Issue date : Tue 7 November, 2017
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 44 Seconds
Number of items : 44
Even without an El Nino kick, 2017 heads for top-three ranking for global heat
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 7 November, 2017
The world is headed for its third warmest year on record, even without the boost from an El Nino, as the signs of climate change continue to mount, the World Meteorological Organisation said.
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700 calls for help as storm hits NSW coast
The Australian
Tue 7 November, 2017
Wild storms have ripped tiles and roofs from homes and buildings in the NSW Hunter Valley, with SES volunteers facing a huge clean-up task after storms lashed the region.
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Rich nations far behind on $100 bn climate pledge: study
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 7 November, 2017
Paris (AFP) - Wealthy countries are falling well short of their pledge to provide $100 billion a year to developing countries by 2020 as part of the Paris climate accord, a report published Monday said.
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Two children sue over Trump effort to roll back Clean Power Plan
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 7 November, 2017
(Reuters) - Two children, backed by the Clean Air Council environmental group, sued U.S. President Donald Trump and two of his Cabinet members on Monday to try to stop them from scrapping a package of pollution-reduction rules known as the Clean Power Plan.
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Sustainable shopping: how to rock white sneakers without eco-guilt
The Conversation
Tue 7 November, 2017
White sneakers look great with nearly everything on nearly everybody, so it’s no surprise they’re having a fashion moment. Adidas sold eight million pairs of their iconic Stan Smiths in 2015 (and that doesn’t include the lookalikes).
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Extremely unlikely weather still happens
Cosmos
Tue 7 November, 2017
An economic analysis of climate change warns that much of the cost is tied up in rare events – and ignoring them carries a hefty price. Andrew Masterson reports.
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Bill Gates and China partner on world-first nuclear technology
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 7 November, 2017
Bill Gates' nuclear firm TerraPower and the China National Nuclear Corporation have signed an agreement to develop a world-first nuclear reactor, using other nuclear reactors' waste
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Amazon releases range of tiny houses
Architecture and Design
Tue 7 November, 2017
Tiny houses are taking over the world. People aspire to live in them, vacation in them, and build them from scratch. Tiny houses are affordable, sustainable, and represent an increasingly liveable version of that old artistic ideal: to escape the grid and reduce your footprint. (Or, at the very least, to spend less being plugged into the urban grid.)
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U.S. to suspend use in Colorado of ‘cyanide bombs’ to kill wild animals
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 7 November, 2017
(Reuters) - The U.S. government will suspend the use of so-called cyanide bombs to kill wild animals on public lands in Colorado as well as plans to kill dozens of mountain lions and black bears there, federal officials and conservationists said on Monday.
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Bird nest thief wins top student photo
The West Australian
Tue 7 November, 2017
The winners of Chevron's Focus Environment photo competition have been announced.
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How underwater gardening can rewild the Atlantic Ocean
The Conversation
Tue 7 November, 2017
From the use of seaweed for bleaching linen, to Roman emperors eating oysters as aphrodisiacs, human culture along the North Atlantic coast has been integrally linked to the exploitation of the sea for centuries. But as populations have expanded and economies grown, people have impoverished the ocean.
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How to solve the ‘monster’ fatberg problem
The Conversation
Tue 7 November, 2017
Fatbergs – enormous solid masses of oil, grease, wet wipes and other hygiene products that congeal together to cause major blockages – are wreaking havoc on the sewers of cities around the world. A 130 tonne specimen described as a “monster” recently caused backups in sewers in London’s Whitechapel, and the cities of Baltimore, Singapore and Dannevirke, New Zealand have also all experienced similar issues in recent weeks.
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Central knowledge hub planned for QLD
Inside Waste
Tue 7 November, 2017
Digging deep into its pockets, the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection is throwing its weight behind organic recycling activities.
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London life laid bare in rubbish along the Thames
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 7 November, 2017
LONDON (Reuters) - Bones, a moldy hot water bottle, a pair of rusty pliers and a pristine pair of women’s pants are among the eclectic cast-offs Reuters photographer Stefan Wermuth has found along the River Thames.
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Justice League star Ezra Miller: ‘Game over on humanity’
News.com.au
Tue 7 November, 2017
THE star of superhero movie Justice League said humanity is facing an “existential crisis” and could be wiped off the face of the planet if we don’t address climate change and nuclear war.
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2017 is set to be among the three hottest years on record
The Conversation
Mon 6 November, 2017
The year isn’t over yet, but we can already be sure that 2017 will be among the hottest years on record for the globe. While the global average surface temperature won’t match what we saw in 2016, it is now very likely that it will be one of the three warmest years on record, according to a statement issued by the World Meteorological Organization.
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Science says temperatures of more than 50C are coming to Australia
Business Insider Australia
Mon 6 November, 2017
This year will be one of the top three hottest on record, with record-breaking extreme weather, according to the World Meteorological Organisation’s (WMO) provisional Statement on the State of the Climate.
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Severe NSW weather blows roofs from buildings, brings unseasonal snow and 'giant hail'
ABC News
Mon 6 November, 2017
A roof collapse has sent two people to hospital as rain and hail caused widespread damage across NSW, with the bureau predicting more "giant hail" and destructive winds into the evening.
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New solar investment fund seeks up to $300 million in ASX listing
Reneweconomy
Mon 6 November, 2017
Sustainable investment fund, New Energy Solar, is hoping to raise up to $300 million as it prepares to debut on Australian Stock Exchange – a move it hops will help to bankroll its big-solar buying spree in the US, and plans to do the same in Australia.
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Five things that should happen at the Bonn climate talks but probably won’t
The Conversation
Mon 6 November, 2017
The world’s leaders are meeting – again – for talks on climate change. This year’s Conference of the Parties (the 23rd, hence COP23) to the United Nations climate treaty in Bonn, Germany, is not expected to be a deal-clinching, make-or-break one like Paris in 2015 or Copenhagen in 2009.
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War On Our World
National Geographic Australia
Mon 6 November, 2017
As part of International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, National Geographic takes a deeper look at the affect war can have on the environment.
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Garnaut says NEG may do little for prices, certainty or competition
Reneweconomy
Mon 6 November, 2017
Leading economist Ross Garnaut has delivered a critical appraisal of the federal government’s proposed National Energy Guarantee, warning that it will unlikely deliver lower prices or investment certainty, and could simply lock in the power of the big incumbent generators.
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Australian industry steels itself for renewable energy transition
Ecogeneration
Mon 6 November, 2017
A move into renewable energy for a steelworks in South Australia shows business is ready for change, writes Clean Energy Council executive general manager of industry development Natalie Collard.
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Endangered vaquita porpoise dies in captivity
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 6 November, 2017
Mexico City (AFP) - Mexico's efforts to save the critically endangered vaquita, the world's smallest porpoise, has suffered a major blow after one of just 30 creatures thought left in the wild died soon after being captured by authorities.
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Early warnings save lives across Asia
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 6 November, 2017
Floods in Cambodia in 2011 and 2013 killed more than 400 people, displaced tens of thousands, and destroyed crops, livestock and homes.
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Funding announced for SW water treatment plant
The West Australian
Mon 6 November, 2017
Water Minister Dave Kelly today announced a $15 million plan to construct a water treatment plant to meet the future water supply needs of Greater Bunbury.
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Territorians and other Australians have bad habit of wasting food
NT News
Mon 6 November, 2017
TERRITORIANS are wasting millions of dollars on uneaten food every year, with 12 per cent of us throwing out more than one-fifth of our weekly groceries, new research has revealed.
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How telling the right stories can make people act on climate change
The Conversation
Mon 6 November, 2017
The latest UN Climate Change Conference since the 2015 Paris Agreement is taking place in Bonn between November 6-17 – and the world will be watching. The conference will be presided over by the government of Fiji, a country that is no stranger to the devastation that climate change brings.
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First luxury Perigord truffle is cultivated in Britain
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 6 November, 2017
London (AFP) - A black Perigord truffle has been cultivated in Britain for the first time, and the scientists who announced the breakthrough on Monday said climate change could make it a new British crop.
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