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Air cargo group launches voluntary carbon offsetting platform

Carbon Pulse - Sat, 2024-03-02 03:26
A new portal enabling aviation industry firms and individuals to purchase voluntary credits to offset carbon emissions is now live, a spokesperson for The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) confirmed to Carbon Pulse.
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RepRisk to expand biodiversity risk tool to include power sector

Carbon Pulse - Sat, 2024-03-02 02:41
Swiss data company RepRisk is working on widening the coverage of a tool, which shows the proximity of companies to biodiversity-sensitive sites, to include firms in the power sector, an executive has said.
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UNEP warns surging natural resource forecast could derail biodiversity targets

Carbon Pulse - Sat, 2024-03-02 02:38
Extraction of natural resources, including crops, wood, and minerals, is set to increase by 60% by 2060, with devastating effects on biodiversity, unless bold actions are taken, a report has found.
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UK ETS supply adjustment mechanism could be in place from 2026 -official

Carbon Pulse - Sat, 2024-03-02 02:31
Britain is aiming to introduce an allowance supply adjustment mechanism (SAM) to its carbon market from 2026, a senior UK government official told Carbon Pulse.
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Czech utility planning to close two lignite units in early 2025 -media

Carbon Pulse - Sat, 2024-03-02 02:27
A Czech utility is considering shutting two lignite-fired power plants in the Czechia next year, citing the growing uncompetitiveness of the fuel, according to media reports on Friday.
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Voluntary carbon project developer launches large-scale electric cooking activity in Africa

Carbon Pulse - Sat, 2024-03-02 02:26
A voluntary carbon developer, fresh from issuing Sub-Saharan Africa's first ever-green bond designated for the cookstove market, has seen its electric clean cooking project listed by Gold Standard, the company announced Friday.
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February voluntary carbon credit retirements keep market on track to reach 233 mln this year

Carbon Pulse - Sat, 2024-03-02 01:47
Retirements of credits from the four largest voluntary carbon registries reached nearly 18 million last month and were almost equal to issuances in February, maintaining the momentum seen in January, data from the Carbon Pulse VCM Portal shows.
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Danish firm’s ‘climate-controlled pork’ claim misleading, court rules

The Guardian - Sat, 2024-03-02 00:53

Campaigners say decision against Danish Crown, Europe’s largest pork producer, sends resounding message

Europe’s largest pork producer misled customers with its “climate-controlled pork” campaign, Denmark’s high court has ruled in the country’s first climate lawsuit.

Campaigners argued that Danish Crown greenwashed its meat with round, pink stickers on its packaging that said pigs were “climate-controlled”, along with a marketing campaign that claimed its pork was “more climate-friendly than you think”.

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Act to save Dartmoor rainforest from sheep, urge campaigners

The Guardian - Fri, 2024-03-01 23:00

Authorities asked to step in to protect Black-a-Tor Copse, an ancient temperate rainforest in Devon at risk from overgrazing

There are acorns galore and tiny oaks sprouting from tussocky grass beside the gnarled ancient trees of Black-a-Tor Copse on the northern slopes of Dartmoor national park.

But each tiny sapling grows no higher than a sheep’s chin and there it stays, its new shoots and tender leaves repeatedly shorn each spring by the livestock roaming through this national nature reserve.

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Enhanced weathering shows CO2 removal, crop yield boost in US farmland study

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2024-03-01 22:38
Crushed silicate rock can sequester as much as four tonnes of CO2 per hectare per year and improve crop yields, according to a four-year field trial on US agricultural lands.
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Deep sea mining has ‘poor’ market prospects, report warns

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2024-03-01 22:37
Investors should think twice before backing the deep sea mining (DSM) industry due to high financial risks related to technological challenges and poor market opportunities, a newly released report has found.
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Euro Markets: Midday Update

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2024-03-01 22:32
European carbon prices bounced off a key support level on Friday morning with short-positioned traders seen covering positions ahead of the weekend, as the market appeared set to post the first weekly gain of 2024.
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Global steelmaker developing voluntary carbon offset strategy

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2024-03-01 21:33
One of the world's largest steelmakers is developing a strategy to offset its residual emissions through the use of voluntary carbon credits.
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PREVIEW: Transport carbon accounting rules set for key EU vote

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2024-03-01 21:10
Lawmakers in the European Parliament are voting on Monday a proposal to harmonise the way carbon emissions from transport are counted across the EU, with debates focusing on the choice of methodology and whether to include emissions from international freight.
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Global energy-related CO2 emissions up, but lower than expected -IEA

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2024-03-01 21:04
The world’s energy-related CO2 emissions rose 1.1%, or 400 million tonnes, to hit new highs in 2023, but would have been even higher were it not for rapid uptake of cleaner energy, whose installation rose 75% over 2022 alone to 540 gigawatts, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Friday.
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Texas farmers claim company sold them PFAS-contaminated sludge that killed livestock

The Guardian - Fri, 2024-03-01 21:00

Two ranches also allege biosolids with ‘forever chemicals’ ruined crops, polluted drinking water and left their properties worthless

A Texas county has launched a first-of-its-kind criminal investigation into waste management giant Synagro over PFAS-contaminated sewage sludge it is selling to Texas farmers as a cheap alternative to fertilizer.

Two small Texas ranches at the center of that case have also filed a federal lawsuit against Synagro, alleging the company knew its sludge was contaminated but still sold it. Sludge spread on a nearby field sickened the farmers, killed livestock, polluted drinking water, contaminated beef later sold to the public and left their properties worthless, the complaint alleges.

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Verra consults on voluntary carbon capture and storage crediting methodology

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2024-03-01 20:21
Voluntary carbon market standard Verra has opened a public consultation on draft tools and modules intended for use under its methodology for carbon capture and storage (CCS), it announced Friday.
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International Big Cat Alliance set for launch after India cabinet approval

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2024-03-01 19:39
India's cabinet this week approved the establishment of the International Big Cat Alliance (IBCA), first announced in 2023.
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CN Markets: CEAs climb to four-month high amid healthier liquidity, loftier expectations

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2024-03-01 19:25
The spot price in China’s national emissions trading scheme (ETS) pushed above the $80 yuan ($11.11) mark over the past week on a healthier trading volume, as the outlook appears brighter for the future expansion of the carbon market.
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The week in wildlife – in pictures: hugging bear cubs, quarrelling birds and London goslings

The Guardian - Fri, 2024-03-01 18:00

The best of this week’s wildlife photographs from around the world

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