Issue date : Mon 8 October, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 55 Seconds
Number of items : 58
Radical action needed to save Great Barrier Reef, major climate report warns
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 8 October, 2018
A major climate report warns the window of opportunity to avoid total destruction of the Great Barrier Reef is closing and a near-collapse of some human and natural systems is imminent, meaning radical action is needed in the next few years to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees.
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The UN’s 1.5°C special climate report at a glance
The Conversation
Mon 8 October, 2018
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a special report today on the impacts of global warming of 1.5℃ above pre-industrial levels.
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China, India must reduce emissions: Taylor
News.com.au
Mon 8 October, 2018
Energy Minister Angus Taylor says it's up to developing countries to reduce their emissions, downplaying concerns over a major climate report that will reportedly call for coal to be phased out by 2050.
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The West Australian
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How Hawaiian Airlines is answering the sustainability call
Travel Weekly
Mon 8 October, 2018
Sustainability is one of the hot topics of the travel industry right now, and Travel Weekly took the opportunity, while attending the 2018 Global Tourism Summit in Honolulu, to find out how Hawaiian Airlines is doing its bit for the environment.
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Pilbara wind and solar plans jump to 11GW as Macquarie provides capital
Reneweconomy
Mon 8 October, 2018
Plans for a huge wind solar hybrid project in the Pilbara region in north-western Australia have jumped from 9GW to 11GW, with Macquarie Group jumping on board to provide development capital.
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Maoneng reaches financial close on 250MW Sunraysia solar farm
Reneweconomy
Mon 8 October, 2018
Chinese Australian renewable energy developer Maoneng is to begin construction of the 255MW Sunraysia solar farm near Balranald after reaching financial close for one of the biggest solar projects in the country.
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The glass-fanged viperfish is nightmare material
Australian Geographic
Mon 8 October, 2018
LOT OF THINGS lurking in the deep sea are intimidating and otherworldly, but nothing quite says Xenomorphic nightmare fuel quite like the glass-fanged viperfish (Chauliodus sloani).
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Snapcrap app launched to help city’s rubbish crisis
News.com.au
Mon 8 October, 2018
A NEWCOMER to San Francisco has created a free app to make it easier for people to report poo and used needles on the city’s famously dirty streets.
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Major climate report expected to call for coal shut-down by 2050
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 7 October, 2018
A major climate report will say coal-generated electricity must be phased out globally by 2050 if the world is to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of global warming, including the total destruction of the Great Barrier Reef.
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States go their own way on renewable energy targets
The Australian Financial Review
Sun 7 October, 2018
State Labor governments have vowed to push ahead with their ambitious renewable energy targets despite the Morrison government confirming it would not replace the national Renewable Energy Target when it expires in 2020.
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Ten years after the Garnaut report: where is climate and energy
The Australian Financial Review
Sun 7 October, 2018
Ten years ago last week, I presented the Garnaut Climate Change Review to Australia's prime minister, six premiers and two chief ministers. My main recommendations had the support of the federal leader of the opposition. Over the next few years, the states and territories agreed to fold their own myriad programmes on climate change and energy into a single national policy.
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Got a political problem? Commission a report
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 7 October, 2018
It’s this kind of rigorous fact-finding Kelly also brings to his commentary on climate change, which you can hear, it seems, almost every time you turn on Sky News.
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Explained: How to understand Australia's new energy mess
The Australian Financial Review
Sun 7 October, 2018
On August 14, a clear majority of the federal Coalition party room endorsed the National Energy Guarantee being promoted by then Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg.
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Whitehaven Coal buckles on carbon disclosure after ASIC warning
The Australian Financial Review
Sun 7 October, 2018
Whitehaven Coal has buckled to activist shareholders and agreed to look at further disclosure of its climate related risks after the Australian Securities and Investments Commission warned ASX-listed companies to shape up.
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Crudine Ridge wind farm upsets locals
The Australian
Sun 7 October, 2018
The Crudine Ridge wind farm has pushed through plenty of ­obstacles in its bid to put 38 turbines in environmentally sensitive woodland midway between Mudgee and Bathurst in western NSW.
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Forest Therapy: Getting back to our natural roots
The Age
Sun 7 October, 2018
We're walking through the forest, slowly. Almost unnaturally slow. Or is it? Someone's guiding us, encouraging us to explore it using one sense at a time. We're smelling the scent of the forest, with our eyes closed. Then, feeling the contrast between the sun and the shade of the trees, again, with our eyes closed. Which one do you prefer? Turn towards it. There's a group of us, six, max, and we're having a session of Forest Therapy. It's cheap, (this one's actually free), but it's not something the doctor has prescribed, yet.
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Five myths about water saving in the garden
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 7 October, 2018
At rough count, this is my fifth drought. The trouble with droughts is that you never know when they are beginning. It’s months before you suddenly realise ‘Hey, wait a sec, when did it last rain?’
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Climate scientists are struggling to find the right words for very bad news
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 6 October, 2018
In Incheon, South Korea, this week, representatives of more than 130 countries and about 50 scientists have packed into a large conference centre going over every line of an all-important report: what chance does the planet have of keeping climate change to a moderate, controllable level?
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Saudi Arabia threatens to block key UN climate report: sources
SBS World News Australia
Sat 6 October, 2018
Oil giant Saudi Arabia is seeking to block adoption of a key UN climate change report unless a passage highlighting the inadequacy of national carbon-cutting pledges is removed or altered, multiple sources told AFP.
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Fact-checking Morrison on climate change
The Saturday Paper
Sat 6 October, 2018
On his first official trip as prime minister Scott Morrison set off on a “drought tour” of south-western Queensland, where for five years communities have been devastated by dry conditions. With Coalition MPs David Littleproud, Michael McCormack and Bridget McKenzie in tow, the prime minister visited the Tully family outside Quilpie – fifth-generation farmers who are struggling to raise their five kids. Asked by reporters about climate change and the long-running drought, Morrison acknowledged “the climate is changing” – a step forward in comparison with some of his predecessors – but dodged any potential link between that fact and his tinder dry surrounds.
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Scientists champion forests as 'unsung hero' of climate action
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 6 October, 2018
Barcelona: Scientists from around the world called for stepped-up efforts to use forests to keep global warming to the lowest limit agreed by governments in 2015, as a key report on how to meet that goal is finalised in South Korea this week.
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Probability and severity of global warming must be explored
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 6 October, 2018
A United States court has again rejected an appeal by the federal government to deny the right of children to sue the government for failing to act on climate change. The kids, who come from 10 states, form a group called Our Children’s Trust and range in age from 10 years to young adulthood.
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Kenya 'on track to develop nuclear energy'
News.com.au
Fri 5 October, 2018
Kenya's ambition of having a nuclear power plant is still on course and it hopes to build its first such facility in the next 12-15 years, a senior Energy Ministry official says.
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Tesla big battery claims its first major fossil fuel victim
Reneweconomy
Fri 5 October, 2018
Elon Musk’s crusade to rid the world of fossil fuels and lead the transition to clean energy took a small but significant step forward this week, when the Australian Energy Market Operator decided to put an end to a market that has been rorted outrageously by fossil fuel generators in recent years.
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Chernobyl begins new life as solar power park
Yahoo!7 News
Fri 5 October, 2018
Ukraine launched Friday a park of photovoltaic panels at the former Chernobyl power plant as the country seeks to use solar power to give the scene of the world's worst nuclear disaster a new lease on life.
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Australia’s “father of PV”, Martin Green, collects Global Energy Prize
Reneweconomy
Fri 5 October, 2018
Australia’s “father of PV,” UNSW Scientia Professor Martin Green was handed the 2018 Global Energy Prize at a ceremony in Moscow on Thursday night, after beating the likes of Tesla’s Elon Musk to become the first Australian to win the $820,000 gong.
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Batteries hold key to grid’s thorniest problems, but regulations block the way
Reneweconomy
Fri 5 October, 2018
Outdated rules, and the slow pace of regulatory change, are hampering the roll out of large-scale battery storage solutions on Australia’s grid, even as those solutions are ready to solve some of the National Electricity Market’s thorniest problems, including high prices and reliable supply.
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Study shows climate change shaped rapid evolution of modern kangaroos
Perthnow
Fri 5 October, 2018
CANBERRA Scientists have been able to establish a timeline for the evolution of the modern kangaroo, showing ancestors of today’s kangaroos appeared in Australia at least 25 million years ago.
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Injured animals to get online help
The Age
Fri 5 October, 2018
In a quiet pocket of suburban Melbourne, a wildlife sanctuary is teeming with native animals.
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The black wattle is a boon for Australians (and a pest everywhere else)
The Conversation
Fri 5 October, 2018
The genus Acacia is Australia’s largest, containing nearly 1,000 different species. It includes our national floral emblem, the golden wattle, and is the source of the green and gold colours of many of our sporting teams. The variety of acacias is mind-boggling.
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Nuclear experts to test Fukushima water
News.com.au
Fri 5 October, 2018
The International Atomic Energy Agency says it will test seawater, marine sediment and fish around Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant.
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The Aussie Surfer Making Shoes From Tyres Dumped In The Ocean
Ten Daily
Fri 5 October, 2018
A keen surfer, Riley would regularly travel there from Australia to take advantage of its waves. “I was basically living there” he told ten daily. But the love for his adopted country soon turned to concern, when Riley saw first-hand just how bad its pollution had become.
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