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Soggy Ben Nevis can be remarkably dry

BBC - Tue, 2019-03-19 02:18
Old weather data reveals how the UK's highest mountain can experience periods of near-zero humidity.
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Brussels flags timeline for 2018 ETS data releases

Carbon Pulse - Tue, 2019-03-19 02:05
The European Commission will release preliminary raw data on 2018 EU ETS emissions on Apr. 1, it said on Monday, figures that are expected to show a resumption of the market’s declining trend.
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Flood warnings issued for England after heavy rain

The Guardian - Mon, 2019-03-18 21:47

Environment Agency says flooding expected early this week for rivers Dee and Severn

Flood warnings remain in place across parts of England after torrential rain over the weekend.

There were 20 flood warnings, meaning flooding is expected, and 28 flood alerts, meaning flooding is possible, in force on Monday morning, mostly in Yorkshire and the Midlands. None of the warnings are in the most severe category.

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Dead Philippines whale had 40kg of plastic in stomach

BBC - Mon, 2019-03-18 17:56
The whale that washed up in the Philippines had ingested 16 rice sacks and "multiple" shopping bags.
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UK space internet firm OneWeb ready for lift-off

BBC - Mon, 2019-03-18 17:13
OneWeb secures new funding enabling it to speed up plans for a global high-speed broadband network.
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US and Saudi Arabia blocking regulation of geoengineering, sources say

The Guardian - Mon, 2019-03-18 16:00

Delegates at UN environment assembly say the oil producers are protecting their industries

The United States and Saudi Arabia have hamstrung global efforts to scrutinise climate geoengineering in order to benefit their fossil fuel industries, according to multiple sources at the United Nations environment assembly, taking place this week in Nairobi.

The world’s two biggest oil producers reportedly led opposition against plans to examine the risks of climate-manipulating technology such as sucking carbon out of the air, reflective mirrors in space, seeding the oceans and injecting particulates into the atmosphere.

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Why you shouldn’t bury your pet in the backyard

The Conversation - Mon, 2019-03-18 15:52
Backyard burial for your beloved animals raises some surprising problems. Rachel Allavena, Associate Professor, The University of Queensland Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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Senec to provide home batteries for W.A. solar + storage microgrid – Australia’s largest

RenewEconomy - Mon, 2019-03-18 15:44

German-based Senec chosen to supply home battery systems for Horizon Power’s solar and storage microgrid in coastal Pilbara town of Onslow.

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Model Y – First impressions of Tesla’s electric SUV

RenewEconomy - Mon, 2019-03-18 15:40

Three days after the official launch of Tesla's Model Y compact electric SUV, verdicts are now being delivered.

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Dead whale washed up in Philippines had 40kg of plastic bags in its stomach

The Guardian - Mon, 2019-03-18 15:27

Marine biologists horrified to find 16 rice sacks and multiple shopping bags inside curvier beaked whale

A young whale that washed up in the Philippines died from “gastric shock” after ingesting 40kg of plastic bags.

Marine biologists and volunteers from the D’Bone Collector Museum in Davao City, in the Philippine island of Mindanao, were shocked to discover the brutal cause of death for the young curvier beaked whale, which washed ashore on Saturday.

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US detects huge meteor explosion

BBC - Mon, 2019-03-18 15:07
The fireball is the second most powerful in 30 years and the biggest since one over Chelyabinsk in 2013.
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Oil giant Shell to take on Australian power utilities within a decade

RenewEconomy - Mon, 2019-03-18 14:04

Shell to take on Australian energy utilities within decade, trading power and servicing homes and businesses who will be "totally electric" for their power, heating and transport needs.

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Solar powered election race hots up, as new round of PV policies unveiled

RenewEconomy - Mon, 2019-03-18 14:02

A new round of solar powered election promises are being unveiled around the country, with just five working days until the NSW election, and a matter of weeks until the federal poll.

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Frydenberg challenger Oliver Yates unveils “bold” rooftop solar plan

RenewEconomy - Mon, 2019-03-18 14:00

Oliver YatesOliver Yates to encourage councils to use Environmental Upgrade Agreements to encourage more people to use solar and storage.

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Wind and solar farms to forecast their own output, in ARENA-backed pilot

RenewEconomy - Mon, 2019-03-18 13:57

ARENA funds AEMO-backed pilot to test potential for wind and solar farms to provide their own forecasts of generation output, and boost accuracy of market operations.

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Risen Energy commemorates the start of construction of the Merredin Solar Farm

RenewEconomy - Mon, 2019-03-18 13:23

\To commemorate the start of construction of the 132 MWdc Merredin Solar Farm, Risen Energy conducted a Ground Breaking Ceremony with Honourable Mia Davies, MLA, Member for Central Wheatbelt, Cr Ken Hooper, President, Shire of Merredin and Eric Lee, General Manager Risen Energy on Friday March 15.

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AECOM appointed to huge solar plus battery storage project in South Australia

RenewEconomy - Mon, 2019-03-18 13:13

AECOM appointed to one of world’s largest renewable energy construction projects, the Solar River Project in South Australia.

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Epuron sells 1000MW Liverpool range wind farm to Tilt renewables

RenewEconomy - Mon, 2019-03-18 12:38

Epuron is pleased to announce it has today completed the sale of the Liverpool Range Wind Farm project to Tilt Renewables Limited.

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ENGIE takes a controlling share of tiko

RenewEconomy - Mon, 2019-03-18 12:35

ENGIE invests in tiko, a pioneer in the development of intelligent energy management systems for the residential market

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World’s first Kyoto complaint soil carbon credits issued and sold on the same day

RenewEconomy - Mon, 2019-03-18 12:30

In an Australian and World First, Soil Carbon Credits under the ERF Soil Carbon Method to reward Farmers for increase in Soil Carbon have been issued. In the same day, another world took place.

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