Issue date : Fri 14 February, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 02 Min 48 Seconds
Number of items : 33
Macron urges 'fight of century' after visit to retreating glacier
Yahoo News
Fri 14 February, 2020
French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday urged the "fight of the century" to combat climate change and preserve the environment, as he visited an iconic Alpine glacier at risk from global warming.
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The great climate crack-up
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 14 February, 2020
The global warming debate is polarised because the left hugs trees and the right hugs coal. A compromise sounds simple: an energy policy that cuts emissions at the cheapest cost to the economy.
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Activists gain ground as boardrooms move to take environment seriously
WAToday
Fri 14 February, 2020
Activism has had an impact in boardrooms as environmental issues rocket up the list of concerns of Australia’s top dealmakers, with a shift in public perception over sustainability and social responsibility set to change the merger and acquisitions landscape in 2020.
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Green credentials play a leading role for business
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 14 February, 2020
When students start flocking to the streets to demand action on climate, it is a sign that a business which ignores the environment is asking for trouble.
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​5 brands taking direct climate action
CMO
Fri 14 February, 2020
Brand purpose is not just making nice words and taking no action. The increasingly savvy consumer demands a demonstrating of what brands are dong to make the world a better place before handing over their money.
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New tools help communities measure and reduce their emissions locally
The Conversation
Fri 14 February, 2020
The slogan “What you can measure, you can manage” has become a guiding principle for local climate action. There’s an accounting standard made for this purpose: the Global Protocol for Community-scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories. Free online CO₂ emissions snapshots for municipalities in Australia, recently launched by Ironbark Sustainability and Beyond Zero Emissions, make the protocol more accessible than ever for local governments and communities that want to know what their emissions are, and what to do about them.
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Revealed: the mystery of stinging water
Cosmos
Fri 14 February, 2020
People who have experienced stingy, itchy skin from warm coastal waters might be familiar with some of the theories about what causes it – including sea lice, severed jellyfish tentacles and anemones – but the truth has been an enduring puzzle.
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Research reverses reproductive clock in mice
Cosmos
Fri 14 February, 2020
Australian researchers have lifted fertility rates in older female mice with small doses of a metabolic compound that reverses the ageing process in eggs.
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Australia already paying economic price of climate change: RBA
The Age
Thu 13 February, 2020
Reserve Bank of Australia governor Philip Lowe has warned Australia is already paying the economic price of climate change, while calling for more policy certainty that would allow the nation to exploit "fantastic" renewable energy opportunities.
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Labor denies breakaway pro-coal group points to division on climate policy
The Guardian
Thu 13 February, 2020
Labor MPs have sought to downplay suggestions of a breakaway pro-coal group within the party, as the Coalition seized on the report to accuse the opposition of divisions over climate policy.
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The Australian Financial Review
Coal tensions surface inside Labor
The Sydney Morning Herald
Labor MPs say Albanese was furious with them over pro-coal dinner
The Age
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Anthony Albanese moves to play down impact of Labor's secret coal group
Coal is Kryptonite across both major parties
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 13 February, 2020
While defending coal at all costs will have short and medium-term political benefits in Queensland, those whose jobs depend on it are also owed some forward thinking.
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We should be asking our MPs these 14 questions on climate change
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 13 February, 2020
The last serious debate in the Australian Parliament about some aspects of climate change was more than 10 years ago, when in 2009 the original Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme was defeated in the Senate. Even so, the primary emphasis then was not on the science but on the economics, politics and personalities.
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Climate change risks woven into RBA knitting
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 13 February, 2020
They have a tough message on climate change – its implications are critical to economic and financial risk, and that makes it part of their core responsibilities.
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Climate warning on proposed WA gas hub
News.com.au
Thu 13 February, 2020
Climate activists have launched a fresh campaign against Woodside's massive proposed gas hub in Western Australia, warning it will be the nation's biggest polluter.
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Climate clashing puts Qld town on map
9 News
Thu 13 February, 2020
New York, Paris, Hong Kong, Collinsville. Thanks to a $4 million taxpayer cheque for a feasibility study into a new coal-fired power station in the north Queensland mining town, Collinsville has been put on the map.
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All eyes on Australia as World Urban Forum urges climate action
Foreground
Thu 13 February, 2020
Australia has become the global poster child for the impact of climate change and extreme weather events. As the World Urban Forum shows, this hasn’t just prompted sympathy for the country, but greater scrutiny of its climate change policies.
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After the 'firestorm', hopes rise for mountain pygmy-possum's revival
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 13 February, 2020
As Michael Saxon and other staff prepared to inspect the vast burnt tracts of the Kosciuszko National Park for remaining wildlife, they were bracing for the worst.
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The future of planting? Seeds from the sky
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 13 February, 2020
New drone technology is being developed with the capability of planting 40,000 trees a day.
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