Issue date : Tue 4 February, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 14 Seconds
Number of items : 50
Senator Jim Molan grilled over climate change, bushfire response on Q&A with Hamish Macdonald
ABC News
Tue 4 February, 2020
The new era of Q&A kicked off with a bang under new host Hamish Macdonald, with Liberal senator Jim Molan taking centre stage as the nation's bushfire crisis was discussed.
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Solastalgia: A malady for our age?
The Interpreter
Tue 4 February, 2020
Some words capture the zeitgeist, or the spirit of the times. We’ve been talking about “globalisation” for decades now, until it’s become a comfortable part of our intellectual furniture. Pretty soon we might have to get used to talking about “de-globalization”, though, as trade wars and increased nationalism transform the way we think about the world.
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Global Warming is a Great Earner
The Herald Sun
Tue 4 February, 2020
Global warming is a great excuse for demanding cash. I'm not surprised so many people jump on board:
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No idea what enforcement or when: Flying blind on Chevron's Gorgon
WAToday
Tue 4 February, 2020
Months after it was confirmed Western Australia’s biggest polluter had been operating in breach of its environmental approval for more than three years, the state government has still not taken enforcement action and will not take any for at least another 18 months.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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EIA expects renewables to overtake nuclear, coal and gas in US grid
Reneweconomy
Tue 4 February, 2020
The United States’ Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicts that US electricity generation from renewables is expected to surpass that of nuclear and coal by 2021, and will also overtake natural gas by 2045.
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Council trials recycled glass roads
Government News
Tue 4 February, 2020
A council in Sydney is the latest to pave its roads with recycled glass, and is now working with other councils to start a group procurement.
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Blinded by the light, firefly species face extinction
Yahoo News
Tue 4 February, 2020
Fireflies are in deep trouble, with many species facing extinction due to habitat loss and exposure to pesticides, according to the first major review of their global status, published Monday.
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Protecting the deep blue
Cosmos
Tue 4 February, 2020
More than 100 scientists have highlighted key targets for conserving and managing the deep sea, including habitat-sustaining species like corals and human activities such as mining, in a survey published in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution.
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Greenland Ice Sheet melting top and bottom
Cosmos
Tue 4 February, 2020
Late last year studies revealed that the Greenland Ice Sheet is melting much faster than previously thought, and that fissures caused by this melting are threatening its stability.
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Geelong council launches yellow bin inspections
The Geelong Advertiser
Tue 4 February, 2020
Council has launched yellow bin inspections across the city, as it urges ratepayers to improve shocking recycling contamination rates.
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Climate scientists and museum directors urge leaders to take stronger action
SBS World News Australia
Mon 3 February, 2020
Ahead of the resumption of federal parliament, climate scientists and natural history museum directors are urging leaders to take more action to tackle the impact of climate change.
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Koala deaths in Victorian blue gum plantation 'a crime', Environment Minister Lily D'Ambrosio says
ABC News
Mon 3 February, 2020
Victoria's Environment Minister has described the deaths of at least 40 koalas at a blue gum plantation in the state's south-west as "a crime", vowing to bring to account those responsible.
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British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab seeks renewable energy technology deal
The Australian
Mon 3 February, 2020
British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will discuss a new renewable energy technology partner­ship with the Morrison govern­ment during a visit to Canberra this week, as he looks to turbocharge his country’s post-Brexit relationship with Australia.
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If there's a silver lining in the clouds of choking smoke it's that this may be a tipping point
The Guardian
Mon 3 February, 2020
As a climate scientist on sabbatical in Australia, I’ve had plenty of conversations about the climate crisis lately as bushfires have burned their way to the front of everyone’s mind. Although the Murdoch media make it seem as if there’s plenty of debate, the reality is that most Australians I talk to get it.
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Scott Morrison's missing target: climate
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 3 February, 2020
If he is going to appease noisy climate change denialists, it would be better if the Prime Minister left emissions reduction policy to the states.
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Morrison’s refusal to move on climate, and the “prosperity doctrine”
Reneweconomy
Mon 3 February, 2020
It’s become, quite literally, the burning question of the Australian summer. How do you explain a prime minister who says he accepts the science of climate change, acknowledges the link between climate change and the devastating bushfires, who bears witness to the suffering and losses, and then chooses to do nothing about it?
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Pricing carbon the only real catalyst for sustainable energy solutions
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 3 February, 2020
Despite sloganeering and politicking, there is no single solution to resolve the profound and conflicting pressures posed by climate change and the nation’s energy needs. There are many potential solutions, but they require investment, collaboration and genuine government support.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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A climate of co-operation is needed on emissions cuts
The Age
Mon 3 February, 2020
There is no single solution to resolve the profound and conflicting pressures posed by climate change and the nation’s energy needs. There are many potential solutions, but they require investment, collaboration and genuine government support.
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South Australia paves the path to 100 per cent renewables
Energy Matters
Mon 3 February, 2020
South Australia has set its sights on reaching its target of 100 per cent renewables in the next 10 years, with aims to provide generated power to New South Wales. This will offset the shutdown of coal plants.
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Kangaroo Island koalas transferred to SA mainland to establish a new colony
7 News
Mon 3 February, 2020
Twenty-eight koalas have been transferred from bushfire-ravaged Kangaroo Island to establish a disease-free colony on the South Australian mainland.
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9 News
NT News
The Australian
The Canberra Times
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
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Don’t blame nature for the disasters we’ve created
Pursuit
Mon 3 February, 2020
Many Australians blame our variable climate for the recent severe bushfires and crippling drought, but researchers say these ‘natural’ disasters are not natural at all
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Water-efficient plants are key in summer
The West Australian
Mon 3 February, 2020
The Water Corporation’s bid to see Western Australian residents slash their annual water use by 16,000 litres has been bolstered by two water-friendly garden centres in Perth.
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Teen climate activist nominated for Nobel
9 News
Mon 3 February, 2020
Two lawmakers in Sweden have nominated Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.
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7 News
NT News
The Advertiser
The Canberra Times
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Newcastle Herald
The Weekly Times
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The Age
Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
Praise for Kate's BAFTAs re-wear but green message largely falls flat
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 3 February, 2020
Joaquin Phoenix set a tone for red-carpet dressing at the Golden Globes when he declared that he would be wearing the same tux all this awards season, as one way of "doing his bit" for climate change.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Is Copenhagen Fashion Week the most sustainable of them all?
Vogue Australia
Mon 3 February, 2020
Scandinavia’s leading fashion week is setting the bar high, with an ambitious three-year action plan that requires designers to comply with 17 minimum sustainability standards by 2023.
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'Welcome' rain to miss South Coast, as state braces for wet weekend
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 3 February, 2020
Over 50 millimetres of rain fell in areas of Sydney's south and south-west on Sunday but, although wet weather conditions are predicted to return later in the week, it seems unlikely the state's fire season is approaching its end.
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