Issue date : Mon 19 August, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 45 Seconds
Number of items : 56
Australia is third largest exporter of fossil fuels behind Russia and Saudi Arabia
The Guardian
Mon 19 August, 2019
Australia Institute says claim Australia is only responsible for 1.2% of emissions hides real contribution to climate crisis
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ABC News
Australia is the world's third-largest exporter of CO2 in fossil fuels, report finds
The New Daily
The Canberra Times
Australia third for fossil fuel exports
9 News
Perthnow
7 News
SBS World News Australia
The West Australian
Yahoo News
Pacific Islands Forum result is disappointing, but hardly surprising
The Canberra Times
Mon 19 August, 2019
The negotiations lasted 12 hours, but even then, the resulting resolution was equivocal. It's hard to know how else to describe the compromises reached at the Pacific Islands Forum last week, when the wording of a climate change statement that began as strident and definitive ended as lukewarm and non-committal.
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Indonesia should put more energy into renewable power
The Interpreter
Mon 19 August, 2019
Air pollution is worsening in Jakarta and West Java, while tens of millions of people experienced a day-long blackout earlier this month after gas-powered electricity generators failed and significant proportions of eastern Indonesia have do not have reliable power supplies. So why does Indonesia remain so reliant on fossil fuels?
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Why the waste export ban should include textiles
Inside Retail
Mon 19 August, 2019
The Prime Minister’s recent announcement of a $20 million fund to grow Australia’s recycling industry and ban the export of plastic, paper, glass and tyres has generally been seen as a positive initiative to combat our poor track record in recycling.
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Palm oil-free certification trademark goes global
Food & Beverage
Mon 19 August, 2019
The Palm Oil-Free Accreditation Program (POFAP) has launched the world’s first Palm Oil Free Certification Trademark in Australia. Now, two years on, POFCAP celebrates its second birthday with 1,088 products having been Certified Palm Oil Free with hundreds more currently under assessment. The trademark is approved in 19 countries – Australia, Scotland, Spain, N. Ireland, Austria, England, Wales, Sweden, the USA, Italy, France, Finland, NZ, Singapore, Norway and India with three others to be announced soon.
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This bike is made from recycled coffee pods
Vogue Australia
Mon 19 August, 2019
Nespresso has partnered with Swedish cycling start-up Vélosophy to create 1,000 bicycles in the same shade as their popular 'Arpeggio' coffee pods
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Ban on sending wild elephants to zoos a step closer
Yahoo News
Mon 19 August, 2019
The regulator of global wildlife trade will likely ban sending African elephants captured from the wild to zoos after countries supported the move Sunday, in what conservationists hailed as a "historic win".
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To frack or not to frack
Cosmos
Mon 19 August, 2019
Fracking continues to be a divisive issue, and even good science can’t always help in painting a clear picture of its overall impact on the environment.
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Iceland's Okjokull glacier issued with 'death certificate' to sound climate change warning
ABC News
Mon 19 August, 2019
With poetry, moments of silence and political speeches about the urgent need to fight climate change, Icelandic officials, activists and others bade goodbye to what once was a glacier.
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7 News
Iceland holds funeral for first glacier lost to climate change
SBS World News Australia
The Sydney Morning Herald
Ok but not OK: Iceland bids farewell to a glacier for the first time
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Food waste: banana farmers on learning curve
The Australian
Mon 19 August, 2019
Carnarvon’s banana growers have competed with Queensland’s bigger industry for decades while battling the odd cyclone, massive floods and drought.
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CO2 row over climate activist Thunberg's yacht trip to New York
Yahoo News
Mon 19 August, 2019
The team behind teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg's yacht voyage to New York on Sunday fended off claims that her trip will create carbon emissions because team members will take transatlantic flights.
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Scott Morrison promises to expand Coalition’s war on waste in Pacific
The Australian
Sun 18 August, 2019
Scott Morrison has expanded the Coalition’s war on waste to tackling the proliferation of plastic in the Pacific on top of national plans to stop exporting rubbish to Asian countries as the government moves to bolster its environmental credentials amid continuing criticism of its climate change policies.
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Government opts for thinning rather than cutting Murray Valley status
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 18 August, 2019
Battlelines over the future of one of NSW's newest national parks are set be redrawn after Nationals MPs dropped their push to downgrade its status, and instead will seek to lock in tree thinning trials as a permanent feature.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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NSW minister proposes 10-fold increase in national park creation rate
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 18 August, 2019
The NSW government will expand the national parks estate by 200,000 hectares over the next two years if Matt Kean, the Energy and Environment Minister gets his way.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Government leaves the door ajar for SKM resumption
The Age
Sun 18 August, 2019
It's left warehouses stuffed with thousands of tonnes of stockpiled rubbish, but the state government says it's "not opposed" to "rogue cowboy" recycler SKM resuming operations.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Sydney homes have the lowest energy ratings in Australia
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 18 August, 2019
Most new houses and apartments built in Sydney do not meet national heating and cooling standards as NSW languishes behind the rest of the country in terms of energy ratings.
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Building shortcuts eroding environmental standards
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 18 August, 2019
The environmental performance of new home and apartment buildings is falling short because the finished buildings are rarely assessed for compliance with the original plans, experts and councils say.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Climate change is forcing Australia's struggling winemakers to adapt
SBS World News Australia
Sun 18 August, 2019
Australia's wine industry is on the frontline of climate change, and scientists are warning the increasing challenges to grape-growing reflect the vulnerabilities of the entire farming industry.
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Alaska records hottest month on record
News.com.au
Sun 18 August, 2019
July was the hottest month measured on Earth since records began in 1880 and a UN report warns global warming threatens food supplies around the world.
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7 News
The Australian
The Canberra Times
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The New Daily
The Weekly Times
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Morrison’s ‘arrogance’ on climate blasted as Australia accused of ‘trying to destroy’ Pacific islands
The Guardian
Sat 17 August, 2019
Labor has accused Scott Morrison of trashing Australia’s standing in the Pacific and alienating its friends at the Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvalu, while a former president of Kiribati has urged Australia’s membership to be reviewed.
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Pacific step up or stuff-up? The complexities behind Scott Morrison's week in Tuvalu
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 17 August, 2019
When Scott Morrison walked down the steps of his RAAF jet and stepped foot on Funafuti, the tiny Pacific atoll which is 400 metres at its widest and just 18 kilometres long, he was greeted by the sight of several small children submerged in a wading pool.
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China and Japan see the future, and it’s not coal: why Australia will be stranded
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 17 August, 2019
Scott Morrison was a lone voice at the Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvalu this week as his government warned that any condemnation of coal, or calls for a ban on new mines, were a ‘‘red-line issue’’. It may be that Beijing sees things differently.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Finally, somebody's looking out for the little guy
The Age
Sat 17 August, 2019
The Buruli ulcer is an unquestionably horrendous disease for those who contract it. Anyone who has seen images of the flesh-eaten limbs of Victorians would understand the desperation to find a cure, and more specifically to nail down the vector that is transmitting this bacteria to humans. Current theories point the finger at possums and mosquitoes, but even scientists aren’t completely sure yet. It also sounds like significant education is required for GPs regarding identifying these ulcers early.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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China's Pacific climate pitch angers Australia, US
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 16 August, 2019
Tuvalu: China has infuriated Australia and United States with a "hypocritical" pitch to Pacific nations to tackle climate change and plans for its own regional 'step up' program.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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The exquisite blotched butterfly orchid is an airy jewel of the Australian landscape
The Conversation
Fri 16 August, 2019
The blotched butterfly orchid (Sarcochilus weinthalii) looks fairly unremarkable when it’s not flowering, generally resembling the far more common orange blossom orchid. But when it flowers, it is exquisite. Dark purple blotches stand out on cream petals, resembling a flock of butterflies come to rest on rainforest trees.
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