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Super bloom: can this tiny California town avoid another 'flowergeddon'?

The Guardian - Fri, 2019-03-15 20:00

The last time Anza-Borrego park experienced a bloom about 200,000 visitors flocked to see the bonanza of spring flowers

It’s lunchtime at Kesling’s Kitchen in Borrego Springs, and the line is out the door and down the block. It takes about 20 minutes to get inside to order food. The rush isn’t surprising: Borrego Springs is a small town that swells in size when people flock to see wildflowers around Anza-Borrego, California’s largest state park.

Plentiful winter rain and precise conditions have led to a bonanza of spring wildflowers this season. And while that can be a great thing, it also raised fears that Borrego Springs could once again face what locals have dubbed “flowergeddon”, an apocalyptic situation caused by booming visitation.

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The Age of Stupid revisited: what's changed on climate change? – video

The Guardian - Fri, 2019-03-15 17:57

Ten years after climate movie The Age of Stupid had its green-carpet, solar-powered premiere, we follow its director as she revisits people and places from the film and asks: are we still heading for the catastrophic future it depicted?

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Guinea flowers are fierce and golden

The Conversation - Fri, 2019-03-15 15:34
The guinea flower grows right across Australia. Betsy Jackes, Adjunct professor, James Cook University Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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Musk unveils Tesla’s cut price electric SUV, Tesla Model Y

RenewEconomy - Fri, 2019-03-15 15:07

Tesla unveils design, price, range and delivery dates for its "cut price" electric SUV, the Model Y.

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Minister gives clearest indication yet that NZ govt wants agriculture in ETS

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2019-03-15 14:50
New Zealand Finance Minister Grant Robertson on Friday said the government will bring the nation’s biggest-emitting sector into its emissions trading scheme.
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Musk closes missing link in Tesla’s S3XY EV range, as world heads to sustainable future

RenewEconomy - Fri, 2019-03-15 14:34

Musk unveils Tesla's "missing car" – the Model Y of his S3XY range, an all-electric SUV that will be priced as low as $US39,000 ($A55,000).

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Wave power pioneer Carnegie Clean Energy enters administration

RenewEconomy - Fri, 2019-03-15 14:29

Embattled renewables developer appoints KordaMentha Restructuring to oversee voluntary administration of its business and fully owned subsidiary, Energy Made Clean.

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Adani, shock jocks take pitchfork to climate strike students

RenewEconomy - Fri, 2019-03-15 13:46

Forget the WA EPA, Australia’s fossil fuel industry and its supporting media and politicians have a much bigger problem on their hands: striking school kids.

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Most recreational fishers in Australia support marine sanctuaries

The Conversation - Fri, 2019-03-15 13:15
The overwhelming majority of recreational fishers support no-fishing marine sanctuaries. Matt Navarro, Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Western Australia Marit E. Kragt, Senior Lecture in Agricultural and Resource Economics Tim Langlois, Research Fellow, University of Western Australia Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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Solar Insiders Podcast: The solarisation of South Australia’s grid

RenewEconomy - Fri, 2019-03-15 12:23

solar south australiaThe solarisation of South Australia’s grid, and hunting down solar cowboys in Victoria.

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Know your NEM: Wholesale prices will be higher for longer

RenewEconomy - Fri, 2019-03-15 12:07

There's a bunch of reasons why wholesale electricity prices are higher than expected. But the numb-nuts should know this: coal is no longer cheap.

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EPA capitulates on new emissions guidelines in wake of fossil fury

RenewEconomy - Fri, 2019-03-15 11:42

Western Australia EPA withdraws guidelines requiring resources projects to offset their greenhouse gas emissions, 7 days after proposing them. Fossil fuel lobby 1, Climate 0.

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Climate change: What are your questions?

BBC - Fri, 2019-03-15 11:06
We want to hear which questions you want answered on climate change.
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Wandering males transformed Spain's DNA

BBC - Fri, 2019-03-15 10:45
An ancient mass migration transformed the genetic make-up of people in Iberia, a new DNA study reveals.
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Oakey solar farm begins production, second new plant in a week in Queensland

RenewEconomy - Fri, 2019-03-15 10:31

Oakey becomes second new solar farm to join Queensland grid in past week, and last of the 12 ARENA-sponsored projects in its large scale solar round.

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Climate change: How people around the world are directly affected

BBC - Fri, 2019-03-15 10:25
Young people around the world spoke to the BBC about how they are directly affected by climate change.
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Climate strikes: students around the world walk out to demand change - live

The Guardian - Fri, 2019-03-15 09:47

Young people around the world, inspired by Greta Thunberg, rally to press politicians to act on climate change - follow live updates

11.47pm GMT

Footage from Coffs Harbour:

... and they just keep on coming #CoffsHarbour #ClimateStrike pic.twitter.com/tJlycxjMyx

Some golden signs here at the #schoolstrike4climate #wellington pic.twitter.com/KGrUGpWIml

11.45pm GMT

On Thursday, federal Labor leader, Bill Shorten, also told students to protest on the weekend rather than a school day. But the NSW Labor leader, Michael Daley, who is gearing up for the state election on March 23, told students he supported them on Wednesday.

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CP Daily: Thursday March 14, 2019

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2019-03-15 09:37
A daily summary of our news plus bite-sized updates from around the world.
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Western Australia EPA withdraws carbon offset recommendations

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2019-03-15 09:27
The Environmental Protection Authority in western Australia has withdrawn recommendations that new big-emitting projects in the state should offset their carbon emissions.
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Finance and Operations Manager, UK Committee on Climate Change – London

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2019-03-15 09:07
The Committee requires a Grade 7 Finance & Operations Lead to manage the finance, corporate governance and HR functions. Whilst working at a senior level the role requires a ‘hands on’ approach with the ability to take on all tasks which fall within this broad remit.
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