Issue date : Mon 11 February, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 26 Seconds
Number of items : 64
Many Australians keep ignoring the issue of climate change
The Newcastle Herald
Mon 11 February, 2019
What are your dinner table conversations about the wild weather we are experiencing? The metres of rain in Townsville? The unstoppable bushfires in Tasmania? The record temperatures across Australia? Or the fish kills in the drying Murray Darling River system?
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Coal miners derided climate action 'sideshow'. Now it's the main event
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 11 February, 2019
The nascent field of climate litigation in Australia came of age on Friday. The Chief Judge of the NSW Land and Environment Court, Brian Preston, delivered a landmark judgment refusing to approve a new coal mine because of its impacts on climate change. In the Chief Judge’s words, the mine proposal was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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Alarm over coal climate rulling
The Australian
Mon 11 February, 2019
Two of Australia’s largest mining producers have raised concerns over a controversial court ruling linking new coal mines to worsening global climate
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Sustainable packaging regulations
The Newcastle Herald
Mon 11 February, 2019
We often hear politicians and the media discussing the need for reusable resources, environmentally friendly packaging and the detrimental effects that waste is having on our environment.
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Melting Himalayan glaciers: a big drop in a bucket that’s already full
The Conversation
Mon 11 February, 2019
A new report has warned that even if global warming is held at 1.5℃, we will still lose a third of the glaciers in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya (HKH) region. What does that mean for rivers that flow down these mountains, and the people who depend on them?
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The conservation crisis facing Australia’s fungi
Australian Geographic
Mon 11 February, 2019
Having a comprehensive understanding of fungi – their distribution, populations and reproduction – will be critical to understanding the threats to their conservation. But we’ve got a long way to go, says one expert.
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'Sometimes women aren't listened to' in science
The Age
Mon 11 February, 2019
Dr Marissa Parrott grew up surrounded by animals. Fish, frogs, turtles, cats, guinea pigs and even a horse.
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Premier announces no-interest loan scheme to boost solar power
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 10 February, 2019
A day after the NSW opposition announced a rebate to support households installing rooftop solar power, the Berejiklian government has countered with a scheme offering no-interest loans for solar energy and battery storage systems.
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This summer is angry: Are you?
Independent Australia
Sun 10 February, 2019
We are hitting a boiling point in climate devastation. Now is the time for comprehensive action.
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Off-track on carbon
The Australian Financial Review
Sun 10 February, 2019
As if managing climate and energy policy was not difficult enough, some judicial freelancing in the NSW Land and Environment Court has made things even harder.
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Rex Gardner: Tasmania's clean, green image put to test
The Mercury
Sun 10 February, 2019
TASMANIA’S deep and dirty environmental secrets could haunt the state for years to come.Reports that some of our iconic wilderness lakes have heavy metal contamination and may be toxic is a nightmare for tourism
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Star Trek’s formula for sustainable urban innovation
The Conversation
Sun 10 February, 2019
On the long-running television series Star Trek, the characters were knowledge workers and did not seem to worry about food, lodging or acceptance. Theirs was an inclusive society, one that collaboratively practised sustainable innovation.
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Scientists' fundraising appeal for rare handfish
The Mercury
Sun 10 February, 2019
THEY are among the rarest fish in the world – but a fundraising appeal by scientists to save Tasmania’s endangered handfish has fallen well short of its $2 million target.So far, just $12,500 has been raised through a public appeal to save three species
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Floods, fire and drought: Australia, a country in the grip of extreme weather bingo
The Guardian
Sun 10 February, 2019
The people of Townsville know about heavy rain, but this was new. Over the past fortnight, the northern Queensland city’s 180,000 residents have been hit by a monsoon strengthened by a low-pressure front that dragged moist air south from the equator to Australia’s top end.
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Labor announces plan for 500,000 households to get rooftop solar
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 9 February, 2019
NSW Labor has announced it will support a program to help 500,000 households to install rooftop solar, reducing electricity bills in the next 10 years.
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Coal bites the dust in Germany, Europe's greenest nation
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 9 February, 2019
London: A leading mainstream politician in a major industrial nation this week said the country will phase out coal power, completely, in less than two decades' time.
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House rising star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rolls out ‘Green New Deal’
The Australian
Sat 9 February, 2019
Congressional Democrats yesterday unveiled an unprecedented plan to reverse clim­ate change and eliminate all US carbon emissions within 10 years, by taking drastic steps that would require transformational action across the economy.
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John Van Der Kallen: There’s no healthy debate on mine impacts
The Newcastle Herald
Sat 9 February, 2019
In a stunning landmark decision, this week the NSW Land and Environment Court recognised the scientific evidence for anthropogenic climate change and dismissed the appeal against the refusal of the Rocky Hill open cut coalmine by the Planning and Assessment Commission.
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Lonely, unfit and hooked on air-conditioning - is this the summer of the future?
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 9 February, 2019
Bela Stantic did not stop to take in the vistas of Walgett on his great Aussie road trip this summer. The vineyards of Griffith passed in a blur. He stopped at Victoria’s Twelve Apostles, but took a few photos and then left.
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Storm-o-nomics: Why Australia should be more prepared for extreme weather
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 9 February, 2019
Another Australian summer has been marked by disasters triggered by extreme weather. Some came out of the blue, like the Townsville floods. Others unfolded gradually, like the drought afflicting much of eastern Australia.
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Courts join frontline in fight against climate change
The Australian
Sat 9 February, 2019
The victory in getting climate impact recognised in a judgment against coal is ... that fossil fuels must be left in the ground in the name of climate change.
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'No-brainer': how food scraps, sewage can power apartments
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 9 February, 2019
Rooftop solar panels might be the first thought for homeowners desperate to lower their energy bills.
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'Dire consequences': Court's mine rejection sets a climate precedent
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 8 February, 2019
NSW Labor says a decision by the Land and Environment Court to factor in the impacts of climate change when considering whether to approve a coal mine was "potentially extremely important" for future planning.
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'Delicious irony': How miner's challenge became a climate change win
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 8 February, 2019
When Planning Minister Anthony Roberts intervened a year ago to give a coal miner the unusual right to challenge its project's refusal in court, neither would have countenanced Friday's outcome.
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Latest forecast: climate of fear
The Australian
Fri 8 February, 2019
Weather and climate used to be different things. Now, the capture of weather by climate change advocates is all but complete.
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The Queensland Dragon Heath is like a creature in the mist
The Conversation
Fri 8 February, 2019
The Queensland Dragon Heath, or Dracophyllum sayeri, is a small, open-branched tree that grows up to 8 metres tall. It also looks decidedly as if someone has stuck pineapple plants or bromeliads on to the tips of its branches.
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Tasmania's lakes among most contaminated in the world
The Guardian
Fri 8 February, 2019
Metal contamination levels in some of Tasmania’s lakes are among the highest in the world, a new study has found, while those within the state’s Wilderness World Heritage Area have also been badly polluted by mining.
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