Issue date : Thu 10 October, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 06 Seconds
Number of items : 60
Global warning: climate protests around the world – in pictures
The Guardian
Thu 10 October, 2019
Two weeks of worldwide climate protests by Extinction Rebellion are under way, with the group pronouncing: ‘To governments of the world: we declared a climate and ecological emergency. You did not do enough. To everybody else: rebel’
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ALP climate turns frosty
The Australian
Thu 10 October, 2019
Labor frontbencher Matt Keogh has backed Joel Fitzgibbon’s call for the party to reach a “political settlement” on Australia’s 2030 emissions target, declaring it should be “on the government’s head” if the 26-28 per cent reduction proved to be insufficient in meeting Australia’s international obligations.
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9 News
Another Labor MP wants low climate targets
The Newcastle Herald
News.com.au
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Weekly Times
SBS World News Australia
'Sensible settlement' or 'strong action': Labor divided on carbon emissions
High cost of recycling leads to more landfill waste
Government News
Thu 10 October, 2019
The high cost of recycling in Australia has seen many local councils abandoning recycling schemes and sending all their waste to landfill, an industry white paper says.
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Shift to the microgrid can make Australia a world leader
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 10 October, 2019
Australia’s transition to a low carbon energy system is being driven by free market economics, not the policy instruments of old. Solar and wind are cost competitive, and the uptake of renewables and energy storage now relies on subsidy.
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Minerals Council capitulates to investors, announces climate plan
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 10 October, 2019
The Minerals Council of Australia has quietly announced plans to develop a climate action strategy after a campaign by major investors including superannuation funds.
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Top BHP investor piles on climate pressure ahead of shareholder meeting
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 10 October, 2019
One of BHP's biggest shareholders Aberdeen Standard Investments on Wednesday added to pressure for the world's leading miner to cut ties with lobby groups it says are at odds with the company's pledges on climate leadership.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Yahoo News
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BoE chief Carney warns companies not to ignore climate reality
The Australian
Thu 10 October, 2019
Australia should pay heed to Bank of England governor Mark Carney’s increasingly strident message on climate change, or risk being left behind as transition costs to a net-zero emissions world inevitably escalate.
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Big banks facing investor heat on fossil fuel lending
The Age
Thu 10 October, 2019
Three of Australia's big banks will face pressure from investors on climate change with a series of resolutions lodged ahead of annual meetings demanding ANZ, NAB and Westpac reduce loans and exposure to coal, oil and gas companies.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Companies need sustainability measures to survive: Calvert
Investor Daily
Thu 10 October, 2019
While many companies have adopted sustainability practices in pursuit of environmental, social and governance values, an investment manager’s new research has indicated the measures are now essential and companies need to differentiate themselves from the pack to ensure better returns.
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BHP turns to renewables to power huge copper mine in Chile
Reneweconomy
Thu 10 October, 2019
Australian mining giant BHP says it expects to make significant cost savings when it replaces gas with renewables to provide most, if not all the power at the Escondida copper mine – the world’s biggest – in Chile.
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Lord Howe Island to build renewable energy microgrid
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 10 October, 2019
The tiny population of Lord Howe Island will soon be powered by a state-of-the-art solar and battery system to significantly curb its reliance on diesel generators.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Why we need ‘crazy’ ideas for new city parks
The Conversation
Thu 10 October, 2019
Two seemingly unrelated but important things happened in Melbourne last week. One was a memorial service for David Yencken AO; the other was the exhibition opening of the Future Park Design Ideas Competition. The connection between the two is that both gave us radical ideas for Melbourne’s open space.
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Badger culling likely worse for bovine TB
Cosmos
Thu 10 October, 2019
There’s a world of difference between the European badger, Meles meles, and domestic cattle – on shoulder height and weight alone, a cow outsizes a badger by many multiples.
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Traffic-light system can predict repeat earthquakes
Cosmos
Thu 10 October, 2019
Earthquake researchers believe they have found a “traffic-light” style warning system that can determine if a big earthquake is a prelude to an even larger event, or is itself the main shock.
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How spending time in nature can improve your mental health
ABC News
Thu 10 October, 2019
A hike through dense bushland might not sound like a relaxing or calming experience, but a growing amount of research has suggested spending time in nature can improve your mental health.
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Fracking fears grow for rivers in Queensland's channel country
The Guardian
Thu 10 October, 2019
When the channel country floods, the rivers of western Queensland spread like thousands of fractures through the red dirt, each snaking their way through the central desert towards Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre.
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Recycled tyres are providing a new material stream for innovative manufacturers
Manufacturers’ Monthly
Thu 10 October, 2019
With only 10 per cent of the 56 million tyres discarded in Australia annually domestically recycled, this stream of product presents an opportunity for businesses, the environment, and the economy. Tyre Stewardship Australia explains the value of this material.
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Labor’s climate and resources spokesmen at odds over future policy
The Conversation
Wed 9 October, 2019
Opposition resources spokesman Joel Fitzgibbon has had his proposal to bring Labor’s climate change target into line with the government’s immediately torpedoed by the party’s climate spokesman Mark Butler.
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‘We have crossed the threshold’ – Taylor repeats claim of too much wind and solar
Reneweconomy
Wed 9 October, 2019
Federal energy minister Angus Taylor has again suggested that Australia has built too much renewable energy generation, claiming that the only way to address high electricity prices and secure reliable supply is to build dispatchable generation capacity and keep coal generators on line.
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Victoria won't change renewables target despite Labor squabble
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 9 October, 2019
Victoria's energy minister Lily D'Ambrosio has vowed to retain the state's aggressive renewable energy target, despite Labor's federal resources spokesman Joel Fitzgibbon's call for the federal opposition to adopt the government’s climate change policy settings.
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Queensland share of Australia's total carbon emissions increases again
The Brisbane Times
Wed 9 October, 2019
Queensland is producing more of Australia's carbon emissions than it was in 2015, according to figures released by the federal Department of Environment and Energy.
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The Age
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Minister says oil on Brazil beaches 'probably' Venezuelan
Yahoo News
Wed 9 October, 2019
Large blots of oil that have turned up on more than 130 Brazilian beaches are "very probably" of Venezuelan origin, Brazil's environment minister said on Wednesday.
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There are three types of climate change denier, and most of us are at least one
The Conversation
Wed 9 October, 2019
Last week, amid the cacophony of reactions to Greta Thunberg’s appearance before the United Nations Climate Action Summit, a group of self-proclaimed “prominent scientists” sent a registered letter to UN Secretary-General António Guterres. The letter, headed “There is no climate emergency”, urged Guterres to follow:
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ABC News
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Extinction Rebellion: Losing hearts and minds, mainly minds
The Australian
Wed 9 October, 2019
I am all for saving the planet, especially while I remain respiring on it, but looking at Extinction Rebellion protesters around the world it does make me wonder if the planet is worth saving.
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Government doesn’t have the guts to tell the truth on climate change
The Herald Sun
Wed 9 October, 2019
Nothing seems to scare a Liberal MP more than a green movement led by hell-preachers with fire in their eyes and ashes between their ears. The government’s cowardice is making us less safe and more stupid, writes Andrew Bolt.
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The Daily Telegraph
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Cleanaway pays $66m for SKM waste assets
News.com.au
Wed 9 October, 2019
Cleanaway Waste Management has agreed to pay $66 million to buy the recycling assets of SKM, whose financial collapse led to tonnes of Victorian recyclable materials being sent to landfill.
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NT News
Perthnow
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
The Weekly Times
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The Herald Sun
Cleanaway acquires failed SKM Recycling for $66m
The Daily Telegraph
The Advertiser
The Mercury
NT News
The Australian
Cleanaway’s SKM buy set to restore Victorian recycling operations
Back from the dead: Some corals regrow after 'fatal' warming
Yahoo News
Wed 9 October, 2019
For the first time ever, scientists have found corals that were thought to have been killed by heat stress have recovered, a glimmer of hope for the world's climate change-threatened reefs.
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Lego lying around? Toymaker tests way to recycle bricks
The West Australian
Wed 9 October, 2019
Lego is looking to keep its plastic bricks out of the trash. The Danish toymaker is testing a way for customers to ship their unwanted bricks back and get them into the hands of other kids.
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Activists mock ‘hilarious’ police response to protests
News.com.au
Wed 9 October, 2019
They met at Sydney’s Central Station with plans for a flash mob on morning trains. But were met with a huge police presence.
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The Daily Telegraph
The Weekly Times
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How Everyday Australians Are Helping The Planet - One Step At A Time
Marie Claire
Wed 9 October, 2019
Protecting our environment may seem like an overwhelming, almost impossible task, but small changes can make a huge diference. Alley Pascoe asked eight Australians to reveal their easy, everyday hacks for conscious living.
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How Australian travellers can avoid flight shame
The New Daily
Wed 9 October, 2019
Every flight we take contributes to harmful greenhouse gas emissions, and there’s a growing push for travellers to consider their effect on the environment during their holiday-planning process.
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