Issue date : Thu 5 July, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 13 Seconds
Number of items : 38
Ecosystems across Australia are collapsing under climate change
The Conversation
Thu 5 July, 2018
To the chagrin of the tourist industry, the Great Barrier Reef has become a notorious victim of climate change. But it is not the only Australian ecosystem on the brink of collapse.
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Minister takes pulse of US on climate
9 News
Thu 5 July, 2018
Josh Frydenberg will gain some insight into the Trump administration's approach to climate change and energy during a visit to the United States.
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Perthnow
SBS World News Australia
The West Australian
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Josh Frydenberg coal tour to appease Nationals
The Australian
Thu 5 July, 2018
Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg will meet pro-coal Nationals MPs and visit a coal-fired power station in a tour of marginal Queensland seats as he comes under pressure from the minor Coalition partner to underwrite three new baseload power plants.
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CSL To Shut Its Doors
ProBono Australia News
Thu 5 July, 2018
The Centre for Sustainability Leadership is looking for a values-aligned organisation to take on the program, after it announced it must close its doors in November after 13 years of running leadership programs.
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Where supermarkets went wrong with bag ban
News.com.au
Thu 5 July, 2018
A SERIES of failures by Coles and Woolworths have led to both major supermarkets stuffing up their single-use plastic bag ban campaigns.
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Big energy users a $10bn strain on industry
The Australian
Thu 5 July, 2018
Australia’s biggest users of energy face a $10 billion bill over the next decade to satisfy emission cuts under the Paris climate agreement with heavy industry set to shoulder the bulk of the country’s reduction effort.
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More reasons to cut out plastic straws
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 5 July, 2018
Just a few years ago, you automatically received a straw with any cold takeaway drink and probably didn't think twice about it. No longer. In the United States, Seattle is the latest city to join at least a dozen others in banning plastic straws. McDonald's in the United Kingdom and KFC in Singapore have also served their final straws. In Victoria, the Greens are calling for a ban on all single-use straws.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Political climate gets hot as global emissions targets face hard tests
The Australian
Thu 5 July, 2018
The climate-change elite jet in to a different city each year to keep alive a global commitment to moderating human impact on the environment. Mostly the UN ­Climate Change Conference is a ­bureaucratic, technical gathering. But every few years there is a meeting that matters.
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New marine park plans commence
Fishing World
Thu 5 July, 2018
AN additional 2.3 million kilometres of Australian waters will be managed as marine parks for the first time, as five new management plans come into effect from the start of this month.
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Multiple drought-fuelled bushfires are raging across America’s west
News.com.au
Thu 5 July, 2018
FIREFIGHTERS are battling a Northern California bushfire that’s threatening nearly 1,400 buildings, and they are hoping to take advantage of slightly cooler weather to tackle the flames — although wind and dry vegetation could still fuel the blaze.
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Perthnow
The Weekly Times
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Chilean court ratifies plastic bag ban after appeal
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 5 July, 2018
Chile's constitutional court has ratified a bill to ban the use of plastic bags in business, paving the way for it to become the first South American country to do so.
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Sydney fog causes commuter chaos as ferries cancelled, planes diverted
ABC News
Thu 5 July, 2018
Planes have been diverted and ferries cancelled after Sydney woke up this morning to a thick blanket of fog covering the city.
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Hottest financial year on record BOM data shows
ABC News
Thu 5 July, 2018
The data has come through from the financial year and it was hot with maximum temperatures the warmest on record from July to June.
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Turnbull calls on Abbott to move past 'ideology and partisanship' on energy
The Guardian
Wed 4 July, 2018
Malcolm Turnbull and Julie Bishop have smacked down Tony Abbott’s latest sortie to scuttle the national energy guarantee, with Turnbull noting that it is time to move past “ideology and partisanship and slogans”.
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Sticking with Paris agreement ‘lunacy’, says Tony Abbott
The Australian
Wed 4 July, 2018
Tony Abbott has hit back at cabinet ministers who slammed his calls for the government to abandon the Paris climate agreement, arguing it is “lunacy” for Australia to stick with it.
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NSW watchdog knew of PFAS in Hunter
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 4 July, 2018
The NSW environmental watchdog knew for two years a now-derelict industrial site in the Hunter region was polluted with toxic chemicals before taking direct action to clean up the site.The NSW environmental watchdog knew for two years a now-derelict industrial site in the Hunter region was polluted with toxic chemicals before taking direct action to clean up the site.
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Vic plan a "balanced step"
Inside Waste
Wed 4 July, 2018
The Victorian government's additional cash injection into recycling and its new strategic plan have been welcomed by the industry, with the Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) calling the package a "balanced step ahead."
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Why our carbon emission policies don’t work on air travel
The Conversation
Wed 4 July, 2018
The federal government’s National Energy Guarantee aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the electricity industry by 26% of 2005 levels. But for Australia to meet its Paris climate change commitments, this 26% reduction will need to be replicated economy-wide.
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Hawaii bans coral-harming sunscreens
News.com.au
Wed 4 July, 2018
Hawaii Governor David Ige on Tuesday signed legislation that will ban the sale of sunscreens containing two chemicals believed to harm coral reefs.
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The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
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'Pure play' coal just doesn't cut it for UniSuper
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 5 July, 2018
Talieh Williams, manager of governance and sustainable investment for the $67 billion UniSuper fund, wants the coal industry to know it's nothing personal.
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Abbott can only make energy matters worse
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 4 July, 2018
After a decade-plus of debilitating climate culture wars, business hopes the political system can converge on a consensus energy policy framework. On the verge of a deal, however, Tony Abbott wants to return to the climate wars of 2009, denouncing the federal government's National Energy Guarantee and our Paris Agreement treaty obligations to reduce carbon emissions.
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The day solar became UK’s biggest source of electricity
Reneweconomy
Wed 4 July, 2018
Solar and the UK are not words that are readily associated. But improbable as it may seem, solar power became – albeit briefly – the biggest power source in the UK last week – overtaking for the first time gas generation, and of course nuclear. There was zero coal power.
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A home for millions of used tyres
Inside Waste
Wed 4 July, 2018
New national road specifications could change Australia's road infrastructure and find a new home for the country's millions of waste tyres.
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Is this the end of the yellow all-in-one recycling bin?
The Guardian
Wed 4 July, 2018
It was supposed to be the more efficient solution. Now as governments and local councils search for answers to Australia’s unfolding recycling crisis, the household yellow bin has emerged as both the prime culprit and a potential remedy.
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