Issue date : Tue 15 December, 2020
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 54 Seconds
Number of items : 46
Stop fighting and start adapting to climate change, Basin Authority says
The Age
Tue 15 December, 2020
Public battles between farmers and the environment movement must end, the Commonwealth's water agency says, warning a unified response is needed to tackle the damaging impacts of climate change in the Murray Darling Basin.
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Paris climate summit is delivering on its promise but in some unexpected ways
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 15 December, 2020
In December 2015, when the Paris climate accord secured the first-ever agreement by almost all nations to cut greenhouse emissions, the phrase doing the rounds of the summit's backrooms was whether it was merely "the mountain that gives birth to the mouse".
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Scott Morrison right to shun Boris Johnson’s Global Deep Green Club
The Australian
Tue 15 December, 2020
Last week, independent member for Warringah Zali Steggall was all in a tizz about Australia’s failure to be invited to present at a virtual climate jamboree sponsored by the UK, France and the UN held this past weekend.
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Humans have dogs, fish have shrimp
Cosmos
Tue 15 December, 2020
Researchers have discovered that a species of coral fish uses shrimp to help fertilise its algae farms, which, they suggest, is the first evidence of a non-human animal domesticating another species.
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A few clicks to help track fire recovery
7 News
Tue 15 December, 2020
Any smartphone-wielding Australian can become eyes on the ground for researchers piecing together how bushfire-razed regions are faring, a year on from deadly blazes.
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Bushfires: Twiggy Forrest mission to save ecosytems
The Canberra Times
Tue 15 December, 2020
Drones will be used to disperse seeds in bushfire-ravaged parts of Australia as part of a new plan to help our landscapes become more resilient to natural disasters.
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Mapping the glacial melt to predict what lies ahead
Lens
Tue 15 December, 2020
Between 7500 to 4500 years ago, Mawson Glacier on the coast of east Antarctica began melting into the sea. In 2016, researchers Ross Whitmore and Richard Jones spent four weeks camping at Mawson, collecting rocks around the glacier to help them understand how the melt took place, and over what period.
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Fire and rain and the smoke that lingers
Cosmos
Tue 15 December, 2020
Wildfire-driven thunderstorms, such as those created in Australia a year ago, produce lingering impacts that may affect much of the globe, scientists have told the virtual annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union.
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Playing detective for native trees
Cosmos
Tue 15 December, 2020
Dead trees are nothing new in the Australian landscape, but last summer was particularly severe.
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Solace seeking in the Southern Ocean
Cosmos
Tue 15 December, 2020
Australian researchers are on a 45-day mission to capture the most detailed picture yet of how marine life in the Southern Ocean stores carbon from the atmosphere.
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'A lot of rain to go somewhere': Up to 1000 properties preparing to evacuate in northern NSW
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 15 December, 2020
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has urged flood-affected residents to expect the unexpected, as 1000 properties in northern NSW prepare for potential evacuation orders with moderate to major flooding predicted amid continuing heavy rain on Tuesday.
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Taxpayers on hook for Timor Sea oil clean-up
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 14 December, 2020
The federal government is stepping in to clean up a idle offshore oil production vessel at an estimated cost of about $250 million as it fights a court claim for possession of the vessel brought by a US creditor backed by legendary investor Paul Tudor Jones.
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Ardern and Thunberg in spat over climate emergency declaration
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 14 December, 2020
Wellington: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has strongly rebutted Greta Thunberg after the activist accused New Zealand of not doing enough to deliver on its climate action promises.
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Jacinda Ardern defends New Zealand climate policies after Greta Thunberg criticism
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NZ's Ardern unfussed over climate swipes
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The West Australian
Cormann’s OECD bid hit by climate outcry
News.com.au
Mon 14 December, 2020
Australia’s climate record is once again in the spotlight, after the British opposition reportedly urged the UK to ‘blacklist’ Mathias Cormann.
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Lab-grown meat ethos reveals nuggets of wisdom
The Age
Mon 14 December, 2020
Like many people, I’m a squeamitarian. I’m happy to eat meat. But like most omnivores, I’m happy to outsource the killing. I know from a personal health and climate perspective, I should give up or reduce meat.
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Bank regulators face climate change grilling
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 14 December, 2020
Financial regulators will join banks and insurers in being grilled by a parliamentary committee poised to investigate financial institutions for pulling back on lending and insurance to mining-related businesses because of climate change.
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Investors want crackdown on greenwashing: CFA Institute
Investor Daily
Mon 14 December, 2020
A new survey from the investment management association has revealed while sustainable investing accelerated through the COVID pandemic, there are calls for improved standards around ESG products to mitigate greenwashing.
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Rest develops ethical option
Financial Standard
Mon 14 December, 2020
The $55 billion industry superannuation fund is surveying its members as it looks to launch an ethical investment option, following its recent legal stoush with a member over climate change.
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Climate-induced mortgage defaults a real risk
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 14 December, 2020
Banks must wake up to the risks climate change poses to property prices, as more intense cyclones increasingly threaten areas as far south as Brisbane and the Gold Coast, CoreLogic warns.
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Renewables smash coal power in a pandemic-hit year
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 14 December, 2020
Renewable energy generation is set to defy a historic drop in global electricity demand this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but coal-fired power stations will be the biggest loser.
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Heavy rain forces snakes to retreat into Queensland homes
News.com.au
Mon 14 December, 2020
A prolonged heatwave followed by a smothering of heavy rain has created perfect conditions for snakes, with catchers in Southeast Queensland scrambling to relocate reptiles from homes and backyards.
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NSW regulator examines 1000 dams, many for alleged breaches
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 14 December, 2020
The NSW independent water regulator is assessing more than 1000 dams, many involving potentially illegal earthworks, as it clamps down on water theft.
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Flying fur prices put fox in focus as mink cull sparks shortage
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 14 December, 2020
Milan/Copenhagen | Denmark's coronavirus-driven mink cull has put the fur business in a spin, with industry officials expecting fashion houses such as Louis Vuitton, Dior and Fendi to snap up fox and chinchilla to fill the gap.
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Byron Bay restaurant weathers storm waves
7 News
Mon 14 December, 2020
Ben Kirkwell believes he's "dodged a bullet" after his Byron Bay restaurant narrowly avoided being washed into the Pacific Ocean.
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