Issue date : Fri 9 August, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 29 Seconds
Number of items : 41
Fed govt brushes off UN climate report
The Canberra Times
Fri 9 August, 2019
The federal emissions reduction minister has defended Australia's land management practices after a new United Nations climate change report called for changes in the way the world produces and consumes food.
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Vegan food’s sustainability claims need to give the full picture
The Conversation
Fri 9 August, 2019
The IPCC special report, Climate Change and Land, released last night, has found a third of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions come from the “land”: largely farming, food production, land clearing and deforestation.
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Is the forestry sector heading for disaster?
Insurance Business
Thu 8 August, 2019
Alarming new research shows the forestry sector is ignoring climate risk, with just 6% of the world’s most significant timber and pulp producers taking steps to assess potential impacts.
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How Mackenzie turned BHP into a force for good
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 9 August, 2019
If there is a cultural crisis tearing Australian company directors between their statutory duty to shareholders and societal good, BHP CEO Andrew Mackenzie is not feeling it.
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Some sharks glow in the dark, and now we know why
Cosmos
Fri 9 August, 2019
US researchers have discovered a family of small-molecule metabolites that explains how and why some sharks can glow in the dark, and only other sharks can see it.
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How good are vegan foods for the environment?
SBS World News Australia
Fri 9 August, 2019
Vegan and vegetarian "meat alternatives" have become increasingly popular. But do the claims of 'meatless meat' companies stack up?
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'Warning flag': IPCC finds rapid land warming threatens food security
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 8 August, 2019
Temperatures over the world's land areas are warming at about twice the global rate, expanding deserts in Australia, Africa and Asia, and hitting food security hard, a new UN report finds.
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Farmers call for national strategy on climate change and agriculture
The Guardian
Thu 8 August, 2019
An Australian farming group has called for a fully funded national strategy to deal with climate change and agriculture, warning farmers don’t have enough support to manage increasing risks associated with global heating.
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The Perth councils weighing into the climate debate
The West Australian
Thu 8 August, 2019
Three Perth councils have declared a “climate emergency” on behalf of their ratepayers but the Federal Government says they should focus on environmental issues closer to home.
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Waste challenges discussed between ministers and industry in Melbourne
Inside Waste
Thu 8 August, 2019
Australia’s Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environment Management, Trevor Evans, and Victorian Ministers met with members of the waste and recycling industry to discuss improving markets and tackling challenges in the waste industry.
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Elite can harp on about climate change but ordinary people don’t want it
The West Australian
Thu 8 August, 2019
Climate activists and the politicians who court them told us the last Australian federal election was a climate change election. I agree. The election result told us regular people don’t want aggressive and job-destroying climate change policies. They’ve woken up to the fact the climate activists’ claims don’t match reality.
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Are data centres still big energy guzzlers?
The Fifth Estate
Thu 8 August, 2019
Data centres consume 3 per cent of the world’s energy so it’s fortunate these buildings are becoming increasingly energy efficient. Sadly these efficiency gains might disappear when the world’s appetite for data is expected to accelerate with the proliferation of artificial intelligence and autonomous cars.
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How to design your house for fire resistance and sustainability
The Fifth Estate
Thu 8 August, 2019
If anyone is any doubt this is a climate emergency, last week’s announcement by the NSW Rural Fire Service that bushfire season has been declared two months ahead of the usual date should sound the alarm bell.
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Climate change is bringing bumpier North Atlantic flights, study finds
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 8 August, 2019
Washington | Turkish Airlines Flight 1 had just 45 minutes left in its eight-hour-plus journey from Istanbul to New York on March 10 when the Boeing 777 suddenly shook violently and plunged, injuring passengers and members of the flight crew. The plane made an emergency landing at John F Kennedy International Airport, where 28 passengers and two crew members were treated for injuries, according to news reports.
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3D heat mapping tool helps keep cities cool
Government News
Thu 8 August, 2019
A new 3D mapping tool trialled by councils across Sydney could help localities improve the way they respond to rising temperatures.
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Gorgon carbon injection system finally up
Yahoo News
Thu 8 August, 2019
Chevron has finally started up its carbon capture and storage system at the massive Gorgon gas project on Barrow Island off Western Australia, four years later than originally planned.
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More recycling = more travelling in Rome
Food Processing
Thu 8 August, 2019
The city of Rome is fighting plastic waste by awarding metro credit to commuters who recycle their PET bottles. The ‘+Ricicli +Viaggi’ initiative, translated as More Recycling, More Travelling, is an experimental campaign that will run over the next 12 months.
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