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Australia’s “largest” wind farm wins planning approval for Victoria

RenewEconomy - Mon, 2019-01-14 10:47

WestWind Energy's plans to build an 800MW wind farm in Victoria – potentially the largest in the Southern Hemisphere – win state government planning approval.

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Government promises 'bold new goal' to tackle dirty air

BBC - Mon, 2019-01-14 10:34
Ministers hail the UK's "world leading" pollution plan, but green groups call it a missed opportunity.
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Greg French: reflections from the natural world

ABC Environment - Mon, 2019-01-14 08:25
What can spending time in nature in search of wild trout teach us about ourselves, our mates and our relationship with the environment?
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US shutdown has heavy impact on country's national parks

ABC Environment - Mon, 2019-01-14 07:36
Conservation groups say garbage has been left uncollected and natural resources have been damaged by unsupervised tourists.
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What happens after you take injured wildlife to the vet?

The Conversation - Mon, 2019-01-14 05:13
Vets treat largely treat injured wildlife for free, whenever they have time. Bronwyn Orr, Veterinarian and PhD candidate, University of Sydney Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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James Watson: Scientist loses titles after claims over race

BBC - Mon, 2019-01-14 01:28
Nobel Prize-winning scientist James Watson has repeated remarks about race and intelligence.
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Guardian switches to potato starch wrapping

BBC - Mon, 2019-01-14 01:17
Readers, who pressed for the change, can compost or put the new packaging in their food waste bin.
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The 'no-buy' movement: could you give up buying clothes and beauty products?

The Guardian - Sun, 2019-01-13 23:00

With the fashion industry’s environmental impact under scrutiny, there’s a move to eschew new stuff and wear what you already own

Splashed out in the sales? Cashed in your Christmas gift cards? The average Briton spends more than £1,000 on new clothes and shoes each year, according to the statistics agency Eurostat – and many are shelling out much, much more. But with a focus now on the environmental impact of the fashion industry, some of the bloggers, vloggers and influencers who cut their teeth sharing details of an endless array of new clothes and products, are changing tack – enter the “no-buy” movement.

The idea is simple: instead of buying new clothes or beauty products, you make a commitment to use the things you already own. Some people, such as the beauty blogger Hannah Louise Poston, sign up to a “no-buy year” – and document their progress in much the same way that they once tracked their purchases. Others pledge not to buy for a few weeks or months or opt for “low-buy” options with a strict spending cap. A subreddit thread named MakeupRehab, offering tips and support for those undertaking not to buy new products, now has more than 50,000 subscribers.

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Sustainable debt market sees record activity in 2018

RenewEconomy - Sun, 2019-01-13 18:27

The sustainable finance market surged in 2018, with a record $247 billion worth of sustainability-themed debt instruments raised during the year, according to research company BloombergNEF (BNEF).

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New Energy Efficiency Scheme to address climate change and reduce energy bills

RenewEconomy - Sun, 2019-01-13 18:19

The ACT’s highly successful Energy Efficiency Improvement Scheme will be expanded to include several new programs and will be extended to 2030, Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury announced today.

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The Long Now: what will life be like in 10,000 years?

ABC Environment - Sun, 2019-01-13 12:05
If a clock ticks for 10,000 years will anybody be there to hear it? Long term thinking...come on...let's do this.
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The women fighting fast fashion waste

BBC - Sun, 2019-01-13 10:02
Claire and Emily run a hub that empowers people to turn their old clothes into new ones.
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Mathematician Sir Michael Atiyah dies aged 89

BBC - Sat, 2019-01-12 22:38
The former Cambridge professor had received the highest honour in his subject - a Fields Medal.
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Spektr-R: Russia's only space telescope 'not responding'

BBC - Sat, 2019-01-12 22:17
Spektr-R has stopped receiving commands from Earth, Russian astrophysicists say.
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Shutdown halts key services – but Trump administration expands oil drilling

The Guardian - Sat, 2019-01-12 21:00

Interior department continues processing permits and moves forward with controversial plan to increase drilling in the Arctic

Three weeks into the longest US government shutdown in history, many important government services have been paused – but the Trump administration has continued efforts to expand oil drilling.

Despite the shutdown directive, which has seen national park staff furloughed and the parks suffering from neglect, the interior department has continued processing oil drilling permits and applications. It has also moved forward with a controversial plan to increase drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A).

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CP Daily: Friday January 11, 2019

Carbon Pulse - Sat, 2019-01-12 12:13
A daily summary of our news plus bite-sized updates from around the world.
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When Jamie fell in love with the mountains

ABC Environment - Sat, 2019-01-12 12:05
Distinguished Professor Jamie Kirkpatrick has been crawling across lawns for more than 70 years, it's just that this one is on the top of a mountain and is full of plants from the cretaceous.[Repeat]
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RGGI supply to be slashed by 98 mln allowances under 11-state market -analysis

Carbon Pulse - Sat, 2019-01-12 10:59
The northeast US RGGI market could see allowance supply slashed by 98 million tonnes over the course of post-2020 programme if it expands to include New Jersey and Virginia, according to new analysis commissioned by the former.
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LCFS Market: California volume transacted jumped 50% in 2018

Carbon Pulse - Sat, 2019-01-12 08:10
The amount of California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credits transferred increased by 50% last year, as December set new records for average prices and total volume transacted, according to state data.
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Historian Grace Karskens

ABC Environment - Sat, 2019-01-12 06:45
Historian Grace Karskens on reconnecting the early history of the Hawkesbury-Nepean River with the landscape.
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