Issue date : Wed 15 January, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 50 Seconds
Number of items : 57
Australians 'may become climate refugees'
7 News
Wed 15 January, 2020
As global temperatures soar, Australia could become so hot and dry that the country's residents could become climate refugees, US climatologist and geophysicist Michael Mann says.
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Bushfires raise Aussies' climate concerns
9 News
Wed 15 January, 2020
More Australians are very concerned about climate change as the unprecedented bushfire crisis continues to ravage the country, a new survey has found.
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The Advertiser
The Australian
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
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Koala protection on the agenda as environmental experts meet in Canberra
SBS World News Australia
Wed 15 January, 2020
Meetings will be held in Canberra on Wednesday examining issues from wildlife protection to financial counselling, in the wake of the bushfire crisis.
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The Advertiser
The Canberra Times
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
The Newcastle Herald
The Weekly Times
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This tragic bushfire crisis is our Pearl Harbor moment
The Australian
Wed 15 January, 2020
As large parts of Australia burn and smoke chokes our major ­cities, for many Australians the bushfire crisis is becoming our Pearl Harbor moment.
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Unlock clean power technology
The Australian
Wed 15 January, 2020
The Morrison government’s plan to consider more than 100 new technologies with a view to doubling renewable energy in the electricity grid within a decade and modernising high-­polluting industries should be an efficient path towards cutting Australia’s carbon emissions. A year ago, we urged the government to dislodge itself from the renewables/climate action versus coal contest and recast the debate on better terms. The draft technology investment road map to be released later this year should help achieve better terms.
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Australia must declare World War Zero on carbon emissions
The Canberra Times
Wed 15 January, 2020
We could ignore the graphs showing a persistent rise in CO2 levels. We could aircondition our way through record-smashing heat waves. We could turn our backs on inland areas gripped by years of drought. But this summer we cannot escape the stinging taste of smoke, and the knowledge that it came from an unfathomable 26 million acres of fire, many billions of animals, and over 2000 homes.
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Rupert Murdoch's son James criticises News Corp, Fox for climate change and bushfire coverage
ABC News
Wed 15 January, 2020
The younger son and daughter-in-law of News Corp executive chairman and Fox Corporation co-chairman Rupert Murdoch have taken aim at both organisations' coverage of climate change, widely viewed as a contributing factor to the Australian bushfires, in a statement to US-based news outlet The Daily Beast.
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Investment in renewables key driver of $56b fund's growth, says Cbus chief
The Age
Wed 15 January, 2020
The outgoing chief executive of industry super giant Cbus has cited a focus on sustainable investing, increased exposure to global shares and bringing investment functions in-house as key drivers of the $56 billion fund's growth.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Vast avian database links form to function
Cosmos
Wed 15 January, 2020
A decade-long effort building on bird specimens collected over the past two centuries has culminated in a database of 57,000 birds representing the world’s 10,000 or so species.
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Insects experience the effects of gravity
Cosmos
Wed 15 January, 2020
Gravity is one of the most universal environmental effects on living systems. It tethers us to the earth and creates our tides.
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Smoke haze continues to blanket Victoria ahead of rain forecast
The New Daily
Wed 15 January, 2020
Victorians can expect to gasp through another day of toxic smoke, which is expected to last until at least Wednesday afternoon.
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You’re not the only one feeling helpless. Eco-anxiety can reach far beyond bushfire communities
The Conversation
Wed 15 January, 2020
You’re scrolling through your phone and transfixed by yet more images of streets reduced to burnt debris, injured wildlife, and maps showing the scale of the fires continuing to burn. On the television in the background, a woman who has lost her home breaks down, while news of another life lost flashes across the screen.
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Science Minister says climate denial a waste of time in wake of fires
The Age
Tue 14 January, 2020
Australia's bushfire crisis has prompted a blunt warning from Science Minister Karen Andrews to those she says are wasting time arguing about whether climate change is real.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Take politics out of climate policy: NZ
Yahoo News
Tue 14 January, 2020
A New Zealand MP has urged Australia to reintroduce a climate change commission to remove politics from the debate.
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Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The Daily Telegraph
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'Dystopian future': Climate change to force review of military's role
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 14 January, 2020
Climate change poses "a major security challenge for Australia" that experts warn has the potential to rapidly stretch the capability of the military, as demonstrated by the current bushfire emergency.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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States resist bushfire royal commission, oppose expansion of powers
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 14 January, 2020
The states are withholding support for Prime Minister Scott Morrison's proposed royal commission into bushfires and oppose him expanding the Commonwealth's constitutional powers to deploy Defence Force personnel to natural disasters without premiers' consent.
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Industry takes bushfire impact concerns to McCormack
ATN
Tue 14 January, 2020
Finance, infrastructure and climate change must be addressed, ATA says. Steps are being taken by government to hear industry concerns on the ongoing impact of bushfires, the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) reports.
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Government looks at protecting state's drinking water with heavy rain forecast
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 14 January, 2020
Rain and storms are likely to bring significant relief to bushfire-affected areas over the weekend, while the NSW government is looking to ensure that the state's drinking water is protected from ash and debris.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Native fauna must not be forgotten in bushfire recovery
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 14 January, 2020
The damage to people and property from the bushfires is horrendous but Australia must also do much more to save the unique native animals that are in danger or threatened with extinction.
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Institutional investors increasingly taking their own climate action
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 14 January, 2020
Persistent scientific and economic warnings that Australia is on the front line of climate change have fallen on too many deaf ears in Canberra. So it’s only natural that many Australians now hope that this devastating bushfire season will shake our leaders out of their apathy and open the door to a more constructive approach to climate change.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Business Council of Australia hits back as pressure mounts on climate change
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 14 January, 2020
The nation's top business lobby group has defended its stance on climate change amid fresh signs of discontent within the corporate sector over Australia's approach to reducing carbon emissions.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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BlackRock pulls plug on coal
The Australian
Tue 14 January, 2020
The world’s largest fund manager, BlackRock, has said it will ditch investments including thermal coal as part of a response to rising climate change concerns.
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The Australian Financial Review
BlackRock dumps thermal coal
South Australia home battery scheme now half the size of Tesla big battery
Reneweconomy
Tue 14 January, 2020
The South Australian government’s Home Battery Scheme has reached a major milestone, securing 5,500 installations and orders, and adding significant new storage capacity from the “virtual power plant” technology that enables their resources to be combined.
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Helping hands could harm wildlife: expert
7 News
Tue 14 January, 2020
People wanting to care for wild animals hurt in Australia's devastating bushfires have been warned they could be doing more harm than good.
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The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
Yahoo News
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Bushfires: Threat to tap water from ash pollution
The Australian
Tue 14 January, 2020
Environmental engineers have warned that residents in bushfire-affected states could soon be drinking yellow-tinged tap water and face ramped-up water restrictions, with treatment facilities set to struggle with a barrage of ash and other pollutants in dams.
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Australia's bushfire smoke will do a full lap of the earth: NASA
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 14 January, 2020
The smoke from the Australian bushfires is so severe it is expected to complete a circuit of the Earth, returning to the country's skies from the west.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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How bad is bushfire smoke for your health?
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 14 January, 2020
More hazy days mean more breathing problems for some people. What is it about bushfire smoke that's bad for you, and what can you do about it?
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Regulators missed toxic waste dumping operation, twice
The Age
Tue 14 January, 2020
Regulators overseeing the removal of an illicit stockpile of toxic chemicals failed to detect that the company responsible, Bradbury Industrial Services, was mislabelling the waste during the clean-up operation in a bid to dump it for a second time.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Apple ups phone recycling with 'Daisy' robot but still relies on mines
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 14 January, 2020
Apple is trying to change the way electronics are recycled with a robot that disassembles its iPhone so that minerals can be recovered and reused, while acknowledging rising global demand for electronics means new mines will still be needed.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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