Issue date : Fri 13 September, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 45 Seconds
Number of items : 56
Coal still produces most of Australia's electricity, report finds
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 13 September, 2019
Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor has rejected claims by the Clean Energy Council that Australia's renewable investment has stalled due to a lack of national energy policy.
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Nuclear power should be allowed in Australia – but only with a carbon price
The Conversation
Fri 13 September, 2019
Looking at the state of policy on energy and climate change in Australia, it’s tempting to give in to despair. At the national level, following the abandonment of the National Energy Guarantee last year, we have no coherent energy policy and no serious policy to address climate change.
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Rio Tinto a familiar target in Scope 3 wars
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 13 September, 2019
Market Forces has signalled it will expand the ballooning “Scope 3” wars by reprising efforts to corral Rio Tinto into setting firm targets that would somehow align the emissions its products eventually generate with targets set in the Paris Agreement.
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Australia a climate lagger not a world leader
The Canberra Times
Fri 13 September, 2019
It is most disturbing, and almost inexplicable, that Australia still doesn't have a Climate Action Plan for our inevitable transition to a low carbon society by 2050.
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Extreme weather prompts APRA to consider climate change
Money Management
Fri 13 September, 2019
The frequency of extreme high temperatures during Autumn 2019 was 96% above the long-term average, according to the Australian Actuaries Climate Index, forcing organisations such as the Australian Prudential and Regulatory Authority (APRA) to consider how they are going to handle climate change.
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Sendle creates stickers of Aussie animals wearing gas masks to challenge Australia Post’s carbon offset announcement
Mumbrella
Fri 13 September, 2019
Carbon-neutral parcel delivery service Sendle has challenged Australia Post to start offsetting the carbon emissions of its deliveries immediately, following Australia Post’s announcement that it intends to to introduce carbon neutral delivery for parcels sent through its Post Office and My Post Business channels.
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BHP backs US biotech for climate-friendly mine rehab solution
Australian Mining
Fri 13 September, 2019
BHP has taken a stake in United States biotech Cemvita Factory, a start-up company that is developing bio-engineered pathways that support carbon dioxide sequestration and utilisation.
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Brown coal in sharp decline as power plants close and renewables rise
The Age
Fri 13 September, 2019
Australia's dependence on burning brown coal to produce power is diminishing, new figures reveal, as ageing coal-fired power stations close and the use of black coal, gas and renewable energy increases.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Two Australian airports receive highest score worldwide for sustainability
Infrastructure Magazine
Fri 13 September, 2019
The Australia Pacific Airports Corporation (APAC) has been recognised for its commitment to sustainability, with the highest global score for an airport awarded to the Corporation by the 2019 GRESB Infrastructure Assessment.
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6 of the most beautiful eco-friendly homes in Australia
Better Homes & Gardens
Fri 13 September, 2019
Building or renovating a home from sustainable products and making it eco-friendly is possible. In fact, Australia is one of the top 10 countries for the highest numbers of eco-friendly accommodation listing on Airbnb. We’ve rounded up some of the most beautiful eco-listing here for your perusal.
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California lawmakers ban exotic animals at circuses
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 13 September, 2019
Sacramento: Circuses in California would no longer be allowed to include wild animals under a bill state legislators sent to Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday.
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Researchers find the ocean’s missing plastic
Cosmos
Fri 13 September, 2019
Millions of tonnes of plastic is trapped along the world’s coastlines and will eventually find its way into the ocean, according to new research.
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Cricket encouraged to allow shorts in response to climate change
News.com.au
Fri 13 September, 2019
A joint report by sports researchers and environmental academics unveiled this week in England urges cricket authorities to introduce “heat rules” including allowing players to wear shorts in response to climate change.
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Gucci goes carbon neutral in bid to tackle climate crisis
The Guardian
Fri 13 September, 2019
As the fashion industry continues to address its role in the climate crisis, Italy’s most valuable luxury brand has said it has become an entirely carbon neutral company.
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Long-awaited koala habitat map aimed at curbing habitat destruction
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 12 September, 2019
The Berejiklian government has released its first standardised maps identifying key habitats for koalas in a bid to halt the rapid decrease in their numbers.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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High Court boosts Queensland councils' power to limit land clearing
The Brisbane Times
Thu 12 September, 2019
Queensland councils have won reinforced powers to control land clearing in a High Court decision that affects one-fifth of the state’s land mass, an area the size of Malaysia.
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The Age
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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New Japan minister wants nuclear power end
7 News
Thu 12 September, 2019
Japan's newly installed environment minister, Shinjiro Koizumi, wants the country to close down nuclear reactors to avoid a repeat of the Fukushima catastrophe in 2011.
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The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
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US House of Reps passes oil drill ban
7 News
Thu 12 September, 2019
The US House of Representatives has passed a bill to permanently ban offshore drilling in Atlantic and Pacific coastal waters, as well as off Florida's Gulf Coast, a move Florida lawmakers say will help the state's tourism industry and military installations.
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The Canberra Times
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Is declaring a climate emergency such a good idea?
The Age
Thu 12 September, 2019
The Greens’ parliamentary motion this week asking Parliament to declare a “climate emergency” makes perfect sense as a political manoeuvre. It reinforces the Greens’ unambiguous position on the matter.
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ENVIRONMENT: Waste not...
Fishing World
Thu 12 September, 2019
RECENTLY the ABC ran a story on an export marine product that’s “more lucrative than abalone”. This product sells on Asian markets for between $500 and $800 per kilo. What is it? Black jewfish swim bladders, considered to be both a delicacy and an aphrodisiac.
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Hostplus chief Sam Sicilia hits back at activists on climate change
The Age
Thu 12 September, 2019
The chief investment officer of $43 billion super fund Hostplus has hit back at climate change activists for pressuring institutional investors to sell off fossil-fuel assets, declaring that divesting shares of coal miners "achieves nothing."
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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The Australian Financial Review
Divesting coal is 'weak': Hostplus CIO
Foresight Group launches fund for small scale renewables
The Fifth Estate
Thu 12 September, 2019
A new fund for smaller-scale renewable energy projects in Australia has been launched by the Foresight Group, a UK-based infrastructure and private equity investment manager.
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Rare black rhinos relocated to Tanzania
News.com.au
Thu 12 September, 2019
Nine black rhinos have been relocated from South Africa to Tanzania's Serengeti national park in a bid to restore the population of the endangered species.
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The Australian
The Canberra Times
The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Newcastle Herald
The Weekly Times
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Why are our rainforests burning?
Pursuit
Thu 12 September, 2019
Many of us may think the wet, humid conditions in a rainforest makes them unburnable, but bushfires in Australia and the Amazon are proving otherwise
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'It’s going to be a bad year': Victoria's bushfire threat looms large
The Age
Thu 12 September, 2019
Parts of Victoria face their worst bushfire threat since Black Saturday left 173 people dead a decade ago, with years of low rainfall turning swaths of the state into a tinderbox.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Paris, four other French cities ban use of pesticides
Yahoo News
Thu 12 September, 2019
Paris and four other French cities on Thursday banned the use of synthetic pesticides within their boundaries, as an anti-chemicals movement that began in the countryside gains momentum.
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'Little Mermaid' can help save oceans, says Bardem
Yahoo News
Thu 12 September, 2019
Javier Bardem is deep in talks to play King Triton in "The Little Mermaid" -- but the Spanish actor has already gone under the sea for his new ocean documentary premiering at the Toronto film festival.
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Style icons slam throwaway fashion culture
Yahoo News
Thu 12 September, 2019
British style icons including designer Vivienne Westwood and model Lily Cole condemned throwaway fashion culture as London Fashion Week got under way on Friday.
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Why We're Obsessed With This Sustainable Brand Collaboration
Marie Claire
Thu 12 September, 2019
When two brands find a synergy between one another, magic happens. That sentiment is only proved by the partnership between denim brand Neuw and Australian jewellery label Holly Ryan. Aligned by their goal to minimise environmental impact, Neuw Denim and Holly Ryan have collaborated on a five-piece, limited-edition capsule collection.
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