Issue date : Thu 5 March, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 03 Seconds
Number of items : 36
A decade of dithering on climate action calls for crisis mode
Cosmos
Thu 5 March, 2020
An analysis of climate change targets agreed to in Paris versus emission reductions actually achieved reveals that nations are now faced with making four times the effort – or doing the same in one-third of the time – to fulfil the pact.
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The size of Australia's bushfire crisis captured in five big numbers
ABC News
Thu 5 March, 2020
To convey a sense of the unprecedented scale of the disaster much of the reporting focused on numbers, but where did these figures come from? Here, we take a close-up look at five of these numbers: where they come from, and whether they're for real.
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EU unveils climate law, but Greta is unimpressed
Yahoo News
Thu 5 March, 2020
Europe unveiled a landmark green growth law on Wednesday but failed to impress teenage activist Greta Thunberg, who dubbed it a "surrender" to the threat of climate change.
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Exporting gas and storing CO2 is pathway to greener future
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 5 March, 2020
In January, Australia was heralded as the biggest LNG exporter in the world, something we can’t take for granted as Qatar and the US grow their production over the next few years.
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Breaking Australia’s vicious energy cycle
Ecogeneration
Thu 5 March, 2020
A lack of long-term planning to create a 21st century grid and decades of political infighting are beginning to catch up with us, writes Clean Energy Council chief executive Kane Thornton.
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China's biggest steel maker explores hydrogen substitute
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 5 March, 2020
China's biggest steel maker has created a special hydrogen project in an effort to accelerate the transition away from the sort of carbon-intensive coking coal exported by Australia.
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Pesticides impair baby bee brain development
Cosmos
Thu 5 March, 2020
Pesticides have proven to be toxic to adult bees, contributing to mass declines amongst bee species across the world.
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Bushfire crisis conditions eight times more likely under 2C warming, analysis shows
The Guardian
Thu 5 March, 2020
The hot and dry conditions that helped drive Australia’s bushfire crisis would be eight times more likely to happen if global heating reached 2C, according to new analysis.
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Alive and healthier than ever
Cosmos
Thu 5 March, 2020
This image of colourful and unbleached corals isn’t a before picture – it’s a recent image of corals on Turks and Caicos Islands that are alive and well.
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Circular solution to PV’s impending crisis
Ecogeneration
Thu 5 March, 2020
Solar photovoltaic technology is playing a pivotal role in Australia’s necessary transition to a renewable and sustainable economy. In 2018, Australia hit 10GW of installed capacity and installations per month have been steadily increasing in recent years, driven largely by the increasing cost competitiveness of PV and dominated by building-applied panels.
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Kyoto carry-over credits 'baseless' in international law, experts say
The Age
Wed 4 March, 2020
Top environmental lawyers are warning a key measure of the Morrison government's plan to meet Australia's international climate change obligations is "legally baseless in international law".
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Tasmania sets world-leading target of 200 per cent renewables by 2040
Reneweconomy
Wed 4 March, 2020
While Australia’s federal Coalition refuses to accept the notion that Australia can reach 50 per cent renewables without sorcery and/or total economic destruction, Tasmania’s Liberal government has just announced a possible world-first: A renewable energy target of 200 per cent by 2040, powered by a doubling of the tiny island state’s hydro, wind and solar energy production.
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NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro backs bill to overturn nuclear power ban
ABC News
Wed 4 March, 2020
New South Wales Liberals must decide whether they support the overturning of a ban on uranium mining that could also pave the way for nuclear energy in the state.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
Barilaro says Nationals will support Latham's nuclear power bill
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
7 News
Repeal NSW uranium mining ban: inquiry
The Newcastle Herald
Yahoo News
The Australian
John Barilaro backs Mark Latham bid to lift nuclear power ban
Telstra dials up climate commitments, will go 100 per cent renewable by 2025
Reneweconomy
Wed 4 March, 2020
Australia’s largest telecommunications provider Telstra will ramp up efforts to reduce its contributions to climate change, announcing that it will immediately go carbon neutral, and will source 100% of its electricity use from renewables by 2025.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
Telstra ups the ante on climate with ambitious plan to cut emissions
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
The Australian Financial Review
Telstra to go fully renewable by 2025
UK infrastructure giant John Laing quits Australian wind and solar sector
Reneweconomy
Wed 4 March, 2020
UK-based infrastructure heavyweight John Laing has confirmed plans to offload its Australian solar and wind energy assets and quit the market entirely, after a year of project delays and transmission losses put further investment in the sector firmly in the too-hard basket.
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Climate change already hurting farmers' bottom line
The Canberra Times
Wed 4 March, 2020
Climate change is already having an affect on the bottom line of farmers, reducing profits by more than 30 per cent in the past two decades.
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Tasmania sets world-leading target of 200 per cent renewables by 2040
Reneweconomy
Wed 4 March, 2020
While Australia’s federal Coalition refuses to accept the notion that Australia can reach 50 per cent renewables without sorcery and/or total economic destruction, Tasmania’s Liberal government has just announced a possible world-first: A renewable energy target of 200 per cent by 2040, powered by a doubling of the tiny island state’s hydro, wind and solar energy production.
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Italian oil major Eni promises 55GW of renewables by 2050
Reneweconomy
Wed 4 March, 2020
Italian oil major Eni has made waves in the last few days by announcing an energy transition plan which aims to develop over 55GW of new renewable energy capacity by 2050. However, unlike peers like BP and Repsol, Eni has no plans to move towards net-zero emissions and actually plans to increase oil production over the next five years.
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The bee buzz is growing nationally and commercially
The Fifth Estate
Wed 4 March, 2020
Bees help pollinate around one in three food plants world-wide, but in recent months Australian colonies have copped a beating with drought, fire, flood and smoke. This poses a real risk to our food security, but also raises an interesting possibility that our urban habitat can potentially be a vital refuge for key species including our buzzy buddies.
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Amazon, African forests turning from CO2 sink to source: study
Yahoo News
Wed 4 March, 2020
The world's tropical forests are rapidly losing their ability to absorb carbon dioxide from greenhouse gas emissions, with the Amazon rainforest at risk of turning from carbon sink to source within 15 years, researchers warned Wednesday.
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As ocean's edge laps at WA's Wedge shacks, state acts on retreat plan
WAToday
Wed 4 March, 2020
Eroding shorelines of the Wedge and Grey communities along the Mid West coast have prompted the state to progress its plan for residents’ “managed retreat”.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
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