Issue date : Thu 4 October, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 13 Seconds
Number of items : 38
Degrees of Division
The Australian
Thu 4 October, 2018
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is about to release the most politically charged report in its history just weeks before a crucial meeting in Poland.
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Climate data release again delayed by Government, FOI documents show
ABC News
Thu 4 October, 2018
A report showing Australia is failing to rein in its greenhouse gas pollution was sat on for nearly two months by the Federal Government, before being released late on a Friday afternoon of a long weekend when footy finals fever and banking royal commission findings were dominating headlines, the ABC has learned.
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'Best way': Labor's Wentworth candidate Tim Murray backs carbon price
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 4 October, 2018
Tim Murray, Labor's candidate for the Wentworth byelection, says policy paralysis by the Liberal-National Coalition was driving electricity prices higher and it was time to revisit a carbon price to drive climate action.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Virgin Atlantic makes first biofuel flight
News.com.au
Thu 4 October, 2018
Sir Richard, Virgin Atlantic's founder, has guided a biofuel powered aircraft into Gatwick Airport after its first-ever trans-Atlantic flight.
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NT News
Perthnow
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
The Newcastle Herald
The Weekly Times
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Satellites could hold key to stopping water theft in Murray-Darling Basin
ABC News
Thu 4 October, 2018
Free satellite images beamed from the European Space Agency have been accessed by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) in a year-long trial to ensure water wasn't stolen during environmental releases into the Northern Basin.
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Taiwan leads the way as tide of rubbish threatens to swamp us
The Australian
Thu 4 October, 2018
Rather than peddle brand-new virtual products, Miniwiz derives value from physically repurposing old rubbish. Chairs in the conference room began life as plastic bottles, food packaging, aluminium cans and shoe soles.
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Charities spending millions cleaning up fast fashion graveyard
ABC News
Thu 4 October, 2018
Charities want consumers to think twice before making an impulse buy at a fast fashion store after new figures reveal it is costing millions of dollars to send unusable donations of cheap clothing to landfill.
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Sydney to cop a drenching after record dry
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 4 October, 2018
Sydney and other parts of NSW are set for heavy rain on Thursday, with up to 50 millimetres forecast for the city.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Architect of Paris climate accord says Morrison government's emissions stance is 'anti-science'
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 3 October, 2018
A key architect of the landmark Paris climate deal has lambasted the Coalition government’s inaction on greenhouse gas emissions, saying it “goes against the science”, squanders economic opportunity and risks Australia’s international standing.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Young women more likely to care about climate change: study
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 3 October, 2018
Young women are much more likely to care about climate change than young men, an Australian study has found.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Scott Morrison's irresponsible climate cantering soundbites
Independent Australia
Wed 3 October, 2018
It doesn't matter how much the PM tries to hide our emissions data, we are not going to get to “argue the toss” after failing to “canter it in”, writes Simon Black.
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REST fights claim it failed to consider climate change
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 3 October, 2018
A beefed-up lawsuit against $50 billion superannuation fund REST alleges the fund's trustees breached their duties by failing to factor climate change into investment decisions.
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Lynas review to balance economy and environment: MP
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 3 October, 2018
A review of Lynas Corporation's Malaysian refinery will focus on "inter-generational justice" and "sustainable investments", according to the long-standing critic of the Australian company who claims to be leading the review.
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Better to turn off pool pumps than build power stations: AEMO
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 3 October, 2018
The chief executive of the Australian Energy Market Operator says paying householders to turn swimming pool pumps off and for extra electricity collected from their rooftop solar panels is a smarter way of ensuring no power blackouts happen than building new power stations.
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ARENA goes behind the meter, as consumers rush to solar, storage, EVs
Reneweconomy
Wed 3 October, 2018
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has announced a new focus on making the best use of Australia’s record breaking rooftop solar uptake – and its impending battery storage and electric vehicle booms – as one of the major frontiers of an increasingly renewables dominated grid.
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Abattoir powered by renewables to deliver Gladstone jobs
Ecogeneration
Wed 3 October, 2018
A high-tech abattoir in Gladstone will provide 95 hectares of solar panels, capable of generating 78 MW of electricity or almost one third of the sites total electricity needs.
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Electric cars pose threat to tax revenue
In the Black
Wed 3 October, 2018
Electric cars might represent the future of road transport, but they also pose a significant taxation and funding dilemma for governments.
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Protecting our thirsty urban trees from more harsh summers
Pursuit
Wed 3 October, 2018
Urban forests are great for keeping our cities cool, but as temperatures go up they need water to survive - and that’s where redirecting storm water to street trees comes in
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Heat-seeking drones find Brisbane's hiding koalas
The Brisbane Times
Wed 3 October, 2018
Researchers have used drones equipped with koala-seeking heat sensors to map the marsupials' population in Brisbane from 60 metres above the tree canopy.
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The Age
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Swiss cow feed to combat global warming
The Newcastle Herald
Wed 3 October, 2018
Cows burp and fart more than they need to, says a Swiss firm that has developed a feed that cuts methane emissions from livestock - helping to combat global warming into the bargain.
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Razed Alcoa plant requires six-month clean-up
The Age
Wed 3 October, 2018
A tangled mess of steel and debris surrounding a solitary chimney stack are all that remain of Alcoa’s former power station in Anglesea.
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‘Honeygate’ deepens as new tests reveal 27% of brands are adulterated
The Conversation
Wed 3 October, 2018
More than a quarter of commercial honey brands have potentially been watered down with sugar cane, corn syrup or other products, according to our new analysis of 95 products from local food markets and supermarket shelves.
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