Issue date : Thu 28 November, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 29 Seconds
Number of items : 41
EU chief wins over MEPs with vow to build green superpower
Yahoo News
Thu 28 November, 2019
Brussels' next top official Ursula von der Leyen will take office on Sunday after winning a comfortable parliamentary majority for her plan to make the EU a green superpower.
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Recycler sees carbon price as crucial part of solution
The Australian
Thu 28 November, 2019
Finding a way to price environmental destruction is the surest way to help encourage the creation of a ‘circular economy’ and set the world on a more sustainable footing — that’s if politics can get out of the way.
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Major South West solar farm bid as WA plays catch-up to eastern states
WAToday
Thu 28 November, 2019
A second major solar farm in Western Australia's South West is up for approval on Monday, with the $200 million farm hoped to power about 35,000 homes, create about 250 jobs during construction – and help WA catch up to other states embracing solar.
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These people say they'll never fly again. So just how bad is flying for the environment?
The Age
Thu 28 November, 2019
Amid a global backlash against air travel, airlines are offering ways to reduce their impact on the environment. How do carbon offset schemes work? Is it possible to fly carbon-neutral? And why does flying business class double your footprint?
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Boats bug whales
Cosmos
Wed 27 November, 2019
The call of a whale has long been immersed in human cultures. It features in Hawaiian traditional songs such as “Gods of the Sea”, is the root of well-known maritime tales (think Moby Dick), and has graced David Attenborough documentaries.
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'Dangerously close': Tipping points may trigger climate cascade
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 28 November, 2019
The planet faces a "global cascade of tipping points" that could lead to an abrupt shift to a warmer world and cause huge disruption to human societies and ecosystems unless nations slash their greenhouse gas emissions.
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The climate crisis is here, get used to it
Yahoo News
Thu 28 November, 2019
When teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, nominated for the Peace Nobel this year, scolded titans of industry in Davos and heads of state at the United Nations, she told them to look at the science.
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Wildfires in Australia could also be shaping the weather
The Guardian
Thu 28 November, 2019
Parts of Australia have been suffering from wildfires recently due to long-term drought. Although you might think of dry, sunny conditions when you think of the factors that help wildfires to ignite and expand, they can actually create their own weather.
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Green activists doing more harm than good: CFMEU
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 27 November, 2019
The head of the largest coal workers' union has taken aim at both sides of the climate debate, saying the government needs to do more to reduce Australia's emissions but that should not include demands by the Greens to shut down the coal export industry.
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Fourth bin and rubbish incineration proposed as part of recycling fix
The Age
Wed 27 November, 2019
Victorians would get a fourth bin for glass and all non-recyclable household rubbish would be burnt or converted to generate electricity under a radical overhaul proposed for the state’s crisis-prone recycling system.
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Kiwis beating Australia on climate action
7 News
Wed 27 November, 2019
The passage of the Zero Carbon Act has New Zealand head and shoulders above Australia's action to prevent dangerous climate change, according to a new trans-Tasman analysis.
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China: CO2 border tax 'damaging'
7 News
Wed 27 November, 2019
Proposals by the European Union to establish a "carbon border tax" will damage the global community's willingness to take joint action against climate change, China says.
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Why I'm on a climate hunger strike
The Age
Wed 27 November, 2019
My name is Daniel Bleakley. I’m a 37-year-old mechanical engineer and business owner from Melbourne. I've been a regular presence over the past 10 days on the steps of the Victorian parliament in a protest about the government's lack on action on climate change.
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Ed Gannon: Hypocrite Greens can't have it both ways on science
The Herald Sun
Wed 27 November, 2019
The Greens are hypocrites if they use science to argue for climate-change action, yet ignore science to advocate for a ban on genetic modification. They can’t have it both ways, writes Ed Gannon.
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Macquarie Group commits to 100% renewable electricity by 2025
Reneweconomy
Wed 27 November, 2019
Australian investment bank Macquarie Group has committed to purchasing all of its electricity from renewable sources by 2025, as the company becomes the latest to officially join the RE100 initiative that encourages the world’s biggest companies to make the switch to renewables.
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Shipping sunshine! Finkel launches race for clean hydrogen in an “electric planet”
Reneweconomy
Wed 27 November, 2019
Chief scientist Alan Finkel describes it as “shipping sunshine”. In the introduction to the National Hydrogen Strategy released late last week and endorsed by state and federal governments, Finkel says Australia has an enormous opportunity to become a global clean hydrogen powerhouse.
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Clownfish under threat from climate change, study finds
7 News
Wed 27 November, 2019
The future of Nemo could be sharkbait, with a group of scientists concluding the tropical fish's unorthodox sexual practices could hasten its extinction.
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Invasive species set to exploit climate change in Antarctica
Yahoo News
Wed 27 November, 2019
In the tiny part of Antarctica where the snow melts in springtime, mosses, lichens and grasses grow alongside flies, mites and colonies of micro-organisms that have fed and reproduced for millions of years.
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Murray Darling water woes strip another 100 jobs from drought-hit rice towns
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 27 November, 2019
SunRice is cutting 100 manufacturing jobs in rice mills in the drought-hit southern Riverina towns of Deniliquin and Leeton and the grower-run company says much of the economic pain can be blamed on the impact of water policies and farmers' own behaviour.
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Queensland Health tests soil and plants for PFAS linked to dump
The Brisbane Times
Wed 27 November, 2019
Queensland Health is to carry out testing of water, soil and plants at community gardens in Ipswich following findings of PFAS chemicals in surface and groundwater linked to the giant Cleanaway rubbish dump at New Chum.
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'You may panic now': Climate change protesters rally en masse outside Perth resources convention
7 News
Wed 27 November, 2019
Police say climate activists at a major resources conference in Perth have been well-behaved with no arrests or major incidents reported.
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