Issue date : Mon 10 December, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 41 Seconds
Number of items : 67
Australia's silence during climate change debate shocks COP24 delegates
The Guardian
Mon 10 December, 2018
As four of the world’s largest oil and gas producers blocked UN climate talks from “welcoming” a key scientific report on global warming, Australia’s silence during a key debate is being viewed as tacit support for the four oil allies: the US, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Kuwait.
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Paris talks descend into argument at United Nations climate summit
The Australian
Mon 10 December, 2018
UN talks in Poland to kickstart the Paris Agreement have descended into an argument over two words, whether or not the Katowice conference should “welcome” or “note” the latest IPCC report into 1.5C warming.
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Brazil's Bolsonaro completes cabinet with rightist environment chief
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 10 December, 2018
Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, a longtime climate-change skeptic, has named a rightist lawyer with a contentious background to be environment minister in the country whose Amazon rainforest is under threat.
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Macron Asked for Climate 'Fight'. He Got One
The Herald Sun
Mon 10 December, 2018
Last year President Emmanuel Macron, a climate zealot, urged warmists to come fight in France after the US junked the Paris deal on global warming:
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Finkel was Right First Time: 'Virtually Nothing'
The Herald Sun
Mon 10 December, 2018
Alan Finkel is our Chief Scientist, supposedly driven by facts, so his “correction” to my column last week is a worry.
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The Daily Telegraph
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Smarter cities to solve congestion, climate change: Google's Elizabeth Churchill
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 10 December, 2018
As Prime Minister Scott Morrison floats the politically divisive idea of cutting immigration to reduce the pressure on Australian infrastructure, the woman in charge of making the world's biggest website user friendly thinks there are more creative ways to make our cities more livable.
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Chasing China: Chile drives Latin America's electric vehicle revolution
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 10 December, 2018
Santiago: A massive cargo ship docked in the Chilean port of San Antonio at the end of November. It carried it its belly the first 100 electric buses from China that Chileans hope will revolutionise their public transport system.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Watch: a gecko runs on water
Cosmos
Mon 10 December, 2018
Reptile strategy could inspire swimming robot design. Nick Carne reports.
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Thicker bags next target in war on plastic
Perthnow
Mon 10 December, 2018
Thicker shopping bags offered by retailers such as Myer and David Jones will likely be phased out under a plan by the nation’s environment ministers to escalate the war on plastic.
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Next election test of leadership on climate and the environment
The Guardian
Sun 9 December, 2018
The next election could shape up as an important contest for centrist voters who consider climate and environmental concerns as a test of leadership according to leading social researcher Rebecca Huntley.
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Ministerial rift on action over climate
The West Australian
Sun 9 December, 2018
A meeting of Federal and State Environment Ministers ended in acrimony on Friday, amid allegations Federal Environment Minister Melissa Price refused to allow planning for concrete action on climate change onto the agenda for future meetings.
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OECD says we won’t meet emissions target
The Australian
Sun 9 December, 2018
Australia needs a “stable, stronger and co-ordinated climate change policy” and will not meet its Paris Agreement emissions reductions target, a new OECD report says.
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The developer, the whistleblower and the minister
ABC News
Sun 9 December, 2018
A trip to Switzerland, a legal threat, department staff under pressure. A rare blow-by-blow inside account of how power and influence is wielded in a sensitive environmental approval process.
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Cash-strapped UN climate fund needs Australia to continue contributing
The Australian
Sun 9 December, 2018
Australia has been asked to reconside­r its decision to withdraw support for a multi-billion-dollar Green Climate Fund, as finance has emerged as a key stumbling block to progress in talks in Poland on implementing the Paris Agreement.
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Protesters march as UN climate talks hit fossil fuel snag
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 9 December, 2018
Katowice: Thousands of people from around the world have marched through the southern Polish city that's hosting this year's UN climate talks, demanding that their governments take tougher action to curb global warming.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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The numbers don’t lie so why aren’t we doing more to halt climate change?
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 9 December, 2018
In the third part of The Future Fix, we examine the "far away" threat of climate change. The science is unequivocal. So why are our politicians so resistant to taking real action? And what about us?
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Nearly a third of SA homes using solar power
The Advertiser
Sun 9 December, 2018
South Australian householders have embraced solar panels, with almost a third of homes using the technology, figures show.
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Hyundai Ioniq a tick for zero-emissions driving
The West Australian
Sun 9 December, 2018
Electric motoring for the masses. It’s the dream of environmentalists, city councils and ever more car companies — and Australia is one step closer to this inevitable future with the launch of Hyundai’s new Ioniq small car.
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'It's extremely cruel': backyard netting killing, maiming fruit bats
The Age
Sun 9 December, 2018
Julie Malherbe received a call in the dead of night about a fruit bat crying in agony. The young critter was beaten out of a fruit tree, shrieking so loudly that it woke nearby residents.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Black Swan Lake is dying before our eyes
Independent Australia
Sun 9 December, 2018
The authorities aren't doing enough to save the wildlife found at Black Swan Lake.
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Stop Adani protesters gather in cities, take aim at Scott Morrison's activism comments
ABC News
Sun 9 December, 2018
Student activists who felt the Prime Minister was condescending last week over climate issues have vowed to remove the Liberal Party from power — and keep it out — as long as it maintains its current policies.
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The Brisbane Times
Students 'march for our future' in Brisbane to stop Adani
The Age
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
The Guardian
Adani: thousands protest across Australia against Carmichael mine
SBS World News Australia
Students lead thousands in nationwide protests against Adani coal mine
German farmers sue government over missed climate targets
Yahoo!7 News
Sat 8 December, 2018
Dismayed by the German government's failure to meet climate protection targets, dairy farmer Heiner Luetke Schwienhorst has filed a lawsuit against Berlin to force it into action.
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SBS World News Australia
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Brazil denies Total license to drill near Amazon mouth
Yahoo!7 News
Sun 9 December, 2018
Brazil's environmental regulator on Friday denied French oil giant Total a license to drill for crude in five blocks near the mouth of the Amazon river.
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Remember Mr Lump O'Coal? He's still doing his thing
The Age
Sat 8 December, 2018
So, we are doomed. And in a perverse way there is a grotesque sense of achievement in this. No other species can realise this for an entire planet. We can. Three cheers for us. Hip, hip hooray.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Sick turtle washes ashore on Gold Coast amid strong wind warning
The Brisbane Times
Sat 8 December, 2018
A weak and tired turtle, aged between 60 to 70 years old, has been rescued which took five men to lift him onto a car after being washed ashore on a Gold Coast beach.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Australia playing key role in climate deal
The Australian
Fri 7 December, 2018
Australia is being called to push back hard on moves by China to weaken the heart of the Paris Agreement and give developing countries a blanket exemption from having to report fully what actions they will take to limit emissions.
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Focus on climate change draws resources best used elsewhere
The Australian
Fri 7 December, 2018
Politicians are gathering in Poland for a climate summit being billed as the most important conference since the Paris treaty was signed in 2015. Around the world the chattering classes have declared that more political willpower is needed to solve global warming. This is deluded: it ignores the privileged place climate change has among all of humanity’s challenges and misses the real reasons for our failure.
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Corporates see trillions adding up on climate action
The Australian
Fri 7 December, 2018
The UN Climate Change Conference in southern Poland is being held in a space station-like portable city built around a convention centre that has been plonked on top of a disused coalmine.
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Interest grows in ocean kelp forests
The Australian
Fri 7 December, 2018
He’s been called the “world’s most powerful environmentalist”, giving away more than $US17 million ($23.6m) annually to his chosen causes though his Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment.
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Hummingbirds thrive at innovative Mexico gardens
Yahoo!7 News
Fri 7 December, 2018
In a dimly lit corner of a bustling market in Mexico City, vendors of amulets, voodoo dolls and other mystical objects sell tiny, taxidermied hummingbirds as charms to bring luck in love.
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Perth’s brief abalone season is a time of delicacies and danger
The Conversation
Fri 7 December, 2018
Starting on December 8, recreational abalone fishing will be allowed in Perth. Fishing will be limited to one hour on four Saturday mornings between December and February. The maximum catch is still 15 per person per day. A complete ban on abalone fishing between Geraldton and the Northern Territory border will remain in place.
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Why India stinks, and what’s to be done
The Australian
Fri 7 December, 2018
India stinks. If at this misty time of year its capital, Delhi, smells as if something is burning, that is because many things are: the carcinogenic diesel that supplies three-quarters of the city’s motor fuel, the dirty coal that supplies most of its power, the rice stalks that nearby farmers want to clear after the harvest, the rubbish dumps that perpetually smoulder, the 400,000 trees that feed the city’s crematoria each year and so on.
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Why 2019 could be the warmest yet
News.com.au
Fri 7 December, 2018
Extreme weather and warming temperatures are putting us on track to face the hottest year in human history.
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The Mercury
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