Issue date : Thu 9 May, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 50 Seconds
Number of items : 57
Don’t ask: Shorten on climate policy costings
The Australian
Thu 9 May, 2019
Bill Shorten attempted to repel ­attacks over Labor’s climate change agenda last night, claiming that questions over the cost of cutting emissions were “dishonest” during an evenly matched final leaders debate.
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Chief architect of Zali Steggall's climate strategy Tim Flannery moves to Manly
The Daily Telegraph
Thu 9 May, 2019
The chief architect of Zali Steggall’s climate strategy helped her draft a policy document that calls for the return of a national climate change authority, similar to the body he once led. And, in an even bigger show of support, Tim Flannery has moved into Manly.
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New Zealand announces plan to become carbon neutral by 2050
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 9 May, 2019
New Zealand's plans to cut greenhouse gases by 2050 have been branded by Christchurch climate change campaigners as "a farce" given the ecological emergency the world faces.
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A million species on the brink? Yes, voters care
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 9 May, 2019
This has to be the last election where the environment is used as a political football. It’s been building for a long time but the release of the United Nation’s extinction report must now be the line in the sand.
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Super funds should push boards on social agenda
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 9 May, 2019
London | Superannuation funds should be pressuring companies over their social obligations such as worker safety, income equity and paying their fair share of tax, says the Australian head of the United Nations body that champions responsible investing.
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Alcoa seeks to expand at Pinjarra
The West Australian
Thu 9 May, 2019
Alcoa is moving to increase the nameplate capacity of its biggest alumina refinery at Pinjarra by almost 20 per cent, according to an application lodged with the environmental watchdog.
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The ‘indispensable’ way investors can challenge companies
Money Management
Thu 9 May, 2019
Proxy voting is an ‘indispensable’ way investors can influence companies and industries on environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices, according to Calvert Research and Management.
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Why Australia needs to kill cats
The Conversation
Thu 9 May, 2019
Introduced cats are a key threat to 123 of Australia’s threatened species.
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Urban trees grow fast and die young
Cosmos
Thu 9 May, 2019
Trees in urban streets grow more quickly but die faster than those in rural forests, resulting in a net loss of carbon storage from city planting initiatives, new research shows.
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Seagrass to be restored off Adelaide coast
9 News
Thu 9 May, 2019
Australia's largest recovery of seagrass is about to begin off the Adelaide coast.
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Wild abandon
ABC News
Thu 9 May, 2019
Across Australia’s central deserts, floodwaters are filling Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, but with the water comes a message: let the rivers run.
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Just one-third of the world’s long rivers run free
Cosmos
Thu 9 May, 2019
Just 37% of the world's 242 longest rivers remain free-flowing, a new study shows, and most of these are restricted to remote regions of the Arctic and the Amazon and Congo basins.
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Climate change a bigger threat to Australia's interests than terrorism, Lowy Institute poll suggests
ABC News
Wed 8 May, 2019
Climate change is a "critical threat" to Australia's interests according to almost two-thirds of Australians — ranked as a more serious concern than international terrorism, North Korea's nuclear program or cyber attacks from other countries.
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Federal election 2019: Clive Palmer unveils new coal-fired power station plan in Qld marginal seat
ABC News
Wed 8 May, 2019
Clive Palmer's coal company Waratah Coal has announced plans to build a coal-fired power station in central Queensland, saying the 24/7 baseload power supply would increase competition against state-owned generators.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
'Headlong into potential disaster': Coal remains king in this country
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Coalition says it will consider breaking up Murray-Darling Basin Authority
The Guardian
Wed 8 May, 2019
The water minister, David Littleproud, says he would be open to working with the basin states to discuss breaking up the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) between an agency and a regulator, as recommended by the Productivity Commission.
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Butler says Coalition missing on climate, and won’t even debate
Reneweconomy
Wed 8 May, 2019
Less than two weeks out from the election and one of the fiercest policy battle fronts of the campaign, climate and energy, has gone eerily quiet. Well, at least the detail of the policy has.
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Election 2019 leaders’ debate: Climate policy dominates
The Weekly Times
Wed 8 May, 2019
CLIMATE change policy has dominated the final leaders’ debate between Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition leader Bill Shorten at the National Press Club in Canberra, with battlelines drawn over how to balance the economy and climate action.
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Failing the climate: the ‘escalating consequences’ of Federal Government inaction on climate change
Energy Matters
Wed 8 May, 2019
In a scathing critique, the Climate Council has slammed Australia’s inaction on climate change. The new report, Climate Cuts, Cover-Ups and Censorship, details Australia’s approach to climate change since the election of the Liberal-National Party Coalition in 2013. It rates the Coalition climate performance over the past five years as the defining leadership failure of the past decade.
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Labor: We will get the Murray Darling Basin Plan back on track
Fishing World
Wed 8 May, 2019
LABOR says Australians have watched an ecological disaster as a result of the failure of the Liberals and Nationals to properly implement the Murray Darling Basin Plan or take water reform seriously.
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Council climate alliance puts heat on state, feds
Government News
Wed 8 May, 2019
Mayors representing Australia’s local government climate alliance have issued a joint call for national action to tackle climate change, saying the states and commonwealth must support local solutions.
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Fiji leader slams Liberal MP John Alexander's climate change advice
ABC News
Wed 8 May, 2019
Fiji's Prime Minister has hit back at a Liberal MP who suggested Pacific Islanders should move to higher ground to avoid the impacts of climate change.
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Most EU countries cut CO2 emissions last year: estimates
Yahoo News
Wed 8 May, 2019
Most European Union countries reduced carbon dioxide emissions last year, estimates showed Wednesday, marking a turnaround in the battle against greenhouse gases as campaigners urged faster action to avoid the most damaging effects of climate change.
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Theo Theophanous: If we buy into fear, we're putting the planet at risk
The Herald Sun
Wed 8 May, 2019
The issue of climate change in the upcoming federal election has become so muddled that voters are struggling to understand it. Labor’s plans to tackle the problem may be ambitious but the alternative has the potential to endanger us all, writes Theo Theophanous
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Come senators, MPs, there's a climate emergency raging
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 9 May, 2019
Bob Dylan brilliantly crafted an anthem for the substantial economic and social upheaval of the '60s in his The Times They Are A-Changin’. The third verse defined the reality of the inevitable changes for the political process:
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Andrew Bolt: Only thing at risk of extinction is reason
The Herald Sun
Wed 8 May, 2019
A UN report released this week sensationally claims a million species are heading for extinction but there remains much doubt over this “crisis”. In reality, reason and scepticism are at much greater risk of disappearing, writes Andrew Bolt.
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'Legally forseeable': regulators warn companies on climate change risks
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 8 May, 2019
Company boards and large investors are under pressure from Australia's financial regulators to ramp up disclosures and take stronger action on long-term risks posed by climate change which they say are now "legally forseeable" across many industries.
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Rio set to escape customer emissions push
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 8 May, 2019
An attempt to force Rio Tinto to adopt stricter emissions reduction targets is expected to fail on Thursday, but the climate activists behind the resolution say they will be successful if 10 per cent of Rio shareholders support their push.
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Advice for going green, from one chief executive to another
Smart Company
Wed 8 May, 2019
If you take a look at recent headlines, our environmental outlook seems grim. There is climate change and carbon to contend with, plastic panic, and the staggering scale of our pollution problem.
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African presidents want a return to ivory trade
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 8 May, 2019
Johannesburg: Five southern African nations that host most of the world's elephants are demanding the right to sell ivory.
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Illegal dump operator attempts to burn 100 tonnes of plastic
The Age
Wed 8 May, 2019
The operator behind a massive illegal dump at an Altona warehouse has attempted to burn about 6000 cubic metres of recyclable plastic, in an apparent bid to escape enforcement action by the local council and the Environment Protection Authority.
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Australian Institute of Packaging partners with Fight Food Waste CRC on waste project
Inside Waste
Wed 8 May, 2019
The Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) will partner with the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) for its Save Food Packaging Criteria and Framework 1.2.1 project, which aims to develop design criteria and communication material for packaging that will reduce food waste, focusing initially on Australia and New Zealand, before looking overseas through the World Packaging Organisation (WPO).
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Envorinex officially opens soft plastic recycling plant in Tasmania
Inside Waste
Wed 8 May, 2019
Recycling company Envorinex has officially opened their second soft plastic recycling plant at Bell Bay – the first in Tasmania – which is expected to process more than 1,500 tonnes of soft plastic a year and will represent a doubling of the company’s workforce with nine new permanent jobs created.
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Miranda Massie on the need for climate change museums
Australian Geographic
Wed 8 May, 2019
Miranda Massie is the Director of the Climate Museum in New York City and this week she visited the Australian Museum, giving her thoughts on the climate-change crisis, the role of museums and the work being done at the Museum.
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