Issue date : Thu 21 November, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 44 Seconds
Number of items : 44
Calls for replacement of Australia’s coal-fire power stations
News.com.au
Thu 21 November, 2019
Seven environmental groups with a membership of more than one million Australians are calling for a radical overhaul of the country’s electricity network saying coal-fired power needs to be replaced within 11 years.
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Oxford Dictionaries declares 'climate emergency' the word of 2019
The Guardian
Thu 21 November, 2019
Oxford Dictionaries has declared “climate emergency” the word of the year for 2019, following a hundred-fold increase in usage that it says demonstrated a “greater immediacy” in the way we talk about the climate.
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Sydney hit with tough new water restrictions
News.com.au
Thu 21 November, 2019
The NSW Government will introduce tough new water restrictions next month for residents of Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the Illawarra as dam levels continue to fall in drought conditions.
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Jair Bolsonaro calls Amazon deforestation 'cultural,' says it 'will never end'
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 21 November, 2019
Sao Paulo: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro shrugged off a government report that deforestation reached an 11-year high on his watch, saying on Wednesday that he expects the destruction of the world's largest tropical rainforest to continue.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Chart of the week: The climate cost
The Interpreter
Thu 21 November, 2019
Polls suggest a majority of Australians want action on global warming, even at a cost – but politics tells us otherwise.
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Why green hyrdogen is a win-win for Australia
The Canberra Times
Thu 21 November, 2019
There is a race under way to decarbonise the global economy. The prize is both a healthy planet and the economic rewards of new, clean, green industries. Australia is well placed to be a winner, with abundant renewable energy resources - sun and wind - and some of the fastest renewable energy installation rates on the planet. As author and academic Ross Garnaut recently observed, "Australia has the potential to be an economic superpower of the future post-carbon world".
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This is no time for energy ministers to panic over reliability standards
Reneweconomy
Thu 21 November, 2019
A widespread loss of power is no small matter. Electricity underpins just about every element of our lives. Politicians are therefore quite right to worry about whether we have enough power station capacity to keep the lights on.
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ANZ disregards coal divestment goals
Investor Daily
Thu 21 November, 2019
ANZ chief Shayne Elliott has said the bank does not have a set timeline to exit thermal coal, expecting it will naturally decrease its exposure over time, in contrast to big four rivals NAB and CBA setting their departures from the sector.
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Bill Gates’ secret energy company unveils solar breakthrough for industrial heat
Reneweconomy
Thu 21 November, 2019
Heliogen, an energy company which has been working in “stealth mode” with financial backing from Bill Gates and other high-profile environmental investors, has unveiled what it says is a breakthrough solar technology to provide industrial heat for the production of cement, steel and petrochemicals.
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Extinction of ice age giants likely drove surviving animals apart
The Conversation
Thu 21 November, 2019
As the world grapples with an extinction crisis, our large mammals are among the most endangered. These threatened species – rhinos, pandas, tigers, polar bears and the like – greatly influence their ecosystems. So what will happen to the smaller animals left behind?
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Sydney cloaked in bushfire smoke for second time in three days
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 21 November, 2019
Sydney has woken to another thick blanket of bushfire smoke that's forecast to remain until Friday, ahead of what's expected to be a number of dangerous days of fire weather in NSW and across the country.
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Attenborough gets ocean pollution award
7 News
Thu 21 November, 2019
Queen Elizabeth has presented broadcaster David Attenborough with an award for his hit television nature series Blue Planet II, which raised public awareness around the world of the danger of plastic pollution in oceans.
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The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
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Ley calls on koala experts post bushfires
9 News
Wed 20 November, 2019
Koala experts will meet in Brisbane to map out a way to help the native animal, which has been devastated by bushfires in Queensland and NSW.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Coal: a dubious friend now a deadly enemy
The Canberra Times
Wed 20 November, 2019
I grew up around coal. In my part of Yorkshire great seams of it ran under the sea, and the mines followed for miles underground.
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Climate impacts 'to cost world $7.9 trillion' by 2050
Yahoo News
Wed 20 November, 2019
Climate change could directly cost the world economy $7.9 trillion by mid-century as increased drought, flooding and crop failures hamper growth and threaten infrastructure, new analysis showed Wednesday.
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Baking cities advance 'slowly' in race against rising climate threat
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 20 November, 2019
London |As urban populations surge around the world, cities will struggle to keep residents safe from fast-growing heat risks turbo-charged by climate change, scientists and public health experts have warned.
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WA research reveals plastic's impact on gentle giants of the ocean
WAToday
Wed 20 November, 2019
Reef manta rays and whale sharks are ingesting thousands of plastic pieces from broken-down carrier bags and single-use packaging every day, a new Perth-led study has found.
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To feed the world in 2050 we need to build the plants that evolution didn’t
The Conversation
Wed 20 November, 2019
We need to revolutionise agriculture in the next 30 years. In 2050 we may have almost 10 billion people to feed. Farmland is already degraded by existing agriculture, and climate change is putting new pressure on crops and livestock.
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'Move out tonight': First Code Red since 2010 issued for parts of Victoria
The Age
Wed 20 November, 2019
People living in high bushfire-risk areas in Victoria's north and north-west have been urged to leave their homes as soon as possible as the region faces the worst fire conditions in 10 years.
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The Brisbane Times
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Venice could turn into a ghost city
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 20 November, 2019
As historic floods inundated Venice more than half a century ago, one reader in Scotland wrote to The Guardian newspaper in London to express worry about the fate of the "astonishing, but soon-to-vanish" Italian city.
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Stony Creek turns red for second time in as many months
The Age
Wed 20 November, 2019
A red discharge has been found in the poison-and pollution-plagued Stony Creek for the second time in as many months.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Contaminated soil delays tunnelling on West Gate Tunnel
The Age
Wed 20 November, 2019
Tunnelling on the $6.7 billion West Gate Tunnel has been delayed due to the discovery of soil contaminated with a chemical that shut down the Fiskville CFA training college.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Meghan Markle’s Friend Roland Mouret Is Launching A Sustainable Bridal Collection
Marie Claire
Wed 20 November, 2019
French designer Roland Mouret launched his eponymous label in 1998, but it was his Galaxy dress that really put him on the fashion map in 2005. The tailored pencil-dress style and square neckline won women over for its flattering silhouette, versatile design and classic nature. It was a piece they could wear over and over, for years to come.
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Qantas says flight delays due to climate change
The Australian
Wed 20 November, 2019
A Qantas executive has blamed climate change for worsening flight delays, based on above ­average wind strengths at Sydney airport this year.
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