Issue date : Fri 23 August, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 25 Seconds
Number of items : 52
'The Amazon must be protected': UN Chief says fires are deeply concerning
SBS World News Australia
Fri 23 August, 2019
"I'm deeply concerned by the fires in the Amazon rainforest. In the midst of the global climate crisis, we cannot afford more damage to a major source of oxygen and biodiversity," UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Twitter.
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French mayor in court after banning pesticide use near homes
Yahoo News
Fri 23 August, 2019
A French mayor on Thursday urged a court to uphold his ban on the use of pesticides near homes in his community, saying his stance against pollution would be "vindicated by history".
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How can Australia have third-world power blackouts?
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 23 August, 2019
Australia is one of the most energy-rich nations. Blessed with an abundance of coal, gas, wind and sun, the continent also possesses both the geological stability and raw materials for nuclear power. Yet through a decade of policy mismanagement, climate wars, ad hoc subsidies, force-feeding renewables into the national energy market and anti-science gas moratoriums in the states, Victoria now confronts third-world energy choices over the summer. If the weather is hot, up to 1.3 million households could face rolling four-hour blackouts as power is rationed, according to the Australian Energy Market Operator.
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The forecast: yet another sunny day for the planet
The Australian
Fri 23 August, 2019
Most people on the planet wake up each day thinking things are getting worse. It is little wonder, given what they routinely read in newspapers or see on television. But this gloomy mood is a problem because it feeds into scare stories about how climate change will end in Armageddon.
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ERM becomes part of Shell's global power play
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 23 August, 2019
Shell's $617 million pitch for a local electricity retailer and generator is part of the oil behemoth's plan to lead the renewable revolution.
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Shell 'can become No 1' in power
The Australian
Fri 23 August, 2019
Trevor St Baker predicts Shell will use its $620m takeover of ERM Power to leapfrog Origin as the nation’s largest supplier of power to big business
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Power to the people: the home owners with $3.65 electricity bills
The Age
Fri 23 August, 2019
Cooler in summer, warmer in winter, a greater sense of community – and single-digit electricity bills … For those living in Australia’s new sustainable housing estates, what’s not to like?
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Plants are going extinct up to 350 times faster than the historical norm
The Conversation
Fri 23 August, 2019
Earth is seeing an unprecedented loss of species, which some ecologists are calling a sixth mass extinction. In May, a United Nations report warned that 1 million species are threatened by extinction. More recently, 571 plant species were declared extinct.
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GM crops: to ban or not to ban? That’s not the question
The Conversation
Fri 23 August, 2019
The South Australian government recently announced its intention to lift the long-standing statewide moratorium on genetically modified (GM) crops, following a statutory six-week consultation period.
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'A diabolical stench': Floods of complaints before pig semen smugglers jailed
WAToday
Fri 23 August, 2019
Men last week jailed over smuggling Danish pig semen into a West Australian piggery had also presided over severe, uncontrolled pollution, with authorities fielding complaints about a “disgusting” stench and piglet carcasses appearing along roadsides.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Deputy PM apologises for telling Pacific it will survive climate change as workers 'pick our fruit'
ABC News
Thu 22 August, 2019
Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack has apologised for comments about Pacific islanders being able to survive the ravages of climate change by taking fruit-picking jobs in Australia.
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The New Daily
AI Group says successive governments to blame for electricity supply crisis
The Australian
Thu 22 August, 2019
A leading industry group has criticised successive governments for the potential electricity supply crisis confronting the nation’s east coast this summer and called for politics to be put aside to secure the future of energy-intensive industries or risk “continuing underinvestment’’ in the sector which maintains key manufacturing jobs.
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Fishing industry to meet minister and urge rethink of snapper fishing ban
The Advertiser
Thu 22 August, 2019
Groups representing anglers and fishing businesses will meet the fisheries minister on Friday, urging him to reconsider a snapper ban they say will devastate their industry.
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The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
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Sanders proposes US 'Green New Deal'
News.com.au
Thu 22 August, 2019
US presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has unveiled a climate change strategy that would mobilise $US16.3 trillion ($A24 trillion) to help the US generate 100 per cent of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030 and achieve "full decarbonization" by 2050.
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Perthnow
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
Yahoo News
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Deep dive into climate change hysteria
The Australian
Thu 22 August, 2019
I have never been to Stockholm, Sweden, but I expect to travel there next year to collect my Nobel Prize, assuming of course someone nominates me. I have discovered a scientifically plausible explanation for climate change hysteria and possibly the means to cure it. Not bad for someone who could only manage a "D"’ for science in his HSC, that grading not being an abbreviation for ‘distinction’.
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Australia's climate change inaction is now bipartisan. Protest is all we have left
The Guardian
Thu 22 August, 2019
“Even though I was the one who had been assaulted, I was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. […] I will never forgive or forget what came next. I was ‘verballed’ by the police who manufactured the most incredible statements about the whole thing.”
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'A Syberian Climate by 2020'
The Daily Telegraph
Thu 22 August, 2019
Back in 2004, when many of today’s Extinction Rebellion gluebacks were still in primary school, a “secret report” revealed the destruction that would be wrought by climate change. Helpfully, this report included a detailed timeline. Let’s see how it all
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It's up to us to sort this recycling crisis with the government
The Age
Thu 22 August, 2019
Our host met us at the ticket barriers and piloted us through the laneways and back streets of Nishi-Ogikubo and up a couple of storeys in a very small lift to our Tokyo rental apartment.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Industry fund awards $150m mandate
Financial Standard
Thu 22 August, 2019
Sunsuper selected Affirmative Investment Management (AIM) to manage its first green bond mandate, which aims to achieve financial returns, and generate positive environmental and social impact projects.
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Climate-mining debate must respect regions
News.com.au
Thu 22 August, 2019
Business groups say people in regional Australia must be listened to amid debate over the impact of the resources sector on climate change.
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NT News
Perthnow
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Canberra Times
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
The West Australian
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$10 billion climate fund in investor sights
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 22 August, 2019
Private investment funds are circling Australia's Clean Energy Finance Corporation hoping for a sale of the $10 billion government-owned organisation, as its head flags a major shift in how taxpayer funds are used to support the booming industry.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Our most abundant energy source that doesn’t emit greenhouse gases
The New Daily
Thu 22 August, 2019
It’s the most abundant element in the world. It can fuel vehicles, homes and power-intensive industries. It could be half the cost of electricity within 30 years. And it produces zero carbon emissions.
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Mining giants seek huge wind and solar projects to justify CopperString 2.0
Reneweconomy
Thu 22 August, 2019
A $1 billion plan to extend the National Electricity Market almost 1000km across northern Queensland to a region with a world class minerals industry has set in motion what is being described as “Australia’s largest industrial de-carbonisation initiative.”
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Queensland to unleash croc-spotting drones
Government News
Thu 22 August, 2019
The Australian developers of the world’s first life-saver drones have announced a partnership with the Queensland government to use the technology to track crocodiles.
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Climate change impacts on soil wreak unseen devastation
Foreground
Thu 22 August, 2019
In a four-year study, Australian scientists have built a network of greenhouses and rain shelters to simulate what climate change will do to soils. While undertaken in biodiverse shrubland in Western Australia, the results have implications for soil health everywhere, including our cities.
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The sky never goes dark while the Amazon burns
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 22 August, 2019
Humaita, Brazil | There are no lights in sight but the night sky glows a dusky yellow, for the Amazon is burning.
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Dr Adam Cross: Rebuilding our fragile landscapes
Particle
Thu 22 August, 2019
WA’s Woodside Early Career Scientist of the Year says our landscapes are as rich in minerals as biodiversity. How do we make sure the landscape recovers?
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The rise of the repairers is subversive… but excellent news
The Fifth Estate
Thu 22 August, 2019
In Sweden you get a tax deduction for fixing the TV instead of throwing it out. Victoria now has 25 repair cafes and there are more springing up around the country. Be warned – this subversive movement is sweeping Australia, fighting waste, excess consumerism and built-in obsolescence.
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Recyclable stockpile will be staying put for now
The Mercury
Thu 22 August, 2019
Southern Tasmanians are being urged to continue to recycle while a solution is sought to deal with the current crisis in the industry.
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NT News
The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
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Indon man walks 700km backward for forests
7 News
Thu 22 August, 2019
An Indonesian man is walking more than 700 kilometres backward from his village in eastern Java to the country's capital to raise awareness about deforestation.
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The Canberra Times
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