Issue date : Mon 21 October, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 16 Seconds
Number of items : 62
Take care of Vic poor in climate fight
7 News
Mon 21 October, 2019
Victoria isn't doing enough to make sure poor and disadvantaged communities aren't penalised by attempts to tackle climate change, a new report says.
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Labor’s ‘Climate Emergency’ ignores workers says former MP
The Courier Mail
Mon 21 October, 2019
Blue-collar workers will only be scared by Labor’s plans to declare a “climate emergency”, according to a former MP who lost their spot on the back of its position on Adani.
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Fair climate reporting must include economic facts
The Australian
Mon 21 October, 2019
Whose interests are the Guardian, Nine newspapers and ABC representing when they publish climate alarmist stories but never question the costs?
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Morrison's government is spinning its wheels
The Canberra Times
Mon 21 October, 2019
As the black sheep in a family of car enthusiasts, I know that if you brake and put your foot on the accelerator at the same time there's a lot of noise and smoke, but you end up spinning your wheels.
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Leading engineers turn their backs on new fossil fuel projects
The Guardian
Mon 21 October, 2019
Engineering firms are under increased pressure from their own employees to abandon controversial fossil fuel projects, as the sector turns its attention to the climate crisis.
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Carbon pumping: in for the krill
Cosmos
Mon 21 October, 2019
About 380 million tonnes of Antarctic krill calls the Southern Ocean home and play a vital role in carbon storage and nutrient distribution – but we don’t know nearly enough about it, according to a new scientific paper.
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Saving pumas with genomics
Cosmos
Mon 21 October, 2019
Genomes from mountain lions, or pumas, have spawned insights into how to encourage genetic diversification within the striking feline species and boost their health and survival.
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Brownes Dairy switches to plant-based renewable packaging
Food & Beverage
Mon 21 October, 2019
Brownes Dairy will replace its existing milk cartons with an Australian first, a carton package made entirely from plant-based, renewable materials in a new sustainable packaging move.
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'Asleep at the wheel': NSW government ignored years of water warnings
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 20 October, 2019
The Coalition government in NSW ignored multiple warnings since 2012 from a key planning agency that the state prepare plans to cope with the risk of droughts and longer-term climate change.
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Climate Change Fund under review after host of council grants
The Daily Telegraph
Sun 20 October, 2019
A fund designed to help local councils address climate change will be reviewed after a host grants were issued for bizarre projects including improving the thermal comfort of a local shopping strip.
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Canada election puts spotlight on the oil-climate divide
Yahoo News
Sun 20 October, 2019
On the eve of Canada's federal elections, Conservatives and Liberals are neck-and-neck in the polls. But in the prairie province of Saskatchewan support for the Tories is steadfast, centered around the fate of the oil and gas industry.
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IMF to examine climate risk to economies
7 News
Sun 20 October, 2019
The International Monetary Fund is examining the impact of climate on the world's financial markets and whether it is priced into market valuations.
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Central banks tune in to climate change
The Australian Financial Review
Sun 20 October, 2019
New IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva announced that the IMF 'is gearing up very rapidly to integrate climate risks into our surveillance work'.
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Labor needs to reboot 'the moral challenge of our times' as economic opportunity
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 20 October, 2019
Climate change policy in this country is truly a marauding zombie of an issue, killing and maiming indiscriminately, resurrecting itself from the dead even in corners where you thought it was buried and settled.
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Australia's birds: pretty and sweet or just a pack of bastards?
The Guardian
Sun 20 October, 2019
Since BirdLife Australia launched the Aussie Backyard Bird Count in 2014, the number of participants has risen from 9,000 to over 70,000. Unsurprisingly, the amount of birds that have been counted in our cities and towns has also risen – from 850,000 to more than 2.75 million birds last year.
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Voters pay for climate posturing
The Australian
Sat 19 October, 2019
For my sins, I have fallen victim to an expensive family hobby: snow skiing. It has cost us a bomb but thankfully, because we don’t indulge in climate change virtue-signalling, we’ve been spared the angst of hypocrisy.
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The culprit behind east Australia's big dry
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 20 October, 2019
When leading climate scientist Matthew England began work at a lab in Hobart in the mid-1980s, visitors were greeted by a huge graphic depicting a tight correlation between El Ninos and Australia's farm yields.
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AWU pushes Labor to back Coalition on carbon targets
The Australian
Sat 19 October, 2019
Australian Workers Union national secretary Daniel Walton has urged Labor to adopt Scott Morrison’s 2030 emissions reduction target, declaring “you can basically pack up manufacturing in this country” unless a political consensus is reached on climate change and energy policy.
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Young climate activists in Africa struggle to be heard
Yahoo News
Sat 19 October, 2019
As Greta Thunberg and the Extinction Rebellion inspire climate protesters across the globe, young African activists say they still struggle to make themselves heard.
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Passing the generational baton for climate change
Independent Australia
Sat 19 October, 2019
Greta Thunberg has not only been a threat to conservative, misogynistic men, but a voice of inspiration to generations around the world, writes John Haly.
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Why 'doomism' is part of the latest frontier in the climate wars
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 19 October, 2019
Once if you were a climate scientist the chief enemy was denial. Now, says Michael E. Mann, it’s more likely to be “doomism”: the idea that taking action to reduce the threat of runaway climate change is pointless because it’s already too late.
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Horse slaughter: irresponsibility and hypocrisy on all sides have brought us here
The Guardian
Sat 19 October, 2019
The biggest trucks at any horse sale belong to the meat dealers. At the end of the day, once those awarded a second chance have been led away, the dealers open the remaining pens and run their unlucky purchases through the saleyard to the loading ramp.
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Labor in grip of its own climate debate emergency
The Australian
Sat 19 October, 2019
I don’t really know what declaring a climate emergency even means. Should I rush out the back door and panic? Should I start constructing a concrete shelter so the family can bunker down until the emergency lifts? When will I know the emergency is over?
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Abandoned by great white sharks, Cape Town is now short of whales, too
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 19 October, 2019
A survey of the population of southern right whales off the coast of Cape Town has shown the second-lowest incidence of the aquatic mammals in 24 years and scientists in South Africa are linking the scarcity to climate change.
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PFAS found in Hunter school yard
The Newcastle Herald
Sat 19 October, 2019
A HUNTER school of around 235 students will have to wait at least a month to learn the level of PFAS present on its grounds.
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Our ability to manufacture minerals could transform the gem market, medical industries and even help suck carbon from the air
The Conversation
Fri 18 October, 2019
Last month, scientists uncovered a mineral called Edscottite. Minerals are solid, naturally occurring substances that are not living, such as quartz or haematite. This new mineral was discovered after an examination of the Wedderburn Meteorite, a metallic-looking rock found in Central Victoria back in 1951.
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'An absolute disgrace': Tyre retailers milking disposal fees
The Brisbane Times
Sat 19 October, 2019
In a regulatory loophole described as "an absolute disgrace", tyre retailers* are skimming millions of dollars paid by motorists to tyre companies through a $5 tyre disposal fee.
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Penny Whetton: A pioneering climate scientist skilled in the art of life
The Conversation
Fri 18 October, 2019
Last month we lost Dr Penny Whetton - one of the world’s most respected climate scientists and a brilliant mentor to the next generation of researchers. Penny will also be remembered as a passionate environmentalist, artist, photographer and champion of the transgender community.
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Climate protesters disrupt Canberra traffic
The Canberra Times
Fri 18 October, 2019
Between 100 and 200 protesters marched through the centre of Canberra on Friday evening before staging a "die in" on the junction of Northbourne Avenue and London Circuit.
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