Issue date : Thu 30 November, 2017
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 54 Seconds
Number of items : 46
It’s 30 years since scientists first warned of climate threats to Australia
The Conversation
Thu 30 November, 2017
Keen students of climate politics might recognise November 30 as the anniversary of the opening of the historic Paris climate summit two years ago. But you might not know that today also marks 30 years since Australian scientists first officially sounded the alarm over climate change, at a conference hailed as the dawn of the ongoing effort to forecast and monitor the future climate of our continent.
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'At great risk': $13 billion Murray-Darling plan headed for failure, report says
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 30 November, 2017
The $13 billion reform to restore the health of the Murray-Darling Basin is "at great risk", amid excessive payments to irrigators, failing environmental flows and an ignorance of water extraction that is "inconceivable" given available technology, a review of the 10-year plan has found.
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Bernardi wants nuke power plant ban lifted
9 News
Thu 30 November, 2017
A crossbench senator believes Australia can become an energy superpower by lifting the ban on nuclear power plants.
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Automakers pledge ethical minerals sourcing for electric cars
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 30 November, 2017
BERLIN (Reuters) - Leading carmakers including Volkswagen and Toyota <7203.T> pledged on Wednesday to uphold ethical and socially responsible standards in their purchases of minerals for an expected boom in electric vehicle production.
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Solar and shade: US creates revolutionary smart glass
The Fifth Estate
Thu 30 November, 2017
US researchers have created a smart glass that provides shading and energy generation when the sun is shining, and a clear window when there’s no sun.
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More councils sign up for climate action
Government News
Thu 30 November, 2017
The City of Sydney, City of Darwin and Brisbane City Council have all joined the Cities Power Partnership, and initiative of the Climate Council to encourage Local Government Authorities to promote the use of clean energy.
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Sustainable re-use and recycling work for heritage buildings and places too
The Conversation
Thu 30 November, 2017
The desire to preserve the special character and historical significance of unique places and buildings is at the heart of heritage preservation. But should heritage be “frozen in time”? Or can it sometimes be adapted for re-use in sustainable ways?
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Architecture and Design
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The wisdom of rewilding the bush with wombats
ABC News
Thu 30 November, 2017
A wombat rewilding program in western Sydney is digging up huge mounds of benefits for the environment and the survival of other native wildlife.
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How to get environmental art right
The Conversation
Thu 30 November, 2017
Objections to public artworks and “environmental” art – projects such as Maggi Hambling’s hapless Scallop on Aldeburgh beach, the Fourth Plinth’s changing displays in London, Anthony Gormley’s once-ridiculed, now largely accepted, Angel of the North, and so on – can be as diverse as the genre itself. But some themes recur.
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Australia’s record breaking heat about to give way to flooding rain
News.com.au
Thu 30 November, 2017
ONE of the hottest November months in Australia’s history is about to come to a screeching halt with warnings of a “major rain and flood event” sweeping through the country’s east.
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Now Open: Laneway Greens Arrives in Richmond
Broadsheet
Thu 30 November, 2017
The philosophy at Laneway Greens is simple: serve food that uses quality local produce – ethically and sustainably sourced – and make it accessible to a wide community.
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APRA's Summerhayes says 'weight of money' now driving response to climate change
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 29 November, 2017
Australia's financial regulator says the transition to a low-carbon economy "is in motion" and local companies can opt to "float with the transitional current" or fight "against the rising tide".
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McGowan Government to axe Buru, Mitsubishi gas fracking deal for Kimberley
The West Australian
Wed 29 November, 2017
The McGowan Government plans to axe a State Agreement regarding gas drilling in the Kimberley while an inquiry into fracking takes place.
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WA cancels Canning Basin state agreement amid fracking moratorium
WAToday
'Win for communities': Canning Basin fracking agreement torn up
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
The Canberra Times
Immigration, economy top Aussie concerns
SBS World News Australia
Wed 29 November, 2017
Australians are increasingly concerned about immigration and population growth, but less inclined to worry about the environment and asylum seekers.
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Shell to cut carbon, lift renewables investment
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 29 November, 2017
Shell has announced improved cash flow guidance as it plans to cut carbon and lift renewables investment.
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New rules to increase offshore oil transparency
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 29 November, 2017
The federal government has announced new offshore oil rules to increase industry transparency.
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ESG activism tough but doable in emerging markets
Investment Magazine
Wed 29 November, 2017
Assessing environmental, social and governance risks (ESG) within companies based in emerging markets is particularly challenging, but it’s also key to sound long-term investing.
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Why South Australia must, and will, lead world on renewables
Reneweconomy
Wed 29 November, 2017
When Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk held a party in late September to celebrate a connection agreement for the already half complete Tesla big battery in South Australia, and declared the installation to be “not just talk but reality”, the timing would not have been lost on premier Jay Weatherill.
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New report says backing NSW clean energy could create 22,000 jobs
Energy Matters
Wed 29 November, 2017
A newly released report says committing to 100% clean energy in NSW would lead to a jobs and investment boom in the state. The Northern Daily Leader today reported on the ‘Repowering Our Regions’ report by Dr Brad Smith. Dr Smith is a member of the NSW Nature Conservation Council. The NSW clean energy report is based on numerous studies from the various organisations, including the CSIRO, NSW University and AEMO.
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S.A. provides funds for four “next wave” energy storage projects
Reneweconomy
Wed 29 November, 2017
South Australia has announced the first winners of its “next wave” energy storage tender, with four different projects to get a total of $8 million funding through the $150 million Renewable Technology Fund.
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Tesla's South Australian battery sets 'new norm': Neoen
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 30 November, -0001
South Australia's new $US50 million mega-battery, due to be switched on on Friday, is only commercially viable because of the state government's contract and Tesla's "aggressive" support in supply and building it, according to the French project partner.
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Trophy hunting could cause extinction in stressed populations – new research
The Conversation
Wed 29 November, 2017
People are now the most important predators for many animal populations on the planet, but people are rather different from “ordinary” predators. While a lion or an eagle is just trying to get dinner, human predators can be motivated by other aspects of an animal than simply how much meat it can provide.
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Fewer crops are feeding more people worldwide – and that’s not good
The Conversation
Wed 29 November, 2017
One day last March I talked with Juliana and Elisa, a mother and daughter who farmed just outside the city of Huánuco, Peru. Although they had only one acre of land in this mountainous landscape, they grew dozens of local varieties of potatoes and corn, along with other crops. And they knew each of their varieties by a common name – mostly in their Quechua language.
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China's Hebei to enforce emergency anti-smog measures Dec 1-4
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 29 November, 2017
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's northern province of Hebei will implement emergency steps from Dec. 1 to Dec. 4 as another wave of severe pollution is expected to hit, local authorities said on Wednesday.
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The Australian National Botanic Gardens is home to a treehouse
The Canberra Times
Wed 29 November, 2017
A two-storey treehouse that has opened at the Australian National Botanic Gardens tells many different stories of its own.
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