Issue date : Tue 15 October, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 20 Seconds
Number of items : 51
'That's not what official figures show': Government under fire over climate claims
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 15 October, 2019
The Morrison government has been accused of overlooking crucial data in its talking points for backbenchers on climate change, in a new warning Australia will not meet its target to reduce carbon emissions by 2030.
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Frydenberg sought 'urgent' details on Angus Taylor grasslands investigation
The Guardian
Tue 15 October, 2019
The former environment minister Josh Frydenberg sought urgent information about an investigation for land clearing brought by his department against a company in which fellow minister Angus Taylor and his relatives held an interest, new documents show.
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Scott Morrison's coal-fired climate hypocrisy
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 15 October, 2019
This government has chosen to drag its heels on climate issues. It should not be surprised at the backlash it has triggered.
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“Accepting the science”, rejecting the action
The Interpreter
Tue 15 October, 2019
If the Morrison government is on board with reducing emissions, as it seems to claim, it needs to step up its policies.
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Super fund for retail workers fights climate lawsuit
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 15 October, 2019
The $57 billion superannuation fund for retail workers, REST, concedes climate change is a risk but does not admit the phenomenon will necessarily have a material or major impact on its investments, court documents reveal.
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Wind energy could supply one third of global power by 2040, says Siemens
Reneweconomy
Tue 15 October, 2019
Wind energy could supply more than one third of global electric power demand by 2040 and could, in turn, save up to four million lives a year, according to a new study from professional services network KPMG and commissioned by wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.
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Amazon clearing boosts malaria cases – to a point
Cosmos
Tue 15 October, 2019
Deforestation in the Amazon basin is strongly linked to an increase in malaria cases, a large geospatial review has revealed – but there’s an upside. Sort of.
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Air pollution linked to 'missed' miscarriages in China: study
Yahoo News
Tue 15 October, 2019
Exposure to airborne pollutants increases the risk of "missed" miscarriages in which a fetus dies without a pregnant woman experiencing any noticeable symptoms, researchers said Monday.
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Gabriela Hearst on eco-conscious fashion for indomitable women
Vogue Australia
Tue 15 October, 2019
Sustainability is at the forefront of this fashion designer’s mind when it comes to fabrics, design and packaging. From deadstock materials to hand-knit yarns, Vogue speaks to Gabriela Hearst on her philanthropic eco-initiatives for her brand.
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CEC slams nuclear inquiry as “distraction” from real energy challenges
Reneweconomy
Mon 14 October, 2019
The Clean Energy Council has delivered a scathing submission to the federal government’s nuclear power inquiry, describing the review itself as a waste of time, and the consideration of nuclear energy as a viable generation source in Australia as “beyond comprehension.”
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'Ill-considered and ill-timed': Labor savages Fitzgibbon over climate retreat
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 14 October, 2019
Labor MPs from both sides of the party have savaged frontbencher Joel Fitzgibbon for proposing a retreat on climate change to accept the Morrison government's emissions targets, repudiating his position in heated factional meetings late on Monday.
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Coalition exposed on climate change, minister admits
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 14 October, 2019
The Morrison government needs to do a better job selling its efforts on tackling climate change in the Pacific to ward off criticism Australia is a laggard on action, one of the Prime Minister's key confidantes has admitted.
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Health experts offer climate policy advice
Yahoo News
Mon 14 October, 2019
Health experts will brief politicians on policies they can adopt to combat climate change that don't require legislation.
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Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
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PM brushes off drought policy criticism
9 News
Mon 14 October, 2019
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has brushed off persistent calls for a national drought policy, insisting the government's three-pronged approach is sufficient.
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Perthnow
The Australian
The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
The West Australian
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NSW energy minister says renewables and storage will replace old coal generators
Reneweconomy
Mon 14 October, 2019
The NSW energy minister Matt Kean has urged Australia’s investment community to support new energy projects and drive the energy transition in the state, and predicts that renewables, coupled with storage or fast-start gas generators, will replace the state’s ageing coal plants.
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NSW councils demand new climate risk standards
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 14 October, 2019
Local councils in NSW will vote on a motion on Tuesday calling on the NSW state government to develop climate risk standards for all new infrastructure and property projects.
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'Low-carbon future' will arrive in a decade: APRA exec
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 14 October, 2019
One of the nation's most senior regulators says the transition to low-carbon energy will happen more quickly than anticipated – probably by 2030.
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Fund boss green but cautious
The Australian
Tue 15 October, 2019
Machin has signed up Canada’s biggest pension fund to the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures
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Clothing industry in decline as conscious consumers cut back
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 14 October, 2019
The clothing industry is facing a long-term structural decline as consumers with 'too much stuff' cut back on the number of new outfits they buy, even as prices fall.
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Energy market to shift in favour of renewable energy - report
Insurance Business
Mon 14 October, 2019
There will be an asset shift away from fossil fuels to the tune of US$920 billion over the next 10 years, according to a survey of global institutional investors that represent US$5.9 trillion under management.
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Dutch maintain lead in solar car challenge
7 News
Mon 14 October, 2019
Team Twente from the Netherlands continues to lead the World Solar Challenge with the cars nearing Alice Springs after two days of racing.
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Perthnow
The West Australian
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New research explores electric vehicle solar charging
Infrastructure Magazine
Mon 14 October, 2019
A new Australian research partnership will trial solar smart technology to support electric vehicle (EV) charging, even in the height of summer.
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Hedge fund millionaire's $80 million vision for South Head
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 14 October, 2019
Hedge fund millionaire Angus Murray is working on a plan to redevelop Sydney’s South Head national park, including a wheelchair accessible path, elevated walkway and short term accommodation.
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How to make Australia’s growing urban fringes smart
The Fifth Estate
Mon 14 October, 2019
Australia’s more established communities are using technology to become smarter and more efficient. But smart infrastructure is largely out of reach for fast-growing suburbs that are struggling to provide the basic services. Harnessing data that already exists could be one solution for these new communities.
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Boa constrictor 'at large' in western Sydney after huge snake skin found
The Guardian
Mon 14 October, 2019
Biosecurity officers were combing a western Sydney suburb where an adult boa constrictor was believed to be “at large” on Monday after the discovery of a huge, “freshly shed” snake skin.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
'Looking for a feed': Boa constrictor 'at large' in Sydney suburb
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Yahoo News
Boa constrictor on the slither in Sydney
Perthnow
The Canberra Times
WA plan to stop cane toads killing animals
The West Australian
Mon 14 October, 2019
Benign small cane toads are being released ahead of the toxic bigger ones at the frontline of the invasion in Western Australia's Kimberley region, in a bid to teach native predators not to eat them.
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The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
Yahoo News
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EPA approves lithium project in WA
Yahoo News
Mon 14 October, 2019
A lithium mining project has been given the go-ahead by WA's Environmental Protection Authority provided its proponents minimise the impact on flora and fauna, including chuditch and malleefowl.
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Yarra River dredging may cloud bayside beaches over summer
The Age
Mon 14 October, 2019
Dredging will restart in the Yarra River next month, running 24 hours a day over summer and potentially clouding the bay with "plumes of muddy water".
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Australia could see fewer cyclones, but more heat and fire risk in coming months
The Conversation
Mon 14 October, 2019
Northern Australia is likely to see fewer cyclones than usual this season, but hot, dry weather will increase the risk of fire and heatwaves across eastern and southern Australia.
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