Issue date : Tue 7 August, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 20 Seconds
Number of items : 51
Climate change contributing to drought: PM
9 News
Tue 7 August, 2018
Malcolm Turnbull says climate change helps cause droughts, dismissing suggestions Australia abandon global emissions reduction targets because they won't immediately help farmers.
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'Big call': minister refuses to link drought to climate change on Q&A
The Guardian
Tue 7 August, 2018
The agriculture minister says linking the drought affecting much of Australia to man-made climate change is a “big call” and he does not “give a rats if it’s man-made or not”.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
'That's a big call': Littleproud's climate change comments draw jeers on Q&A
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Our Agriculture Minister Admitted He DGAF If Climate Change Is Manmade
Labor MP backs NEG with new coal plants
The Australian
Tue 7 August, 2018
A federal Labor MP has said new coal-fired power stations could be part of the nation’s energy mix and urged state Labor governments to support Malcolm Turnbull’s national energy guarantee.
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Earth at risk of 'hothouse climate' where efforts to reduce emissions will have no impact, study finds
ABC News
Tue 7 August, 2018
If humans cause the earth's global average temperature to increase by a further 1 degree Celsius, the world could face a "hothouse" climate and trigger further warming — even when all human emissions cease, an international study has found.
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Meet the Brisbane business owner serving free meals to the homeless every night
Smart Company
Tue 7 August, 2018
For any business owner in the food or hospitality industry, you’re probably familiar with the massive amount of food going to waste every day as businesses chuck it out after the business closes at night. But one Brisbane-based business is bucking the trend.
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Six tips on how to do sustainable travel right
Travel Weekly
Tue 7 August, 2018
As the world’s largest industry, there’s no doubt that tourism can have a positive impact on local businesses and cultures.
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Repeat after me: carbon dioxide is good for us
The Australian
Tue 7 August, 2018
Climate policy is underpinned by two fallacies. The first is that human emissions of carbon dioxide drive global warming. The second is that future climate can be predicted from computer models.
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The fictions that block a deal on climate and energy
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 7 August, 2018
The political dispute about energy and climate is clouded by three fictions that make progress on the National Energy Guarantee almost impossible – unless all sides agree on the facts.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Corporate renewable energy procurement breaks 2017 levels by mid-year
Reneweconomy
Tue 7 August, 2018
A new report published by Bloomberg New Energy Finance this week has revealed corporate procurement levels have shot through the proverbial roof, with 7.2GW worth of clean energy purchased by corporations so far in 2018, smashing what was already a record year in 2017 by the mid-year point.
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90pc of migrants settling in two cities
The Australian
Tue 7 August, 2018
Almost 90 per cent of all new permanent arrivals to Australia are settling in Melbourne and Sydney, according to previously unpublished statistics that add weight to government moves to introduce a migration policy that forces some skilled migrants to live outside the biggest cities.
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From devils to superheroes: our complicated relationship with bats
The Conversation
Tue 7 August, 2018
Did you know that the collective noun for bats is a “cloud”, or that in the first scientific classification of mammals, bats were placed close to humans because, like us, they have two nipples? The book Bat, by Tessa Laird, is full of similar tidbits that you will want to share with others. It is also engrossing, eloquent and beautifully illustrated.
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Crops and livestock 'polluted' by plastic along Port Wakefield Road
ABC News
Tue 7 August, 2018
Farmers are considering their legal options after rubbish associated with trucks offloading at a dump in Adelaide's north was blamed for polluting grain and potentially causing the death of livestock.
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Garbage in, water out: 'Mechanical stomachs' digest restaurant waste
The Age
Tue 7 August, 2018
"Mechanical stomachs" full of food-digesting micro-organisms are revolutionising the way Melbourne's restaurants deal with the mountains of waste they generate each day.
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New stretch wrap will biodegrade in landfill within 1-5 years
Inside Waste
Tue 7 August, 2018
Two Melbourne entrepreneurs - a geologist and an engineer - have created an innovative suite of landfill biodegradable packaging supplies including stretch wrap, packing tape, pallet caps and doculopes for companies 100% committed to environmental responsibility.
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Climate policy won’t help farmers, says Barnaby Joyce
The Australian
Mon 6 August, 2018
Former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce says Australian climate change policy will have make no difference to the global climate and won’t help farmers battling drought.
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Energy stalemate deepens as governments dig in over climate action
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 6 August, 2018
Hopes of a swift end to Australia’s climate policy paralysis have been dashed after the Turnbull government refused to capitulate to the states’ appeal for compromise on the landmark energy plan, including their demand that accelerated emissions reductions be made easier.
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Get party room behind Neg and we'll talk, states and ACT warn Frydenberg
The Guardian
Mon 6 August, 2018
The ACT has warned Josh Frydenberg to compromise on the national energy guarantee, with the territory cabinet vowing to only support a policy that “will genuinely help the national energy market transition to a more modern, sustainable, affordable, and reliable system”.
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Victorian Labor government shapes up to Canberra over NEG
The Conversation
Mon 6 August, 2018
The Victorian Labor government’s cabinet will consider on Monday a raft of demands around the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) ahead of a crucial federal-state energy ministers’ meeting later this week.
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Energy (In)security Board and its modelling spreadsheet
Reneweconomy
Mon 6 August, 2018
As depicted by modellers ACIL-Allen, the biggest failing of the National Energy Guarantee is the projection that there will be no new investment, other than behind the meter, between 2022 and 2030.
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Josh Frydenberg defends $444m grant for Great Barrier Reef Foundation
The Australian
Mon 6 August, 2018
Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg has defended the government’s decision to give almost half a billion dollars to the corporate-funded Great Barrier Reef Foundation without any tender process, arguing the organisation was chosen because of its ability to “leverage off the private sector”.
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Global wind energy giants blast weak emissions target in national plan
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 6 August, 2018
Two of the world's biggest wind turbine makers have weighed in against the National Energy Guarantee, calling for a more ambitious target because it may leave the electricity sector contributing only a tiny portion of Australia's Paris climate goal.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Apple, the $1 trillion company searching for its soul
The Conversation
Mon 6 August, 2018
Apple has become the first American company to reach US$1 trillion in market capitalisation – US$1,000,000,000,000 in stockmarket value. Behind this glittering success, however, lies a series of unresolved ethical dilemmas.
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Nuclear power takes a hit as European heatwave rolls on
Reneweconomy
Mon 6 August, 2018
A scorching European summer has been doing its best to prove that renewables are not the only energy sources at the mercy of the elements – and that climate change is a thing – with nuclear reactors from France to Finland being shut down or their output restricted due to record heat.
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Global wind & solar capacity surpasses 1 Terawatt
Reneweconomy
Mon 6 August, 2018
The total combined capacity of wind and solar energy surpassed the historic 1 TW milestone by the end of June, according to new figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, well surpassing analyst expectations.
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Growing pains as Australia prepares to welcome 25 millionth resident
9 News
Mon 6 August, 2018
Australia's population is forecast to hit 25 million this week, marking another step towards an estimated 40 million people by the year 2056.
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Strong, liveable cities the key to a prosperous future
The Australian
Mon 6 August, 2018
In February 2016, Australia added resident number 24 million. Just 2½ years later, tomorrow at about 11pm, we will welcome resident number 25 million.
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Indonesian government vows to ban dog and cat meat trade in surprise move
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 6 August, 2018
At an extraordinary meeting between Indonesia’s Ministry of Agriculture and the Dog Meat-Free Indonesia coalition, government officials announced they would support a ban on the trade in, and deny veterinary certification for, dog and cat meat.
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Fishermen and experts baffled by strange grey lump found on beach
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 6 August, 2018
Marine experts are baffled by a mysterious grey lump found on a Perth beach, with opinions divided as to whether it is an unusual sea urchin, marine invertebrate animal or a valuable lump of whale vomit.
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Slovenians strive to live in peace with bears
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 6 August, 2018
When he used to go hunting, Miha Mlakar would dream of killing a bear. But today the 33-year-old from Slovenia makes his living watching the animals, peacefully, in their natural forest environment.
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Here’s how many times you actually need to reuse your shopping bags
The Conversation
Mon 6 August, 2018
The plastic bag ban by the major supermarkets (and Coles’ pivot away from its ban after backlash, then pivot back to the ban after a backlash to the backlash) has left plenty of people scratching their heads.
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Medical waste needs recycling: researchers
News.com.au
Mon 6 August, 2018
Australians could soon be filtering their water or growing their plants using recycled medical waste.
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The Australian
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The Gold Coast Bulletin
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The Mercury
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7 Environmental Documentaries That You Should Add To Your To-Watch List
ELLE Australia
Mon 6 August, 2018
When it comes to keeping tabs on climate change, ever-conflicting green policies, and the sheer impact the human race has on the environment, we have to admit that we don't always have our finger on the pulse. But rather than punishing yourself by reading through pages and pages of research on green-house gases, you could update your intel with one (or seven) quick, hard-hitting and educational documentaries.
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