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Call for UK agency to regulate harmful chemicals

BBC - Wed, 2024-06-05 19:12
The Royal Society of Chemistry says the current regulation of chemicals is 'not fit for purpose'.
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Call for UK agency to regulate harmful chemicals

BBC - Wed, 2024-06-05 19:12
The Royal Society of Chemistry says the current regulation of chemicals is 'not fit for purpose'.
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Japanese partnership eyes renewable energy carbon credit push

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2024-06-05 17:00
Two Japanese companies announced Wednesday they had joined in an alliance that will seek to generate carbon credits from renewable energy projects, including potentially under the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM).
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Thailand to impose carbon tax by 2025, official says

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2024-06-05 16:46
The government of Thailand is planning to impose a carbon tax on the nation by 2025, the country’s Excise Department has told local media. 
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Report finds Australia well placed to drive the decarbonising of Asia-Pacific steel

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2024-06-05 16:16
Australia could be a key intermediary in decarbonising the Asia Pacific’s iron and steelmaking processes, according to a BloombergNEF report released Wednesday, saying it would be more economically feasible compared to other methods being explored by itself and its trade partners.
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Santos just copped a large fine. What did the oil and gas company do?

The Conversation - Wed, 2024-06-05 16:13
Oil and gas company Santos has been fined millions for breaches of record-keeping. Here’s why Samantha Hepburn, Professor, Deakin Law School, Deakin University Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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Stride of New Zealand: ancient ‘walking tree’ wins tree of the year

The Guardian - Wed, 2024-06-05 15:22

Named due to its resemblance to JRR Tolkien’s sentient tree-like Ents, the 32m tall rātā was the clear winner in the annual poll

A lone rātā that appears to be striding across the landscape has taken gold in New Zealand’s tree of the year competition.

The New Zealand Arboricultural Association – which runs the competition to celebrate New Zealand’s trees – said the “extraordinary” northern rātā had earned the name “The Walking Tree” because of its resemblance to one of JRR Tolkien’s sentient tree-like Ents.

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Canada extends conservation certificate pilot scheme

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2024-06-05 14:38
Canada has announced it will extend to 2026 its Conservation Exchange Pilot programme, which allows companies to earn government-issued certificates for verified achievements in conservation projects they fund.
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WCI Markets: CCAs plunge to near March lows in four-day aggressive sell-off

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2024-06-05 13:59
California Carbon Allowance (CCA) prices in the secondary market stumbled for the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday while recording large daily ICE volumes, with heightened options activity exacerbating the technical sell-off, market participants said.
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PCX releases updated plastic credit standard, mandates third-party verification

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2024-06-05 12:00
Philippines-headquartered credit standard PCX Solutions has released an updated version of its plastic credit programme, formally mandating third-party verification and ruling out landfill activities of eligible projects.
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PREVIEW: Traders largely expect Q2 Washington carbon permit auction to clear near floor

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2024-06-05 11:21
Traders anticipate Washington’s upcoming second quarter current vintage auction to clear near the scheme's floor and well below front-month futures prices, expecting the sale to sell all permits despite the looming possibility of the carbon market’s repeal.
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Bad weather, hills and the dark deter cyclists, particularly women. So what can we do about it?

The Conversation - Wed, 2024-06-05 11:15
Male cyclists greatly outnumber female cyclists in Australia. New research points to ways to close the gap. Richard Bean, Research Fellow, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, The University of Queensland Dorina Pojani, Associate Professor in Urban Planning, The University of Queensland Jonathan Corcoran, Professor, School of the Environment, The University of Queensland Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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Pollination launches A$150-mln Australian-focused climate and nature fund

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2024-06-05 10:35
Investment and advisory firm Pollination has launched a venture capital fund it says will drive new investment into Australian climate and nature technology and solutions.
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