Issue date : Tue 24 September, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 31 Seconds
Number of items : 65
Greta Thunberg joins climate change activists filing complaint at UN summit against carbon-polluting countries
ABC News
Tue 24 September, 2019
Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has captured the world's attention in a fierce and passionate speech at the United Nations headquarters, accusing world leaders of failing to act on climate change.
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PM Morrison holds fast to emissions target
News.com.au
Tue 24 September, 2019
As the UN head calls on countries to do more on climate change, Prime Minister Scott Morrison is steadfastly stuck to the pledge Tony Abbott made for Australia.
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7 News
NT News
SBS World News Australia
The Australian
The Newcastle Herald
The Weekly Times
Yahoo News
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Climate action is important, but how good is cardboard box recycling!
Reneweconomy
Tue 24 September, 2019
Scott Morrison might have declined to attend the 2019 global Climate Summit in New York, and his government might have no policies in place to drive down Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions, but boy does he have a plan to combat catastrophic global warming: put the blame on China and recycle cardboard boxes.
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David Attenborough slams Australian PM on climate record
Triple J Hack
Tue 24 September, 2019
Sir David Attenborough has slammed Prime Minister Scott Morrison's support for new coal mines and lack of action on climate change, in his most damning assessment yet of Australia's environmental record.
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Scott Morrison holds out on UN push for deeper emissions cuts
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 24 September, 2019
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is holding out against a United Nation’s push to seek deeper cuts to greenhouse gas emissions as he makes the case for China to do more on the problem as a newly developed economy.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Morrison’s ‘practical’ green plan to focus on plastic pollution and recycling
The Australian
Tue 24 September, 2019
Scott Morrison is sharpening his political agenda on the environment to focus on reducing plastic pollution in the Pacific Ocean and building a sustainable recycling program in Australia, in a bid to shift ideologically driven debate away from global climate change targets to more practical solutions.
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Taylor finally calls COAG energy meeting - in two months
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 24 September, 2019
Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor has finally announced a COAG energy council meeting will be held this year – on November 22 in Perth.
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Donald Trump ‘ignores’ climate activist Greta Thunberg in New York
The Herald Sun
Tue 24 September, 2019
A clip of US President Donald Trump walking past teen climate activist Greta Thunberg in the corridors of the United Nations in New York has gone viral.
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The Advertiser
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
Time to up the ante on climate change strategy
The Australian
Tue 24 September, 2019
A sobering lesson from the latest UN science report on climate is not how much still needs to be done but how little has been achieved for all the effort and money already spent.
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Progress cutting emissions elusive despite the dollars
The Australian
Tue 24 September, 2019
At the UN’s special climate summit in New York this week, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants nations to come up with new abatement proposals a year earlier than the 2020 deadline that is in the Paris Agreement. Yet a new UN-backed report warns countries must triple their efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions to meet the Paris goal of limiting warming to below 2C.
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Greta Thunberg's mad speech applauded by hysterics. How dare they?
The Herald Sun
Tue 24 September, 2019
This is insane. Adults applaud a disturbed girl for saying absurdly apocalyptic things at a United Nations climate conference at which Australia is banned from speaking for being too rational:
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Australia has dodged global attention on fossil fuels because of assiduous diplomatic efforts
The Guardian
Tue 24 September, 2019
António Guterres is this week hosting a major gathering of world leaders in an attempt to accelerate global action on climate change. The UN secretary general has made tackling fossil fuels, and especially coal, central to the summit’s success. He has urged governments to stop permitting new coal-fired power stations to be built and to phase out subsidies for fossil fuels.
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Kepco urged to continue talk mine talks
The Australian
Tue 24 September, 2019
Kepco has been encouraged to hold talks with the NSW government over rebooting its rejected Bylong coal mine.
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South Australia unveils plans for 100% renewable hydrogen economy
Reneweconomy
Tue 24 September, 2019
South Australia has outlined plans for a 100 per cent renewable hydrogen economy, saying that its enormous wind and solar resources, saying there is nowhere else in the world as well positioned to produce, consume and export 100% green hydrogen.
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We can make roof tiles with built-in solar cells – now the challenge is to make them cheaper
The Conversation
Tue 24 September, 2019
Despite being such a sunkissed country, Australia is still lagging behind in the race to embrace solar power. While solar panels adorn hundreds of thousands of rooftops throughout the nation, we have not yet seen the logical next step: buildings with solar photovoltaic cells as an integral part of their structure.
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Clean energy technology is drawing inspiration from nature
Cosmos
Tue 24 September, 2019
When we think about renewable energy, we think of rolling fields with windmills or industrial rooftops covered in silicon solar panels designed by human engineers in high-tech labs. As engineers work to make energy systems more efficient and affordable, some are finding inspiration in nature.
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Amazon orders 100,000 electric vans
Logistics & Materials Handling
Tue 24 September, 2019
Amazon has ordered 100,000 electric vans from US start-up Rivian the largest order ever of electric delivery vehicles.
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Corals need a lot of help from their friends
Cosmos
Tue 24 September, 2019
New research has supplied unique insights at a genetic level into how corals collaborate with their microscopic partners – including algae, bacteria and archaea – to grow and thrive.
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Unique school fundraiser boosts morale in drought-stricken Dingo
ABC News
Tue 24 September, 2019
Hundreds of feral pig carcasses have been brought to a racetrack in central Queensland as part of a competition where almost everyone is a winner — especially a nearby crocodile farm.
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Your cat could just be playing hard to get
Cosmos
Tue 24 September, 2019
Cats might seem aloof, but new research shows they become just as attached to their humans as dogs and even children.
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Trust in science wavers because of messaging, not method
Cosmos
Tue 24 September, 2019
In a period of history marked by mutually exclusive concepts of information authenticity – think fake news, and real news derided as fake – the robust nature of published scientific research is critical.
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Behind closed doors: Australia pushes reputation as world’s leading fossil fuel dealer
Reneweconomy
Mon 23 September, 2019
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has opted to spend his time with US President Donald Trump to take a tour of a box factory owned by a Liberal Party donor, instead of attending the UN climate leaders summit in New York – not surprising as new documents reveal the extent to which the Australian government has openly embraced its position as the world’s dealer of fossil fuels.
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Josh Frydenberg backs Angus Taylor's account of grasslands meeting
The Guardian
Mon 23 September, 2019
Former federal environment minister Josh Frydenberg has defended setting up a departmental meeting for fellow minister Angus Taylor in March 2017 on laws to protect critically endangered native grasslands when he knew that Taylor had an interest in a company that was under investigation for breaching those very same laws.
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ACT sets sight on zero-emissions government
Government News
Mon 23 September, 2019
The ACT has laid out strategies to slash emissions from government operations by at least a third in the next five years as it moves towards zero emission government.
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Leaders of a warming, tenser world gather at UN
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 23 September, 2019
United Nations | The planet is getting hotter, and tackling that climate peril will grab the spotlight as world leaders gather for their annual meeting at the United Nations this week facing an undeniable backdrop: rising tensions from the Persian Gulf to Afghanistan and increasing nationalism, inequality and intolerance.
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Russia joins Paris climate accord
Yahoo News
Mon 23 September, 2019
Russia's prime minister on Monday gave formal support to the Paris climate agreement, just hours ahead of a key summit trying to tackle ever increasing gas emissions.
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How the ESG debate in Europe is a world away from Australia
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 23 September, 2019
London | Assistant Minister Ben Morton certainly kicked off a conversation when he chastised corporate Australia for pandering to activists on issues such as climate change at the expense of core economic issues. The message seemed to be: stick to your lane, and back out of this environment, social and governance (ESG) alley.
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Pharmacists on the front line
Australian Journal of Pharmacy
Mon 23 September, 2019
Pharmacists for the Environment Australia (PEA) founder Grace Wong highlighted some of the contributions made by PEA members and other pharmacists at the School Strike 4 Climate rallies held around the nation (and internationally) on Friday 20 September.
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Climate change, natural disasters posing greater risk to mortgages: Moody's
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 23 September, 2019
Climate change is driving up the number of natural disasters hitting Australia, says one of the world's major ratings agencies, warning more people could fall behind on their mortgage payments as a result.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Former Rebel, Supercheap CEO urges retailers to donate surplus stock
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 23 September, 2019
As chief executive of $2 billion auto accessories, sports and leisure retailer Super Retail Group, Peter Birtles was motivated to sell as many products as he could at full price to maximise returns for shareholders.
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Why tech CEOs can't afford to ignore climate change
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 23 September, 2019
On Friday, employees and leaders of firms big and small joined forces with schoolchildren across the country in striking for action on climate change.
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Eat your heart out: native water rats have worked out how to safely eat cane toads
The Conversation
Mon 23 September, 2019
Australia’s water rats, or Rakali, are one of Australia’s beautiful but lesser-known native rodents. And these intelligent, semi-aquatic rats have revealed another talent: they are one of the only Australian mammals to safely eat toxic cane toads.
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'Tipping point': Coastal erosion tearing away community's heart
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 23 September, 2019
For many in the beach suburb of Stockton, near Newcastle, the ocean is a way of life. But over the last five weeks, coastal erosion has caused devastation to the community - causing the town’s only childcare centre to close over fears the building would wash away, evacuating a caravan park and forcing the local council to sandbag houses and roads.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Rebate to help cut household water use
The West Australian
Mon 23 September, 2019
A $200 rebate on the purchase and installation of a waterwise weather-smart irrigation controller is available for 600 Western Australian homeowners.
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China province orders industries to step up smog controls
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 23 September, 2019
Shanghai/Beijing | Major steelmaking districts in China's Hebei province plan to slash output in the last week of September to improve air quality ahead of National Day celebrations next week, documents reviewed by Reuters show.
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