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Sunday, 16 December

17:53

Having It All Ways: Australias Prime Minister Scott Morrisons Jerusalem Compromise "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

The pieces were already put in place during the Wentworth federal by-election, a hopeless, needless gambit that reduced the Coalition governments majority whilst giving the outgoing Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull a crack at some vengeance.  His successor, Scott Morrison,

The post Having It All Ways: Australias Prime Minister Scott Morrisons Jerusalem Compromise appeared first on Global Research.

15:29

ALP conference acknowledges climate emergency and IPCC 1.5C report, but not the need to Stop Adani and phase out coal "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

Federal ALP conference has adopted a climate change motion that highlights the IPCC Special Report on 1.5C and that we are in a climate emergency. Labor MP for Batman (being renamed Cooper), Ged Kearney, moved the motion on climate change at the ALP national conference. The contemporary challenge: There is no longer any credible or serious scientific doubt that human-induced climate change

Saturday, 15 December

13:32

Sydney and Melbourne join Powering Past Coal Alliance at COP24 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

The Powering Past Coal Alliance announced on Friday that Sydney and Melbourne had joined the Alliance at an event: Accelerating the global coal transition. This follows the Australian Capital Territory joining in September 2018. Other states and businesses that joined at COP24 included Israel, Scotland, Senegal, and Scottish Power. The Alliance, formed in Bonn in 2017 at COP23, now includes 80

11:40

Stop Adani raised at COP24 in youth climate action side event "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

17 year old Toby Thorpe, from Hobart, a member of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC), raised the need to stop the Adani coal mine in a press conference at the United Nations Climate Conference COP14 on Thursday, as the climate conference was drawing to a conclusion. He was one of four youth activists at this press conference speaking on the need to increase climate ambition and

03:13

Adanis claims that W&J have certified Woongal are false "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

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Saturday 15 December 2018

Adanis claims that W&J have certified Woongal are false, disrespectful and underhanded, say Traditional Owners

Adanis announcement that Woongal Environmental Services has been given a contract to monitor environmental outcomes on Wangan and Jagalingou country has drawn condemnation from the W&J Council as false, and typical of the disrespectful and underhanded way in which Adani treats Traditional Owners.

W&J Traditional Owner and lead spokesperson Adrian Burragubba said, The claim that Woongul is a Wangan and Jagalingou certified business is false. No decision of the native title party has ever been made to certify this company. This announcement is in breach of the terms of Adanis own purported ILUA.

A Wangan and Jagalingou certified business is a reference to a business accredited in accordance with the process set out in the Adani ILUA. Mr Burragubba says this process has never been followed.

We will seek legal advice on blocking this contract. We are tired of other people misrepresenting us and benefiting at our expense. Adanis announcement is an insult. Other people have been given authority over our country and our environment, while many W&J Traditonal Owners and families have been deliberately excluded from any input into cultural heritage protection and environmental management.

We know Adani must give the appearance of starting work, and they like to hide behind supposed Aboriginal employmen...

03:07

Climate Democrats to enter the fray and disrupt Australias politics RenewEconomy "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

A new political party will appear on the scene tomorrow and will seek to disrupt the politics as usual that Australian voters do not like, but have become used to. The post Climate Democrats to enter the fray and disrupt Australias politics appeared first on RenewEconomy.

via Climate Democrats to enter the fray and disrupt Australias politics RenewEconomy

02:39

Australian governments hypocritical performance at UN Climate Summit "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

New energy future: Minister touts Australia at climate summit, Brisbane Times, By...

02:37

Some good news in the climate battle over 1000 institutions to divest from fossil fuels "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

Climate change: More than 1000 institutions pledge to withdraw investment from fossil fuels https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/fossil-fuels-divest-climate-change-global-warming-emissions-campaign-a8681931.html This is a moral movement as well as a financial one, campaigners say ...
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02:33

Want to solve climate problem? Nuclear isnt the answer "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

Want to solve climate problem? Nuclear isnt the answer https://www.downtoearth.org.in/blog/energy/want-to-solve-climate-problem-nuclear-isn-t-the-answer-62428

Alternatives to nuclear energy, in particular renewable sources of electricity like wind and solar energy, have become drastically cheaperBy M V Ramana December 2018 It is nuclear power that will be the main tool to reduce emissions...

02:32

Between 340,000 and 690,000 Americans died from radioactive fallout from 1951 to 1973. "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

In the 1950s, the U.S. government downplayed the danger of radioactive fallout, asserting that all radioactivity was confined to the Nevada test site. Despite this, a national estimate attributed 49,000 cancer deaths to nuclear testing in the area.

But the results of new research suggest that this number is woefully inaccurate. Using a novel method, and todays improved understanding of radioactive fallout, Keith Meyers from the University of Arizona discovered that U.S. nuclear testing was responsible for the deaths of at least as many and likely more as those killed by the nuclear bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Specifically, between 340,000 and 690,000 Americans died from...

02:24

Time for the world to remember the movie The Day After "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

Its Time to Face Up to Our Nuclear Reality

The made-for-TV movie The Day After had an enormous impact on Americas national conversation about nuclear weapons in 1983. Resuming that conversation today is essential, and the movie holds some lessons about what that would take. The Nation, By Dawn Stover  14 Dec 18 This article originally appeared as part of a special section on The Day After at the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists .The television movie The Day After depicted a full-scale nuclear war and its impacts on people living in and around Kansas City. It became something of a community project in picturesque Lawrence, 40 miles west of Kansas City, where much of the movie was filmed. Thousands of local residentsincluding students and faculty from the University of Kansaswere recruited as extras for the movie; about 65 of the 80 speaking parts were cast locally. The use of locals was intentional, because the moviemakers wanted to show the grim consequences of a nuclear war for real Middle Americans, living in the real middle of the country. By the time the movie ends, almost all of the main characters are dead or dying.

ABC broadcast The Day After on November 20, 1983, with no commercial breaks during the final hour. More than 100 million people saw itnearly two-thirds of the total viewing audience. It remains...

02:17

Australias Liberal National govt will use tax-payer funds to promote new and existing coal mines "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

Coalition signals it will provide taxpayer support for new and existing coal plants. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/13/coalition-signals-it-will-provide-taxpayer-support-for-new-and-existing-coal-plants Katharine Murphy Political editor @murpharoo 13 Dec 2018

Morrison government specifies generation projects will need to be coal, gas, batteries or pumped hydro to be eligible for underwriting The Morrison government has sent a clear signal that it is prepared to pro...

02:15

Climate change: global heating is drying soils, causing shrinking of worlds water supply "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

The long dry: why the worlds water supply is shrinking, EurekAlert, : 13-DEC-2018

Global water supplies are shrinking, even as rainfall is rising; the culprit? The drying of soils due to climate change

UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES A global study has found a paradox: our water supplies are shrinking at the same time as clima...

02:05

Scott Morrison and the Business Council are pushing coal but on what evidence? "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

 Guardian, 14 Dec 18 

Despite plummeting costs of renewables the government and the BCA insist that emissions reduction would be economy wrecking

Fresh from losing the economic fight about company tax cuts, the Coalition government is doubling down on an economic fight about renewable energy. And yet again, as they march into battle they have the Business Council of Australia as their key source of economic and political advice. What could go wrong?

The cost of renewable energy has fallen dramatically in the past 10 years and will continue to fall for years to...

01:58

Dreaming of a sustainable Christmas: How to reduce your ecological footprint this festive season "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

But the good news is that you can still live a little this festive season without having a big ecological impact.

Key points:

01:25

There should be no nuclear in climate financing "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

https://www.dw.com/en/there-should-be-no-nuclear-in-climate-financing/a-46740978

Prize-winning South African activist Makoma Lekalakalas successful legal battle to stop a secret nuclear power deal in her homeland won her international acclaim. She tells DW about defending the environment in court.

Makoma Lekalakala: My major campaigning issue, its mitigation against climate change and with a specific focus on electricity generation in the country [South Africa]  its almost 90 percent from coal. And we know that coal is a major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions, so our campaign has been for a just transition towards a low carbon development.

Were demanding a greater investment in renewable energy technologies, particularly that we can have a decentralized electricity system where solar and wind would play a major role.

The technology, we need a lot of investment in that so that we can be able to eradicate energy poverty. Local people can have their own socially-owned and community-owned renewable energy projects and co-operatives so that they can have access to electricity.

For us to be able to do that, a just transition for us would mean phasing out coal electricity generation and having no nuclear at all as part of the energy mix, and having wind and solar being increased as part of our energy mix.

Ou...

00:47

Category 4 Tropical Cyclone "Owen" to hit Queensland, Australia "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

Severe Tropical Cyclone "Owen" is currently a Category 3 strength system in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia. Owen is forecast to continue on a generally easterly track for the remainder of today, intensifying to Category 4 strength before making...... Read more

Record-breaking rains hit Victoria, Australia "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

The moisture from Tropical Cyclone "Owen" is feeding the low-pressure system over Victoria this week, bringing record-breaking rains and floods to the region. The worst affected were northeast and northwest regions of Victoria, around Birchip, and east of...... Read more

00:05

Australian mining interests in north Bougainville "IndyWatch Feed Enviro.au"

Jubilee Australia

While the Panguna mine one of the largest operating copper-gold mines in the world until the Bougainville crisis forced its closure in 1989 might grab the attention of many people, there is more going on in Bougainville in relation to mining in than just Panguna. As at the beginning of 2018, four exploration licences have been issued to Australian, Canadian and Filipino mining companies.

Australian company Kalia Holdings holds some of these licences and is exploring for copper and gold in the Mt Tore region in North Bougainville.

We are concerned that affected communities have not given their free, prior and informed consent for Kalia Holdings activities. In particular we are conc...

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