Issue date : Fri 10 May, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 02 Min 58 Seconds
Number of items : 35
Turnbull attacks fossil-fuel pollies
The Australian
Fri 10 May, 2019
Malcolm Turnbull has seized on Britain’s move to close its last coal-fired power station, needling Australian politicians over their refusal to come to a consensus on climate change.
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Dumb and dumber climate cost claims leave us all poorer
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 10 May, 2019
Climate policy is so terrifying that both major party leaders are barely prepared to even admit that there will be a cost to reducing emissions.
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No appeal filed against ‘groundbreaking’ climate change judgment
Lawyers Weekly
Fri 10 May, 2019
Gloucester Resources Limited will not file an appeal against the refusal by the Land and Environment Court to allow the company to build a new open-cut coal mine in the Upper Hunter Valley, meaning the decision to refuse the mine on climate change grounds will stand.
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AGL CEO urges 'steely-eyed' approach on energy transition
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 10 May, 2019
AGL Energy chief executive Brett Redman says Australia needs to be “steely-eyed” on the transition to cleaner energy, pacing the closure of coal power generators carefully to avoid a shock to the economy but without losing sight of the end goal.
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Why do dams collapse? The answer is both obvious and unclear
Cosmos
Fri 10 May, 2019
Knowledge gaps and management shortcomings contribute to the catastrophic failure of tailings dams and ash ponds that claim thousands of lives around the world, according to three international scientists.
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Invasive species are Australia’s number-one extinction threat
The Conversation
Fri 10 May, 2019
This week many people across the world stopped and stared as extreme headlines announced that one eighth of the world’s species – more than a million – are threatened with extinction.
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For Antarctic food webs, penguin poo is the gift that keeps on giving
Cosmos
Fri 10 May, 2019
Nitrogen-rich droppings from penguins and seals along the Antarctic Peninsula fuel biodiversity hotspots that stretch several kilometres inland, researchers reveal in a paper published in the journal Current Biology.
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Children are our future, and the planet’s. Here’s how you can teach them to take care of it
The Conversation
Fri 10 May, 2019
As the global climate crisis accelerates, early childhood teachers and researchers are considering whether and how to approach the issue with children. Should we talk openly about the crisis and encourage children to change their daily practices? Or is there a risk that in doing so, we are inflicting anxiety on young minds, still in critical and early stages of development?
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Climate change could slash $571b from property values, study warns
ABC News
Thu 9 May, 2019
A Climate Council study warns the value of Australian real estate could plunge over the next decade unless future governments have the political will to deal with climate change.
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The Gold Coast Bulletin
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The Fifth Estate
More proof that climate change will cost us
SBS World News Australia
Climate change failure could cost Australia $4 trillion, experts say
7 News
Climate change to wipe $571b from property market
News.com.au
NT News
The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The New Daily
Climate change could put the squeeze on super fund members
Peter Garrett urges Bill Shorten to declare climate emergency if Labor wins
The Guardian
Thu 9 May, 2019
The former environment minister Peter Garrett has urged an incoming Labor government to convene a climate emergency summit to plot a transition to zero carbon, and create a super department aligned to Treasury, like the Department of Post War Reconstruction after the second world war, to implement the transition.
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The climate crisis is here. That’s why our vote matters
The Daily Telegraph
Thu 9 May, 2019
While the Australian Government attempts to defend its indefensibly weak emissions targets, Mozambique is coming to terms with the devastation caused by an unprecedented two deadly cyclones in less than two months.
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QBE avoids spill, sinks climate motion
SBS World News Australia
Thu 9 May, 2019
Insurance giant QBE cleared the two major hurdles in its path at its annual general meeting: surviving a second strike on executive pay and quelling a push to phase out its fossil fuel exposure completely.
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7 News
Perthnow
The Advertiser
The Weekly Times
The West Australian
Yahoo News
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Urban resilience needs to incorporate terrorism prevention
The Fifth Estate
Thu 9 May, 2019
Contributor: The recent terrorist attacks on the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, which killed 51 peaceful worshipers and wounded at least 50 more, is only the latest in violent attacks plaguing many democracies around the world. The attacks in Christchurch, and more recently Sri Lanka, are examples of how terrorists have significantly changed their modus operandi in the new millennium; a shift to the targeting of people in densely populated urban centres has now become the inescapable norm.
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Outer suburbs' transport woes driving heart disease, obesity epidemic
The Age
Thu 9 May, 2019
Decades of under-investment in transport links on Melbourne's fringe have had serious health impacts – and more than $150 billion is needed to address the problem.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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How the American bald eagle could play a role in saving our koala
The Brisbane Times
Thu 9 May, 2019
Australia’s koala conservationists want Australia’s future prime minister to learn from the “American success story” in which the US bald eagle has been saved from extinction.
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The Age
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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You know nothing about rehoming a pet, Jon Snow
The Conversation
Thu 9 May, 2019
In the latest episode of Game of Thrones we watched Jon Snow abandon his direwolf, Ghost, without so much as a hug goodbye. Many were outraged, with some questioning the leadership abilities of a human so callous. (The directors said “a CGI issue” prevented the hug goodbye, but many fans are not impressed).
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NSW's threatened species rise, climate impacts increase, major report finds
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 9 May, 2019
The number of threatened plants and animals in NSW continues to climb and impacts on biodiversity and the economy from climate change will keep intensifying, according to the latest State of the Environment Report.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Curious Kids: why do leaves fall off trees?
The Conversation
Thu 9 May, 2019
Great question! The short answer is that leaves fall off trees when they aren’t doing their job any more.
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The only way is down: subterranean survival warning
Yahoo News
Thu 9 May, 2019
Solutions to the biggest threats facing our planet lie underground, according to experts who insist climate change, overpopulation and food shortages can all be tackled by going subterranean.
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