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Carlos Choc had to go on the run after seeing the violent repression of a protest at the Fenix mine
It was when police arrested his colleague in October 2017 that Carlos Choc realised it was becoming too dangerous for him to keep reporting.
From the town of El Estor, and a member of the Maya Q’eqchi’ community, Choc, 36, has made his living documenting the lives of indigenous citizens.Continue reading...
Swiss-based Solway group that runs Fenix nickel mine paid 1% on revenues from unrefined ore
Guatemala’s largest nickel mine paid just £1.4m in compulsory royalty taxes during its first four years of production, according to its latest filings.
The opencast Fenix mine belongs to the Bronstein family and is run by their Swiss-based Solway group. Solway benefits from Guatemala’s low nickel royalty rate, which is calculated at just 1% of all the revenues made from selling the unrefined ore it digs out of the ground. Recent proposals to increase rates to 15% were not implemented.Continue reading...
The Natural History Museum of Vienna is premiering MELTDOWN – A Visualization of Climate Change, an exhibition created by the climate crisis charity Project Pressure, which uses art to inspire action and behavioural change. The artworks in Meltdown relate to vanishing glaciers. Unlike wildfires, flooding and other weather events, glacier mass losses even out variations and can be attributed to global heating. To incite action, Project Pressure has created a carbon footprint calculator in collaboration with ClimateHero to learn how carbon-intense the users’ lifestyle is.Continue reading...
Victoria outlines plan for rooftop solar and battery storage scheme, while the regulator cracks down on dodgy trading in certificates.
The post Solar Insiders Podcast: Victoria’s big solar and storage plan appeared first on RenewEconomy.
Chinese electric vehicle giant BYD will offer two models of all-electric trucks to the Australian market through leasing arrangements signed with Macquarie Group.
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United States experiences best first quarter ever for new solar installations over first three months of 2019, installing a record 2.7GW of new capacity.
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Report led by CSIRO and backed by NAB says 100 per cent renewables in Australia is inevitable, and will likely slash bills by more than half under an ambitious policy.
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Research suggests support for urgent measures to tackle crisis is becoming mainstream
Nearly 70% of British people want urgent political action to tackle climate change and protect the natural environment, according to research by a coalition of green charities.
Theresa May, in one of her last acts as prime minister, has enshrined in law a commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, making Britain the first large economy to do so.Continue reading...
New projections from BNEF show that significant cost cuts to wind, solar, and battery storage, will help push the share of renewables in the global grid to nearly 50% by 2050.
The post Solar, wind and batteries to deliver 50% of global power by 2050 appeared first on RenewEconomy.
AGL has completed construction of a 2.12MW solar plant in Whyalla that will help lower cost for a Santos oil and gas processing facility.
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Oil firms are said to have known for decades of the link between burning fossil fuels and climate breakdown. Author Bill McKibben describes how industry lobbying created a 30-year barrier to tackling the crisis. Plus: John Stewart on his campaign to stop the third runway at Heathrow
Before 1988, climate change was a subject confined to the realm of academic journals. That all changed when the scientist James Hansen told Congress that global heating was caused by the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere as a result of the burning of fossil fuels.
That moment caught the imagination of the journalist Bill McKibben, who has written and campaigned on climate breakdown ever since. And it has been reported that fossil fuel companies, such as ExxonMobil, were making links between the burning of oil and rising sea levels as early as the 1970s. But instead of making their findings public, the industry colluded to cast doubt over the science.Continue reading...
Francis Gurahoo planned to sell the birds for $3,000 each for use in singing competitions, officials say
A 39-year-old man has been caught allegedly trying to smuggle nearly three dozen live finches through John F Kennedy Airport in New York in order to sell them for singing competitions.
Francis Gurahoo was arrested on Sunday after arriving on a flight from Georgetown, Guyana. Prosecutors said customs officials found 34 live birds in his carry-on luggage hidden inside individual plastic hair curlers.Continue reading...
Morrison adds coal lobbyist who provided infamous lump of coal to his advisory team, cementing the links between the government and the Minerals Council.
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