Issue date : Mon 10 February, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 40 Seconds
Number of items : 55
Zali Steggall to unveil climate change bill and push for a conscience vote for MPs
The Guardian
Mon 10 February, 2020
The woman who toppled Tony Abbott in Warringah at the last election on a platform of climate change action now has the whole parliament in her sights as she seeks bipartisan support for a climate change framework bill aimed at transitioning Australia to a decarbonised economy.
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Coalition wilfully blind to economics of renewables
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 10 February, 2020
One of the greatest frustrations as a scientist is to see interpretations of data misrepresented by politicians. Unfortunately in Australia, much of this bluster has come from the far-right side of conservatives, part of our broad church, whose members have traditionally prided themselves on prudence and level-headedness.
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Controversial commentator Bjorn Lomborg's bushfire claim debunked
The Canberra Times
Mon 10 February, 2020
A controversial climate commentator who has questioned the link between this summer's bushfire season and climate change will speak in Canberra on Monday night, but a world-leading expert says Bjorn Lomborg's claims are based on misleading statistics.
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BCA plots path to zero emissions by 2050
The Australian
Mon 10 February, 2020
The lobby group for the nation’s biggest companies is on a collision course with the Morrison government, kicking off work on a new energy and climate policy that formally backs a price on carbon and net zero emissions for the economy by 2050.
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'Economic brink': Solar plants curtailed as grid links stall
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 10 February, 2020
Almost a dozen solar farms in western Victoria and NSW have had output deliberately cut or start dates delayed because of poor grid capacity.
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Bumblebees can fly in ‘economy mode’
Cosmos
Mon 10 February, 2020
We’re learning a lot about bees. In the past year alone, Cosmos has reported on their ability to learn maths and surf to safety, and even their drinking habits.
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'Immortal clones': Plea for recovery plan to aid ancient rainforests
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 10 February, 2020
This season's bushfires damaged Gondwana rainforests, including trees with lineages dating back tens of millions of years, placing at risk the highest concentrations of threatened species in NSW.
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SES urges Sydney residents to stay home, 38 schools shut as flooding intensifies
ABC News
Mon 10 February, 2020
Sydneysiders are urged to stay home from work today, dozens of schools are closed, and flood evacuation orders are still in place after three days of torrential rain over coastal New South Wales.
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Coalition still infighting on climate: ALP
News.com.au
Sun 9 February, 2020
Deputy opposition leader Richard Marles says Labor has been open to offering an olive branch to the government for some time on how to tackle climate change in an attempt to break a decade long deadlock.
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Dangerous cladding to be recycled in bid to end waste crisis
The Age
Sun 9 February, 2020
Dangerous flammable building cladding will be turned into products for the building industry as the Morrison government pumps more money into recycling technology to meet a looming 2022 deadline on waste exports.
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Call to mobilise wildlife volunteers in disaster zones
The Age
Sat 8 February, 2020
Wildlife volunteers would be allowed to enter bushfire zones with other emergency services as part of a push to hasten response times to injured animals after environmental disasters, under a plan presented to the state government.
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Minister says Queensland doesn't need a new coal-fired power station
The Brisbane Times
Sun 9 February, 2020
Queensland does not need a new coal-fired power station but coal will remain part of the state’s energy mix for some time, state Environment Minister Leeanne Enoch says.
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Cash-for-cans scheme now a certainty for Victoria
The Age
Sun 9 February, 2020
A Victorian cash-for-cans and bottles scheme is now a certainty regardless of which party is in government, with the Victorian Coalition committing to introducing the recycling program.
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Dought-hit flower growers urge lovers to buy local this Valentine's Day
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sun 9 February, 2020
Each year Australians spend about $17.4 million on imported roses to give their sweethearts on Valentine's Day. As the annual celebration of love roles around, and the flower growing industry reels from the twin blows of drought and fire, consumers are being urged to buy farmed wildflowers or other locally-grown blooms.
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Rio urged to set emission targets
The Australian
Sun 9 February, 2020
Activist group Market Forces is pushing Rio Tinto to disclose its short and long-term carbon emission targets at its annual meeting.
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6 ways to spot greenwashing in the fashion industry
Vogue Australia
Sun 9 February, 2020
Brands are making great strides to becoming more eco-friendly — but there’s no doubt some are simply greenwashing to sell more clothes. Here’s how to make sure your purchases are really sustainable, from supply chain to shop floor.
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Food-share apps seeking to help environment
Yahoo News
Sun 9 February, 2020
Jack Convery pops into a London branch of Italian eatery Coco di Mama to grab a cut-price lunch ordered on his smartphone's food-sharing app Karma.
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Coles Stikeez can now be recycled and turned into useful mats
News.com.au
Sun 9 February, 2020
Supermarket giant Coles have listened to customer concerns and partnered with an Australian recycler to make sure this year’s range of miniature collectables, Stikeez, will be put to good use.
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Cyclone Damien downgraded after damaging homes in Western Australia
The Guardian
Sun 9 February, 2020
Thousands of people in Western Australia’s Pilbara region have spent the night indoors sheltering from tropical cyclone Damien, which caused significant damage when it made landfall near Karratha on Saturday night.
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Queensland town at risk of major flooding
News.com.au
Sun 9 February, 2020
Dramatic footage posted to social media shows raging floodwaters engulfing a road and tearing down a backyard fence south of Brisbane.
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Climate wars return amid Coalition chaos
The Saturday Paper
Sat 8 February, 2020
The old tautology “deja vu all over again” has become a jarring reality for the Coalition. And shattering the promised peace and stability are all the same factors that destroyed the prime ministership of Malcolm Turnbull: climate change, energy policy and competing egos.
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Keep an open mind about nuclear power for our carbon-neutral future
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 8 February, 2020
The world economy is transitioning to a carbon-neutral future in a bid to protect future generations from the effects of climate change. Most countries with the strongest ambitions in this transition rely on more renewables and other emerging technologies such as hydrogen to get there.
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The end of the climate wars is in sight
The Australian Financial Review
Sat 8 February, 2020
By the time of the next election, the major difference between Labor and Liberal on climate may well be one of emphasis rather than policy substance.
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For sustainability, 'I would give the fashion industry a three out of 10'
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 8 February, 2020
Eva Kruse doesn't have time to mince words. As the founder of the world's most influential sustainable fashion event, the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, she is in an authoritative position to assess the state of the industry. And it's not good.
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Could Africa's locust swarms happen here?
ABC News
Sat 8 February, 2020
One African country has declared a national emergency over the swarms. What's the risk of Australia facing something similar?
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An Aussie innovation cleaning up 90,000 plastic bags a year is coming home
The Brisbane Times
Mon 30 November, -0001
The innovation began with a crowd-funding campaign in January 2016 and has grown to a fleet of 860 units filtering plastics, straws, bags, micro-plastics and oils out of the water.
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Roger Federer responds to criticism about partnership with Credit Suisse
News.com.au
Sat 8 February, 2020
Tennis superstar Roger Federer was responded to growing criticism about his partnership with Swiss bank Credit Suisse, instigated by climate activist Greta Thunberg.
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It's T-shirt weather in Antarctica as temperature records break
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 8 February, 2020
The temperature at one research base in Antarctica reached a record-breaking 18.3 degrees on Thursday, almost a full degree above the previous high set five years ago.
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Boris Johnson must embrace the detail of climate debate
The Australian
Fri 7 February, 2020
After being sacked as the chairman of the COP26, the UN ­climate conference which is to take place in Glasgow later this year, Claire Perry O’Neill did not lose any time in settling scores.
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This is the age of the megafire – and it’s being fuelled by our leaders
The Guardian
Fri 7 February, 2020
Unprecedented wildfires have recently devastated California, the Amazon, southern Europe, Siberia and Australia. It’s safe to say that we’ve entered the era of the climate-fuelled megafire. But because fire conditions depend on local vegetation, topography and climate, each of these great conflagrations is different.
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I walked 1,200km in the outback to track huge lizards. Here’s why
The Conversation
Fri 7 February, 2020
In 2017 and 2018 I walked the equivalent of 28 marathons in the scorching Western Australian outback. Why, you ask? To assess how some of Australia’s largest lizard species interact with restored mines.
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