Issue date : Mon 15 October, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 55 Seconds
Number of items : 58
Liberal climate stance will 'kill': Greens
SBS World News Australia
Mon 15 October, 2018
Greens MP Adam Bandt has warned the coalition's views on climate change and renewable energy will "kill people".
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Lobby groups in spotlight as shareholder campaign targets Westpac
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 15 October, 2018
Westpac has become the latest big listed company - and the first bank - to be targeted by a shareholder activist campaign focused on business lobby groups and their impact on Australia's long-running and vexed climate policy debate.
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Australia, A Coffee Crisis Is On The Horizon
Ten Daily
Mon 15 October, 2018
The future of your morning flat white may not be guaranteed, as climate change threatens to push more than half of the world's suitable coffee land into unsuitability.
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Is it time to move beyond the limits of ‘built environment’ thinking?
The Conversation
Mon 15 October, 2018
The constructed world around us provides the stage for our daily life. The term “built environment” is in the past tense, describing a scenario after the fact. What does it actually mean beyond the obvious connotation of buildings and parks?
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Forget coal wars, says Alan Finkel – look at emission outcomes
The Guardian
Sun 14 October, 2018
Australia’s chief scientist says the question facing the nation’s energy future is not about renewables versus coal but how best to create “a whole-of-economy emissions reduction strategy”.
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There’s still a future in coal: Finkel
The Australian
Sun 14 October, 2018
Chief Scientist Alan Finkel has said he does not necessarily agree with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report’s call to phase out coal power by 2050, after the report was released last week.
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Climate right for solar plan: Reynolds
The Mercury
Sun 14 October, 2018
HOBART residents and businesses would be able to install solar energy systems with no upfront costs under an initiative proposed by mayoral candidate Anna Reynolds.
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RSPCA slams new live export stocking rules
The West Australian
Sun 14 October, 2018
The RSPCA has attacked moves by the Federal Government to relax live export stocking densities for sheep after the northern hemisphere ends in late October.
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Hurricanes, hog manure and the dire need for carbon pricing
The Conversation
Sun 14 October, 2018
“Once-in-a-lifetime” hurricanes are striking the southern United States with alarming frequency. Hurricane Michael just slammed into the Florida panhandle, and the destructive power of Hurricane Florence is still being felt, especially in North Carolina.
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'Jaw dropping': New Zealand offers lessons in tackling climate change
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 14 October, 2018
Scott Simpson, New Zealand's National Party environment spokesman, stunned a trans-Tasman investment meeting last week by stating that climate action was "too important to be playing politics with".
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Jobs, investment surge as coal refuses to die
The Courier Mail
Sun 14 October, 2018
QUEENSLAND could be on the cusp of another mining boom, with demand for coal used in steel making forecast to soar over the next decade.
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'It's a big deal for us': the Magic Kingdom is going green
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 14 October, 2018
The Walt Disney Company is just months away from generating enough renewable solar energy to fully power two of its four parks at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida in the United States.
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Lead levels weigh heavily on health of smelter city
The Australian
Sun 14 October, 2018
Beau Keightley and Natasha Couzner will probably never know whether their son’s learning difficulties are linked to lead contamination.
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Two NSW ocean beaches given poor rating
Yahoo!7 News
Sun 14 October, 2018
NSW beaches are, overall, the cleanest they've been in years but there are concerns about swimming spots in Sydney and on the Central Coast.
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Queensland researcher's invention helps tourism go green
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 14 October, 2018
My Green Butler, the innovative device enouraging holiday guests to change their behaviour in order to reduce resource consumption, is making waves within the tourism industry.
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Bill Shorten: 'We've got to end the climate change war'
The Guardian
Sat 13 October, 2018
Bill Shorten has signalled Labor will keep the national energy guarantee and maintain subsidies for households and businesses to install small-scale renewable energy until 2030, as the shadow cabinet prepares to deliberate on energy policy.
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'Vote to protect creation': Rabbi's plea to Wentworth voters
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 13 October, 2018
A senior rabbi in Wentworth has written to his congregation with an extraordinary message urging them to consider the "moral issue of climate change" when they vote in next week's byelection.
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Tony Windsor How climate change policy helps farmers
The Saturday Paper
Sat 13 October, 2018
Drought is ravaging the land. Large swaths of eastern Australia are experiencing some of the worst seasons on record. Frosts have wiped out large areas of crops in Western Australia, southern New South Wales and Victoria. Hail has beaten crops into the ground in Queensland.
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The butterfly effect has ants playing defence
The Age
Sat 13 October, 2018
A wonder of nature is playing out in the sleepy suburbs of Melbourne's north, where an endangered butterfly has found an unlikely protector.
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Echidna quills at Taronga hold secrets to fight illegal wildlife trade
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 13 October, 2018
Analysis from a team of scientists found keratin - the same protein in human hair - that makes up each ombre spike holds a chemical signature that points to the monotreme's diet.
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What the past can tell us about the future of climate change
Pursuit
Sat 13 October, 2018
For several millennia during the Last Interglacial period, temperatures were higher than pre-industrial levels and that had an impact on our climate system. But with recent dire forecasts of global warming, what can the past tell us about the future of our climate?
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Caribbean to test greenhouse-gas linked ocean acidity
Yahoo!7 News
Sat 13 October, 2018
Tourism and fishery-dependent Caribbean nations plan to test the acidity of the Caribbean Sea as a result of increased absorption of greenhouse gases, a senior regional official said Friday.
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Don't let the rain fool you, there's a dry summer ahead
The Canberra Times
Sat 13 October, 2018
Canberrans could have been forgiven for thinking we are rapidly heading into winter and not summer after the weather the capital has experienced this week.
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Here comes the sun: clear skies in sight after Sydney's marathon downpour
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 13 October, 2018
Sydneysiders have suffered through an unusually dreary start to October, with stubborn weather systems causing persistent rain and average maximum temperatures to hit a five-year low.
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Courts can play a pivotal role in combating climate change
The Conversation
Fri 12 October, 2018
The international community has widely acknowledged the severe threats posed by the impacts of climate change to a series of human rights, including the rights to life, health, and an adequate standard of living. But a stark gap has emerged between this acknowledgement in global climate policy – evidenced by a non-binding clause in the preamble of the Paris Agreement – and their actions to meet promised targets.
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Climate gestures feel good — until they come back to bite
The Australian
Fri 12 October, 2018
If it has changed nothing else, global warming has up-ended political debate. What once was loosely based on fact and reason is now almost entirely reliant on feelings and posturing. Not so much about saving the planet, it is about identifying with that cause; it is not so much about solutions as gestures.
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Fight tuberculosis, not climate change, to save lives
The Australian
Fri 12 October, 2018
Global leaders recently swept into New York for the UN General Assembly, trailed by thousands of media, activists and protesters. During the high-level get-together, two very different meetings held at exactly the same time revealed much about their priorities — and their flawed approach to the planet’s biggest problems.
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Here comes the sun, but don’t panic
Reneweconomy
Fri 12 October, 2018
Last night ABC TV’s 7.30 program featured Energy Networks Australia CEO Andrew Dillon warning about the risk of widespread blackouts unless networks spend a lot of money upgrading their equipment to cope with high amount of rooftop solar exports to the grid.
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Beef farmers bristle but methane’s hard to ignore
The Australian
Fri 12 October, 2018
When high-flying global entrepreneur Richard Branson announced in 2014 he was giving up beef for the good of the planet, Australian Farm Institute director Mick Keogh couldn’t ­resist having a dig at his ­integrity and mental competence.
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Leek orchids are beautiful, endangered and we have no idea how to grow them
The Conversation
Fri 12 October, 2018
Leek orchids don’t have many friends. Maybe it’s because they lack the drop-dead gorgeous looks of many of their fellow family members. Or perhaps it’s because they’re always the first to leave the party: as soon as sheep or weeds encroach on their territory, they’re out of there. Whatever the reason, you don’t see leek orchids around very often.
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