Issue date : Wed 16 October, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 20 Seconds
Number of items : 51
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National climate emergency calls continue
Perthnow
Wed 16 October, 2019
Labor and the Greens are continuing their push for federal parliament to declare a climate emergency.
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The West Australian
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Conservative alliance targets climate army
The Australian
Wed 16 October, 2019
The new voice of Australia’s conservative movement has vowed to go after radical left-wing groups in a national campaign against “clim­ate alarmists”, after accusing members of activist group Extinction Rebel­lion of being criminals who pose a menace to society.
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Genuine climate crisis needs all hands on deck
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 16 October, 2019
Australia will miss its 2030 Paris targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions even with a carbon tax exceeding $100 a tonne that would push up electricity prices by another 75 per cent, according to the International Monetary Fund.
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We can’t drought-proof Australia, and trying is a fool’s errand
The Conversation
Wed 16 October, 2019
There is a phrase in the novel East of Eden that springs to mind every time politicians speak of “drought-proofing” Australia: And it never failed that during the dry years the people forgot about the rich years, and during the wet years they lost all memory of the dry years. It was always that way.
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REST fights climate risk investing lawsuit
Investor Daily
Wed 16 October, 2019
Retail industry superannuation fund REST has faced charges from one of its members that it has not protected his money from climate change, in a court case that could set a precent for the super industry.
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Don’t invest in fake meat
Investor Daily
Wed 16 October, 2019
Fake meats are taking off in a way we’ve never seen before. But are fake meat companies selling an impossible dream?
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Narrabri CSG project dammed as “fairy-tale” that won’t cut gas prices
Reneweconomy
Wed 16 October, 2019
A leading environmental organisation has hit out at a proposed mega-expansion of gas extraction in New South Wales’ north-west, saying the project is too expensive to lower gas prices and suggested that developer Santos should not be trusted to act in the interests of domestic gas users.
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Infrastructure too carbon-heavy: Aust data
7 News
Wed 16 October, 2019
The peak body for sustainable infrastructure-building in Australia has demanded a transformation of the way in which projects are planned, designed and delivered to achieve 2050 net-zero carbon emissions targets.
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The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
Yahoo News
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Rare breeding behaviour discovered in Californian bird
Cosmos
Wed 16 October, 2019
Most migratory bird species overwinter in one region, then spend the summer in an area rich in resources for raising young – showing fixed and tightly controlled patterns of movement ecology and breeding biology.
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Blanket bans fire?
Cosmos
Wed 16 October, 2019
The early bushfire season in Australia has brought heart-breaking stories of loss – of human and animal life, and of houses and other structures.
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NSW farmers exposed to toxic chemicals from recycling scheme
The Daily Telegraph
Wed 16 October, 2019
NSW farmers and their families have been exposed to toxic chemicals in a government recycling scheme dumping soil laced with lead, fire-retardants and mercury on their land and crops.
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The Herald Sun
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How sustainable is organic cotton, really?
Vogue Australia
Wed 16 October, 2019
It isn’t completely eco-friendly, but organic cotton uses 91 per cent less water than regular cotton and it produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Vogue unpacks the confusion around organic cotton and asks environmental experts about how we can all shop more sustainably.
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When did we start calling fake leather 'vegan leather'?
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 16 October, 2019
While clothing made from plastics such as polyvinylchloride (PVC) has been around since the 1960s (catsuits, anyone?), in the past decade leather alternatives have had an image makeover. Once perhaps a guilty secret, it is now principled to wear pleather. Although, you would never call it that.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Double counting of emissions cuts may undermine Paris climate deal
The Conversation
Tue 15 October, 2019
In the four years since the Paris climate agreement was adopted, countries have debated the fine print of how emissions reduction should be tracked and reported. One critical detail is proving particularly hard to work out - and a weak result would threaten the environmental integrity of the entire deal.
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Labor backs big stick laws and then attacks them
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 15 October, 2019
Labor has launched a scathing attack on the government's big stick energy laws just hours after capitulating and agreeing to support them.
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'Grand symbolic gesture': Attempt to declare a climate emergency fails in Parliament
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 15 October, 2019
Federal Parliament has voted down an attempt to declare a "climate emergency", with the Morrison government blocking a "grand symbolic gesture" from the Greens, Labor and the crossbench.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
National Parks Association calls on governments to scrap Snowy 2.0
Reneweconomy
Tue 15 October, 2019
The National Parks Association of NSW has called on the federal and NSW governments to scrap the Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro project, releasing a detailed assessment of the multi-billion dollar scheme that shows both financial costs and environmental impacts have been vastly under-estimated.
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Snowy Hydro is a bad deal for taxpayers and must be put on hold
The Guardian
Tue 15 October, 2019
The federal government’s much-vaunted Snowy Hydro expansion is supposed to smooth out the bumps in electricity supply as Australia transitions to renewables. But not only is the project a bad deal for taxpayers, our analysis suggests it will deliver a fraction of the energy benefits promised.
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Do Not Joke About the Holy Climate Warriors
The Daily Telegraph
Tue 15 October, 2019
Media Watch host Paul Barry is more offended by Kerri-Anne Kennerley’s joke about using climate protesters as speed humps than he is about cities being gridlocked by ridiculous Thunbergian gluebacks:
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Macquarie Group gets another $100 million from CEFC
The Fifth Estate
Tue 15 October, 2019
The asset management arm of Macquarie Group, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), has received another sizeable chunk of finance from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation for emissions reduction and energy efficiency projects across airports, electricity, port, rail, water and other infrastructure sectors.
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“I’ve spent years working on my confidence”: A Q&A with Bham founder Kylie Boreham
Smart Company
Tue 15 October, 2019
Boreham is now an up-and-coming contributor to the world of ethical and sustainable fashion, having launched her brand Bham earlier this year. Not only does the Australian company ensure that every step that goes into producing and shipping their products doesn’t hurt people or the planet, but they also donate a portion of their profits to support women in Papua New Guinea who are affected by domestic violence.
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No choice but to invest in oil: Shell CEO
7 News
Tue 15 October, 2019
Royal Dutch Shell still sees abundant opportunity to make money from oil and gas in coming decades, even as investors and governments increase pressure on energy companies over climate change, its chief executive said.
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The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
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World Solar Challenge cars race into SA
Perthnow
Tue 15 October, 2019
Leading cars in the World Solar Challenge have raced into South Australia on the third day of their journey from Darwin to Adelaide.
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The Canberra Times
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New meets old: Cob houses enter the twenty-first century
The Fifth Estate
Tue 15 October, 2019
A marriage of new and old wall materials using earth and plant fibre has won the first prize in the category “Connecting Green, Blue and Grey” at the European Commission’s RegioStars Awards in Brussels, as part of the European Week of Regions and Cities.
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NSW park expansion for 3 vulnerable birds
7 News
Tue 15 October, 2019
The home of the spotted harrier, the scarlet robin and the eastern bent wing in the NSW Central Tablelands has been extended by more than 500 hectares.
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Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
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Relieve your 'eco-anxiety' thanks to OzHarvest's #countmein campaign
SBS World News Australia
Tue 15 October, 2019
There's no need to suffer from 'eco-anxiety' and stress about a global lack of climate change solutions. OzHarvest's Ronni Kahn offers a few simple things we can all do to reduce food waste and look after our planet. #countmein
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Are eco-runners the next big sneaker trend?
Vogue Australia
Tue 15 October, 2019
Sustainable sneakers are nothing new, but do you know the carbon footprint of your running shoes? And are they the next ‘It’ shoe? Vogue unpacks the challenges of making high-performance trainers that have low environmental impact.
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Unyoked Has Unveiled Six More Off-the-Grid Cabins
Broadsheet
Tue 15 October, 2019
Unyoked, the travel start-up that’s all about unplugging and unwinding in the wilderness, has added six new cabins to its portfolio of remote getaways.
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