Issue date : Wed 12 June, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 29 Seconds
Number of items : 41
Atmospheric carbon levels are leaping. We can't afford more years like this
The Guardian
Wed 12 June, 2019
One of the many ironies of the climate crisis is that as temperatures change and extreme weather becomes more common, we need more energy to maintain comfort. Hotter summers have driven an increase in power-hungry air conditioning and cooler temperatures in some places – which may be driven by the melting Arctic – raise demand for heating.
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Global emissions rose the most in 7 years: BP
Climate change woes create murky outlook for wine
The Weekly Times
Wed 12 June, 2019
NEXT time you reach for a glass of your favourite red, spare a thought for what climate change will do to the flavour and quality of your much-loved drop.
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Renewed WA climate push still a threat to resource giants
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 12 June, 2019
For all its belated moderation, the latest guidance from the Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority about the greenhouse emissions conversation it wants to have with local and global industry players lands a challenging document.
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Time to Finnish our fears over nuclear power
The Daily Telegraph
Wed 12 June, 2019
Question: Do you think a Greens Party could ever support Nuclear as a solution to our energy needs? Well, it has already happened — in Finland.
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World making heavy weather of carbon pricing
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 12 June, 2019
Floods, fires and violent storms inflate insurance losses. No wonder Munich Re wants more action on climate change. The world’s largest reinsurer this week called for a fivefold rise in the cost of emitting carbon. It wants a bigger incentive for European business to move away from fossil fuels.
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The greening of the financial sector: a climate ‘tipping point’
The Strategist
Tue 11 June, 2019
It’s not surprising that climate change featured so prominently in the Australian federal election given the recent record-setting extreme weather that has buffeted the country and warnings from scientists that these events will become more frequent and destructive as the planet continues to warm.
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The beef industry is on track to be carbon neutral by 2030, says new report
The Weekly Times
Wed 12 June, 2019
THE beef industry is on track to become carbon neutral by 2030. That’s the finding of the 2019 Australian Beef Sustainability Annual Update, which reports against the priorities of the Australian Beef Sustainability Framework, which was launched in 2017 by industry to meet changing community expectations and support a thriving beef industry.
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Pernod Ricard employees get Responsib’ALL again
The Shout
Wed 12 June, 2019
Employees from across the Pernod Ricard business, including all Australian-based personnel have downed tools for the company’s annual Responsib’ALL Day, to support local community initiatives.
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Cheap solar and wind can re-boot Australia’s economic advantage
Reneweconomy
Wed 12 June, 2019
Australia’s abundant wind and solar resources will deliver cost reductions in electricity of up to 30 per cent, lead to the electrification of much of transport, building and industrial use, and re-position Australia as major manufacturing centre with low cost and this time low carbon power.
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Australia’s largest smart city project complete
Infrastructure Magazine
Wed 12 June, 2019
The nation’s largest smart city project, Switching on Darwin, has successfully been completed on schedule and within budget.
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New online tool to mitigate rising temperatures
Architecture and Design
Wed 12 June, 2019
A new online tool based on a 3D platform is expected to assist local governments in addressing the problem of rising temperatures and the resulting urban heat island effect (UHI) in Australian cities.
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Egg temperatures govern the way chicks walk
Cosmos
Wed 12 June, 2019
Incubation settings have surprisingly large effects on motor control, research reveals. Andrew Masterson reports.
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Plants disappearing at faster rates than animals
The Australian
Wed 12 June, 2019
More than 500 species of plants have disappeared in the past 250 years — more than twice the number of birds, mammals and amphibians recorded as extinct — according to a new study.
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Drought is bad time to make drought policy
9 News
Wed 12 June, 2019
The middle of a drought is the worst time to make drought policy, the Productivity Commission says.
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7 News
SBS World News Australia
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
Yahoo News
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In defence of plastic: Why packaging fruit and vegetables can actually protect the environment
Smart Company
Wed 12 June, 2019
There has been a surge in awareness of the damage that plastic pollution does to our planet in recent years. It has spurred a number of campaigns to remove single-use plastics from our daily lives. This extends to food packaging, with a Waitrose supermarket in the city of Oxford recently launching a package-free trial.
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Katharine Hamnett on her fight to clean up fashion
Vogue Australia
Wed 12 June, 2019
As the British designer looks back on 30 years of pioneering sustainability in fashion, she speaks to Vogue about being the industry’s original eco-warrior and why she’ll keep using her voice to affect change.
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5 ways the government can clean up the Murray-Darling Basin Plan
The Conversation
Tue 11 June, 2019
The health of the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia’s largest and most complex river system, is in rapid decline, and faces major challenges over the next 30 years as the climate changes.
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Japan energy policy targets “urgent” low-carbon push
Reneweconomy
Tue 11 June, 2019
Japan’s Cabinet last week adopted an energy White Paper which highlighted the “urgent” need to reduce carbon emissions in its electricity sector and which reiterated the country’s goal of increasing renewable energy to account for 22-24% of its power supply.
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Canada planning to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021
News.com.au
Tue 11 June, 2019
Canada is aiming to ban single-use plastics across the country in just two years’ time, with straws and plastic cutlery at the top of the list.
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It’s time for Australia to scale up its energy diplomacy
The Interpreter
Tue 11 June, 2019
Later this month, Prime Minister Scott Morrison will travel to Osaka for the annual G20 Leaders’ summit, and he will no doubt want to make his mark following his election triumph. Advocating for the reform of the international energy architecture would be a good place to start, given the rapidly changing geopolitics of energy and Australia’s interest as an energy superpower.
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The water is rising and there's no Defence
Independent Australia
Tue 11 June, 2019
Our Defence Department is not equipped to deal with national security issues from abroad or domestic civil unrest due to climate change-related events, as temperatures rise and the population competes for scarce resources, writes Kellie Tranter.
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World Environment Day: diesel states its case
Transport & Logistic News
Tue 11 June, 2019
Makers and suppliers of diesel engines, equipment and fuels embrace the global challenge of a cleaner environment by taking positive actions to use less energy and reduce emissions whilst also enabling the prosperity of peoples and countries around the world.
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Mitigating global warming with soil carbon
Architecture and Design
Tue 11 June, 2019
Can soil carbon be the latest weapon in the global fight against climate change? Researchers at Curtin University have found that effective soil carbon management could be the key to combat greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.
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Curious Kids: where do rocks come from?
The Conversation
Tue 11 June, 2019
As strange as it sounds, rocks are made from stardust; dust blasted out and made from exploding stars.
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Birdsville's red dust track green for first time in years
The Courier Mail
Tue 11 June, 2019
The Outback is green after floodwaters from Channel Country. “The usually barren track is about as green as a desert track could ever be at the moment.
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Edinburgh RAAF base contamination risk report to be made public
The Advertiser
Tue 11 June, 2019
The Defence Department is preparing to make public its report into how potentially dangerous contamination at the Edinburgh RAAF base and on surrounding properties may affect the health of people living and working in the area.
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News.com.au
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