Issue date : Fri 15 November, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 14 Seconds
Number of items : 50
'Misleading': Government accused of hiding cut in firefighting talent
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 15 November, 2019
The dispute over the number of trained firefighters within the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service has escalated with evidence surfacing the government inherited almost a third more trained staff than it has claimed.
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Australia's most polluting project begins approvals 'by stealth'
WAToday
Fri 15 November, 2019
LNG giant Woodside is gaining approvals for its Burrup Hub project "by stealth" by splitting it into seven individual proposals which obscure total greenhouse gas emissions, according to environmental advocates.
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Prepare for climate change, asset manager warns
Investor Daily
Fri 15 November, 2019
Investors will have to brace themselves for climate change and start taking stakes in areas such as infrastructure and agriculture, with current government policies being “not nearly enough”, an asset manager has said.
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Brewer to go green in 2020
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 15 November, 2019
Beer brewing company Lion said it plans to be carbon neutral by next year in response to consumer demand for action on climate change.
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COAG waste timeline puts emphasis on manufacturers
Manufacturers’ Monthly
Fri 15 November, 2019
Manufacturers continue to have a growing role to play in ensuring that waste is diverted from landfill and used in the creation of new products.
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Australia must engage with nuclear research or fall far behind
The Conversation
Fri 15 November, 2019
Much is made of the “next generation” of nuclear reactors in the debate over nuclear power in Australia. They are touted as safer than older reactors, and suitable for helping Australia move away from fossil fuels.
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Tesla big battery in South Australia is about to get bigger
Reneweconomy
Fri 15 November, 2019
The Tesla big battery in South Australia – officially known as the Hornsdale Power Reserve – is about to get significantly bigger, according to sources and videos floating about on social media.
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Building a picture of bamboo’s strengths
Cosmos
Fri 15 November, 2019
A team of architects and engineers has mapped the way heat flows across the cell walls of bamboo, providing a clearer picture of how variations in thermal conductivity are linked to its elegant structure.
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Something else to grow hydroponically
Cosmos
Fri 15 November, 2019
Plant scientist Bill Bauerle has discovered that hops don't need to go dormant in order to flower.
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Medicines pose global environmental risk, experts warn
Yahoo News
Fri 15 November, 2019
Residues from billions of doses of antibiotics, painkillers and antidepressants pose a significant risk to freshwater ecosystems and the global food chain, a new analysis said Thursday.
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'Australians don't want to die from fires': rising risk of poor health due to climate change
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 14 November, 2019
The federal government's failure to address the damaging health effects of climate change including extreme heatwaves and intense bushfires is putting lives at risk, the authors of a major report warn.
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News.com.au
Climate change damaging health
7 News
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
Yahoo News
The Australian
The Mercury
News.com.au
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Climate change poses 'lifelong' child health risk
Australia set to lie with some strange bedfellows at Madrid climate talks
Reneweconomy
Thu 14 November, 2019
Australia is likely to find itself relying on some unlikely alliances at the next round of international climate talks to be held in Madrid next month, as the Morrison government faces opposition from a large portion of the international community on the carryover of surplus Kyoto units.
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TCorp’s $1.8b sustainable bond oversubscribed
Government News
Thu 14 November, 2019
A $1.8 billion ‘use of proceeds’ bond issued by TCorp for sustainable NSW government projects has been over-subscribed by $740 million, the NSW public sector financing agency says.
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Brisbane council plans to paint the town green
The Brisbane Times
Thu 14 November, 2019
Brisbane City Council wants to see more green landscapes and public art in future development, and an overall improvement in design standards for the cityscape.
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Australia Is Burning And We Need To Talk About Climate Change
Marie Claire
Thu 14 November, 2019
Around the country, unprecedented bushfires are raging. As fires tear across Australia, treasured homes and precious ecosystems have been turned into furious infernos in scenes that can only be described as hell on earth.
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How the Coalition became a lightning rod for climate rage
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 14 November, 2019
Because the Coalition spent a decade denying and failing to act on global warming, it has become the whipping boy as the drought continues and bushfires rage.
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In London and Venice, the C-word isn't a dirty word
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 14 November, 2019
Recent flooding in Britain is, according to Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson, “almost certainly because of climate change”. Contrary to the Australian experience, it turns out it is entirely acceptable around the world for politicians to utter the words “climate change” in an emergency.
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'Fully committed': BHP to maintain climate push, vows new CEO
The Age
Thu 14 November, 2019
The incoming chief executive of the nation's biggest miner BHP has vowed to maintain the focus on climate change and emissions reduction adopted by his predecessor despite the risk of clashes with the federal government.
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Aussie charity gets nod from UN green bank
News.com.au
Thu 14 November, 2019
An Australian charity has become the first socially focused non-government organisation to be part of the United Nations' Green Climate Fund, allowing it to get up to $73 million per project.
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Virgin's Richard Branson admits airlines must cut emissions or risk passenger 'guilt'
The Age
Thu 14 November, 2019
Virgin Australia won't say if it will match rival Qantas' pledge to eliminate long-term emissions but billionaire co-founder Richard Branson has admitted airlines must reduce their carbon footprints or risk a backlash from passengers.
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Bushfires force rethink about how we live
Yahoo News
Thu 14 November, 2019
Lives will change as bushfire seasons become longer and more fierce, a health expert has warned.
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The Australian
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How we plan for animals in emergencies
The Conversation
Thu 14 November, 2019
Animals are desperately vulnerable to natural disasters. An estimated 350 koalas have died during catastrophic bushfire conditions across eastern Australia and reports of injured animals continue to pour in.
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'Bloody well done': Texts and emails reveal scheme to poison eagles
The Age
Thu 14 November, 2019
The messages from a Gippsland land owner congratulating his employee for killing dozens of wedge-tailed eagles have been revealed after the businessman admitted to his part in the scheme.
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Climate change driving Queensland crisis, says former fire chief
The Brisbane Times
Thu 14 November, 2019
The former head of Queensland's fire service has pointed to climate change as the driver behind dry conditions that are fanning dozens of bushfires across the state.
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Sydney faces tough new water restrictions
News.com.au
Thu 14 November, 2019
Sydney could be facing level two water restrictions by Christmas as dam levels continue to fall and the drought crisis shows no signs of ending.
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