Issue date : Thu 25 October, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 55 Seconds
Number of items : 58
Coalition urged to revive 'necessary and inevitable' emissions reduction
The Guardian
Thu 25 October, 2018
Business, welfare, climate and energy groups have urged the Morrison government to put emissions reduction back on the table, warning a “global transition towards lower emissions and ultimately net zero emissions is both necessary and inevitable”.
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Health experts slam government's 'contemptuous' IPCC report response
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 25 October, 2018
Almost two dozen leading Australian health experts have blasted the Morrison government's "contemptuous dismissal" of the findings of the latest major climate report and called for a rapid phasing out of coal.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Morrison energy pledge at risk from hung parliament
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 25 October, 2018
The Morrison government has hit a new hurdle in its race to drive down energy prices as it struggles to legislate new powers to force big retailers to heed its demands before the federal election.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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European Parliament backs ban on single-use plastics, starting from 2021
ABC News
Thu 25 October, 2018
The European Parliament has overwhelmingly backed a wide-ranging ban on single-use plastics to counter pollution in seas, fields and waterways.
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SBS World News Australia
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The Sydney Morning Herald
European MPs move to ban throw-away plastics
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
News.com.au
The Australian
3AW
EU Parliament moves to ban single-use plastics by 2021, is Australia ready?
Yahoo!7 News
EU moves to ban 10 single-use plastics
SBS World News Australia
Four Iran environmentalists could face death penalty
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 25 October, 2018
Four detained Iranian environmental activists could face the death penalty after the charges levelled against them were changed, the Tehran prosecutor said on Wednesday.
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The layman's guide to understanding climate change
Independent Australia
Thu 25 October, 2018
While the science behind climate change may be difficult for the average person to comprehend, it shouldn't be so for our political leaders, writes John Lord.
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Why Australian company directors have started caring about climate change
ABC News
Thu 25 October, 2018
For the first time Australian company directors have nominated climate change as the number one issue they want the federal government to address in the long term, according to a survey of more than 1,200 company directors.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
Directors' doom and gloom should be wake-up call for Canberra
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
9 News
Renewables top priority for Aus directors
Whitehaven Coal: activist shareholders to force vote on climate strategy
The Guardian
Thu 25 October, 2018
Activist shareholders in Australia’s largest independent coalminer are expected to vote in record numbers on Thursday to demand Whitehaven Coal aligns its long-term company strategy with the Paris climate agreement.
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Whitehaven to improve climate reporting but sees strong coal demand
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 25 October, 2018
Whitehaven Coal has reiterated plans to improve its disclosure of climate change-related financial risks in 2019 but continues to see clean coal as a major future energy source.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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GreenSync opens exchange to harness rooftop solar and storage
Reneweconomy
Thu 25 October, 2018
A Melbourne-based, industry-leading effort to harness and manage Australia’s booming behind-the-meter energy resource has begun in earnest this week, with GreenSync’s Decentralised Energy Exchange, or deX, officially opening for business.
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CSIRO expands rooftop solar rollout to slash energy costs
Reneweconomy
Thu 25 October, 2018
The CSIRO has revealed plans to add a further 1MW of rooftop solar at its Canberra Black Mountain facility, and install another 1.2MW across sites in Queensland and South Australia, as the agency works to slash its energy costs.
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Glass sponges can handle the heat
Cosmos
Thu 25 October, 2018
Deep sea species thrive despite fluctuating temperatures and salinity. Nick Carne reports.
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Poor nations castigate Australia for abandoning global climate fund
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 24 October, 2018
Developing nations say a Morrison government snub of the world's biggest climate change fund hampers efforts to cut global carbon pollution and erodes Australia's international reputation.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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The ‘hoax’ Australians have been sold on electricity
News.com.au
Wed 24 October, 2018
WHEN the Abbott Government first romped to victory in 2013 on its promise to axe the carbon tax, it was to address one key issue — the rising cost of electricity.
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Coalition digs deeper into coal and climate denial
Reneweconomy
Wed 24 October, 2018
If the Wentworth and Wagga Wagga by-elections were supposed to send a message to Coalition governments about the need to act on carbon emissions and embrace renewables, it hasn’t worked.
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Young will abandon us for climate inaction, Liberal Dean Smith warns
The Australian
Wed 24 October, 2018
West Australian Liberal senator Dean Smith has warned that the government risks losing the ­support of the next generation by ­failing to address climate change, as business and industry demand certainty over emissions ­reductions.
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Labor opposes plan to indemnify new coal plants and warns it could cost billions
The Guardian
Wed 24 October, 2018
The shadow climate change minister, Mark Butler, has issued a clear warning to Australia’s energy sector that Labor does not support the government indemnifying new coal plants against the future risk of a carbon price – noting the cost to taxpayers could run into billions.
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Drought aid system must be overhauled: Farmers Federation
The Australian
Wed 24 October, 2018
Farmers have called for an overhaul of drought funding and a simpler way of accessing emergency assistance amid deep anger at the complexities of the existing rules and 60-page application process.
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Labor sides with business against forced divestment
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 24 October, 2018
Labor will side with business and oppose the government granting itself powers to force the divestment of energy companies, arguing it is an ad hoc move which would have no impact on power prices and only serve as an investment risk.
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NSW govt ignores easy koala fix: activists
News.com.au
Wed 24 October, 2018
The NSW government is looking to buy private land inhabited by koalas but conservationists insist it should instead protect koala habitats on state land.
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NT News
Perthnow
SBS World News Australia
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The West Australian
Yahoo!7 News
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Climate change swelling Central American migration to US: experts
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 24 October, 2018
Deepening climate change will swell Central American migration to the United States, the region's environment ministers and experts warned Tuesday as a caravan of mostly Honduran migrants trekked towards the US border in defiance of President Donald Trump.
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Latest climate change report shows inaction is shameful
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 24 October, 2018
It is five minutes to midnight on climate change. We will have to alter our trajectory very quickly if we wish to have a good chance of limiting the global average temperature rise to less than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels. That was a goal of the Paris agreement of 2015. Achieving it means drastic reductions in emissions from now. This is very unlikely to happen. That is no longer because it is technically impossible. It is because it is politically painful. We are instead set on running an irreversible bet on our ability to manage the consequences of a far bigger rise even than 2C. Our progeny will see this as a crime.
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The reality is we just don't care enough about climate change
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 24 October, 2018
My dear old dad used to say: "Son, always listen carefully to people who are smarter than you.” His advice never let me down until the week before his 96th birthday when he told me that he was going to live to 100.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Forget Tesla: Oil faces a much bigger threat
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 24 October, 2018
A friend and energy expert recently asked: What's the bigger threat to the oil industry, electric vehicles or renewable energy?
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Companies pledge to go 100pc renewable in absence of government action
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 24 October, 2018
Australian companies are taking action into their own hands by committing to become 100 per cent renewable after the failure of politicians to develop a clear pathway to a low-carbon future, according to the global head of RE100 Sam Kimmins.
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Robert Holmes a Court's son launches a green corporate mission
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 24 October, 2018
Simon Holmes a Court, the son of one of Australia's great mining entrepreneurs, has launched his own corporate mission: obtain greater renewable energy subsidies and a price on carbon dioxide.
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Coca-Cola goes better with solar, Greensync tunes up 'smart grid'
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 24 October, 2018
Coca-Cola Amatil has decided that things go better with rooftop solar at bottling plants all over Australia and software firm Greensync is set to launch the next stages of its deX Connect distributed energy platform – part of the smart grid solution to grid instability caused by rapid renewable energy uptake.
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'Watershed moment': Victoria launches first grid-scale battery
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 24 October, 2018
Victoria has unveiled the largest battery in the state, one of two designed to keep the lights on ahead of another high-demand summer.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Let’s store solar and wind energy – by using compressed air
The Conversation
Wed 24 October, 2018
Electricity generated by fossil fuels is increasingly unsustainable and a shift towards renewable energy – principally from the sun and wind – is vital. Renewable generation is already less expensive per unit than its polluting counterparts, but the fact the sun doesn’t always shine and the wind doesn’t always blow presents an obstacle to a serious takeover of the energy sector.
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Here’s how to design cities where people and nature can both flourish
The Conversation
Wed 24 October, 2018
Urban nature has a critical role to play in the future liveability of cities. An emerging body of research reveals that bringing nature back into our cities can deliver a truly impressive array of benefits, ranging from health and well-being to climate change adaptation and mitigation. Aside from benefits for people, cities are often hotspots for threatened species and are justifiable locations for serious investment in nature conservation for its own sake.
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How smart cities are about to rock our world
The Fifth Estate
Wed 24 October, 2018
What’s the connection between smart cities and sustainability? How about cleaner water, zero waste, smart transport, better engagement with communities and building resilience? Is that a good start?
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New app to record Queensland’s suburban brush turkeys
The Brisbane Times
Wed 24 October, 2018
A team of researchers is calling on citizen scientists and bird-watchers across Queensland to record sightings of backyard brush turkeys through a new app.
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The Age
The Canberra Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Humans are having a serious impact on the sex lives of dolphins
News.com.au
Wed 24 October, 2018
AS IF dolphins don’t have enough to worry about with ocean predators and plastic pollution, researchers have revealed that humans are ruining their sex lives.
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The Daily Telegraph
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Old oyster shells are reviving a Moreton Bay reef
Fishing World
Wed 24 October, 2018
RECYCLED oyster shells are being used by marine biologist and Fisho contributor Dr Ben Diggles, along with traditional owners, to try and restore the biodiversity and water quality of Moreton Bay in South East Queensland.
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