Issue date : Tue 14 May, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 35 Seconds
Number of items : 54
Sydney Harbour Bridge used by Greenpeace activists to protest climate change
ABC News
Tue 14 May, 2019
NSW police have arrested 13 people after removing Greenpeace climate change protesters hanging off the Sydney Harbour Bridge this morning.
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Climate modelling used to attack Labor policies a 'complete outlier', analysis finds
The Guardian
Tue 14 May, 2019
Modelling by BAEconomics that has been used to attack Labor’s climate policies is a “complete outlier” according to an analysis of more than 20 other recent modelling exercises on the effect of higher climate targets on the economy and electricity sector.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
Coalition attacking Labor on climate costs with 'complete outlier' modelling
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Bush jobs unfairly targeted as so-called big polluters to be punished
The Australian
Tue 14 May, 2019
I have been around the climate change debate for quite a while and more than a decade ago I was one of the first parliamentarians to ask questions about who would bear the burden of Kevin Rudd’s flawed carbon pollution reduction scheme.
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Adani shows Labor climate split that never went away
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 14 May, 2019
During the Rudd-Gillard era it was clear a rift had opened up between Labor's blue collar working class support and its inner city left-progressive wing.
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Why the Coalition can’t be trusted on climate and energy
Reneweconomy
Tue 14 May, 2019
As the federal election draws near – the poll is set for this Saturday but more than two million people have already cast their vote – some polls tells us that climate change and energy rate as the most important issues for many voters.
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Green economy a 'huge opportunity' for job growth in WA
WAToday
Tue 14 May, 2019
Most of us do what we can to be cleaner and greener. We’re reducing our reliance on plastic by reusing bags for food shopping, using less water on our gardens and keeping showers short.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Bezos accused of hypocrisy as Amazon dumps unsold goods
The Australian
Tue 14 May, 2019
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has been accused of hypocrisy and “planet-wrecking” behaviour over his calls to “protect the Earth” while destroying unsold goods.
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PVH Corp lays out zero waste, zero carbon vision
Inside Retail
Tue 14 May, 2019
PVH Corp, the US-based owner of Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen and a slew of other global fashion brands, has announced a new corporate responsibility strategy centred on sustainability.
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Green bond issuance up by 40%
Investor Daily
Tue 14 May, 2019
Issuers brought $47.2 billion of green bonds to the global market in the first quarter, a 40 per cent increase year-on-year, according to a new report, and placing the sector in line to hit Moody’s Investors Service’s full-year forecast issuance of $200 billion.
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Progress on $21bn renewables export project
The Australian
Tue 14 May, 2019
The proponents of an ambitious $21 billion plan to export renewable power from WA’s north to Indonesia and other regional neighbours have taken the next step to winning approval for the plan, with the WA Environmental Protection Agency opening up the project for public comment.
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Energy investment 'mismatched' to climate goals: IEA
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 14 May, 2019
The International Energy Agency has advised of an alarming "mismatch" in global investment in the energy sector and what is needed to achieve a "sustainable" future, including a stalling of funds flowing into low-carbon supply.
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Cutting cities’ emissions does have economic benefits – and these ultimately outweigh the costs
The Conversation
Tue 14 May, 2019
The politics of climate change in Australia has always been about the costs of change. It’s often debated in terms of we can’t afford or can afford to pay for the changes needed to our power, transport and building systems. However, the benefits can also be calculated and in general can be shown to outweigh the costs in the long term.
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ASBEC calls for ‘sustainable cities’ that grow and thrive
Architecture and Design
Tue 14 May, 2019
The Thriving Cities policy platform was released yesterday by the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) amid calls for federal leadership to create great Australian cities for everyone.
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Fracking can cause earthquakes a long way from its site
Cosmos
Tue 14 May, 2019
New research links distant earthquakes to fracking, suggesting the risks have been under-estimated. Geophysicist Gillian Foulger from the UK’s Durham University explains.
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Hiroshima’s sands contain atomic bomb glass
Cosmos
Tue 14 May, 2019
Up 2.5% of the sand on beaches near Hiroshima may in fact be fallout debris from the World War II atomic bomb that devastated the Japanese city.
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Mariana Trench submarine dive finds manmade rubbish at sea's deepest point
ABC News
Tue 14 May, 2019
On the deepest dive ever made by a human inside a submarine, a United States explorer saw something he could have found in the gutter of nearly any street in the world: rubbish.
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Kids’ lead levels rising with smelter emissions
The Australian
Tue 14 May, 2019
There has been another spike in the number of young children in Port Pirie with dangerous levels of lead in their system, despite widespread efforts by authorities to limit exposure.
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415.26 parts per million: CO2 levels hit historic high
Yahoo News
Mon 13 May, 2019
Scientists in the United States have detected the highest levels of planet-warming carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere since records began, sounding new alarm over the relentless rise of man-made greenhouse gas emissions..26
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'Good for the goose': Labor backs government climate reporting
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 13 May, 2019
A Labor government would strongly back the push for companies to disclose risks to their business from action to limit climate change and will sign government agencies up to the tough, new reporting guidelines too, opposition climate and energy spokesman Mark Butler says.
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Labor backs away from vocal support for world's biggest climate fund
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 13 May, 2019
Labor has retreated from its unequivocal backing of the world's biggest climate change fund, suggesting a Shorten government may ditch the foreign aid measure that Pacific leaders deem critical to tackling planetary warming.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Queensland shoots down reports of new Adani groundwater review
The Brisbane Times
Mon 13 May, 2019
The Queensland government says reports are wrong that it is seeking another review of the impact on groundwater flowing from the Great Artesian Basin to endangered springs to the south-west of Adani's proposed Carmichael coal mine.
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The Age
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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News.com.au
Adani approval process normal: premier
9 News
Perthnow
SBS World News Australia
The Australian
The Canberra Times
The Geelong Advertiser
The West Australian
Yahoo News
ENVIRONMENT: Future challenges
Fishing World
Mon 13 May, 2019
THERE'S nothing like an election to bring out a raft of promises, usually around spending more taxation revenue in an attempt to attract blocks of votes from sectional interest groups like anglers. It’s certainly happening federally right now.
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Islanders take climate change fury to UN
News.com.au
Mon 13 May, 2019
Torres Strait islanders hope a UN committee will find the Australian government has breached their human rights by failing to property tackle climate change.
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7 News
9 News
SBS World News Australia
The Australian
The Canberra Times
The Mercury
Climate change is the most searched election issue
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 13 May, 2019
Climate change was the most searched political issue and Bill Shorten topped searches of political leaders, according to an analysis of internet search data over the past two weeks.
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Investors must take action on climate change
Investment Magazine
Mon 13 May, 2019
Climate change is the greatest ESG challenge facing investors today. The World Economic Forum rates “extreme weather events” and “failure to mitigate or adapt to climate change” as two of its top global risks. In recent times, all three of Australia’s financial regulators – APRA, ASIC and the RBA, have acknowledged the potential magnitude of climate-related impacts.
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Industry funds see ESG progress in Asia
Investment Magazine
Mon 13 May, 2019
The big question for the big institutional investors is whether Asia, considered the growth engine for the world, can catch up with the ESG movement that is sweeping throughout developed economies.
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First turbine completed at Tasmania’s Cattle Hill wind farm
Reneweconomy
Mon 13 May, 2019
Construction of Goldwind Australia’s 144MW Cattle Hill wind farm in Tasmania’s Central Highlands has reached a new milestone, with the unveiling of the project’s first fully completed turbine.
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Renewable energy investment surge to buoy construction work: ACIF
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 13 May, 2019
An $18 billion surge in renewable energy infrastructure is part of a stronger-than-expected spend on infrastructure that is offsetting falling residential construction and will limit job losses, the latest six-monthly forecasts from peak body Australian Construction Industry Forum show.
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Progress on $21bn renewables export project
The Australian
Mon 13 May, 2019
An ambitious $21bn plan to export renewable power from WA’s north to Indonesia has taken a step towards approval.
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Why smart cities are sustainable cities
Architecture and Design
Mon 13 May, 2019
A panel at this year’s DesignBUILD conference will explore the link between smart cities, technology and sustainability.
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Melbourne gives green light to city skyfarm
Government News
Mon 13 May, 2019
City of Melbourne Council has approved plans to transform a car park on top of a city building into a 2000-square-metre urban farm.
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Forty-year-old plastic bags found near Moreton Bay as turtles choke
The Brisbane Times
Mon 13 May, 2019
Plastic bags at least 40 years old have been found in mangroves near the Brisbane River as conservationists use the looming election to press Australia’s politicians to immediately ban single-use plastics.
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The Age
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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