Issue date : Mon 26 August, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 13 Seconds
Number of items : 38
The Amazon fires and the dilemma for climate scientists
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 26 August, 2019
As fires rage across the Amazon – dubbed the "lungs of the planet" given it produces 20 per cent of the oxygen in the atmosphere – and while forests are ablaze in Siberia, Alaska, Greenland, southern Europe and parts of Australia, climate scientists might be justified in saying: "We told you so."
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Ports, airports owned by big super funds to cut their emissions
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 26 August, 2019
Some of the nation’s busiest airports and ports will be forced to cut their carbon emissions to meet targets set by industry superannuation funds and their members.
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The Age
Super funds set carbon targets for $10bn worth of infrastructure assets
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
The Guardian
Ausgrid and Melbourne Airport commit to emissions reduction targets
Ironstone sees coal power demise fuelling clean investment
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 26 August, 2019
New coal power generation is “uninvestable” in Australia without government support given a looming squeeze on the economics of coal power that will likely force all but the newest, lowest cost brown coal plants out of the market early, according to energy and infrastructure bankers at Ironstone Capital.
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Amazon fires: world’s lungs are burning
The Australian
Mon 26 August, 2019
It was only a matter of time before the explosive tensions between Brazil’s newly elected strongman President, Jair Bolsonaro, and the world’s climate change ambitions burst into flames.
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Church backs climate strike for its 10,000 students
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 26 August, 2019
The religious organisation behind some of Sydney's most prestigious private schools has endorsed its 10,000 students and their teachers skipping class for next month's climate change rally, as part of a broader push to respond to the "crisis confronting the planet".
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Climate change sees Greenland thaw into a global hotspot
The Australian
Sun 25 August, 2019
Donald Trump’s plan to buy the island was mocked but as the climate warms, its mineral resources and position in the Arctic put it at the heart of world affairs.
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Rising force: How Extinction Rebellion hopes to make a difference
The Age
Sun 25 August, 2019
The arrest of 56 protesters in Brisbane earlier this month marked the beginning of a wave of environmental strikes across the planet planned to ratchet up this Spring.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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Fires raging in Brazil's Amazon rainforest
9 News
Sun 25 August, 2019
Six states in Brazil's Amazon region have requested military help to combat record fires that are tearing through the rainforest, provoking an international outcry because of the Amazon's central role in combating global warming.
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Labor urges more to protect the Amazon
9 News
Sat 24 August, 2019
The Australian Labor Party is urging the Morrison government to do everything it can to encourage Brazil to take action to protect the Amazon rainforest from raging fires.
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7 News
SBS World News Australia
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
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Radical plan to halt mammal extinctions in NSW
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 24 August, 2019
NSW will embark on a radical new plan to save threatened species by building special “exclosures” in national parks, including near Sydney, the state’s Energy and Environment Minister Matt Kean has said.
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France threatens economic retaliation over Amazon fires
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 24 August, 2019
Biarritz: In a sharp escalation of tensions over fires ravaging the Amazon, France has accused Brazil's president of having lied to French leader Emmanuel Macron and threatened to block a European Union trade deal with South American states including Brazil.
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Amazon fire: President Bolsonaro sends military to fight blaze ahead of G7
News.com.au
Sat 24 August, 2019
The Amazon is known as “the lungs of the Earth” because it produces more than 20 per cent of the world’s oxygen. So who’s fighting the fire?
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The Daily Telegraph
The Weekly Times
Australia can no longer dodge responsibility for its fossil fuel exports
The Canberra Times
Sat 24 August, 2019
If fuelling global carbon pollution with fossil fuel exports was an Olympic sport, Australia would get a podium place. New Australia Institute research shows Australia is the third largest exporter of fossil fuels in the world - behind only Russia and Saudi Arabia. This expansive role in fossil fuels quashes Australia's ability to meet its Paris Agreement targets and causes consternation with our Pacific neighbours. But if you're to believe our federal Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, Angus Taylor, protecting Australia's national interest means not just maintaining the fossil fuel industry, but expanding it.
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Emele Ugavule The real threat of climate change
The Saturday Paper
Sat 24 August, 2019
I’ve never met anyone with a memory as sharp as my mother, Lesina Ateli-Ugavule. She is a true orator, passionate about honouring the stories of our peoples. Each story she spins breathes life into my ancestors, weaving together family trees that extend more than seven generations, conjuring vivid images of the events that disrupted their lives.
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Highway upgrade must be reassessed
The Age
Sat 24 August, 2019
Fresh concerns are now plaguing the proposed duplication of 12 kilometres of the Western Highway between Buangor and Ararat. Today, The Sunday Age reports that a key report into the environmental damage that would occur to sacred trees of the Djab Wurrung people was overlooked when federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley gave her OK a month ago.
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100 years of the Great Ocean Road
ABC News
Sat 24 August, 2019
As weary soldiers returned from WWI, many swapped their guns for shovels and began work on Victoria's Great Ocean Road. But 100 years on, this engineering feat is under pressure from the relentless battering of the Southern Ocean and a booming tourism industry.
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Costa Georgiadis on why it's easy being green
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 24 August, 2019
Gardening Australia's Costa Georgiadis' trademark beard is less fashion statement, more sustainability statement.
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Fashion labels make G7 environment pledge
News.com.au
Fri 23 August, 2019
The pact to help protect the environment signed by 32 fashion companies including the likes of Adidas, Burberry, and Prada will be presented at the G7 summit.
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NT News
The Australian
The Canberra Times
The Daily Telegraph
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Newcastle Herald
The Weekly Times
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Industry guidance touts untested tech as climate fix
Yahoo News
Fri 23 August, 2019
Draft guidelines for how industry fights climate change promote the widespread use of untested technologies that experts fear could undermine efforts to slash planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions, AFP can reveal.
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Greening Singapore
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 23 August, 2019
The postcard image of Singapore used to be the statue of the Merlion on the edge of the harbour. Not any more.
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