Issue date : Fri 27 September, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 34 Seconds
Number of items : 42
Youth climate anxiety is understandable
The Canberra Times
Fri 27 September, 2019
Scott Morrison's warning against generating "needless anxiety" in children about climate change has been seen by some as a patronising put down of 16-year-old environmental activist, Greta Thunberg, and her supporters.
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Shark nets and culls don’t necessarily make Australian beaches safer
The Conversation
Fri 27 September, 2019
Most of the 24 million annual visitors to Queensland don’t notice the series of seemingly innocuous yellow buoys at many popular beaches. Beneath the waves lies a series of baited drumlines and mesh nets that aim to make Queensland beaches safe from the ominous threat of sharks.
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Statement from Environment Departments regarding Australia's Recycling
Ten Daily
Thu 26 September, 2019
Queensland, and the rest of Australia, are fighting a war on waste. The decision of China and Malaysia has revealed how exposed Australia’s waste management system is, and how reliant we are on off-shore processors and markets.
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Climate sparks fresh Albanese attack on PM
The Australian
Thu 26 September, 2019
Anthony Albanese has launched a new attack on Scott Morrison’s character, declaring Australia has a Prime Minister who is “loose with the truth” after blaming the media for a perception the government wasn’t doing enough to combat climate change.
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Morrison’s lame Kyoto and reef defence drowned by stark UN oceans report
Reneweconomy
Thu 26 September, 2019
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has used his first major speech on the global stage to deflect criticism of the Australian Government’s lack of meaningful climate policies, using his address to the United Nations General Assembly to take credit for the progress being made in Australia that his own government has sought to stymie.
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Australia 'leads world in managing reefs'
9 News
Thu 26 September, 2019
Federal environment minister Sussan Ley says she accepts the findings of a new report into the impact of climate change on the world's oceans, but argues Australia is setting the pace for managing reefs.
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7 News
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
Yahoo News
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New Zealand's Ardern announces five-way climate trade talks
News.com.au
Thu 26 September, 2019
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a first of its kind five-way climate trade initiative that would remove tariffs on green technology and cut fossil fuel subsidies.
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Premier says kids' climate emergency fears are 'entirely healthy'
The Age
Thu 26 September, 2019
Young people's concerns about a warming world and a strong focus on their future are an ‘‘entirely healthy thing’’, Premier Daniel Andrews says.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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China is not getting enough credit for its green policies
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 26 September, 2019
In the here and now of climate change, it is easy to lose sight of important signs of progress. China, the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, is a case in point. By changing its economic model, shifting its sources of fuel, developing new transport systems, and embracing eco-friendly urbanisation, China’s sustainability strategy is an example of global leadership the rest of the world should carefully consider. In the rush to demonise China over trade, the West has missed this point altogether.
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Public pressure works – just ask the companies that abandoned Adani
The Fifth Estate
Thu 26 September, 2019
OPINION: Who says public pressure doesn’t work? To date, 57 companies have pulled out of business dealings with the Adani Carmichael coal mine project. Fourteen global insurance companies have also pulled out, with AIG likely to follow suit. A whistleblower tipped off activists that the US based company is insuring construction works, prompting a world wide petition that garnered 135,000 signatures.
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The Greta Thunberg circus has become a complete farce
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 26 September, 2019
It's a measure of where we’ve come to in public debate that I have thought more than twice about writing this piece. The days of civilised debate, of accepting different opinions seem to be disappearing.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Origin rejects activist claims it is out of step on climate goals
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 26 September, 2019
Origin Energy has rejected criticism from activist shareholders that its target to halve greenhouse emissions is out of date and it should close its Eraring coal generator two years earlier than planned.
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Large-scale solar isn’t warming all farming hearts
The Fifth Estate
Thu 26 September, 2019
There’s a battle brewing in the bush not only around water – or lack thereof – but around solar, and whether it has any business taking over farmland.
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Gannawarra battery project shows how new technologies outpace regulations
Reneweconomy
Thu 26 September, 2019
Energy market regulators need to increase the speed at which they respond to technological innovation or risk locking new technologies out of the market, findings from one of Australia’s largest integrated renewables and storage projects has shown.
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Aussie’s doing great on WorldGBC’s net zero commitment – now for the hard part
The Fifth Estate
Thu 26 September, 2019
Australian companies are dominating signatories in World Green Building Council’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment launched last year. From a total of 63 global signatories, 15 are from Australia, including – as of this week – one of the big four banks, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Others to join are Monash University, Multiplex and the City of Melbourne.
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Authorities say red dye cause of Stony Creek pollution
ABC News
Thu 26 September, 2019
Victoria's environmental watchdog has found 5 litres of red dye caused the discolouration of Stony Creek in Melbourne's west last weekend, but the chemical's content and potential impacts have not been confirmed yet.
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