Issue date : Wed 23 October, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 54 Seconds
Number of items : 46
NSW law to shield coal mine projects from emissions concerns
The Australian
Wed 23 October, 2019
The NSW government plans to introduce laws putting an end to international greenhouse gas emissions being used as a reason to prevent its mines being approved, igniting tensions with green groups critical of the state’s attitude towards climate change.
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The Guardian
NSW moves to stop mine projects being blocked because of their overseas emissions
7 News
NSW responds to Rocky Hill mine decision
Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The West Australian
The Sydney Morning Herald
NSW government says new planning laws give certainty for mines
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Roll out water recycling in drought assistance packages
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 23 October, 2019
As country towns like Armidale and Tamworth hurtle towards "Day Zero", when taps in people’s homes are turned off, it is clear the way we are managing water won’t cut it in a climate changed world.
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The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Insincere and misguided displays of concern make the drought worse
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 23 October, 2019
Sometimes I think our politics has got into a vicious circle: the worse our politicians behave, the more of us give up and tune out. But the less we monitor their behaviour, the worse and more lackadaisical the politicians become.
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Big funds push miners to get tougher with industry bodies on climate
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 23 October, 2019
Institutional investors have stepped up the pressure on BHP to lay the groundwork for severing ties with the Minerals Council of Australia before an important shareholder vote next month on the miner's response to climate change.
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AMP, Santos and JB Hi-Fi join Business Council exodus
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 23 October, 2019
Wealth manager AMP, oil giant Santos and retailer JB Hi-Fi recently left the Business Council of Australia in the latest in a string of departures from the influential corporate lobby group.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Uniquely-designed sustainable office aims for LEED Gold
Architecture and Design
Wed 23 October, 2019
Green terraces and skybridges connecting two intertwined trapezoidal towers are some of the design highlights of the proposed office building being developed in Buenos Aires’ business district.
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A few revelations about moths and butterflies
Cosmos
Mon 30 November, -0001
A comprehensive evolutionary tree of Lepidoptera, the order that includes butterflies and moths, reveals that this assorted group of insects has been around for up to 300 million years – much longer than previously thought.
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The value of human-made minerals
Cosmos
Wed 23 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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South Pole ozone hole shrinks to smallest
7 News
Wed 23 October, 2019
The ozone hole near the South Pole is at its smallest since it was discovered but that is more due to freakish Antarctic weather than efforts to cut down on pollution, NASA says.
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The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
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'Plan C is a problem': a town without ground water nears day zero
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 23 October, 2019
The northern tablelands town of Armidale is looking at the prospect of carting in water on 100 trucks every day if it cannot find ground water before its dam runs dry next year, or unless the drought breaks.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Climate emergency declaration in hands of backbenchers as record-breaking petition tabled
News.com.au
Tue 22 October, 2019
A record-breaking petition to declare a climate emergency will be tabled in parliament just one day after Labor was ridiculed for a lack of turnout to push the issue.
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The Courier Mail
The Mercury
The West Australian
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Yahoo News
Climate petition presented to parliament
9 News
Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The West Australian
The Daily Telegraph
Zali Steggall: E-petition calling for Government to declare Climate Change Emergency
City of Sydney to go totally renewable by 2020
Government News
Tue 22 October, 2019
The City of Sydney has inked a $60 million renewable energy deal that will see it powered entirely by wind and solar power by next year.
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Waste and recycling policy needed for Victoria
Infrastructure Magazine
Tue 22 October, 2019
Infrastructure Victoria has developed advice for government on how it can build a better recycling and resource recovery industry for Victoria.
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As China builds Pacific ties, local leaders demand more on climate
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 22 October, 2019
Pacific Islands leaders have used a forum sponsored by China to demand that it do more to address the "climate change crisis" which is one of the greatest threats to low-lying coastal nations.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Business feels investor squeeze over climate change
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 22 October, 2019
While the political focus on climate change is fixed on the Morrison government, much of the big business community is just trying to get on with business. These days that has to include getting on with corporate emissions reduction policies.
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Climate change will require policy on new coal mines
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 22 October, 2019
NSW is facing a difficult decision on whether planning rules should consider the potential impact on climate change in deciding whether to approve new coal mines.
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Garry Linnell: Blinded by romance, we lack vision for our brown country
The New Daily
Tue 22 October, 2019
Sometimes it’s hard to love a sunburnt country. We may have a fondness for its ragged mountain ranges and sweeping plains. But not even the most naïve romantic could be infatuated with its droughts and flooding rains.
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CSIRO seeking massive PPA provider
The Fifth Estate
Tue 22 October, 2019
CSIRO is accelerating towards a zero carbon economy, announcing it’s move towards 100 per cent renewable energy for all its sites across NSW, Victoria and the ACT.
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Trash to treasure: Everest garbage given new lease of life
Yahoo News
Tue 22 October, 2019
A group of tourists sip water at a five-star hotel in Kathmandu, unaware that the green glasses in their hands were once bottles discarded on Mount Everest -- left by climbers eager to make their ascent.
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