Issue date : Mon 2 September, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 51 Seconds
Number of items : 69
AgForce backs calls for review of consensus science on Great Barrier Reef
The Guardian
Mon 2 September, 2019
Queensland’s most influential farm lobby group, AgForce, has backed calls for a review of consensus science on the Great Barrier Reef, as the state’s agricultural sector intensifies its campaign against proposed water quality regulations.
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China's 'Belt and Road' risks Paris climate goals: analysis
Yahoo News
Mon 2 September, 2019
Carbon-heavy development in countries part of China's Belt and Road Initiative could render the Paris climate goals unreachable, according to a new analysis on the gargantuan global infrastructure project released Monday.
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A path from the left to nuclear power
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 2 September, 2019
When an advanced industrial economy is unable to guarantee electricity will flow to factories, hospitals, and homes during the heat waves that appear to be becoming more common on this dry continent – or reasonably priced power on other days – society will, at some point, conclude that energy policy has failed and demand a solution from their political institutions.
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Glencore and Peabody targeted by scope 3 overreach
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 2 September, 2019
The carbon conditional approval offered by the NSW Independent Planning Commission to plans to re-open a coal mine that Glencore shut-in more than a decade ago is yet another example of government policy snatching by regulators driven by climate zeal.
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Greener home doesn't have to cost the earth
The Canberra Times
Mon 2 September, 2019
Four years ago, we bought a modest 1980s ex-government house. We deliberately bought a small property, as we had the idea to spend the rest of our budget on retrofitting our home along sustainable lines.v
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Coal miner's climate report sets precedent
The Australian
Mon 2 September, 2019
Whitehaven is likely to become the world’s first pureplay coal company to report against the global climate framework.
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Miners face higher bar to maintain 'social licence', report warns
The Age
Mon 2 September, 2019
Mining companies face the loss of their social licence, conflict with communities and potentially costly lawsuits if they are unable to demonstrate they are going beyond their required stakeholder and environmental obligations, warns a report from Deloitte.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Science history: How the bunnies got their power
Cosmos
Mon 2 September, 2019
A 2004 article on the history of batteries written to promote a Canadian company begins: “The battery is one of the most important man-made inventions”.
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Marsupial habitat burnt in north Qld
News.com.au
Mon 2 September, 2019
Environmentalists say parts of a Queensland property set aside for a small and protected marsupial has been burnt down.
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NT News
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
The Weekly Times
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Grim fire season looms but many Australians remain unprepared
The Conversation
Mon 2 September, 2019
Bushfires are predicted to be worse than normal across much of Australia this summer but research shows many people, especially those in high-risk areas, remain unprepared.
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Gene found for drought-resistant crops
7 News
Mon 2 September, 2019
The discovery of a gene in barley responsible for drought resistance will help future-proof crops against some of the effects of climate change, scientists believe.
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News.com.au
The Advertiser
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
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NSW's 'ecosystem in crisis' will need to wait a little longer
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 2 September, 2019
A fix to the river crisis gripping the state's parched west will be delayed, with leaked emails showing a key report into the bungled water-sharing plan, which was due to be submitted to cabinet on Monday, is "no longer on track".
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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How international volunteers are responding to climate change
ProBono Australia News
Mon 2 September, 2019
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. It will take more than scientists, meteorologists and activists to address it. Complex, global problems require everyone's attention.
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How to get people to eat bugs and drink sewage
The Conversation
Mon 2 September, 2019
In wealthy societies we’ve become increasingly picky about what we eat. The “wrong” fruits and vegetables, the “wrong” animal parts, and the “wrong” animals inspire varying degrees of “yuck”.
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Govt asleep at wheel on biosecurity: Labor
News.com.au
Sun 1 September, 2019
Labor says the federal government has missed another deadline to assist biosecurity protections for food security, food safety and Australia's international brands.
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9 News
The Geelong Advertiser
Yahoo News
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Pope urges everyone to change lifestyle to save planet
Yahoo News
Sun 1 September, 2019
Pope Francis called Sunday on individuals across the world to make changes to their daily habits to stop climate change in its tracks, and to put pressure on their leaders "before it's too late".
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Piers Akerman: Vain acts in the name of climate change are irrelevant to the planet
The Daily Telegraph
Sun 1 September, 2019
It’s difficult to determine which is the most vainglorious act — the crossing of the Atlantic by teen Greta Thunberg aboard a yacht, the purchase of vanity licence plate NOO O1L for a Tesla, or the Northern Beaches Council’s vote to declare a ­climate emergency.
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How green are green bonds?
In the Black
Sun 1 September, 2019
The popularity of green bonds is surging, but they still struggle to show they are helping green assets get built.
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Geelong businesses challenged to develop solutions to growing waste issues
The Geelong Advertiser
Sun 1 September, 2019
Not that long ago, televisions were built and bought to last 20 years. Now, with an average life span of five years, they are another disposable commodity adding to our soaring e-waste issues. But it’s an opportunity for a Geelong dairy.
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Hunger for concrete eats away at mountains
Yahoo News
Sun 1 September, 2019
From Cyprus to New Zealand, Lebanon and beyond, environmentalists worry about the proliferation of quarries in a world ever more greedy for concrete.
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How big is your pet's environmental paw-print?
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 1 September, 2019
Increasing number of pet owners are trying to reduce their pet dogs and cats' ecological paw-print by substituting vegetarian and vegan foods for meat, often with unintended welfare consequences.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Pole caught in customs web with tarantula haul
Yahoo News
Sun 1 September, 2019
Customs officials caught a Polish man was after trying to smuggle nearly 100 tarantula spiders in his luggage, at Cayenne airport, French Guiana, regional officials told AFP Saturday.
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'Potential to scare tourists away': Bitter dispute engulfs Katoomba airfield
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 1 September, 2019
Helicopter joy flights could soon be buzzing over the heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park, as the state government considers awarding a 50-year lease to commercialise a small airstrip near Katoomba.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Brazil's Amazon basin fires keep surging
Yahoo News
Sun 1 September, 2019
The number of fires in Brazil's Amazon basin is still on the rise, even though the government has banned burning, officials said Saturday.
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Waratah is an icon of the Aussie bush (and very nearly our national emblem)
The Conversation
Sun 1 September, 2019
On one of my first field trips as a young student, searching in sweltering September heat for banksia trees in the bush around Sydney, my eye was caught by a flash of remarkable crimson. Trudging over the red dust, we saw the beautiful waratah flower.
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Warm start to spring a glimpse of what's to come
The Age
Sun 1 September, 2019
The first day of spring in Melbourne began with blue skies and warm temperatures and ended with a return to grey, gloomy clouds and rain, but the warm weather is set to return during the week.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Minister pledges to boost action on reef
The Canberra Times
Sat 31 August, 2019
Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley insists the government is committed to improving the Great Barrier Reef which a new report lists as having a "very poor" outlook.
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7 News
9 News
Perthnow
Ten Daily
The West Australian
Yahoo News
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LNG proves its worth to global environment
The Australian
Sat 31 August, 2019
Backed by CSIRO research, Angus Taylor has highlighted the contribution gas exports make to global emissions reductions.
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Brazil seeks US aid to fight Amazon fires
The Canberra Times
Sat 31 August, 2019
Brazil's foreign minister says his country is successfully extinguishing the fires in the Amazon region that have generated international concern after discussing the situation with President Donald Trump at the White House.
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7 News
Perthnow
SBS World News Australia
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
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Amazon fires ignite a burning hypocrisy
The Australian
Sat 31 August, 2019
When the smoke finally clears from the Amazon jungle fires that have cast a long shadow over Brazil this week, the world still will be left to ponder a crucial question: everyone wants to save the Amazon, but who is going to foot the bill?
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Tracking the giants of the deep
ABC News
Sat 31 August, 2019
Covering thousands of kilometres in a light plane, an aerial survey is documenting the remarkable recovery of the southern right whale.
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Polar star
The Australian
Sat 31 August, 2019
On a safari to see the wild five of Manitoba, Canada, one animal shines above all others.
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Greta Thunberg takes school strike to UN
9 News
Sat 31 August, 2019
Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg has taken her weekly campaign for greater action on climate change to the gates of the UN, urging "everyone who cares about our future" to join her when world leaders gather in New York next month.
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7 News
SBS World News Australia
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
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Greta Thunberg's Message To 'Insane' Climate Deniers
Ten Daily
Sat 31 August, 2019
Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg has crossed the ocean on a yacht, and has a message for Donald Trump and other climate change deniers.
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Only 10% of sugarcane growers in reef catchment properly managing runoff
The Guardian
Fri 30 August, 2019
Less than 10% of sugarcane growers in Great Barrier Reef catchments are using appropriate land management practices for reef health, according to a major report that underlines the need for new regulations proposed by the Queensland government.
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The Great Barrier Reef is not dead ... long live the reef
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 30 August, 2019
The Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report is frank about the challenges we face in protecting the reef. It informs the steps we can and will take in building the resilience of the reef and in doing so it underlines the complexity of debate surrounding this World Heritage wonder.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Surge of new ESG products to woo investors
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 30 August, 2019
After a decade of largely stagnant ethical investment offerings, the last two years have seen a significant number of new products hit the market. Experts say this is an indication investment products with environmental, social and governance themes are poised to become mainstream.
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