Issue date : Fri 7 February, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 45 Seconds
Number of items : 56
Adam Bandt: the Greens must provide hope there is an exit strategy from climate catastrophe
The Guardian
Fri 7 February, 2020
For the first time in the party’s history, the leader of the Australian Greens sits in the House of Representatives, not in the Senate. If you have to hold a lower house seat at every election, Adam Bandt says, you have to listen, and you have to be plugged in to the practical concerns of your constituents.
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'Outdated': Legal loophole allowing wombats to be killed has been scrapped
The Age
Fri 7 February, 2020
The Andrews government has closed an "outdated" legal loophole that allowed people to kill wombats without a permit in eastern Victoria.
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WAToday
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The Canberra Times
Victoria ends unauthorised wombat killings
Perthnow
The West Australian
Yahoo News
The New Daily
Wombats now protected all over Victoria after outrage over hunting lodge
Climate changing, but what’s the damage?
The Australian
Fri 7 February, 2020
In recent days, climate change policy has divided the Nationals as much as it divides the Liberals.
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Climate wars are the Aussie Brexit
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 7 February, 2020
Climate change is to Australia what Brexit is to Britain. That’s because, just like on Brexit, perspectives on climate policy are as much about one’s views on the future of the economy and society as they are on with the merits of the issue itself.
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Why fracking Narrabri is no solution for cheaper energy or cutting emissions
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 7 February, 2020
Gas is back on the national agenda. A deal between the Prime Minister and NSW Premier asks the state to “target” production of “an additional 70 petajoules” of gas a year in return for $960 million in federal grants or loans – to be matched by $1.01 billion in funding from the NSW government – to upgrade interstate power transmission capacity. This is supposed to enable renewable energy investment.
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WAToday
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Pharma firm AstraZeneca to plant 25m trees
7 News
Fri 7 February, 2020
A multinational pharmaceutical company has pledged to plant 25 million trees somewhere in Australia, though who will do the digging has yet to be decided.
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The Canberra Times
The Herald Sun
The Weekly Times
Yahoo News
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Shell commits to solar project in Queensland
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 7 February, 2020
Shell has committed to build its first large-scale solar project in Australia in a further sign of its transition toward a cleaner energy producer, involving combining renewable energy with natural gas.
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Flashy above the water, but low key below it
Cosmos
Fri 7 February, 2020
A Cuvier’s beaked whale breaching is an impressive sight, but it’s what this guy and his mates were doing below the water near El Hiero in the Canary Islands that has scientists intrigued.
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Baboon grooms lion cub in Kruger park in scene from 'Lion King'
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 7 February, 2020
Johannesburg: A male baboon carrying and grooming a lion cub is something that is thought to happen only in movies such as The Lion King, yet such a scene was filmed in South Africa's Kruger National Park over the weekend.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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What can a primate tell us about cat allergies?
Cosmos
Fri 7 February, 2020
The toxin from the world’s only venomous primate appears to have given researchers an unexpected insight into the origins of cat allergies.
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The storybook of trees
Cosmos
Fri 7 February, 2020
Evolving technologies hold the key to unlocking information stored by ancient tropical trees, which have borne witness to human activities and environmental forces from pre-historic to industrial epochs.
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Expedition reveals the violent birth of Earth’s hidden continent Zealandia, forged in a ring of fire
The Conversation
Fri 7 February, 2020
Three years ago, the identification of Zealandia as a continent made global headlines. Now, newly published results from our scientific drilling expedition reveal the largely submerged Zealandia continent, which stretches across five million square kilometres beneath the southwest Pacific Ocean, was shaped by two tectonic events.
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Dirty tap water has Rio residents on edge
Yahoo News
Fri 7 February, 2020
First the water was dirty, then it was full of detergent: Rio de Janeiro residents have had some disturbing stuff coming out of their taps, the latest environmental bungle for Brazil.
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BOM forecasts intense rain, some flooding for NSW and Sydney amid downpour
ABC News
Fri 7 February, 2020
A torrential downpour has descended on coastal areas in NSW, with massive overnight rains prompting flood warnings across several regional centres and Sydney.
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Julie Bishop: Coalition should lead world on climate despite 'missteps' on bushfires
The Guardian
Thu 6 February, 2020
Australia “needs action on several fronts” following a catastrophic bushfire season, including leading international efforts against climate change and cutting emissions beyond the electricity sector, Julie Bishop has said.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
Julie Bishop says climate change has been 'weaponised' in Australian politics
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
PM bristles at 'confined' climate debate
News.com.au
Thu 6 February, 2020
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says a national bushfire royal commission will not be a confined debate focused on carbon emissions.
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The Australian
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The Daily Telegraph
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Newcastle Herald
The Weekly Times
Yahoo News
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Investors, philanthropists tapped to fund wildlife recovery
The Age
Thu 6 February, 2020
Investors managing $2 trillion and philanthropists will be tapped to fund the enormous recovery effort for Australia's devastated wildlife population and native flora after the summer's fires.
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WAToday
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NSW mining bill 'ignores climate danger'
The Newcastle Herald
Thu 6 February, 2020
The NSW government has been accused of ignoring climate change by seeking to ban the regulation of overseas emissions as a condition of local mining approvals.
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'We saw this coming for years': Farmers take legal action after fires
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 6 February, 2020
Six farmers are preparing to take legal action against the state government, arguing a massive bushfire in northern NSW could have been prevented if more hazard reduction had been allowed.
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Councils get ‘green’ star for emissions initiatives
Government News
Thu 6 February, 2020
Australia’s councils have been given a ‘green’ star for their efforts to reduce emissions, with a report finding that local governments are taking steps to cut emissions and many councils are making firm net zero commitments.
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Emmmanuel Macron acts on concrete jungles
The Australian
Thu 6 February, 2020
President Emmanuel Macron has ordered that new public buildings financed by the French state must contain 50 per cent wood or other ­organic material by 2022 under an ambitious government plan for a greener urban life.
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How Morrison quietly sounded the death knell for coal
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 6 February, 2020
The Prime Minister has begun to accept the need for mitigating climate change. But electoral considerations remain paramount.
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2020 a tipping point for investing in sustainability
Money Management
Thu 6 February, 2020
In many ways, 2019 was a year that confounded expectations. It was a year of very weak economic growth, a year of earnings downgrades across the market, a year with a high degree of political uncertainty, and a year that saw a power struggle between the world’s two biggest economies via a trade war.
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Climate risk should be integral to business: Report
Financial Standard
Thu 6 February, 2020
Companies increasingly need to understand climate change risks affecting their businesses if they wish to remain competitive, according to the Governance Institute of Australia.
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Investing to influence climate change
Money Management
Thu 6 February, 2020
Despite the ineffectiveness of public policy to take hold and be a catalyst, the market had slowly created options for consumers and investors to help contribute to change.
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Do clients care about climate change?
Money Management
Thu 6 February, 2020
With one of the worst bushfire seasons ravaging Australia over the last four months, lost homes and the massive loss of wildlife has once again drawn the attention of the investment community and individual investors to climate change.
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Nuclear is needed for zero emissions says industry
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 6 February, 2020
Nuclear energy will be needed to help Australia achieve net zero international emissions targets by 2050, the industry claims, as it lamented Labor's refusal to offer Scott Morrison bipartisan support to review the current ban.
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Fed and NSW gas agreement looks like a load of hot air
The Fifth Estate
Thu 6 February, 2020
While the rest of the world is turning to biogas to meet energy and environmental requirements, Australia is ramping up production of natural gas.
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New CSIRO, AEMO study confirms wind, solar and storage beat coal, gas and nuclear
Reneweconomy
Thu 6 February, 2020
An updated study on current and future generation costs by the CSIRO and the Australian Energy Market Operator confirms that wind, solar and storage technologies are by far the cheapest form of low carbon options for Australia, and are likely to dominate the global energy mix in coming decades.
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Call for koala protection after Vic deaths
9 News
Thu 6 February, 2020
Koalas would be protected by federal law under changes proposed after dozens were killed on private land in Victoria.
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'Best job on the planet': Wildlife carers go from rescue to recovery
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 6 February, 2020
Wildlife centres around Australia are being inundated with native animals rescued from the massive bushfires, with carers warning that the loss of so much habitat will likely delay the creatures' release back to nature.
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WAToday
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NSW can have water or fossil fuels but not both
The Fifth Estate
Thu 6 February, 2020
Decisions to push ahead with coal and coal seam gas (CSG) projects in NSW and Queensland are entirely at odds with ensuring good management of water supplies and reducing carbon emissions.
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Museum Directors unite against climate crisis
ArtsHub
Thu 6 February, 2020
With trillions of animals impacted by drought, flood and the recent bushfires, Australia’s biodiversity is in threat. Museum directors have vowed to return to the field in coming months to bear witness to our environmental crisis.
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Wild weather: east coast set for another drenching
The Australian
Thu 6 February, 2020
The east coast of Australia is set for another drenching as a 2000km belt of heavy rain sweeps south from Bundaberg to Gippsland, while the west coast heats up into the weekend.
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