Issue date : Thu 23 July, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 02 Min 58 Seconds
Number of items : 35
Sensitive planet: Scientists narrow the expected heating from CO2 rise
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 23 July, 2020
Researchers have found doubling the atmosphere's carbon-dioxide levels will warm the planet about 3 degrees from pre-industrial times, narrowing the predicted range that had guided policymakers for decades.
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The evidence is in: we need to flatten the carbon-emissions curve
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 23 July, 2020
As we battle our second wave of COVID here in Australia there are other waves washing over the planet. A six-month heatwave in Siberia brought record-shattering temperatures of up to 38C inside the Arctic Circle in June. A team of scientists reported last week that this heatwave would have been nigh impossible without the global warming driven by our emissions of greenhouse gases.
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New generation of giant airships set for takeoff
The Australian
Thu 23 July, 2020
Giant airships should soon be seen over French skies again after the building of a factory to make a fleet of air freighters was approved.
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Chinese fishing boats took half a billion dollars of illegal squid from North Korea. Scientists used satellites to catch them out
The Conversation
Thu 23 July, 2020
A “dark fleet” of hundreds of Chinese fishing vessels has illegally caught more than half a billion dollars worth of squid in North Korean waters since 2017, according to new research that used satellite technology, on-water observations and machine learning to track the unreported vessels. The illegal catch may have driven small North Korean fishing boats into dangerous waters and contributed to the sharp decline of the Japanese flying squid.
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NatureWatch: fun bees and mountain mouse
Cosmos
Thu 23 July, 2020
Each week delivers a mix of discoveries from the natural world. Here’s a snapshot of some recent research.
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Huge waves batter Australian coast and put homes at risk
The Guardian
Thu 23 July, 2020
Coastal New South Wales in Australia was battered by huge waves last week, eroding some exposed coastlines and putting homes at risk of collapse. Waves over 10 metres high were reported, part of a swell associated with a deep area of low pressure off the east coast.
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Cracks in Warragamba Dam plan revealed by leaked documents
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 22 July, 2020
The Berejiklian government is trying to avoid paying hundreds of millions of dollars to secure land for the damage the lifting of the Warragamba Dam wall would cause to world heritage forests.
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Cultists claim climate change will be worse than COVID-19
Sky News Australia
Wed 22 July, 2020
As the world faces a legitimate crisis those who profit from spruiking the fake climate catastrophe have started to get anxious that they are no longer the main focus.
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Apple commits to reach carbon neutrality by 2030
Inside Retail
Wed 22 July, 2020
Joining the growing list of businesses creating sustainable roadmaps to fuel future growth, technology giant Apple has committed to reaching carbon neutrality in its supply chain and production by 2030.
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Climate change plan to create 76,000 jobs for Australians
News.com.au
Wed 22 July, 2020
Urgent policy change is needed to respond to the twin crises of the summer’s bushfires and the coronavirus-induced recession, according to a new report which claims a green energy focus will create nearly 80,000 jobs.
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Regulator rules it is misleading to claim gas is ‘cleaner and greener’
Reneweconomy
Wed 22 July, 2020
Advertising regulator Ads Standards has ruled that it is misleading to call gas ‘cleaner and greener’ than other energy sources, in a major rebuke of gas industry’s efforts to position its commodity as environmentally friendly.
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Value of energy storage lies in increased renewables and capacity deferrals
Reneweconomy
Wed 22 July, 2020
A new study has concluded that the economic value of energy storage increases as variable renewable energy generation increases its share of electricity supplied, however, the degree to which such variable renewable energy sources can be deployed hinges upon the future availability and cost of energy storage technologies.
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Hope, hype and hydrogen
Ecogeneration
Wed 22 July, 2020
Announcements of huge clean energy projects linked to the production of hydrogen for export are becoming commonplace as Australia steadies itself for a global withdrawal from coal, writes Jeremy Chunn. Is it a dream that can be realized?
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Are green building rating tools ready for a paradigm shift?v
The Fifth Estate
Wed 22 July, 2020
According to Professor Janis Birkeland, green building rating tools are improving but they are only improving upon a flawed conceptual model. “As currently conceived, they only reduce ‘unsustainability’ – and at a slower pace than the environmental destruction caused by buildings”.
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Lifeguards with drones keep us (and sharks) safe, and beach-goers agree
The Conversation
Wed 22 July, 2020
A teenager in New South Wales recently died after a fatal shark bite, adding to four other unprovoked shark-related deaths this year. These tragic events send shockwaves through the community and re-ignite our fear of sharks.
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Sunfish no more a quandary for scientists
7 News
Wed 22 July, 2020
Having the eye of a dead fish means unwavering concentration, and its proven so for Antipodean scientists who have made a worldwide aquatic breakthrough.
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Kangaroos killed in ‘cowardly’ arrow attack in Swan Hill
News.com.au
Wed 22 July, 2020
Kangaroos have been shot at with hunting arrows and left to die in two separate incidents in a suburb in north east Perth.
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‘Massive’ cracks discovered at $US54 billion Gorgon LNG project on Barrow Island
Perthnow
Wed 22 July, 2020
Australia’s largest gas project, the Gorgon development off the West Australian coast, is at risk of being shut down for months after workers raised serious safety concerns.
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Indigenous owners lose bid to protect land earmarked for Shenhua mine
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 22 July, 2020
An Aboriginal group has lost its bid to protect a culturally valuable site from being destroyed for the Shenhua coal mine in northern NSW, but says the fight to protect the area is not over.
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