Issue date : Fri 7 June, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 44 Seconds
Number of items : 44
'Change is coming': Al Gore says economics will break fossil fuel dinosaurs
The Guardian
Fri 7 June, 2019
Al Gore says Australia’s government, like his own, remains “enthralled’ by the fossil fuel industry. But the former US vice president has not lost hope, believing economic realities may ultimately force even the most obstinate of governments into creating policy capable of addressing the global climate emergency.
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Coalition hit over emission increase
The Australian
Fri 7 June, 2019
The Coalition has come under attack from Labor and the Greens over its record on climate change action after official governme­nt figures showed emissions increased for the year to last December by 0.7 per cent on the previous year.
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Aust LNG helping climate: minister claims
9 News
Fri 7 June, 2019
Australia's greenhouse gas emissions are rising because of the liquefied natural gas industry, but federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor insists the sector is helping to bring down emissions globally.
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SBS World News Australia
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Liberals clash as NSW seeks to revive NEG
The Australian
Fri 7 June, 2019
The NSW government has defied Canberra by demanding the resurrection of Malcolm Turnbull’s dumped National Energy Guarantee as part of a policy revamp that also calls for coal plant extensions and potential market interventions to ensure stable power for the state after Liddell shuts in 2022.
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Friday essay: on being an ethical vegan for 33 years
The Conversation
Fri 7 June, 2019
I live in a vegan family situation. I have been a vegan for over 33 years and my partner, poet and novelist Tracy Ryan, has been a vegan for over a quarter of a century; our 16-year-old son Tim was conceived and born a vegan, and remains one.
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How staff can inspire action on pollution
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 7 June, 2019
I have a shameful confession to make. Until recently, I was a climate change denier. The concept of humans impacting the planet in such a way they fundamentally changed its temperature – possibly forever! – just seemed too far-fetched a theory for me to accept.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Today's lesson: a safe planet is a human right
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 7 June, 2019
The drought is creeping right up to our front door steps. Months and months without rain in regional Australia, following the hottest summer on record and now, even Sydney is feeling the impact with water restrictions imposed for the first time in a decade.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Good news on global emissions
The Australian
Fri 7 June, 2019
Cutting greenhouse gas emissions must be considered a global issue, but too often suffers the perils of being viewed solely through the domestic political prism. As a result, Energy Minister Angus Taylor has the unenviable task of explaining why a small rise in our domestic emissions can rightly be seen as good news on the global stage.
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The UN Sustainable Development Goals need to be revisited
Architecture and Design
Fri 7 June, 2019
A new study looks at the green growth policies articulated in major reports by the World Bank, the OECD and the UN Environment Programme, testing them against empirical evidence and models of the relationship between GDP and material footprint as well as CO2 emissions.
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Five green stars for Sydney’s Opera House
Architecture and Design
Fri 7 June, 2019
The Opera House has been awarded a 5 star Green Star performance rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), becoming one of the first World Heritage-listed buildings globally to achieve the certification.
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An online tool to help urban planners drop the heat
The Fifth Estate
Thu 6 June, 2019
As temperatures rise in our cities and the urban heat island effect intensifies, there’s never been a better time for a new tool that helps planners visualise possible techniques to reduce heat levels in our cities.
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How Alberta won the rat race
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 14 June, 2019
Along a 29-kilometre strip of land between the Canadian province of Alberta and its neighbour Saskatchewan, the rat patrol keeps guard. An eight-person team, armed with poison and shotguns, hunts daily for any sign of the rodent invaders.
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Australia's emissions still rising, says report withheld in defiance of Senate order
The Guardian
Thu 6 June, 2019
Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions are still increasing, according to a government report that was withheld for a week in defiance of a Senate order.
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Energy Minister defends Australia's growing greenhouse gas emissions
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 6 June, 2019
Energy Minister Angus Taylor has shrugged off official data showing Australia's greenhouse gas emissions have risen for a third year, saying the figures ignore the contribution of gas exports to lowering pollution overseas.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Reaching emissions goal a 'fantasy': Labor
News.com.au
Thu 6 June, 2019
Labor says it's a government "fantasy" that Australia is on track to meet its emissions reduction targets, after the latest data showed greenhouse gas levels continue to rise.
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9 News
Perthnow
SBS World News Australia
The Australian
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The Weekly Times
The West Australian
Yahoo News
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Barnaby Joyce approved plan to chase $80m water buyback, documents show
The Guardian
Thu 6 June, 2019
The former agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce approved a controversial change of strategy in his department which led to the purchase of low reliability water entitlements for “a record” $80m from a company with links to a fellow minister, new documents obtained by Guardian Australia show.
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Sydney's Inner West council fully divests from fossil fuels
The Guardian
Thu 6 June, 2019
Sydney’s Inner West council says it has 100% divested from fossil fuels after a three-year process that began before the amalgamation of Leichhardt, Marrickville and Ashfield councils.
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Combet panel urges big emissions cuts for Victoria, but stops short of 1.5°C pathway
Reneweconomy
Thu 6 June, 2019
Victoria’s independent expert panel has released its recommendations for interim emissions reduction targets as part of Victoria’s efforts to reach zero net emissions, but stopped short of recommending targets consistent with limiting warming to 1.5 degrees.
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Victoria lacking plan as waste crisis grew
News.com.au
Thu 6 June, 2019
Victoria's waste and recycling crisis will not improve unless there is a clear statewide plan, something which has not existed since 2014, a new report warns.
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SBS World News Australia
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
Yahoo News
NSW Labor wants single-use bag plastic ban
News.com.au
Thu 6 June, 2019
NSW Labor has reintroduced a bill to ban the supply of single-use plastic bags after two unsuccessful attempts to get the legislation through the state parliament.
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The Australian
The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Newcastle Herald
The Weekly Times
Yahoo News
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The educators at the forefront of Al Gore's climate campaign
The Brisbane Times
Thu 6 June, 2019
Almost 800 people from 36 countries, including many from Queensland’s Pacific neighbours, walked into the Plaza Ballroom at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre this week believing they can make a difference.
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The Age
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Australians flock to ESG as debt investors follow
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 6 June, 2019
You know the ESG (environmental, social and governance) movement is here to stay when even the hard nuts of the credit world are forced to get into line.
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United marks World Environment Day with eco-friendly flight
Australian Aviation
Thu 6 June, 2019
United Airlines says its “Flight for the Planet” on World Environment Day is the first commercial flight marked by a combination of sustainable aviation biofuel, zero cabin waste, carbon offsetting and operational efficiencies.
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What next after 100 Resilient Cities funding ends?
The Conversation
Thu 6 June, 2019
It was no April fool’s joke when the Rockefeller Foundation announced it will phase out funding for the 100 Resilient Cities network. The foundation’s message was a surprise for many participating cities, including Melbourne and Sydney, and for its partnering non-governmental organisations, businesses and academics.
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Tree coverage thin in Melbourne’s west compared to east
The Fifth Estate
Thu 6 June, 2019
Melbourne’s western region is largely missing out on the cooling, air purifying and biophilic benefits of urban tree cover when compared to the city’s east.
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Your garden could help restore stream ecosystems
The Fifth Estate
Thu 6 June, 2019
A recent paper has suggested a 10 per cent diversion of individual households’ water supply to gardens could help restore urban ecosystems.
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A pathway to One Planet cities
The Fifth Estate
Thu 6 June, 2019
Our UK based correspondent David Thorpe has written what’s quickly gaining acclaim as a stunning book that offers a holistic solution to the sustainability crisis on our hands... not that we’re biased of course. Here’s our resident book reviewer Willow Aliento’s take.
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Meet the Aussie mum who’s making millions saving the environment
The West Australian
Thu 6 June, 2019
Innovative ideas are often conceived in the most unlikely places. Such was the case for mother-of-four Kristy Chong, who came up with an idea for eco-friendly leak-proof underwear while she was pounding the pavement in a marathon.
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Forget winter, as string of 'unusually' warm days on the way
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 6 June, 2019
We’re a week into winter, but you can put aside your ugg boots and down jackets for a while, with a string of unusually warm, spring-like days ahead.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
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