Issue date : Tue 4 June, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 03 Seconds
Number of items : 36
Greens want climate change 'trigger' law
SBS World News Australia
Tue 4 June, 2019
Australia's environment laws are "not fit for purpose" and should be changed to consider threats of climate change, Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young says.
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UK's youth protest Trump's climate stance
SBS World News Australia
Tue 4 June, 2019
An art student had a clear message for Donald Trump, mowing "climate change is real" and a massive polar bear into grass underneath the US president's flight path into London.
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Ethical funds not ambitious enough: Future Super
Financial Standard
Tue 4 June, 2019
Future Super's new Impact Report has revealed two of the funds three investment options abates more carbon dioxide per investor than if that person were to go vegan and live car-free.
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Solar deal marks 'new era' in China co-operation
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 4 June, 2019
Shanghai | British billionaire Sanjeev Gupta says a deal to build Australia's largest solar plant with Chinese funding and technology heralds a "new era" in economic co-operation between the two countries which goes beyond selling products to each other.
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Finkel backs unheralded Aussie battery tech companies to go global
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 4 June, 2019
As investment in energy storage continues to grow around the world, Australia's chief scientist Dr Alan Finkel says a lesser-known technology has the potential to play a significant role in the energy storage market, with Australian companies well-positioned to lead the charge.
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Australian musicians band together to invest in solar farms
The Guardian
Tue 4 June, 2019
In the spring of 2017, immediately after the release of the Australian band Cloud Control’s third album, Zone, the band’s keyboard player, Heidi Lenffer, was contemplating what the their upcoming tour would cost. But this time she wasn’t just thinking about the money; she was thinking about emissions. Independent bands are used to running on a shoestring budget – a carbon-conscious Lenffer wanted Cloud Control to run a more environmentally efficient operation, too.
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Rivers feel profound impact of climate change
The Australian
Tue 4 June, 2019
If things look bad in the Murray-Darling now, just wait: the climatic trend points to things getting far worse.
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'Disgrace': Angus Taylor under pressure after failing to release emissions data
The Guardian
Mon 3 June, 2019
Labor and the Greens have demanded the government immediately release national greenhouse emissions data, and have warned the new emissions reduction minister could be in contempt of parliament for missing the deadline to publish the figures.
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Labor urges gas supply boost to save manufacturing
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 3 June, 2019
Labor's resources spokesman Joel Fitzgibbon has hinted the opposition could beef up its domestic gas reservation policy to ensure an affordable supply of gas for manufacturers.
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Vatican calls for ‘drastic measures’ to combat climate change
The Australian
Mon 3 June, 2019
The Vatican has called for “drastic measures to combat climate change, claiming the world was facing “the last chance to save all those countries and many millions of vulnerable people who live in coastal regions’’.
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Why we should save the last tiny scraps of nature
Independent Australia
Mon 3 June, 2019
Scientific thinking changes as new evidence comes to light. One vital new insight is the importance of saving even tiny, isolated remnants of native vegetation.
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Power sector can't hit Paris targets alone
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 3 June, 2019
Business Council of Australia president Grant King said the electricity sector cannot do all of the heavy lifting to reach the country's international climate commitments by 2030.
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Why the coal lobby has misled Queensland on value of thermal coal
Reneweconomy
Mon 3 June, 2019
Australians must avoid falling for the tricks of the coal lobby, which is seeking to conflate the economic contributions of coking coal with thermal coal, a new research report has revealed.
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Germany renewable energy share jumps to record 47% for first five months of year
Reneweconomy
Mon 3 June, 2019
The German energy transition continues to gather pace, reaching a record 47 per cent of total electricity produced in the first five months of 2019, putting it well ahead of its target for 2025, which requires it to meet between 40 and 45 per cent of total electricity consumption from renewables.
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Melbourne marches ahead with green sky vision
Government News
Mon 3 June, 2019
After announcing plans for a sky farm at Melbourne’s Docklands and committing $19 million to turn the city green, Melbourne has unveiled plans and funding for a ‘demonstration green roof’ on top of one of the city’s most eminent government buildings.
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Infrastructure Magazine
$154 million for Victorian green spaces
Long term plan to protect city from coastal hazards
The Courier Mail
Tue 4 June, 2019
Brisbane will develop a long-term plan to ensure the city remains “resilient, safe and ready” amid concerns some suburbs could be affected by rising sea levels and even cyclones.
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Possum group takes fight to loggers
The Australian
Mon 3 June, 2019
An environmental group has sought to stop the state government-owned timber company VicForests from logging areas home to the Greater Glider and the critically endangered Leadbeater’s Possum, saying the future of the two species was in jeopardy.
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Australian funnel web venom could help fight malaria
Australian Geographic
Mon 3 June, 2019
A RECENT STUDY shows that a fungus, which has been genetically modified to produce spider venom, can rapidly kill large populations of malaria-spreading mosquitoes. Trials carried out in West Africa saw Anopheles mosquito populations drop by 99 per cent in a simulated village.
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Curious Kids: how would the disappearance of anglerfish affect our environment?
The Conversation
Mon 3 June, 2019
As I am sure you know, anglerfish live deep in the ocean. The females have an enlarged fin overhanging their eyes and their mouth that acts as a lure – much like bait on a fishing line - and this explains their name. (“Angling” is a method of fishing.)
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5 ways to fix fashion’s biggest pollution problem
Vogue Australia
Mon 3 June, 2019
With landfill and plastics at the forefront of our minds, dyeing is often overlooked when it comes to fashion’s impact on the environment. But our desire for colour is quite literally toxic, and plays a key role in the argument for more sustainable style. So what’s the solution? Vogue speaks to the experts who might just have the answers.
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Wild weather: Gale force winds and rain expected to thrash Sydney and Melbourne
The Australian
Mon 3 June, 2019
It’s going to be a miserable commute on Tuesday. Huge swathes of New South Wales are due to be battered by “severe" winds and rain overnight and tomorrow morning, just as people start their trip to work, while Victoria has borne the brunt of the wild weather today.
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