Issue date : Thu 19 December, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 44 Seconds
Number of items : 44
Groups vow to fight on over Bight oil plan
The Canberra Times
Thu 19 December, 2019
Environmental groups have vowed to continue the fight to block the drilling of an oil exploration well in the Great Australian Bight.
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Climate, economy, drought, bushfires and the election made 2019 a big year in fact checking
ABC News
Thu 19 December, 2019
It was a year of crippling drought, bushfires and a bitterly fought federal election campaign won by the Coalition against the expectations of pollsters, journalists and bookmakers. Tax, the economy and the environment, along with a host of other issues, kept RMIT ABC Fact Check busy holding public figures to account across a year in which the spread of misleading information was as palpable as ever.
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Climate change deniers fiddle as the nation burns
The Australian
Thu 19 December, 2019
While communities struggle with unprecedented fire emergencies, some Coalition politicians and media commentators still deny this has anything to do with climate change. Yes, Australia has always experienced bushfires and drought. But our own scientists have been telling us for years that climate change is driving longer, more frequent and intense droughts and fire seasons that are affecting more parts of Australia.
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Is the changing weather changing our minds?
The Canberra Times
Thu 19 December, 2019
Suddenly, everyone's talking about the weather. There was a time when only the Brits greeted each other by looking at the sky and remarking on the rain or shine (the old joke being that if it wasn't raining, it was about to be).
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Europe's green deal is the protectionism of the 21st century
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 19 December, 2019
For the past week the headlines have been dominated by bushfires and Brexit, blackouts and Boris. Another heatwave, another disappointing UN climate talks.
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Climate crisis: Australian businesses back net zero carbon emissions by 2050
The Guardian
Thu 19 December, 2019
Australian businesses are calling for a more ambitious national climate policy, backing a target of net zero emissions by 2050 and raising concerns about the lack of a coordinated energy policy and the government’s proposed use of carryover credits.
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Australian business wants strong climate policies, zero emissions target
7 News
Business wants more climate action: survey
The Canberra Times
Perthnow
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
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Executives sweat over global instability and climate change: KPMG
The Age
Thu 19 December, 2019
Concerns about global instability and climate change have risen dramatically among Australia's business leaders, according to a survey of top executives.
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British banks face climate tests
The Australian
Thu 19 December, 2019
Britain’s banks, already subject to annual financial health checks, face being stress-tested for risks posed by climate change, the Bank of England announced.
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The things animals do
Cosmos
Thu 19 December, 2019
It’s been quite a day for revelations about the animal world. Four papers in peer-reviewed journals have provided new insights into what a few species do when they’re going about their business.
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‘This is a cowboy operation’
ABC News
Thu 19 December, 2019
Environmental scientist David Lindenmayer describes the Victorian ash forests where he works as a “place of magic”.
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Early battle with a rising sea that failed
Cosmos
Thu 19 December, 2019
Around 7000 years ago, Neolithic villagers built an extensive seawall to protect themselves against sea-level rise in the Mediterranean.
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Sydney community beats water restrictions with technology
Architecture and Design
Thu 19 December, 2019
While Level 2 water restrictions have been introduced across Sydney, there is one community in Box Hill that will still be able to wash their cars, hose down the driveway and maintain their gardens.
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Yume partners with Suez to combat food waste
Food & Beverage
Thu 19 December, 2019
Yume has announced a partnership to fight commercial food waste. A fight that cannot be fought alone.
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Labor got it wrong on climate change plan, says Bill Shorten
The Australian
Wed 18 December, 2019
Former Labor leader Bill Shorten has conceded the ambitious climate change plan he took to the election scared coal miners and other blue-collar workers who felt the party’s policies would threaten their jobs.
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After Australia's hottest ever day, NSW braces for smoke, wind and fires
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 18 December, 2019
Premier Gladys Berejiklian is warning that NSW is entering a period of grim uncertainty as a record-breaking heatwave combines with forecast 100km/h winds, threatening to ramp up bushfires already out of control across the state.
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ACT to lead plastics ban
PS News
Wed 18 December, 2019
The Minister for Recycling and Waste Reduction has announced that single-use plastics are to be banned in the ACT with the phase-out to begin in the New Year.
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China on the cusp of a coal-fired power boom, threatening global targets
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 18 December, 2019
A massive expansion of coal-fired power in China is pushing the world's climate change targets out of reach, as former prime minister Kevin Rudd said heightened environmental concerns in China were still secondary to economic expansion.
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Great Australian Bight: Norwegian energy company Equinor given environmental approval to drill for oil
The Guardian
Wed 18 December, 2019
The Norwegian energy giant Equinor has been granted environment approval for its controversial bid to drill to explore for oil in the Great Australian Bight.
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Solar powered mines now commercially viable without need for subsidies
Reneweconomy
Wed 18 December, 2019
Remote power system company Zenith energy has deployed a solar-diesel hybrid generation system at a remote Western Australia mine site, that the company believes will be one of the first such systems that shows the technology is commercially viable without the need for government subsidy.
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Rooftop solar takes the heat off ageing fossil fuel generators
Reneweconomy
Thu 19 December, 2019
The growing amounts of rooftop solar across Australia has helped ease pressure on the grid in the first day of a nation-wide heatwave that will put the grid to its first major test of the summer.
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UK’s biggest travel association deems elephant rides ‘unacceptable’ in new guidelines
Travel Weekly
Wed 18 December, 2019
With the advice of several non-government organisations, including World Animal Protection, the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) has formed a new set of animal welfare guidelines encouraging travel companies to move away from experiences that allow travellers to feed or touch animals.
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Nine per cent of Sydney's water goes down the drain
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 18 December, 2019
The average resident is using 26 litres less water a day than a year ago but worsening leaks caused nine per cent of the 570,643 megalitres supplied by Sydney Water in 2018/19 to go down the drain.
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Carbon dioxide pollution hits record high: so who’s to blame?
Energy Matters
Wed 18 December, 2019
This year hasn’t exactly seen as much progress in the battle against climate change as we wouldn’t have expected, or desired. While furious debates centred around the likes of Greta Thunberg and other activists have given rise to more awareness, it’s the lack of action – in comparison to words – that’s now leaving us in a tough spot.
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Dystopian climate change drama The Commons will keep you awake at night
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 18 December, 2019
Ask Rupert Penry-Jones what rung true to him about his latest role – as a disaster capitalist living in Sydney in the near future – and his answer comes shooting out.
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Explaining Melbourne’s crazy but predictable weather
Pursuit
Wed 18 December, 2019
Melbourne’s weather is renowned for its variability, but it is still predictable, explained partly by its position on a large hot continent close to the cold Southern Ocean
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