Date: 25 February 2019 at 09:00:25 AEDT
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Subject: Daily Links Feb 25
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The Church of England in the UK will step up its environmental programme in response to the escalating threat of climate change, its General Synod voted today.
The Green New Deal offers a unique chance to stop the worst effects of climate change
The new $2 billion package is aimed at ensuring Australia can meet the 2030 emissions reduction target.
Climate Action 100+ is targeting a dirty dozen of Austraia’s highest carbon emitting companies. Qantas, Woolworths, Santos and others claim progress is being made.
As of today, the federal government will be using taxpayer dollars to cut emissions and keep the left happy while, to keep the right happy, underwriting new coal fired power.
The only flood Murray-Darling northern basin irrigators have been in this year is a swell of negative sentiment, but solutions are not as simple as they might seem.
Indoor plants companies are maturing and helping corporates keep greenery alive.
Coalminers have urged calm in dealing with a slowdown in coal imports at five Chinese ports.
Two significant events have showed that a major adjustment of our economy is needed to end our reliance on coal
Glencore and BHP should consider demerging the cash cows that are their respective market-shaping coal-mining businesses.
The Prime Minister will need to lead the way in selling the Coalition’s climate policy to the public.
National politics and media are afflicted with a culture of forgetting when it comes to coal and action on climate change.
Vancouver used traffic congestion as a ‘stick’ and the SkyTrain as a ‘carrot’ in a strategy to discourage car use and make the city a better place to live.
As Scott Morrison checks off his policy list ahead of the federal election, this week he will start spruiking his answer to energy and climate change.
Australia does not get enough credit for its reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
The ABC’s audiences were oblivious to one of the major stories of the past week, because the broadcaster didn’t cover it.
Even if China banned Australian coal, which seems unlikely, it’s going to have to buy it from somewhere.
Victoria faces a gas shortage by 2021 as offshore reserves start to run out. One proposed solution is to build the country’s first floating gas import facility on the Mornington Peninsula, but residents are worried about the environmental risks.
An elevated freeway that will slice up rare bushland in Melbourne’s suburban south-east risks polluting bodies of water that feed UN-protected wetlands, government documents reveal.
New South Wales
Birdwatchers on the New South Wales mid coast report spotting record-breaking numbers of threatened and migratory waterbirds, and it’s thought the birds may be finding new flight routes to overcome a loss of feeding grounds.
Self-driving vehicles have the potential to reduce the cost of congestion on Australia’s roads by more than a quarter over the next decade if there is a quick take-up of the technology, new modelling shows.
Residents living in coastal erosion hot spots at Collaroy, Batemans Bay and on the Central Coast are “furious” with local and state governments’ approach to protecting property and businesses in vulnerable areas.
Before he designed Melbourne, Robert Hoddle envisioned Sydney’s Liverpool as a great, liveable, walkable city. Technology will bring his dream to life again.
Our examination of Michael Daley’s developer donations history is imperative to give the public additional insight into the actions of the man who wants to be the leader of our state. It is also relevant given Daley has spoken out against overdevelopment in Sydney.
Voters are entitled to ask a couple of questions. Has Michael Daley changed his views on developers, or have his views been changed by circumstances?
Canberra Times editorial
It’s time to start saying no to the Australian War Memorial, especially as it starts to creep onto much-loved public bushland.
Shadow environment minister sceptical whether law followed on approvals for coal project
Sport Minister Mick de Brenni has broken his silence to defend the Queensland government’s approach to threatened koala bushland near a south-east Brisbane shooting range.
Queensland’s beaches have copped some of the worst erosion in decades as coastal councils inspect the environmental damage caused by Cyclone Oma.
A black possum has taken up residence at a popular tourist destination in the Gold Coast hinterland.
Tony Burke has refused to rule out using green laws to veto the Adani project if Labor wins power.
It is little more than mindless stupidity that drives demonstrators to oppose the Adani mine.
Plans to install four “synchronous condensers” that aim to stop power bill blowouts and strengthen South Australia’s renewable-rich grid have moved forward, as regulators endorse an economic analysis of the project, which is worth up to $180 million.
The risk of terrorist activity at a radioactive waste site, including the removal of drums for use in a “dirty bomb”, has been kept secret from residents near two sites earmarked for a new national dump.
When thousands of hectares were ablaze in southern Tasmania, wilderness photographer Nick Monk headed out with a camera.
The state government is calling for tenders to construct a new walking trail at Freycinet National Park, despite a development application being not yet approved.
A second power interconnector under Bass Strait would provide energy security to mainland states, ending summer blackouts, a key report concludes.
Blue gum plantations were once a reliable industry on WA’s south coast until an implosion of investments after the 2008 global financial crisis. But backed by new international players, the hardwoods are now generating hundreds of jobs and millions of export dollars.
Ties are being upcycled into bags and clothes as people look for thrifty ways to use them now men are rejecting them for reasons of practicality and fashion.
Need a new kitchen but can’t afford one? In the future, you may be able to rent one from Ikea.
Former UN secretary-general says country must live up to Theresa May’s commitment
Residents of cities like Chester, outside Philadelphia, fear a rise in pollution from incinerators after China’s recycling ban.
Evidence collected by Friends of the Earth allege British estates have continued the practice despite voluntary commitments to stop
Britain’s carnivore numbers are booming after clampdown on hunting and pollution
Climate change and conflict have left the river Jordan a stagnant stream and the Sea of Galilee critically low
Habitat loss, the proliferation of herbicides and insecticides, and increased temperatures due to climate change are threatening populations of monarch on their yearly migration to Mexico.
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