Issue date : Fri 14 December, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 40 Seconds
Number of items : 55
SA to push Murray plan with ministers
9 News
Fri 14 December, 2018
South Australian will seek further commitments from the federal government and other states to deliver the Murray-Darling Basin Plan in full and on time.
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Coalition tells CEFC to focus funding on “more reliable 24/7” power
Reneweconomy
Fri 14 December, 2018
The Morrison Coalition government has stepped in with the most significant change to the investment mandate for the $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation to date, instructing it to focus on “more reliable 24/7 power.”
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Morrison government says renewable proposals must prove reliability
The Advertiser
Fri 14 December, 2018
Proposals for wind and solar farms will have to show they can deliver reliable electricity even when the wind doesn’t blow or the sun isn’t shining, under a new directive from the Morrison government. .
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Solar industry takes on Tony Abbott in his Warringah electorate
Reneweconomy
Fri 14 December, 2018
Key elements of the Australian solar industry are openly campaigning against former prime minister Tony Abbott in his electorate of Warringah, with staff members and senior executives distributing postcards to commuters at the Manly ferry terminal on Friday morning in an attempt to counter the pro-coal messaging of the local MP.
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UN climate talks hit critical negotiations
News.com.au
Fri 14 December, 2018
As UN climate talks in Poland come to an end, negotiators are working to agree on the rule book countries will follow for the Paris Agreement.
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Will arrogance lead to our own extinction?
Cosmos
Fri 14 December, 2018
A sense of entitlement and supremacy is stopping humanity from taking action on climate change, argues a US academic. Lauren Fuge reports.
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Shark numbers are falling and researchers aren't sure why
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 14 December, 2018
The numbers of major shark species off eastern Australia, especially great whites and hammerheads, have crashed in the past half century and show no signs of recovery despite being protected, new research finds.
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Scientists continue to issue urgent warnings about climate change
ABC News
Thu 13 December, 2018
This week there are talks in Poland to work out how to implement the Paris climate agreement, as the world's most respected scientific bodies continue to issue ever-more urgent warnings about how humans are changing the climate.
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'New energy future': Minister touts Australia at climate summit
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 13 December, 2018
Australia is moving "towards a new energy future", powered by unprecedented investments in renewable energy, Environment Minister Melissa Price has told a summit in Poland even as the country earned a "fossil of the day award for its poor climate policies.
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Labor checks emissions accounting tricks
News.com.au
Thu 13 December, 2018
Labor wants to see how nations calculate their Paris Agreement emissions reductions before questioning the federal government's accounting "tricks" to get Australia over the line.
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State goes it alone on climate change policy
The West Australian
Thu 13 December, 2018
Green groups have welcomed the State Government’s intention to develop its own climate change policy in the face of ongoing uncertainty at Federal level.
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ON 12 years of waiting for a better energy standard in housing
The Fifth Estate
Thu 13 December, 2018
We know it’s nearly Christmas but we still can’t seem to shake that annoyance we have with those lobbyists who’ve stifled the move to better energy standards in housing through the National Construction Code.
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Circular dreams – in the pursuit of comparative consumption
Marketing
Thu 13 December, 2018
We’ve made the complex and expensive dreams of yesteryear into today’s everyday realities. The dreams of tomorrow, say Hsuen Chang and Steve Sammartino, will be things that previous generations found mighty simple indeed.
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Low-carbon solutions must be deployed now: Scania
Prime Mover
Thu 13 December, 2018
Scania’s Executive Vice President for Commercial Operations, Mathias Carlbaum, has confirmed Scania’s commitment to the Paris Agreement terms to curb global warming.
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Orangutans can communicate about the past just like humans, new research finds
The Conversation
Thu 13 December, 2018
The evolution of language converted a defenceless naked ape into a world-dominating force. It fundamentally transformed how humans transmit information and knowledge. A large and potent component of language is our ability to communicate about things that are not here, that happened in the past, or that will happen in the future. This feature of language is known as “displaced reference”.
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Warning issued over animal smuggling
News.com.au
Thu 13 December, 2018
Live squirrels and an American basketballer's dog are just some of the thousands of items intercepted by biosecurity officers this year.
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Dry soils spell trouble for water supplies
News.com.au
Thu 13 December, 2018
The world is continuing to dry up despite more extreme rainfall events, a global study by Sydney researchers has found.
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Water under pressure – and the promise of green bonds to help
The Fifth Estate
Thu 13 December, 2018
Big rivers are drying up, Perth’s aquifers are becoming contaminated with sea water and there is a threat of wars over water. One financial instrument is holding out possibilities for change.
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Museum pays tribute to crab expert
The Courier Mail
Thu 13 December, 2018
Putting a name to things that crawl on the bottom of the ocean might not sound important, but Peter Davie’s lifework has been vital in helping to conserve Australia’s fisheries industry. Dr Davie described about 130 species of lobster, crabs, crayfish, prawns
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Storm band to bring rain, wind across northern Tasmania
ABC News
Thu 13 December, 2018
Tasmanians in the state's north are being urged to be ready for heavy rain and strong winds tonight and tomorrow, with a father and son spending an hour in the ocean clinging to their upturned boat off the north-east coast this morning.
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'Enough to dampen the Christmas spirit': Severe thunderstorms hit Sydney basin
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 13 December, 2018
Thousands of homes were left without power and a number of major roads flooded as a severe thunderstorm bore down on Sydney on Thursday, bringing with it heavy rainfall, damaging winds and the threat of large hailstones.
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