Issue date : Wed 5 February, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 45 Seconds
Number of items : 56
What Australians really think about climate action
ABC News
Wed 5 February, 2020
With the country burning and otherwise “quiet Australians” crying for action, it’s worth asking: what do Australians really think about climate change?
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My fellow spin doctors, you're going to regret spruiking fossil fuels
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 5 February, 2020
This may come as a shock to the general population, but PR practitioners mostly consider themselves to be ethical. Personally, I always advise clients to not spin the truth, to be transparent with the public and to never, ever lie.
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Shale be right: why fracking is the answer to all our energy woes
The Australian
Wed 5 February, 2020
In Midland, Texas, the centre of the Permian Basin, an energy revolution is unfolding. At regular intervals, truckloads of diesel pumps roar into life and pump water down wells rich with oil and gas.
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Australian Ethical Investment asks the nation to support climate action
AdNews
Wed 5 February, 2020
As Australia’s unprecedented bushfires are compounded by continuing policy inaction and fossil fuel promotion, Australian Ethical Investment has launched a new campaign urging all Australians to make their money matter in response to the climate emergency.
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Qld academic wants hydrogen to power north
Yahoo News
Wed 5 February, 2020
A Queensland academic says future infrastructure projects in the state's north should focus on using hydrogen as their energy source.
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7 News
NT News
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Canberra Times
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
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Smart city or not? Now you can see how yours compares
The Conversation
Wed 5 February, 2020
The highest-ranked areas in an Australia-wide assessment of smart city performance are all in metropolitan regions with higher population densities. “Australia’s 60 top-performing local government areas house more than quarter of the nation’s population,” we note in the newly released Smart Cities Down Under report.
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Animals suffer for meat production - and abattoir workers do too
The Conversation
Wed 5 February, 2020
Industrial livestock farms or factory farms account for more than 50% of global pork and poultry meat production and 10% of beef and mutton production. Graphic exposés of how animals are processed in such places rarely fail to shock us.
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Sand dunes play a team game
Cosmos
Wed 5 February, 2020
Sand dunes are able to “communicate” with each other to avoid colliding, according to new research.
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January 2020 was the hottest month on record globally
SBS World News Australia
Wed 5 February, 2020
Scientists say new temperature highs - monthly, yearly, decadal - have become commonplace due to the impact of climate change, caused mainly by the burning of fossil fuels.
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Yahoo News
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BOM weather forecast: QLD, northern NSW brace for flood warnings, thunderstorms, heavy rainfall
7 News
Wed 5 February, 2020
Flood warnings have been issued for parts of drought-affected and fire-ravaged New South Wales and Queensland as a high-pressure system pushes heavy rainfall along the east coast
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Perthnow
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Canberra Times
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Newcastle Herald
The Weekly Times
The West Australian
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News.com.au
Parts of NSW could see its heaviest rain in years
Barnaby bucks on climate 'hobby horse'
7 News
Tue 4 February, 2020
Nationals backbencher Barnaby Joyce has warned colleagues against allowing bushfires to be used for advancing "hobby horse" issues, in a thinly veiled reference to climate change.
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The Australian
The Canberra Times
The Canberra Times
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The West Australian
Yahoo News
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Coal advocates clash with Coalition colleagues in climate dispute
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 4 February, 2020
Nationals MPs have clashed with their Liberal colleagues over climate change policy and the need for a new coal-fired power station in another sign of the tension within the Morrison government over calls for action in the wake of the summer bushfires.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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New Greens leader Adam Bandt’s climate deaths claims ‘abuse’
The Australian
Tue 4 February, 2020
Anthony Albanese has lashed Adam Bandt for “engaging in abuse” after the new Greens leader claimed Scott Morrison’s climate change agenda would lead to “three times as many deaths” as the 2019-20 bushfire crisis.
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Scott Morrison’s gas transition plan is a dangerous road to nowhere
The Conversation
Tue 4 February, 2020
As Australia continues to battle horrific bushfires, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a renewed focus on gas-fired electricity to reduce emissions and lower energy prices. This is a dangerous and completely unnecessary route.
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'Beggars belief': NSW planning changes criticised amid fire crisis
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 4 February, 2020
Australia's climate-change credentials could be further tarnished if the Berejikilian government pushes ahead with changes to planning laws for coal mines amid the bushfire crisis.
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B Corps leading on climate action
ProBono Australia News
Tue 4 February, 2020
More than 500 B Corporations have committed to accelerate the reduction of their greenhouse gas emissions to reach net zero by 2030.v
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Dynamic, viable – and just – businesses doing well in Oz
The Fifth Estate
Tue 4 February, 2020
Conducted over three years and funded by the Australian Research Council, the study is based on in-depth research with 10 manufacturers and it finds that along with operating dynamic and viable businesses these manufacturers are fostering a culture of just and sustainable manufacturing that is helping to tackle the social and environmental challenges of the 21st century.
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Insurers concerned about climate change as bushfire claims bill tops $1.3b
The Age
Tue 4 February, 2020
The cost of the east coast bushfire crisis to insurance companies has surpassed that of Victoria's Black Saturday fires, making it one of Australia's most expensive fire events on record.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Companies paying lip service on climate change risks
The Australian
Tue 4 February, 2020
Corporations’ behaviour is leaving investors vulnerable to asset price corrections triggered by climate change, a Citi report says.
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What every mining CEO needs to know: McKinsey
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 4 February, 2020
Mining companies have paid scant attention to the Paris climate accord and need to consider more aggressive action to cut greenhouse gas emissions, according to research from global consultants McKinsey & Co.
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Big miners in 'make or break' decarbonisation moment
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 4 February, 2020
Anglo American will be out of thermal coal within five years while Rio Tinto says the mining industry is facing a "make or break" moment on sustainability issues.
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EU “green list” could be a game changer for international investments
The Fifth Estate
Tue 4 February, 2020
The Fifth Estate talks to Sean Kidney of Climate Bonds Initiative about a green list of economic activity being adopted by the European Parliament that could put the kibosh on unsustainable developments, such as new coal mines, by tackling demand rather than supply.
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Biogas … the energy wonder that’s under our noses
Ecogeneration
Tue 4 February, 2020
It’s crazy to overlook the potential energy in what society discards as waste each day, writes Mendo Kundevski, who declares biogas has the potential to contribute significantly to Australia’s abatement task.
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Microgrids should be focus of network rebuild after bushfires
Reneweconomy
Tue 4 February, 2020
Electricity network planners and operators should come together in a national summit to incorporate modern technologies and energy management tools in the rebuild of bushfire damaged infrastructure, a leading environmental organisation has said.
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Bad news for coal: India lands world’s largest, super cheap solar and storage tender
Reneweconomy
Tue 4 February, 2020
India has clocked a major renewable energy milestone – and driven another nail into the coffin for coal – after wrapping up what is being described as the world’s largest “firmed renewables” auction, and locking in the some of the world’s cheapest prices for solar energy and storage.
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After the fires, this tiny bird is in a race against extinction
The Age
Tue 4 February, 2020
The tiny Eastern Bristlebird is even more vulnerable than it looks. There are just 180 of the creatures, at most, in Victoria and all of them live on the shore of Mallacoota Inlet in the state’s far east.
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WAToday
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Wildlife suffers as America’s hunters hang up their guns
The Australian
Tue 4 February, 2020
Hunting is in long-term decline across the US because of a shift in recreation habits and in societal attitudes to killing animals — and the country’s wildlife is suffering as a result.
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Climate change 'to hit richest biodiversity areas hardest'
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 4 February, 2020
The world's tropical zone will probably be the most vulnerable to climate change, with even small changes to temperature or rainfall likely to push many species to extinction.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Port Authority of NSW to re-examine ship-to-shore power feasibility
Travel Weekly
Tue 4 February, 2020
In the wake of a growing number of ports around the world considering shore power as an emissions control strategy, the state-owned corporation says it will commission a supplementary report on whether shore power is now a cost-effective strategy for White Bay Cruise Terminal.
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Indignant Portugal tackles foreign waste mountain
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 4 February, 2020
Lisbon: Reacting to people who spoke out against waste from other countries being dumped in Portuguese landfills, the country's Socialist government has announced urgent measures to tackle the issue.
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Model mum Lindy Rama-Ellis shoots sustainable fashion campaign for Ena Pelly
The Daily Telegraph
Tue 4 February, 2020
Lindy Rama-Ellis is backing sustainable fashion and, after shooting a campaign for Aussie designer Ena Pelly, the model mum hopes other women will educate themselves on the environmental impacts of the industry.
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