Issue date : Fri 30 November, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 08 Seconds
Number of items : 37
Happy birthday, SA’s big battery, and many happy returns (of your recyclable parts)
The Conversation
Fri 30 November, 2018
A year ago today, Tesla’s big battery in South Australia began dispatching power to the state’s grid, one day ahead of schedule. By most accounts, the world’s largest lithium-ion battery has been a remarkable success. But there are some concerns that have so far escaped scrutiny.
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Why daily doses of nature in the city matter for people and the planet
The Conversation
Fri 30 November, 2018
The environmental movement is shifting away from focusing solely on raising awareness about environmental issues. Many environmental agencies and organisations now also aim to connect people with nature, and our new research suggests daily doses of urban nature may be the key to this for the majority who live in cities.
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Why our weather events will only get worse
News.com.au
Fri 30 November, 2018
Wake up, Australia. That’s the message from experts across the country who say we have a “serious lack of appreciation” of the serious weather events hitting our towns and cities.
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The Gold Coast Bulletin
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Heatwaves threaten Australians’ health, and our politicians aren’t doing enough about it
The Conversation
Thu 29 November, 2018
Extreme heat affects the mental health of Australians to the same degree as unemployment, yet Australia’s policy action on climate change lags behind other high-income countries such as Germany and the United Kingdom.
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News.com.au
Climate change is 'threat of the century'
SBS World News Australia
The Australian
Yahoo!7 News
The Geelong Advertiser
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mental health added to impact of climate change as global damage grows
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
Ten Daily
Climate Change Is Destroying Our Planet And Our Mental Health, Global Study Finds
SBS World News Australia
Lives at risk from lack of climate policy
2018 fourth hottest year on record: UN
News.com.au
Thu 29 November, 2018
The year 2018 is set to become the fourth hottest on record amid mounting signs of global warming, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) says.
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The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
School students on mass strike to protest climate change inaction
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 29 November, 2018
Thousands of striking Sydney students are expected to converge on Martin Place on Friday, joining their peers around the country in demanding the government take action on climate change.
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G-20 leaders need bolder action at critical time: UN chief
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 29 November, 2018
New York |UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has a message for leaders of the 20 major economic powers ahead of this weekend's summit: Take stronger leadership and bolder action to tackle critical problems from climate change to inequality at a time when the world is facing "a crisis of confidence".
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Brazil cancels hosting climate change summit
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 29 November, 2018
Rio de Janeiro: Brazil has pulled out of hosting next year's United Nations global summit meeting on climate change, the latest signal that Latin America's largest nation no longer aspires to be an influential player in efforts to mitigate the effects of a warming planet.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
Yes, Prime Minister, I'm striking from school: consider it a climate lesson
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 29 November, 2018
I am Veronica, 15 years old, from Scott Morrison’s electorate. Despite our Prime Minister’s calls for students not to strike from school on Friday, we’re choosing to no longer be powerless. We will be striking with thousands of other students, to show we will not stand for our government’s inaction on climate change.
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Adani says a scaled-down version of its Carmichael coal mine will go ahead; environmentalists express scepticism
ABC News
Thu 29 November, 2018
Indian energy giant Adani has announced its Carmichael mine and rail project in central Queensland will go ahead — and will be 100 per cent self-financed.
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BlackRock is going green, sort of, and what this means for sustainable investment
The Fifth Estate
Thu 29 November, 2018
BlackRock’s founder, chairman and chief executive, Larry Fink, told the Financial Times in October that “sustainable investing”, incorporating environmental, social and governance criteria, would be a core component of “how everyone invests in the future.”
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Biggest wind and solar project on main grid seeks to add pumped hydro
Reneweconomy
Thu 29 November, 2018
A New South Wales project that proposes to be the biggest single renewable energy generator on Australia’s main grid – and produce twice the output of the state’s soon-to-be retired Liddell coal power plant – is investigating plans to add pumped hydro as one of its core energy storage components.
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Behaviour rises up the ranks of efficiency trends
The Fifth Estate
Thu 29 November, 2018
Human nature and behaviour patterns are increasingly coming to the fore in managing energy efficiency for commercial buildings in particular. Now Johnson Controls has released a report showing it’s a rising trend.
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Great Barrier Reef bleaching risks rise with huge Queensland heatwave
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 29 November, 2018
The record-breaking heatwave now roasting much of north Queensland has authorities bracing for what would be the third mass coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef in four summers.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Global food systems are killing the planet
Food Processing
Thu 29 November, 2018
Worldwide collective action is urgently needed to transform global food systems and mitigate climate change, which experts say is exacerbating food and nutrition insecurity and inequalities.
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It’s going to be a hot summer, but it might be wet too
News.com.au
Thu 29 November, 2018
In the last week we’ve seen blinding dust storms, ferocious bushfire and driving rain. But which one is an indicator of the coming summer?
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Coal power on way out, sooner rather than later, says AEMO
Reneweconomy
Wed 28 November, 2018
Australia’s remaining coal-fired power plants are on borrowed time, and are as likely to be retired sooner rather than later, the chief of Australia’s Energy Market Operator has confirmed, in a keynote speech outlining the core assumptions used to shape AEMO’s Integrated System Plan.
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Sydney storms could be making the Queensland fires worse
The Conversation
Wed 28 November, 2018
A strong low-pressure system has meant severe thunderstorm and hail warnings are in effect for much of the New South Wales South Coast. At the same time, very dry conditions, strong winds and high temperatures are fuelling dozens of bushfires across Queensland.
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