Issue date : Mon 2 December, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 55 Seconds
Number of items : 58
'Our war against nature must stop': UN launches Madrid climate conference
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 2 December, 2019
Madrid: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has described as "utterly inadequate" the world's efforts to stop climate change, saying there is a danger global warming could pass the "point of no return."
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Climate needs 'loud Australians': Turnbull
The Canberra Times
Mon 2 December, 2019
Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull says Liberal Party members must be "loud Australians" on climate change.
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The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Newcastle Herald
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The Daily Telegraph
Malcolm Turnbull tells Liberal members to ‘get loud about climate change’ at farewell
NT News
The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
SBS World News Australia
Malcolm Turnbull: Climate needs 'loud Australians'
Labor to use new emissions figures to press Greens on climate
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 2 December, 2019
Labor will press the case for action on climate change by releasing new figures of the cost of “policy failure” over the past decade, estimating Australia lost a chance to reduce 218 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.
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Labor says emissions would be 200m tonnes lower if Greens had supported CPRS
The Australian
Progressives ‘must share the blame’ for climate inaction
7 News
Greens haven't learned on ETS: Labor
NT News
The Australian
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Canberra Times
The Weekly Times
Yahoo News
Environment is prime worry for the first time: poll
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 2 December, 2019
The environment has for the first time surpassed healthcare, cost of living and the economy to be the number one concern for Australians.
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We’re doing well on climate change, but let’s start acting as a team
The Australian
Mon 2 December, 2019
It’s not surprising that the continuing drought, the driest ever for many parts of the country, record temperatures and the early and explosive start of the bushfire season have increased public concern about climate change and triggered accusations the government is failing to prepare communities for these growing hazards.
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Investors call for better climate strategy
9 News
Mon 2 December, 2019
Australia's superannuation industry may be at risk from a lack of long-term government strategy on climate change, a report has found.
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The Canberra Times
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Yahoo News
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Businesses call for global carbon trading rules
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 2 December, 2019
Australian businesses are calling on governments around the world to develop international accounting rules for carbon trading, saying such a framework could lead to a carbon credit export boom.
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Renewable South Australia posts lowest wholesale prices for second month in row
Reneweconomy
Mon 2 December, 2019
The renewable state of South Australia has recorded the lowest average wholesale prices on Australia’s main grid for the second month in a row, once again due to its dominant share of wind and solar which provided nearly two thirds of state demand.
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Why is pumped hydro in Australia not used very much?
Reneweconomy
Mon 2 December, 2019
Everyone recognises that as wind and solar generating capacity continue to grow, more storage capacity will be needed, so that the availability of electricity can be time shifted, from periods of maximum wind and solar generation to periods of maximum demand.
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Eavesdropping on remote wildlife
Cosmos
Mon 2 December, 2019
Hundreds of solar-powered sensors are being installed across remote parts of Australia to record a unique soundscape of the wildlife as the environment changes.
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Bushfires across NSW an ominous start to summer – in pictures
The Guardian
Mon 2 December, 2019
There are 130 fires burning in New South Wales amid very dry and windy conditions. A fire affecting more than 20,000 hectares is being controlled in the Tallaganda national park, in the Bombay and Braidwood areas. Another fire is burning to the south of the Katoomba and Leura area in the Blue Mountains. It has burned more than 390 hectares and is being controlled. An emergency warning is in place for a fire at Currowan, north of Batemans Bay. It has burned more than 11,500 hectares and is not yet under control
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Beetles may show the way to water
Cosmos
Mon 2 December, 2019
Scientists are studying desert beetles looking for clues to create better ways for people in dry climates to harvest moisture from fog.
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US will 'protect its interests' at COP25 climate conference
SBS World News Australia
Sun 1 December, 2019
The US will send a diplomatic team but no senior members of Donald Trump's administration to a global climate change conference starting in Spain on Monday, according to a statement.
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What to Watch as Top Polluter Heads to Global Climate Talks
Yahoo News
Sun 1 December, 2019
(Bloomberg) -- All eyes are on China as negotiators from nearly 200 nations head to Madrid for the next round of United Nations climate talks. Like most efforts to reach an international consensus, what Beijing wants matters because of its rising geopolitical clout and economic might.
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Trade deals may be an effective method of enforcing climate action
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 1 December, 2019
As world leaders gather this week in Madrid to try to breath some life into the Paris Agreement climate accord, it has its work cut out. With US President Donald Trump triggering the one-year get-out clause and the latest United Nations Emissions Gap Report starkly revealing a world further off course than ever from meeting its emission goals, it's increasingly looking like an agreement in name only. It may explain why some countries are looking elsewhere to enforce change.
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Trade talks should also be climate talks
The Age
Sun 1 December, 2019
World leaders gather this week in Madrid to try to breathe some life into the Paris Agreement climate accord. They'll have a challenge ahead.
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Heavy weather: How can we end division over climate protests?
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 1 December, 2019
I’ve only been to the Little Desert – a patch of semi-arid bushland in Victoria’s west – once in my life. It was April 1986, I was 12, and my family was camping there to see Halley’s Comet, a cosmic experience that won’t happen again on this planet until 2061.
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What is the evidence behind hazard-reduction burning?
The Canberra Times
Sun 1 December, 2019
Barnaby Joyce, John Barilaro, Alan Jones and others have focused on the lack of hazard-reduction burning as a reason for the scale and impact of the current bushfires.
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'Heartwarming and overwhelming': Crafters show their love for wildlife
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 1 December, 2019
Crafters are making supplies for injured wildlife by the crate load and public donations to the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital fundraising appeal have topped $1.8 million, in a global outpouring of love for animals left homeless by the bushfires.
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Turning the vineyards sideways: how winemakers weather the drought
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 1 December, 2019
Three years ago, Orange viticulturist Justin Jarrett believed he had drought-proofed his vineyards. Every one of his new dams was full, and according to his irrigation strategy he thought they should never run dry again.
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Hydrogen strategy backs dirty coal
The Saturday Paper
Sat 30 November, 2019
Although touted as a clean energy project, the government’s investment in hydrogen production is in fact protecting the fossil fuel industry – a paradox that may limit the value of the new technology. By Mike Seccombe.
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Good Weekend's Who Mattered 2019: Environment
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 30 November, 2019
The climate strike kids: "Many were scolded as ‘inner-city puppets’, but the stories in the streets were different." Plus: Kate McBride, Grace Brennan, Brynn O’Brien and Emma Herd.
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Victoria Falls' bare cliffs raise spectre of no water as drought bites
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 30 November, 2019
While Australians have understandably been fixated on the terrible drought on our own continent, spare a thought for the plight facing the next continent to the left.
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‘A lot of suffering’: Grim 3000yo warning about to come true
News.com.au
Sat 30 November, 2019
It’s happened before, now some claim it’s happening again. In 1200BC, the world’s most advanced civilisations — Egypt, Assyria, Cannan — were burnt to the ground all at once.
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Four ways to dress without hurting the planet or your hip pocket
ABC News
Sat 30 November, 2019
The world of buying new clothes is fraught with ethical issues — the treatment of workers in third-world garment factories, the pollution caused by textile manufacturing, and the sheer waste and expense.
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Australia’s emissions fall ever so slightly, but only because of drought and floods
Reneweconomy
Fri 29 November, 2019
Australia has recorded a slight drop in emissions for the year to June 2019, according the latest official data shows, but with little cause for celebration – as the fall is largely the result of both damaging drought and floods that have dented impacted agricultural production.
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ESG products luring investors
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 29 November, 2019
Exchange-traded funds have typically delivered investors access to the performance of an underlying index such as the ASX 200. In the past this has made it tough for those who wished to achieve a responsible investment tilt to their portfolio using ETFs. Now, new exchange-traded funds are emerging that allow investors to express their ethical investment views.
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Stockland to offer discounted solar and batteries for up to 25,000 customers
Reneweconomy
Fri 29 November, 2019
Australian property developer Stockland will offer discounted solar and battery installations for up to 25,000 residents in homes developed by the company across Australia since 2015, as part of a research study to understand the benefits of rooftop solar.
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The day rooftop solar met two thirds of South Australia’s total demand
Reneweconomy
Fri 29 November, 2019
South Australia’s renewable energy transition continues to surprise energy experts, with the latest assessment produced by the Australian Energy Market Operator indicating that the push towards the government target of “net 100 per cent renewables” is accelerating rather than slowing down.
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Record year delivers 1770MW of new renewables for Victoria
Reneweconomy
Fri 29 November, 2019
As Australia heads into what could be a new low in investor confidence for future renewables development, a booming Victorian market has delivered a bumper year for solar and wind power, with 12 new licences issued to generate renewable electricity.
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Exhausted SES take stock after almost 200 calls for help in Sydney's north
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 29 November, 2019
The State Emergency Service's Hornsby unit says it's time to refurbish supplies and repair equipment after an exhausting week which saw them complete almost 200 calls for assistance in the area.
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