Issue date : Mon 9 December, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 11 Seconds
Number of items : 61
Australia's 'betrayal of trust' emissions plan to be tested in Madrid
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 9 December, 2019
The Morrison government could be forced to justify Australia's plan to count "carry-over credits" towards the country's Paris climate target, with a global summit set to debate eliminating their use.
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Hayne rebukes directors on climate risk failure
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 9 December, 2019
Former High Court judge and royal commissioner Kenneth Hayne has warned directors they have a legal duty to act on climate change risk, include it in corporate strategies and report on it to shareholders, raising the real prospect that boards failing to act could end up in court.
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Rio Tinto's 'green' aluminium on track for 2024 after sale to Apple
The Age
Mon 9 December, 2019
Australian mining giant Rio Tinto and its joint venture partner Alcoa are quietly confident a new carbon-free aluminium product made using "breakthrough" technology is on track to be commercially available by 2024.
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Windfarms drive fall in wholesale energy price with lower bills forecast for 2020
The Guardian
Mon 9 December, 2019
Australian Energy Market Commission says prices will begin to fall next year and by 2022 will be $97 a year lower
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More than 2000 koalas killed in bushfires
The New Daily
Mon 9 December, 2019
The koala death toll from weeks of bushfires in NSW could be more than 2000, a parliamentary inquiry will hear on Monday.
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Brazil calls for international funds to stop Amazon deforestation
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 7 December, 2019
Madrid: Brazil can't stop deforestation in the Amazon without the help of rich countries, the country's Environment Minister said at the United Nations' climate change conference.
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Moranbah heavy airborne dust levels prompt calls for better testing
ABC News
Mon 9 December, 2019
The Queensland Opposition has backed calls for chemical analysis of airborne pollution in the mining town of Moranbah in central Queensland, where dangerously high levels of dust are being recorded.
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'Can't ignore the smoke': Artists back solar startup FEAT
The Age
Mon 9 December, 2019
As music festival season begins this summer, Australian artists are seeking to address their carbon footprint by backing clean energy investment.
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When storms become stormquakes
Cosmos
Mon 9 December, 2019
There is more to hurricanes and typhoons than wind and rain, scientists say. Big enough storms can generate offshore earthquakes large enough to rattle windows if they occurred on land.
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Coalition embraces the 50% renewables target it said was “reckless”
Reneweconomy
Sun 8 December, 2019
The federal Coalition government has admitted Australia will reach a 50 per cent share of renewables by 2030 under its own policies – the very target put forward by Labor that the Coalition had described as “reckless” and “economy wrecking”.
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Australia forecast 'to exceed emissions targets' as Angus Taylor prepares for international climate talks
SBS World News Australia
Sun 8 December, 2019
Energy and Emissions Reductions Minister Angus Taylor will head to the UN climate talks armed with a report showing Australia will exceed its emission targets.
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Australia 'to exceed emissions targets'
Yahoo News
The Newcastle Herald
7 News
The Canberra Times
The Advertiser
The Herald Sun
NT News
The Australian
The Weekly Times
The Mercury
Taylor claims Australia progressing well towards Paris targets
The Age
Sat 7 December, 2019
Federal Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor has highlighted new projections showing Australia is on track to meet its emissions-reduction targets under the Paris climate agreement for the first time, provided it counts so-called "carryover" credits.
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Liberals insist next Warringah candidate must accept climate change, social progress
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 8 December, 2019
Liberal MPs have warned members and preselectors that the party's next candidate for the seat of Warringah must support strong action on climate change and hold more progressive social views than predecessor Tony Abbott.
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Most back net-zero emission target: survey
7 News
Sun 8 December, 2019
Almost two-thirds of Australians support a national target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 or earlier, a new survey has found.
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Perthnow
The West Australian
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
Kevin Rudd’s moral climate call a mistake, says Jay Weatherill
The Australian
Sun 8 December, 2019
Jay Weatherill has declared it was a mistake for Kevin Rudd to call climate change “the greatest moral challenge of our time” and has called for the party to commission a study on the impact of a warming planet on the economy.
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Peter Garrett urges Labor to reconnect with environmental movement, warns 'true believers are dying'
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 8 December, 2019
Midnight Oil frontman and environmental campaigner Peter Garrett has urged Labor to stare down the "self interest" within its ranks and commit to ambitious plans to avoid the "catastrophe" of climate change.
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NSW to consider tearing up Murray-Darling agreement
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 8 December, 2019
The Berejiklian government will on Monday formally consider tearing up the current Murray-Darling Basin agreement by demanding more water be kept in the state, leaked cabinet documents show.
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Forget big oil and big energy – on the driest continent, water is the new black
The Guardian
Sun 8 December, 2019
I’m starting to think that after living on a farm for 25 years, I might now learn the art of agriculture at the age of 54. I’m starting to think, in the hierarchy of needs, it might matter more to me than journalism. Because of, well, food. As a journalist for 30-plus years, that is a hard truth. But food matters. Where food comes from matters. The landscape that provides our food matters.
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Grasping for solutions as we gasp for clean air
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 8 December, 2019
Cans of clean Sydney air are funny novelty gifts that Chinese tourists take home. Right now, the joke may fall flat.
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My children were threatened and I just wanted them out
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 7 December, 2019
So, it’s Advent, the start of Christmas. A single candle is lit. Sydney, though, feels strange, invaded by smoke, brown as billy tea. The air is grey, the sun orange, eyes pink. People wear ventilators in the street and every room smells acrid. Even deep inside the Ros Packer auditorium (watching Martin McDonagh’s ruthless portrayal of rural Irish heartbreak The Beauty Queen of Leenane – by the way, brilliant) you could smell it.
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Sydney 'scores badly' for climate resilience compared to global cities
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 8 December, 2019
Sydney is poorly prepared for the impacts of climate change and related disasters compared to other global cities, with a growing chunk of the population at risk from high urban heat and the city falling behind on green space.
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Koala conservation strategy for south-east Queensland leaves conservationists 'cautiously optimistic'
ABC News
Sun 8 December, 2019
There will be no new developments within 570,000 hectares of a 'koala priority area' in south-east Queensland, according to a new draft strategy announced by the State Government.
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The Brisbane Times
Massive new koala habitat proposed for south-east Queensland
The Age
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
The Courier Mail
Qld Government proposes clearing ban to protect koalas
The Daily Telegraph
The Gold Coast Bulletin
Koalas: Gold Coast to be home to new koala priority areas after Premier’s announcement
'Dramatic and rapid' reef loss in north-west will continue without climate action: scientist
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 8 December, 2019
A coral biologist with decades of expertise on the reefs that stud Australia’s north-west coast has described “dramatic and rapid loss of coral cover” and warned no efforts to increase the reefs' resilience would be sufficient to protect them without action on climate change.
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Water, water everywhere and not a drop to draw on
The Australian
Sun 8 December, 2019
A “man-made drought” is threatening regional communities along the Murray River in Victoria and NSW as farmers are forced to let their crops die while watching millions of litres of water be washed downstream to South Australia.
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Extinction Rebellion plans two disruptive Brisbane protests this week
The Brisbane Times
Sun 8 December, 2019
After going relatively quiet for the past two months, climate change activist group Extinction Rebellion is back and planning major Brisbane CBD disruptions this week.
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ESG scores often poorly correlated, biased
The Australian
Sat 7 December, 2019
Labelling based on incomplete information, public shaming, and shunning wrapped in moral rhetoric, said Hester Peirce, a straight-talking commissioner at Americas main financial regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission, in June
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What Sydney's new water restrictions mean for you
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 8 December, 2019
"It's pretty easy to feel estranged from the drought in the city when you can turn the tap on and brush your teeth. We're not the ones worrying where our next glass of water is coming from."
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4 ways I'm teaching my kids about sustainability this Christmas - without sacrificing new toys.
Mamamia
Sat 7 December, 2019
I’m going to be completely upfront and honest here: my kids love ‘stuff’. My five-year-old daughter, in particular, is especially taken with what I fondly refer to as ‘tiny sh*t.’ If you’ve got a child vaguely around that age, you’ll get what I’m talking about. Ooshies, LOL Surprise Dolls, Puppy In My Pocket. Bits of tat disguised by some very clever marketing person, as toys.
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Sydney City Council failing to meet carbon reduction targets
The Daily Telegraph
Fri 6 December, 2019
Clover Moore’s City of Sydney Council has denied failing to meet self-imposed targets for cutting carbon even though its own projections show it hasn’t just fallen behind — its emissions have been rising.
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