Issue date : Tue 8 October, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 54 Seconds
Number of items : 46
Climate change activists to use techniques from Hong Kong as protests continue
News.com.au
Tue 8 October, 2019
Climate change activists across Australia are mimicking disruption techniques used in Hong Kong, such as $40 bike locks around their necks.
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Government-funded program to fast-track uptake of electric cars for corporate fleets
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 8 October, 2019
Australian businesses will be supported to fast-track the electrification of their corporate fleets through a new federal government investment to help them make "informed" choices and aid energy networks to plan for the potential impact.
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WAToday
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Governments took the hard road on clean energy – and consumers are feeling the bumps
The Conversation
Tue 8 October, 2019
More than two years on from the sudden closure of Victoria’s Hazelwood coal power station, quite a mess remains. It is clear the federal government’s market interventions have not worked. Electricity prices are higher and supply is tight. Consumers are not happy.
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'A duty to disobey': who are Extinction Rebellion?
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 8 October, 2019
An activist group is fighting a non-violent "rebellion" around the world to urge leaders to act on climate change. Who started "XR" and what do they believe?
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Gas can make us a cleaner energy superpower
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 8 October, 2019
Only more Australian gas and carbon capture technology will allow Asia to hit its Paris targets.
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Sustainability top of mind for directors
The Advertiser
Tue 8 October, 2019
A panel of experts will gather in Adelaide next month to discuss the issues facing directors in integrating sustainability into their organisations.
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Perthnow
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BHP takes social value message to UK investors
The Australian
Tue 8 October, 2019
BHP will brief investors in London on Tuesday on its new ­approach to creating social value to boost sustainable earnings.
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Flogging the life out of coal plants is not the answer to Australia’s energy woes
Reneweconomy
Tue 8 October, 2019
More than two years on from the sudden closure of Victoria’s Hazelwood coal power station, quite a mess remains. It is clear the federal government’s market interventions have not worked. Electricity prices are higher and supply is tight. Consumers are not happy.
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Dams are being built, but they are private: Australia Institute
The Conversation
Tue 8 October, 2019
A report from The Australia Institute rejects government claims new dams are not being built, saying at least 20 to 30 large private dams have been constructed in the Murray-Darling basin in recent years.
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How do conservation efforts stack up?
Cosmos
Tue 8 October, 2019
Conservation initiatives are cropping up all over the planet to address escalating environmental threats and crumbling biodiversity – but what makes them reach a scale that has tangible impacts?
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More fuel for early Anthropocene
Cosmos
Tue 8 October, 2019
New research from the nation of Belize, Central America, has revealed that ancient Maya culture responded to population and environmental pressures by creating massive agricultural features in wetlands, potentially increasing atmospheric CO2 and methane through burning forests and farming.
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Northern insurance crisis requires action: APRA
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 7 October, 2019
All levels of government must act to save swathes of northern Australia from becoming uninsurable as a result of a climate change-related increase in natural disasters, the prudential regulator has warned.
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Queensland celebrates 4GW solar milestone, three panels for every person
Reneweconomy
Mon 7 October, 2019
The Queensland state Labor government has celebrated reaching the milestone of 4GW of solar energy capacity in the state, which it says is now more than twice the capacity of the state’s biggest power station – the Gladstone coal generator.
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Loophole to allow Victorian business to flout plastic bag ban
The Herald Sun
Mon 7 October, 2019
The Victorian government promised a hard line approach to cutting waste with its plastic bag ban, but a backflip has given Victorian businesses a loophole to flout the ban.
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NT News
The Daily Telegraph
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Berlin backs off climate targets as protests heat up
Yahoo News
Mon 7 October, 2019
Opposition leaders and environmental activists condemned German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government on Monday for watering down a new climate protection law as "Extinction Rebellion" protestors blocked traffic in Berlin.
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Extinction Rebellion protests lead to disruption in major cities around the world
News.com.au
Mon 7 October, 2019
Powerful pictures have emerged of climate protesters from Extinction Rebellion (XR) blockading roads and holding mass demonstrations in London and across global cities on the first day of a two-week “rebellion” as they demand action on climate change.
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The Gold Coast Bulletin
Climate change could ground corporate jets
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 7 October, 2019
Private jets are seductive. Warren Buffett once called his “The Indefensible" — a nod to his criticism of corporate profligacy — but soon renamed it “The Indispensable”.
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More VCs are becoming impact investors
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 7 October, 2019
Amber Electric’s latest fundraising round earlier this month was a watershed moment for the Giant Leap Fund – but not in the way you would expect.
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Governments created this Murray-Darling crisis
The Australian
Mon 7 October, 2019
The Murray-Darling is the only major region where irrigation plays a prominent role. Water availability there has the urgent attention of politicians because locals, unhappy at measures that have deprived farmers of water, have helped displace Nationals representatives in favour of those from the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party.
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COMMENT: Citizen science - what's in it for rec fishers?
Fishing World
Mon 7 October, 2019
In Australia, we place the responsibility of managing and maintaining our fish stocks on state and federal government agencies. They make their management decisions based on data, which has traditionally been sourced from the commercial fishing sector through their mandatory log books and catch data, on-board monitoring, sampling of catches through co-ops, etc. More recently, the recreational sector has been contributing to data collection.
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Investment vs environment: Armenia villagers protest gold mine plans
Yahoo News
Mon 7 October, 2019
Armenian villagers are locked in what they say is a David-and-Goliath style battle for the environment and their livelihoods, standing guard around the clock to protect their land from a multinational mining company.
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Italian oil giant ENI buys two more solar farms in Australia
Reneweconomy
Mon 7 October, 2019
Italian oil and gas giant ENI says it has completed the purchase of another two solar farms in Australia, part of a plan to build a global renewables portfolio of 1.6GW by 2022.
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Low carbon footprint on the money
The West Australian
Mon 7 October, 2019
Capitalising on sustainable design principles, a new green-focused, six-storey, 22-apartment development, Reside on Money, is doing its bit to help the environment.
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Eagle poisonings blamed on farming chemical used to kill mites
ABC News
Mon 7 October, 2019
An agricultural chemical used to control mites is believed to have killed hundreds of wedge-tailed eagles in northern Victoria.
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Yahoo News
Vic bird deaths blamed on insecticide
NT News
The Geelong Advertiser
The Mercury
News.com.au
The Australian
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Advertiser
The Daily Telegraph
Perthnow
The West Australian
The Guardian
Insecticide blamed for the deaths of 200 native birds, including wedge-tailed eagles
Blue carbon climate fix to be a green boon for coastal communities
The Advertiser
Mon 7 October, 2019
Hidden in our seagrass, mangroves and saltmarshes is a little-known ability – to capture and store more carbon than the plants on dry land. SA is well set up to protect and expand these ecosystems – and it’ll make money in the process.
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The West Australian
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Riverside remediation planned for contaminated West End land
The Brisbane Times
Mon 7 October, 2019
Negotiations to clean up contaminated land in West End continue between the state government, council and private developers, more than 18 months after the contamination was first reported.
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The Age
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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