Issue date : Fri 20 December, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 39 Seconds
Number of items : 43
United Nations asked to pressure Siemens to drop Adani contract
ABC News
Fri 20 December, 2019
Australian Greens leader Richard Di Natale has called on the United Nations to stop itself being used for "greenwashing" by a corporation that has agreed to work on Adani's coal mine.
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How much closer to their doors must the fire burn? It's immoral not to connect the dots
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 20 December, 2019
Australia never had a "catastrophic" fire danger rating until 2009. It was introduced in the wake of the then unprecedented Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria. Catastrophic conditions were forecast for the first time in Greater Sydney last month – on November 12 to be exact.
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I vowed not to buy new clothes in 2019. This is how I pulled it off
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 20 December, 2019
It’s all about the underpants. I buy them usually in a job lot from Dimmeys in Goulburn (we all have our retail habits, mine involve road trips and a no-frills retail store in a country town), which means when they go, they go all at once. Holes, elastic, crotch, the whole shebang.
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Telstra threatens to dump BCA over climate stance
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 20 December, 2019
Telstra has threatened to rescind its membership of the Business Council of Australia unless it addresses what the telecom giant says is an inconsistent position on climate change.
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Industry in "urgent fight" against climate change
Insurance Business
Fri 20 December, 2019
As climate-related events continue to ravage Australia, one MD has called on the insurance industry to act, saying the issue is among the most important currently facing the planet.
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Woodside's 'hollow' carbon plan for Browse horrifies environment sector
WAToday
Fri 20 December, 2019
Greenhouse gas emissions for Woodside’s proposed Browse gas field in north-western Australia would far exceed previous estimates, with the only nod to meeting new state climate policies being commitments to offset less than 1 per cent of total emissions, new documents show.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Draft changes to Green Star rating tool redefine sustainability
Architecture and Design
Fri 20 December, 2019
The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has released draft credits for their Green Star for New Buildings rating tool. The revised standards establish detailed requirements to redefine sustainability for new buildings and major refurbishments.
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Support the environment. Don't mow your lawn
Cosmos
Fri 20 December, 2019
Mowing urban lawns less often or less severely increases biodiversity, saves money and reduces pests, according to research from the British Ecological Society.
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Three ways to reduce your travel emissions
ABC News
Fri 20 December, 2019
I'm someone who cares deeply about the environment. I recycle, I avoid single-use plastics, I recently switched to green power — but I also like to travel.
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Christmas leftovers: How to reduce your festive footprint
Lens
Fri 20 December, 2019
Festive celebrations can leave you with more than one kind of hangover – what to do with the debris of leftover food, gift wrapping, damaged decorations and mountains of plastic packaging?
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EU pushes to outlaw corporate greenwashing
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 19 December, 2019
London | The European Union is aiming to outlaw corporate greenwashing, forcing asset managers and companies to conform with a new set of uniform standards that determines what is and isn't an environmentally sustainable activity or investment.
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Putin acknowledges climate change threats
The Daily Telegraph
Thu 19 December, 2019
President Vladimir Putin says global climate change poses new challenges to Russia.
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The Advertiser
The Australian
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Weekly Times
The Weekly Times
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The 2010s were a devastating blunder for the climate, but we have to be hopeful going into 2020
Vogue Australia
Thu 19 December, 2019
At the time, 2010 was the hottest year on record tied with 2005, according to NASA. Now, we’ve reached the end of the decade and average global temperatures have risen every year since 2014. Meanwhile, a UN report published in November 2019 revealed that greenhouse gas emissions are still increasing. It’s clear that the progress needed hasn’t been made.
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Banks, insurers face 'stress test' on climate change
The Australian
Thu 19 December, 2019
Banks, insurers face ‘stress test’ on climate change Australias biggest banks and insurance companies will be forced to protect themselves against risks caused by climate change, as the Reserve Bank and prudential regulator gear up to test large businesses readiness to shift to a low-carbon economy.
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Massive 1,200MW Wide Bay wind farm gets kick start from state government
Reneweconomy
Thu 19 December, 2019
Queensland is set to be host to one of the southern hemisphere’s largest wind farms after the Queensland government facilitated a deal that will see the 1,200MW Forest Wind project built in the State’s south-east.
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Case Study: doors open on Melbourne’s Living Building shopping centre
The Fifth Estate
Thu 19 December, 2019
One of Melbourne’s most talked-about new retail centres, Brickworks at Burwood, has finally opened. It’s breaking new ground in sustainability and is a great opportunity for the general public to experience what a Living Building Challenge (LBC) development can deliver.
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Drought-stricken horses to head back to Echuca
The Age
Thu 19 December, 2019
Friday's scheduled Echuca horse sale has been pushed back to Monday due to welfare concerns, but auctioneer Andrew Wilson said it must go ahead to find drought-stricken horses a home before Christmas.
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WAToday
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Greenpeace Targets Climate Change Blockers With Ash Filled Christmas Snow Globes Via The Works
B & T
Thu 19 December, 2019
Greenpeace in partnership with The Works, has taken the traditional Christmas snow globe and given it a sad topical twist to reflect the growing impact of climate change.
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A Documentary Following Greta Thunberg's Climate-Change Movement Is Heading Our Way in 2020
PopSugar
Thu 19 December, 2019
The climate crisis was at the forefront of the mainstream consciousness this year, with Greta Thunberg cementing her place as the young face of the movement. The 16-year-old Swedish climate activist — who kicked off a climate change movement after skipping school in August 2018 — left her home country to travel the world and spread her climate activism message, inspiring an entire generation in the process.
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