Issue date : Fri 8 March, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 59 Seconds
Number of items : 47
Australia needs a national plan to face the growing threat of climate disasters
The Conversation
Fri 8 March, 2019
We are entering a new era in the security of Australia, not because of terrorism, the rise of China, or even the cybersecurity threat, but because of climate change. If the world warms beyond 2℃, as seems increasingly likely, an era of disasters will be upon us, with profound implications for how we organise ourselves to protect Australian lives, property and economic interests, and our way of life.
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Climate resolutions flooding in
The Australian
Fri 8 March, 2019
Corporate Australia may be facing a record year for shareholder-initiated resolutions after QBE Insurance and Rio Tinto were yesterday forced to put calls for improved climate-related disclosures
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Coal crusaders eye WA’s iron ore industry over steel emissions
The West Australian
Fri 8 March, 2019
Activist investors targeting Australia’s coal industry have put WA’s lucrative iron ore industry on notice, demanding the State’s big miners take responsibility for the emissions generated when their product is turned into steel.
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Report shows Australia’s fish stocks are sustainable
Fishing World
Fri 8 March, 2019
THE 2018 Status of Australian Fish Stock (SAFS) Reports, released this week, assessed 120 species made up of 406 stocks across finfish, crustaceans, molluscs and sharks and rays. This report provides the most scientifically robust, up-to-date information on the sustainability of Australia’s fish stocks.
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The future of food: Crickets, maggots and algae
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 8 March, 2019
On a rooftop on the fringes of Sydney's CBD, tucked away beside a large greenhouse, a structure made of zig-zagging pipes forms two parallel walls. Beneath an open sky as traffic hums past on Broadway below, a green liquid inside dozens of clear plastic tubes is almost glowing.
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State's wild weather strikes a year of extremes
The Mercury
Fri 8 March, 2019
A NEW report released by Australia’s Climate Council details the bizarre weather Tasmania experienced in 2018, in what was a record-breaking year for rainfall in parts of the state.
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'Now' is the time for new coal plants, resources minister says
The Guardian
Thu 7 March, 2019
The resources minister, Matt Canavan, has declared “now” is the time to build new coal-fired power, as the prime minister insisted his pre-election priorities were securing passage of budget bills and helping north Queensland recover from the recent floods.
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Australia increased pollution under Kyoto
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 7 March, 2019
The Morrison government often lauds the way Australia has "smashed" its Kyoto obligations - but this was done by increasing pollution levels from the base measure.
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SBS World News Australia
The Newcastle Herald
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Fix state's unprecedented recycling mess now, councils urge government
The Age
Thu 7 March, 2019
In a bid to tackle the mounting crisis in Victoria’s recycling system, with thousands of tonnes of reusable waste being taken to landfill, the state's councils have proposed a plan to salvage the industry.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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'Underhanded': States baulk at Labor's reluctance to nix Kyoto credits
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 7 March, 2019
Federal Labor has yet to consult three Labor-led regions about the use of Kyoto carbon credits that would undermine their own efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions to meet Paris climate targets.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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WA firms face paying carbon emission offsets after Environmental Protection Authority recommendations
The West Australian
Thu 7 March, 2019
All new large projects in WA face having to pay to offset their carbon emissions after WA’s environmental watchdog today responded to what it sees as a failure of the Federal Government to ensure Australia meets its international climate change obligations.
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The Guardian
Western Australia environment watchdog plans tougher curbs on emissions
The Australian Financial Review
WA LNG projects threatened by major carbon hit
The Age
WA's big polluters targeted by tough new emissions guidelines
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
'Disappointing': Last-minute pipeline, land-clearing changes rile foes
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 7 March, 2019
The final Berejiklian government moves before entering caretaker mode included easing the way for a gas pipeline to the proposed Narrabri coal seam gasfield and easing the rules of clearing native vegetation.
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Finland to ban coal-fired power by 2029
Reneweconomy
Thu 7 March, 2019
The Finnish Parliament approved a motion last week to bring forward its ban on coal for energy use to May 1, 2029, bringing the country in line with the majority of the European Union in walking away from coal-fired power.
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Ben Harvey: Arrogant EPA has no place in climate wars
The West Australian
Thu 7 March, 2019
If the bureaucrats running the Environmental Protection Authority want to shape public policy then they are welcome to run for Parliament.
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QBE Insurance to put fossil fuel resolution to shareholders
The Australian
Thu 7 March, 2019
QBE Insurance has been forced to put to shareholders a vote on calls for it reduce its underwriting and investment in fossil fuel industries as investors ratchet up pressure on the financial services sector to act on climate change.
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Mount Franklin uses 100% recycled plastic bottles
Food Processing
Thu 7 March, 2019
Mount Franklin has announced its single-serve bottles of still Australian spring water are now made from 100% recycled plastic.
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Hunter Valley coal power plant 'doesn't fit the bill': EnergyAustralia
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 7 March, 2019
A plan to build a giant 2000 megawatt coal-fired power station in the NSW Hunter Valley is being driven by a small businessman from Western Sydney with no known experience in the energy industry.
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New portal to match for large scale renewables is already pumping
The Fifth Estate
Thu 7 March, 2019
A new online portal has been launched for organisations looking to buy large-scale off-site wind, solar electricity and battery storage. Developers can also use the portal to showcase renewable energy projects to potential buyers, communicate with them, and collect information on their interest.
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One million urban trees
Pursuit
Thu 7 March, 2019
Trees and green spaces are essential for urban sustainability and liveability, but so is planting the right things in the right places
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Toll upgrades Nike warehouse to be wholly carbon neutral
Transport & Logistic News
Fri 8 March, 2019
Toll’s custom-built Nike warehouse in Melbourne’s Altona North has become the first-ever facility in Australia to achieve a whole-of-building carbon neutral certification under the National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS).
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The dingo is a true-blue, native Australian species
The Conversation
Thu 7 March, 2019
Of all Australia’s wildlife, one stands out as having an identity crisis: the dingo. But our recent article in the journal Zootaxa argues that dingoes should be regarded as a bona fide species on multiple fronts.
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ABC News
Dingoes are a 'fair dinkum' separate species needing better protection, researchers say
The Brisbane Times
Give the dingo its due, the 'Aussie wolf' is not a dog: Scientists
The Age
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
Site of planned Hunter coal plant is endangered bird's only NSW breeding area
The Guardian
Thu 7 March, 2019
The site flagged for a 2,000 megawatt coal-fired power plant in the New South Wales Hunter region is the only known breeding site in the state for the regent honeyeater, a critically endangered bird whose plight has blocked previous development plans.
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Why extinct species seem to be returning from the dead
The Conversation
Thu 7 March, 2019
Like something out of a zombie movie, species that were once thought extinct seem to be rising from the dead. Between February 21 and March 4 2019, three notable rediscoveries were announced – the Fernandina Island Galápagos tortoise (Chelonoidis phantasticus), which was last seen in 1906; Wallace’s giant bee (Megachile pluto), which had supposedly disappeared in 1980; and the Formosan clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa brachyura), which disappeared after the last sighting in 1983 and was officially declared extinct in 2013.
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