Issue date : Tue 27 November, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 49 Seconds
Number of items : 45
Donald Trump on climate change cost: ‘I don’t believe it’
The New Daily
Tue 27 November, 2018
On the day US President Donald Trump rejected his own administration’s dire report on the economic consequences of climate change, China says it will strive to do better to improve outcomes.
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Coal production is good for jobs and cheaper power
The Courier Mail
Tue 27 November, 2018
IT’S time police started arresting green activists and they were jailed for public trespass. It’s also time our politicians grew a backbone and started facing up to the reality that coal production is good for Australia’s economy.
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200BALES Secures Support From Aussie TV Networks
B & T
Tue 27 November, 2018
The Australian Television industry has thrown its support behind a 30-second Community Service Announcement created by Sydney-based production company Brightworks for the 200BALES campaign.
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How a change in climate wiped out the ‘Siberian unicorn’
The Conversation
Tue 27 November, 2018
A mysterious shaggy giant species of rhinoceros – named the Siberian unicorn due to its enormous single horn – turns out to have survived in western Russia until just 36,000 years ago, according to research published today in Nature Ecology & Evolution. This extinction date means that the Siberian unicorn’s final days were shared with early modern humans and Neanderthals.
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ABC News
'The worst experience of my life': Hikers' battle to save pod of beached whales
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 27 November, 2018
Saturday night was the worst night of my entire life. We were 50 kilometres into a 5-day tramp on the remote west coast of Stewart Island in New Zealand's south. As we wandered back to our camp, after foraging for paua on an island at low tide, we came across hundreds of pilot whales becoming beached in the low surf. At first we thought they were seals, but when we realised what we were seeing, we dropped everything and ran straight into the water.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Scott Morrison tells students striking over climate change to be 'less activist'
The Guardian
Mon 26 November, 2018
Scott Morrison has been labelled “out of touch” for angrily condemning a national student strike to protest government inaction on climate change.
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News.com.au
Perthnow
SBS World News Australia
Ten Daily
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
The West Australian
Yahoo!7 News
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Julie Bishop calls for deal on dumped National Energy Guarantee with
9 News
Mon 26 November, 2018
Former foreign minister Julie Bishop wants the federal government to come to an agreement with Labor over its dumped energy policy, now the opposition has put it back on the table.
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News.com.au
Perthnow
SBS World News Australia
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Mercury
The West Australian
Yahoo!7 News
Trump says US needs coal for grid security – military proves otherwise
Reneweconomy
Mon 26 November, 2018
Over the last two years, President Trump has made every effort to rescue America’s ailing coal industry, opening public lands to mining, weakening limits on pollution, and potentially eliminating protections for miners. It hasn’t worked. Utilities continue to shutter coal-fired power plants, and mining firms continue to shed workers.
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A rush to judgment: The Trump administration is taking science out of air quality standards
The Conversation
Mon 26 November, 2018
Many critics of government regulation argue that it reduces economic growth by making it more expensive for businesses to operate. But there is a strong counterargument that a clean environment is consistent with long-term economic prosperity. Here’s a compelling example: Since 1980, U.S. gross domestic product has grown by 165 percent, while emissions of six common air pollutants decreased by 67 percent – thanks largely to government regulation.
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China vows to improve action on climate change as it prepares for UN summit
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 26 November, 2018
Shanghai | China says it can "do better" on policies to tackle climate change after hitting its existing carbon emission targets early, but the world's biggest polluter stopped short of committing to new goals ahead of a key United Nations climate change summit in Poland next month.
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Labor’s policy can smooth the energy transition, but much more will be needed to tackle emissions
The Conversation
Mon 26 November, 2018
The Labor party’s energy policy platform, released last week, is politically clever and would likely be effective. It includes plans to underwrite renewable energy and storage, and other elements that would help the energy transition along. Its approach to the transition away from coal-fired power is likely to need more work, and it will need to be accompanied by good policy in other sectors of the economy where greenhouse emissions are still climbing.
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Rio Tinto warns climate inaction poses 'greatest long-term threat'
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 26 November, 2018
The new chairman of global mining giant Rio Tinto has described inaction on climate change as “perhaps the greatest long-term threat” facing the business and promised it would be part of the solution rather than the problem.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
Why ethical supply chains make great business sense
The Australian
Mon 26 November, 2018
Junkee research found Gen Z Aussies care most about sustainability and the environment (95 per cent), gender equality (94 per cent) and social equality (93 per cent).
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ACCC concerned about OxoPak's certification trademarks
Food Processing
Mon 26 November, 2018
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is proposing to reject OxoPak’s application for four certification trademarks for certain biodegradable plastics over concerns they are misleading for consumers.
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Australian Vintage signs ground-breaking renewable energy deal
The Shout
Mon 26 November, 2018
Australian Vintage Limited (AVL) has signed a large-scale hybrid Renewable Corporate Power Purchase Agreement, which will ensure that 90 per cent of consumption at its largest site is met by solar and wind power.
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With water, we have sharks: 8 shark safety tips
Australian Geographic
Mon 26 November, 2018
We are about to take a big, sweaty step into summer. With summer comes a number of reliable certainties: longer days, holidays, heat, and for many, beach time. The latter inevitably also brings with it a fear of sharks.
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California's deadliest wildfire finally tamed
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 26 November, 2018
The deadliest and most destructive fire in California's history was finally brought totally under control by firefighters, more than two weeks after it erupted, authorities said on Sunday.
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Warm ice in Mount Everest’s glaciers makes them more sensitive to climate change – new research
The Conversation
Mon 26 November, 2018
Often when the topic of glaciers and climate change is discussed, focus shifts to those in Greenland and Antarctica. But there are glaciers elsewhere too, such as in the Himalayas, which play a vital part in supplying water to people who live downstream. Now, our research has found that these glaciers may react more sensitively to predicted future climate change than previously thought, which could lead to them melting at a faster rate.
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New Perth study urges gardeners to pass on the grass
WAToday
Mon 26 November, 2018
In Western Australia's dry climate it takes a lot of water and energy to keep lawns green and lush.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Cotton grower Anthony Barlow pleads guilty to illegal pumping of Murray Darling water
ABC News
Mon 26 November, 2018
A cotton farmer has pleaded guilty to illegally pumping water from the Murray-Darling Basin, after he was charged following an ABC Four Corners investigation.
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The shocking damage balloons can do to marine life
News.com.au
Mon 26 November, 2018
Balloons have long been a fun thing for children to grab when they’re being handed out at shopping centres — but there’s a sinister problem with them.
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The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
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French court fines P&O captain over polluting fuel
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 26 November, 2018
The US captain of a P&O cruise ship found to be burning fuel with excessive sulphur levels was fined 100,000 euros ($114,000) in a Marseille court Monday, the first such ruling in France.
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Port Pirie lead levels put smelter on notice
The Australian
Mon 26 November, 2018
There are a “concerning” number of children at higher risk of serious health effects from the operation of Port Pirie’s lead smelter, the latest lead-in-air tests for the industrial South Australian city show.
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The impact of climate change on language loss
The Conversation
Mon 26 November, 2018
Images of extreme weather and alarming headlines about climate change have become common. Last month, dire predictions about our warming planet from the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) were reported as distressing scenes from a devastating tsunami in Sulawesi, Indonesia were still in the news.
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‘Unprecedented heat’ and flooding rain across Australia’s east as bushfire threat intensifies
News.com.au
Mon 26 November, 2018
We’re in for an intense week of weather with record heat fuelling “monster” bushfires while much of NSW could be drenched in torrential downpours.
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NT News
The Weekly Times
The Arctic is turning brown because of weird weather – and it could accelerate climate change
The Conversation
Mon 26 November, 2018
Over the last few years Arctic scientists have reported a surprising finding: large areas of the Arctic are turning brown. This is in part due to extreme events linked to winter weather, such as sudden, short-lived periods of extreme warmth. These events are occurring as the climate warms, which is happening twice as fast in the Arctic compared with the rest of the planet. Extreme events are therefore happening more and more often, with increasingly severe effects – including widespread damage and death in Arctic plants.
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