Issue date : Mon 9 September, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 45 Seconds
Number of items : 56
Tassal pipeline leaves east coast council high and dry
ABC News
Mon 9 September, 2019
A Tasmanian council has asked the state's largest salmon farming company to bail it out of a financial crisis, having blown all the money it borrowed for a dam and pipeline project and not having enough to finish either.
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Councils swoop to find magpie solutions
Government News
Mon 9 September, 2019
Councils across Australia are seeking ways to manage magpie swooping season after the killing of an “aggressive and uncharacteristically territorial” bird by a Sydney Council sparked a community backlash.
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Greens want Victorians to climate strike
9 News
Mon 9 September, 2019
Victoria's public servants would be able to ditch work to attend a climate strike without getting in trouble under a motion put forward by the Greens.
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7 News
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
Yahoo News
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Why your lights will stay on without Liddell's coal power
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 9 September, 2019
The looming closure of the old Liddell coal power station in the Hunter Valley has become a political football. With NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet declaring energy security to be one of the biggest challenges facing the economy, and federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor setting up a taskforce to examine ways to keep Liddell operating, NSW energy consumers are probably wondering whether they should be concerned.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Strident journos thwart climate debate
The Australian
Mon 9 September, 2019
Journalists support whistleblowers who take a stand — but that tolerance doesn’t apply to anyone speaking out against climate groupthink.
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‘Subtropical’ Brisbane office tower on its way
Architecture AU
Mon 9 September, 2019
A John Wardle Architects designed 15-storey office tower in central Brisbane that harnesses “the qualities of a subtropical environment” has been approved by Brisbane City Council.
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Time for New Zealand to cut emissions from its construction sector and get its quality up to scratch
The Fifth Estate
Mon 9 September, 2019
In response to a recent report highlighting New Zealand’s problem with embodied carbon in construction, the head of a metal industry organisation Nick Collins has suggested carbon is only part of the story and that a wider approach is needed to clean up the construction industry, which includes a bigger role for the local metal manufacturing sector.
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Super corals can handle acid, heat and suffocation
Cosmos
Mon 9 September, 2019
Climate change is rapidly changing the oceans, driving coral reefs around the world to breaking point. Widely publicised marine heatwaves aren’t the only threat corals are facing: the seas are increasingly acidic, have less oxygen in them, and are gradually warming as a whole.
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'Silicon Valley of solar': NSW to set interim carbon reduction targets
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 8 September, 2019
NSW will set interim carbon reduction targets to guide its economy to net-zero emissions by 2050 in the latest sign the Berejiklian government plans to beef up its climate change action.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Qld bushfires linked to climate change
News.com.au
Sun 8 September, 2019
Queensland's acting premier Jackie Trad has praised the state's front line service workers who are battling the fiery and "unprecedented" effects of climate change this year.
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Queensland fisheries face tighter regulations, but industry is not happy
ABC Rural
Sun 8 September, 2019
New fishing regulations announced by the Queensland Government could seriously harm regional communities, limit the supply of fresh seafood and force long-term fishers out of the industry, the peak seafood body has said.
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Pope pleads with Madagascans to protect rainforest
Yahoo News
Sun 8 September, 2019
Pope Francis on Saturday made an impassioned plea to Madagascans to protect the Indian Ocean's unique environment from "excessive deforestation", on the second leg of his African tour.
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SBS World News Australia
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Mick Jagger has broken his silence on politics to slam the US President for ‘tearing apart’ America
News.com.au
Sun 8 September, 2019
Rock legend Mick Jagger has made a rare entry into the war that is modern politics by attacking US President Donald Trump for his rudeness, lies and for “tearing apart” environment controls in America.
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The Weekly Times
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Ten Daily
Mick Jagger Attacks Trump On His Environmental Policies
7 News
Mick Jagger attacks Trump on environment
Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
Yahoo News
Mick Jagger blasts Trump for bad manners, lies, environment
Threat of summer blackouts highlights the need for reliable energy
The Age
Sun 8 September, 2019
Recent media coverage has raised already high concerns that Victoria's energy system is in a parlous state. The threat of more than a million households suffering late-summer blackouts has only raised the volume of rancorous blame shifting between the state and Commonwealth governments. There are better choices.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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How do we get women in climate leadership?
The Canberra Times
Sun 8 September, 2019
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report shows that in 2018, most of the natural hazards which affected nearly 62 million people were associated with extreme weather and climate. Floods continue to affect the largest number of people, more than 35 million globally. Hurricanes are becoming billion-dollar disasters and the exposure of agriculture to climate extremes is threatening food security.
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Aboriginal land claim threatens to stall divisive Katoomba airfield lease
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 8 September, 2019
An unresolved land claim by a local Aboriginal group is complicating efforts to award a controversial long-term lease over a dirt airstrip in Katoomba in the Blue Mountains.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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'An omen': Queensland, NSW fire crews battle out-of-control blazes
SBS World News Australia
Sun 8 September, 2019
Queensland is in uncharted territory as crews battle to get the upper hand in the worst start to the fire season on record, as the state's fire chief warns this is an 'omen' of things to come.
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Typhoon kills three in South Korea before moving to North Korea
News.com.au
Sun 8 September, 2019
One of the most powerful typhoons to ever hit South Korea has swept the country, toppling trees, grounding planes and causing at least three deaths before moving on to North Korea.
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7 News
NT News
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Canberra Times
The Daily Telegraph
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Herald Sun
The Newcastle Herald
The Weekly Times
South American leaders meet on Amazon
News.com.au
Sat 7 September, 2019
A summit of South America's leaders called amid global alarm at fires in the Amazon has reached little unity on the scale of the crisis or what action to take.
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7 News
NT News
The Australian
The Canberra Times
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
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South32 stands by alliances on climate change
The Australian
Sat 7 September, 2019
South32 has defended its membership of industry associations amid scrutiny of the climate change stance of miners.
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Four homes lost, one firefighter critical as 'unprecedented' fires blaze across NSW
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 7 September, 2019
Four homes and a shooting range have been destroyed, and a volunteer firefighter has been severely burned as "unprecedented" September conditions wreaked havoc for fire crews across the state on Saturday.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Amazon deforestation in Brazil triples, pointing to more fires to come
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 7 September, 2019
Brasilia: Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest rose for the fourth straight month in August from a year earlier, according to preliminary government data released on Friday, adding to concerns over fires already ravaging the region.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Recycling rethink: Victorians getting to the bottom of their bins
The Age
Sat 7 September, 2019
Grant Brooker is no eco-warrior. But over the last few months, he has set up four old Australia Post sorting tubs outside his back door. When time comes to discard a newspaper or tin can, instead of putting it into his home’s yellow-lidded bin, he puts it into one of the tubs out back.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Pop sensation Eilish urges fans to join climate protests
Yahoo News
Sat 7 September, 2019
Pop star Billie Eilish has called on her millions of fans all over the world to participate in massive climate change protests planned for later this month.
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Contentious claim watered down in final Natural Resources Commission report
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 6 September, 2019
A contentious claim which suggests Coalition-introduced changes to the Barwon-Darling water plan pushed the river into drought three years quicker has been watered down in the final report into the crisis issued by the Natural Resources Commission on Friday.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Rising temperatures get snake season off to an early start
The New Daily
Fri 6 September, 2019
Startling discoveries of snakes in ovens and under couches could become more common in Australian homes as rising temperatures force the reptiles to seek new habitats earlier than usual.
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Slow, intense and unrelenting: The science behind Dorian's most dangerous qualities
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 6 September, 2019
The science connecting climate change to hurricanes such as Dorian is strong. Warmer oceans fuel more extreme storms; rising sea levels bolster storm surge and lead to worse floods. Just this northern summer, after analysing more than 70 years of Atlantic hurricane data, NASA scientist Tim Hall reported that storms have become much more likely to "stall" over land, prolonging the time when a community is subjected to devastating winds and drenching rain.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Climate Change Protests Bring Melbourne CBD To A Halt Before AFL Qualifying Final
Pedestrian
Fri 6 September, 2019
A huge climate change protest has ravaged Melbourne’s CBD on Friday night, with more than 300 university students and other young people blocking intersections across the city.
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7 News
Climate protesters disrupt Melbourne CBD
Perthnow
The West Australian
Yahoo News
The Age
About 300 climate protesters block trams and cars on Flinders Street
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday