Issue date : Tue 19 May, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 13 Seconds
Number of items : 38
Government looks to carbon capture for climate action
The Age
Tue 19 May, 2020
The Morrison government is considering legislative changes to allow its clean energy agencies to fund carbon capture and storage from fossil fuel projects in a bid to unlock $2 billion of private investment to reduce greenhouse gases.
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'For your children': former top Australian public servants call for carbon price
The Guardian
Mon 18 May, 2020
Former senior public servants have called for the re-introduction of a carbon price, saying it would be the least economically damaging way to cut greenhouse gas emissions and could deliver the technological solutions the Morrison government says are needed.
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Latest drought data not used in new water plans
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 19 May, 2020
The NSW government will not take into account the latest drought in calculating how much water should be available to irrigators under draft plans condemned by regional councils and a Nationals MP.
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Tensions flare over runway project at WA's westernmost island sanctuary
WAToday
Tue 19 May, 2020
A strip of land on a small island at the state's westernmost point might be only 1 kilometre long, but it has highlighted the delicate politics between government, the resources industry and native title holders.
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This jacana leg situation is actually adorable
Australian Geographic
Tue 19 May, 2020
Meet the jacanas, a family of wading birds that are spread across Asia, Africa, South and Central America, and Australia.
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Destructive starfish is delicious to some
Cosmos
Tue 19 May, 2020
Crown-of-thorns starfish, the scourge of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, may have more natural predators than we thought.
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Climate change threatens Antarctic krill and the sea life that depends on it
The Conversation
Tue 19 May, 2020
The Southern Ocean circling Antarctica is one of Earth’s richest marine ecosystems. Its food webs support an abundance of life, from tiny micro-organisms to seals, penguins and several species of whales. But climate change is set to disrupt this delicate balance.
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Scientists push to raise awareness of Great Southern Reef
ABC News
Tue 19 May, 2020
Australian scientists are concerned an image problem is preventing a huge reef system, which houses species found nowhere else in the world, from getting the attention and protection it deserves.
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Climate change makes repeat 'Dust Bowl' twice as likely
Yahoo News
Tue 19 May, 2020
Due to global warming, the United States is today more than twice as likely to endure a devastating "dust bowl" scenario than during the Great Depression, researchers said Monday.
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China's Air Pollution Is Already Worse Than Pre-Coronavirus Levels
Gizmodo Australia
Tue 19 May, 2020
Last month, China finally ended its coronavirus lockdown. While air quality improved dramatically during The Quiet Time, new data shows it was short-lived. What’s more, air pollution is coming back at higher levels than during the same period last year.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
China's post-lockdown recovery sends pollution soaring
The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
SBS World News Australia
Air pollution on the rise again in China as cities bounce back from coronavirus
Morrison's $100m recycling fund yet to invest in projects
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 18 May, 2020
A $100 million fund to promote recycling – the centrepiece of a national waste plan promised by the Morrison government during the election campaign – had invested no money in projects by late March.
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Bushfire royal commission starts with climate change
Insurance News
Mon 18 May, 2020
The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements, also known as the bushfire royal commission, will tackle climate change during its initial hearings.
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Aussies want enviro laws left until review
The Canberra Times
Mon 18 May, 2020
Most Australians want the federal government to wait until a review into environmental laws is complete before making any changes to the system.
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Media coverage of climate infected by coronavirus
AdNews
Mon 18 May, 2020
The number of articles focused on climate change have hit 12-month lows in Australian media as coronavirus dominates the news cycle, according to analysis by real-time media montoring group Streem.
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Government has to learn lessons from South Coast bushfires
The Canberra Times
Mon 18 May, 2020
Six months after NSW's worst fire season in history, I still shudder at the memory of driving towards Batemans Bay in the early hours of New Year's Eve, amid a convoy of RFS tankers, and seeing the endless line of stationary traffic trying to head north to safety.
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Australian sustainable brand lands $2.5 million in investment
Ragtrader
Mon 18 May, 2020
Australian sustainable brand ettitude has closed AUD $2.54 million (USD $1.6M) seed round in the United States, showing increasing global demand for its bamboo textile offering.
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Dark times for big solar
Ecogeneration
Mon 18 May, 2020
Are the clouds gathering over solar? EcoGeneration asked a panel of experts for their views on the outlook for this much beleaguered but highly trusted source of clean energy.
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Solar-wind-battery microgrid completed and powering remote W.A. gold mine
Reneweconomy
Mon 18 May, 2020
A groundbreaking 56MW solar, wind and battery project built to power a gold mine in remote Western Australia has been completed, marking the largest hybrid microgrid of its kind in Australia and the first in the country to use wind-generated electricity to power a mine.
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New research: How to kill 90pc of wild dogs
Farm Weekly
Mon 18 May, 2020
NEW research shows 1080 delivered at a rate of 40 baits per linear kilometre will successfully eliminate more than 90 per cent of wild dogs.
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Fresh bid to stop Victorian brumby cull
7 News
Mon 18 May, 2020
A plan to shoot hundreds of brumbies in Victoria's alpine region is in doubt, amid a fresh legal bid to block the cull.
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Giant kangaroo victim of climate change
The Canberra Times
Mon 18 May, 2020
Giant kangaroos and enormous crocodiles that lived 40,000 years ago in tropical northern Australia died out because of climate change, a study has found.
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Study warns logging makes bushfires worse
7 News
Mon 18 May, 2020
Logging has been linked to hotter and more intense bushfires, with older forests faring better in the intense blazes that have ravaged parts of Australia.
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