Issue date : Tue 10 December, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 49 Seconds
Number of items : 45
Fire chiefs critical of NSW government
7 News
Tue 10 December, 2019
The NSW emergency services minister has been criticised by a leading scientist after dismissing the climate change concerns of respected Australian fire chiefs as inappropriate and "quite unpalatable".
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MWOO to MSUE – challenging government decisions
Inside Waste
Tue 10 December, 2019
The ongoing saga regarding the banning on reuse of mixed waste organic outputs (MWOO) for agricultural purposes in NSW is a reminder that – shock horror – the state government is not perfect, can sometimes make mistakes, and can make decisions that bring serious negative impacts.
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Australia is copping it at COP25 - and rightly so
The Canberra Times
Tue 10 December, 2019
This week the world's climate ministers, including Australia's embattled Minister for Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor, are meeting in Madrid for international climate talks.
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Environmental charities under the spotlight for advocacy
ProBono Australia News
Tue 10 December, 2019
Political advocacy is an essential task for charities and is something that must be protected, Greenpeace says, in the wake of comments made by a federal senator calling for the charity to be stripped of its DGR status.
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The suburbs can help cities in the fight against climate change
The Conversation
Tue 10 December, 2019
The edges of cities around the world are being devastated by fires and floods. It’s drawing attention to suburban residents and the role they’re playing in exacerbating their exposure to climate change risks. But instead of focusing on the suburban way of life alone, planners and policy-makers need to focus their attention and actions on what holds it all together: the “brutalscape,” which is comprised of the infrastructures that enable suburban life.
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Killer whale pod visit caught on video by Tasmanian man confuses orca experts
ABC News
Tue 10 December, 2019
A squid fisher's video of what is believed to be type B killer whales in a river on Tasmania's north coast has baffled experts, who say the subspecies has never been officially recorded on Australia's east coast and should be chasing seals in the Antarctic ice at this time of year.
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Less ploughing leads to higher crop yields
Cosmos
Tue 10 December, 2019
Scientists have used modern technology to show that an ancient approach to agriculture may be the best.
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The importance and vulnerability of water towers
Cosmos
Tue 10 December, 2019
The ideal natural fresh water supply system is constant and reliable: capable of storing water during times of plenty and releasing it when it’s needed.
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Aussie food waste bill over $10 billion in 2019
The Canberra Times
Tue 10 December, 2019
Australian's spent over $10 billion dollars on food this year, which eventually ended up in garbage bins, up from nearly $9 billion dollars in 2018.
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'Hazardous' blanket of haze to hang over Sydney until 'southerly buster' arrives
9 News
Tue 10 December, 2019
Sydneysiders have woken up to another morning of toxic smoke hanging over the city, with NSW environment authorities warning of poor air quality for Tuesday.
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Climate key point in bushfire postings
9 News
Mon 9 December, 2019
Australians talked about climate change, suffering koalas and Scott Morrison as the November bushfires raged, but Labor leader Anthony Albanese didn't get much traction.
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'Lazy symbolism': Labor fights back at Greens on coal exports
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 9 December, 2019
Labor's environmental wing has accused the Greens of a "cynical and destructive" attack on the party's position on climate change after Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese backed the case for continued coal exports.
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Using Kyoto credits to meet Paris agreement 'misses the point': Garnaut
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 9 December, 2019
Economist Ross Garnaut says Australia's reliance on 'carry-over credits' to meet its international emissions reduction pledge defies the spirit of the Paris agreement and will ultimately cost the economy more than taking decisive climate action.
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Stakes are global as Africa faces 'climate dilemma'
Yahoo News
Mon 9 December, 2019
Choices made today on how to grow Africa's economies will determine not only if the continent prospers but if global warming can be tamed, diplomats and experts told AFP at UN climate talks in Madrid.
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Australia's climate plan earns no credit
The Age
Mon 9 December, 2019
At a time when the United Nations is warning that the world needs to do a lot more to avoid a dramatic rise in global temperatures, it is disappointing that Environment Minister Angus Taylor has travelled to crucial talks in Madrid to say Australia would like to do less.
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Backdown on Paris climate targets would set a bad example to the world
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 9 December, 2019
At a time when the United Nations is warning that the world needs to do a lot more to avoid a dramatic rise in global temperatures, it is disappointing that Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor has travelled to crucial talks in Madrid to say Australia would like to do less.
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Responsible super funds come out on top
ProBono Australia News
Mon 9 December, 2019
Australian super funds are ramping up their responsible investments in a bid to perform better financially and make their members happy, new research finds.
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Water company takes a stand on climate change
Utility Magazine
Mon 9 December, 2019
Leading companies from around the world, including a major Australian water company, are signing the United Nations (UN) Global Compact pledge in an effort to prevent worldwide temperature increases of more than 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2050 – a change that poses significant issues, including the risk of water scarcity.
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Oil giant BP increases stake in solar developer Lightsource
Reneweconomy
Mon 9 December, 2019
British oil and gas supermajor BP announced it will increase its stake in solar developer Lightsource BP in an effort to help accelerate the company’s growth and its ambitions to develop 10GW of renewable energy assets by the end of 2023.
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Bushfire smog advice: stay in, avoid outside exercise
The Canberra Times
Mon 9 December, 2019
The smoke seems to be getting to people. Areas where lots of Canberrans normally run were virtually deserted as joggers opted for an easier - perhaps safer - office lunchtime.
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Ladybug washups: what causes them?
Australian Geographic
Mon 9 December, 2019
Ladybug washups can be difficult to stomach. We’re accustomed to seeing a single ladybug on a leaf or crawling up our beach towels – not ladybugs en masse, collectively washed up on a seashore.
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The Dracula parrot is as intimidating AF
Australian Geographic
Mon 9 December, 2019
ALSO KNOWN as Pesquet’s parrot or the vulturine parrot, the Dracula parrot is found only in the cloud forests in the foothills and lower mountains of New Guinea.
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Report wants 20 per cent recycled water target
Government News
Mon 9 December, 2019
A Western Sydney advocacy organisation is calling on the state government to introduce water recycling targets to increase water efficiency and address the effects of climate change and urban heat in the region.
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