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Children as young as 11 discovered on boats fishing illegally in Thai waters for seafood that could end up on sale in EU supermarkets
Children as young as 11 are working aboard Vietnamese vessels fishing illegally for seafood that could end up on sale in supermarkets in the EU and US, according to an investigation by the Environmental Justice Foundation.
The children were discovered on boats detained by Thai authorities for fishing illegally in Thai waters, thousands of miles from their homes.Continue reading...
Heliogen uses mirrors to concentrate solar energy that can power heavy industry
Bill Gates is backing a new venture which aims to turn sunlight into a source of heat exceeding 1,000C that could help replace fossil fuels.
The world’s richest man is joining investors behind Heliogen, the first company to concentrate sunlight to reach temperatures that are high enough to power heavy industry without carbon emissions.Continue reading...
All but one of 459 species have traits making them vulnerable to rising temperatures, study finds
The climate crisis is poised to deliver a severe blow to America’s most threatened animals, with a new study finding that almost every species considered endangered is vulnerable in some way to global heating.
Of the 459 animal species listed as endangered by the US government, researchers found that all but one, or 99.8%, have characteristics that will make it difficult for them to adapt to rising temperatures.Continue reading...
Less than £2 per person was spent on trees and forestry in 2017-18, Defra figures show
Spending on trees and forestry fell by nearly £20m a year between 2015 and 2018, when a purely Conservative government had taken over from the coalition, despite pledges to plant more trees.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said £132m was spent across the UK on trees in 2017-18, down from £151m in 2014-15. The more recent total included £32m in England, with most of the rest spent in Scotland.Continue reading...
Research shows that owners of rooftop solar come from diverse political backgrounds and substantially more likely to be politically active.
The post Rooftop solar owners more politically active, ‘ideologically diverse’ than their neighbours appeared first on RenewEconomy.
Palaszczuk Government sinks $13.8 million into finding the minerals needed for advanced electronics and renewable technologies.
The post Queensland government backs search for “new age” minerals for renewable technologies appeared first on RenewEconomy.
If the energy minister can't overcome his ideological opposition to wind and solar, or his aversion to new smart technologies, he really should get out of the way.
The post If Angus Taylor is so blinded by ideology, he should step down as energy minister appeared first on RenewEconomy.
Tasmania has 'competitive advantages' for renewable hydrogen production, which could deliver major economic benefits to the state, according to Hydro Tas.
The post Tasmania sees renewable hydrogen as major economic opportunity for island state appeared first on RenewEconomy.