Issue date : Wed 31 October, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 44 Seconds
Number of items : 44
State Greens MP Michael Berkman wants to ban coal mining in the Galilee Basin
The Courier Mail
Wed 31 October, 2018
AN INNER-CITY Brisbane MP says it is “time to hit the climate emergency button” and stop mining coal in the Galilee Basin. While his new bill stands little chance of success, it could put other anti-Adani MPs in an awkward position.
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NSW launches emerging energy program to replace coal generation
Reneweconomy
Wed 31 October, 2018
The New South Wales Coalition government on Wednesday launched one of the most significant energy transition projects in Australia, with an Emerging Energy Program that is designed to help replace most of the state’s ageing coal plants with wind, solar and storage over the next 15 years.
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Drought: a choice between sympathy or lasting help
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 31 October, 2018
What a good thing elections are. Were it not for the looming federal election – not forgetting those in Victoria and NSW – we city slickers might by now have forgotten the drought that continues to damage much of eastern Australia. Collections taken, donations given, end of.
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Government remains recalcitrant on climate issues
Independent Australia
Wed 31 October, 2018
The recent NDA Conference suggested a global urgency to repair our planet, one that our Government seems eager to ignore, writes John Haly.
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Social licence: good governance or Trojan horse?
In the Black
Wed 31 October, 2018
Social license to operate: a fair and measured approach to good corporate governance or a socialist Trojan horse? CPA Australia investigates why proposed changes to governance for Australian listed companies have stirred controversy.
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Nestlé supports global commitment to reduce plastic waste
Food & Beverage
Wed 31 October, 2018
Nestlé has joined forces with other businesses and governments in signing the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, known as the Global Commitment, at the Our Ocean Conference in Bali, Indonesia.
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Two billion people hit by natural disasters in the past decade: Red Cross
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 31 October, 2018
The damage caused by natural disasters including cyclones, floods and bushfires has been higher in Australia than most other countries during the past decade, a new report has found.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Gloves off over climate policy: ACF chief
News.com.au
Tue 30 October, 2018
The Australian Conservation Foundation wants to make the federal election all about the climate, targeting key electorates to tell voters their policy choices.
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Perthnow
The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Mercury
The West Australian
Yahoo!7 News
Murray-Darling authority accused of maladministration and ignoring best science
The Guardian
Tue 30 October, 2018
The Murray-Darling Basin Authority has been accused of maladministration, deliberately ignoring the best science on the river, leaning on the CSIRO to alter reports on the adequacy of the basin plan and ignoring the impact of climate change in its future planning.
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9 News
Murray plan marred by maladministration
News.com.au
Perthnow
SBS World News Australia
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Geelong Advertiser
The Newcastle Herald
The Weekly Times
The West Australian
Brazil's Bolsonaro to merge environment, farm ministries
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 30 October, 2018
Brazil's far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro will merge the environment and agriculture ministries, an adviser confirmed Tuesday, a move activists have warned could imperil the country's natural resources, including the Amazon rainforest.
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More than carbon taxes, we need wholescale energy transitions
The Conversation
Tue 30 October, 2018
We’ve heard it ad nauseum from our political leaders and the media: We can’t do anything about climate change because it would cost us jobs and jeopardize our future.
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Too much solar? Too much for whom, exactly?
Reneweconomy
Tue 30 October, 2018
Anarchy – it’s a strong word. When used to describe the conditions surrounding an electricity system, as it was by the Energy Security Board Chair Kerry Schott, it is especially worrying. I reckon anarchy is something you really can’t afford to have when it comes to the power system.
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Is this the Coalition swansong? Just one more coal plant for the road
Reneweconomy
Tue 30 October, 2018
It’s ironic that just as Australia’s Coalition government unveils the first steps in what is widely thought to be a plan to encourage new investment in coal-fired generation, the World Bank should quietly announce that it is quitting its last proposed new investment in coal.
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Australia is out on a limb, warns global business leader
The Fifth Estate
Tue 30 October, 2018
Australia is in danger “floating away in a direction no one else is going” on climate change, warned Dutch businessman and president of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development Peter Bakker.
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'Big change': Miners face investor pressure on sustainability
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 30 October, 2018
Mining companies unable to demonstrate a clear commitment to environmental and social responsibility will run the risk of losing access to financing, a mining industry conference in Melbourne has heard.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Prepare workers for coal closures: report
9 News
Tue 30 October, 2018
Australia's mining union has urged federal and state governments to prepare for the nation's coal-fired power stations to be shut by 2050 with a comprehensive transition package for workers.
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News.com.au
Perthnow
SBS World News Australia
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
The West Australian
Yahoo!7 News
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Finance must rediscover its true purpose: RIAA
Investment Magazine
Tue 30 October, 2018
Many in the finance industry will be glad to see the back of 2018. As the industry takes stock following the revelations of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, talk is now turning to how the sector can work towards restoring the trust of Australians.
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Anglo CEO slams energy policy paralysis
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 30 October, 2018
Australia must rise above party politics and develop a comprehensive energy policy for its own good, according to multinational miner Anglo American.
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Please 'Shazam' frog lovesongs because it's for science
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 30 October, 2018
This November, science needs you ... to listen to frog lovesongs. With your phone.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Wind farm monitors to warn of approaching wedge-tailed eagles in bid to prevent bird deaths
ABC News
Tue 30 October, 2018
New technology will be trialled at a Tasmanian wind farm to stop wedge-tailed eagles from being killed by wind turbines.
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Reneweconomy
Tasmania wind farm Australia’s first to use eagle protection technology
SBS World News Australia
Rare Tasmanian eagle wind farm lifeline
Perthnow
NT News
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The West Australian
Yahoo!7 News
New Zealand struck by ‘strong’ earthquake
News.com.au
Tue 30 October, 2018
A ‘STRONG’ magnitude 6.1 earthquake has rocked New Zealand where royal couple Prince Harry and Meghan are on tour.
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Yahoo!7 News
Magnitude 6.2 quake hits New Zealand
SBS World News Australia
9 News
The Sydney Morning Herald
The Weekly Times
The Australian
The New Daily
The West Australian
The Mercury
The Daily Telegraph
The Courier Mail
Mystery slick worries Nightcliff fishermen
NT News
Tue 30 October, 2018
A THICK, smelly layer of ‘slick’ has forced Nightcliff fishos to abandon their rods this morning, worried the pungent substance may impact their catch.
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News.com.au
The Daily Telegraph
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