Issue date : Wed 25 September, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 57 Seconds
Number of items : 70
Morrison warns against 'needless anxiety' after Thunberg climate speech
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 25 September, 2019
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has warned against fuelling "needless anxiety" among Australian children in the wake of a scathing judgment from Swedish activist Greta Thunberg about the danger of climate change.
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Industry ‘must lead way on environment’
The Australian
Wed 25 September, 2019
Scott Morrison has declared that global environmental challenges are not “just about climate change” and that industry, not government, has to lead the way in dealing with plastic pollution and recycling.
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Greta Thunberg: more threat than detail on climate action
The Australian
Wed 25 September, 2019
When child climate campaigner Greta Thunberg told world leaders in New York on Tuesday (AEST) that global youth was watching, she probably did not expect them to laugh. But the response to her opening remarks was awkward laughter, followed by polite cheers and applause.
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NSW and Vic review Murray-Darling flows
Yahoo News
Wed 25 September, 2019
An investigation into the Murray-Darling Basin Authority's water modelling is underway, with a final report due in December.
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The Canberra Times
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro accuses media of lying about Amazon fires
ABC News
Wed 25 September, 2019
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro attacked the media on Tuesday for "lying" about the fires in the Amazon and criticised international concern for the rainforest as fuelled by interest in the region's biodiversity and mineral wealth.
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British politics turns a darker shade of green
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 25 September, 2019
Brighton, England | Britain's government has promised up to £1 billion ($1.84 billion) in funding for new technology to counter climate change and the opposition Labour Party has adopted a policy of reaching net-zero carbon emissions in just one decade, as the country's politics turns a deeper shade of green.
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Greta gets it wrong
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 25 September, 2019
It is tempting to dismiss the histrionics of Greta Thunberg at the United Nations, and the indulgence of her by world leaders, as some modern Joan of Arc syndrome. That would be wrong. Climate change is a planetary problem and prompt action is needed. But it is not, as Ms Thunberg furiously claims, “business as usual” among her elders.
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Hydrogen could do a power of good – safely
The Australian
Wed 25 September, 2019
Before looking to the future, let’s go back to 1946. Famous explorer Sir Douglas Mawson is serving as a professor at the University of Adelai­de. Between his professorial duties, Mawson is waging a campaign to establish a permanent Australian presence in Antarctica.
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Cannon-Brookes' plan to power Singapore
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 25 September, 2019
New York | Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes will invest part of his personal wealth in an audacious $25 billion project to create the world's biggest solar farm, its biggest power storage system, and a 3000-kilometre cable to export energy to Asia.
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Australia is the runaway global leader in building new renewable energy
The Conversation
Wed 25 September, 2019
In Australia, renewable energy is growing at a per capita rate ten times faster than the world average. Between 2018 and 2020, Australia will install more than 16 gigawatts of wind and solar, an average rate of 220 watts per person per year.
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The ban on live sheep exports has just been lifted. Here’s what’s changed
The Conversation
Wed 25 September, 2019
The ban on live sheep exports was only ever intended to be temporary. The Australian government enacted the ban earlier this year to prevent sheep from being shipped to the Middle East from the beginning of June through to September 22 – the highest heat stress risk period.
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Bats turn north-west Queensland sky black as drought raises numbers earlier
ABC News
Wed 25 September, 2019
Bats have been migrating earlier than usual this year due to inland drought and a lack of food in Queensland's south-east, with red flying foxes covering Mount Isa's sky as they relocate to their seasonal home in the town's cemetery.
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Bees are nearly lost before they’re found
Cosmos
Wed 25 September, 2019
Australian researchers have named nine new species of bees from the genus Homalictus Cockerell in the Fijian archipelago, the first time these jewel-coloured pollinators have been formally reviewed for 40 years.
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Geography impacts pika distribution
Cosmos
Wed 25 September, 2019
A large-scale analysis of the small bunny-like American pika’s movements has revealed their distribution is ecologically driven, contrary to previous suggestions that it’s genetically determined.
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Paradise Dam will have 'some difficulty' in extreme flood event
ABC News
Wed 25 September, 2019
Authorities fear there is a chance the Paradise Dam in southern Queensland will become unsafe if there is a major flood, but won't reveal what structural or design issues could be at fault.
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Greener Brownes sweet on new recyclable packaging
The West Australian
Wed 25 September, 2019
Brownes Dairy will take a major leap to reduce its impact on the environment by switching to recyclable milk cartons.
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Dior says it with wildflowers and Greta Thunberg plaits
Yahoo News
Wed 25 September, 2019
Dior went back to nature in its Paris fashion week show Tuesday with Greta Thunberg plaits and a garden-inspired collection that seemed to spring straight from the earth.
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A Fox News guest called Greta Thunberg 'mentally ill'. The network apologised
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 25 September, 2019
Michael Knowles had just finished discussing why he believes meatless diets may be worse for the environment during a Fox News segment about climate change when he suddenly pivoted to one of the day's biggest stories.
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The PR guru behind the rise of Greta Thunberg
News.com.au
Wed 25 September, 2019
In just over a year she’s gone from protesting alone to leading a global movement. But Greta Thunberg’s rise to fame was no accident.
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Oceans, climate report approved after all-night standoff: delegatesv
Yahoo News
Tue 24 September, 2019
A major report detailing the dire impact of global warming on oceans and Earth's frozen zones was approved by the UN's 195-nation climate science body Tuesday after an all-night standoff with Saudi Arabia over wording.
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World leaders discussed climate. The PM admired a 'smart Drive-Thru'
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 24 September, 2019
New York: One by one they walked through the front doors of the grand United Nations headquarters: leaders of micro-states and superpowers alike, flanked by teams of advisers and translators.
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Six of the best: The countries stepping up to meet Paris climate goals
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 24 September, 2019
Los Angeles | Four years after the Paris climate accord was inked, countries' promises to reduce greenhouse gas emissions remain too weak to meet the goal of limiting global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius.
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Climate summit leaves world asking, is it enough?
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 24 September, 2019
New York | Days after millions of young people took to the streets around the world to protest for more aggressive action on climate change, dozens of world leaders arrived at the United Nations facing a simple question: What's your plan?
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Sir David Attenborough has slammed Australia's belligerence on coal and climate change, saying the country doesn't 'give a damn' about the rest of the world
Business Insider Australia
Tue 24 September, 2019
Legendary broadcaster and conservationist Sir David Attenborough did not hold back when he attacked Australia’s complacency – and, at times, belligerence – on climate change and reducing emissions.
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'She seems very happy': Trump appears to mock Greta Thunberg's emotional speech
The Guardian
Tue 24 September, 2019
Donald Trump appears to have taken a swipe at teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, tweeting a video of an emotional Thunberg with an apparently sarcastic comment that she seems to be “very happy” and looking forward to a bright future.
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Climate concerns boost Greens at Austria polls
Yahoo News
Tue 24 September, 2019
A highway tunnel under a national park? Environmentalist candidate Lukas Hammer dismisses it as a "solution of the past" as he hikes with few dozen supporters on the outskirts of Vienna in one of the Greens' final campaign events ahead of Sunday's national election.
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Actions speak louder than words
Pursuit
Tue 24 September, 2019
Helping our young people to become ‘action competent’ will enable the next generation to become connected and empathetic – and encourage them to push for real change
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However much you care or don't, you should watch Greta's UN speech
The Age
Tue 24 September, 2019
Whatever you already know about climate change, however much or little you already care, you should watch Greta Thunberg’s five-minute speech to the UN on Monday. With searing anger, she has delivered the most rational of responses to the existential crisis unfolding before us.
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WAToday
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Clyde & Co to take part in climate resilience coalition
Insurance Business
Tue 24 September, 2019
Insurance law firm Clyde & Co has announced that it is a signatory of the Coalition for Climate Resilience Investment, which was launched Monday at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York.
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Carnegie Clean Energy scrapes together funds to recapitalise wave business
Reneweconomy
Tue 24 September, 2019
Embattled wave energy technology company Carnegie Clean Energy has relied on commitments from third-party investors to secure the $5.5 million considered crucial to its re-capitalisation plans, after it failed to reach its minimum target for the issuance of new shares from existing shareholders.
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Big investors warn energy transition at risk without changes to transmission pricing
Reneweconomy
Tue 24 September, 2019
Investors who together account for more than $11 billion in renewable energy investments in Australia have warned that billions of dollars of new wind and solar projects are at risk without significant changes to the way transmission pricing is handled in this country.
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China is trying to control its coal-fuelled electricity, but it’s not succeeding
Reneweconomy
Tue 24 September, 2019
There are many arguments about equity and climate change, such as the contribution to cumulative emissions, and the end use of products produced by country of consumption rather than production. But in the end they are arguments about who is to blame.
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WorldGBC kicks off a materials transition
The Fifth Estate
Tue 24 September, 2019
The World Green Building Council has released a new report to guide the global building sector to net zero embodied carbon emissions by 2050, and it already has the support of major industry players in Australia such as Frasers Property Australia, AECOM and WSP.
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Concerns about floods, housing in Aerotropolis
Government News
Tue 24 September, 2019
Affordable housing and flood risks have emerged among the key stakeholder concerns as planning progresses for the Western Sydney Aerotropolis.
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Excelon beefs up Melbourne’s green housing stock
The Fifth Estate
Tue 24 September, 2019
Melbourne-based property developer Excelon Group has joined other developers in the city’s inner-north hotspot of sustainable housing, with a new project that is aiming for a 7.5-star NatHERS rating.
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Australia can learn from Western Sydney “urban living lab”
The Fifth Estate
Tue 24 September, 2019
Western Sydney Rising Series: With more than half of the world’s population living in cities, urban living labs are a vital tool in the battle to combat climate change.
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The big picture of the Amazon fires
Pursuit
Tue 24 September, 2019
As the world’s biggest rainforest continues to burn, it’s important to understand the political and social situation in Brazil that led us to this point
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Venezuela's Humboldt glacier is disappearing before scientists' eyes
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 24 September, 2019
Merida, Venezuela: Blackouts shut off the refrigerators where the scientists keep their lab samples. Gas shortages mean they sometimes have to work from home. They even reuse sheets of paper to record field data because fresh supplies are so scarce.
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China warns of heavy smog for anniversary
The Newcastle Herald
Tue 24 September, 2019
China's northern regions are facing a sustained period of pollution for at least the next two weeks, the environment ministry warns, with heavy smog threatening to overshadow the country's National Day celebrations in Beijing.
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The Canberra Times
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'Climate Doomers' Think It's Too Late Even If The World Listens To Greta
Ten Daily
Tue 24 September, 2019
“You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words.” That was the indictment from climate activist Greta Thunberg, whose impassioned speech at the United Nations Climate Action Summit reflected the thirst for change demanded by the millions of young people who marched for action on climate change last Friday.
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See who wore what to the 2019 Green Carpet Awards
Vogue Australia
Tue 24 September, 2019
Newsflash: Adut Akech (above) has a new job. The Australian model proved there’s no end to her talents when she hosted the Green Carpet Awards in Milan on Sunday evening. She proved herself a charismatic public speaker, and easily held her own alongside her co-host, the debonair Spanish model Jon Kortajarena.
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