Issue date : Tue 19 November, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 35 Seconds
Number of items : 54
'Confusion' about Woodside's WA emissions deal, as investors meet in Sydney
WAToday
Tue 19 November, 2019
The WA Opposition has queried how investors can sign off on Woodside's Burrup Hub expansion in the country's north-west, and how Western Australia will achieve its 2050 zero-greenhouse gas emissions target, without clarity on the legislation governing the project, saying Premier Mark McGowan appears "confused" about the details.
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Jeremy Corbyn wants to work with Rio and BHP to improve their global consciences
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 19 November, 2019
London: Jeremy Corbyn has told BHP and Rio Tinto he would work with them as prime minister to address the social impacts of their mining work on the environment and communities in countries where they operate around the world.
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Some hope amongst the climate change foolishness
The Canberra Times
Tue 19 November, 2019
Regular readers of my column will know I usually try to take a light-hearted approach in my writing - exploring current issues in science with, hopefully, a touch of humour. But today, I am not feeling particularly light hearted. And there's nothing funny about the situation we are currently facing.
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The Herald's opinion: Air quality must remain a priority for us all
The Newcastle Herald
Tue 19 November, 2019
AS bushfires threaten lives and property north of the region, much of the Hunter has found itself wreathed in smoke during recent weeks. That has coincided with hazardous ratings for air in Newcastle, Wallsend and Beresfield. Only Armidale rated worse on the same day those readings were recorded.
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The climate denialist IPA and its 'public interest' charity status
Independent Australia
Tue 19 November, 2019
Since the IPA and CIS organisations argue against the scientific consensus on the climate change emergency isn’t that against the public interest? Why, then, are they classified as 'charities'? David Paull reports.
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MWRRG gives recommendations to promote circular economy in Victoria
Inside Waste
Tue 19 November, 2019
The Metropolitan Waste And Resource Recovery Group (MWRRG) has recommended that Victoria includes a water recycling plant, an anaerobic digester and space for private investment opportunities as part of its resource recovery moving forward.
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Lender hits sustainability milestone
Australian Broker
Tue 19 November, 2019
A non-bank mortgage provider has achieved a significant milestone with the sustainability program it partnered with nearly ten years ago.
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Industry fund bumps up fee for ESG option
Financial Standard
Tue 19 November, 2019
A $4 billion industry fund has increased the fee for its ESG option, which is managed by AMP Capital.
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The 'Greenliner': Etihad to launch more fuel-efficient Boeing 787
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 19 November, 2019
Abu Dhabi's flagship carrier, Etihad Airways, said on Monday it is launching one of the world's most fuel-efficient long-haul airplanes, part of a growing industry effort to reduce the environmental and financial costs of flying.
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Business demand is helping drive the energy transition to wind and solar
Reneweconomy
Tue 19 November, 2019
Corporate energy users have supported renewable energy development across Australia to the tune of 5.2GW of new capacity and procured nearly 2.3GW of mostly solar and wind powered electricity in just three years, a new report has found.
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Green cement a step closer to being a game-changer for construction emissions
The Conversation
Tue 19 November, 2019
Concrete is the most widely used man-made material, commonly used in buildings, roads, bridges and industrial plants. But producing the Portland cement needed to make concrete accounts for 5-8% of all global greenhouse emissions. There is a more environmentally friendly cement known as MOC (magnesium oxychloride cement), but its poor water resistance has limited its use – until now. We have developed a water-resistant MOC, a “green” cement that could go a long way to cutting the construction industry’s emissions and making it more sustainable.
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Honeybees can surf to safety
Cosmos
Tue 19 November, 2019
When a honeybee falls onto water it can essentially surf to safety, research engineers in the US have discovered.
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'Synthetic' crops to protect food supply from effects of climate change
The Brisbane Times
Tue 19 November, 2019
Scientists from around the world, including Australia, are looking to the benefits of synthetic biology to ensure the world has enough food as the effects of climate change begin to be felt.
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Engineers less flush with success
Cosmos
Tue 19 November, 2019
Imagine if your poop didn’t stick. That’s stick. Engineers from Penn State University in the US have developed a “robust bio-inspired, liquid, sludge- and bacteria-repellent coating” they say can essentially make a toilet self-cleaning.
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Greenhouse gas nitrous oxide emissions have 'increased substantially' in the past decade, study finds
ABC News
Tue 19 November, 2019
Emissions of nitrous oxide — a greenhouse gas 300 times more potent than carbon dioxide — are going up faster than we thought.
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Sydney smoke: city covered in thick haze as more than 50 bushfires burn across NSW
The Guardian
Tue 19 November, 2019
Sydney woke up to a thick blanket of smoke over the city on Tuesday as New South Wales headed into the first of two “tough days” this week, with temperatures likely to rise to the 40s and little-to-no rainfall forecast.
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Prince Harry Praises Climate Change Activist Greta Thunberg
Marie Claire
Tue 19 November, 2019
On Sunday night in the UK, Prince Harry attended the OnSide Awards, giving a speech to over 2,500 young people, in which he praised Swedish teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg.
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‘Horrendous’ week of weather as temperatures soar close to 40C
News.com.au
Tue 19 November, 2019
Every capital city will soon see temperatures surpass 30C. In some cities it will pass 40C as air quality nosedives and winds fan the flames.
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Victoria asks Angus Taylor to fast-track work on Snowy-Melbourne energy line
The Guardian
Mon 18 November, 2019
Victoria has asked the Morrison government to fast-track work on the KerangLink – a transmission line increasing power transfer capability between the Snowy area and Melbourne – ahead of Friday’s long-delayed meeting of federal and state energy ministers.
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Canavan calls for shale revolution
The Australian
Mon 18 November, 2019
Resources Minister Matt Canavan has used a visit to the Permian Basin in Texas to call for America’s shale gas revolution to be brought to Australia, arguing there is an opportunity to deliver a manufacturing boom for Darwin and northern Australia.
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Fifteen Vic councils still not recycling
Yahoo News
Mon 18 November, 2019
Months after Victoria's recycling crisis began, 15 local councils are still sending their recycling waste straight to landfill.
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Sensible centre lost in climate debate
The Courier Mail
Mon 18 November, 2019
Our national conversation on climate change has been nothing but a scream-fest lately – but the issue is too important to be left to the extremists on both sides, writes Justin Smith.
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It shouldn’t take koalas in oxygen masks to make us care
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 18 November, 2019
What is a kookaburra’s life worth? The answer, according to the fine for the man who ripped the head off a kookaburra at a Perth tavern, is apparently $2500.
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Aussie charity joins UN Green Climate Fund
ProBono Australia News
Mon 18 November, 2019
Save the Children Australia is calling on the Morrison government to restart its contributions to the United Nations Green Climate Fund, after the charity became the first non-environmental NGO to join the scheme.
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The sustainability and innovation of Aussie distillers
The Shout
Mon 18 November, 2019
There are around 200 distilleries in Australia right now. Thousands of people around the country are creating high quality spirits, capturing the hearts and taste buds of consumers the world over. It’s a wonderful time to be an Australian distiller.
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NAB’s renewable energy commitments under scrutiny
Energy Matters
Mon 18 November, 2019
The latest Sustainability Report from National Australia Bank (NAB) noted a bigger emphasis on renewable energy and less of a focus on coal. However, some of its commitments have already fallen under criticism from both sides of those participating in the climate change debate.
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10 ways climate change can make bushfires worse
News.com.au
Mon 18 November, 2019
Bushfires around the world are becoming more intense, more widespread and are happening more often. There are many reasons for this, and experts say most of them can be pinned on one thing: climate change.
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Humans light 85% of bushfires, and we do virtually nothing to stop it
The Conversation
Mon 18 November, 2019
It’s hard to comprehend why someone would deliberately light a bushfire. Yet this behaviour regularly occurs in Australia and other countries. We would go a long way to preventing bushfires if we better understood this troubling phenomenon.
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Another total fire ban day for Sydney as mercury climbs, winds shift
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 18 November, 2019
Sydney and much of eastern NSW will again endure total fire bans and choking smoke as temperatures climb well into the 30s and shifting winds make firefighting more difficult.
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Venice inundated in record-breaking third exceptional tide in a week
The Age
Mon 18 November, 2019
Venice: Venice has been hit by a record third exceptional tide in the same week while other parts of Italy struggle with a series of weather woes, from rain-swollen rivers to high winds to an out-of-season avalanche.
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