Issue date : Fri 6 December, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 08 Seconds
Number of items : 37
Friday essay: living with fire and facing our fears
The Conversation
Fri 6 December, 2019
It is only mid-November but we have to walk early to avoid the heat. A northerly wind picks up clouds of dust and pollen, sending dirty billows across the paddocks. The long limbs of the gum trees groan overhead. Leaves and twigs litter the road. We stop to pull a branch off to the side.
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Climate change to 'destroy reef tourism'
9 News
Fri 6 December, 2019
Coral reef tourism in Australia would be almost wiped out if climate change is allowed to accelerate, a new report shows.
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Tropical species more sensitive to deforestation
Cosmos
Fri 6 December, 2019
Tropical animal species are six times more sensitive to forests being broken up for logging or farming than are temperate species, according to new research.
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Bleaching risks rise for Australian coral reefs as warm seas forecast
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 6 December, 2019
Coral reefs across parts of Australia's north may experience severe bleaching this summer, as forecasters predict a return of unusually warm waters for an extended period of time.
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'I could smell the hair on my face cooking': At the scene of the blow-up
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 6 December, 2019
There was a massive roar before millions of embers filled the air. A block of thick bush, about 300 metres long and 50 metres deep, blew up at once. Flames over 100 metres tall licked the night sky.
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Concerns for environment as Morrison merges government departments
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 5 December, 2019
A major shake-up of the federal public service has raised concerns the Morrison government's focus on environmental and climate issues will be downgraded as the areas are subsumed into two new mega departments.
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Australia slammed for using First Nations people to try and dodge climate bill
Reneweconomy
Thu 5 December, 2019
Australia has been slammed after its climate negotiators tried to use the vulnerability of Australia’s Aboriginal communities to climate change to minimise Australia’s responsibility to compensate less developed countries for ‘loss and damage’ caused by climate change.
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The UN’s head of climate change on why we should remain hopeful
Vogue Australia
Thu 5 December, 2019
Vogue speaks to Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), as this year’s crucial UN Climate Change Conference takes place in Madrid.
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Curbing emissions from the LNG industry
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 5 December, 2019
Australia’s role as the world’s largest LNG exporter is complicating the Morrison government’s claim that the country’s carbon emissions are going down.
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NSW approves West Wyalong solar and battery storage project
Reneweconomy
Thu 5 December, 2019
The New South Wales government says it has given planning approval to a new 90MW solar facility in West Wyalong that will also likely to feature battery storage.
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A micro-dairy is turning heads and has just won a Banksia award
The Fifth Estate
Thu 5 December, 2019
“Chefs will go out to see their beef, to hand pick their sheep, and complain if there is a bite mark from a dog,” Cathy Palmer told The Fifth Estate. “All these measures are carried out, and then they turn around and say ‘oh, and give me 1000 litres of milk’ as they walk out.”
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Climate change threatens end of trail for Niger's nomadic herders
Yahoo News
Thu 5 December, 2019
Ali's sharp eyes scanned the heat-shimmered horizon, searching in vain for clouds. It was noon and 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) on the ninth day of their quest to reach new pastures.
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West Africa's Fulani nomads fight climate change to survive
Yahoo News
Thu 5 December, 2019
They are one of the last great nomadic peoples of the planet, a community of some 35 million people scattered across 15 countries in West Africa, from the dusty Sahel down to the lush rainforests.
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NSW bushfires burning out of control on outskirts of Sydney prompting evacuation of homes
ABC News
Thu 5 December, 2019
NSW is again in the grip of a bushfire crisis with homes under threat in several areas including Sydney, where the air quality is at "hazardous" levels.
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Waste export bans – what you need to know
Inside Waste
Thu 5 December, 2019
About 67 million tonnes of waste is created in Australia each year. In 2018-19, 4.4 million tonnes of this waste was exported, of which, 32 per cent included waste plastic, paper, glass and tyres.
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2019 Banksia Sustainability Awards
The Fifth Estate
Thu 5 December, 2019
A “digital owl” and a scheme to make infrastructure greener were among the winners of the 2019 Banksia Sustainability Awards, announced at a gala dinner in Sydney earlier this week.
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