Issue date : Tue 11 December, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 24 Seconds
Number of items : 40
'Fake action': Australia's secret path to hitting Paris climate goals
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 11 December, 2018
Australia could use a little-known loophole to help meet up to half its Paris climate commitments in a move that analysts warn could undermine the global accord.
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Credits could weaken Paris target: report
The Australian
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
The Advertiser
The Geelong Advertiser
The Weekly Times
Australia only nation to join US at pro-coal event at COP24 climate talks
The Guardian
Mon 10 December, 2018
Australia has reaffirmed its commitment to coal – and its unwavering support for the United States – by appearing at a US government-run event promoting the use of fossil fuels at the United Nations climate talks in Poland.
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NSW Government Called to Help NFPs Become Energy Efficient
ProBono Australia News
Tue 11 December, 2018
The New South Wales government needs to strongly support the state’s not-for-profit sector to invest in energy saving technologies amid rising energy costs, a report finds.
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Protesters march on Kosciuszko to protect 'the real Australia'
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 11 December, 2018
Alan Laird got such bad blisters on his feet walking from Sydney to Mount Kosciuszko he had to resort to wearing Crocs for a day.
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Great Barrier Reef shows signs of resilience to bleaching in south, but researchers are wary
ABC News
Tue 11 December, 2018
Significantly less coral on the Great Barrier Reef was killed during 2017's bleaching event compared to 2016, despite bleaching conditions being worse in 2017, new research has shown.
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Surviving bleached Barrier Reef coral 'more resilient to heat'
News.com.au
Study shows how coral develops resilience
NT News
Perthnow
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
Welcoming or noting IPCC report takes focus off outstanding issues
The Australian
Mon 10 December, 2018
UN talks to kickstart the Paris Agreement have descended into an argument over two words, whether the conference should “welcome” or “note” the latest IPCC report into 1.5C warming.
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Talks face showdown over key science report
News.com.au
Mon 10 December, 2018
A diplomatic stand-off over a single word could set the stage for a bigger showdown during the second half of this year’s United Nations climate summit.
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Climate change is firing up middle-class activism
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 10 December, 2018
In the past 10 days, two friends of mine on opposite sides of the world have done something I have never seen either do before. One in Sydney cheerfully let her children skip school for a day so they could go to a street protest. Another in London said she was thinking of getting arrested. They do not know each other but both were driven by the same thing: rising impatience with the slow pace of action to curb climate change.
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Environmites Shun Rare Endangered Atomic Polies
The Daily Telegraph
Mon 10 December, 2018
The current UN climate fest in Poland might be the most entertaining ever, beginning with the host nation’s glorious mockery of frightened anti-coal bunnies:
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COP24 in coal country: why Poland is Europe’s climate denial capital
The Conversation
Mon 10 December, 2018
European polling on climate change denial puts Poland towards the top – or bottom, depending on which way you view it – of the leader board. Though the UN’s COP24 climate conference is currently being hosted in its southern city of Katowice, Poland itself has displayed little concern over global warming. Indeed, the EU’s largest coal producer often opposes any attempt to get it to cut its carbon emissions. What’s driving such potent scepticism?
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Forget “Big Sticks”, more competition will lower electricity prices
Reneweconomy
Mon 10 December, 2018
Tony Abbott, my opponent for the seat of Warringah at the next federal election, thinks taxpayers should subsidise the building of new coal fired power stations. He believes this will reduce power prices. He is sadly mistaken.
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Nestlé to create research institute for sustainable packaging
Food Processing
Mon 10 December, 2018
Nestlé plans to address the issue of plastic waste and minimise the impact of packaging on the environment with a new research institute for packaging in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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The Trump administration is scrapping a collaborative sage grouse protection plan to expand oil and gas drilling
The Conversation
Mon 10 December, 2018
The Trump administration has released plans to open up nine million acres of sage grouse habitat in six western states to oil and gas drilling. This initiative dramatically cuts back an elaborate plan developed under the Obama administration to steer energy development away from sage grouse habitat. Predictably, environmentalists oppose it and the energy industry supports it.
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Climate fears grow at Botanic Gardens
PS News
Mon 10 December, 2018
An international meeting of Botanic Gardens managers has learnt that up to a quarter of the plants being grown in their gardens are not expected to survive global warming.
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Can fast fashion ever be green?
Vogue Australia
Mon 10 December, 2018
In two decades, the H&M Group has grown from a medium-sized European retail chain to the second-largest garment company in the world, producing approximately 3 billion items per year to sell across its 4,800 stores. But a recent drop in sales and profits have forced the Swedish giant to face its structural issues, including a production process which led to $4.3 billion of unsold clothes in early 2018.
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