Issue date : Thu 16 January, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 35 Seconds
Number of items : 54
Coalition's axing of of funding to climate change adaptation body condemned
The Guardian
Thu 16 January, 2020
The Coalition’s decision to axe funding to a climate change adaptation research body in 2017 has left Australia “not well positioned” to deal with fires, the “silent killer” of drought and other global heating impacts, its director has said.
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Aust must 'get serious' on climate: Kean
News.com.au
Thu 16 January, 2020
The NSW environment minister has hit out at climate change sceptics within the federal government amid an unprecedented bushfire season, and warned Australia's coal export markets are beginning to decarbonise.
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The Australian
The Canberra Times
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
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What is 'real' action on climate change?
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 16 January, 2020
Polls suggest that Australians want to take action on climate change, and business leaders have joined the call for emissions cuts. One business leader called the summer’s bushfires "our generation’s Port Arthur moment" – a reference to the 1996 massacre that prompted changes to gun laws.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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California city bans coal, blocking key export route to Asia
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 16 January, 2020
A critical route for American coal exports to Asia is drying up after yet another US port city passed a law to bar the fuel from leaving its shores.
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How to create living concrete
Cosmos
Thu 16 January, 2020
US researchers have created what they call a living concrete by combining sand and bacteria.
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Versace bans kangaroo skin after pressure from activists
The Guardian
Thu 16 January, 2020
The Italian fashion house Versace has banned the use of kangaroo skin for its luxury leather products collection. The move follows pressure from the animal rights’ group LAV, which said more than 2.3 million kangaroos in Australia were killed each year for commercial purposes.
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Global roadmap to insect recovery
Cosmos
Thu 16 January, 2020
Dozens of researchers from around the globe have united to create a comprehensive roadmap for insect conservation and recovery, including pesticide reduction, threatened species conservation and citizen science initiatives.
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Tracking animals without seeing them
Cosmos
Thu 16 January, 2020
This night-vision camera trap picture of mountain lions drinking from a stream at the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve in the US looks great, and is valuable, but getting such images is a bit hit and miss.
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Logging makes forest fires worse: experts
The Canberra Times
Thu 16 January, 2020
Allowing logging in national parks would increase the intensity of bushfires by boosting the amount of flammable fuel and creating additional "kindling", experts have warned.
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Gloucester’s big dry
ABC News
Thu 16 January, 2020
The area around this New South Wales town, famed for its lush green hills, normally benefits from reliable coastal rain. But today the land is brown, its rivers are dry, and the town has run out of water.
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Impacts on waterways after bushfires
Fishing World
Thu 16 January, 2020
ACCORDING to a report published by the ABC, scientists are concerned of potentially dire impacts on our waterways from the bushfire crisis.
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8 Ingenious Meal Prep Products That Make It Easy to Eat Healthy Without Hurting the Planet
PopSugar
Thu 16 January, 2020
One of my goals for 2020 is to be more mindful of how much plastic I use, and it's been an eye-opening experience. Once you start paying attention to all the single-use plastic in your life, it's hard to stop. Up until a few months ago, I used a couple of Ziploc bags to pack snacks for work. If I forgot my water bottle at home, sometimes I grabbed a disposable cup to fill up at the office. And on the rare days I splurged on smoothies, I would look down at the plastic straw and feel guilt creeping in.
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Attenborough says humans overrun the world
9 News
Thu 16 January, 2020
Sir David Attenborough has warned that "human beings have overrun the world" in a trailer for his new film.
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The Advertiser
The Canberra Times
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Newcastle Herald
The Weekly Times
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2019 capped off the world's hottest decade in recorded history
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 16 January, 2020
The past decade was the hottest ever recorded on the planet, driven by an acceleration of temperature increases in the past five years, according to new data released by the US government.
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Morrison backs coal despite BlackRock signalling retreat from fossil fuels
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 15 January, 2020
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has backed the resources sector as the world's largest investment manager signalled it was pulling back from coal and a new survey showed a rise in the number of Australians concerned about climate change.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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The Age
PM backs resources as world's biggest asset manager ditches thermal coal
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
Liberals speak out to back Science Minister on climate change action
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 15 January, 2020
Liberal backbenchers have stepped up calls for greater action on climate change ahead of talks of new policy measures within weeks, backing a blunt warning from a senior minister to "move on" from arguments about whether global warming is real.
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Bushfires: Western Australia’s burning regime concerns ecologists
The Australian
Wed 15 January, 2020
The Morrison government’s inquiry­ into hazard-reduction burns in the wake of this summer’s scorching bushfires will hear that the West Australian government has stepped up prescribed burns in national parks, on crown land and in local government areas.
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Last-ditch plea to stop Clive Palmer's new Queensland coal mine
The Brisbane Times
Wed 15 January, 2020
A last-ditch plea to the Queensland government to stop Clive Palmer building a coal mine at a nature reserve is likely to go unanswered.
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Geopolitics intensifying climate risks, World Economic Forum warns
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 15 January, 2020
London | The fractious geopolitical landscape of rivalrous great powers is stymieing cooperation on solving the global problem of climate change, running down the clock and ramping up the risk.
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The carbon tax that will work
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 15 January, 2020
Stop saying we are too small to make a difference. Canberra can set policies that will force our big peers to follow suit.
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World's largest fund manager BlackRock cuts thermal coal exposure on climate concerns
ABC News
Wed 15 January, 2020
The world's largest fund manager has pledged to toughen its stance on climate change and reduce its exposure to thermal coal.
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Climate change will reshape finance, world's largest fund manager says
The Age
Wed 15 January, 2020
Founder and CEO Laurence Fink, who oversees the management of about $US7 trillion ($10 trillion) in funds, said in his influential annual letter to CEOs on Tuesday that he believes we are "on the edge of a fundamental reshaping of finance" because of a warming planet.
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Woodside boss laments LNG 'black eye' amidst climate debate
WAToday
Wed 15 January, 2020
The boss of Australia's biggest LNG company has said the sector had copped an unfair 'black eye' in the climate change debate that had amped up in the wake of some of the worst bushfires the country has ever seen.
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The Brisbane Times
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Fire crisis cost could balloon: economist
7 News
Wed 15 January, 2020
The total economic losses from the bushfire crisis could top $100 billion, a University of Queensland economist has estimated.
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China moving ‘too slow’ on renewables
The Australian
Wed 15 January, 2020
Adding to concern is that clean energy investment fell to just $US30bn ($43.5bn) in the first half of 2019 from over $US75bn
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Experts plead for funds to save species
7 News
Wed 15 January, 2020
Australia's wildlife experts are pleading with the government to flush the sector with cash to fund the recovery of threatened species and stop more being pushed to the brink of extinction by bushfires.
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The Canberra Times
Yahoo News
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Incredible, secret firefighting mission saves famous 'dinosaur trees'
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 15 January, 2020
Desperate efforts by firefighters on the ground and in the air have saved the only known natural grove of the world-famous Wollemi pines from destruction during the record-breaking bushfires in NSW.
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The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Victoria's chief health officer calls for Australian Open air quality policy
The Age
Wed 15 January, 2020
Victoria's chief health officer has called on Tennis Australia to create an air quality policy to better protect players as bushfire smoke blanketed Melbourne and yet another player pulled out of an Australian Open lead-up match on Wednesday.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
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Bushfire smoke, air quality and the risk to your health
Lens
Wed 15 January, 2020
Once the smoke clears, and the immediate issues of infrastructure, jobs and lives are being rebuilt – there will be ongoing questions about the health impacts in a community that has been breathing dangerous air heavy with bushfire smoke for weeks on end.
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Coles accused on Facebook of changing plastic bag providers
News.com.au
Wed 15 January, 2020
Supermarket giant Coles claims it has not changed the thickness of its plastic bags despite accusations the new bags “fail at being reusable”.
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NT News
The Advertiser
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
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Milan designers embrace sustainability and Gen Z
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 15 January, 2020
The growing influence of Generation Z was clear as the menswear autumn 2020 shows began in Milan this week: Emporio Armani unveiled an "upcycled" capsule collection, Dolce & Gabbana showed artisans at work and filled its front row with teenage champions of TikTok, and tailoring was mindful of youthful preferences.
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