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Victoria school trials solar electric car charger

RenewEconomy - Tue, 2019-06-18 09:44

Victorian college installs solar powered electric vehicle charger with view to go off grid and power staff and parents' cars.

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First lot of Tesla Model 3 EVs spotted arriving in UK

RenewEconomy - Tue, 2019-06-18 09:34

The Driven The first batch of all-electric Tesla Model 3 sedans have been spotted on car transport trucks in the UK, as the best-selling electric car arrives in its first right-hand drive market. A number of bright red models of the long-awaited “mass-market” electric car were seen being transported towards London on the M20 on...

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Dogs' eyes evolve to appeal to humans

BBC - Tue, 2019-06-18 09:34
Scientists have found a muscle that allows dogs to make 'puppy eyes' and bond with humans.
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Ministers 'reject' report's fast fashion advice

BBC - Tue, 2019-06-18 09:32
Ministers say "no" to MPs' plans cut waste and emissions from fashion industry.
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Inside Heathrow's high-tech baggage system

BBC - Tue, 2019-06-18 09:30
Heathrow's luggage system handles 180,000 items per day. Tom Burridge takes a look inside.
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How to avoid the looming waste crisis from Australia’s solar energy boom

RenewEconomy - Tue, 2019-06-18 09:15

What happens to solar panels and batteries at the end of their life? Australia's booming residential PV and storage market means this a problem we have to solve.

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Face to face with DR Congo's deadly vipers

BBC - Tue, 2019-06-18 09:14
Photographer Hugh Kinsella Cunningham captures close-up portraits of some of the world's most dangerous snakes.
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US Supreme Court rules against Virginia Republicans ahead of key statewide election

Carbon Pulse - Tue, 2019-06-18 08:31
The US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) opted Monday to dismiss a case challenging Virginia’s House of Delegates re-drawn voting map, potentially giving Democrats an upper hand as they hope to capture a majority in the chamber and give the state a path to join the northeast US RGGI carbon market.
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Ireland plans four-fold carbon tax increase to meet EU climate goals

Carbon Pulse - Tue, 2019-06-18 07:45
Ireland’s centre-right government has unveiled a climate plan that includes increasing non-ETS carbon taxes to €80 from €20 per tonne by 2030 in an effort to avoid a hefty EU compliance bill.
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New York governor, legislature reach compromise on omnibus climate bill

Carbon Pulse - Tue, 2019-06-18 06:55
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) and the state legislature forged a compromise this weekend on an omnibus climate bill that now features weaker GHG targets, stronger zero-carbon electricity requirements, and softer language related to implementing an ETS or CO2 tax.
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'Doing nothing really isn't an option': CSIRO report shows where we could be by 2060

ABC Environment - Tue, 2019-06-18 06:50
Australia's enjoyed nearly three decades of economic growth, but a new report from the CSIRO warns we face a slow decline if we don't tackle our biggest economic, social and environmental challenges.
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Mayors urge Federal Government to deal with Australia's recycling crisis

ABC Environment - Tue, 2019-06-18 06:36
Councils are demanding urgent action to address the growing stockpiles of waste after last year China toughened standards for the recyclable materials it imports.
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How to answer the argument that Australia's emissions are too small to make a difference

The Conversation - Tue, 2019-06-18 05:56
Yes, Australia's greenhouse emissions are a small part of the global total. But we're a rich, emissions-intensive country that could and should be setting a much better example to the world. Matt McDonald, Associate Professor of International Relations, The University of Queensland Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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Experts cast doubt over Highlands spaceport plan

BBC - Tue, 2019-06-18 05:10
Concerns have been raised over the suitability of a site in Sutherland aiming to become the UK's first major spaceport.
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Australia quizzed by EU and China on whether it can meet 2030 Paris climate target

The Guardian - Tue, 2019-06-18 04:00

Countries also raise concerns about rise in Australia’s transport emissions and the use of Kyoto carry-over credits

The Morrison government has been challenged by the European Union and by China about whether it can meet its Paris commitments given rising emissions, and about growing pollution from vehicles, ahead of a progress meeting about climate commitments in Bonn next week.

Nineteen countries, including Australia, will gather in Bonn on 24 and 25 June for a multilateral assessment of progress made under international climate commitments, and ahead of that session countries have submitted a range of questions about the performance of signatories in meeting their climate targets.

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‘Significant suffering’: experts call for national plan to save wombats from mange

The Guardian - Tue, 2019-06-18 04:00

The incoming environment minister has a clear opportunity to tackle this debilitating disease. Wildlife carers and conservationists want it to be a priority

Last month Grasso wasn’t doing well. The bare-nosed wombat, dubbed Fatso in Italian, was infected with mange. The devastating skin disease caused by parasitic mites had left his skin crusted, bleeding and constantly irritated. His eyes and ears were so affected he could barely see, hear or even smell. The nocturnal animal was out grazing during the day, desperate for nutrients because of his raised metabolic rate but he was gradually wasting away. Untreated, he faced a certain and agonising death.

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EU Market: EUAs stable near €25 despite auction pressures

Carbon Pulse - Tue, 2019-06-18 03:46
European carbon prices ended little changed on Monday despite early weakness on a bearish auction result, as EUAs face a full week of sales.
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New Jersey adopts regulation to join RGGI in 2020

Carbon Pulse - Tue, 2019-06-18 02:58
New Jersey on Monday approved its RGGI regulation with few changes from a prior draft, enabling the state to rejoin the northeast US power sector carbon market next year.
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Environment reporters facing harassment and murder, study finds

The Guardian - Tue, 2019-06-18 02:00

Tally of deaths makes it one of most dangerous fields for journalists after war reporting

Thirteen journalists who were investigating damage to the environment have been killed in recent years and many more are suffering violence, harassment, intimidation and lawsuits, according to a study.

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), which produced the tally, is investigating a further 16 deaths over the last decade. It says the number of murders may be as high as 29, making this field of journalism one of the most dangerous after war reporting.

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Jagendra Singh: the Indian journalist burned to death

The Guardian - Tue, 2019-06-18 02:00

‘Writing the truth is weighing heavily on my life,’ the veteran reporter wrote before his murder

Shortly before his death, the independent journalist Jagendra Singh wrote a social media post about the threats he believed he faced for investigating sand mining in northern India.

“Politicians, thugs, and police, all are after me. Writing the truth is weighing heavily on my life.”

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