Issue date : Wed 28 November, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 55 Seconds
Number of items : 58
Australia not on track to hit Paris emissions goals, as UN warns global efforts must increase
ABC News
Wed 28 November, 2018
Australia is among a number of countries currently not on track to meet their unconditional Paris carbon emissions reduction targets by 2030, a United Nations (UN) report has warned.
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Australia not on track for Paris aims: UN
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Australia not on track to meet Paris climate aims, United Nations says
WA Government to ban fracking on 98% of land
Australian Mining
Wed 28 November, 2018
The Western Australian Government has banned hydraulic fracturing over 98 per cent of the state, with traditional owners and farmers having the right to say no to fracking production for the first time.
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Poland names coal companies partners for COP24 climate talks
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 28 November, 2018
Poland on Tuesday named the EU's largest producer of high-quality coking coal among several coal-sector companies that it chose to partner with the UN's COP 24 global climate summit opening this weekend in the southern coal city of Katowice.
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Macron vows to stay course on climate after France protests
SBS World News Australia
Wed 28 November, 2018
French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday tried to take the heat out of mass anti-government protests, saying he had heard the anger and would seek to bolster people's spending power but refusing to change course in trying to make France greener.
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Climate change threatens our children's health as well as their future
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 28 November, 2018
The fight for the future of children is everywhere we look right now. From teachers rallying to get kids off Nauru, to young students striking for action on climate change.
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WAToday
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Even BP admit drilling in the Bight is risky business
Independent Australia
Wed 28 November, 2018
In the last month, we have learned that an oil spill in the Great Australian Bight could be worse than the Deepwater Horizon event with oil reaching all the way to the Great Ocean Road and Sydney’s Bondi Beach.
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Charting a more sustainable development path in the Pacific
The Interpreter
Wed 28 November, 2018
It is undoubtedly in Australia’s geopolitical interests to invest in the development of our immediate region, but the question we should all be asking is: what is the most effective way to spend our taxpayer-funded aid budget in the Pacific, rather than simply, how can we compete with China?
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What are tech companies doing about ethical use of data? Not much
The Conversation
Wed 28 November, 2018
Our relationship with tech companies has changed significantly over the past 18 months. Ongoing data breaches, and the revelations surrounding the Cambridge Analytica scandal, have raised concerns about who owns our data, and how it is being used and shared.
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What would a fair energy transition look like?
The Conversation
Wed 28 November, 2018
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten announced last week that a federal Labor government would create a Just Transition Authority to overseee Australia’s transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. This echoes community calls for a “fast and fair” energy transition to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
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Residents told to leave in Gladstone region communities as emergency crews brace for fire storm conditions
The Courier Mail
Wed 28 November, 2018
Queensland is bracing for unprecedented fire conditions tomorrow, as more than 80 fires burn around the state.
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Weak El Nino likely in February, UN says
News.com.au
Wed 28 November, 2018
There is a 75 to 80 per cent chance of a weak El Nino weather pattern forming by February and a slightly lower likelihood that it will continue through the northern hemisphere winter of 2018-19, the UN's World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) says.
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The Weekly Times
WAToday
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75-80 percent chance of El Nino in next 3 months: UN
NSW Will Be Hit With A Month Of Rainfall Today
Gizmodo Australia
Wed 28 November, 2018
As if we haven't had enough of wild and dangerous weather this year, the Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for Sydney and other parts of NSW, forecasting a day of heavy rains, flash flooding and high winds. The BOM has warned that the intense low pressure system is building over central Australia and heading east, expected to intensify as it reaches the coast.
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Federal government botched scrutiny of plan to bulldoze pristine forest
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 27 November, 2018
The Morrison government has conceded it botched scrutiny of a plan to bulldoze 2000 hectares of pristine Queensland forest near the Great Barrier Reef and has been forced back to the drawing board following a legal challenge by conservationists.
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Paris climate deal: cold comfort for action
The Australian
Tue 27 November, 2018
When world leaders rose to applau­d their efforts to deal with climate change in Paris in December 2015, they kicked the details of how it would be done down the road for later.
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Julie Bishop calls for Liberals to adopt climate change policy
9 News
Tue 27 November, 2018
As the Liberals continue to bicker and pick over the wreckage of the Victorian election disaster, Julie Bishop has called on the party to work with the Opposition on the energy policy dumped in the dying days of Malcolm Turnbull's leadership.
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Protest movement swells as Premier green-lights fracking
WAToday
Tue 27 November, 2018
The state government announced on Tuesday it would lift a moratorium on gas fracking in the Kimberley, Pilbara and Mid West of Western Australia on the grounds that the risks to people and environment were manageable and that it could not turn its back on industry.
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Dick Smith slams ACT renewable energy target in Scott Morrison skit
The Canberra Times
Tue 27 November, 2018
Dick Smith has slammed the ACT's renewable energy target as a "lie" in a new video in which he impersonates Prime Minister Scott Morrison - complete with his own lump of coal - and declares no energy will ever be as cheap as fossil fuels.
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Coalition digs in for another carbon tax scare campaign as May poll looms
Reneweconomy
Tue 27 November, 2018
The hard-line conservatives in the Morrison Coalition government are brushing aside calls for a moderate approach to climate and energy policy, and are preparing to do what they know best – prepare another carbon tax scare campaign against Labor.
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France slows move away from nuclear power
News.com.au
Tue 27 November, 2018
French President Emmanuel Macron says the country will move more slowly than promised to cap the amount of energy it derives from nuclear energy.
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The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
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The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
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Draft G20 statement waters down Paris climate commitment
Reneweconomy
Tue 27 November, 2018
A draft communique from the leaders of the G20 shows that resolve to stand up for the Paris climate agreement against critical voices, such as the US, may be weakening.
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Super fund offloads harmful holdings
Financial Standard
Tue 27 November, 2018
A $9.2 billion industry superannuation fund has become the latest to divest tobacco, thermal coal and tar sands producers.
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Carnegie Energy wins reprieve over Albany wave funds deadline
The West Australian
Tue 27 November, 2018
Carnegie Clean Energy will be given until February to come up with funds to complete its flagship Albany wave project before the development is potentially given to another player.
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CSIRO partners with Fortescue Metals Group on hydrogen tech
Prime Mover
Tue 27 November, 2018
A new $20 million agreement between the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Brisbane laboratories and Fortescue Metals Group on hydrogen technologies will support development of new industries, create jobs and open up opportunities for low emission exports according to the Australian government scientific research agency.
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Dead fish to power Norwegian cruise ships
The Australian
Tue 27 November, 2018
Norwegian cruise operator Hurtigruten plans to use dead fish to power some of its ships, as it seeks to reduce its pollution and climate change impact.Leftover dead fish from Norway’s large fishing industry will be mixed with other organic waste
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Blame the failure to decommission coal for renewables’ sluggish growth
The Fifth Estate
Tue 27 November, 2018
Any Australians tearing their hair out (if they have any left) about their government’s position on climate change have long suspected that its failure to decommission the country’s coal and oil-fired power plants has been the biggest stumbling block to increasing the amount of renewable energy in the country.
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Enliten: a formula for an energy transition for Australia
The Fifth Estate
Tue 27 November, 2018
General frustration with the largely negative debate in Australia around a clean energy transition has inspired industry expert Jonathan Jutsen to develop a formula for a way forward. He’s interested in collaboration.
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Building cities for a changing climate
Pursuit
Tue 27 November, 2018
Our cities are responsible for a large chunk of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, so the way we plan and construct them has to adapt to the future impacts of climate change
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Trends and profit still stand in the way of sustainability
The Fifth Estate
Tue 27 November, 2018
According to researchers speaking during last week’s Co.Lab 2018 gathering in Parramatta, hosted by Landcom and UrbanGrowth NSW Development Corporation, development is often optimised for profit and yields rather than sustainability or climate resilience. Orientations that work well with solar access might suddenly be switched to fit in higher yields. Or low quality building compensated for by energy intensive airconditioning.
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CRC for Low Carbon Living forum: Australia’s low carbon future at our fingertips
The Fifth Estate
Tue 27 November, 2018
Cooling hot suburbs, low tech ways to save energy in pools and breakthroughs in wastewater treatments were highlights at the recent CRC for Low Carbon Living conference last week in Adelaide. Each pointed to the sound body of evidence underpinning good urban planning decision.
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Bump in bat bites thanks to Queensland heatwave
The Brisbane Times
Tue 27 November, 2018
Potentially disease-ridden bats are dropping from the trees and biting residents in Cairns, as scorching temperatures blast north and far north Queensland.
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The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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S.African MPs seek end of captive lion trophy hunting
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 27 November, 2018
South African lawmakers will seek to end the breeding of lions for trophy hunting and the trade in their bones, setting parliament on a collision course with a powerful industry.
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We can eat our fish and fight climate change too
The Conversation
Tue 27 November, 2018
Kwan Phayao, a large, crescent moon of a lake in Northern Thailand, is home to about 50 fish species, several hundred small-scale farmers and fishers, and the city of Phayao, where 18,000 people live.
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Receding Malawi lake lays bare cost of climate change
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 27 November, 2018
Just four months ago, the fishing harbour at Kachulu on the western shores of Lake Chilwa in Malawi was bustling with fishermen and traders haggling over the catch of the day.
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Kowtow Debuts Swimwear Made From Discarded Fishing Nets
Broadsheet
Tue 27 November, 2018
Sustainable fashion is slowly entering the mainstream, thanks to labels such as Wellington-based Kowtow. In 2007, when Gosia Piatek founded what was then an online store stocking women’s basics in minimal silhouettes and natural fabrics, it was somewhat of an anomaly.
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The affordable and eco-friendly way to wear and share designer fashion
Vogue Australia
Tue 27 November, 2018
Recycling fashion is nothing new, vintage and pre-loved fashion stores and more recently websites like The RealReal have been the secret behind many a stylish woman or gent’s wardrobe for decades. Indeed, recycling within our own wardrobes is even something the young generation royals—Kate Middleton and newly-minted royal Meghan Markle—do, rewearing their favourite designer outfits on repeat.
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Queensland's north bakes in extreme heat
Yahoo!7 News
Tue 27 November, 2018
Queensland's north faces a soaring heatwave as temperature records that have stood for 70 years are being repeatedly shattered in "unprecedented" conditions.
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