Issue date : Wed 24 April, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 35 Seconds
Number of items : 54
Labor fires back at climate policy claims
9 News
Wed 24 April, 2019
Labor has hit back at the coalition's modelling of its emissions reductions policy, dismissing the federal government's figures as "utterly ridiculous".
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Labor’s carbon knockout for top companies
The Australian
Wed 24 April, 2019
Australia’s top companies — including food manufacturers, miners and retailers — will be hit with carbon bills ranging from several millions dollars to up to $1.6 billion each to meet Labor’s emissions-­reduction targets by 2030, according to a government analysis of the policy based on a future inter­national carbon price of $62 a tonne.
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Students to target MPs over Adani, renewables
The Australian
Wed 24 April, 2019
Teachers are encouraging students to skip a day of school for the second time in seven weeks to protest against the Morrison government over climate change.
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'Our future has been sold': Teen climate activist confronts MPs
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 24 April, 2019
London: Teenage Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has delivered a scathing speech to British MPs, accusing them of failing to prevent the likely “end of our civilisation”.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Climate group stages ‘die-in’ at London’s Natural History Museum
The Australian
Wed 24 April, 2019
They know a fair bit about extinction at London’s Natural History Museum, but rather less about ­rebellion. On Monday, the two concepts came together as protesters from the climate change campaign group Extinction Rebellion held a “die-in” beneath the skeleton of a blue whale.
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New efforts to boost a circular economy are underway at the CEIN
Inside Waste
Wed 24 April, 2019
The size and complexity of the waste challenge facing society dominated discussions at the first stakeholders’ meeting of the newly announced Circular Economy Innovation Network (CEIN), according to the University of NSW newsroom.
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Meat industry concerned over sustainable food targets
Food Processing
Wed 24 April, 2019
A report by the EAT-Lancet Commission has recommended limiting red meat consumption to a maximum of 28 g a day, but Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) fears the implications this may have on the Australian red meat industry.
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Get set for take-off in electric aircraft, the next transport disruption
The Conversation
Wed 24 April, 2019
Move aside electric cars, another disruption set to occur in the next decade is being ignored in current Australian transport infrastructure debates: electric aviation. Electric aircraft technology is rapidly developing locally and overseas, with the aim of potentially reducing emissions and operating costs by over 75%. Other countries are already planning for 100% electric short-haul plane fleets within a couple of decades.
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BMW turns to Australia for next-gen electric cars
News.com.au
Wed 24 April, 2019
BMW has discovered there’s more to guilt-free motoring than zero emission cars. And Australia stands to benefit from the German giant’s change of tack.
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Silent no more: river dolphins turn out to be talkative
Cosmos
Wed 24 April, 2019
A rare river dolphin thought to be solitary and mostly silent has been revealed to make hundreds of sounds, raising questions about the evolution of communication in marine mammals.
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Anthropogenic global warming kicked off in 1865
Cosmos
Wed 24 April, 2019
New modelling and old records combine to show greenhouse gases and aerosols started to warm things up in the late nineteenth century. Andrew Masterson reports.
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AI project to protect Great Barrier Reef gets backing from Microsoft
Manufacturers’ Monthly
Wed 24 April, 2019
A QUT researcher, who is using drones and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to monitor the health of the Great Barrier Reef, has received backing from Microsoft as part of its AI for Earth program.
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New rosé to help prevent plastic pollution
The Shout
Wed 24 April, 2019
A new rosé wine from Saint-Tropez in Provence in now available in Australia and aims to help raise awareness of ocean plastic and prevent it from entering the ocean.
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Bill Shorten bristles at grilling on Adani
9 News
Tue 23 April, 2019
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is urging people not to "dumb down" the national jobs debate after bristling at yet another day of questions over his stance on the Adani coal mine.
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7 News
The Canberra Times
Yahoo News
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'Slashed': Morrison government delays assessments for threatened species
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 23 April, 2019
Almost two dozen threatened species and habitats have had their threat updates postponed by the federal government, in one case for three years, raising concerns about extinction risks and a lack of departmental funding.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Support for action surges, as majority say we face climate emergency
Reneweconomy
Tue 23 April, 2019
In the first-ever poll of its kind, new research from The Australia Institute (TAI) has found that a clear majority of Australians agree the nation ‘is facing a climate emergency’ requiring emergency action and that, in response, governments should “mobilise all of society” like they did during the world wars.
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Both parties still in climate policy black hole
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 23 April, 2019
Australia’s share market jumped yesterday on the back of higher world oil prices, prompted by Donald Trump’s hardline stance against oil-exporting Iran. Protesting climate change absolutists might deny it. But clean energy policies need to come clean about the costs they will impose on Australia’s fossil fuel prosperity. Denying the costs of decarbonising an economy that has developed on the back of clean fossil fuels has ended up undermining public acceptance, fomenting the political climate wars and disrupting investment confidence. The result has handicapped efforts to reduce Australia’s carbon emissions and destroyed Australia’s traditional competitive advantage in cheap energy.
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Adani an Australian litmus test: Bob Brown
The Australian
Tue 23 April, 2019
The Adani coal mine is a test of Australia's environmental intelligence and capacity to grasp the dire effects of climate change, former Australian Greens leader Bob Brown says.
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Fighting Climate Change golden opportunity for investors
Investor Daily
Tue 23 April, 2019
As people around the world acknowledge climate change on Earth Day, investment firm GMO has released a white paper arguing that not only is climate change good for the planet but also for investor returns.
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$5-tn fuel exploration plans 'incompatible' with climate goals
Yahoo News
Tue 23 April, 2019
Plans by oil and gas majors to spend $4.9 trillion on fuel exploration are "poles apart" from the goal of the Paris climate deal to limit the global temperature rise, a new analysis showed Tuesday.
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Why renewables are the solution for Australia: IEEFA
Ecogeneration
Tue 23 April, 2019
Renewables are the lowest cost, sustainable solution for Australia’s energy policy crisis and potentially one of Australia’s largest export industries of the future.
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Renewables clearly the answer as Bob Brown marches on Adani mine
Reneweconomy
Tue 23 April, 2019
Another major report has underlined the case for renewable energy to provide the lowest cost, most sustainable solution for Australia’s energy needs – noting that fossil fuels are still heavily subsidised while renewables need little more than policy certainty and guidance.
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Sustainability focus should shift to built environment
Infrastructure Magazine
Tue 23 April, 2019
As part of its 2019 federal election platform, the Property Council of Australia has called for a road map for affordable and sustainable energy in the built environment.
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It’s not easy being green just yet
Prime Mover
Tue 23 April, 2019
Renault’s Kangoo ZE is a pioneering electric van that is designed to better meet customer requirements and environmental targets.
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Digger mascots: kangaroo gives morale to WWI troops
Australian Geographic
Tue 23 April, 2019
EGYPT, 14 DECEMBER 1914. In the shadows of the great pyramids and amid kitbags and Lee-Enfield rifles, an Australian Imperial Force infantryman encounters a kangaroo.
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What are water buybacks and how did we get here?
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 23 April, 2019
Water is a precious commodity and its management in Australia has been fraught. What is the backdrop to the most recent controversy over water buybacks – and what are they actually?
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Call to bring back water restrictions as Melbourne's big dry drags on
The Age
Tue 23 April, 2019
Victoria’s shadow water minister has called for water restrictions to be reintroduced in Melbourne, arguing urban residents are being shielded from the effects of drought as the city experiences its driest start to the year on record.
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Toxic waste still leaking from Vic creek
News.com.au
Tue 23 April, 2019
Toxic chemicals that leaked into a creek after a blaze at a Melbourne factory storing hazardous materials will take years to dissipate.
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NT News
Perthnow
The Australian
The Canberra Times
The Geelong Advertiser
The Mercury
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
Yahoo News
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China plastic waste ban throws global recycling into chaos
Yahoo News
Tue 23 April, 2019
From grubby packaging engulfing small Southeast Asian communities to waste piling up in plants from the US to Australia, China's ban on accepting the world's used plastic has plunged global recycling into turmoil.
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Sustainable Concerts Working Group announce international BYOBottle campaign
Inside Waste
Tue 23 April, 2019
In conjunction with Earth Day, the Sustainable Concerts Working Group (SCWG), led by multi-platinum recording artist Jack Johnson and his team, have announced the launch of BYOBottle, an environmental campaign that engages artists, venues, festivals and fans to reduce plastic pollution in the music industry by promoting reusable water bottles and water refill stations at music events.
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Simple Beauty Switches That Will Help Save The Planet
Marie Claire
Tue 23 April, 2019
To commemorate Earth Day on April 22nd, we're highlighting eco-minded beauty brands that aim to significantly reduce waste and pollution. We're talking ditching redundant packaging, eschewing toxic chemicals and synthetics and supporting sustainably-sourced, plant-derived ingredients.
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