Issue date : Tue 11 June, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 34 Seconds
Number of items : 42
Big yellow taxi departs South Pacific
The Strategist
Tue 11 June, 2019
The international system is having a Big Yellow Taxi moment, as so elegantly described by Joni Mitchell. We’re confronting what’s gone and what’s coming instead. In the South Pacific, that covers everything from climate change to regional order.
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Ditch the jobs v environment slogan and get on with doing both
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 11 June, 2019
Many years ago, when I was a young environmentalist who had just completed an economics and politics degree, I was pleased to read an article in the Sierra Club journal about jobs and the environment. Amid stunning photos of America’s wild lands was a report on the hundreds of thousands of jobs created by new environment protection and pollution laws. Just as we have seen in the recent federal election, the US debate was about pitching jobs against the environment with polarised politics aimed at stymying progress on saving nature.
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LNG giants headed for greenhouse clash with mining sector
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 11 June, 2019
Western Australia’s environmental watchdog had set the scene for a clash between oil and gas producers and iron ore miners over customer greenhouse gas emissions as it looks to revisit contentious guidelines for approving major projects in the resources rich state.
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$12bn in funds flow into renewables
The Australian
Tue 11 June, 2019
Investors in Australian renewable energy projects are ignoring federal policy uncertainty and ­instead are focusing on ambitious state-based targets, with investment in green projects jumping 41 per cent to $12 billion last year.
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Catastrophic gray whale deaths as Arctic ice melts
Independent Australia
Tue 11 June, 2019
A catastrophic marine ecosystem crisis of unimaginable consequences is taking shape. One that is impacting whales, walruses, polar bears, seals, sea birds and the fundamental zooplankton, on which the cycle of life for the entire food web depends.
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Frogs make mental maps
Cosmos
Tue 11 June, 2019
Researchers find the first evidence of cognitive mapping outside birds and mammals. Tanya Loos reports.
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Encounters with wolves
Cosmos
Tue 11 June, 2019
Across Europe and North America wolf populations are growing, pushing the animals into contact with humans – often to their detriment. Lauren Fuge reports.
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Doco of the Month: 2040
ProBono Australia News
Tue 11 June, 2019
What will the world look like in 2040? Director Damon Gameau talks to Wendy Williams about his vision for his daughter’s future and why we all need to join the regeneration, as part of a series profiling powerful documentaries in partnership with Documentary Australia Foundation.
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WA’s Environmental Protection Authority relaunches carbon emissions consultation
The West Australian
Mon 10 June, 2019
The State’s environmental watchdog has adopted a more conciliatory tone towards the resources industry over curbing carbon emissions after a fierce backlash and has promised a “dinkum” public consultation on the issue.
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Land clearing battle moves to High Court
The Brisbane Times
Mon 10 June, 2019
A battle over how land clearing is regulated across Queensland has moved to Australia’s highest court.
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Killer shrimps wreak havoc through terror
Cosmos
Mon 10 June, 2019
A new study of an invading European crustacean invasion shows how fear alone can wreck an ecosystem. Mark Bruer reports.
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How Qantas and other airlines decide whether to fly near volcanoes
The Conversation
Mon 10 June, 2019
Mount Agung volcano in Bali, Indonesia, has been erupting intermittently since November 2017. The volcano erupted six times in the last month and resulted in the cancellation and delay of some flights in and out of Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport.
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Time for a green roof revolution in Melbourne
The Age
Sun 9 June, 2019
Melbourne needs a green-roof revolution. The unused rooftops of Melbourne’s buildings are a massively underutilised resource that has the potential to create new green space in the central city that is bigger than Royal Park.
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Scientists warn ancient desert springs may dry up under Adani plan
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 9 June, 2019
A group of Australia's pre-eminent water scientists say a rare desert oasis may dry up under Adani's "flawed" protections for groundwater near its proposed Carmichael mine, in a scathing assessment days out from a crucial ruling on the plan.
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State and local governments leave feds in their wake, says Gore
The Brisbane Times
Sat 8 June, 2019
Fed up with national governments' inaction on climate change, Al Gore has turned an approving eye to regional and local governments he says do more to tackle the problem because, unlike national leaders, they are not beholden to carbon polluters.
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Billionaire Michael Bloomberg pledges $715 million to close US coal power plants
ABC News
Sat 8 June, 2019
Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has said he will contribute $US500 million ($715 million) toward closing coal-fired power plants across the United States, in a clash with White House efforts to revive a fossil fuel blamed for climate change.
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Ex-NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg putting up $715m to end America’s coal addiction
The Sydney Morning Herald
Michael Bloomberg donating $715m to end coal in US
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Let business drive action on climate, says Bob Carr
The Australian
Sat 8 June, 2019
Bob Carr has urged Labor to accept that Australians voted against wildly ambitious medium-term targets for reducing carbon emissions and that action on climate change must be led by business driving technological change toward­s a low-carbon economy.
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Decline in bumblebee numbers after extreme weather
Yahoo News
Sat 8 June, 2019
Last year’s weather extremes from snowstorms to drought led to a tough year for many of the UK’s bumblebees, conservationists have said.
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NSW Energy Minister takes swipe at Morrison government over climate policy
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 7 June, 2019
NSW Energy Minister Matt Kean has taken a swipe at successive federal governments over their failure to deliver a national climate and energy policy, warning that the era of "ideological indulgences" cannot continue.
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AEMO to model “step change” in energy transition and major emission cuts
Reneweconomy
Fri 7 June, 2019
The Australian Energy Market Operator has confirmed that it will model a significant “step change” in Australia’s clean energy transition as part of its long term blueprint, and has also produced analysis showing multi-billion cost savings from a co-ordinate planning, and pointed to the potential early exit of coal-fired generators.
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