Issue date : Mon 11 March, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 46 Seconds
Number of items : 68
I feel duty bound to support striking students
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 12 March, 2019
Recently it was reported that the mosaic-tailed rat, Melomys rubicola, which lived only on a tiny island in the Torres Straight, has been officially declared extinct. It is believed that its habitat was temporarily submerged due to rising sea levels. As a result, it may well be the first mammal to become extinct as a direct result of anthropogenic climate change.
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Striking schoolkids should wear storm of criticism as a badge of honour
The Brisbane Times
Tue 12 March, 2019
I hope a lot of school kids join this global children’s strike on Friday and I hope they’re mocked and traduced by their elders in politics and the media, because those elders aren’t really their betters on this issue; they’re mostly either dangerous fools or mendacious swine.
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They want you to panic, but love is leading female climate activists
The Age
Tue 12 March, 2019
For 27-year-old Eleanor Dixon, the prospect of ecological collapse is personal. “If my country dies, I lose myself, I lose my identity, I lose my purpose,” she says.
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Pro-coal Nationals hold electorates most at risk from climate change
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 11 March, 2019
Five federal seats where climate change is set to wreak the worst damage are held by Nationals MPs whose party colleagues want the government to finance new carbon-emitting coal plants, new analysis has revealed.
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The Australian Financial Review
Nationals MPs in hot seat over climate change as the country cooks
Greens demand documents on 'dodgy' carry-over credits for Paris target
The Guardian
Mon 11 March, 2019
The Greens will use the resumption of parliament for the looming budget session to try to extract documents associated with the Morrison government’s decision to use carry-over credits from the Kyoto period to meet the Paris 2030 target.
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'Consumers must act': Jane Goodall's plea to avoid a 'bleak' future
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 11 March, 2019
Individuals everywhere must make different choices if humanity - and many of the world's other species - are to avoid a "bleak" future, leading environmental campaigner Jane Goodall says.
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Why I'm encouraging my daughter to wag school
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 11 March, 2019
I’m encouraging my nine-year-old daughter to wag school this coming Friday. It’s not that I don’t value her education. I absolutely do. It’s just that on Friday 15 March I think she’s likely to learn more outside the classroom than in it.
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How Does Your Brand Stack-Up In This Era Of The Cause-Oriented Consumer?
B & T
Mon 11 March, 2019
At the recent 1% For The Planet summit in Sydney, I was made aware that not only are 1,800 of global brands now donating one per cent of all annual sales (and that’s sales, not profit!), hundreds of individual people are actually donating one per cent of their own pay check to the same cause.
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Bushfires are the real threat to our water supply
The Age
Mon 11 March, 2019
Unfortunately, many VicForests staff and contractors missed Ross Gittins' comment article last week, "Policy Doesn’t Hold Water" (6/3), because they and their machines were on multiple Victorian fire grounds helping stop bushfires, the real massive threat to our water supplies.
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View from The Hill: Coal turns lumpy for Scott Morrison and the Nationals
The Conversation
Mon 11 March, 2019
Scott Morrison’s government is struggling with a fresh crisis, the combination of a bitter domestic within the Nationals and the conflicting imperatives of pitching to voters in Australia’s north and south on the highly charged issues of energy and climate change.
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Hydrogen fuels rockets, but what about power for daily life? We’re getting closer
The Conversation
Mon 11 March, 2019
This month the federal coalition government opened public consultation on a national hydrogen strategy. Labor has also pledged to set aside funding to develop clean hydrogen. The COAG Energy Ministers meeting in December 2018 indicated strong support for a hydrogen economy.
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On Kangaroo Island and elsewhere, beware the lure of the luxury ecotourist
The Conversation
Tue 12 March, 2019
Kangaroo Island, less than 130 kilometres from Adelaide, is one of Australia’s ecological jewels. Tourism Australia describes it as a “pristine wilderness”, with cliffs, beaches, wetlands and dense bushland offering protection to native animals such as penguins, sea lions, pelicans, koalas and, of course, kangaroos.
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Australians love their pets, so why don’t more public places welcome them?
The Conversation
Mon 11 March, 2019
Venture to the local shops and you’ll probably see dogs outside on the footpath waiting for their owners. Perhaps the store has provided a hook for dog leads and a bowl of water for thirsty canines. But travel further from home, into the city centre for example, and you are unlikely to see many dogs, or other pets. The same applies to most parks and beaches, and certainly to cafés, bars, restaurants, department stores, and public transport.
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'Drives me insane': lack of information exposes Sydney's river users
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 10 March, 2019
The safety of swimmers in Sydney's non-coastal waters is being put at risk by a lack of information and testing, says a leading water expert.
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Canberra electorates won't see a 'winter' by 2050: report
The Canberra Times
Mon 11 March, 2019
By 2050, Canberra's summers will start in early October and taper off midway through March unless radical efforts are made to combat the threat of climate change, the Australian Conservation Foundation has warned.
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Morrison government emissions cap move a step towards carbon trading
The Australian Financial Review
Sun 10 March, 2019
The Morrison government has taken a modest step towards a carbon trading scheme to drive down greenhouse gas emissions by allowing emissions caps in the so-called Safeguard Mechanism to be updated to reflect current production levels.
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Federal Labor's vow to end plastic bottles
SBS World News Australia
Sun 10 March, 2019
A federal Labor government will work with surf clubs and spend $3 million over four years to stop single-use plastic water bottles ending up on beaches.
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Victoria can, and should, lead the country on climate change
The Age
Sun 10 March, 2019
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has spent much of the past few weeks trying to repair the Coalition’s terrible reputation on climate change.
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World's biggest fund to dump Woodside, Santos and others
The Australian Financial Review
Sun 10 March, 2019
The world's largest sovereign wealth fund will divest $8 billion worth of oil and gas holdings, which could include stakes in Australian companies such as Woodside Petroleum, Santos, Oil Search and Beach Energy.
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Carbon speedbump may hit Woodside's dealmaking on LNG
The Australian Financial Review
Sun 10 March, 2019
Woodside Petroleum's quest to find a major global partners and customers within the next few months for its $US11 Scarborough LNG project has become more difficult with the shock move last week by Western Australia's Environmental Protection Authority to request new LNG projects be 100 per cent carbon-neutral.
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Warringah contest: Activists driving Steggall-backed climate strike
The Australian
Sat 9 March, 2019
Zali Steggall has thrown her support behind next week’s planned school students’ strike over climate change, fuelling claims her campaign to oust Tony Abbott from his Sydney seat has been captured by outside activist groups.
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'Cantering off a cliff': Investor group warns on weak emissions goals
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 9 March, 2019
Australia is vulnerable to a global shift away from fossil fuels, an exposure made worse if federal governments - Coalition or Labor - try to count so-called Kyoto credits against its Paris climate goals, an investor group says.
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Climate policies: Twelve dumped in half a decade
The Saturday Paper
Sat 9 March, 2019
Over the past five years, the federal government has cancelled a dozen energy efficiency programs that were saving money and reducing Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions, and shelved possible replacements.
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EPA drama: The heat is on McGowan
The West Australian
Sat 9 March, 2019
The backers of a planned new industrial development worth hundreds of millions of dollars could pull their investment after controversial pollution guidelines were introduced by WA’s environment watchdog.
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Premier must fix the EPA’s carbon emission’s mess
The West Australian
Sat 9 March, 2019
WA’s independent environmental adviser — the Environmental Protection Authority — has said that from now on, it will advise the State Government to not accept any new industrial projects that do not reduce or offset their greenhouse gas emissions to zero.
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'We didn't deserve it': Retirees donate savings to climate fight
The Age
Sat 9 March, 2019
The problem with wills, according to Caroline Bellair, is not that other people spend your money – it’s that they do so after you’re dead.
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Morrison government hit by new internal dispute over coal
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 8 March, 2019
The Morrison government is struggling to contain an internal dispute over coal-fired power after MPs escalated their calls for financial aid for new projects, sparking fears of a backlash from southern voters who want action on climate change.
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WA Premier Mark McGowan attacks EPA guidelines aimed at cutting carbon emissions
ABC News
Fri 8 March, 2019
WA Premier Mark McGowan has attacked the state's environmental watchdog for going too far with its new guidelines aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
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WA carbon neutral guidelines 'crazy': Federal government minister
SBS World News Australia
WA govt rejects EPA carbon neutral advice
News.com.au
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Car travel and a taste for meat fuel rise in greenhouse gas emissions
The Age
Fri 8 March, 2019
Victoria’s greenhouse gas emissions are rising in defiance of the Andrews government’s strong renewable energy push, mostly due to surging car and truck traffic, and from cattle, sheep and pig farming.
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Mystery killer whale spotted off Chile could be new species
ABC News
Fri 8 March, 2019
For decades there were tales from fishermen and tourists, even photos, of a mysterious killer whale that did not look like all the others, but scientists had never seen it — until now.
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Kauri pines are late-blooming rainforest giants
The Conversation
Fri 8 March, 2019
When I first came across the kauri pine (Agathis robusta), I certainly wasn’t impressed by their growth. Mixed among other species in a young rainforest plantation, they seemed destined to be left behind by the faster-growing trees (I did think they looked nice, though).
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