Issue date : Tue 1 October, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 20 Seconds
Number of items : 51
ScoMo Gambled On Climate Change -- And Lost
Ten Daily
Tue 1 October, 2019
Last Wednesday Prime Minister Scott Morrison took to the world stage, using Australia’s annual address to the United Nations (UN) to talk about the environment.
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Canberra’s green machines: ACT reaches 100% renewable electricity target
Reneweconomy
Tue 1 October, 2019
In the week that sees the Canberra Raiders heading to their first rugby league grand final in 25 years, it is Canberra’s other green machines that have achieved their own milestone, with the national capital now officially 100% powered by renewable electricity.
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Outages drive brown coal power to new low
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 1 October, 2019
Power generation from carbon-intensive brown coal was at its lowest level in the September quarter since the National Electricity Market came into being, due to outages at generators owned by AGL Energy and EnergyAustralia that also drove a 21 per cent surge in spot power prices in Victoria.
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The annual Aussie Backyard Bird Count is almost here
Australian Geographic
Tue 1 October, 2019
THE GREAT Aussie Backyard Bird Count is back for its sixth year, and BirdLife Australia wants you to record all your backyard birdlife – from the brush turkey that renovates your backyard to the
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Dibblers to be reintroduced to WA island
Yahoo News
Tue 1 October, 2019
One of Australia's smallest marsupial species will be reintroduced to Dirk Hartog Island National Park in Western Australia for the first time since it became extinct from the area centuries ago.
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7 News
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
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NT artificial reef program gets under way
7 News
Tue 1 October, 2019
An $8 million program to establish artificial reefs off the Darwin coastline is getting under way with the deployment of the first of 116 concrete modules.
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The Canberra Times
The West Australian
Yahoo News
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Environment groups front nuclear inquiry
Yahoo News
Mon 30 September, 2019
Environment groups are set to kick-off the federal government's probe into using nuclear power in Australia as the inquiry heads to Melbourne.
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Snowy 2.0 seeks approval as landfill proposal labelled “environmental vandalism”
Reneweconomy
Mon 30 September, 2019
The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) has issued a call for feedback on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the “main works” to be undertaken as part of the Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro project, which is attracting fierce criticism for its potential impacts on the Kosciusko National Park.
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Ardern's focus on climate, not Nobel Prize
Yahoo News
Mon 30 September, 2019
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has batted away the prospect of winning the Nobel Peace Prize next week, giving a favourable nod to climate leader Greta Thunberg instead.
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7 News
SBS World News Australia
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The Australian
Ardern gives Greta a Nobel nod
'Greta Thunberg effect' blamed for surprise Austrian election result
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 30 September, 2019
Vienna: Two days after rallying 7 million protesters across the world by invoking the threat of climate change, Greta Thunberg was credited for motivating voters to redraw the political landscape in Austria.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Nuclear is too expensive, and takes too long to build
Reneweconomy
Mon 30 September, 2019
As fossil fuels come under increasing pressure, the conversation on whether to install nuclear energy is heating up in Australia, with the New South Wales government on Monday calling for a vote within three years.
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Climate crisis – what’s it good for?
The Fifth Estate
Mon 30 September, 2019
In the No 1 Motown hit song War, Edwin Starr asserts that war is good for “absolutely nothing”. So too could this be said of climate change. Yet, while the evidence has been widely published and publicised, it is only recently that the frustration with the lack of international political commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, has mobilised the public to take to the streets. The convenors of the “global strike” (called on September 20-27) have stated that “the climate crisis is an emergency but we’re not acting like it”.
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Industry urged to heed climate change warnings
Insurance News
Mon 30 September, 2019
International insurers could abandon Australia if loss ratios spiral as a result of climate change, an expert has warned.
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Climate change may raise the cost of life insurance: actuaries
Insurance News
Mon 30 September, 2019
Increased deaths and lower investment returns from climate change impacts could significantly increase the cost of life insurance, a new Actuaries Institute report warns.
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Adelaide steps closer to renewable hydrogen as electrolyser approved for Tonsley
Reneweconomy
Mon 30 September, 2019
Adelaide is one step closer to supplying at least part of its mains gas network with renewable hydrogen after the installation of an electrolyser proposed by gas network distributer Australian Gas Networks gained the green light from the South Australian Government.
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Meet the rainbow serpent: the white-lipped python
Australian Geographic
Mon 30 September, 2019
AS FAR AS heads go, this is an impressive one. Belonging to the brightly iridescent white-lipped python, this snake is as unique as it is beautiful.
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Emergency services facing extreme challenges from climate change
The Brisbane Times
Mon 30 September, 2019
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services were faced with "unprecedented" weather extremes in the 2018-19 summer because of climate change.
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The Age
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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What it's like living in Murrurundi, a town with no water
ABC News
Mon 30 September, 2019
Six months after Murrurundi's water ran out, the New South Wales Upper Hunter community struggles to survive on extreme, level-six water restrictions, in a grim prediction of the future for other country towns facing their own impending water crisis as the drought continues.
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Uniqlo to launch clothes made from recycled plastic bottles
Inside Retail
Mon 30 September, 2019
Japansese fashion retailer Uniqlo and Toray Industries have created apparel made from recycled down and fabric from polyester fibres made with recycled PET bottles.
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Misogyny, male rage and the words men use to describe Greta Thunberg
The Conversation
Mon 30 September, 2019
Detractors have dismissed Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg - a Nobel Prize nominee - as mentally ill, hysterical and a millennial weirdo after she pleaded with world officials last week to address the climate crisis.
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