Issue date : Tue 14 November, 2017
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 06 Seconds
Number of items : 60
Australia's climate wars could be over: Josh Frydenberg
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 14 November, 2017
London: Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg​ says his national energy guarantee could bring an end to Australia's acrimonious climate wars, despite South Australia declaring it will scuttle the idea when it is presented to a meeting of the nation's energy ministers later this month.
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Climate change pushing Earth toward risky 'tipping points': report
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 14 November, 2017
Bonn (AFP) - As climate change drives up temperatures, Earth comes ever closer to dangerous 'tipping points' that could accelerate global warming beyond our capacity to reign it in, scientists warned at UN talks in Bonn Monday.
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Dire warnings as greenhouse gas emissions rise
The Australian
Tue 14 November, 2017
Global CO2 emissions from human activity have risen sharply this year, ending a three-year ­“hiatus” and dousing hopes that greenhouse gas production was on the verge of peaking.
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Cities pledge to cut emissions to zero
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 14 November, 2017
Mayors from 25 cities around the world, representing 150 million citizens, have pledged to cut their carbon emissions to net zero by 2050, while boosting efforts to become more resilient to extreme weather and other pressures linked to climate change.
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Peruvian farmer scores small win in court over German energy giant
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 14 November, 2017
Hamm (Germany) (AFP) - A Peruvian farmer won a small but significant legal victory Monday when a German court said his appeal against energy giant RWE, which he accuses of contributing to climate change that is threatening his Andean home, had merit.
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Seeking to slow climate change, lawsuits look to the constitution
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 14 November, 2017
BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Climate activists will argue in an Oslo court this week that Norway's plans for Arctic oil exploration are unconstitutional, in an emerging branch of law where plaintiffs are trying to enlist a nation's founding principles to limit warming.
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New CEO of Impact Investment Group Says Sector is Thriving
ProBono Australia News
Tue 14 November, 2017
The impact investment scene in Australia is thriving, according to Daniel Madhavan, who has been appointed the new CEO of leading Australian impact fund manager, Impact Investment Group (IIG).
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Cheap carbon permits help power companies
9 News
Tue 14 November, 2017
Australian companies may be able to source carbon emission offsets for as little as $5 a tonne under the government's proposed national energy guarantee, says analysts RepuTex.
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Talking Point: World action as US stands alone
The Mercury
Tue 14 November, 2017
ANOTHER year, another global climate summit. But this year’s event in Bonn, Germany, marks the start of a wholly new phase in the battle to contain climate change.
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Hydrogen could deliver one fifth of world carbon cuts by 2050: industry group
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 14 November, 2017
BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Increasing the use of hydrogen in power, transport, heat and industry could deliver around one fifth of the total carbon emissions cuts needed to limit global warming to safe levels by mid-century, a report by the Hydrogen Council said on Monday.
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Project Looks to Boost Renewable Energy Use at NFPs
ProBono Australia News
Tue 14 November, 2017
A new program is set to be launched in Melbourne, which will enable not-for-profit organisations to install and benefit from renewable energy systems.
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NEG will shift emissions burden on other industry sectors
Reneweconomy
Tue 14 November, 2017
As discussion increases over the role of domestic and international carbon credits in Australia, in this Insights article, we discuss our latest outlook for supply of Australian carbon credit units (ACCUs) through to 2030.
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Tracking turns the power up at solar PV plants
Ecogeneration
Tue 14 November, 2017
Owners of Australian solar plants are increasingly using tracking technology to squeeze every last watt of energy out of the sun, writes Alan Brown of Array Technologies.
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Cities could save billions of pounds, while saving the planet – here’s how
The Conversation
Tue 14 November, 2017
National governments have historically led efforts to address climate change; setting the targets, planning the actions and then succeeding (or often failing) to achieve climate action goals. But increasingly, local, city and regional authorities are stepping up to tackle the challenge. Municipal governments are setting climate targets; corporations, investors and pension funds are funding local initiatives; and communities and individuals are driving the shift to a lower-carbon future.
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Is Resilience Falling Victim to Political Expediency?
Sourceable
Tue 14 November, 2017
With media reports suggesting that at least 124 people have died because of Hurricane Irma and that more than 60 have lost their lives in Hurricane Harvey, the impact of these events has been devastating.
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Australia's lush street trees face grave threat if emissions keep rising, research finds
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 14 November, 2017
Much-loved leafy streets and shady parks in Sydney and Melbourne are in jeopardy, according to new research that found climate change severely threatens the health of more than one-third of tree species in Australia's cities.
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Could Hempcrete be the next big sustainable building material?
Architecture and Design
Tue 14 November, 2017
Industrial hemp is a variety of the Cannabis Sativa plant, but unlike its marijuana relative, hemp has long been valued for its fiber content, strength and versatility – features that have caught the attention of builders, architects and manufacturers worldwide.
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Designing for people, not profit: The story behind a multi-residential housing model changing the way we live
Architecture and Design
Tue 14 November, 2017
When Breathe Architecture took out the Best of the Best category at the 2014 Sustainability Awards for its multi-residential project, The Commons, we could not have imagined what would come in its wake. We certainly did not expect the practice to launch a new model of apartment living that is changing the way Australians view city dwellings.
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NSW nets OK for shark trials
PS News
Tue 14 November, 2017
The Department of the Environment and Energy has granted the NSW Department of Primary Industries a second exemption under national environment laws to conduct shark net trials over two years on the NSW north coast.
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Museum leaps to launch of Frog ID app
PS News
Tue 14 November, 2017
The Australian Museum in Sydney has launched a new mobile phone app to help people join in a national frog count.
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Up to 40 per cent of Canberra trees face some risk from climate change
The Canberra Times
Tue 14 November, 2017
As many as 40 per cent of Canberra's trees would be at some risk from increased temperatures under a business-as-usual scenario in which emissions continue to increase to 2070.
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Agriculture reform key to NZ climate fight
The Australian
Tue 14 November, 2017
New Zealand needs to transform its agricultural sector if the country is to meet its target of becoming carbon neutral by 2050, the nation's new climate change minister says as world leaders met in Germany to try to tackle global warming.
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Fashion's interest in alternative fabrics keeps growing
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 14 November, 2017
High-end fashion and sportswear brands are taking a growing interest in recycled and alternative fabrics made from unusual materials like mushrooms, oranges and even proteins inspired by spider-web DNA, but not just out of concern for the environment. They are recognising that these cool materials of tomorrow could be something people want to buy today.
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Climate change imperils one in four natural heritage sites: report
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 13 November, 2017
Bonn (AFP) - Climate change imperils one in four natural World Heritage sites, including coral reefs, glaciers, and wetlands -- nearly double the number from just three years ago, a report said Monday.
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Fossil fuel emissions hit record high after unexpected growth: Global Carbon Budget 2017
The Conversation
Mon 13 November, 2017
Global greenhouse emissions from fossil fuels and industry are on track to grow by 2% in 2017, reaching a new record high of 37 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide, according to the 2017 Global Carbon Budget, released today.
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China aims to stop renewable energy being wasted by 2020
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 13 November, 2017
BEIJING (Reuters) - China aims to prevent power generated by its renewable energy sector being wasted by 2020, the country's National Energy Administration (NEA) said on Monday.
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Frasers Property Achieves Carbon Neutral Status
The Urban Developer
Mon 13 November, 2017
Frasers Property Australia have been certified as a carbon neutral organisation under the Australian Government’s National Carbon Offset Standard — joining GPT, Dexus Property Group and CBRE as certified organisations in the property industry.
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Indonesians rush to save beached sperm whales
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 13 November, 2017
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian officials and fishermen on Monday were trying to save a pod of 12 huge sperm whales that washed up on a beach at the northern tip of Sumatra island, a conservationist said.
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If Climate Change Is Such A Terrible Threat, Where Is All The Sea Level Rise?
The Huffington Post Australia
Mon 13 November, 2017
Dramatic sea level rise is not here yet. Oceans are estimated to have risen about 20 centimetres since the mid 19th century. That's already enough to have caused climate refugees in low lying islands (including some in the U.S.) but it's still barely noticeable in most places.
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Survey shows vast extent of WA coral bleaching
NT News
Mon 13 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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United resumes Newark-Delhi flights after halt due to poor air quality
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 13 November, 2017
NEW YORK/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - United Airlines said it had resumed flights from Newark, New Jersey to New Delhi, India on Sunday, after suspending the service temporarily over concerns about poor air quality in the Indian capital.
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Smog chokes Indian capital as emergency measures fail to bring relief
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 13 November, 2017
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A thick cloud of toxic smog 10 times the recommended limit enveloped India's capital, New Delhi, on Monday, as government officials struggled to tackle a public health crisis that is well into its second week.
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Mysterious substance washes up on UK beach
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 13 November, 2017
Council workers from Wyre in the UK wore white suits and masks on the weekend to remove huge chunks of a mysterious, possibly toxic substance that washed up on the beach.
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Mount Fuji being buried in garbage
News.com.au
Mon 13 November, 2017
The amount of garbage collected on Mount Fuji increased 40 per cent in 2017 compared to the previous year, coinciding with the rising footfall on one of Japan's most famous tourist sights.
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Italy's white truffles feel the heat at Alba auction
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 13 November, 2017
ALBA, Italy (Reuters) - It's bad news for white truffle fans. Dry weather and changing climate patterns have hit production and sent prices soaring.
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