Issue date : Mon 26 November, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 11 Seconds
Number of items : 61
WA must join other states in climate action as federals falter: Greens
WAToday
Mon 26 November, 2018
The state’s ruling out a WA-based climate and energy policy despite federal failure has drawn an attack from the Greens, who urged WA to join other states and take action.
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AGL builds its own solar power trading market
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 26 November, 2018
New energy trading platforms are being created to let more Australians sell their excess solar power and pass on the power bill savings beyond their own households to friends and family.
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GBCA welcomes ALP sustainability plan
Architecture and Design
Mon 26 November, 2018
Federal Labor’s plans to increase funding for the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and boost energy efficiency to drive down costs and cut emissions has been welcomed by the Green Building of Australia (GBCA).
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Reducing transport emissions ACT's next big climate challenge
The Canberra Times
Mon 26 November, 2018
Reducing emissions from transport will be the next big challenge when it comes to combating climate change, according to the outgoing chair of the ACT's Climate Change Council.
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Efforts to save endangered NT finch could help more Top End wildlife
NT News
Mon 26 November, 2018
NEW technology is being put to use in efforts to save endangered Top End wildlife. The numbers of Gouldian finch remaining in the wild has dropped to mere hundreds and the species is being used as a test case by Charles Darwin University researchers
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'A heartbreaking decision': 145 whales die after being stranded on island off NZ
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 26 November, 2018
About 145 pilot whales have died following a mass stranding on Stewart Island, off the south coast of New Zealand's south island.
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Whales euthanised after mass beaching on NZ's south island
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145 pilot whales dead in NZ mass stranding
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The Australian
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The Herald Sun
Ten Daily
The Weekly Times
The West Australian
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Students from Rio create bioplastic that indicates food quality
Inside Waste
Mon 26 November, 2018
Students and alumni of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) have designed and produced a biodegradable plastic packaging, called Plasticor, that reveals the quality of food by changing colour when the content is not suitable for consumption.
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Merino designs front and centre at Eco Fashion Week
The West Australian
Mon 26 November, 2018
Merino wool took centre stage at the gala opening of Eco Fashion Week Australia, as local and international designers showcased sustainable fashion.
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Why aren't they doing anything?: Students strike to give climate lesson
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 25 November, 2018
This Friday, November 30, thousands of Australian students will go on strike, demanding their politicians start taking serious action on climate change.
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Shorten's energy plan better than no plan at all
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 24 November, 2018
Some readers might be forgiven for sighing and turning the page when they read that Opposition leader Bill Shorten has just launched yet another climate change policy to take to the next election.
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We pay the price for climate policy lunacy
The Daily Telegraph
Sun 25 November, 2018
RENDEZVIEW: Climate change activists are merely pushing modern-day socialism, and anyone who questions them is accused of wanting to destroy the Great Barrier Reef or raze bushland, writes Peta Credlin.
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Nation’s long-term plan falling woefully short
The Newcastle Herald
Sun 25 November, 2018
I am excited to be involved in another Beyond Zero Emissions book launch and seminar showing us the way forward to bring our carbon emissions to zero in 10 years using current technologies. BZE a Melbourne-based, independent climate change solutions think tank was voted Best International Energy and Environment Think Tank 2018, by UK’s Prospect magazine.
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Westpac launches 'green' tailored deposits to take action on climate change
The Australian Financial Review
Sun 25 November, 2018
Westpac is launching the world's first tailored "green" deposit scheme for big investors who want to back environmentally-friendly projects, saying wholesale investors are keen to take action against climate change.
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Glorious rubbish, have we been wasting your energy all along?
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 25 November, 2018
Caieiras, Sao Paulo: As Australia debates the need to spend money on renewable energy projects to power our future without destroying the environment, it is worth taking a look at rubbish.
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Outdoor workers in the NT may have to start work at 4am to avoid climate change
NT News
Sun 25 November, 2018
TERRITORY tradies are being warned they may have to start work before the crack of dawn in future years to avoid “excessive heat stress” brought on by climate change. A new study published the American Geophysical Union found by the end of this century,
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Drone fleet to help keep swimmers safe at 'shark smorgasbord' beaches
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 25 November, 2018
The largest array of drones, drumlines and shark listening stations in NSW's history will be deployed along the coast this summer in a bid to reduce the chance of fatal attack.
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Changing one meal a day can benefit your health and the environment
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 25 November, 2018
In May 2012, environmentalist and former actor Suzy Amis Cameron felt her world change. She'd just seen the documentary Forks Over Knives, which advocates eating a whole-food, plant-based diet as a way to avoid or reverse several chronic diseases.
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Wanted: citizen climate scientists for nationwide study
The Canberra Times
Sun 25 November, 2018
If you've ever fancied yourself as an amateur climate scientist, you now have an opportunity to participate in an Australia-wide micro-climate study.
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Climate correction: when scientists get it wrong
Yahoo!7 News
Sat 24 November, 2018
On November 1, AFP joined news outlets around the world in covering the release of a major academic paper warning that our oceans were warming dramatically quicker than previously thought.
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Shorten plan ‘rewards energy giants’, says Taylor
The Australian
Fri 23 November, 2018
The Morrison government has escalated its assault on Bill Shorten’s $10 billion plan to turbocharge clean energy investment, saying Labor will reward energy giants AGL, Origin and Energy ­Australia with “hundreds of million­s of dollars” to support an accelerated rollout of renewables.
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Is Labor's energy plan really a wrecking ball for industry?
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 24 November, 2018
If electricity ever stops flowing to the Tomago aluminium smelter, the results could be catastrophic. Molten metal in potlines would start to solidify. If enough equipment was ruined, the future of the entire plant would be at risk. Jobs may be lost, a community plunged into crisis.
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Parties heading for a clash over market intervention
The Australian
Fri 23 November, 2018
One way or another, Australians are facing a long hot summer as the battle over energy and climate policy intensifies ahead of next year’s federal election. Both sides of politics are offering a suite of heavy market interventions for an uncertain result.
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Climate change will cost US economy billions, federal report says in contradiction of Donald Trump
ABC News
Sat 24 November, 2018
As California's catastrophic wildfires recede and Americans on the east coast rebuild after two hurricanes, a new federal report warns these types of extreme weather disasters are worsening in the United States.
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Talking Point: Tassie students take giant strides for climate action
The Mercury
Sat 24 November, 2018
REMEMBER that big climate meeting in Paris? Only a few years ago governments from around the world agreed climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. But the issue has largely disappeared from the front pages of our newspapers and, at least
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How about a Robin Hood carbon tax to combat climate change?
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 24 November, 2018
What does a public-spirited citizen do when a government makes a solemn commitment to do something important, but simply can’t come up with a policy measure to keep that commitment? Why, they come up with their own suggestion to fill the vacuum.
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How Canberra scientists have made silent frogs 'visible'
The Canberra Times
Sat 24 November, 2018
Researchers at the University of Canberra have developed a new way of tracking a threatened species of frog.
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Sotheby's latest auction house to end rhino horn sales
Yahoo!7 News
Sat 24 November, 2018
Sotheby's on Saturday became the latest international auction house to end the sale of rhino horn artefacts, withdrawing antique lots from an upcoming event in Hong Kong following an outcry from environmental groups.
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Australia failing to meet nature protection targets, UN finds
The Guardian
Sat 24 November, 2018
Australia is failing to meet international targets to protect nature in parts of the country where land clearing and habitat destruction are widespread, according to data in a major new United Nations report.
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Oil leak off WA's coast prompts regulator warning to industry
WAToday
Sat 24 November, 2018
An oil leak off the coast of WA in July has prompted a warning from the nation's offshore safety regulator to the oil and gas industry to check monitoring systems on unmanned rigs.
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A future with fewer truffles: Prices for the black treat set to soar
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 24 November, 2018
The black truffle is already one of the world's scarcest foodstuffs, but climate change could drive it to the brink of extinction in its traditional home of southern Europe.
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System fails to bury Gorgon greenhouse gases
The West Australian
Fri 23 November, 2018
The Gorgon LNG project pumped out 3.5 million tonnes of greenhouse gases last financial year that could have been buried by its troubled $2.5 billion carbon dioxide injection system.
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The stunning wind, solar and battery costs the Coalition refuses to accept
Reneweconomy
Fri 23 November, 2018
The response to the Labor energy policy unveiled on Thursday was entirely predictable. “Pink batts”, shouted the Coalition government. “Woah, slow down,” said the business lobby and incumbents. “Not fast enough,” said green groups and the Greens themselves.
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Explainer: how a dust storm, and hazardous air quality, can harm your health
The Conversation
Fri 23 November, 2018
A major dust storm swept through Sydney and regional New South Wales this week. Red skies over Broken Hill on Wednesday night and Sydney on Thursday resembled those seen during intense bushfire activity and the massive 2009 dust storm.
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Sydney’s orange sky reminds us how unpredictable dust storms can be
The Conversation
Fri 23 November, 2018
People in Sydney woke on the morning of Thursday November 22 to see a bright orange sky as the sun was blotted out by a dust storm. Visibility and air quality were very poor and people with heart and lung conditions were advised to stay indoors. Ambulance call-outs spiked and extra paramedics were called upon to deal with the crisis.
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