Issue date : Fri 16 November, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 54 Seconds
Number of items : 46
'Nothing to hide?' Oil and gas lobby pushes to limit data on its emissions
The Guardian
Fri 16 November, 2018
The Australian oil and gas lobby is pushing to limit public information about greenhouse gas emissions from liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants, a move that contradicts the global industry’s pledge to increase transparency about their impact on the climate.
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Quit Paris now, mining chiefs’ lobby demands
The Australian
Fri 16 November, 2018
Hugh Morgan, one of Australia’s most outspoken and influential conservative voices, has joined former BHP chairman Jerry Ellis to lead a new lobby group calling for Australia to leave the Paris Agreement and stop funding ­global climate-change efforts.
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Government hides truth about koala mortality rates
Independent Australia
Fri 16 November, 2018
New information regarding the so-called removal of koalas from the Coomera-Pimpama region reveals a lack of compassion on behalf of the Palaszczuk Government, writes Sue Arnold.
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Woodside backs a carbon price - for the planet, our children, business and jobs
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 16 November, 2018
In its most recent report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has issued a challenge to the world, outlining the radical change that will be needed to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. If the world chooses to go down that path, it is clear we will need new ways of generating energy.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Australia set to lead global hydrogen market
Prime Mover
Fri 16 November, 2018
Australia is set to take a world-leading role in producing low-emissions hydrogen production, as highlighted in the 2018 World Energy Outlook (WEO) report, released by the International Energy Agency.
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Children in the car era: bad for them and the planet
The Conversation
Fri 16 November, 2018
Children today spend more time in cars than previous generations. They also spend less time playing on the streets and in unstructured and unsupervised activity outdoors. The lack of opportunities for physical activity and the loss of freedom to explore their local neighbourhood is bad news for children’s physical, social and mental well-being.
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WWF-Australia & Publicis Media Debut ‘Koala Museum’
B & T
Fri 16 November, 2018
Publicis Media’s Content division has developed a unique activation in collaboration with Starcom, Habitat Media and WWF-Australia that gives Sydneysiders the chance to experience what a future without koalas in the wild could be like.
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Queensland pollution: State's worst suburbs revealed
The Courier Mail
Fri 16 November, 2018
A Queensland city has been given the dubious title of Australia’s most polluted place, with emissions more than double those of any other place in the state. And the pollution levels are so bad there, they’re more than 27 times higher than in Brisbane’s worst
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The Gold Coast Bulletin
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Grassroots bid to tackle Bali's waste problem
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 16 November, 2018
Foreigners that visited Bali once thought of it as paradise, as the tourism industry promoted an image of timeless harmony with nature. But as infrastructure fails to keep pace with the growing population and tourism development, the amount of waste and other environmental issues has reached tipping point.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Looking to be eco-friendly for life? It's all in your head
ABC News
Fri 16 November, 2018
Whether it's dividing the recycling, eating less red meat, or remembering the keep cup, well-intentioned plans to be eco-friendly can be hard to turn into habits.
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A hotter and wetter summer ahead in the ACT
The Canberra Times
Fri 16 November, 2018
What's good for farmers and firefighters may not be so good for those hoping to head south to the coast for summer sun and surf.
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Minerals Council backs Coalition's plan to underwrite new power generation
The Guardian
Thu 15 November, 2018
The powerful lobby group representing Australia’s resources giants has backed the Morrison government’s controversial plan to underwrite new power generation, and says the replacement of the Liddell coal-fired power station must be the focus.
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'Paranoia': NSW government denies gagging critics of feral horse plan
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 15 November, 2018
The Berejiklian government has rejected claims it gagged scientists due to address an Australian Academy of Science conference on the damage caused by feral horses in the Kosciuszko National Park, including wrongly claiming a key researcher was away in China.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Kwinana Freeway widening a trash project
WAToday
Thu 15 November, 2018
In an Australian first the Kwinana Freeway widening project will trial the use of recycled construction and demolition waste as road base.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Let’s create climate policy that will survive elections
The Conversation
Thu 15 November, 2018
The election of Ontario Premier Doug Ford has brought major changes to the province’s climate change file. His government has scrapped Ontario’s cap-and-trade program and has vowed to fight a federally imposed carbon tax. But he has yet to unveil his climate plan.
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Climate change on track to make world 'uninsurable': IAG
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 15 November, 2018
Insurance giant IAG has warned a failure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions could result in a world that is "pretty much uninsurable", with poorer communities likely to bear the brunt of the effects.
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Spain bans petrol cars, fracking, fossil fuel subsidies – aims for 100% renewables
Reneweconomy
Thu 15 November, 2018
Spain is proposing to ban fossil fuel subsidies, dump investments that encourage dirty energy use and will also drive lighter diesel and petrol vehicles off the road. And it has dusted off its renewable energy targets and is now aiming for 100 per cent renewables by 2050.
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Queensland targets below50 emissions
Prime Mover
Thu 15 November, 2018
The Queensland Government has thrown its support behind below50 it announced this week.
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Cubs of Indian tiger shot in controversial hunt spotted alive
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 15 November, 2018
The orphaned cubs of a man-eating tiger killed in a state-sanctioned hunt have been spotted in a forest in western India and could be rescued and rehabilitated, officials said Thursday.
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Could AI Save The Bees?
Ten Daily
Thu 15 November, 2018
Bees are not in good shape at the moment. They’re in trouble. Populations are shrinking all over the world and nobody quite knows why.
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Solar panels exposed to fire pose “negligible risk” to health, environment: IEA
Reneweconomy
Thu 15 November, 2018
As Australia enters peak bush-fire season, a rooftop solar fire hazard analysis assessing the human health and environment impact of fires on buildings with PV panels has returned findings of negligible risks for chemical contamination, and no cancer related health effects.
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We can’t stop wildfires – we need to relearn how to live with them
The Conversation
Thu 15 November, 2018
Wildfire is an integral part of the Earth system and has been for over 400m years. It is also an important and natural part of many of the world’s ecosystems. Indeed, some ecosystems, such as savannas, would not exist without fire – although others, such as the rainforests, cannot survive with wildfires and so work to maintain a damp climate.
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Fine particle air pollution is a public health emergency hiding in plain sight
The Conversation
Thu 15 November, 2018
Ambient air pollution is the largest environmental health problem in the United States and in the world more generally. Fine particulate matter smaller than 2.5 millionths of a meter, known as PM2.5, was the fifth-leading cause of death in the world in 2015, factoring in approximately 4.1 million global deaths annually. In the United States, PM2.5 contributed to about 88,000 deaths in 2015 – more than diabetes, influenza, kidney disease or suicide.
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Eastern Victoria to dodge El Nino, but hot, dry summer looms elsewhere
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 15 November, 2018
As large parts of the country sweat on the prospect of a hot and dry summer, farmers and firefighters of eastern Victoria were given some welcome news on Thursday.
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The Age
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The Canberra Times
WAToday
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