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Belize's fishers net bounty of trailblazing approach – in pictures

The Guardian - 2 hours 58 min ago

A strict conservation programme is helping protect the tiny country’s marine ecosystems, despite the growing threat of steadily warming waters

Why Belize is a world leader in protecting the ocean

All photographs by Tony Rath

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We need a national renewables approach, or some states – like NSW – will miss out

The Conversation - 3 hours 20 min ago
State renewable energy targets have been driving energy investment in Australia. 'Where and when' the generation and transmission build occurs varies substantially under a national approach. Scott Hamilton, Strategic Advisory Panel Member, Australian-German Energy Transition Hub, University of Melbourne Changlong Wang, Researcher, The Energy Transition Hub, University of Melbourne Roger Dargaville, Senior lecturer, Monash University Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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Sydney dam storage level drops below 50% for first time since 2004

The Guardian - 3 hours 31 min ago

The city has been on stage-one water restrictions since May, and the outlook for spring is for more dry conditions

Sydney’s dam storage levels have dropped below 50% for the first time in more than a decade.

Storages dropped to 49.7% on Thursday, a 0.4% decline on the previous week.

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How wind and rooftop solar could meet most of EU electricity needs

RenewEconomy - 3 hours 43 min ago

Two separate research analyses have outlined the ways onshore wind generation and rooftop solar could supply all or much of Europe’s electricity needs.

The post How wind and rooftop solar could meet most of EU electricity needs appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Windlab disputes AEMO 2-year delay for Kennedy wind-solar-storage hub

RenewEconomy - 3 hours 43 min ago

Windlab seeks answers from AEMO after market operator suggested Kennedy wind-solar-battery project may be delayed another two years.

The post Windlab disputes AEMO 2-year delay for Kennedy wind-solar-storage hub appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Renewable solution reaches remote Indigenous communities

RenewEconomy - 3 hours 46 min ago

Renewable energy is creating jobs and reducing costs and emissions for isolated and remote Indigenous communities in Queensland’s far North.

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Slavko Planinic appointed Country Managing Director and Head of Industrial Automation for ABB in Australia

RenewEconomy - 3 hours 48 min ago

Slavko’s strong leadership and extensive experience across all business lines will underpin ABB’s growth momentum in Australia.

The post Slavko Planinic appointed Country Managing Director and Head of Industrial Automation for ABB in Australia appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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UK should cut vehicle use to hit zero-carbon target, say MPs

The Guardian - 3 hours 57 min ago

Scathing report says Tory governments have held back progress on clean energy goals

The government should discourage personal vehicle use and reward energy-efficient homebuilding to meet its legally binding target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, MPs have said

In a scathing parliamentary report, the cross-party science and technology select committee said recent Conservative governments have promised more but done less on the climate crisis, which has left several gaping policy holes that need to be filled.

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Python wars: the snake epidemic eating away at Florida

The Guardian - 3 hours 58 min ago

There are tens of thousands of pythons in the Florida wild, attacking animals and damaging ecosystems – and the quest to stop them has become a collective crusade

On a Thursday afternoon in St Petersburg, Florida, Beth Koehler crouches over a cairn terrier named Ginger, trimming intently as fur collects around her feet. On Koehler’s arm is a scratch – red, jagged and freshly acquired, though not in the way one might expect of a dog groomer.

“There was no way I could pin the head,” Koehler says, referring to the snake that was partly responsible. She had grabbed hold however she could, which made it “pissed”: “It decided to coil up and just throw itself at me.” Startled, Koehler had fallen backwards, cutting herself on a vine – an injury far preferable to the bite of a Burmese python.

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Origin reveals energy market struggles as Shell looms large

RenewEconomy - 4 hours 1 min ago

Origin sees future as decentralised and digitised, and focused on solar, storage and "connected" customers. But how to maintain profit margins and beat off new rivals like Shell?

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NSW gives green light to 200MW Avonlie solar farm

RenewEconomy - 4 hours 18 min ago

RES Group's 200MW solar and storage project proposed for NSW Riverina region wins development consent from state planning department.

The post NSW gives green light to 200MW Avonlie solar farm appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Australia's climate change inaction is now bipartisan. Protest is all we have left | Jeff Sparrow

The Guardian - 5 hours 3 min ago

Queensland Labor gearing up to criminalise activism is only a taste of the kind of intimidation that’s likely to come

“Even though I was the one who had been assaulted, I was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. […] I will never forgive or forget what came next. I was ‘verballed’ by the police who manufactured the most incredible statements about the whole thing.”

That was Peter Beattie, who would later become ALP premier of Queensland, detailing his treatment by police during anti-apartheid protests against the South African rugby team in July 1971.

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Mining giants seek huge wind and solar projects to justify CopperString 2.0

RenewEconomy - 6 hours 21 min ago

CopperString 2.0 announces "market sounding" for group of major mining companies seeking one million MWh a year of renewable electricity generation over 10 years.

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Wellington to transform grid with Greensync’s electric vehicle “mesh”

RenewEconomy - 7 hours 33 min ago

wellington electricityGreensync to work with Wellington Electricity on a new system to integrate electric vehicles into the grid.

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What is 'blobology' and how is it transforming biology?

BBC - 9 hours 34 min ago
Spectacular images from a new microscope spark a "revolution" in biology
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Shell launches electric dreams with bid for Australian generator ERM

RenewEconomy - 9 hours 47 min ago

Shell bids for Australia's ERM Power, marking first big move in plan to take dominant position in electricity and electric transport.

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Microplastics in water not harmful to humans, says WHO report

The Guardian - 9 hours 57 min ago

Experts find no proof minuscule particles are a threat to health but say more research is needed

Microplastics are increasingly found in drinking water, but there is no evidence so far that this poses a risk to humans, according to a new assessment by the World Health Organization.

However, the United Nations body warned against complacency because more research is needed to fully understand how plastic spreads into the environment and works its way through human bodies.

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Ditch cars to meet climate change targets, say MPs

BBC - 9 hours 57 min ago
MPs say people will have to stop driving if the UK is to meet its Zero Carbon goals by 2050.
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CP Daily: Wednesday August 21, 2019

Carbon Pulse - 10 hours 58 min ago
A daily summary of our news plus bite-sized updates from around the world.
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Speculators increased RGGI holdings in Q2 2019 -report

Carbon Pulse - 11 hours 3 min ago
Speculators' RGGI allowance (RGAs) holdings rose during the second quarter of 2019 as trading activity also increased in the Northeast US ETS, according to a new report.
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