Issue date : Thu 7 November, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 09 Seconds
Number of items : 49
There is no magic hydrogen bullet coming
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 7 November, 2019
Producing industrial scale hydrogen is a cage fight with the laws of physics. it is a possibility, not a policy.
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Yes, there is a climate emergency. Politicians need to do more than talk about it
The Age
Wed 6 November, 2019
The Pope has done it. So have the governments of Malta, Argentina and France. The likes of Nagasaki Prefecture, Christchurch City and Darebin City councils have got on board. And now more than 11,000 scientists from 153 countries have joined in with a new report that starts with a bold statement: "Scientists have a moral obligation to clearly warn humanity of any catastrophic threat ... We declare clearly .. and unequivocally that planet Earth is facing a "climate emergency."
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Climate manifesto in age of disbelief
The Canberra Times
Thu 7 November, 2019
It is today's tragedy that the distinction between testable facts and untestable belief has been lost. An assertion, preferably shouted with the help of an insult, has as much currency as anything written in a journal of authority.
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Climate change a boardroom issue
The Australian
Thu 7 November, 2019
The climate war in Canberra has triggered a permanent state of alert in the financial services industry.
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Major super funds push BHP to cut ties with lobby groups
The Age
Thu 7 November, 2019
Australian mining giant BHP will face a push from major superannuation funds on Thursday to cut its ties with influential lobby groups accused of being at odds with goals to tackle global warming.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Waste giant Suez to build, not buy, in Australia
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 7 November, 2019
The chief executive of the Australian operations of French waste giant Suez says the group is steering clear of the rising levels of merger and acquisition activity in the sector, and will instead focus on building on its existing local infrastructure.
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Fighting for Australia’s precious sea pups
Australian Geographic
Thu 7 November, 2019
A radical trial treating a sinister parasite in newborn Australian sea lion pups could help rescue the species.
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They look nice, but what are they achieving?
Cosmos
Thu 7 November, 2019
The idea that pot plants are as environmentally valuable as they are aesthetically pleasing is vastly overstated, according to engineers from Drexel University in the US.
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'Ghost' fishing gear: the trash haunting ocean wildlife
Yahoo News
Thu 7 November, 2019
Far out in the South Atlantic Ocean, invisible to the South African coastline, diver Pascal Van Erp surfaced with an abandoned lobster cage covered in algae and other marine organisms.
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How sustainable is recycled plastic, really?
Vogue Australia
Wed 6 November, 2019
An increasing number of fashion brands – including Prada, Stella McCartney and Adidas – are using recycled plastic to up their green credentials. Vogue looks at why it might not be such a sustainable fix.
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Think tank targets NSW climate law changes
The Canberra Times
Wed 6 November, 2019
It is "nearly unimaginable" the NSW government has moved to amend laws that require planning bodies to asses overseas greenhouse gas emissions when examining local mining projects, a left-wing think tank says.
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Perthnow
The West Australian
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Dubbo rejects 'pork chop' water critics
News.com.au
Wed 6 November, 2019
Dubbo mayor Ben Shields says criticism of his town's water policy is coming from a "bunch of external people carrying on like pork chops".
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The Advertiser
The Australian
The Canberra Times
The Guardian
The Herald Sun
The Weekly Times
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NSW looks to Israel's water management
Yahoo News
Wed 6 November, 2019
The NSW government is looking to Israel's water management to help inform policy and secure the state's water future.
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Xi, Macron unite on climate after US withdraws from Paris pact
Yahoo News
Wed 6 November, 2019
Chinese leader Xi Jinping and French President Emmanuel Macron declared on Wednesday that the Paris climate pact was "irreversible", showing a united front after Washington formally withdrew from the accord this week.
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Climate exit ‘erodes US credibility in the Pacific’
The Australian
Wed 6 November, 2019
Pacific leaders say the US decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement will undermine American influence and credibility in the region.
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There is one way forward on climate change
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 6 November, 2019
Climate policy is dangling between the cynicism of Donald Trump and the radicalism of Greta Thunberg. The US president has just pulled the world’s second-largest emitter of greenhouse gases out of the Paris climate accord.
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Australia’s main grid reaches 50 per cent renewables for first time
Reneweconomy
Wed 6 November, 2019
Australia’s main grid – known as the National Electricity Market – broke through the 50 per cent benchmark for renewable energy in one trading period on Wednesday, the first time that half of net demand had been met by renewables.
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Goat farmers at climate change frontline in Argentina's wine belt
Yahoo News
Wed 6 November, 2019
In a vast valley at the foot of the Andes, Antonio Sazo counts his goats, having ushered them down mountain slopes in the south of the Argentine province of Mendoza, where climate change forces them higher every year in order to graze.
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Past Antarctic ice melt reveals potential for 'extreme sea-level rise'
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 6 November, 2019
Sea levels rose as much as three metres per century during the last interglacial period as Antarctic ice sheets melted, a pace that could be exceeded in the future, given the turbo-charged potential of human-led climate change.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Woman outraged by discovery at free camping sites
Yahoo News
Wed 6 November, 2019
A Perth woman said it’s “no wonder” free camping is “being eroded” after coming across several campgrounds covered in garbage.
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How Cult Hatmaker Helen Kaminski Pivots To Sustainability In Fashion
Harper Bazaar
Wed 6 November, 2019
Fashion seems to be single-mindedly obsessed with sustainability at this moment in time (and rightly so), but the conversation tends to be very big-picture. Attention often goes to how luxury conglomerates and fast-fashion giants can clean up their carbon footprint, while less is said about how smaller brands are adapting.
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