Issue date : Thu 5 December, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 49 Seconds
Number of items : 45
Farmers call for better eco incentives
9 News
Thu 5 December, 2019
Farmers have urged the federal government to create a $1 billion biodiversity trust to help boost the value of their properties and create new income opportunities.
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Dangerous to simplify the complex matter of climate
The Australian
Thu 5 December, 2019
The UN Climate Change Conference this week in Madrid provides an important opportunity to reflect on the state of the public debate surrounding climate change.
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Rio Tinto now the brownest of global miners
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 5 December, 2019
Rio Tinto’s strategic sophistry on climate change leaves it ever more isolated in the global mining industry.
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Is this a case of 'greenwashing' advertising?
AdNews
Thu 5 December, 2019
BP is facing legal action for an alleged climate “greenwashing” advertising campaign now running on billboards, newspapers and television in the UK, US and Europe.
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Backers say undersea power project stacks up
The Age
Thu 5 December, 2019
The backers of a new power connector between Tasmania and the mainland say the project could increase long-term energy security and help keep a lid on electricity prices.
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Solar panels seem like a good idea. But are they really worth it?
ABC News
Thu 5 December, 2019
It's going to be a long, hot summer for the Wilkes family. Their home in Sydney's outer suburbs has westerly facing windows and last year, the first in their new build, the electricity bill for summer was $1,000.
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Clever canines recognise words, regardless of who’s speaking
Cosmos
Thu 5 December, 2019
Dogs seem to have the ability – until now thought to be uniquely human – to spontaneously recognise words even when they are spoken by unfamiliar people with different voices, accents and pronunciation.
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Doctor: Bushfire smoke creates ‘awful’ health impacts
News.com.au
Thu 5 December, 2019
A Sydney doctor has raised concerns about the health impact of awful air pollution as more than 100 bushfires burn across NSW causing “the longest and most widespread” period of poor air quality on record.
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NSW endures longest spell of air pollution on record as bushfires menace Queensland
The Guardian
Thu 5 December, 2019
Queenslanders have been warned to expect a tough bushfire day on Thursday as Sydney and large parts of New South Wales continue to struggle with “the longest and the most widespread” period on record of poor air quality and hazardous levels of pollution.
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Citizen scientists ‘deserve more credit’
Cosmos
Thu 5 December, 2019
Academic journals should allow citizen scientists and indigenous knowledge to be formally recognised on papers, researchers have suggested.
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Nationals' push to reclaim environmental water for farmers 'undermines' basin plan
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 4 December, 2019
Nationals MPs want a dramatic shake-up of water laws to help drought-stricken farmers by taking water from the environment and selling it to irrigators in a move the former chief environmental water manager warns "fundamentally undermines" the goals of the Murray Darling Basin Plan.
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NSW 'behaving like a petulant child' on Murray-Darling
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 4 December, 2019
The latest threat by NSW Nationals to pull out of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan has been panned in federal Parliament, a day after a new review was announced by the Coalition.
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UK Greens poised as climate climbs election agenda
Yahoo News
Wed 4 December, 2019
The city of Brighton and Hove on England's south coast is home to some of the country's most eco-conscious voters, and next week's general election there is as much about climate change as Brexit.
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Pacific region can’t afford another climate groundhog day
The Daily Telegraph
Wed 4 December, 2019
As world leaders gather in Madrid this week for the COP25 UN Climate Change conference, we find ourselves at a critical moment in the climate emergency.
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REST case to set climate risk precedent
Investment Magazine
Wed 4 December, 2019
Early next year, global investor attention will focus on the court proceedings against the trustee of the REST super fund which is charged with breaching its fiduciary duties by failing to adequately consider climate change risks.
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APA officially opens new 20MW solar plant next to W.A. wind farm
Reneweconomy
Wed 4 December, 2019
Western Australia’s revived large-scale solar market has delivered another finished product to the grid this week, with the completion of the 19.25MW Badgingarra solar farm in the state’s wheatbelt region, north of Perth.
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Global emissions to hit 36.8 billion tonnes, beating last year’s record high
The Conversation
Wed 4 December, 2019
Global emissions for 2019 are predicted to hit 36.8 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO₂), setting yet another all-time record. This disturbing result means emissions have grown by 62% since international climate negotiations began in 1990 to address the problem.
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Coal drop drives slowdown in emissions but Paris goals long way off
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 4 December, 2019
The growth of emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels most likely eased this year to a third of the previous year's pace but that may be temporary and short of the drop needed to achieve the Paris climate goals.
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Huge influx of solar will reduce risk of power outages this summer, says AEMO
Reneweconomy
Wed 4 December, 2019
Australian consumers face the risk of power outages this summer because of the threat of bushfires, heatwaves and increasingly unreliable coal generators, but the Australian Energy Market Operator says the surge in solar installations in the past 12 months will lessen the risks.
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Hydrogen plan to start with carbon capture
9 News
Wed 4 December, 2019
Australia's hydrogen strategy is being kicked off with draft laws making it easier for an offshore carbon capture project to go ahead.
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The Advertiser
The Australian
The Canberra Times
The Daily Telegraph
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The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
The West Australian
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Not-For-Profit wins top gong at Banksia Sustainability Awards
Architecture and Design
Wed 4 December, 2019
With a capital value of $160 billion, the Not-For-Profit Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) has picked up the Gold Award at the Banksia Sustainability Awards in Sydney last night.
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Gold Coast beaches swamped by seaweed biomass up to 1 metre deep
ABC News
Wed 4 December, 2019
Experts are baffled by the cause of an exceptionally large volume of "cornflake seaweed" that has washed up on southern Gold Coast beaches in recent days.
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Call for Canberrans to care for water
PS News
Wed 4 December, 2019
Icon Water has launched a new awareness campaign to educate and encourage Canberrans to reduce their water use during dry conditions this summer.
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Di Caprio among celebrities backing new climate initiative
Yahoo News
Wed 4 December, 2019
Actor Leonardo di Caprio joined former US vice president Al Gore and other personalities Wednesday in backing a new initiative to seek solutions to climate change.
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