Issue date : Fri 12 January, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 40 Seconds
Number of items : 55
Warming set to breach Paris accord's toughest limit by mid century: draft
Yahoo!7 News
Fri 12 January, 2018
OSLO (Reuters) - Global warming is on track to breach the toughest limit set in the Paris climate agreement by the middle of this century unless governments make unprecedented economic shifts from fossil fuels, a draft U.N. report said.
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Sustainable shopping: is it possible to fly sustainably?
The Conversation
Fri 12 January, 2018
Many Australians will have just jetted back from a well-deserved summer holiday over the Christmas and New Year period. Plenty of us tend to board a plane without thinking about what it’s doing to the environment, but perhaps we should.
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Turnbull lets Abbott sap his energy as we strive for a clean future
The Australian
Fri 12 January, 2018
Last year was dominated by Australia’s ongoing energy crisis. And this year the crisis will continue as long as climate and energy policy aren’t brought together in a single framework to support new investment and the modernisation of our electricity system.
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Opinion – Hot summer, but no end to climate wars
Government News
Fri 12 January, 2018
Record-breaking temperatures across Australia have seen no end to the continued bickering over climate and energy policy in Australia. The release of Keating-era cabinet papers from 1994 show that the Governmnet was struggling with how to address the issue even then.
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The global warming experiment we conduct at our peril
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 12 January, 2018
When the Australian Research Council awarded its funding plans in mid-2017, one recipient of the highly competitive seven-year grants was the Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes.
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Murray cod thrive as carp fertilise city gardens
The Australian
Fri 12 January, 2018
Ian Fisher talks with joy of the time he hooked a 1m-long Murray cod in the Edward River near Denil­iquin last year.
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Top European chefs take electric pulse fishing off the menu
Yahoo!7 News
Fri 12 January, 2018
Paris (AFP) - More than 200 top chefs across Europe have pledged to stop sourcing seafood obtained by electric pulse fishing, days before an EU vote that could expand the use of the controversial technique, an ocean advocacy group said Thursday.
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Bulgarians rally against ski area expansion in national park
Yahoo!7 News
Fri 12 January, 2018
SOFIA (Reuters) - Thousands of environmentalists protested in downtown Sofia on Thursday against a government decision to allow further construction of ski runs and lifts in Bulgaria's mountainous Pirin National Park.
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Black snow covers Kazakhstan town
9 News
Fri 12 January, 2018
It isn't the start of a twisted fairytale, but there’s a town in central Kazakhstan where the snow is now falling black.
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Is warming in the Arctic behind this year’s crazy winter weather?
The Conversation
Fri 12 January, 2018
Damage from extreme weather events during 2017 racked up the biggest-ever bills for the U.S. Most of these events involved conditions that align intuitively with global warming: heat records, drought, wildfires, coastal flooding, hurricane damage and heavy rainfall.
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Will the weather get worse in 2018? What the experts say
The Conversation
Fri 12 January, 2018
Last year unleashed some catastrophic weather across the world. At the beginning of 2017, Australia experienced one of the hottest summers on record in Sydney and Brisbane, followed by a killer summer heatwave across southern Europe and wildfires triggered by heat in California.
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Tasmanian weather 2017: State warmer and drier
The Weekly Times
Fri 12 January, 2018
ABOVE-average temperatures and below average rainfall were the key features of Tasmania’s weather in 2017 according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s annual climate review.
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Melbourne weather forecast: Heavy storms for afternoon peak
The Herald Sun
Fri 12 January, 2018
CRANBOURNE and Pakenham in Melbourne’s southeast will be among the suburbs hardest hit when a thunderstorm strikes during the evening peak.
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Climate change: Josh Frydenberg concedes Australia's carbon emissions rose in 2017
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 11 January, 2018
Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg concedes Australia's greenhouse gas emissions rose last financial year, after more than a decade of political warring over climate policy failed to curb dangerous emissions growth.
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Campaigners slam UK plans on cutting plastic waste
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 11 January, 2018
London (AFP) - Campaigners on Thursday criticised British Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste within 25 years, calling it a "missed opportunity" that lacked the necessary urgency.
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MCA pushes new coal ads, nuclear ban lift despite BHP pullout warnings
Australian Mining
Thu 11 January, 2018
The Minerals Council of Australia is to go ahead with advertisements expressing the benefits of coal despite warnings from prominent member BHP that they could pull out of the organisation (or at the very least review their membership) by the end of 2018 if it continues to do so.
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Big new renewable projects planned across Australia as Tesla effect hits
The Guardian
Thu 11 January, 2018
Australia’s renewable energy sector responds to the success of South Australia’s Tesla lithium ion battery. South Australia will build the world’s largest solar thermal plant, and a Queensland wind farm may be the site of a new record-breaking battery.
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Climate change: Another record coming that we don't want to break
The Age
Thu 11 January, 2018
When the Australian Research Council awarded its funding plans in mid-2017, one recipient of the highly competitive seven-year grants was the Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes.
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Australia has 'missed the boat' on nuclear power
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 11 January, 2018
The Minerals Council of Australia has called for the country's prohibition on nuclear power to be lifted. But both critics and supporters see little future for large-scale nuclear power in Australia’s energy mix.
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China further cementing its clean energy dominance
Reneweconomy
Thu 11 January, 2018
IEEFA’s latest report finds that China continued to set itself up to dominate clean energy sectors during 2017. During the year, much attention has been paid to its record breaking domestic solar installation of at least 50 GW, reorganisation of its power utilities and carbon trading plans. However, China also has one eye on international power markets.
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Hydrogen v EV: Hyundai decides
Motoring
Thu 11 January, 2018
Korean car-maker committed to hydrogen fuel-cell cars as "The ultimate eco-friendly vehicle"
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The death of hundreds of dehydrated flying foxes speaks to a much larger issue
Australian Geographic
Thu 11 January, 2018
The death of hundreds of flying foxes in Campbelltown in south-west Sydney over the weekend is a demonstration of the impacts of climate change and urbanisation on local bat populations. According to one expert, it’ll only get worse without effective planning.
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Turning power over to states won’t improve protection for endangered species
The Conversation
Thu 11 January, 2018
Since the Endangered Species Act became law in 1973, the U.S. government has played a critical role in protecting endangered and threatened species. But while the law is overwhelmingly popular with the American public, critics in Congress are proposing to significantly reduce federal authority to manage endangered species and delegate much of this role to state governments.
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US court allows experiment to kill owls to save other owls
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 11 January, 2018
An appeals court in San Francisco has upheld a plan by wildlife officials to kill barred owls to assess their effect on the threatened northern spotted owl.
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Race to save Indonesian croc stricken by tyre necklace
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 11 January, 2018
Palu (Indonesia) (AFP) - Indonesian conservation officials are racing to locate and rescue a saltwater crocodile that has had a motorbike tyre wrapped around its neck for more than a year on the island of Sulawesi.
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North west brace for Cyclone Joyce
The West Australian
Thu 11 January, 2018
The tropical low off the north west coast has officially intensified into tropical Cyclone Joyce.
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Welcome to the wettest place in Australia
9 News
Thu 11 January, 2018
Far north Queensland is renowned for being the wettest region in Australia, but in the ultimate battle for rainfall supremacy only one place tops the list.
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Drone lightshows could replace fireworks
The Australian
Thu 11 January, 2018
Fleets of light-carrying mini drones could replace fireworks as traditional entertainment, according to the boss of Intel's drone group.
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