Issue date : Thu 30 January, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 00 Seconds
Number of items : 59
PM's bushfire response must include climate change: experts
The Age
Thu 30 January, 2020
Coping with the growing bushfire risks under climate change will require a vast increase in public spending and big reforms to policies that haven't properly accounted for the effects of climate change, experts warn.
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PM wrong on technology and emissions: ALP
9 News
Thu 30 January, 2020
The prime minister is wrong to suggest technology is key to cutting carbon emissions, Labor leader Anthony Albanese says.
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Inquiry into NSW bushfires to start as Premier prepares for more threats
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 30 January, 2020
An independent inquiry into NSW's bushfire season will start within days, focusing on the impact of climate change, fuel loads and drought as well as the role of hazard reduction.
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'That's not us': Fed won't tackle climate change
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 30 January, 2020
Washington | Tackling climate change can't be the responsibility of central banks even if they do face the job of keeping the financial system "resilient and robust" against the risks it raises, said Jerome Powell, chairman of the US Federal Reserve.
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The dirty secret of the world's biggest companies
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 30 January, 2020
Lots of companies talk a good game about cutting planet-heating greenhouse emissions but their disclosures and targets have tended to focus on the emissions over which they have direct control and which are easiest to measure. That's fine in an industry such as cement, where the bulk of carbon pollution occurs during the production process. From an environmental perspective these direct, or "Scope 1," emissions are the main problem caused by these particular companies.
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'Unprecedented' fires, hail and floods cost Suncorp $819m in claims
The Age
Thu 30 January, 2020
Hail storms, heavy rain and bushfires have cost Suncorp at least $819 million in claims in a weather season chief executive Steve Johnston has described as "unprecedented". But its reinsurance protection should be enough to shield it from major financial damage, the insurance giant said.
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Nordic steel giant to use renewable hydrogen to produce fossil-free steel by 2026
Reneweconomy
Thu 30 January, 2020
Momentum is growing towards the decarbonisation of one of the world’s most energy intensive industries, with another major European industrial manufacturer turning to renewable hydrogen to replace coal in the production of steel – nearly 10 years earlier than it thought possible.
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Citizen science helps find ‘auroral dunes’
Cosmos
Thu 30 January, 2020
Hobbyists and space researchers working together in Finland say they have discovered a new auroral form they call “dunes”, providing a novel way to investigate conditions in the upper atmosphere.
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Drought could hit production at Newcrest’s Cadia mine
The Australian
Thu 30 January, 2020
Newcrest Mining has warned it could be forced to curtail production at its flagship Cadia gold mine by the end of 2020 if the savage NSW drought does not break, but says any decent rains will alleviate the worst of the risk.
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Heatwave brings dangerous fire conditions to bushfire-ravaged Australia
The Guardian
Thu 30 January, 2020
Large swathes of Australia’s eastern and southern coasts are set for a heatwave from Thursday, bringing dangerous fire conditions to the bushfire-ravaged states of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.
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Bushfires: Scott Morrison stays course on coal and climate
The Australian
Wed 29 January, 2020
Scott Morrison has highlighted flaws in the Paris Agreement and argued it endorses “massive ­increases in emissions from some of the world’s largest and growing economies”, rebuffing calls to increase Australia’s ­climate targets in the wake of the bushfires.
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More gas the key to mitigating climate risk: PM
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 29 January, 2020
Scott Morrison has demanded the eastern states lift their moratoriums on gas development, saying the fuel was vital for the transition away from coal-fired power towards clean energy sources.
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Drought funding 'confusion' criticised by rural mayors
The Age
Wed 29 January, 2020
Rural mayors are "disappointed" and "confused" by the $300 million Drought Communities Program, with six grants last year awarded to local governments that didn't meet the federal government's employment criteria.
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Climate change should be a 'natural' issue for conservative MPs: Cameron
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 29 January, 2020
London: Former British prime minister David Cameron says conservative MPs around the world - including in Australia - must do more to lower emissions, arguing climate change policy is a "natural" issue for the right of politics to take ownership of.
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For the immensity of the sea
ProBono Australia News
Wed 29 January, 2020
A new cross-sector initiative is developing a collective and distinctively Indian response to the climate crisis, writes Shloka Nath.
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'Game-changer': AGL's big battery deal set to help rise of renewables
The Age
Wed 29 January, 2020
One of Australia's biggest batteries will be built in Queensland under a deal involving energy giant AGL, which backers say will strengthen the grid's ability to shift from coal to renewable power generation by smoothing out the intermittent nature of wind and solar power.
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AGL says it’s getting harder to keep Liddell coal plant online
Reneweconomy
Wed 29 January, 2020
Leading energy utility AGL says it is getting harder and harder to keep the ageing Liddell coal fired generator on line because it is so old that it is throwing up issues which are unique in the world.
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Victorian hospitals continue to make the move to solar energy
Energy Matters
Wed 29 January, 2020
Australian hospitals have continuously made positive decisions to cut down on electricity costs and influence their carbon footprint. In Victoria, this is even more of a focus, with the East Grampians Service (EGHS) joining the latest line of facilities to receive panel installations. Developments and upgrades for the Ararat campus kicks off in the near future.
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Tokyo 2020 unveils Olympic 'plaza' made from donated wood
Yahoo News
Wed 29 January, 2020
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic organisers on Wednesday unveiled the "Village Plaza", a key part of the Athletes' Village that is being built from wood donated by municipalities across Japan.
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Bulgarians' patience runs dry over water crisis
Yahoo News
Wed 29 January, 2020
Forced to "live without water, in the 21st century, in a European Union country": Bulgarian Yana Stoyanova is not bemoaning climate change, but the incompetence of the authorities which has left some 100,000 people with an acute water shortage.
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Tyre recycler up for international award
Government News
Wed 29 January, 2020
An Australian start-up that has been recycling tyres as oil, carbon and steel has been nominated for an international award along with its New Zealand partner.
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