Issue date : Mon 13 May, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 00 Seconds
Number of items : 59
Islanders take climate change fury to UN
9 News
Mon 13 May, 2019
Torres Strait Islanders are going to the United Nations to accuse the Morrison government of breaching their human rights over its inaction on climate change.
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The Weekly Times
Yahoo News
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Bill says ‘kiss climate action delay goodbye’
The Australian
Mon 13 May, 2019
Bill Shorten has positioned clim­ate change action at the centre of his 11th-hour pitch to undecided voters, as Labor appeals to more progressive constituents in Vic­toria­ by warning against the “damaging partnerships” between the Coalition, Pauline Hanson and Clive Palmer.
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Naked Melbourne trot in name of climate
9 News
Mon 13 May, 2019
Two wannabe federal MPs are staging a Lady Godiva-inspired stunt through the streets of Melbourne, hoping the sight of a naked woman on horseback will shock Australians into doing more about climate change.
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Climate politics as changeable as global weather
The Australian
Mon 13 May, 2019
The politics of climate change is moving quickly and in different directions in different countries, presenting serious media and politicians with even more challenges in the coming decade.
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The cost of climate (in)action
Pursuit
Mon 13 May, 2019
In this election, will the the major parties’ climate policies get Australia on track to meet its Paris commitments and how do we compare to what other countries are doing?
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We need a national energy policy: Woodside
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 13 May, 2019
Energy giant Woodside says Australia needs to end its energy policy wars as a matter of priority after Saturday's federal election.
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Race for potassium batteries hots up
Cosmos
Mon 13 May, 2019
Battery technology based on potassium could be the key to storing energy from renewables, according to a team of scientists from Wollongong University in Australia.
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For fruit flies, siestas are gene-driven
Cosmos
Mon 13 May, 2019
A siesta-suppressing gene helps fruit flies (Drosophila) nap when they need to but not sleep their lives away, new research suggests.
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Curious Kids: can snails fart?
The Conversation
Mon 13 May, 2019
Lots of animals fart because of what they eat, but it was not easy for me to find a clear answer on whether snails really do. More research is needed to know exactly how the digestive system of a snail really works.
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Farmers are on the frontline of changing climate
The Canberra Times
Mon 13 May, 2019
The Australian native finger lime is a rare citrus fruit, found only in isolated pockets of sub-tropical rainforest. When Europeans colonised Australia, many trees were cleared for farming.
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NSW water woes worsen with river to dry up as tomato town faces crisis
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 13 May, 2019
The drought gripping much of NSW is tightening, forcing authorities to prepare to cut flows along a major river in the north west, while job losses loom as towns in the Northern Tablelands start to dry.
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UN chief says world 'not on track' with climate change
SBS World News Australia
Sun 12 May, 2019
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launched a brief South Pacific tour in New Zealand Sunday, warning the world was "not on track" to limiting global temperature rises.
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UN chief warns world ‘not on track’ to meet climate change targets
The Sydney Morning Herald
UN chief Antonio Guterres says climate change fight fading
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
The Canberra Times
UN's Guterres warns on climate change goal
Perthnow
The West Australian
The Canberra Times
Older people want action on care, climate
9 News
Sun 12 May, 2019
It's not just young voters who want action on climate change with a new poll showing over half of older Australians want a greater focus on the environment from the major political parties.
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Queensland government says PM 'out of touch' on Great Barrier Reef
The Brisbane Times
Sun 12 May, 2019
The Queensland Government has reacted angrily to suggestions by Prime Minister Scott Morrison that his government "saved" the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef.
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A referendum won’t save the Murray-Darling Basin
The Conversation
Mon 13 May, 2019
As part of its election campaign the Centre Alliance party (formerly the Nick Xenophon Team) has proposed a referendum give the Commonwealth power to regulate the waters of the Murray-Darling Basin.
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Climate change: the most at-risk local government areas
Government News
Sun 12 May, 2019
Gold Coast, Moree Plains in NSW and Victoria’s Swan Hill top the list of Australian Local Government Areas most affected by floods, inundation, bushfire or soil erosion.
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From grassland to wasteland: Victoria breaks promise to create environmental reserve
The Age
Sun 12 May, 2019
Labor has failed to deliver a massive environmental reserve on Melbourne’s western fringe to protect endangered species and ecosystems, which was promised to offset tens of thousands of hectares of farmland it rezoned for housing.
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If Labour is so committed on climate, it should recognise how the EU can help
The Guardian
Sun 12 May, 2019
The shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, has pledged to use “every lever of government possible” to tackle climate change. And his latest idea is to go after the big players on the London Stock Exchange, warning that UK companies failing to act to reduce carbon emissions will be delisted.
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The UN says we're destroying the world. This should change everything
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 12 May, 2019
When the United Nations put out a report last week warning that humans are destroying nature at such a rate that life on Earth is at risk, it naturally grabbed headlines.
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AEMO confirms big de-ratings for wind and solar farms, reprieve for some
Reneweconomy
Sun 12 May, 2019
The Australian Energy Market Operator has confirmed that wind and solar farms in eastern Australia will suffer major de-ratings of their output in the coming financial year as it released its final decision on so-called marginal loss factors
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Loss of biodiversity 'greater threat than climate change'
9 News
Sun 12 May, 2019
Biodiversity loss could become a greater threat to humanity than climate change and we are “running out of time” to turn things around, a Queensland academic warns.
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Forests, logging and climate change
Independent Australia
Sun 12 May, 2019
THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL PANEL for Climate Change (IPCC) recommends that "natural solutions" are employed to deal with climate change emergency. The immediate protection and restoration of natural systems for carbon dioxide removal (CDR) are preferred to geo-engineering and B.E.C.C.S — burning biomass as a fossil fuel substitute while using some sort of carbon capture and storage.
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‘Last-ditch’ plan to refreeze Arctic
The Australian
Sun 12 May, 2019
The University of Cambridge plans to launch a research facility to explore radical “last-ditch” methods of combating global warming, including a scheme to refreeze the Arctic.
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Climate still key in election social media
7 News
Sat 11 May, 2019
Climate change has continued to feature prominently in Facebook hashtags in posts about the federal election.
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The Canberra Times
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Climate, not Greens, the threat: Di Natale
News.com.au
Sat 11 May, 2019
Greens Leader Richard Di Natale says climate change is the biggest threat to Australia, not his party, as the prime minister suggests.
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Libs, Labor urged to reveal dam wall plans
The Canberra Times
Sat 11 May, 2019
Former Greens leader Bob Brown has called on the major political parties to be upfront about their position on the raising of the wall of Sydney's Warragamba Dam ahead of the federal election.
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Whatever the election result, we must tackle climate emergency
The Age
Sat 11 May, 2019
Election 2019 is in its final week – and for many people that will be a relief. Many voters have switched off from politics and been disengaged from the campaigning, which may be one reason why almost 2 million people have already voted.
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Adani, Yeelirrie and mining: Our environmental laws are broken
Independent Australia
Sat 11 May, 2019
The Morrison Government’s quiet approval of a controversial uranium mine in Western Australia the day before the Federal Election was called is evidence that our national environment laws are broken and too often subverted for political purposes.
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Chernobyl is now a hugely important wildlife refuge
Cosmos
Sat 11 May, 2019
Reactor number four of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant suffered an explosion during a technical test on April 26, 1986. As a result of the accident, in the then Soviet Union, more than 400 times more radiation was emitted than that released by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima (Japan) in 1945. It remains the largest nuclear accident in history.
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Would you pay $14 to help stop Bali drowning in plastic?
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 12 May, 2019
Denpasar: Australians taking a holiday in Bali are facing a new $14-per-person tax when they arrive on the holiday island from next year.
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Environment policies get $1b under Labor
News.com.au
Fri 10 May, 2019
Labor would save $448 million over four years by scrapping the coalition's climate solutions fund, the opposition's costings show.
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How I stumbled on a lost plant just north of Antarctica
The Conversation
Fri 10 May, 2019
Sunny interludes punctuate showers of rain, hail and sleet as furious winds sweep clouds across the sky. It’s a typical summer day on Macquarie Island, a sliver of ocean floor that rose more than 2.5 km from the depths of the Southern Ocean, halfway between Tasmania and Antarctica, around 12 million years ago.
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'Biodiversity fuels the planet': finding ways to avoid extinctions
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 10 May, 2019
The Coodardie station, 100 kilometres south of Darwin near a turn-off from the Stuart Highway, may not be the most likely place to find a cattle farm in sync with nature.
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