Issue date : Fri 15 March, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 35 Seconds
Number of items : 54
Morrison government seeks to divide Labor and unions over emissions
The Guardian
Fri 15 March, 2019
The Morrison government, which is battling a persistent internal fracture on energy policy, is attempting to foment divisions between Labor and the union movement over the opposition’s 45% emissions reduction target in the run up to the election.
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Climate-striking kids hit back at criticism as tens of thousands of kids set to walk out of school
News.com.au
Fri 15 March, 2019
Fired-up school kids have taken to the Today show to fire back at pollies who questioned a mass school walkout today.
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The Herald Sun
Businesses protected in Darling River water access rules
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 15 March, 2019
The NSW government prevented any review from changing water access rules for businesses along the Darling River even if fish populations were being harmed, a confidential document has revealed.
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WAToday
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Fremantle backs ban on gas balloons, drones
Perthnow
Fri 15 March, 2019
The City of Fremantle could soon become a helium balloon and drone-free area, with the council adopting changes to a 17-year-old law.
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Let the children strike as a lesson to all who live on this planet
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 15 March, 2019
Hundreds and thousands of students in more than 100 countries are walking out of their schools on Friday with a shared purpose: Save our planet. Some teachers, parents and politicians have raised objections to insist that these children should stay in school instead. I think we grown-ups need to think twice before we stand up against our children on this burning issue.
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WAToday
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Grattan on Friday: The Coalition is trapped in its coal minefield
The Conversation
Fri 15 March, 2019
Sydney shock jock Ray Hadley was apoplectic. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, one of Hadley’s favourites, who has a regular spot on his 2GB program, had just committed blasphemy.
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Environment groups urge oil watchdog not to speak at pro-industry event
The Guardian
Fri 15 March, 2019
Environmental groups have written to Australia’s offshore petroleum watchdog to urge him against speaking alongside the oil lobby at a pro-industry event titled The Great Australian Bight: The Big Opportunity.
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Macquarie aims to be clean energy power
The Australian
Fri 15 March, 2019
Macquarie Group is preparing to deploy its hefty balance sheet to allow its green investment arm to capitalise on the boom in solar, wind and waste-to-energy developments
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Coal seam gas: NSW communities in limbo due to expired licences
The Guardian
Fri 15 March, 2019
The New South Wales government has failed to close a loophole that effectively allows expired coal seam gas exploration licences to be extended indefinitely, despite calls from rural communities for certainty ahead of the state election.
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Hydro power will not make Bitcoin green
Cosmos
Fri 15 March, 2019
Renewable energy will not mitigate the environmental cost of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, according to a senior economist with professional services multinational PwC.
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'River debt' means Barwon-Darling recovery likely to lag rain's return
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 15 March, 2019
The recovery in the health of major river systems such as the Barwon-Darling is likely to be delayed well after the return of good rainfall because of policy changes under which irrigators will get the first right to any flows, a new paper says.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Protest climate after school hours, Shorten tells kids
9 News
Thu 14 March, 2019
Children should protest on weekends or after school rather than participating in tomorrow's walkout over climate change, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said.
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WA watchdog abandons carbon-neutral push after oil and gas industry criticism
The Guardian
Thu 14 March, 2019
Western Australia’s environmental watchdog has abandoned a recommendation to the state government that new emissions-intensive projects should be carbon neutral following widespread criticism.
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Andrew Constance tells fishers he influenced makeup of marine park committee
The Guardian
Thu 14 March, 2019
Andrew Constance, the New South Wales transport minister and member for Bega, has told recreational fishers that he has influenced the makeup of a key marine park advisory group that is drawing up the new rules for protected areas off the state’s south coast.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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New Mexico joins list of American states targeting 100% zero carbon
Reneweconomy
Thu 14 March, 2019
New Mexico’s legislature has overwhelmingly endorsed a bill which would see the state secure 100% of its electricity needs from zero-carbon resources by 2045, and sent it to the governor’s desk.
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Leaders appeal for 'urgent action' on environment
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 14 March, 2019
World leaders gathered in Kenya on Thursday to lend political muscle to UN environment talks, calling for "urgent action" to slow the destruction of natural habitats and accelerate funding for green development.
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Climate campaigners take France to court
Yahoo!7 News
Thu 14 March, 2019
Four environmental NGOs on Thursday sued the French government for failing to uphold its commitments on fighting climate change, the latest in a series of high-profile cases that aim to force governments around the world into action.
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On why climate change is a bigger threat to capitalism than the striking kids
The Fifth Estate
Thu 14 March, 2019
Occasionally we look at The Oz. Just two days after the Reserve Bank of Australia declares the climate emergency is an economic emergency, this propaganda mouthpiece for the traffickers of coal and fossil fuels runs a piece of vitriol against children fighting for their future in global school strikes on Friday.
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Are green bonds about to boom?
The Australian
Fri 15 March, 2019
“We are forecasting over US$200 billion this year,” says Katharine Tapley, ANZ Head of Sustainable Finance.
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How the EPA was brought to heel in WA
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 14 March, 2019
The Australian economy is heavily dependent on the resources sector and will remain so despite the passionate resistance of a gathering army of opponents. Just ask Josh Frydenberg – or Chris Bowen – as they count the money for the budget flowing from Australia's exports of coal, iron ore and LNG. But the thicket of regulations, taxes and threats to the value of these exports only ever increases along with the opposition to their very existence.
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Actuaries blowing the whistle on climate change risk
The Fifth Estate
Thu 14 March, 2019
Actuaries are the serious number crunchers who measure risk and that insurers rely on to keep ahead of the curve. They’re saying climate change is now a serious risk on property.
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https://www.makingenvironews.com/current-issue.html
Crikey
Thu 14 March, 2019
It's not just the bleeding hearts anymore. Australia biggest institutions show consensus on climate change, and the few remaining denialists are being left behind.
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Shell’s big power plans point to rapid shift to electric, and scale of disruption
Reneweconomy
Thu 14 March, 2019
When the world’s second biggest “Big Oil” company, Royal Dutch Shell, announced the purchase of German battery maker Sonnen last month, the talk from inside the company was that Shell is preparing for a significant and rapid shift to electric – perhaps within a decade.
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Duck numbers in 'crisis' amid urgent calls to halt hunting season
The Age
Thu 14 March, 2019
The RSPCA is calling for the urgent cancellation of this year’s duck hunting season with bird numbers reportedly in "crisis" as new data reveals six out of eight game species are in decline.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Drought-hit Qld city eyes Brisbane water
SBS World News Australia
Thu 14 March, 2019
A drought-affected Queensland city may be forced to take millions of litres from Brisbane's water supply via a yet-to-be-used pipeline.
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The Brisbane Times
The West Australian
Yahoo!7 News
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Plastic bag bans can backfire if consumers just use other plastics instead
The Conversation
Thu 14 March, 2019
Governments are increasingly banning the use of plastic products, such as carryout bags, straws, utensils and microbeads. The goal is to reduce the amount of plastic going into landfills and waterways. And the logic is that banning something should make it less abundant.
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Exmouth Shire turns to innovative technology for its recycling
Inside Waste
Thu 14 March, 2019
Exmouth Shire is working on two different recycling strategies, including an innovative waste technology system that would deliver on the community’s ambitions for sustainable alternatives.
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Winter was frigid because the polar vortex got ‘drunk’
The Conversation
Thu 14 March, 2019
The mere mention of the term “polar vortex” elicits thoughts of bitterly cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills. Most people are aware that the frigid air in the Northern Hemisphere is coming directly from the Arctic region, yet they don’t know why polar vortexes happen.
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