Issue date : Mon 4 November, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 26 Seconds
Number of items : 64
Labor at war over state gas ban
The Australian
Mon 4 November, 2019
Joel Fitzgibbon has slammed Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews’s ban on fracking, declaring the policy makes “neither economic nor environmental sense” and undermines Australia’s push to reduce carbon emissions.
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Review could beef up council powers on dumped trolleys
Government News
Mon 4 November, 2019
The NSW government will consider handing local councils stronger powers to crack down on abandoned shopping trolleys after 1,000 dumped trolleys were picked up in western Sydney alone over two days.
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Victoria launches its first electric bus
Infrastructure Magazine
Mon 4 November, 2019
The Victorian Government has partnered with Transdev to launch the state’s first locally-built, fully electric bus on one of Melbourne’s busiest routes.
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Kinship is vital to Pacific disaster response
The Interpreter
Mon 4 November, 2019
“Category 5 strength cyclones have occurred in some years with similar conditions leading into the 2019/20 season,” New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research recently reported. “Therefore, all communities should remain alert and well-prepared for severe events.”
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Coercion is coal’s only friend
Reneweconomy
Mon 4 November, 2019
At the Queensland Resources Council lunch held on November 1st, in Brisbane, a journalist from the UK’s Channel 4 News stood up and asked a question of the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison: “Given the efforts that other nations are making to reduce their carbon emissions, and given the places like the great barrier reef are, we know, under threat from climate change……. “ Halfway through her question, precisely after she mentions climate change, a single loud moaned ‘boooo’ rings out in the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. She continues.
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ABC ignores the facts about climate change
The Australian
Mon 4 November, 2019
For people who like to say they follow the science, the climate groupthink conformists of the media sure don’t like facts.
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Ripping up Murray-Darling plan would ignore the lessons of history
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 4 November, 2019
Referring to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro said last week that he wanted to “rip the bloody thing up”. Times of extreme stress, like the current drought, can trigger bad decisions.v
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Companies count the cost of climate change
The Australian
Mon 4 November, 2019
There are growing calls for companies to be more upfront with shareholders about the risks investors face in a warming world.
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For better research, let mice be mice
Cosmos
Fri 1 November, 2019
The humble mouse finds itself in thousands of laboratories across the world, where it is used to investigate everything from diseases to behaviour.
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Tracing poached ivory to the source
Cosmos
Mon 4 November, 2019
A new software tool will speed up the tracking of locations where African elephant tusks have been poached for ivory.
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Paper from a stone? The new multi-million dollar notebook trend
The Age
Mon 4 November, 2019
Even as consumers become more tuned in to the benefits of sustainable consumption, courting stationery users to invest in your vision is no mean feat, says Karst co-founder Jon Tse.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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EPA avoids request for help from injured firefighters
The Age
Sun 3 November, 2019
The Environment Protection Authority is refusing to provide firefighters with detailed information about the toxic chemicals they were exposed to during a massive industrial blaze in West Footscray in August last year.
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Water Minister Melinda Pavey ignored the state's own water releases
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 3 November, 2019
NSW Water Minister Melinda Pavey has been caught out accusing a federal agency of "blind recklessness" in releasing environmental flows amid the drought even as her own department was doing the same.
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Britain calls halt on fracking following government U-turn
Yahoo News
Sun 3 November, 2019
The British government called a halt Saturday to the controversial process of "fracking" due to fears it could trigger earthquakes in a surprise U-turn just weeks before a general election.
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Retooling schools for an era of climate change
The Age
Sun 3 November, 2019
Australian schools will address a host of new challenges throughout the 2020s but perhaps the most pressing imperative will be establishing ecological responsibility and sustainability as central elements of how institutions are run.
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Wrong side of the chasm: Australia can still cross the bridge to a low-carbon world
The Guardian
Sun 3 November, 2019
There is a chasm between a world that quickly breaks the link between modern economic growth and carbon emissions, and a world that fails to do so. The side of the chasm that we are now on is a dangerous place. It would be reckless beyond the normal human irrationality for us to stay where we are.
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Taking our chance: the low-carbon future should belong to Australia
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 3 November, 2019
In the first half of August 2019, my wife Jayne and I took a journey through the Murray–Darling Basin. We spent a couple of days at Lake Mungo, where the ice age overflow from the Lachlan once filled lakes and supported communities that left us with what may be the oldest record on Earth of complex human mind and spirit. Then we turned up the Darling to Menindee, where Harrison made his pile when Pardon won the cup. Once the source of Broken Hill’s water, and of renowned grapes and fruit, in the past year the Menindee Lakes have been famous only for a plague of dead fish. They are mainly dry. A new pipeline is raiding the Murray to supply Broken Hill.
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Peta Credlin: Forget climate panic. The energy emergency is here
The Daily Telegraph
Sun 3 November, 2019
The climate zealotry that the Morrison government was meant to stop is getting out of control, putting Australia’s energy supply at risk, and with it, the economy, writes Peta Credlin.
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NT News
The Advertiser
The Courier Mail
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
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Giant water battery helps university cut energy costs by 40 per cent
The Brisbane Times
Sun 3 November, 2019
A giant chilled water-battery is using the solar energy generated by 6000 solar panels on top of roofs at the University of the Sunshine Coast to chill water and save 40 per cent of airconditioning costs.
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Loved to death? Canyoners put pressure on Blue Mountains' fragile landscape
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 3 November, 2019
The sport of canyoning is growing in popularity, but the number of adventurers exploring canyons in the Blue Mountains is putting pressure on the spectacular but fragile environment.
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New Technology Turning Plastic Bottles Into Roads
Ten Daily
Sun 3 November, 2019
Ninety percent of the plastic we use ends up in landfills, or in the world's oceans. Now, a Scottish firm has invented a way to recycle that hard-to-use plastic for a role that requires durability: paving roads and highways.
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Geelong council to rescue wasted food to help solve rubbish
The Geelong Advertiser
Sun 3 November, 2019
Geelong council is set to trial a program rescuing leftover food from kerbside bins to cut down on waste dumped in landfill.
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Thunderstorms hit parts of NSW as bushfires rage
The Guardian
Sun 3 November, 2019
Thunderstorms that hit New South Wales on Sunday will help firefighters working to contain bush and grass fires across the state, but will also bring with them lightning and the possibility of more fires.
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UN climate talks to take place in Madrid
News.com.au
Sat 2 November, 2019
The United Nations' annual climate conference will take place in Madrid, Spain, in December after Chile pulled out of hosting duties following weeks of unrest.
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7 News
9 News
NT News
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Canberra Times
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Newcastle Herald
The Weekly Times
Yahoo News
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9 News
Spain offers to save canned climate talks
Yahoo News
The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
Yahoo News
Spain steps in to host COP25 climate summit as Greta asks for a lift
Please don't think about climate change and the economy. It may upset you
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 2 November, 2019
It’s coming to something when we get so little leadership from the bloke we pay to lead us that the unelected have to fill the vacuum. Now 10 business organisations have united to urge Scott Morrison either to set out the climate policy rules to drive action by the private sector, or end up spending a shedload of taxpayers’ money fixing the problem himself.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
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Cracks in Alboeing fleet threaten to ground green flight of fancy
The Australian Financial Review
Sat 2 November, 2019
Five months after the shocking crash of the ALP in the early hours of May 19, 2019, when the entire party inexplicably nosedived shortly after take-off wiping out everyone on board, a report this week will be released by a team of experts who were called in to investigate and identify any obvious flaws in the design of the entire Alboeing fleet.
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Sunny side up: Australia can seize a climate of opportunity
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 2 November, 2019
The most important thing to happen in Australian politics this week, and probably in any week since the election, is that Anthony Albanese transformed Labor's framing of climate and energy. And, as we know from the last dozen years of hard-won experience, you can't win an election without winning the politics of climate and energy.
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Rescuers to get more money to aid wildlife amid bushfires and drought
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 2 November, 2019
A surge in injured wildlife from the state's many early-season bushfires has prompted the Berejiklian government to increase its support for rescuers by a quarter.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
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Jane Fonda under arrest again, in US climate protest
Yahoo News
Sat 2 November, 2019
Hollywood legend and activist Jane Fonda was arrested Friday in Washington protesting politicians' failure to address climate change.
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Wind farm rejection leaves clean energy advocates baffled
ABC Rural
Fri 1 November, 2019
Renewable energy advocates have been left disappointed after a proposed wind farm on the NSW Southern Tablelands was rejected because of the visual impact on residents.
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South Australia had lowest cost of supply in main grid in October
Reneweconomy
Fri 1 November, 2019
The renewable energy state of South Australia recorded the lowest prices in Australia’s main grid in October, a month when it sourced well over half of its its electricity supply from wind and solar.
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Snake population near death as floods drown rats
ABC News
Fri 1 November, 2019
The world's 'most productive ecosystem' is about to collapse because extreme rainfall has caused a famine, a Darwin wetlands researcher of 30 years has said.
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Involving kids in making schools sustainable spreads the message beyond the classroom
The Conversation
Fri 1 November, 2019
The recent student-led climate protests reflect the need for schools to provide opportunities to nurture their students’ global, environmentally conscious minds. Modern education isn’t only about teaching kids the traditional concepts of say, English and Mathematics – it is also about helping to develop confident adults and informed citizens.
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High school scientist is plastic fantastic
News.com.au
Fri 1 November, 2019
When most people look at a prawn, they probably don't see the material needed to invent a biodegradable plastic lying in the crustacean's shell.
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The Australian
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
Yahoo News
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Sunday not too far away in climate change show Dimanche
The Advertiser
Fri 1 November, 2019
It’s the end of the world as we know it, when climate change spreads from the North Pole to the inside of a family home in this show of comic extremes
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Sustainability Victoria appoints new CEO
Infrastructure Magazine
Fri 1 November, 2019
The Victorian Government has announced the appointment of the new Chief Executive Officer of Sustainability Victoria. Claire Ferres Miles will lead Sustainability Victoria’s transformative climate and energy programs, as well as continuing to work to strengthen the state’s recycling sector.
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