Issue date : Fri 29 November, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 24 Seconds
Number of items : 40
'Our house is on fire': EU Parliament declares climate emergency
SBS World News Australia
Fri 29 November, 2019
A "climate emergency" has been declared by the European Union's legislature in a symbolic bid to push the issue as high as possible on the agenda of the EU's executive team.
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EU Parliament declares 'climate emergency'
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Australia to fight Europe on climate demands in free-trade deal
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 29 November, 2019
Trade Minister Simon Birmingham has described France's push to force Australia to adopt climate change targets in a planned trade deal with European Union as "unprecedented", declaring he will only accept terms that are in the best interests of the nation.
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Victorian climate worse despite less emissions
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 28 November, 2019
Victoria has been getting warmer and drier, and is projected to continue doing so in the next 80 years, even as emissions have been reduced.
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Big four auditors face investor calls for tougher climate scrutiny
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 29 November, 2019
London | European investors managing assets worth more than £1 trillion ($1.9 trillion) are pressing top auditors to take urgent action on climate-related risks, warning that failure to do so could do more damage than the financial crisis.
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Non-native species should count in conservation – even in Australia
The Conversation
Fri 29 November, 2019
As the world struggles to keep tabs on biodiversity decline, conservation largely relies on a single international database to track life on Earth. It is a mammoth and impressive undertaking – but a glaring omission from the list may be frustrating conservation efforts.
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On the savannah, mixed company is good
Cosmos
Fri 29 November, 2019
It’s not uncommon for different species of wild animals on the African plains to hang out together, and now scientists have worked out why.
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Amazon fires could increase glacier melting
Cosmos
Fri 29 November, 2019
Smoke plumes from burning rainforests in the Amazon basin could increase melting of tropical Andean glaciers, which have already lost half their ice over just four decades and are a critical water resource for local populations.
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Govt failed Barrier Reef: Greens senator
7 News
Thu 28 November, 2019
The progress of the federal government's The Reef 2050 Plan will be a key feature of a report to be handed to United Nations.
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'Need to get smarter': western Sydney call for mandated water recycling goal
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 28 November, 2019
The Berejiklian government should set a minimum 20 per cent water-recycling goal for Sydney as part of a wide-ranging plan to tackle the worsening heat-island effect baking the city's fast-growing western suburbs, a western Sydney thinktank said.
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Good news? Emissions are down. Bad news? More bushfires and no skiing
The Age
Thu 28 November, 2019
Victorians’ embrace of solar power and the closure of big, brown coal-burning power stations has sent carbon emissions tumbling, with the state’s greenhouse pollution down more than 12 per cent since 2005.
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UNEP says global emissions must be cut by 7.6% every year for next decade
Reneweconomy
Thu 28 November, 2019
The United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) has warned global greenhouse gas emissions must fall by at least 7.6% each year over the next decade or risk missing the 1.5°C temperature goal of the Paris Agreement.
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Christine Lagarde wants key role for climate change in ECB review
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 28 November, 2019
Frankfurt | Christine Lagarde is pushing for climate change to be part of a strategic review of the European Central Bank’s purpose, spearheading a global drive to make the environment an essential part of monetary policymaking.
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Rio Tinto looking at renewables and storage as part of $1 billion mine upgrade
Reneweconomy
Thu 28 November, 2019
Global mining giant Rio Tinto is looking at adding renewables and battery storage to its main mining sites, including the Tom Price iron ore operations in the Pilbara where it sending $1 billion to upgrade and extend the life of the massive project.
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Outlook for clean energy hits record low due to connection issues, policy vacuum
Reneweconomy
Mon 30 November, -0001
Australia may well have enjoyed the biggest boom in wind and solar investment on record, but confidence in future investment has fallen to a new low, due in part to stricter technical demands and also the lack of policy leadership from the federal government.
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Tilt Renewables 300MW wind farm gets all clear from S.A. Supreme Court
Reneweconomy
Thu 28 November, 2019
A Supreme Court bid to block the development of a 300MW wind farm in South Australia – due to its potential impact on the health of nearby residents – has been defeated, after a three-judge panel ruled to uphold a previous decision to allow the project to go ahead.
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Solar plans not enough to heat up NT’s renewable energy profile
The Fifth Estate
Thu 28 November, 2019
OXYGEN FILES: The Northern Territory is embarking on a huge investment in solar energy but the government needs to reconsider its fossil fuel plans, and recognise the role its Indigenous people play in controlling carbon.
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Mainstreaming low carbon design
The Fifth Estate
Thu 28 November, 2019
Low carbon design provides a cost-effective way of improving performance that can be adopted for all buildings. Now, clear guidance on how to achieve such designs is available in a series of free, technical guides.
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Embodied carbon gets its own star rating tool – now for the revolution
The Fifth Estate
Thu 28 November, 2019
Star rating tools, such as NABERS and Green Star, have been instrumental in driving Australia’s world-leading green building movement. Now there’s a new kid on the block – a star rating scheme for embodied carbon.
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Smoky conditions to continue in Sydney on Friday
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 28 November, 2019
Sydney will remain under a smoke haze on Friday, with a poor air quality alert being issued on Thursday afternoon.
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Jeremy Clarkson says Greta Thunberg is an 'idiot' who has killed the car show
SBS World News Australia
Thu 28 November, 2019
Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has lashed out at 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg, saying she's to blame for children no longer being interested in cars.
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You've Heard Of Black Friday, But What About Green Friday?
Marie Claire
Thu 28 November, 2019
All over the world, fashion labels are slashing their prices for the annual Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, prompting millions to shop frantically to secure new clothes for a fraction of the price. But in the face of climate change, when we have young people such as Greta Thunberg imploring people to listen before it's too late, more and more fashion labels are taking a stand against mass overconsumption.
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A hot and dry Australian summer means heatwaves and fire risk ahead
The Conversation
Thu 28 November, 2019
Summer is likely to start off hot and dry, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s summer outlook, released today.
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