Issue date : Mon 12 August, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 16 Seconds
Number of items : 62
'Extremely vulnerable': Agencies fear bigger fish kills this summer
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 12 August, 2019
Authorities are preparing emergency response teams as scientists warn that fish kills are looming in the state’s waterways on a scale that could dwarf the mass die-offs last summer.
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Balanced conservation key to protecting Barrier Reef
The Australian
Mon 12 August, 2019
As federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley prepares for her first visit to the Great Barrier Reef, she is approaching her responsibility to protect one of the great wonders of the world from a balanced starting point.
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Bumper harvest of 'green' bonds
The Australian
Mon 12 August, 2019
More Australian companies are tipped to offer green bonds to investors after the first half of 2019 saw a surge in issuance globally.
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Recyling a growing industry for regions
The Australian
Mon 12 August, 2019
Domestic recycling will create a growing industry in the nation’s regions but significant work must be done first, a leading recycling innovator says.
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Beyond the red tape: Solar startups call for energy rethink
The Age
Mon 12 August, 2019
From their office in Byron Bay, the founders of Smart Energy have watched Australia's sometimes-chaotic journey towards embracing renewables.
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Greta Thunberg and 'flight shame' are fuelling a carbon offset boom
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 12 August, 2019
London | Campaigning by climate activist Greta Thunberg and filmmaker-naturalist David Attenborough is persuading pollution-conscious fliers to try to mitigate the environmental damage caused by their flights.
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Greens on flight of fancy
The Australian
Mon 12 August, 2019
As environmental activists lobby for flight-free travel, the airlines have started taking note.
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Platypus decline worse than previously thought, say researchers
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 12 August, 2019
Sydney: The decline in platypus numbers in Australia has most likely been underestimated, according to new research from the University of NSW.
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Not burning would be a win-win for Indian farmers
Cosmos
Mon 12 August, 2019
Embracing alternative farming practices would allow some Indian farmers to make more money while also cutting their greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 78%, research suggests.
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Old meets new to measure sea ice volume
Cosmos
Mon 12 August, 2019
Modern satellite technology lets scientists keep an eye on dwindling sea ice coverage in the Arctic Ocean, but that only takes them back 40 years.
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Climate change to be the focus as Scott Morrison attends Pacific Islands Forum
ABC News
Sun 11 August, 2019
Scott Morrison's pledge to "step up" relations with the Pacific will be put to the test this coming week, with the Prime Minister heading to Tuvalu for talks with Pacific leaders.
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Climate change to dominate Pacific forum
Perthnow
7 News
The Canberra Times
Yahoo News
SBS World News Australia
The West Australian
The Sydney Morning Herald
China, climate action set to dominate Australia's talks in Pacific
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
The Australian
Pacific nations set to ambush Morrison over climate change
Pacific Islands Forum: Tuvalu children welcome leaders with a climate plea
The Guardian
Sun 11 August, 2019
As the leaders of Pacific countries step off their planes at Funafuti airport this week for the Pacific Islands Forum, they are being met by the children of Tuvalu, who sit submerged in water, in a moat built around the model of an island, singing: “Save Tuvalu, save the world.”
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How will hospitals cope with climate change's impact on our health?
The Brisbane Times
Sun 11 August, 2019
Blue skies, rolling surf, red earth, blazing sun. These are the images people bring to mind when they think of Australia. But it is the latter, the endless days of hot sunshine that are harming us, both young and old, in increasing numbers.
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Lucy Carne: Spare us this cringe-worthy sham protesting
The Courier Mail
Sun 11 August, 2019
Protesting on the streets of Brisbane has a long and powerful history, but the middle-class Marxists of Extinction Rebellion are an affront to the people who won them the right to protest in the first place, writes Lucy Carne.
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Matt Canavan: The night watchman for coal
The Canberra Times
Sun 11 August, 2019
Bryan Canavan built a full-length concrete cricket pitch in his backyard in the 1980s where his young son worked towards his "true calling" - wearing the baggy green cap for Australia.
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ScoMo's waste war a 'great move' but more change needed
The Australian Financial Review
Sun 11 August, 2019
Waste businesses have called for a national approach to other parts of the industry, such as differing state waste levies, in the wake of an agreement between the states and the Commonwealth to ban the export of recyclable materials.
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Environment Minister Matt Kean vows to 'wipe out' feral cats
The Daily Telegraph
Sun 11 August, 2019
The secret lives of feral cats will be filmed by hidden cameras using facial recognition as part of a five-year, $30 million project to eradicate the wildlife killers.
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Fears family behind 'evil' land-clearing act will avoid court order
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 11 August, 2019
The northern NSW farm where a government compliance officer was murdered is on the market even though the owners are yet to carry out court-ordered remediation for illegal land-clearing done years earlier.
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Sydney's desalination plant set to expand as drought continues
The Guardian
Sun 11 August, 2019
The New South Wales government has begun preliminary planning to boost output at Sydney’s desalination plant, in a bid to secure the city’s water supply as dam levels continue to drop.
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China slammed by deadly typhoon
News.com.au
Sun 11 August, 2019
At least 30 people have been killed in China and another 18 are missing after a powerful super typhoon slammed into the country’s Zhejiang province.
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Poop less for a cleaner planet, says Brazil's president
Yahoo News
Sat 10 August, 2019
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Friday that people "poop every other day" as a way to save the environment, after he came under fire for a surge in deforestation of the Amazon since he came to power.
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We're wasting too much energy on nuclear talk
The Canberra Times
Sat 10 August, 2019
Late last Friday - a timeslot where ministers are known to announce policies they are most proud of - the Minister for Energy, Angus Taylor, ordered a parliamentary inquiry into nuclear energy.
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Forgiving land clearers because of drought is like comforting a fat child with chocolate
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 10 August, 2019
I’m late with my copy this week but my defence is bulletproof. We’ve been planting trees. Eleven in the past few days. Five the weekend before. Almost seventy in the past year. Each of them dug, manured, bedded in, mulched, staked, protected from wind, stock and marauding roos and, of course, watered – week by week, bucket by bucket, hand by hand. But it’s worth it.
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Resilience in focus amid growing environmental risks to the built environment
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 10 August, 2019
Resilience. It’s not a term commonly associated with real estate, however, growing environmental stresses and their threat to the built environment are bringing it to the forefront of long-term real estate investment strategies.
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Climate preening hijacks the wider environmental debate
The Australian
Sat 10 August, 2019
The preening of the climate activists, and the political amplification of global warming issues, has swamped almost all other environmental causes in recent years.
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Diving in to head off great barrier grief
The Australian
Sat 10 August, 2019
From the pilot’s seat of his Cessna Caravan, former motocross ace and Great Barrier Reef champion Peter Gash surveys the mosaic of wetlands, cane farms and mangroves that line the coast onshore from his Lady Elliot Island resort.
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Great Barrier Reef run-off rules rile farmers
The Australian
Sat 10 August, 2019
The first two things Stewart Dunlop did after buying his hilltop property in Queensland was lease the neighbouring farms and fence the cattle out of the wetlands. The Emu Park property, in coastal grazing land adjacent to the Keppel ­islands, is in the heartland of concern over run-off damage to the Great Barrier Reef.
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Knowledge 'our best hope' in fight to save our oceans, explorer says
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 10 August, 2019
Humanity is in a race to understand and reverse the destruction of life in our oceans and the wider world before climate change and other threats get out of control, Sylvia Earle, a renowned US-based scientist and explorer says.
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Winning gold for the environment
ProBono Australia News
Sat 10 August, 2019
Launched in 2017, the Tokyo Medal Project encouraged the public to donate small electronic devices such as used mobile phones to produce the Olympic and Paralympic medals.
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Second-time-around fashion is not just cool but the right thing to do
The New Daily
Sat 10 August, 2019
A good friend of mine was celebrating a significant birthday last month, and her three sisters decided that they wanted to all chip in and buy her an expensive designer handbag. She called me to ask for some advice.
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Australia will ban export of recyclable waste 'as soon as practicable', PM vows
The Guardian
Fri 9 August, 2019
The prime minister has vowed to do more to tackle plastic waste in the world’s oceans, saying the export of waste plastic, paper, glass and tyres will be banned.
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Time to end the paradox in BHP's response to global warming
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 9 August, 2019
The federal election in May relegated the prospect of ambitious carbon emission targets. But there’s been no slowdown in business planning for a post-carbon future; the strongest confirmation has been the speech by Andrew Mackenzie, CEO of BHP, the world’s largest mining company.
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Government must 'pull its weight' on climate risk
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 9 August, 2019
Suncorp acting chief executive Steve Johnston says the government is not pulling its weight in efforts to protect communities from the effects of climate change, contributing to the likelihood that insurance in high-risk parts of Australia will become unaffordable.
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Why is the Australian energy regulator suing wind farms – and why now?
The Conversation
Fri 9 August, 2019
The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) is suing four of the wind farms involved in the 2016 South Australian blackout - run by AGL Energy, Neoen Australia, Pacific Hydro, and Tilt Renewables – alleging they breached generator performance standards and the national electricity rules.
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