Issue date : Mon 6 November, 2017
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 51 Seconds
Number of items : 69
Australia heads to UN climate conference
Sky News Australia
Mon 6 November, 2017
Australia heads to the United Nations climate conference with its policy to cut emissions effectively in stasis and facing international pressure to do more.
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Canada has the opportunity to be a climate leader in Bonn
The Conversation
Mon 6 November, 2017
With the United States planning to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, European nations such as France and the Netherlands are likely to fill the leadership vacuum at the United Nations’ climate change conference kicking off in Bonn, Germany, this week.
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Vote of confidence in SA's renewables
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 6 November, 2017
South Australia's renewable energy push will get another vote of confidence with a global utilities advisory company setting up shop in Adelaide.
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Improving women’s lives through energy: What Rick Perry got right and wrong
The Conversation
Mon 6 November, 2017
On Nov. 2, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry clumsily stated that fossil fuels could help prevent sexual assaults on vulnerable women in Africa. “When the lights are on, when you have light, it shines the righteousness, if you will, on [sexual assault],” Perry asserted. “So from the standpoint of how you really affect people’s lives, fossil fuels is [sic] going to play a role in that.”
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Forget gas exports to save the east coast: WA can be Australia’s solar battery
The West Australian
Mon 6 November, 2017
If WA is to play a part in the “nation building” energy debate, and $5 billion is up for grabs, then instead of diverting exportable gas to the east coast, the Federal Government should consider using this State’s renewable-energy potential.
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Rooftop solar pushes South Australia to record low demand (again)
Reneweconomy
Mon 6 November, 2017
The combination of growing rooftop solar installations, mild temperatures and sunny weather has pushed South Australia’s grid demand to yet another record low, this time shaving around 6 per cent off the previous low set just six weeks ago.
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Australian governments slow on electric vehicles
Government News
Mon 6 November, 2017
Australia is a laggard compared to other countries when it comes to encouraging the use of electric vehicles (EVs). The ACT is the only jurisdiction in Australia which offers any sort of incentive to motorists to go electric.
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Wild yeasts make potent fungicides
Cosmos
Mon 6 November, 2017
An Italian study finds that winemakers could use a natural fungus in place of commercial products to control grape rot. Jeff Glorfeld reports.
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Conservationists bid to save remote ironstone mountains
The Australian
Mon 6 November, 2017
Fifty high-profile scientists and conservationists are calling on the West Australian government to protect the Helena Aurora Range, a banded ironstone formation whose fate the mining industry says will be a “litmus test” for Premier Mark McGowan’s commitment to creating resource jobs.
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I explored the Antarctic deep seas for Blue Planet II – and it was like going back 350 million years
The Conversation
Mon 6 November, 2017
“It has always been our ambition to get inside that white space, and now we are there the space can no longer be blank,” wrote the polar explorer Captain Scott, on crossing the 80th parallel of the Antarctic continent for the first time in 1902. Fast-forward more than a century – and the deep ocean floor around Antarctica still offers a “white space”, beyond the reach of scuba divers, only partially mapped in detail by sonar from ships and seldom surveyed by robotic vehicles.
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Coral bleaching damages more WA reefs
The Australian
Mon 6 November, 2017
Up to 80 per cent of coral reefs in parts of Western Australia's Kimberley region were severely affected by recent global bleaching, scientists say.
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Why we are banning tourists from climbing Uluru
The Conversation
Mon 6 November, 2017
THE Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Board has announced tourists will be banned from climbing Uluru, an activity long considered disrespectful by the region’s traditional owners.
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This is what Australia’s growing cities need to do to avoid running dry
The Conversation
Mon 6 November, 2017
The increasing thirst of Australia’s biggest cities routinely exceeds our capacity to rely on rainfall for drinking water. Australia is facing a fast-approaching “perfect storm” of growing urban populations and declining rainfall to supply storage reservoirs.
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Perth's drinking water catchment polluted by waste stockpiles
Perthnow
Mon 6 November, 2017
PERTH’S drinking water catchment has been polluted by waste stockpiles — right under the nose of the State’s environmental watchdog, which was “closely monitoring” activities at the Oakford site, 36km south of the city.
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Low pressure system to bring heavy rain to south-east
News.com.au
Mon 6 November, 2017
IT MAY have been a dry winter but spring is shaping up to be distinctly soggy with forecasters predicting much of the south-east, including Sydney, could get half a month’s rain in just 24 hours on Monday.
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The Daily Telegraph
Sydney weather: Hail, storms and 150mm of rain as NSW cops soaking
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sydney weather: Low pressure system brings high rainfall and storms
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
Tiny Fiji looks for global impact at Bonn climate talks
Yahoo!7 News
Sun 5 November, 2017
Suva (Fiji) (AFP) - Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama brings a sobering message as he presides over UN climate talks in Bonn this week -- climate change is real, it's already having disastrous impacts on his people and only urgent action can address the problem.
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China may grasp climate leadership at UN talks, with Trump pulling out
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 5 November, 2017
China has a chance to assert leadership of a global plan to combat global warming this week at the first UN climate talks since US President Donald Trump decided to quit the 195-nation Paris Agreement, delegates say.
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California gov talks climate at Vatican
News.com.au
Sun 5 November, 2017
California Governor Jerry Brown says human greed, indulgence and inertia are contributing factors to climate change and people must transform the way they live.
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The Australian
The Herald Sun
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ANZ Banking Group to coal miners: Clean up your act
The Australian Financial Review
Sun 5 November, 2017
ANZ Banking Group is sharpening its scrutiny of thermal coal producers' climate risks and becoming pickier about those it will support through the transition to a low-carbon economy.
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The Future of Climate Refugees
Pursuit
Sun 5 November, 2017
As world leaders meet in Bonn for COP23, Fiji’s presidency of the 2017 UN Climate Change Conference offers an opportunity to shine a light on communities facing climate change migration
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WA urged to go it alone on renewables
Government News
Sun 5 November, 2017
Influential energy and climate economist Professor Ross Garnaut says Western Australia should adopt a state based emissions intensity scheme. This is at odds with the WA Government’s preferred strategy.
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Fairy terns to make new Mandurah sanctuary home
WAToday
Sun 5 November, 2017
Following last year's record-breaking find of two 20-year-old fairy terns in Mandurah, a new nesting sanctuary has been established locally to help protect the threatened species.
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Bid to trap, track eagles in effort to save the threatened species
The Mercury
Sun 5 November, 2017
ENDANGERED wedge-tailed eagles appear certain to be lured to the ground and trapped for the first time in Tasmania as part of a plan to help save the species.
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Mysterious death of 140 Lake Baikal seals
The Australian
Sun 5 November, 2017
The discovery of more than 140 dead seals in Siberia's Lake Baikal has puzzled scientists and led to fears of an epidemic among the rare species.
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The Mercury
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Mexico captures rare vaquita porpoise in bid to save species
Yahoo!7 News
Sun 5 November, 2017
Mexico City (AFP) - Mexico said Saturday it had captured a rare vaquita marina porpose -- a female of reproductive age -- as part of a last-ditch bid to save the critically endangered species.
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Predicted West Gate Tunnel pollution seriously under-estimated, expert warns
The Age
Sun 5 November, 2017
Toxic pollution caused by the $5.5 billion West Gate Tunnel will breach Victoria's air quality standards and be emitted at levels that have been seriously under-estimated, a former Environmental Protection Authority principal scientist has warned.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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No joke: China's war on pollution roils world's top pig farming sector
Yahoo!7 News
Sun 5 November, 2017
ZHOUCUN, China (Reuters) - When Zhang Faqing received a letter from the government last December ordering him to close his pig farm on the outskirts of Beijing with just two weeks notice, he thought it was a joke.
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Climate change: 'Extremely likely' global warming caused by humans, US scientists find
ABC News
Sat 4 November, 2017
A massive US report has concluded the evidence of global warming is stronger than ever, contradicting a favourite talking point of top Trump administration officials who downplay humanity's role in climate change.
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White House OKs report warning climate change caused by humans
SBS World News Australia
The Australian
Humans cause climate change: US report
9 News
News.com.au
Sky News Australia
The Sydney Morning Herald
US government reports humans cause climate change, contradicting Trump officials
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
Labor to reintroduce tree clearing laws
9 News
Sat 4 November, 2017
A re-elected Palaszczuk Labor government would reintroduce its tree-clearing legislation as well as offer "green bonds" to farmers.
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CEFC Triples Investment in Australia’s Clean Energy
The Urban Developer
Sat 4 November, 2017
Niche finance company the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has reported a growing acceptance in Australia of clean energy as a mainstream concept, after their 2016-17 annual report revealed more than $2 billion in new commitments delivered to 35 individual transactions.
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Back from the brink: crowdfunding saves rainbow fish
ABC Rural
Sat 4 November, 2017
One of Australia's rarest freshwater fish has been saved from the brink of extinction, through a release program researchers hope will ensure the species' survival.
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Coral bleaching badly affected reefs of Kimberley, study finds
The Guardian
Sat 4 November, 2017
Up to 80% of coral in inshore reefs in the Kimberley was bleached during the global mass bleaching event that also affected 93% of the Great Barrier Reef in the summer of 2016-2016, according to new research.
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What a melting glacier looks like
News.com.au
Sat 4 November, 2017
NOT many people have what it takes to climb to the top of a glacier but one explorer, Tim Jarvis, does it for a job.
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California wants $7.4b for fire recovery
The Australian
Sat 4 November, 2017
California Governor Jerry Brown has asked the US government for $US7.4 billion ($A10.4 billion) to help rebuild after a cluster of fires tore through the heart of wine country, killing more than 40 people and leaving thousands without housing.
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As wildfires expand, fire science needs to keep up
The Conversation
Sat 4 November, 2017
In the month of October nearly 250,000 acres, more than 8,000 homes and over 40 people fell victim to fast-moving wildfires in Northern California, the deadliest and one of the costliest outbreaks in state history. Now is the time to wrestle with hard questions. Why did communities that were deemed safe suffer major damage? Should they be rebuilt in the same way? Are there better ways to fight extreme fires and limit their impact? How can emergency planners prepare better for scenarios where full evacuation is not possible?
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Pile-up alarm over war on soft plastic
The Mercury
Sat 4 November, 2017
RECORD numbers of Tasmanians are joining the war on waste, with soft plastic for recycling piling up at supermarkets where disposal rates have spiked massively.
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The Daily Telegraph
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It's the coldest November weekend for Sydney in more than a decade
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 4 November, 2017
If you've been putting off the spring cleaning or a visit to the art gallery or museum, this weekend might be the time to do it.
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Macquarie Group sees big dollars in renewable energy investment
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 3 November, 2017
When shares in Macquarie Group came within a whisker of cracking the $100 mark on Friday it was a sign of the growing market confidence that its 14,000 employees in 27 countries would continue to prove adept at making humungous amounts of money.
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Turkey's Global Yatirim eyes green energy deals after London investment
Yahoo!7 News
Fri 3 November, 2017
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish investment firm Global Yatirim Holding will focus on renewable energy and infrastructure projects and look to buy an asset manager, its chairman said, as part of a shift in strategy since an investment from London-based fund Centricus.
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Bonn voyage: climate diplomats head into another round of talks
The Conversation
Fri 3 November, 2017
Here we go again. For longer than some of us can remember and the rest of us care to, there have been annual climate change international conferences. From Geneva to Rio, via Kyoto and Copenhagen, the “breakthrough” in Paris and the Trump tsunami in Marrakech, the world’s climate diplomats now head to Bonn, where Monday marks the start of another fortnight-long summit.
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Impact investing needs a common language
Investment Magazine
Fri 3 November, 2017
OPINION | The field of sustainable and impact investing has shown tremendous growth over the last few years. But there are still too many asset owners sitting on the sidelines, interested in making an impact but not yet investing for it.
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Forget turning straw into gold, farmers can turn trash into energy
The Conversation
Fri 3 November, 2017
Mention agriculture to many Australians and it conjures up images of mobs of cattle in the dusty outback, or harvesters gobbling up expanses of golden wheat. In reality, much of our high-value agriculture is near the coast, and close to capital cities. Think of the Adelaide Hills, the Lockyer Valley west of Brisbane, Victoria’s Gippsland region and Goulburn Valley, and Sydney’s Hawkesbury Valley.
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Morocco architect fights concrete with tradition
Yahoo!7 News
Fri 3 November, 2017
Tiznit (Morocco) (AFP) - An unexpected gust of cool air greets visitors to the new archives centre in Tiznit in the mountains of southern Morocco, even without air-conditioning despite extreme heat outside its walls.
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