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Climate Policy Intern, Institute for European Environmental Policy – Brussels

Carbon Pulse - Sat, 2019-03-16 06:21
IEEP has a vacancy for a climate policy intern. The successful internship applicant will support the Climate & Governance Team in contributing to the organisation of a conference for a client on the subject of climate justice in conjunction with the UN Climate Action Summit in September 2019, as well as the dissemination of its results.
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EU Market: EUAs dip for a 2.2% weekly loss as Brexit uncertainty continues

Carbon Pulse - Sat, 2019-03-16 05:20
European carbon prices eased back on Friday in relatively calm trade that remains stifled by uncertainty over how and when Britain might leave the EU carbon market.
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A Big Country

ABC Environment - Sat, 2019-03-16 05:20
Wattle seeds highly sought after by chefs; volunteers clean up Abrolhos islands; award-winning tea growers offer tips on the perfect brew; beekeeper heads into the bush for fresh local honey.
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Germany, Italy help EU reach ‘two-thirds complete’ mark in 2019 free EUA allocations

Carbon Pulse - Sat, 2019-03-16 04:53
EU member states have handed out a further 57 million free carbon allowances over the past fortnight, with Germany and Italy accounting for the bulk of that.
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Students around the world go on climate strike – video

The Guardian - Sat, 2019-03-16 04:45

School and university students in more than 100 countries have gone on strike to demand that politicians take urgent action on climate change. The coordinated protests were organised on social media under the 'Fridays For Future' banner and inspired by the 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who is in her 30th week of striking on Fridays.

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Off Track presents Queer Out Here

ABC Environment - Sat, 2019-03-16 04:30
A crowd sourced audio zine that celebrates the world outside walls from the perspective of LGBQTIA+ people from all over the world.
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US accused of blocking ambitious global action against plastic pollution

The Guardian - Sat, 2019-03-16 04:29

Commitments agreed at UN conference in Kenya do not go far enough, say green groups

Environmental groups involved in talks at a United Nations conference in Kenya have accused the US of blocking an ambitious global response to plastic pollution.

Representatives of countries at the UN environment conference in Nairobi this week agreed to significantly reduce single-use plastics over the next decade but the voluntary pledges fell far short of what was required, according to green groups.

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Wildlife campaigners take legal action against 'pest' bird killings

The Guardian - Sat, 2019-03-16 03:30

Chris Packham among those challenging Natural England over licence to slaughter certain wild birds

The killing of thousands of “pest” birds each year including crows, rooks, jackdaws, magpies and woodpigeons is to be challenged in court by wildlife campaigners including Chris Packham.

Wild Justice, a group newly created by Packham and fellow conservationists Mark Avery and Ruth Tingay, is launching legal action against Natural England, the government’s conservation watchdog, for issuing a general licence that allows the unlimited slaughter of certain wild birds all year round.

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'There is no planet B': best placards from the global climate strike

The Guardian - Sat, 2019-03-16 03:29

Young people, inspired by Greta Thunberg, have stepped out of lessons to press politicians to act on climate change

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ENI becomes second oil major to include REDD in climate commitments

Carbon Pulse - Sat, 2019-03-16 03:07
Italian oil major ENI will invest in forest protection as part of a voluntary pledge to achieve net zero upstream emissions by 2030, it said on Friday, but the firm’s plans to grow fossil fuel output mean its full carbon footprint is still likely to rise.
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Week in wildlife – in pictures

The Guardian - Sat, 2019-03-16 02:19

A starry dwarf frog, blooming poppy fields and a black-winged kite

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RGGI auction surprises traders with yet another above-market result

Carbon Pulse - Sat, 2019-03-16 01:53
The northeast US RGGI cap-and-trade programme’s first auction of 2019 cleared above the secondary market price, results showed Friday, falling well outside of market participants’ expectations prior to the sale.
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Peter Rutter obituary

The Guardian - Sat, 2019-03-16 00:16

Peter Rutter’s greatest gift was a profound faith in the goodness of life, which led him to trust others as he expected to be trusted. I knew Peter, who has died aged 95, as a friend and as a Friend (a Quaker) for 25 years and never heard him disparage anyone.

The son of Hester and Farley Rutter, Peter was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, to a lineage of Quaker lawyers, and was to become a partner in the family firm, Rutter & Rutter where his father was also employed. But at 18 his legal studies were interrupted by the second world war.

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CN Markets: Pilot market data for week ending Mar. 15, 2019

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2019-03-15 22:58
Closing prices, ranges and volumes for China's regional pilot carbon markets this week.
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UK's air-breathing rocket engine set for key tests

BBC - Fri, 2019-03-15 22:54
Important tests lie ahead for the engine concept that could take a plane from London to Sydney in about four hours.
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The Guardian’s 11-minute climate strike: why we’re devoting our front page to climate change

The Guardian - Fri, 2019-03-15 21:47

As thousands of US students join a global strike to demand action on climate change, Guardian US will show its support for the students by devoting our entire site to climate coverage for 11 minutes at 11am

Over the next few hours, American students from all 50 states will take part in what could be one of the largest environment protests in history: a global school strike to demand that adults take action on climate change.

In addition to a major rally at the US capitol and more than 70 events around the country, the actions will include an 11-minute school walkout at 11am ET to draw attention to a recent UN report warning that we have just 11 years to avoid a climate change catastrophe.

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Australia broadens method to generate offsets from animal manure

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2019-03-15 20:42
Australia on Friday released a new draft method to broaden and simplify generation of carbon offsets from animal effluent.
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Global warming: Children's climate strike spreads worldwide

BBC - Fri, 2019-03-15 20:24
Thousands of children protest in cities across Asia and Europe against climate change.
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Australia loosens CO2 caps for coal mining companies

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2019-03-15 20:17
Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator has raised CO2 emission caps for three coal mining companies, data released this week showed, including a 64% increase for Anglo Coal’s Moranbah North mine.
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Climate strike: What is a climate emergency?

BBC - Fri, 2019-03-15 20:04
Bath is the latest council to declare one, as students protest about the planet.
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