Issue date : Tue 18 September, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 40 Seconds
Number of items : 55
Climate experts call for WA fracking ban
News.com.au
Tue 18 September, 2018
More than 50 climate scientists have penned an open letter to the WA government, calling for a permanent ban on fracking across the state.
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Concern over lack of flood insurance cover
News.com.au
Tue 18 September, 2018
The banking royal commission will this week examine the conduct of insurers in handling home insurance claims after natural disasters.
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Environmentalists slam Adani water plan
The Australian
Tue 18 September, 2018
Adani could take billions of litres of water from a Queensland river for its coal mining operations without proper scrutiny, environmental groups say.
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Talking Point: Generational change spells danger for politicians who fail to act
The Mercury
Tue 18 September, 2018
Former CSIRO climate scientist John Church is now free of the constraints of government service and able to speak his mind. He did not mince his words in a Hobart Town Hall public meeting last week. “It is clear that unabated emissions will wreak havoc
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73% of Australians wrong according to climate denying COALition
Independent Australia
Tue 18 September, 2018
Does the Coalition really think it is on the right track ignoring farmers, scientists, tourism operators, firefighters, surf lifesavers, the Australian Defence Force and 73% of the Australian public on climate change? Simon Black reports.
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Australia must move quickly on its power generation decisions
The Newcastle Herald
Tue 18 September, 2018
Fairfax media reported recently that Europe would reject a $15 billion trade deal with Australia unless Australia honoured its pollution reduction commitments under the Paris Agreement. For this to occur, Australia would have to adopt the same power generation fuel sources as Europe.
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Fishing spiders – nature’s creepiest success story
Australian Geographic
Tue 18 September, 2018
FOR MANY OF US, the idea that water itself is no escape from spiders is not great. They lurk in our bushlands, our gardens, our back sheds, our bedrooms – we’ve already got snakes to think about in the water, do we have to worry about spiders in there, too?
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WA poet John Kinsella wields words in fight to save black cockatoo roost
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 18 September, 2018
Renowned West Australian poet Professor John Kinsella has used his art to call for the protection of a wetland regarded as the most biodiverse site remaining in Perth.
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Outrage grows over hunter’s photo of leopard kill
News.com.au
Tue 18 September, 2018
NAOMI Campbell and other celebrities have shared their outrage over a viral photograph of a hunter proudly showing off her leopard kill — said to be the ninth largest in the world.
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Why are there so many fires burning the Top End black every year?
ABC News
Tue 18 September, 2018
A blazing fire lines a highway as the air fills with the sweet and heady scent of the bush. Overhead, kites soar and swoop. Smoky clouds rise above the savannah, and at sunset the sky turns a deep neon orange.
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Earth’s most volcanic places
Cosmos
Tue 18 September, 2018
Some countries are famous for images of spewing lava and mountainous destruction. However, appearances can be deceiving. Not all volcanoes are the same, reports Vhairi Mackintosh.
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Government to move Macquarie Point sewerage plant to move
The Mercury
Tue 18 September, 2018
THE sewage treatment plant at Macquarie Point will be moved to make way for the area’s redevelopment, Treasurer Peter Gutwein said today.Mr Gutwein said the state government would work with the TasWater and make funding available to move the plant.
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Fears for indigenous lands as foreign nuclear waste headed our way
The Australian
Tue 18 September, 2018
Australia is to receive a shipment of intermediate-level radioactive waste from Britain in the next three or four years despite concerns in Scotland that the nuclear material may end up dumped on traditional Aboriginal lands.
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Ending the age of plastic
Cosmos
Tue 18 September, 2018
As plastic pollution covers the globe, can science provide solutions? Michael Lucy investigates.
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Why we're all choking on Amazon cardboard
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 18 September, 2018
In the courtyard of my apartment building in Berlin, one of the eight containers for various kinds of garbage (Germans are fanatical about trash separation), the blue one, is for paper and cardboard. It's emptied every Wednesday and it's always chock-full by Thursday. My wife and I have taken to watching the container and running to it after the weekly pickup with our pile of cardboard from Amazon and other online stores; that's mostly what our neighbours cram into the blue bin, too.
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Taylor launches extraordinary and ill-informed attack against wind and solar
Reneweconomy
Mon 17 September, 2018
New energy minister Angus Taylor has launched a new and extraordinary attack against wind and solar, saying they cause “de-industrialisation” and claiming that Labor’s 45 per cent emissions reduction target would send a “wrecking ball” through the Australian economy.
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Australia has no climate-change policy — again
Nature
Mon 17 September, 2018
Australia’s new prime minister has abandoned the country’s policy for cutting greenhouse-gas emissions. Climate scientists say the move means the government has effectively dropped its commitment to the 2015 Paris climate agreement.
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Pulling out of Paris won't help prices: PM
9 News
Mon 17 September, 2018
Scott Morrison has stared down calls for Australia to abandon international emissions commitments, arguing engaging in climate wars won't cut power prices.
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PM rejects calls to abandon Paris targets
9 News
Perthnow
The Newcastle Herald
Greens call to phase out coal in Victoria, 100% renewables by 2030
Reneweconomy
Mon 17 September, 2018
The Victorian Greens have released their energy and climate policy ahead of the forthcoming state election, calling for an end to coal-fired generation and a transition to 100 per cent renewables by 2030.
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'Prepare to get your legs broken': MP threatened over fishing ban
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 17 September, 2018
A state Greens MP has been targeted with online abuse and even death threats for supporting the government’s plan to introduce lockout zones to protect fish in vulnerable areas along the coast.
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'Not the details requested': EPA, RFS, others rebuke Santos over CSG
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 17 September, 2018
NSW government agencies have reiterated demands for more information from Santos about its plan to develop a $3 billion coal seam gas project in northern NSW, saying the company had failed to respond to their concerns.
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Liberal climate changing in Wentworth
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 17 September, 2018
As the Wentworth byelection will show, the desire of Coalition MPs to micro-target their "base" is a terrible way to develop national policy or win federal elections. Take energy policy: should the Coalition compete with Pauline Hanson for the climate sceptic vote in Queensland seats like Dawson or should it compete with Kerryn Phelps for the sensible centre in Malcolm Turnbull's old seat of Wentworth?
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Building new coal, and propping up old, not the answer: S&P
Reneweconomy
Mon 17 September, 2018
Federal government intervention to prop up ageing coal power generation, and underwrite the development of new coal capacity over and above renewables and storage, could have dire consequences for the credit quality of the Australian energy sector, a new report has warned.
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Business Insider Australia
S&P says Australia's uncertain energy policy is undermining investor confidence
The Sydney Morning Herald
Government intervention in electricity may push power prices up: S&P
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
Japan’s Marubeni deals “body blow” to coal, in pivot to renewables
Reneweconomy
Mon 17 September, 2018
Japanese energy giant Marubeni Corp has revealed plans to halve its ownership of coal-fired power plants by 2030, and withdraw completely from the coal plant building business, in what industry watchers are describing as the latest and strongest confirmation of a global transition to renewables.
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BHP encourages Australia to think steel, think big
AdNews
Mon 17 September, 2018
BHP has launched the second phase of its ‘Think big’ advertising campaign, spotlighting their role as a resource provider and in Australia’s economy.
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The switch is on: Consumers are turning away from gas
Reneweconomy
Mon 17 September, 2018
It’s now well known that eastern-Australian electricity demand peaked in 2008 and declined sharply thereafter, catching many industry analysts unaware.
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Hyundai lifts lid on its electric truck ambitions
ATN
Mon 17 September, 2018
Hyundai’s Australian truck inroads may be modest at present but the Korean make is looking to keep up with electric propulsion and autonomous driving developments internationally.
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Melting permafrost threatens climate rescue plan: study
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 17 September, 2018
Global targets aimed at warding off runaway planetary warming could be breached sooner than expected, experts warned Monday, as gases released by melting permafrost threaten to undermine human efforts to avert climate disaster.
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Start-ups to tackle food loss in Asia
Food Processing
Mon 17 September, 2018
Rabobank is launching the Food Loss Challenge Asia, which encourages start-ups to present their tech-based solutions to reduce food loss.
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Wine drinkers say cork is king
Food Processing
Mon 17 September, 2018
Despite the convenience of pouring a glass of wine, screwing the cap back on and returning for the rest another day, consumers still prefer wines with cork closures. In a blind taste test, consumers rated the same wine as superior when they believed it was closed with a natural cork as opposed to a screw cap or a synthetic cork.
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