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A renewable energy transition that doesn’t harm nature? It’s not just possible, it’s essential

The Conversation - Fri, 2024-06-07 12:41
Rapidly reaching net-zero is vital to avoiding the worst ravages of climate change. But doing so in a way that damages nature is self-defeating. Brendan Wintle, Professor in Conservation Science, School of Ecosystem and Forest Science, The University of Melbourne Andrew Rogers, Biodiversity lead analyst, School of Agriculture, Food and Ecosystem Sciences, The University of Melbourne James Watson, Professor in Conservation Science, School of the Environment, The University of Queensland Michelle Ward, Postdoctoral research fellow, The University of Queensland Sarah Bekessy, Professor in Sustainability and Urban Planning, Leader, Interdisciplinary Conservation Science Research Group (ICON Science), RMIT University Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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EU’s top court exempts hazardous waste incinerators from ETS

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2024-06-07 12:36
The European Court of Justice on Wednesday ruled that incinerators used for hazardous waste do not need to be included in the EU's Emissions Trading System if they are part of larger installations covered by the scheme, provided they only marginally incinerate other types of waste.
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WCI Markets: CCAs find support, reversing five-day plunge close to March lows

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2024-06-07 11:52
California Carbon Allowance (CCA) prices in the secondary market reversed course late Thursday after a week of sliding toward March lows on high ICE futures and options volume exacerbating the technical sell-off, market participants said, while Washington Carbon Allowances (WCA) declined heading into the second quarterly permit sale.
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US DOE and NOAA join forces to advance marine CO2 removal efforts

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2024-06-07 10:02
The US Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will jointly pursue marine CO2 removal (mCDR) research and development, the agencies announced Thursday.
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Why scientists are studying whales with a crossbow

BBC - Fri, 2024-06-07 10:01
Researchers use the device to take remote biopsies from wild humpback whales to monitor their health.
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Top UK ports see boost after EU ETS expansion to shipping

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2024-06-07 08:35
Three of the busiest ports in the UK, a strategic stopover for EU-bound ships to cut down on ETS liability, saw more units and tonnage in Q1 2024 relative to the same period in 2023 as the EU ETS extends to shipping, according to British government figures published Thursday.
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Carbon removal company secures lease for DAC manufacturing facility in Arizona

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2024-06-07 07:41
A US-based direct air capture (DAC) firm on Thursday announced that it has signed a lease for its first manufacturing site in Arizona to construct modules with a cumulative removal capacity of 2 million tonnes CO2 annually.
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Communities will be given right to turn eyesores into parks, says Labour

The Guardian - Fri, 2024-06-07 07:30

Exclusive: Party wants to appeal to voters’ patriotism by improving access to nature and green spaces

Local communities would be given the right to buy up derelict eyesores and turn them into parks under a Labour government, while walkers and swimmers would gain access to hundreds of miles of river pathways, the party has pledged.

Labour will make a direct appeal to voters’ patriotism, presenting the restoration of nature as a matter of national identity and status.

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British Columbia details stakeholder concerns with CCS offset protocol

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2024-06-07 07:12
The environmental ministry of British Columbia (BC) has released stakeholder feedback on its draft carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) offset protocol that detailed concerns around monitoring periods and leak detection, project eligibility, crediting and stabilisation periods, quantification and verification, and additionality.
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Victoria is raising minimum rental standards – it’s good news for tenants and the environment

The Conversation - Fri, 2024-06-07 06:11
Victoria is leading the way in ensuring poor-quality rental housing is upgraded to be safe, comfortable and energy-efficient. Trivess Moore, Associate Professor, School of Property, Construction and Project Management, RMIT University Emma Baker, Professor of Housing Research, University of Adelaide Lyrian Daniel, Associate Professor in Architecture, University of South Australia Nicola Willand, Senior Lecturer, School of Property, Construction and Project Management, RMIT University Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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Xpansiv quickly adds CCP label to credits tagged with high integrity stamp

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2024-06-07 03:43
Xpansiv has moved quickly out of the blocks to ensure credits are labelled with the ICVCM’s high integrity CCP label after the stakeholder initiative approved eligibility of seven methodologies on Thursday.
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Musk's Starship rocket makes breakthrough ocean landing

BBC - Fri, 2024-06-07 01:14
The SpaceX rocket descended broadly intact all the way to the sea surface for the first time.
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Countryside access curbs in England ‘cost six times’ Scotland’s right to roam

The Guardian - Fri, 2024-06-07 01:00

Exclusive: Data shows implementing policy that closes 92% of English countryside cost £69m over five years

England’s model for countryside access cost six times more to implement than Scotland’s right to roam policy, new figures reveal.

In England, only 8% of the countryside is open for walking, picnicking and other outdoor activities. This includes footpaths, the coastal path, mountains, moors, heaths and downs. In Scotland, all of the countryside is open for access as long as guidelines are followed such as leaving no trace and not harming farmland.

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20 years of clarity needed in “confusing” UK nature markets, rewilding group says

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2024-06-07 00:41
More clarity from the government is needed on UK compliance and voluntary nature markets over the next 15 to 20 years, to provide sufficient incentives to ensure large-scale restoration while minimising confusion, non-profit Rewilding Britain said in a report published on Wednesday.
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LNG expansion plans threaten biodiversity-rich regions, study says

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2024-06-07 00:00
The planned expansion of liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure worldwide is slated to put coastal and marine ecosystems under increasing pressure, according to a study released Thursday, calling on governments and international organisations to ensure biodiversity-rich regions are effectively protected.
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More than half of EU climate finance in 2022 came in the form of loan-like instruments -NGO

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2024-06-06 23:45
More than half of all climate finance from the EU and its member states in 2022 came through non-grant instruments, most of which were loans, although the overall amount of climate finance increased, according to research published on Thursday.
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INTERVIEW: Europe set to miss first-mover advantage in solar perovskite revolution

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2024-06-06 23:23
Europe could lose first-mover advantage in the game-changing production of perovskite solar panels, that is set to transform the renewable energy market, because of the allure of incentives in the US Inflation Reduction Act, a leading UK-based manufacturer told Carbon Pulse this week.
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