Issue date : Mon 18 November, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 09 Seconds
Number of items : 49
Coalition eyes funding for carbon capture
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 18 November, 2019
The Morrison government says it is looking at carbon capture and storage as a climate change mitigation policy amid growing pressure from some of the nation's largest providers of fossil fuels.
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Qld council expands smart flood warning system
Government News
Mon 18 November, 2019
The City of Logan first installed the prototype for its smart flood warning system when Cyclone Debbie ripped through south east Queensland in 2017, prompted to action by the deaths of motorists who had been swept away in the devastating 2013 and 2015 floods.
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Government isolating itself on climate
The Canberra Times
Mon 18 November, 2019
In what is increasingly looking like a reflex reaction, another government member has rushed to attack a prominent business warning of the risks of staking too much of the country's economic future on fossil fuels.
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I was there for the 2003 fires. Let's not let the same thing happen again
The Canberra Times
Mon 18 November, 2019
I was a cub reporter working in the press gallery for the Sydney Morning Herald when bushfires engulfed Canberra in 2003, claiming four lives and almost 500 homes. It's seared in my memory, as I'm sure it is for a lot of Canberrans. I've been thinking about it a lot this week, as the Deputy Prime Minister wrote off anyone with the temerity to discuss bushfires and climate change in the same breath as "raving inner-city lunatics".
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NAB’s climate policy provokes firestorm
Investor Daily
Mon 18 November, 2019
NAB has found itself walking a razor’s edge in the climate change debate, with both sides of politics gunning for the bank.
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GOD save us: greenspace-oriented development could make higher density attractive
The Conversation
Mon 18 November, 2019
Around the world, the vast majority of people are flocking to cities not to dwell in their centres but to live in the new suburbs expanding their outer limits. Reflecting this, from 2000 to 2015, the expansion of urbanised land worldwide outpaced urban population growth. The result is unprecedented urban sprawl.
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These guys are better off together
Cosmos
Mon 18 November, 2019
Animals tend to be healthier in smaller groups, where there’s less risk of disease and aggro, but that doesn’t appear to be the case with crows.
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KISS are playing a concert for our great white sharks
Australian Geographic
Mon 18 November, 2019
For the past two months, I’ve been living in a bit of an extended ‘pinch me because I must be dreaming’ haze. But finally, all of the excitement is about to come to fruition.
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Plane tickets to cost more with Germany's new climate-protection law
SBS World News Australia
Sun 17 November, 2019
A new law in Germany will include tax breaks for train tickets and tax increases to be levied on the price of airline tickets — in an attempt to make it more attractive for people to choose trains, which emit lower levels of carbon dioxide, over higher-emitting planes.
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Save food (and $20 billion a year) for a better climate
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 17 November, 2019
We’ve all discovered squishy vegetables in the bottom of the fridge and tossed them in the bin. That all-too-familiar routine is part of a food waste problem that costs the Australian economy an estimated $20 billion a year.
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The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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'There's a passion': Encountering Extinction Rebellion
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 17 November, 2019
The week that the Extinction Rebellion protests begin to block the streets of Melbourne I am parked in a camping area at the southern end of Gariwerd - the Grampians National Park in western Victoria. The bush around the walking trails is studded with wildflowers. But when camping in wild places, your neighbours are an unknown.
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Electric or hydrogen — which will win the clean car race?
ABC News
Sun 17 November, 2019
Clean transport is a hot topic, and as we move towards a low-emissions economy and international manufacturers phase out conventional vehicles, both electric and hydrogen are vying for a place.
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A burning issue
The Saturday Paper
Sat 16 November, 2019
It has been a long time coming and it has taken the biggest fire front in Australia’s history to do it, but climate change denial has finally lost its political potency.
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Chinese car giant slams electric car black hole
The Australian Financial Review
Sat 16 November, 2019
China’s biggest carmaker, SAIC, has criticised Australia’s “unique” lack of policy incentives for the electric car industry, saying the policy black hole is preventing a healthy market for environmentally friendly vehicles from developing.
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Actually, it is climate change
The Saturday Paper
Sat 16 November, 2019
As the prime minister refuses to discuss the science linking climate change and the bushfires burning in eastern Australia, former Howard adviser Geoff Cousins compares the political strategy to the tactics of the American gun lobby. With photography by Stephen Dupont. By Mike Seccombe.
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Politics of climate change fan the flames of deepening division
The Australian
Sat 16 November, 2019
Behind this week’s bushfires lurks a deepening economic-environmental crisis for regional Australia and a dilemma for the Morrison government — how to balance its regional constituency with urban cosmopolitan voters.
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Climate change did not cause this week’s firestorm
The Australian
Sat 16 November, 2019
After a brief respite, temperatures soared and winds intensified across firefronts in NSW and Queensland on Friday, making it too early to draw conclusive lessons from the infernos. But with summer still a fortnight away, fire authorities and volunteers will face mammoth challenges to preserve life and property during the next few months unless unexpected deluges fall. With a million hectares charred in NSW alone so far — 2½ times the area burned on Black Saturday in Victoria in 2009, when 173 people died — this week’s death toll of four, tragic as it is, is almost a miracle. The priority for local, state and federal politicians is to ensure resources and personnel are adequate for the task. The army and army reserve have vital roles to play.
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Wrong turn: why Australia's vehicle emissions are rising
The Guardian
Sat 16 November, 2019
Transport emissions should be falling with better technology, but policy inertia has left Australian motorists – and the environment – worse off
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Chemicals in plastic could be harming our health
News.com.au
Sat 16 November, 2019
Australians use these products every day but there is increasing evidence of the damage they could be doing to people’s health.
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Climate alarmists are brazen opportunists preying on misery
The Australian
Fri 15 November, 2019
Like a struck match in the bush, global warming is the spark that triggers a destructive firestorm in public debate. Heated on emotion, fanned by sensationalist media and fuelled by ideology, it burns through common sense, reason and decency, showing no respect for facts or rational thought.
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Koala appeal raises more than $567k to help fire-ravaged marsupials
ABC News
Fri 15 November, 2019
Images of horribly burnt koalas during the country's bushfire emergency have tugged at the nation's heartstrings so much, that more than $567,000 has been crowdfunded to help the struggling marsupials in two weeks.
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What it will take to rescue the Great Barrier Reef
Australian Geographic
Fri 15 November, 2019
Justin Gilligan joins scientists on an expedition to the far northern Great Barrier Reef to witness the annual mass coral spawning spectacle and to look for ways to help this ecosystem under pressure.
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