Issue date : Fri 24 January, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 44 Seconds
Number of items : 44
Australia singled out for climate 'denial' at Doomsday Clock event
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 24 January, 2020
Washington: Former California governor Jerry Brown has blasted the Australian government's "utter and absolute" denial of the threat of climate change at an event warning the world is closer than ever before to a man-made apocalypse.
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US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin talks down to Greta Thunberg over climate change concerns
ABC News
Fri 24 January, 2020
Just as the spat between US President Donald Trump and Greta Thunberg seemed to be subsiding, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has taken a new dig at the climate activist.
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Merkel says meeting Paris climate goals is 'matter of survival'
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 24 January, 2020
Davos | There are many things Europeans can't agree on but when it comes to the urgency of dealing with climate change, a stream of leaders from the euro bloc spoke with one voice on the ski slopes of Davos.
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PM can build a legacy, or be our next leader lost on the climate war's battlefield
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 24 January, 2020
It would be easy, but futile, to call for an immediate about-face on the Morrison government's climate change policy position. It may be tempting to demand a more aggressive target to reduce emissions by 2030, and a credible policy to meet that tougher target. Yet, the harsh reality in early 2020 is that a complex set of facts, pressures and constraints will frame and constrain the Prime Minister’s options.
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Climate change is a crisis but don't call it an 'apocalypse'
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 24 January, 2020
Lately, it seems everyone wants to talk about the impending apocalypse - and the latest news about the Doomsday Clock moving forward won’t quell fears.
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VicSuper: Getting to grips with sustainable PE
Investment Magazine
Fri 24 January, 2020
VicSuper has committed $100 million to invest sustainably in private equity after already hitting its $3 billion sustainable investment target for 2020.
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‘I need nature, I need space’: high-rise families rely on child-friendly neighbourhoods
The Conversation
Fri 24 January, 2020
Children’s living environments in Australian capital cities have changed significantly in the past ten years. This is particularly the case for the growing numbers of families raising children in private, inner-city, high-rise housing. Our study of one such area shows families rely heavily on their neighbourhoods to meet their children’s needs and make up for a lack of space in the home. Many saw access to green, natural spaces as vital.
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Bees need to think about what they drink
Cosmos
Fri 24 January, 2020
Bees drink to vomit. They take nectar from flowers then regurgitate it in their nests for use by others.
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Hiding behind its iridescence
Cosmos
Fri 24 January, 2020
In the animal kingdom, bright colours usually have two main purposes: attracting a mate or warning off predators.
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The recent history of Australia's climate change wars
SBS World News Australia
Thu 23 January, 2020
Australia's politicians haven't only just started fighting over climate change - here's how the issue has previously dominated parliament.
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Liberal MPs take subtle dig at PM’s stance on climate change
News.com.au
Thu 23 January, 2020
Two NSW Liberal MPs have taken a subtle swipe at Prime Minister Scott Morrison for his stance on climate change.
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Taylor concedes Australia to reach 48% renewables by 2030
Reneweconomy
Thu 23 January, 2020
Federal energy minister Angus Taylor has confirmed – or, finally conceded on the public record – that Australia is on track to reach nearly 50 per cent renewables by 2030, the goal that the federal Coalition said would “wreck the economy” when it proposed by Labor before the last election.
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NSW Nationals tell members hazard reduction 'vital' to quell bushfires
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 23 January, 2020
Federal and state NSW National Party MPs have jointly declared hazard reduction to be one of the "vital factors" to help address the bushfire crisis, calling for "innovative solutions" such as grazing to reduce fuel loads.
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EU warns China to price carbon or face tax
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 23 January, 2020
Davos, Switzerland | Ursula von der Leyen has warned China and other large fossil fuel producers to find a way to price carbon at home or risk being hit by the EU with a planned CO2 tax on imports.
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We need revolutionary action to save the planet: full transcript of Prince Charles' Davos speech
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 23 January, 2020
Ladies and gentlemen, I am most touched that Professor Klaus Schwab should have invited me to be with you as we mark the 50th anniversary of the World Economic Forum and its mission to “improve the state of the world”. It is this mission, and the urgent need to shape the next 50 years, that has inspired me to be with you here today, after an absence of 30 years I hate to tell you.
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Dear Australia, elegy for a summer of loss
The Guardian
Thu 23 January, 2020
The climate emergency seemed so abstract. It was something that was happening elsewhere, to other people. Until it wasn’t
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‘Close your doors’: NSW’s power at capacity as Sydney hits 43C
News.com.au
Thu 23 January, 2020
The mercury is breaking 40C in many parts of NSW as a heatwave grips the state, and it’s so hot the government has told residents to limit their electricty use as the state’s supply nears full capacity.
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Race for rooftop solar heats up as prices drop
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 23 January, 2020
Households are installing the type of rooftop solar systems usually used to power small businesses to get more "bang for their buck" as prices hit new lows, and this has driven a threefold jump in rooftop solar generation across the country.
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Renewable hydrogen costs could halve by 2030, beating “unabated” fossil fuels
Reneweconomy
Thu 23 January, 2020
A new report published by the Hydrogen Council predicts that the cost of renewable hydrogen production could halve over the next ten years, putting Australia is in prime position to become a leading global supplier of a green fuel that will beat even “unabated” fossil fuels.
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'Wall of mud and ash': fish disaster moves across Murray-Darling Basin
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 23 January, 2020
The threat of mass fish kills is emerging across the Murray-Darling Basin as low river flows and the influx of soil and ash from bushfires reduce water quality.
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Bushfires in Australia: Vic wildlife gets $17.5m rescue package
7 News
Thu 23 January, 2020
Vulnerable animals affected by Victoria's huge bushfires will be supported with a $17.5 million initial rescue package.
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The Canberra Times
The Daily Telegraph
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
Yahoo News
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'They're like rabbits': Wildlife experts call for post-fires koala plan
The Age
Thu 23 January, 2020
Wildlife experts have called for a long-term management plan for Victoria's koalas and, in the wake of devastating bushfires, warned against well-intentioned public appeals that may distract from measures needed to stabilise the species.
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Greenpeace loses Norway Arctic oil appeal
The Australian
Thu 23 January, 2020
An Oslo appeals court has approved Norway's plans for more oil exploration in the Arctic, dismissing a lawsuit by environmentalists who had said it violated people's right to a healthy environment.
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How to create a rain garden
Better Homes & Gardens
Thu 23 January, 2020
Australia is currently experiencing some serious environmental pressures. We’ve seen terrible bushfires, hail storms, drought and dust storms just in the past couple of months, and while it’s easy to feel powerless during such a time, there are some small changes you can make at home that make a difference to the world around you.
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Big smoke: Climate change and the future of urban air
Foreground
Thu 23 January, 2020
As a largely invisible resource, air is often forgotten in the discussion around the way our environments are designed and planned. But with Australia and its neighbours both close and distant steeped in smoke from the country’s on-going bushfire crisis, air quality considerations are suddenly front of mind for millions of people.
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‘Pharmacists can and should play a role.’
Australian Journal of Pharmacy
Thu 23 January, 2020
The majority of our readers believe climate change is happening and closely linked to health – but why do only half believe pharmacists have a crucial role to play?
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Floating bins keep Melbourne’s Yarra clean
Government News
Thu 23 January, 2020
Floating rubbish bins are being used by the City of Melbourne to stop litter washing into the Yarra River at Docklands.
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Tenants still worried about waste and other occupant trends
The Fifth Estate
Thu 23 January, 2020
Waste management is the top sustainability concern for Australian tenants, followed by a building’s energy efficiency and the use of eco-friendly cleaning products.
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