Issue date : Thu 6 February, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 11 Seconds
Number of items : 61
Climate key for crossbencher Jacqui Lambie
9 News
Thu 6 February, 2020
Senate crossbencher Jacqui Lambie has nominated tackling climate change as her most pressing priority for the year.
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NSW mining bill 'ignores climate danger'
The Canberra Times
Thu 6 February, 2020
The NSW government has been accused of ignoring climate change by moving to restrict consideration of overseas emissions when examining local mining projects.
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Sharp jump in electric vehicle sales underscores 'untapped potential'
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 6 February, 2020
Electric car sales have more than tripled in Australia in the past year, as industry advocates urge the Morrison government to follow Britain's ban on new petrol, diesel or hybrid cars within 15 years.
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The Brisbane Times
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Why the climate wars are set to get worse
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 6 February, 2020
Voters across the political spectrum increasingly recognise the reality of global warming, but disagree with and even dislike their political opponents at record levels, in a challenge to consensus-building on climate policy.
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Siemens defends green credentials but labels anti-Adani protests grotesque
The Australian
Thu 6 February, 2020
Under fire from climate protesters over his company’s part in Adani’s massive coal mine project in Queensland, Siemens chief executive Joe Kaeser hammered home the group’s green credentials at its annual general meeting.
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Climate protests shut BP's London HQ
The Australian
Mon 30 November, -0001
Climate protesters have forced BP to temporarily shut down its London headquarters on the first day in office for the oil and gas company's new CEO Bernard Looney.
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The Herald Sun
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The Newcastle Herald
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Mirvac flags climate concern as net profit slips
The Australian
Thu 6 February, 2020
Property major Mirvac has called out the rising importance of global warming as it lifted its interim dividend and said it was stocking up its residential pipeline as the housing market recovered.
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Ants don’t need anger management
Cosmos
Thu 6 February, 2020
At a time when humans are expressing increased outrage, we might have something to learn from ants.
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Thanks, but I’ll wait for the shrimp
Cosmos
Thu 6 February, 2020
When it comes to planning the day’s meals, cuttlefish appear to have remarkably sharp cognitive abilities.
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8 things we do that really confuse our dogs
The Conversation
Thu 6 February, 2020
Dog behaviour is extraordinarily flexible – this is why we can keep them in our homes and take them to cafes with us at the weekend.
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A ‘bat tornado’ has taken over a Queensland town
News.com.au
Thu 6 February, 2020
A “bat tornado” has taken over the far north Queensland town of Ingham, reaching “biblical plague proportions”.
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The Daily Telegraph
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Mark Ruffalo urges EU 'heroism' in chemical pollution fight
Yahoo News
Thu 6 February, 2020
US actor and environmental activist Mark Ruffalo urged Europeans on Wednesday to be "heroes" in the fight against chemical pollutants in the world's waterways, the central theme of his latest film "Dark Waters".
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‘Heaviest rain in years’ hitting Australia’s east coast
News.com.au
Thu 6 February, 2020
A 2000km stretch of heavy rain is sweeping down the east coast of Australia, bringing potential flooding and major drought relief.
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Scott Morrison taking ‘socialist approach’ on climate, says Tony Wood
The Australian
Wed 5 February, 2020
Scott Morrison’s climate change policies have been compared to socialism, with Grattan Institute director Tony Wood saying it would be cheaper to lower emissions with a price on carbon than direct government investment in new technologies.
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South Australia expects to cut emissions by 50 per cent by 2030
Reneweconomy
Wed 5 February, 2020
The South Australia Liberal government expects to slash the state’s emissions by 50 per cent by 2030 as it continues to roll out renewables, and unveils an electric vehicle strategy and pushes into “green hydrogen”.
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Environment Minister Matt Kean poaches Deputy Premier's ex-chief of staff
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 5 February, 2020
NSW Energy and Environment Minister Matt Kean has hired Deputy Premier John Barilaro's former chief of staff to oversee the rollout of the state's $3 billion energy policy, in a move that could intensify the friction between the two cabinet ministers.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Aust fires create vicious circle: UN boss
7 News
Wed 5 February, 2020
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has described smoke from Australia's bushfires as "a literal vicious circle" wrapped around the globe and proof "what happens in Australia doesn't stay in Australia".
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Boris Johnson promises “urgent action” on climate, takes helm of “last chance” UN talks
Reneweconomy
Wed 5 February, 2020
Days after Boris Johnson “got Brexit done,” the UK Tory Prime Minister has thrown himself behind the fight to deal with global warming, with a promise to take personal leadership of this year’s crucial UN climate talks and to govern from the front with “urgent action.”
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UK energy regulator outlines plan to reach zero emissions grid
Reneweconomy
Wed 5 February, 2020
Britain’s energy regulator Ofgem has published its Decarbonisation Action Plan which sets out nine actions to ensure the country’s energy networks are ready to deliver net zero emissions by 2050 – in line with the government’s decision to enshrine such a goal into law last year.
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Scott Morrison talks big about pressure on gas prices but says nothing about flooding markets with coal
The Guardian
Wed 5 February, 2020
If you think the quality of debate about climate change and bushfires is bad, allow me to give you a glimpse into the debate over the link between the supply and demand of fossil fuels and their price. Spoiler alert – according to the Morrison government, increasing the supply of gas pushes gas prices down but increasing the supply of coal doesn’t push coal prices down. Let’s unpack that.
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A global ban on all wildlife trade is the only way to stop deadly diseases like coronavirus
The Brisbane Times
Wed 5 February, 2020
In an unprecedented and rapid response to the deadly coronavirus outbreak, China has taken the commendable and courageous decision to impose a temporary nationwide ban on all wildlife trade. With an estimated 70 per cent of all emerging diseases being of wild animal origin, there is no denying that the growing global trade in wildlife – whether it is legal or illegal – has been specifically cited as a disease transmission mechanism of growing global concern in recent decades.
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Corporate Australia holds the key to bushfire recovery
The Herald Sun
Wed 5 February, 2020
Corporate Australia must grab hold of this opportunity, commit to making a rapid switch to renewable energy and reframe the legacy of the bushfire crisis as one of action on climate,
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The Advertiser
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Mercury
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Solar and wind industries brace for impact from China coronavirus
Reneweconomy
Wed 5 February, 2020
The solar and wind industries around the world and in Australia are bracing for the impact of devastating coronavirus in China, which has brought some manufacturing to a halt and is likely to result in price rises and potentially supply shortages and project delays.
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RBA governor warns of 'profound' impact from climate change, urges investment
The Age
Wed 5 February, 2020
Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe has warned climate change will have a "profound" impact on the economy and leave businesses with stranded assets while urging governments to borrow more to boost productivity and protect it from a warming environment.
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Gas's 'transitional' role won't last for long: RARE
The Australian
Wed 5 February, 2020
The window of opportunity for gas to act as the major transition fuel to a low carbon economy is narrowing, a fund manager warns.
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Canberra electricity prices set to fall, thanks to 100% renewables plan
Reneweconomy
Wed 5 February, 2020
Canberra households may see a welcome fall in electricity prices of as much as 6.75 per cent from July 01, primarily the result of falling wholesale electricity costs driven by investments in renewable energy projects.
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Gas the only way to drive emissions cuts, says Bjorn Lomborg
The Australian
Wed 5 February, 2020
Switching from coal to gas for power generation is the only ­realistic way to cut carbon dioxide emissions to tackle climate change in the short term, environmental economist Bjorn Lomborg has warned.
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Four things the UK government must do to phase out petrol, diesel and hybrid cars by 2035
The Conversation
Thu 6 February, 2020
The UK government recently pledged to bring forward a ban on new diesel and petrol car sales from 2040, to 2035. The move surprised some, but perhaps most surprising was the confirmation that the ban will also include hybrid vehicles, which use a combustion engine running on fossil fuel and an electric battery pack.
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Food drops for Kangaroo Island wildlife
The Herald Sun
Wed 5 February, 2020
Aerial food drops have begun to help starving wildlife on bushfire-ravaged Kangaroo Island.
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7 News
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The Advertiser
The Australian
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Australian winemakers testing new grapes to deal with global warming
The Age
Wed 5 February, 2020
Australian winemakers are beginning to test southern European grape varieties that are better adapted to hotter temperatures and less reliable rainfall as they grapple with the physical impacts of a warming planet.
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Faith on a sinking ship
ABC News
Thu 6 February, 2020
This tiny island is just 2 kilometres long and 300 metres wide — and it’s getting smaller. People here are confident that a higher power will save them from rising tides, but their beliefs have come at a cost.
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World's 'most beautiful city' descends into 'disgusting, unliveable' mess
Yahoo News
Wed 5 February, 2020
With leafy walkways lining the River Seine, iconic landmarks including the Eiffel Tower making up its skyline and continental cafés on nearly every corner, it’s not hard to see why Paris is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
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You can now buy reusable ‘paper’ towels
Better Homes & Gardens
Wed 5 February, 2020
Paper towels are a mainstay in many households, propped up on racks in kitchens, laundries and bathrooms across the country. Unfortunately, paper towels are not the most eco-friendly cleaning material.
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Recycled paper shelved in bushfire crisis
PS News
Wed 5 February, 2020
Paper and cardboard processed through the ACT Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) is to be placed in temporary storage facilities while Tumut’s paper mill manages the impact of the bushfire crisis.
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Rose Byrne Hauled Scott Morrison Over The Coals For His Pisspoor Bushfire Efforts
Pedestrian
Wed 5 February, 2020
With Prime Minister Scott Morrison copping a pasting from pillar to post for an historically shitty January, leading to some fairly panic-inducing newspolls for the Liberal Party, there’s no shortage of folks keen to form an orderly line and excise their pound of flesh from the flailing PM. The latest of which is Rose Byrne, who dragged Morrison into the dirt in a recent interview.
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Cyclone Damien set to form off WA coast before possibly hitting Karratha this weekend
ABC News
Wed 5 February, 2020
Coastal communities in Western Australia's north are being urged to prepare for the country's first severe tropical cyclone crossing of the season, which is expected to bring torrential rain and wind gusts of up to 200 kilometres per hour.
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Bureau predicts downpour after dark in Brisbane
The Brisbane Times
Wed 5 February, 2020
As heavy rain bears down on south-east Queensland, the weather bureau says the downpours will not be as heavy as first advised but the chance of storms and flash flooding remains.
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