-bottle to the stinking containers of Australian “recyclables” that Malaysia threatens to repatriate to our shores. We get the recycling feel-goods yet local people ending up burning our plastics, dumping the residue in their rivers and wrecking their children’s health.
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Hope and dust
The Australian
Sat 15 June, 2019
After 200 years of bullying the land into ­submission, we must now reimagine the future of farming in Australia.
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Bob Hawke's 'sadness on climate failure'
News.com.au
Fri 14 June, 2019
Bob Hawke's granddaughter has delivered a searing critique of Australia's progress on tackling climate change while praising the former prime minister for his visionary work.
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Hawke's granddaughter vows to carry on climate action legacy
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Trump official consults climate deniers
News.com.au
Fri 14 June, 2019
US President Donald Trump doesn't believe in climate change, and one of his officials has been liaising with a think tank that doesn't believe in it either.
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