Issue date : Fri 1 November, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 13 Seconds
Number of items : 38
Coalition’s carbon market plans at risk from low quality “grey” credits
Reneweconomy
Fri 1 November, 2019
The price of Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs) has rebounded to a 5-month high of $16.37 a tonne in October, a 10 per cent increase from a 12-month low of $14.80 in early July, on the back of small volumes traded in the spot market.
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Friday essay: thinking like a planet - environmental crisis and the humanities
The Conversation
Fri 1 November, 2019
Many of us joined the Global Climate Strike on Friday, 20 September, and together we constituted half a million Australians gathering peacefully and walking the streets of our cities and towns to protest at government inaction in the face of the gravest threat human civilisation has faced.
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Our environmental laws should be judged by one outcome
The Canberra Times
Fri 1 November, 2019
On Monday, Environment Minister Sussan Ley launched the long-awaited statutory review of Australia's beleaguered national environment law, the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act. Ms Ley has set streamlining regulation as the key test of success for the review. But by far the more enduring test will be whether the Australian government can deliver on its core responsibility to protect our wildlife and iconic natural places and end the major threats to their survival. Right now, it just can't.
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Vampire bats are friendly, like us
Cosmos
Fri 1 November, 2019
Vampire bats (Desmodus rotundus) form enduring relationships much like humans and other social primates, according to new research.
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Dingoes found in New South Wales, but we’re killing them as ‘wild dogs’
The Conversation
Fri 1 November, 2019
There is a widespread belief dingoes are as good as extinct in New South Wales and nearly all dog-like animals in the wild are simply wild dogs. This belief is bolstered by legislation and policies in NSW, which have removed the word dingo and refer only to “wild dogs”.
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Species v hybrid. More fuel for the debate
Cosmos
Fri 1 November, 2019
Genome analysis of same-genus butterfly species points to the evolutionary importance of hybridisation.
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Algae blooms 'making glaciers melt faster'
The Newcastle Herald
Fri 1 November, 2019
Glaciers will melt faster than current models on climate change account for as algae blooms colonise them and reduce their ability to reflect the sun's heat, scientists studying glaciers say.
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Smoky skies to continue as NSW fires burn
9 News
Fri 1 November, 2019
Smoky skies above Sydney aren't expected to clear until the end of the weekend as fires continue to burn across NSW.
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News.com.au
Hail, cyclones and fire: Extreme weather risks on the rise
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 1 November, 2019
Sydney and Melbourne will likely be exposed to more intense hail storms, tropical cyclones will track further south and bushfire risks will increase in most of Australia as the climate warms, new research shows.
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The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Stop water sharing plan: NSW Dep Premier
9 News
Thu 31 October, 2019
Deputy Premier John Barilaro wants all water-sharing plans paused and has again threatened to ditch the Murray-Darling Basin Plan as NSW grapples with drought.
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Hewson's view: Climate reality
The Canberra Times
Thu 31 October, 2019
The basic failing of the climate debate has been the at times overwhelming attempt to make the issue a political issue when it is not, and certainly shouldn't be.
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The science of drought is complex but the message on climate change is clear
The Conversation
Thu 31 October, 2019
The issue of whether Australia’s current drought is caused by climate change has been seized on by some media commentators, with debate raging over a remark from eminent scientist Andy Pitman that “there is no link between climate change and drought”. Professor Pitman has since qualified, he meant to say “there is no direct link between climate change and drought”.
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Citi unveils sweeping decarbonisation agenda
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 31 October, 2019
Citi has revealed a sweeping decarbonisation blueprint, which argues the continued operation of carbon-intensive projects makes less financial sense by the day.
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Adani opens Queensland solar farm and says it’s proof it “gets climate change”
Reneweconomy
Thu 31 October, 2019
Global energy giant Adani Resources might be developing one of the world’s biggest carbon bombs next to Queensland’s critically endangered Great Barrier Reef as the world teeters on the brink of a global warming catastrophe – but don’t worry, it says it totally “gets” climate change.
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How to make a $165 billion project database sustainable
Infrastructure Magazine
Thu 31 October, 2019
The Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) has outlined a plan for industry to take full advantage of the opportunities that Australia’s $165 billion project database poses for sustainable infrastructure.
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7 “spooky” sharks and rays to learn about this Halloween
Australian Geographic
Thu 31 October, 2019
Halloween is upon us, so let’s have some ghoulish fun and check out some of the spookiest ocean animals. But be warned, while bony skeletons normally run riot during this celebration of all things frightful, only animals that leave behind cartilaginous skeletons (that is, sharks, rays and their relatives) are in the moonlight in this story. So read on… if you dare.
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A changing of the vines
ABC News
Thu 31 October, 2019
Going back to bush basics could reform Australia's wine industry, by cutting chemical use and preparing farmers for climate change.
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Better packaging to reduce food waste
Government News
Thu 31 October, 2019
Industry representatives have discussed the challenges and opportunities of improving food packaging during a panel discussion at a waste and recycling forum.
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