Issue date : Thu 20 December, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 39 Seconds
Number of items : 43
State of the Climate: Thank goodness for ocean sinks currently holding more warming extremes at bay
ABC News
Thu 20 December, 2018
The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) and CSIRO's joint biennial State of the Climate report has just been released and it is not the kind of report card you would want to take home to your parents just before Christmas.
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Let's find some balance in managing climate change Bjorn Lomborg
The Australian
Thu 20 December, 2018
The latest global climate summit in Poland has generated familiar predictions of doom and disaster from environmental activists. Climate change seems to freeze our capacity for critical thinking: we are too eager to believe the problem is far worse
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How to make new buildings from old clothes
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 20 December, 2018
Fashion has a lot to answer for. People regularly updating their wardrobes are contributing to one of worst trends in human history. The clothing and textiles industry is the second most polluting sector in the world, accounting for 10 per cent of the world's total carbon emissions.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Big donation to GetUp spells trouble
News.com.au
Thu 20 December, 2018
Climate change is already shaping up to be a major election issue and a $495,000 donation to GetUp spells trouble for the beleaguered Adani coal mine.
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The Daily Telegraph
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Genex brings in EnergyAustralia for solar-pumped hydro storage project
Reneweconomy
Thu 20 December, 2018
Genex Power says it has signed a deal EnergyAustralia that delivers exclusive rights to the big utility to negotiate an off take agreement for its unique solar plus pumped hydro storage project, including an option to buy a half share in the storage component.
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GBCA welcomes building industry commitment to net zero carbon emissions
Architecture and Design
Thu 20 December, 2018
The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has welcomed pledges from Dexus, Cbus Property and Nightingale Apartments to the Global Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment, which challenges organisations to achieve net-zero operating carbon emissions by 2030.
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Waste – data puts property sector on notice
The Fifth Estate
Thu 20 December, 2018
The latest National Waste Report was released this month, and the data shows a worrying trend for the property sector. Construction and demolition (C&D) waste outweighed municipal waste and organics and came in equal with commercial and industrial waste at 20.4 megatonnes each in 2016-17.
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The Darling Fault stretching for 1000km in Western Australia could destroy Perth
News.com.au
Thu 20 December, 2018
Western Australia — home of the quokka, beach camels and most of the country’s outback. And it’s also home to one of the biggest fault lines in the world.Western Australia — home of the quokka, beach camels and most of the country’s outback. And it’s also home to one of the biggest fault lines in the world.
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The Advertiser
The Courier Mail
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Eliminating waste within the value stream
Food & Beverage
Thu 20 December, 2018
Behind every food and beverage product on the shelf is a supply chain journey that starts with ingredients. The Australian food manufacturing industry is an intricate maze of ingredient and packaging suppliers, most with different supply chain management solutions.
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Plastic waste – why every gram counts
Food & Beverage
Thu 20 December, 2018
In my 30 years of HDPE plastic bottle manufacturing, I have become an expert in every aspect of this business. And this is not by chance, but a lot of hard work.
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Angus Taylor brushes off Gladys Berejikian energy split
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 19 December, 2018
Federal energy minister Angus Taylor brushed off the NSW coalition government's "out of touch" assault on the Morrison government's energy and climate policies, saying the Berejiklian government backed federal policies to lower prices and keep the lights on.
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Climate-push Liberal minister Don Harwin’s coal links
The Australian
Wed 19 December, 2018
NSW Energy Minister Don Harwin, who yesterday attacked Scott Morrison’s energy policy and is lobbying for more renewables and emissions cuts, invited the state’s biggest coalminers to a $990-a-head Liberal Party fundraising dinner last month.
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Martin Haese appointed chairman of Premier’s Climate Change Council
The Advertiser
Wed 19 December, 2018
Former Adelaide lord mayor Martin Haese has vowed to use his new role as chair of the Premier’s Climate Change Council to help unlock economic opportunities and create jobs within South Australia’s sustainability sector.
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News.com.au
Perthnow
The Mercury
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New program to drive investment in hydrogen energy
Prime Mover
Wed 19 December, 2018
The Andrews Labor Government will invest $2 million to boost the development of clean hydrogen energy technologies in Victoria.
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Andrew Bolt: Strange case of a minister’s warmist campaign
The Herald Sun
Wed 19 December, 2018
NSW Energy Minister Don Harwin Harwin on Wednesday called the Morrison Government “out of touch on energy and climate policy” but there’s so much going on with renewable energy in NSW, you have to ask what’s behind it all, writes Andrew Bolt.
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An Indian perspective on the Poland climate meeting: Not much help for the world’s poor and vulnerable
The Conversation
Wed 19 December, 2018
The international climate change conference that concluded in Katowice, Poland on Dec. 15 had limited ambitions and expectations – especially compared to the 2015 meeting that produced the Paris climate agreement. It will be remembered mainly for its delegates agreeing on a common “rulebook” to implement existing country commitments for reducing emissions.
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Russian gas will not stop China’s air pollution
The Interpreter
Wed 19 December, 2018
As Beijing clamps down on air pollution, it is seeking to replace coal power plants with cleaner natural gas, especially for heating during winter. Consequently, China has intensified relations with Russia, one of the world’s leading gas exporters, to expand energy ties.
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The truth about dark roofs and cool roofs
The Fifth Estate
Wed 19 December, 2018
It seems like a no-brainer: cooling of buildings and neighbourhoods can be helped by having light coloured roofs. But the question has caused no end of controversy. Let’s settle it once and for all.
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Safety from the sky: Shark spotting drones rolled out across Australia
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 19 December, 2018
What do you do when you become the killer shark capital of the world, have to ban residents and visitors from even entering the water and your tourism industry goes into freefall?
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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China's costly pandas cause diplomatic problems
The Australian
Wed 19 December, 2018
It has been criticised for building unneeded foreign ports, setting up environmentally damaging dams and saddling small countries with crippling debt.Now it seems even China’s cuddly black and white ambassadors are losing popularity overseas.
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Air pollution may be making us less intelligent
The Conversation
Wed 19 December, 2018
Not only is air pollution bad for our lungs and heart, it turns out it could actually be making us less intelligent, too. A recent study found that in elderly people living in China, long-term exposure to air pollution may hinder cognitive performance (things like our ability to pay attention, to recall past knowledge and generate new information) in verbal and maths tests. As people age, the link between air pollution and their mental decline becomes stronger. The study also found men and less educated people were especially at risk, though the reason why is currently unknown.
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Aussies turning old clothes into new homes
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 19 December, 2018
A team from the University of NSW has discovered a way to turn old clothing into building products, such as flat panels.
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Perthnow
Ten Daily
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