Issue date : Thu 14 March, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 34 Seconds
Number of items : 42
'A speech is not a policy': environment groups call on ALP to announce policy details
The Guardian
Thu 14 March, 2019
Three months on from Bill Shorten’s promise to introduce strong environment laws if elected, campaigners are calling on Labor to release the policy detail behind the pledge, with one accusing the ALP environment spokesman, Tony Burke, of going missing on the issue.
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'Appalling': Berejiklian slams Labor's support of striking students
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 14 March, 2019
Premier Gladys Berejiklian says she is "appalled" that NSW Labor leader Michael Daley has thrown his support behind students skipping school on Friday for a national climate change rally.
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Climate kids mere pawns in a bid to undermine capitalism
The Australian
Thu 14 March, 2019
It has spawned an Australian clone, School Strike 4 Climate Australia. The local version has an expensive website, featuring children as young as six.
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As an ex-coal boss, I'm telling politicians: wake up to climate threat
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 14 March, 2019
Human-induced climate change is happening faster than officially acknowledged. Extreme events intensify, particularly in Australia, Asia and the Pacific. Victoria and Tasmania are ablaze again. Queensland needs a decade to recover from recent floods. Much of south-east Australia has become a frying pan, curtailing human activity.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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A snapshot of News Corp’s loudest climate change denialists
Crikey
Thu 14 March, 2019
News Corp is the home for climate denial in Australian media. With sceptics Andrew Bolt, Miranda Devine, Terry McCrann and Tim Blair as columnists, and Graham Lloyd as The Australian's environment editor, the parent company of Australia's most-read and influential newspapers provides a regular megaphone to denialist theories.
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Hydro power can generate more carbon dioxide than it saves
Cosmos
Thu 14 March, 2019
In a blow to the image of hydropower as a source of green energy, scientists have found that damming rivers can indirectly dump more carbon dioxide into the air than the electricity they generate saves in fossil fuel emissions.
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Starry starry frog
Cosmos
Thu 14 March, 2019
Meet Astrobatrachus kurichiyana, otherwise known as the starry dwarf frog, a newly discovered species that is very much a loner.
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Ginninderry is Canberra's newest frontier, and it's seeing the bush capital confront the bush
ABC News
Thu 14 March, 2019
Bushland west of Canberra is prime real estate for both developers and its current residents: threatened wildlife like the little eagle, the corroboree frog, and at least 28 other listed species.
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The Canberra Times
'Over and above': Trust aims to allay Ginninderry environmental fears
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
Banana grower using old techniques to stop run off to the reef
The Courier Mail
Thu 14 March, 2019
Banana grower Frank Sciacca has gone back to the future, using 60-year-old farming practices to protect the Great Barrier Reef.
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The Advertiser
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
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The women who protect our water
Independent Australia
Thu 14 March, 2019
DURING 2018, a crisis began to unfold in the rural and western areas of New South Wales. We saw towns with no water for drinking and bathing, rivers dry or drying, no rain fell and 100-year-old Murray cod were dying in their millions.
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SKM resumes accepting material at Laverton North site
Inside Waste
Thu 14 March, 2019
SKM Recycling’s Laverton North recycling plant will now resume accepting materials after Victoria’s environment watchdog announced that the site had now met the conditions of a notice, which saw the plant shut down over concerns about stockpiles posing a fire hazard.
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Women save the world from climate change in podcast Mothers of Invention
The Age
Thu 14 March, 2019
It seems simplistic to say all the world's problems are the result of men and our only hope is for women to save us, yet here we are. Mothers of Invention is a podcast tackling the "man-made problem of climate change" with a "feminist solution". The podcast argues that "women are more likely to be affected by climate change, so [it is] women who are spearheading compassionate solutions."
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Wet weather to bring half a month’s worth of rain to Sydney
News.com.au
Thu 14 March, 2019
Wild and wet weather is in store for the east coast, with Sydneysiders warned more than half a month’s worth of rain could be dumped today.
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The Gold Coast Bulletin
'Milestone' RBA climate speech seen as 'changing the conversation'
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 13 March, 2019
Investor and business groups have welcomed the first major speech on climate change by the Reserve Bank of Australia, a move seen as "completing the trifecta" of major financial regulators to highlight the potential risks.
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Council in Melbourne's west backs waste to energy plant
The Age
Wed 13 March, 2019
Wyndham City has thrown its support behind a waste to energy plant in Melbourne’s west with councillors praising the private sector for coming up with solutions to help solve Australia’s waste crisis.
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WA slaps down EPA amid calls for 'reckless' carbon rule to be rescinded
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 13 March, 2019
West Australian Energy Minister Bill Johnston has slapped down the state's environment watchdog over its carbon-neutral directive for large resources projects and backed Adani's coal mine in Queensland as Australia's biggest oil and gas conference becomes the latest battleground over emissions reduction policy.
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'No other way': Student climate activist Greta Thunberg's strike call
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 13 March, 2019
Students have no choice but to close their books and walk out on their classes to make their demands for serious climate action heard, says Greta Thunberg, the Swedish student who has started a global movement.
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Michael Daley tells kids its OK to skip school and join climate change rally
ABC News
Wed 13 March, 2019
NSW Labor leader Michael Daley has used his National Press Club address to tell students its OK to skip school and attend a climate change rally, saying the world is at a "real crossroads".
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Environment damage behind 1 in 4 global deaths, disease: UN
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 13 March, 2019
A quarter of all premature deaths and diseases worldwide are due to manmade pollution and environmental damage, the United Nations said Wednesday in a landmark report on the planet's parlous state.
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An orthodox economic take on climate change shocks
The Interpreter
Wed 13 March, 2019
In a debate as politically fractious as climate change, it is useful to have credible voices joining the fray. On Tuesday night, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) waded into the waters with a speech by Deputy Governor Guy Debelle. It has immediately been seen as an urgent call to action.
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Going green? Mining's dirty secret won't survive climate change
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 13 March, 2019
Can mining be green? That's certainly the ambition of some of the biggest companies in the sector. Rio Tinto last year became the first major miner to stop digging up coal altogether.
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The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Coalition fails to find its way through energy and environment maze
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 13 March, 2019
The Coalition's head-on crash at the intersection of environmental and energy policy would be cold comfort for Josh Frydenberg as he prepares his first budget. While Frydenberg was still minister for both environment and energy, he almost succeeded in coming up with a way of splicing together the Coalition's internal contradictions.
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Coal baron and LNP donor blasts RBA for sounding alarm on climate change
The Guardian
Wed 13 March, 2019
The coal baron and Liberal National party donor Trevor St Baker has blasted the Reserve Bank deputy governor, Guy Debelle, for sounding the alarm on climate change, branding a significant speech on Tuesday warning of risks to Australia’s financial stability “totally inappropriate”.
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NSW approves new 165MW solar farm
 near Gunnedah
Reneweconomy
Wed 13 March, 2019
The New South Wales Independent Planning Commission has approved the $200 million Gunnedah Solar Farm in the state’s north-east which will have a nameplate capacity of 165Mp and will generate approximately 293GWh of electricity each year.
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Wildlife on campus: University of Sydney
Australian Geographic
Wed 13 March, 2019
POSITIONED IN THE centre of the city, the University of Sydney may be challenged by its urban surrounds, but it still offers small, hidden pockets of nature, audacious birdlife and an interesting night life – when possums and night owls get active.
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Qld floods impacting Barrier Reef recovery
News.com.au
Wed 13 March, 2019
Polluted floodwater runoff from the north Queensland floods last month is impacting the ability of the Great Barrier Reef to bounce back from coral die-off events, researchers say.
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The Advertiser
The Australian
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The Herald Sun
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
Yahoo!7 News
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The Atlantic Ocean is rising and 11-year-old Levi is worried
Yahoo!7 News
Wed 13 March, 2019
Levi Draheim is an 11-year-old kid who lives on a barrier island separating the coast of Florida from the Atlantic Ocean. He is also a plaintiff in a lawsuit against the US government over climate change.
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Retirees Go Back to Nature With Their Savings
ProBono Australia News
Wed 13 March, 2019
While many retired Australians show their appreciation for the bush by travelling through it in a caravan, Terry and Caroline Bellair decided to take a different path, gifting $1 million to a charity to help conserve it.
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