Issue date : Thu 7 March, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 45 Seconds
Number of items : 56
NSW election: Nationals' hold on environment policy drags down Coalition
The Guardian
Thu 7 March, 2019
From its management of national parks, to more liberal land clearing laws, to the poor health of inland rivers, to a lack of action on tackling climate change, New South Wales, under Gladys Berejiklian and her Coalition government, is lagging well behind other states on environmental management.
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Independents’ push on coal, climate action
The Australian
Thu 7 March, 2019
NSW is headed towards the Left on renewable energy and policy around coal-fired power stations if a minority government is formed, after three independents who could be crucial to a hung parliament wrote to the Premier and Opposition Leader demanding action­ on climate change.
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Water surcharge worth $30 million a year not spent on water projects
The Canberra Times
Thu 7 March, 2019
The ACT Environment Commissioner's office said it was unable to trace spending of a surcharge on Canberrans water bills meant to reflect the value of the capital's scarce water supplies.
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The Brisbane Times
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WAToday
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Opinion | Climate is changing, so are attitudes to coal
The Newcastle Herald
Thu 7 March, 2019
The winds of change are in the air, and they carry no coal dust. I was thrilled to read of the recent announcement by three NSW independent MPs, calling on the government to introduce an adjustment strategy for NSW coal mining communities, soon after the NSW Greens made a call for a transition fund financed through a levy on the coal industry.
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Australian companies urged to disclose climate change risks, ASX says
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 7 March, 2019
The Australian Stock Exchange and the Australian Accounting Standards Board have added their voices to the mounting pressure on companies to disclose their financial risk from strong global action to limit temperature increases to levels that avoid dangerous climate change.
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Revealed: Glencore bankrolled covert campaign to prop up coal
The Guardian
Thu 7 March, 2019
The multinational mining giant Glencore spent millions bankrolling a secret, globally coordinated campaign to prop up coal demand by undermining environmental activists, influencing politicians and spreading sophisticated pro-coal messaging on social media.
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Five gifs that explain how pumped hydro actually works
The Conversation
Thu 7 March, 2019
People have used moving water to create energy for thousands of years. Today, pumped hydro is the most common form of grid-connected energy storage in the world.
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Rising seas allow coastal wetlands to store more carbon
The Conversation
Thu 7 March, 2019
Coastal wetlands don’t cover much global area but they punch well above their carbon weight by sequestering the most atmospheric carbon dioxide of all natural ecosystems.
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'Whole thing is unravelling': climate change reshaping Australia's forests
The Guardian
Thu 7 March, 2019
Australia’s forests are being reshaped by climate change as droughts, heat waves, rising temperatures and bushfires drive ecosystems towards collapse, ecologists have told Guardian Australia. Trees are dying, canopies are getting thinner and the rate that plants produce seeds is falling. Ecologists have long predicted that climate change would have major consequences for Australia’s forests.Now they believe those impacts are unfolding.
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Second dump of Canberra's recycling glass linked to Group 8
The Canberra Times
Thu 7 March, 2019
The owner of a Fyshwick block says he spent $300,000 last year cleaning up a pile of glass dumped on his land by Garry Miller, the man whose daughter now holds him responsible for a massive glass dump on her property near Lake George.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Australia records hottest summer: report
The New Daily
Thu 7 March, 2019
Australia's record-breaking summer was so hot fruit cooked on trees, the Climate Council says.
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The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
Yahoo!7 News
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Parts of Australia just shivered through the chilliest morning of the year
News.com.au
Thu 7 March, 2019
If the doona mysteriously found its way from the floor back onto your bed last night, you were not alone. Much of southeast Australia unexpectedly shivered through the coldest night this year, in many places it was the chilliest dawn for almost four months.
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Labor attacks BCA for 'baseless' claim on emissions target
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 6 March, 2019
Relations between Labor and the corporate sector have taken another hit after opposition energy spokesman Mark Butler demanded a retraction from the Business Council over climate change.
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Revealed: the Emission Reduction Fund projects that failed
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 6 March, 2019
More than 20 projects under the Coalition's $2.5 billion Emissions Reduction Fund have failed to deliver a promised 13.5 million tonnes in carbon abatement and have been terminated by the Commonwealth over the past four years.
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Opposition calls for government to come clean on airport link 'toxic' soil problem
WAToday
Wed 6 March, 2019
The state opposition is calling on Transport Minister Rita Saffioti to come clean over the extent of contamination in soil unearthed by tunnelling work on the Forrestfield Airport Link project.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Michael Bloomberg launching new clean energy campaign
The Fifth Estate
Thu 7 March, 2019
Michael Bloomberg has decided not to run for president at the next US election, he says because he believes his energies are better spent pushing for the clean-energy transition outside government.
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Clear policy plans needed for cheaper power
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 6 March, 2019
Australian governments have failed to deliver affordable, reliable energy in a way that is consistent with meeting our emissions reduction targets. Rather than stable, credible energy and climate-change policies, we have disconnected market interventions by governments and various forms of re-nationalisation, most dramatically the Commonwealth's $6 billion buy-out of and $1.4 billion equity injection for the Snowy Hydro pumped-hydro project.
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Twiggy's new recruit is perfectly placed to wipe out ocean plastic
WAToday
Wed 6 March, 2019
Ocean plastics, particularly the Indian Ocean Garbage Patch, is something Western Australia is perfectly placed to tackle, says the newly appointed leader of Andrew Forrest’s Flourishing Oceans philanthropic venture.
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The Canberra Times
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Korean company planning Bylong Valley mine dismisses climate threat
The Guardian
Wed 6 March, 2019
The company behind a proposed coalmine in the Bylong Valley in New South Wales has claimed the project will make a “negligible contribution” to global climate change, in a fresh submission responding to the historic Rocky Hill judgment.
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Hong Kong firm lobs bid to build Hunter Valley coal-fired power plant
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 6 March, 2019
An obscure Hong Kong-listed company claims to have sealed early plans to develop a low-emissions coal-fired power station in the Hunter Valley - although NSW Planning is yet to receive a formal approach.
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The Age
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The Canberra Times
WAToday
Desperately seeking PPAs: 7GW of solar, wind queue up for corporate deals
Reneweconomy
Wed 6 March, 2019
An independent online platform designed to connect corporate energy buyers with renewable energy developers has attracted more than 7,000MW of large scale wind and solar projects hungry to snare contracts to underpin the next phase of Australia’s energy transition.
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Perth's low-shade suburbs join national 'urban heat island' study
WAToday
Wed 6 March, 2019
As community concern grows over Perth’s diminishing tree canopy cover, one metro council has become the only one in the state to take part in a national citizen science project measuring the urban heat island effect.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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The future of Australian frogs
Australian Geographic
Wed 6 March, 2019
Two new research tools are supporting a groundswell of public interest that could make a difference to the future of Australian frogs, which are facing tough times.
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Wildlife havens save 13 Australian mammal species from extinction
The Brisbane Times
Wed 6 March, 2019
Cat owners are being urged to keep their pets inside, with researchers finding 13 of Australia’s native mammals now exist only in conservation havens because of introduced predators.
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Sea life at risk from marine heatwaves
The Australian
Wed 6 March, 2019
Heatwaves affecting the world’s oceans are becoming more frequent — and wreaking havoc on marine ecosystems, scientists have warned.
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New ARC Centre to future-proof Australia’s fresh food supply
Food & Beverage
Wed 6 March, 2019
Supporting an industry that is being increasingly innovated by scientific advancements, The University of Sydney has launched a specialist training hub which will conduct research into food safety and develop methods to safeguard Australia’s fresh food and agricultural industries.
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'Elevated concentrations of methane' in Sydney Park
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 6 March, 2019
One of the largest recreational areas in Sydney's inner suburbs has been declared to be "significantly contaminated land" while the environmental watchdog assesses the extent of the pollution.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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World's most polluted cities ranked in new report
SBS World News Australia
Wed 6 March, 2019
India dominated a list of the world's most polluted cities in 2018, taking 22 of the top 30 spots, according to a Greenpeace report.
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Rain proposal to clean Seoul air
SBS World News Australia
Wed 6 March, 2019
South Korean President Moon Jae-in has proposed a joint project with China to use artificial rain to clean the air in Seoul, where an acute increase in pollution has caused alarm.
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How To Save $$$ & Be Planet-Friendly When Booking Your Next Vacay Digs
Pedestrian
Wed 6 March, 2019
Travelling is one of the most valuable things a human can do, in this humble human’s opinion. You get to see a shitload of stunning vistas, bustling cities full of people with stories to tell you (and then tell you again when they’ve had a few with a few colourful inclusions), and ultimately learn a lot about your country and its place in the world.
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