Issue date : Wed 21 November, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 02 Min 33 Seconds
Number of items : 30
'Scandal': NSW coal power plants will kill thousands before they close
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 21 November, 2018
Air pollution from NSW's five coal-fired power stations carry a "substantial health burden", including leading to an estimated 279 deaths a year with thousands more to come before they close, a new study has found.
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WAToday
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Better forest management won’t end wildfires, but it can reduce the risks – here’s how
The Conversation
Tue 20 November, 2018
President Donald Trump’s recent comments blaming forest managers for catastrophic California wildfires have been met with outrage and ridicule from the wildland fire and forestry community. Not only were these remarks insensitive to the humanitarian crisis unfolding in California – they also reflected a muddled understanding of the interactions between wildfire and forest management.
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Bosses back market-based emissions trading scheme
The Australian
Wed 21 November, 2018
The Coalition’s Direct Action plan could evolve to provide an ­effective market-based way of achieving ambitious emissions ­reductions, a survey of business leaders has found.
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Fresh thinking: the carbon tax that would leave households better off
The Conversation
Wed 21 November, 2018
Today, as part of the UNSW Grand Challenge on Inequality, we release a study entitled A Climate Dividend for Australians that offers a practical solution to the twin problems of climate change and energy affordability.
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Green waste solution wins 2018 Australian eChallenge
Inside Waste
Wed 21 November, 2018
VitaChar, an innovative way of making better use of green waste, has taken out the first prize in this year’s Australian eChallenge awards, with the process’ creators winning $21,000 cash in prize money and over $10,000 worth of prizes. VitaChar also won the Climate Response category and the People’s Choice Prize.
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Port Latta wind farm gets nod from EPA
The Mercury
Wed 21 November, 2018
TASMANIA’S environmental watchdog has given a proposal to build a small wind farm at Port Latta the green light.The Environment Protection Authority yesterday said it had finished its assessment of a proposal by Nekon for the Port Latta Wind Farm in the
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Dead whale found with 115 plastic cups and two thongs in its stomach
ABC News
Wed 21 November, 2018
A dead whale that washed ashore in eastern Indonesia had a large lump of plastic waste in its stomach, including drinking cups and thongs, a park official said, causing concern among environmentalists and government officials in one of the world's largest plastic polluting countries.
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Furry mammals most at risk of foxes, cats
SBS World News Australia
Wed 21 November, 2018
Potoroos, rock-rats and quolls have earned the dubious honour of topping a list of Aussie mammals most at risk from being wiped out by feral cats and foxes.
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Getting clean drinking water into remote Indigenous communities means overcoming city thinking
The Conversation
Wed 21 November, 2018
Many people in Australia do not have access to safe drinking water. It’s particularly difficult in Indigenous communities because they are small, remote and challenged by additional issues to secure essential power and water services. To make sure everyone has access to safe drinking water, we’ll have to get smarter about the way we treat it.
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More active marine microbes cut carbon storage
Cosmos
Wed 21 November, 2018
Marine algae will sequester 20% less carbon as the Southern Ocean warms, reducing its dampening effect on climate change, researchers have calculated.
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IMF backs the need for policy certainty on climate change
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 20 November, 2018
Labor has received a late boost to its energy policy plans to be released on Thursday with the International Monetary Fund saying Australia needed policy certainty on emissions reduction.
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Public interest test in draft energy laws
The West Australian
Tue 20 November, 2018
Energy retailers could soon be forced to sell off assets and restructure their companies if it is deemed to be in the public interest.
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Perthnow
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Victorian election: Energy policies mirror national divide
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 20 November, 2018
The energy debate in Victoria's election campaign reflects the national divide on the issue. The Labor government of Daniel Andrews has ambitious renewable energy targets and carbon emissions reduction goals, similar to - but if anything more ambitious than - those likely to be adopted by federal Labor.
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'Ironman' Prime Minister has tin ear on climate
The Age
Tue 20 November, 2018
Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten can appear to be each other’s best asset as they prepare for the election. It will be the fledgling Prime Minister’s first as leader after his two predecessors were dumped by their own, and the five-year Opposition Leader’s second after his two predecessors were dumped by their own.
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Climate change denial is empowering
Independent Australia
Tue 20 November, 2018
'Imagine not believing in climate change, the immense relief for it to all be a hoax or for the scientists, thousands of them in tens of thousands of studies over decades, to all be wrong'
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Waterwise verge planting initiative holds water
The West Australian
Tue 20 November, 2018
A waterwise initiative by the Water Corporation and a number of councils around Perth is changing the way people think about their verges.
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Viral bear video shows how drones threaten wildlife – and what to do about it
The Conversation
Tue 20 November, 2018
A recent online video took what seemed like an inspirational moment viral. The video, shot by Dmitry Kedrov using a drone, shows a baby bear climbing up and falling down the side of a mountain near Russia’s Sea of Okhotsk. After repeated efforts, the cub finally reaches the top, joining his mother and winning the hearts of viewers around the world.
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How climate change will cause more simultaneous disasters
SBS World News Australia
Tue 20 November, 2018
Global warming is posing such wide-ranging risks to humanity, involving so many types of phenomena, that by the end of this century some parts of the world could face as many as six climate-related crises at the same time, researchers say.
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Mangrove forests can rebound thanks to climate change – it’s an opportunity we must take
The Conversation
Tue 20 November, 2018
Humans have become adept at destroying natural habitats. Indeed, we’re so good at it we’ve changed the very makeup and climate of our planet. But there may be signs the natural world is fighting back by protecting itself against rising temperatures and changing weather patterns, and we face the tantalising prospect of helping this process.
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Weevil introduced to Forest Lake in bid to kill weeds
The Brisbane Times
Tue 20 November, 2018
A Brazilian weed-eating weevil is being introduced to Forest Lake in a long-term attempt to remove the entrenched salvinia weed, which has choked the lake and poisoned hundreds of kilograms of fish.
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Terrifying moment waves destroy building in seconds
News.com.au
Tue 20 November, 2018
Dozens of people have been evacuated from a seafront apartment block after huge 12m waves wiped out balconies in Tenerife, Spain.
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