Issue date : Tue 12 February, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 49 Seconds
Number of items : 45
Morrison must break with climate denialists
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 12 February, 2019
Prime Minister Scott Morrison took a big step forward on Monday by saying what most Australians have long been thinking about the link between climate change and the bushfires, droughts and catastrophic floods that have ravaged the country in recent years. Hopefully he will now do something about cutting Australia's carbon emissions, too.
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Millennials Will Save The World
ProBono Australia News
Tue 12 February, 2019
For decades, young people have been told they should be the leaders of tomorrow. But what I’ve learned from my experience at the United Nations is that youth will be the heroes of today.
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Artists tackle climate change, confronting reality in Gaia Hypothesis
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 12 February, 2019
The so-called "Gaia hypothesis" essentially argues that living organisms interact with the broader inorganic environment to create a complex, self-regulating system that enables life on earth to continue.
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EnergyAustralia to turn charities into mini-power plants
The Age
Tue 12 February, 2019
Electricity company EnergyAustralia is launching a $15 million program to help charities slash their power bills by installing free solar panels and battery systems, turning them into mini-power plants.
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Demolishing the arguments against stronger energy performance
The Fifth Estate
Tue 12 February, 2019
In this stifling summer, we’ve just had a welcome breath of fresh air on energy efficiency. Energy ministers from across Australia have approved a set of recommendations to increase minimum standards for energy performance in new buildings.
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Advice from the most romantic Australian animals
Australian Geographic
Tue 12 February, 2019
EACH YEAR, AS Valentine’s Day rolls around, you’re probably left unsure of how exactly you can make this year’s special day as romantic as the year before. Luckily, some of Australia’s most romantic native animals are here to help.
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Melting Greenland ponders sand exportation
SBS World News Australia
Tue 12 February, 2019
Greenland could start to export sand in a rare positive spinoff from the global warming melting the island's vast ice sheet and washing large amounts of sediment into the sea, scientists say.
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Slowing climate change could reverse drying in the subtropics
The Conversation
Tue 12 February, 2019
As the planet warms, subtropical regions of the Southern Hemisphere, including parts of southern Australia and southern Africa, are drying. These trends include major drought events such as Cape Town’s “Day Zero” in 2018.
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Climate change is already affecting your school (more than you think)
The Canberra Times
Tue 12 February, 2019
They wear capes but they understand the true cost of power. This summer, as thousands of school students across Australia sweat it out in hot classrooms, an elite team of "eco-rangers" will be policing the halls (and teachers) of one Canberra primary school.
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NSW Rural Fire Service declares statewide total fire ban ahead of hot, windy conditions
ABC News
Tue 12 February, 2019
A total fire ban is in place across New South Wales today, with strong winds, low humidity and temperatures in some parts expected to hit 40 degrees Celsius.
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Statewide fire ban in place as Sydney braces for 37 degree scorcher
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sydney braces for hot Tuesday as total fire ban declared for NSW
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
PM teases more climate and energy policy
SBS World News Australia
Mon 11 February, 2019
Australians can expect more climate change and energy policy from the coalition ahead of the federal election, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says.
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Landmark Rocky Hill ruling could pave the way for more courts to choose climate over coal
The Conversation
Mon 11 February, 2019
On Friday, Chief Judge Brian Preston of the New South Wales Land and Environment Court handed down a landmark judgement confirming a decision to refuse a new open-cut coal mine near Gloucester in the Hunter Valley. The proposed Rocky Hill mine’s contribution to climate change was one of the key reasons cited for refusing the application.
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South Australia gets 50 new grid-scale energy storage proposals
Reneweconomy
Mon 11 February, 2019
The South Australia state government says it has received more than 50 proposals from energy storage developers keen to tap into a new $50 million scheme that will help navigate the local grid as it moves beyond a 50 per cent share of wind and solar and towards 100 per cent.
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We are not doing nearly enough to prevent the impacts of bushfire
The Age
Mon 11 February, 2019
Recovering from bushfires in Victoria costs taxpayers $700 million every year, a cost which is estimated to double by 2050*.
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Global interconnectivity is spreading major risks worldwide
Insurance Business
Mon 11 February, 2019
Worsening economic and political tensions between the world’s superpowers over the coming year, as well as extreme weather and the failure to implement and stick to climate change policies over the coming 10 years are the top threats worrying nearly 1,000 decision-makers from across sectors, according to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Risks Report 2019.
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Adani launches advertising blitz calling for a 'fair go' on Carmichael mine
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 11 February, 2019
Indian energy giant Adani has launched an advertising blitz calling on the Palaszczuk government to give the company a "fair go" and approve its controversial $2 billion Carmichael mine – a campaign it is willing to run until the federal election in May.
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Toll lauds solar warehousing project
ATN
Mon 11 February, 2019
Transport and logistics giant Toll Group says it is embracing renewable electricity with "one of the largest solar energy projects for the Australian transport industry".
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Australia on track for 50% clean energy by 2025, 100% by 2032: ANU
Ecogeneration
Mon 11 February, 2019
Research from The Australian National University (ANU) has found that Australia is installing renewable power per person each year faster than any other country, helping it to meet its entire Paris Agreement emissions reduction targets five years early.
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Small-scale rooftop solar installs reach record 159MW in January
Reneweconomy
Mon 11 February, 2019
The boom is small-scale rooftop solar installations has continued into 2019, with total installs for the first month of the year reaching 159.4MW – a record for the month that is typically affected by the summer holiday season.
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ARENA tips nearly $10m into distributed energy projects, pilots
Reneweconomy
Mon 11 February, 2019
Five projects and seven studies aimed at boosting the integration of distributed energy resources on Australia’s grid have won backing from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, as part of a new push to get the most out of behind the meter clean energy technologies including solar, inverters and battery storage.
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Solar wings to debut at Avalon air show
Ecogeneration
Mon 11 February, 2019
Composite wing technology featuring inbuilt solar cells with the ability to triple the flying time of drones will be exhibited for the first time at the Avalon aviation expo this month.
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'Disappearing everywhere': The great extinction happening under our noses
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 11 February, 2019
Insect populations are "threatened worldwide", with only resilient species such as urban cockroaches bucking a trend that has significant implications for animals that rely on them, Australian-based researchers say.
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Regenerative agriculture can make farmers stewards of the land again
The Conversation
Mon 11 February, 2019
For years, “sustainable” has been the buzzword in conversations about agriculture. If farmers and ranchers could slow or stop further damage to land and water, the thinking went, that was good enough. I thought that way too, until I started writing my new book, “One Size Fits None: A Farm Girl’s Search for the Promise of Regenerative Agriculture.”
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Cities turn to desalination for water security, but at what cost?
The Conversation
Mon 11 February, 2019
Removing salts and other impurities from water is really difficult. For thousands of years people, including Aristotle, tried to make fresh water from sea water. In the 21st century, advances in desalination technology mean water authorities in Australia and worldwide can supply bountiful fresh water at the flick of a switch.
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Change the way you wash your hair to help save the environment
The Conversation
Mon 11 February, 2019
When you hear about businesses with a high environmental impact or activities with a high carbon footprint, you are probably more likely to imagine heavy machinery, engines and oil rather than hairdressing. Yet hairdressing, both as a sector and as an individual activity, can have a massive carbon footprint.
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Hot and windy: Total fire ban declared for ACT on Tuesday
The Canberra Times
Mon 11 February, 2019
A a return to hot conditions and the arrival of strong winds have prompted a total fire ban to be declared across the ACT and much of NSW from midnight Monday.
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