Issue date : Fri 1 February, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 16 Seconds
Number of items : 62
'Suffering from our success': Julie Bishop urges rethink of climate policy and government
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 1 February, 2019
Former foreign minister Julie Bishop will position herself as an advocate for bipartisan policy on climate change and a realist about the limits of government power in a keynote speech to overseas business leaders on Friday.
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Perthnow
Salvo from Julie Bishop calls for courage on climate change
The West Australian
The Australian Financial Review
Julie Bishop calls for climate change consensus ahead of election
SBS World News Australia
Bishop says Liberals 'divided' on climate
9 News
News.com.au
NT News
The Australian
The Mercury
The Newcastle Herald
Bishop raises alarm over ‘grey rhinos’
The Australian
Fri 1 February, 2019
Former foreign minister Julie Bishop will warn that the world faces serious risks — or “grey ­rhinos” — including worsening US-China relations, rising world debt levels and the struggle over Brexit, in a speech in Hong Kong today.
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'They've done nothing': fuel emissions taskforce accused of 'apathy'
The Guardian
Fri 1 February, 2019
The federal Coalition’s peak policy body for deciding issues relating to fuel emissions and electric cars has met 12 times in its four-year existence but minutes for five of these meetings cannot be found.
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Labor to scrap Wallarah 2 coal project despite federal approval
Australian Mining
Fri 1 February, 2019
Wyong Coal’s long-gestating Wallarah 2 coal project in New South Wales may have secured a federal government approval, but the project could still be nixed if Labor wins the next state election.
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SA Government seeks feedback on single-use plastics
Food Processing
Fri 1 February, 2019
The South Australian Government is cracking down on single-use plastic products, which could result in a ban on items such as straws, coffee cups and plastic bags.
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Thousands of young Belgians protest for climate action
Yahoo!7 News
Fri 1 February, 2019
Thousands of young people rallied in Belgium to demand action on climate change Thursday as part of a wave of demonstrations led by high school students aimed at intensifying pressure on governments.
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We could have led the world and saved a river system, but for politics
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 1 February, 2019
During my time as a director of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, a common view was that a badly implemented plan was better than no plan at all. We often discussed how we would "fix" all the problems in a future version of basin plan 2.0.
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The economics of climate change
Independent Australia
Fri 1 February, 2019
While the rich get richer, not only do the poor get poorer but the environment continues to suffer, writes David Shearman.
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Industry must “embrace” energy risks
Insurance Business
Fri 1 February, 2019
A senior figure in the insurance space has urged the industry to embrace new risks facing the energy sector, saying changes are likely to bring both opportunities and challenges.
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Eco shoemaker Allbirds was born after Tim Brown visited an 'antiquated' factory
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 1 February, 2019
It did not take Tim Brown long to conclude that the footwear industry was antiquated. It was governed by a low-cost mentality, using leather and cheap materials such as synthetics, and the prevailing distribution model meant that manufacturers were under pressure to produce seasonal ranges.
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Australia Post to operate nation’s largest electric vehicle fleet
Logistics & Materials Handling
Fri 1 February, 2019
A new order for an additional 1,000 three-wheeled electric delivery vehicles (eDVs), by Australia Post, is set to make it the nation’s largest electric vehicle fleet operator.
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NGOs say Tokyo 2020 falling short on timber sustainability
SBS World News Australia
Fri 1 February, 2019
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Seven environmental non-government organisations (NGOs), including the Rainforest Action Network, have accused Tokyo 2020 Olympic organisers of failing to end the use of timber associated with rainforest destruction and human rights abuses.
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The presence of people is slowing shark recovery on the Great Barrier Reef
The Conversation
Fri 1 February, 2019
Much of the Great Barrier Reef is legally protected in an effort to conserve and rebuild the fragile marine environment. Marine reserves are considered the gold standard for conservation, and often shape our perception of what an “undisturbed ecosystem” should look like.
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January was hottest month on record
Yahoo!7 News
Fri 1 February, 2019
January was Australia's hottest month on record, the Bureau of Meteorology says.
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The West Australian
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'Exceptionally hot, exceptionally dry': January was Australia's hottest month on record
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission slams authority for 'maladministration'
ABC News
Thu 31 January, 2019
The Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission has found Commonwealth officials committed gross maladministration, negligence and unlawful actions in drawing up the multi-billion-dollar deal to save Australia's largest river system.
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Murray report 'unnervingly emotive': NFF
9 News
Thu 31 January, 2019
Australia's peak farming body has described the report into the Murray-Darling Basin Plan as "unnervingly emotive".
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The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
Yahoo!7 News
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'Blue in the face': NSW power plants in Labor's electoral sights
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 31 January, 2019
A Daley Labor government would review the emissions standards of all NSW's coal-fired power plants and finalise a 10-year plan to improve air quality in the state.
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Wombat Rescue to give evidence at Senate inquiry
The Mercury
Thu 31 January, 2019
A GRASSROOTS Tasmanian wombat rescue group will give evidence at a Senate inquiry into Australia’s faunal extinction crisis in Hobart next week hoping to highlight the prevalence of mange.
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Senate to hear evidence on koalas, finches and Cleveland's wading birds
The Brisbane Times
Thu 31 January, 2019
The Senate’s environment committee is set to hear evidence about Cleveland’s controversial Toondah Harbour project and the impact of over-development on Queensland’s threatened koala population in Brisbane on Friday.
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Morrison's unofficial campaign heats up, as drought hurts the Murray-Darling
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 31 January, 2019
In the past month, three senior government MPs have declared they will not contest the next election. There’s rumours of more to come. But as the Prime Minister flew through Queensland this week, he urged political watchers not to underestimate him.
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Theo Theophanous: Coal is never the answer to power issues
The Herald Sun
Thu 31 January, 2019
There are questions over how Victoria can avoid future blackouts after last week’s outages, but coal-fired generation isn’t one of them — rather, you could argue it was the cause, writes Theo Theophanous.
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A challenging climate
The Monthly
Thu 31 January, 2019
Independent MP Julia Banks’s announcement today that she will jettison her inner-Melbourne electorate of Chisholm and will instead run for the safe Liberal seat of Flinders, against former environment minister Greg Hunt, underlines that climate change will be front and centre at the next election, whether Scott Morrison is ready or not.
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Dumb buildings won’t make for very smart cities
The Fifth Estate
Thu 31 January, 2019
Hobart recently unveiled a “smart bin” trial that could see bins deployed across the city that can advise when they’re full and need emptying outside of the normal schedule.
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Can Australian businesspeople save the Great Barrier Reef?
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 31 January, 2019
For an investment banker, Stephen Fitzgerald knows a lot about how climate change is damaging the Great Barrier Reef. During his 20-year career with Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong and Tokyo, Fitzgerald's Australian base was his family's holiday house at Kewarra Beach, nestled between Cairns and Port Douglas in Far North Queensland.
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Musk says Tesla big battery to pay for itself within a few years, bigger ones on the way
Reneweconomy
Thu 31 January, 2019
Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk says the Tesla big battery in South Australia has been so successful it will likely pay for itself within a few years, and has prompted interest from other governments to install even bigger batteries as a substitute for dirty and expensive gas peaking plants.
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Who’s afraid of demand response?
Reneweconomy
Thu 31 January, 2019
It is not just that the energy you don’t use – the so-called “negawatts”— is the cheapest. It can also be the most reliable when the going gets tough.
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Shopping centres raising the bar: Vicinity and Marrickville Metro
The Fifth Estate
Thu 31 January, 2019
Shopping centres may have fallen upon harder times thanks to online retailing but perhaps this speed bump can serve as an opportunity to rethink these giant structures and make them more sustainable and community-focused. Vicinity Centres, for one, has just upped its onsite renewables play (again). And in Sydney AMP Capital’s Marrickville Metro will be “up-cycled” using an old industrial warehouse that will bring “public art and expression to the forefront”.
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Push for little penguin protection in Bicheno gathers pace
The Mercury
Thu 31 January, 2019
FOUR more little penguins have been found dead from a likely dog attack in Bicheno, say residents.Local environmental group Earth Ocean Network spokeswoman Lucy Landon-Lane said a shack owner came across the dead penguins on the rocks in Waubs Bay today
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Australia Ranked Second Worldwide For Shark Attacks
Ten Daily
Thu 31 January, 2019
Australia has received the unfortunate title of being the country with the second highest number of unprovoked shark attacks in the world.
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Insect protein: dish of the day for your environmentally friendly pet
The Conversation
Thu 31 January, 2019
In the UK, there are approximately nine million dogs and almost eight million cats – with around one in two households owning a companion animal. This large pet population is estimated to consume billions of tonnes of meat each year. So, given that more people are trying to do their bit to help save the plant and keep meat consumption to a minimum, it’s not surprising pet food has become the latest sector to think about its environmental credentials.
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Plastic in the oceans is not the fault of the global south
The Conversation
Thu 31 January, 2019
Our oceans are littered with plastics. Indeed, we are regularly exposed to images and stories of whales and sea turtles choking to death on plastic trash. Ocean plastic is clearly a problem but what is the solution?
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Hospitals filling up in Europe's most polluted capital
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 31 January, 2019
Children are missing school and hospitals are running out of beds as a noxious smog smothers Skopje, earning the small Macedonian city the grim distinction of being Europe's most polluted capital.
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European colonisation of the Americas killed 10% of world population and caused global cooling
The Conversation
Thu 31 January, 2019
While Europe was in the early days of the Renaissance, there were empires in the Americas sustaining more than 60m people. But the first European contact in 1492 brought diseases to the Americas which devastated the native population and the resultant collapse of farming in the Americas was so significant that it may have even cooled the global climate.
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Hot enough yet? What this heat is doing to our health
The Fifth Estate
Thu 31 January, 2019
Public libraries are staying open longer to help communities deal with heat stress and we might need school shut downs as well and meanwhile we get a more sedentary lifestyle.
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'Extraordinary': Canberra's hottest January brings heat, lightning
The Canberra Times
Thu 31 January, 2019
Canberra has sweltered through its hottest January on record, in a month that has also seen ferocious storms strike the capital along with impressive displays of nighttime lightning.
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