Issue date : Wed 20 November, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 24 Seconds
Number of items : 40
Angus Taylor to seek states' support for emissions reduction fund overhaul
The Guardian
Wed 20 November, 2019
Angus Taylor has scheduled a discussion with state and territory energy ministers about the planned overhaul of the Morrison government’s emissions reduction fund, a move following the government’s decision to quietly appoint an expert panel to come up with new ways to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
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Battlelines drawn over Australia's hydrogen 'fork in the road'
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 20 November, 2019
A potential stoush is brewing over the future source of energy to power Australia's prospective hydrogen exports, with several states lining up to support renewables over coal at this Friday's energy ministers summit in Perth.
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Australia needs policy to deal with health effects of climate change, Chris Bowen says
The Guardian
Wed 20 November, 2019
Australia needs to develop policies and structures to prepare for the health impacts of climate change because we have not moved quickly enough – domestically or internationally – to reduce emissions and mitigate the risk, Labor’s health spokesman, Chris Bowen, believes.
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The Australian Financial Review
Climate change must be a health priority, says Chris Bowen
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Climate change a health priority: Labor
The Daily Telegraph
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Subsidised cyclone insurance for northern Australia back on agenda
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 20 November, 2019
The federal government has stepped up plans for a controversial scheme to subsidise cyclone insurance across northern Australia after rebuffing calls for greater investment to mitigate the growing risk of damage from climate change.
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Citizens will take climate action into their own hands, former Tory leader warns
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 20 November, 2019
London: The UK's former Tory leader William Hague has warned that tens of millions of citizens will take climate change action into their own hands if governments continue to fail to address the climate emergency.
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Europe airline EasyJet aims to salve its customers' carbon conscience
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 20 November, 2019
London | EasyJet has joined Qantas in promising to become a net-zero emitter of carbon dioxide, however it’s taking a much shorter route: rather than set a 2050 target, it is offsetting all of its jet-fuel emissions immediately.
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Putting homes in high-risk areas is asking too much of firefighters
The Conversation
Wed 20 November, 2019
The impacts of the bushfires that are overwhelming emergency services in New South Wales and Queensland suggest houses are being built in areas where the risks are high. We rely heavily on emergency services to protect people and property, but strategic land-use planning can improve resilience and so help reduce the risk in the first place. This would mean giving more weight to considering bushfire hazards at the earliest stages of planning housing supply.
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How to behave in school
Cosmos
Wed 20 November, 2019
A mass of animals flocking, schooling or swarming is one of the grand sights of nature: a flock of magpie geese erupting from an Australian billabong; a bait ball of anchovies about to be engulfed by a humpback whale.
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Sydney Water proposes increase in price as drought hits revenue, supply
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 20 November, 2019
Sydneysiders are using higher than average amounts of water and face the prospect of four more years of restrictions and a hike in bills from next July if the drought does not break.
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Venice floods: Historical myths may attract the aid city needs
The Conversation
Wed 20 November, 2019
The city of Venice was recently hit by the worst flooding in more than 50 years. Water in the lagoon that surrounds the city rose 1.87 metres higher than normal, very close to the peak levels of the disastrous flood of Nov. 4, 1966. High winds of nearly 100 kilometres an hour made the situation even worse.
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Climate change the biggest threat to Great Barrier Reef: Ley
The Brisbane Times
Tue 19 November, 2019
Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley and Queensland's Environment Minister Leeanne Enoch released a statement on Tuesday afternoon acknowledging climate change as the biggest threat to the health of the Great Barrier Reef.
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LNG come hell or high carbon price
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 19 November, 2019
Peter Coleman insists he’s not relying on the “price fairy” to prove up Woodside Petroleum’s business case for its massive new LNG projects. The commercial appeal of developing giant gasfields like Scarborough and Browse adds up even at current low prices, he says. And – NB Canberra – that includes incorporating the prospect of a $US40 a tonne carbon price, given the decades-long lifespan of LNG projects.
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NAB accused of greenwashing
Financial Standard
Tue 19 November, 2019
National Australia Bank has been accused in no uncertain terms of greenwashing. Activist group Market Forces said NAB's new climate policy, released as part of its latest Sustainability Report, is "little more than greenwash and a recipe for climate catastrophe."
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The Fifth Estate
NAB’s messaging on coal and sustainability
Chevron says Gorgon to capture carbon at full speed in 2020
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 19 November, 2019
Chevron has blamed challenges with water content in the greenhouse gases it extracts from Western Australia's Gorgon gas plant for delaying the world's biggest carbon capture and storage (CCS) project.
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Coal seen as biggest threat to Victoria power supply
Reneweconomy
Tue 19 November, 2019
The biggest threat to Victoria’s power supply over the coming decade is not the growing share of renewables on the grid, but increasingly unreliable brown coal power plants, and government policies designed to prop up struggling black coal generators.
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Doctors 'obliged to speak on climate risk'
News.com.au
Tue 19 November, 2019
Doctors have a responsibility to speak out about the dire health impacts of climate change, an expert says, as bushfires burning across NSW create hazardous air pollution in Sydney.
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More than 100 SA schools to close in catastrophic fire conditions
ABC News
Tue 19 November, 2019
South Australia's Department for Education has announced 111 schools and kindergartens will be closed on Wednesday as a safety measure during catastrophic fire danger conditions.
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Records show the worst bushfires in NSW could be yet to come
News.com.au
Tue 19 November, 2019
Australians are being warned to brace themselves as the fire season is set to enter its most dangerous period, with the worst yet to come.
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Our land is burning, and western science does not have all the answers
The Conversation
Tue 19 November, 2019
Last week’s catastrophic fires on Australia’s east coast – and warnings of more soon to come – will become all too common as climate change gathers pace. And as the challenges of modern hazard reduction become clear, there is much to learn from the ancient Aboriginal practice of burning country.
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Boral could face fines for spilling oil into untroubled waters
The Age
Tue 19 November, 2019
Building materials maker Boral could be fined by environmental authorities after an oil spill contaminated waterways and covered shorebirds in oil in Melbourne's western suburbs.
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