Issue date : Tue 26 November, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 54 Seconds
Number of items : 46
'No sign of slowdown': Atmospheric greenhouse gas levels hit new high
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 25 November, 2019
The atmospheric concentration of key greenhouse gases hit new highs in 2018, reaching levels not seen in at least 3 million years when sea-levels were as much as 20 metres higher than now.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
The most important issue facing Australia? New survey sees huge spike in concern over climate change
The Conversation
Tue 26 November, 2019
While most Australians still view the economy as the most important issue facing the country, a new survey released today shows climate change is rapidly becoming a major concern, as well.
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The Australian Financial Review
Quiet Australians aren't comfortable with climate change
The Sydney Morning Herald
Spike in climate concerns highlights challenge for government
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
News.com.au
Australians’ concern on climate change has doubled since 2018
Perthnow
7 News
The Newcastle Herald
The Canberra Times
SBS World News Australia
Yahoo News
News.com.au
Survey shows huge increase in concern about the environment
WA carbon budget has just 12 years of 'business as usual' left: report
WAToday
Tue 26 November, 2019
Without acting to reduce emissions, Western Australia could use up its Paris Agreement 1.5C-compatible carbon budget within 12 years – but a rapid transitioning to renewables could bring an economic boom, a new report says.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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US, EU 'owe half the cost' of repairing climate damage
Yahoo News
Tue 26 November, 2019
The United States and Europe bear more than half the cost of repairing the damage already wrought by climate change, a coalition of environmental groups said Monday.
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Australia's dirty great secret
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 26 November, 2019
The amount of fossil fuels that companies and governments around the world expect to extract over the coming decade is startlingly out of kilter with the imperative to maintain a stable climate system - and Australia is a large part of the problem.
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How China moved from leader to laggard on climate change
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 26 November, 2019
When the economy was growing robustly, Beijing saw stronger environmental policies as core to its economic transformation. Today, with growth at its slowest pace since the early 1990s, that has changed. The FT reports.
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Super fund members vote with their feet on climate change
The Age
Tue 26 November, 2019
When Sandra Chambers realised she could have control over the type of investments her superannuation fund makes, she jumped at the chance to switch to an ethical investment option.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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The blue-throated barbet is ridiculously good-looking
Australian Geographic
Tue 26 November, 2019
Look at him. What a stunner. With strange bright colours that recall this handsome fellow, the blue-throated barbet does exactly what it says on the box – it delivers one heck of a blue throat.
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Search Party Of 500 Volunteers Look For Rare Platypus
National Geographic Australia
Tue 26 November, 2019
“Where the platypus twists and doubles, Leaving a train of tiny bubbles,” is how bush poet Barcroft Boake put it in 1891; Geoff Williams is not only hoping that more Australians get to see that, he is actively training them for it.
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Climate Emergency At Boiling Point
National Geographic Australia
Tue 26 November, 2019
While many politicians around the world continue to debate the veracity of claims associated with global climate change, the evidence suggesting we’re facing some sort of catastrophe continues to mount.
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Is climate change good or bad for trees?
Cosmos
Tue 26 November, 2019
The natural world, roughly divided into plants and animals, is a fabulous fit. Animals need oxygen to survive. Plants need carbon dioxide (CO2) for photosynthesis and expel oxygen as a by-product. Almost enough to have you believe in some sort of higher power making things all nice and neat.
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Water pipeline from Wivenhoe Dam to Warwick subject to $1m feasibility study
ABC News
Tue 26 November, 2019
As the severe drought continues to wreak havoc across Queensland, the State Government will investigate the possibility of building a 90-kilometre pipeline from South East Queensland to the Southern Downs to top up the drinking water supply for people in and around Warwick.
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PM defiant against climate change debate
News.com.au
Mon 25 November, 2019
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is standing firm against calls to debate rising emissions, climate change and their links to bushfires.
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NT News
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
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States go it alone on energy after Coalition buries talk of emissions
Reneweconomy
Mon 25 November, 2019
State governments have decided – once again – to go it alone on energy after coming to the conclusion that the federal government has no intention of putting in place a co-ordinated national plan on energy and emissions, and will instead continue its ad hoc and chaotic decision making.
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NT Government criticised over 'incompatible' renewable energy strategy
ABC News
Mon 25 November, 2019
As some states race ahead in the development of renewable energy, the Northern Territory continues to lag significantly behind the rest of the country — according to a report released by the Climate Council.
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Princes Charles urges Solomons to embrace 'bio-economy'
Yahoo News
Mon 25 November, 2019
Prince Charles called on the Solomon Islands to better protect its forests Monday, saying embracing the "bio-economy" was vital to the Pacific nation's future prosperity.
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How China can reach net-zero emissions by 2050
Reneweconomy
Mon 25 November, 2019
A new report from the Shell-funded Energy Transitions Commission has concluded that there is nothing standing in the way of China becoming a rich developed economy while also achieving the goal of net-zero emissions.
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Morrison caught in his own carbon spin cycle
The New Daily
Mon 25 November, 2019
Among prime ministers’ legacies are the lasting images they leave – the moments of triumph, of humanity, of loss, of leadership.
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Truth about Sydney’s tough new water restrictions
News.com.au
Mon 25 November, 2019
In a couple of weeks, Sydney and surrounds will enter Level 2 water restrictions and one glance at social media shows people are not pleased.
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ARENA and CEFC to kick-start Australia’s ‘clean’ hydrogen industry
Reneweconomy
Mon 25 November, 2019
Australia’s two premier public funding institutions for clean energy will commit a combined $370 million in funds to kick-start Australia’s clean hydrogen sector, as a new battle is set to heat up over the definition of what exactly is ‘clean hydrogen’.
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Cyclone insurance pool would cost taxpayers billions
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 25 November, 2019
A four-year-old study estimated a government-funded pool would cost taxpayers up to $5 billion over 10 years, but did not include damage from severe storms.
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South Australia Liberals celebrate nation-leading switch to wind, solar and storage
Reneweconomy
Mon 25 November, 2019
South Australia has been named Australia’s leader on the transition to renewables as the deepening divide between Australia’s states and territories on one hand, and the federal government on the other, features strongly again in the 2019 renewables score card from the Climate Council.
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Solar solution puts hydrogen on site
Ecogeneration
Mon 25 November, 2019
Sometimes you’re so busy making explosives you don’t have time to stop and think, hey, maybe there’s a cheaper way to make explosives? That’s when a lightbulb moment from a visiting consultant can set you on a path to drastic industrial reform.
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British architects issue their election manifesto demands
The Fifth Estate
Mon 25 November, 2019
What if architects and green builders were to write their own political manifestos – their own wish lists for “if I ruled the country”? What would you put in yours?
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Creating the right kind of garden for our climate
The West Australian
Mon 25 November, 2019
While some Western Australians love lusciously green outdoor spaces, gardens account for up to 40 per cent of a household’s annual water consumption, according to Water Corporation, so it’s well worth looking at how to minimise the cost of maintaining these areas.
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Malaysia's last female Sumatran rhino dies
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 25 November, 2019
A 25-year-old female Sumatran rhino has died at a sanctuary in Borneo, marking the extinction of the species in its native Malaysia.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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What are lost continents, and why are we discovering so many?
The Conversation
Mon 25 November, 2019
For most people, continents are Earth’s seven main large landmasses. But geoscientists have a different take on this. They look at the type of rock a feature is made of, rather than how much of its surface is above sea level.
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Carlsberg is on ‘the pursuit of better’
The Shout
Mon 25 November, 2019
Carlsberg has begun rolling out innovative new packaging in the Australian market that is not only more environmentally sustainable but also results in fresher tasting beer.
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