Issue date : Wed 12 February, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 34 Seconds
Number of items : 42
NSW green light to irrigators to harvest rainfall angers downstream residents
The Guardian
Wed 12 February, 2020
The New South Wales government has given the green light to irrigation farmers in the north-west of the state to harvest the recent rainfall, pleasing some but causing anger in towns such as Menindee and Wilcannia and on the lower Darling where the river has not flowed for a year.
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How politicians drive the climate wars
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 12 February, 2020
As the major political parties struggle to chart a winning middle course on climate change, they may find that the biggest barrier to consensus is a polarisation of opinion of their own making.
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Militarising climate change is about seizing the political agenda
The Canberra Times
Wed 12 February, 2020
Scott Morrison's desire to mobilise the forces and give them a role fighting bushfires and other emergencies is absolutely understandable. It's also a radical strategy to seize back the climate change agenda and position the Coalition for success at the next election.
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We're facing a climate crisis but there is good news
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 12 February, 2020
The ferocity, reach and duration of fires that have devastated Australian communities, bush and rural landscapes have caught many of us off guard. If this kind of disruption is happening at 1 degree Celsius of warming, it’s hard to imagine what we’re in store for at 3 to 5 degrees Celsius, which is what some research is projecting by the end of the century unless we drastically reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Net zero emissions by 2050 will take a nuclear option
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 12 February, 2020
The Business Council of Australia’s explicit endorsement of a net zero carbon dioxide emissions target by 2050 - ahead of both the major parties - could mark the start of a new era in Australia’s climate and energy policy.
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Saving the planet shouldn't cost your wallet: IKEA
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 12 February, 2020
Retail giant IKEA has called on the business community to work together to stop consumers paying more for climate-friendly goods and services, saying it was not only the right thing to do but good for business.
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Shell joins the renewables game solar panel investment
Energy Matters
Tue 11 February, 2020
Energy company Shell has decided to accelerate its move into renewables, switching from coal-fired power plants. Shell says this comes as a focus on solidifying its creation of more reliable, cost-effective energy to consumers.
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Hitting the gas: Industry emissions set to overtake electricity sector
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 12 February, 2020
Emissions from Australian industry are increasing rapidly, led by gas production, placing the sector "in conflict" with long-term commitments by the country to decarbonise the economy.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
Latrobe Valley’s ageing coal-fired power plants a liability
The Herald Sun
Wed 12 February, 2020
Victoria could experience further brownouts before summer ends with new data showing the state’s ageing power stations break down more often than in any other state.
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The Daily Telegraph
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Global CO2 emissions stable in 2019: IAEA
Yahoo News
Wed 12 February, 2020
World carbon dioxide emissions stopped growing in 2019, after two years of increases, the International Energy Agency says.
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The Advertiser
The Australian
The Canberra Times
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The New Daily
The Newcastle Herald
The Weekly Times
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The Australian Financial Review
Global CO2 emissions static for first time in 10 years
The Australian
Global energy-sector emissions defy strong growth
Bushfires leave 113 Australian native species in need of urgent help, report finds
ABC News
Wed 12 February, 2020
More than 100 native species are in urgent need of help after this summer's bushfires, a panel of experts has reported to the Federal Government.
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Breaking the rules is good for survival
Cosmos
Wed 12 February, 2020
Invasive species have been likened to bullies, leaving an ecological path of destruction in their wake.
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Solar System controls the carbon cycle
Cosmos
Wed 12 February, 2020
An international scientific team says it can shed fresh light on the complicated interplay of factors affecting global climate and the carbon cycle after studying ancient mudstone deposits in Wales.
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Ground level ozone linked to increased death risk
Cosmos
Wed 12 February, 2020
Daily exposure to ground level ozone is associated with an increased risk of death, according to analysis of data from 406 cities in 20 countries.
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New Resources Minister calls for more coal, gas and uranium exports
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 11 February, 2020
Australia will need more coal, gas and uranium exports to pay for essential services and lift living standards, incoming Resources Minister Keith Pitt has declared in a warning shot to activists trying to block new projects.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Albanese downbeat on zero carbon bill, but describes new coal plant as “unicorn”
Reneweconomy
Tue 11 February, 2020
Federal Labor leader Anthony Albanese has all but dismissed the prospects of a cross-bench bill to secure a target of zero net emissions into law, saying there is little chance of bipartisan support, although he did suggest a new coal-fired power station in Australia was more unlikely, comparing it to a “unicorn”.
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SBS World News Australia
Backing new coal-fired power stations like 'supporting unicorns,' Anthony Albanese says
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Independent Zali Steggall seeks meeting with Scott Morrison on climate bill
SBS World News Australia
Tue 11 February, 2020
The independent MP planning to introduce a climate change bill to parliament is hoping to meet with the prime minister and clinch government support for the proposal.
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9 News
NT News
Perthnow
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Canberra Times
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Newcastle Herald
The Weekly Times
The West Australian
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Zali Steggall calls for end to the ‘climate wars’
ProBono Australia News
Tue 11 February, 2020
A private member’s bill to implement a net-zero carbon emissions target by 2050 has been backed by the charity and business sectors.
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Back in my day government would act on expert advice, says Nick Greiner
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 11 February, 2020
The former premier Nick Greiner has revealed that in 1989 when his government banned the use of chlorofluorocarbons in NSW, he and his cabinet barely understood what the chemicals were or how they hurt the ozone layer, but that at the time politicians were freer to take expert advice and act on it.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Shaming the government the only path to climate action
The Herald Sun
Tue 11 February, 2020
The Prime Minister has shown he’s unwilling to properly deal with climate change, so it’s up to his colleagues to show him up, writes Susie O’Brien.
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The Courier Mail
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The future is circular
Particle
Tue 11 February, 2020
How can we mitigate the threat of global warming? Embracing a circular economy is one approach that’s gaining popularity among producers and consumers.
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100 million trees by 2023: Climate right for raising funds
The Age
Tue 11 February, 2020
Startups are capitalising on renewed interest in environmental solutions after Australia's bushfires brought climate change to the front of investors' minds.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Counting the cost of Australia's summer of dread
The Guardian
Tue 11 February, 2020
The world has never seen anything like it. Over five months, bushfires along the south-east coast of Australia have blackened an area bigger than Ireland. They have taken 33 lives, destroyed thousands of homes, shrouded cities in toxic smoke and devastated the country’s unique wildlife.
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Scientists working to reduce bushfire risk
News.com.au
Tue 11 February, 2020
Researchers hope enhanced bushfire risk models can bolster prevention efforts after a summer of devastation across Australia.
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The Advertiser
The Australian
The Canberra Times
The Daily Telegraph
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Newcastle Herald
The Weekly Times
Yahoo News
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