Issue date : Mon 28 October, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 45 Seconds
Number of items : 56
Letter by 240 leading scientists calls on Scott Morrison to stem extinction crisis
The Guardian
Mon 28 October, 2019
More than 240 conservation scientists have called on Scott Morrison to drop his opposition to stronger environment laws and seize a “once-in-a-decade opportunity” to fix a system that is failing to stem a worsening extinction crisis.
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Australian scientists warn of 'extinction crisis' in open letter
The Canberra Times
PM urged to strengthen environmental laws
Ten Daily
The Newcastle Herald
Australians worry about the environment, but are wary of electric cars: report
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 28 October, 2019
Australians are confused and wary of the range and costs of electric vehicles, a new study has found, despite their rapid increase in concerns about pollution levels and the environment.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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'Broken system' causing water crisis for farmers
9 News
Mon 28 October, 2019
Last year the government authority Australians trust to manage our most precious natural resource – water – managed instead to lose nearly two Sydney Harbours of it. It's a national scandal, buried deep within the hide-bound bureaucratese of the Murray Darlin Basin Authority (MDBA).
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Climate debate abounds with deception
The Australian
Mon 28 October, 2019
Blatant deception has become endemic in what is an extreme debate on global warming. The alarmists who sneer at so-called climate deniers are, all too often, fact deniers, writes Chris Kenny.
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ESG could paralyse boards
The Australian
Mon 28 October, 2019
It seems we can barely go a day without reading about a so-called “social licence” for companies and their directors.
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Plastics Economy Global Commitment progress report released
Inside Waste
Mon 28 October, 2019
A year on from the commencement of the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, the number of organisations committing to improving the circular economy if plastics has reached 400.
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Queensland's CleanCo targets energy 'duck curve'
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 28 October, 2019
The chief executive of Queensland's new state-owned renewable energy company CleanCo said its generation assets will help flatten out the so-called "duck curve" on the energy grid and deliver lower prices when it begins trading this week.
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Emissions flat-line as 'carrot's not working and there's no stick'
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 28 October, 2019
Australia's carbon emissions appear to have edged higher in the final quarter of the 2018-19 financial year, delaying the downward trajectory the nation needs in order to hit the country's Paris climate goals.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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The Blinky Bill effect: when gum trees are cut down, where do the koalas go?
The Conversation
Mon 28 October, 2019
In the past two decades there has been an unprecedented increase in the area of blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus) plantations in southern Australia. In southwest Victoria alone, some additional 80,000 hectares of commercial blue gum have been planted.
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Mrs Gould’s Sunbird is a tiny delight
Australian Geographic
Mon 28 October, 2019
Like a bird that was dipped in sunset colours, Mrs Gould’s sunbird is as pretty as a picture. Named after 19th century British artist, Elizabeth Gould, it’s been enchanting birders for centuries.
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Australian scientists helping Nepal navigate water management
Cosmos
Mon 28 October, 2019
At first glance, the relatively small, snowy and mountainous nation of Nepal bears little resemblance to the flat, dry and sprawling Australian continent, but both experience prolonged dry seasons and have to juggle many competing demands for water.
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Looking to the future of civil society and conservation
ProBono Australia News
Mon 28 October, 2019
Climate change, mass extinction of species, and the destruction of natural environments are some of the most pressing issues at hand. As the CEO of WWF Australia, Dermot O’Gorman is at the forefront of finding solutions. He’s this week’s Changemaker.
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Farmers await national drought policy
9 News
Sun 27 October, 2019
The Morrison government is continuing to weigh up drought relief proposals ahead of announcing its much-anticipated national strategy.
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Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
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Morrison’s claim of an Australian gold in per capita renewables is not true
Reneweconomy
Sun 27 October, 2019
Despite promises to cut emissions, Australia’s emissions are still rising. But at the United Nations General Assembly in New York last month, prime minister Scott Morrison rejected criticism by claiming that “Australia now has the highest per capita investment in clean energy technologies of anywhere in the world”.
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China doesn't care about pollution, says iron ore miner
The Australian Financial Review
Sun 27 October, 2019
Shrinking price premiums for high-grade iron ore are an admission by China that it does not care about the environment, according to the controversial boss of US miner Cleveland Cliffs.
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New chairman says South32 will keep rightful voice in coal lobby
The Australian Financial Review
Sun 27 October, 2019
South32 chairman Karen Wood says the group is an important “voice for good” in lobby groups such as Coal21 and the NSW Minerals Council, and has declared that coal used for steel making still has a role its portfolio.
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From grey to green: Melbourne deals with its urban heat issues
The Age
Sun 27 October, 2019
It all started with 10 trees in a tiny street in South Yarra. The year was 1985, the car was king, and Melbourne was a doughnut city – dead in the centre. Melbourne City Council urban designer Rob Adams was tasked with making the city more liveable.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Managing Coorong seals could provide local jobs, say Indigenous elders
ABC Rural
Sun 27 October, 2019
Indigenous elders in the Coorong region of South Australia say managing a growing population of long-nosed fur seals that have been wreaking havoc on native birds and the local fishing industry could provide local job opportunities.
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Water saving is the new kind of bucket challenge
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 27 October, 2019
For one month Sydney actor Mathew Costin limited his water usage for drinking and washing to 15 litres a day, about 185 litres a day less than the average Sydney resident uses.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Retailers lobby for grace period ahead of plastic bag ban
The Herald Sun
Sun 27 October, 2019
From Friday, lightweight plastic bags will be illegal in Victoria, however the Australian Retailers Association is worried that businesses may not be able to comply with the ban.
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The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
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Qantas board quizzed on climate, diversity
The Australian
Sat 26 October, 2019
Qantas’s board of directors has faced a barrage of questions on everything from climate change to Todd Sampson’s relevance at its annual general meeting in Adelaide.
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Hydrogen fuels renewables push
The Australian
Sat 26 October, 2019
With renewable energy now beginning to overwhelm the Australian electricity grid, the race is on to find something useful to do with it, rather than simply drive all coal generation out of business, although that’s going to happen anyway.
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India hopes 'green' fireworks, light show dim Diwali pollution
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 26 October, 2019
Delhi: India hopes to temper the environmental damage from its biggest annual holiday on Sunday with low-emission firecrackers and light shows, but the plan's uneven rollout has hurt some businesses and proven difficult to enforce.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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ClimateWorks: Leading the way to global emissions reductions
Lens
Fri 25 October, 2019
In its 10th anniversary year, ClimateWorks continues to lead the way for real-world emissions reductions, working with a diverse range of industries with the aim of achieving net zero emissions by 2050.
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Chinese-owned nickel plant in PNG shut down after toxic slurry spill
ABC News
Fri 25 October, 2019
Papua New Guinean authorities have shut down a Chinese-owned nickel processing plant for breaching safety and mining laws, after the operator spilled tens of thousands of litres of toxic slurry into a bay in August.
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