Issue date : Tue 28 January, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 21 Seconds
Number of items : 63
Rebuilding from the ashes of disaster: this is what Australia can learn from India
The Conversation
Tue 28 January, 2020
A key question facing us all after Australia’s unprecedented bushfires is how will we do reconstruction differently? We need to ensure our rebuilding and recovery efforts make us safer, protect our environment and improve our ability to cope with future disasters. Australia could learn from the innovative approach India adopted in 2001 after the nation’s second-most-devastating earthquake.
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Fire near Canberra at 'watch and act'
9 News
Tue 28 January, 2020
A bushfire burning across more than 2500-hectares in Canberra's Namadgi National Park is at "watch and act" level with people nearby told to consult their bushfire plans.
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7 News
The Guardian
The Newcastle Herald
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Pulling out weeds is the best thing you can do to help nature recover from the fires
The Conversation
Tue 28 January, 2020
Many Australians feel compelled to help our damaged wildlife after this season’s terrible bushfires. Suggested actions have included donating money, leaving water out for thirsty animals, and learning how to help the injured. But there is an equally, if not more, important way to assist: weeding.
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Diversification can buffer vineyards against climate change
Cosmos
Tue 28 January, 2020
As the planet continues to warm, many vineyards will become less viable – but diversifying crops could help mitigate the impact, an international study has predicted.
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Premiers beat PM in poll over taking charge during bushfire crisis
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 27 January, 2020
State premiers handled the New Year's bushfire crisis better than Prime Minister Scott Morrison, according to voters in a new poll, which has revealed a growing shift in attitudes towards government action on climate change.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Concerns ACT government will miss climate change target
The Canberra Times
Mon 27 January, 2020
There are concerns proposed planning laws will not allow the ACT to meet tree cover targets that are aimed at making Canberra more climate change resilient.
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China temporarily bans wildlife trade in wake of outbreak
9 News
Mon 27 January, 2020
Chinese authorities have temporarily banned the trade of wild animals following a viral outbreak in Wuhan, saying they will "severely investigate and punish" violators.
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The world's most-profitable hedge fund is now a climate radical
The Age
Mon 27 January, 2020
The hedge fund industry has no shortage of aggressive, in-your-face players, but few are as tough as Chris Hohn. The British billionaire takes the typical playbook to new levels-scuttling deals, pushing to remove bosses, and battering companies with litigation and threats. One opponent was so peeved after losing a boardroom battle with Hohn that he titled a book about the experience Invasion of the Locusts. That approach made Hohn's TCI Fund Management the world's best-performing, large hedge fund last year.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Track teamwork begins to bear fruit
The West Australian
Mon 27 January, 2020
Conservationists and four-wheel-drive groups have scored a first with the opening last weekend of the 16km Wanagarren Track, a previously unregulated off-road hotspot in Wanagarren Nature Reserve, halfway between Lancelin and Cervantes, north of Perth.
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Robots, chemical science to disrupt traditional waste industry
The Herald Sun
Sat 25 January, 2020
There is a global waste crisis. But a number of companies are working on innovative solutions which aim to throw current disposal methods on the scrap heap, writes Roger Montgomery.
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Greenpeace Australia protesters unveil banner at Margaret Court Arena
The Herald Sun
Mon 27 January, 2020
A group of Greenpeace Australia protesters used Margaret Court Arena to unveil a message about the nations climate inaction and call on leaders to reduce carbon pollution. Protesters descended on Margaret Court Arena this afternoon in a bid to draw attention to climate change.
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The Courier Mail
The Gold Coast Bulletin
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Australian government adviser urges threatened species overhaul after bushfires
The Guardian
Sun 26 January, 2020
A senior adviser to the federal government on threatened species has backed calls for the creation of a national scientific monitoring system after the bushfire crisis to help fix Australia’s “very uneven” record in protecting endangered wildlife.
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Victoria's forest wars flare up again in wake of bushfires
The Age
Sun 26 January, 2020
Victoria’s devastating bushfires have reignited the state’s bitter forest wars with environmental groups urging the Andrews government to step in and stop the planned "salvage logging" of burnt native forest.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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We should be turning our sunshine into jet fuel
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 26 January, 2020
What should Scott Morrison do? There is no doubt whatsoever that the severity of the drought and heat waves that have led directly to the extensive bush fires in Australia, has been exacerbated by climate change. The problem for him is that a significant part of the economy is dependent on coal and the economy would take a real hit if coal mining was shut down.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Forestry industry eyes off fire-hit national parks
The Age
Sun 26 January, 2020
The forestry lobby is calling for more funding and access to national parks to support a "massive harvest and haulage operation" after this summer's bushfires, but experts warn that logging burnt forests will cause "unacceptable" damage to wildlife.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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The shipping container farm that's the way of the future
GoodFood
Sun 26 January, 2020
Recycled shipping containers have been used for many things in their second life, from swimming pools and restaurants to classrooms and emergency hospitals. Now, with a global population hurtling towards almost 10 billion people by 2050, they may also be the farms of the future.
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Australia warned it must expand plastic recycling by up to 400 per cent
The Age
Sun 26 January, 2020
Australia has been warned it would need to dramatically increase its plastic reprocessing by up to 400 per cent to meet national recycling targets in the wake of export restrictions.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Sustainability advocate Madeline Diamond takes climate change message to Australian of the Year awards
ABC News
Sun 26 January, 2020
When Madeline Diamond took to the stage for the Australian of the Year awards in Canberra last night she wanted to empower young people to "step up and make their voices heard".
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Climate and the Coalition’s new denialism
The Saturday Paper
Sat 25 January, 2020
In recent months the federal government’s position on climate change has shifted. Not in policy terms: the change has been restricted to its rhetoric. It has a new strategy to avoid responsibility.
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Are we unable to see the forests for the burning trees?
The Canberra Times
Sat 25 January, 2020
"Unprecedented" is the word that comes up again and again. But the more often this extreme weather churns out new surprises, the more the word "unprecedented" seems inadequate to capture this new hostile climate.
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The convenient truth: Where we went wrong as a species
Independent Australia
Sat 25 January, 2020
Humans have disrespected our relationship with planet Earth, an older and wiser entity than us, resulting in our climate disaster, writes Rocky Dabscheck.
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The 'Forever fires' and Australia's new reality
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 25 January, 2020
Exactly a decade ago, in the year immediately following the Black Saturday bushfires, I worked in communications. My office then was the same one I walk back into now, in East Melbourne, above a pretty city park – a green blanket of watered grass and palm fronds and plane trees.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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The science behind climate change and its impact on bushfires
News.com.au
Sat 25 January, 2020
When considering the science around climate change, one expert believes it’s useful to compare it to another famous hypothesis – the theory of gravity.
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The Daily Telegraph
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Doubts about tree-planting programs
The Saturday Paper
Sat 25 January, 2020
Experts warn that the government’s tree-planting projects may have limited effectiveness as a climate strategy – particularly in the wake of this summer’s bushfires. By Debra Jopson.
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Tasmania’s new Liberal premier appoints himself as climate minister
Reneweconomy
Fri 24 January, 2020
The new leader of Tasmania’s Liberal state government, Peter Gutwein, has announced he will also take on the role of minister for climate change, marking first time the Liberal party in that state has created a climate portfolio.
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We saw how climate change fuelled the bushfires
The Herald Sun
Fri 24 January, 2020
This wasn’t the first time we had left our home driving away fearing it could be the last time we ever slept in our familiar beds.
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Perthnow
The Daily Telegraph
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Out of control, contained, safe? Here’s what each bushfire status actually means
The Conversation
Fri 24 January, 2020
In this record-breaking bushfire season, notifications from emergency managers have become a familiar feature of Australian life. Terms like “out of control” and “contained” are regularly heard as descriptions of the status of fires, but what do they actually mean?
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