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Labor was presented with a fait accompli on Aukus, but scepticism in the party is rightly rising | Kim Carr
We were not given a chance to scrutinise the nuclear submarine deal, and critical questions remain unanswered
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On the morning of 16 September 2021, the federal ALP caucus was presented with the shadow cabinet’s fait accompli of support for the Morrison government’s Aukus submarine deal.
Caucus members were told that on the previous afternoon, the leader, Anthony Albanese and several shadow ministers had received a two-hour briefing on the proposal from the government. No documents were provided at the briefing. On the basis of that, and the shadow ministry’s endorsement, Labor MPs were expected to leap into bipartisan support for the Aukus deal.
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Voluntary carbon demand to taper off for avoidance, ramp up for removals -analyst
Solar and wind still best bets for deep, rapid and low cost emission cuts
IPCC says solar and wind will deliver easily the biggest and lowest cost emission cuts over the next 10 years.
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UK fishing vessels ‘underreporting’ whale, dolphin and porpoise bycatch
Only 19 cases of cetacean bycatch reported under Defra scheme, but experts say figure much higher
Only a handful of instances of accidental bycatch of whales, dolphins and porpoises have been recorded under the UK government’s self-reporting initiative, despite the likelihood that hundreds are being caught by fishing vessels.
Fishers have been encouraged to voluntarily record the bycatch of marine mammals in an attempt to reduce the accidental catch, which would benefit the fishing industry and the health of the seas.Continue reading...
New research reveals how forests reduce their own bushfire risk, if they're left alone
Species don't live in isolation: what changing threats to 4 marsupials tell us about the future
Academics call for tighter forest carbon methodologies to prevent over-crediting
Drax halts BECCS plans, seeks clarity on UK government support
UAE commitment to lead COP28 in “no way” detracted by oil interests, says Egypt
Concerns mount that Franco-German deal would put EU climate goals at risk
Hundreds of trees to be felled for Cambridge bus route to tackle climate change
Councillors vote to chop down trees in Coton Orchard for busway from Cambridge to Cambourne
Hundreds of trees in an orchard designated as a habitat of principal importance in England should be felled to build a new busway to tackle climate change, councillors in Cambridgeshire voted on Tuesday.
The county council voted by 33 to 26 to approve a new public transport busway, which will use optically guided electric or hybrid buses on its route, to provide links between Cambridge and Cambourne, an expanding new town eight miles outside the city.Continue reading...
ClearBlue Markets in $8 mln funding round led by RBC
The IPCC’s climate report has drawn the battle lines for Cop28: oil profits or a livable future | Simon Lewis
A pact to phase out fossil fuels in November’s UN climate talks is the only credible response to the warnings of scientists
Yesterday the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a new synthesis report. The document is important because 195 governments commissioned it and the summary was agreed line by line. It is accepted fact by nations worldwide, and a shared basis for future action.
The report’s conclusions are terrifying and wearily familiar. Every region is experiencing “widespread adverse impacts”. Almost half the world’s population is “highly vulnerable” to climate change impacts. Expected repercussions will escalate rapidly. It concludes that there is a “rapidly closing window of opportunity” to secure a livable future.
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South Korea proposes to cut 2030 emissions reductions target for industry, scale up carbon sequestration and international credit purchases
Demands for ACCU limit in Safeguard Mechanism would cripple it, analysis says
Campaigners fear loophole will let new homes in England be fitted with gas boilers
Regulation may allow ‘hydrogen-ready’ boilers that can run on fossil fuel gas, and are unlikely ever to use hydrogen
Ministers are preparing to allow new houses to continue to be fitted with gas boilers, long after they were supposed to be phased out, campaigners fear.
A loophole being considered for the forthcoming future homes standard, a housing regulation in England intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from newly built homes in line with the net zero target, would allow new homes to be fitted with “hydrogen-ready” boilers.Continue reading...
Menindee reacts to latest fish kills: 'An Australian disaster like bushfire and floods' – video
Members of the Menindee community are trying to come to terms with how another mass fish kill incident has occurred in the Darling-Baaka River. 'This is an Australian disaster and it should be treated as such: like a bushfire, like a flood. Fish kills and unhealthy river systems have got to be taken seriously," says Barkandji woman Denise O’Donnell
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- ‘All this here will kill this river’: traditional owners grieve for the Darling-Baaka after mass fish death
- Flood and heat: why millions of fish are dying in western NSW
UN says Australia must quit coal by 2030, reach net zero by 2040, no new coal or gas
In case they missed the message from the IPCC, UN chief delivers the cold hard facts on climate and fossil fuels. Will Australia respond?
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