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Research Assistant or Research Associate, Economics and Spatial Analysis, Earth Innovation Institute – San Francisco

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2019-01-10 20:58
Reporting to the Chief Economist, the Research Associate or Research Assistant will support research on the economics of tropical deforestation and climate change.
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Algae - a new sustainable resource

ABC Environment - Thu, 2019-01-10 19:05
Algae is the new ‘green gold'. On Big Ideas, an expert panel describes the potential of algae as a game-changing sustainable resource for numerous industries.
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'Take heed of science': minister urged to drop new coal-mining plans

The Guardian - Thu, 2019-01-10 16:30

Druridge Bay project makes mockery of UK’s goal to phase out coal by 2025, say critics

A wild stretch of Northumberland beach has become the ultimate testing ground of the government’s much-vaunted commitment to phase out coal by 2025, according to campaigners.

On Friday, James Brokenshire, the minister for communities and local government, will start examining whether to allow a local coal mining company, Banks Group, to extract three million tonnes of coal from 250 hectares of land behind the sand dunes of Druridge Bay, in a project that will extend beyond the government’s own deadline for the end of coal.

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Dog food made from insects to go on sale in UK for first time

The Guardian - Thu, 2019-01-10 16:01

Globally pets consume 20% of meat and fish, a figure insect pet food could help to reduce

The UK’s first dog food made from insects goes on sale this week, which its manufacturers say could help reduce the environmental damage caused by the massive volumes of meat routinely fed to dogs and cats.

Globally, pets consume about 20% of the world’s meat and fish, a number set to rise with the trend for consumers to feed them human-grade meat. Pet food is also estimated to be responsible for a quarter of the environmental impacts of meat production in terms of use of land, water, fossil fuels, phosphates and pesticides.

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Explainer: what causes algal blooms, and how we can stop them

The Conversation - Thu, 2019-01-10 13:41
Algae blooms have killed hundreds of thousands of fish in the last two weeks, but what exactly are they and how do we get them under control? Michele Burford, Professor - Australian Rivers Institute, and Dean - Research Infrastructure, Griffith University Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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Climate change: Will insect-eating dogs help?

BBC - Thu, 2019-01-10 10:01
A pet food manufacturer says switching to a dog food made of soldier flies will protect the environment.
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CP Daily: Wednesday January 9, 2019

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2019-01-10 08:48
A daily summary of our news plus bite-sized updates from around the world.
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Lacking UN guidance, Swiss to take ‘safe’ approach to sourcing credits

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2019-01-10 08:45
Switzerland will take a conservative approach to procuring international credits that is unlikely to run afoul of international guidance in the future, an official said Wednesday.
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California grants 366k offsets in first issuance of 2019

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2019-01-10 07:58
California regulator ARB minted 365,845 California Carbon Offsets (CCOs) during its first issuance of 2019, with a bulk of the credits coming from a single ozone-depleting substance (ODS) developer.
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Who is to blame for the Murray River fish kill?

ABC Environment - Thu, 2019-01-10 07:13
Anger at state and federal authorities over the death of up to one million fish in the Murray-Darling river system continues to boil over.
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Australia had third-warmest year on record in 2018

The Guardian - Thu, 2019-01-10 06:58

Bureau of Meteorology says average temperature was 1.14C above average for 1961-1990, making 2018 slightly warmer than 2017

Last year was Australia’s third-warmest year on record, with every state and territory recording above average temperatures in 2018.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology’s annual climate statement, the nation’s average temperature last year was 1.14C above the average for 1961-1990, making 2018 slightly warmer than 2017.

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Lower California offset prices expected to continue as first “DEBs” units offered

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2019-01-10 06:25
Lower California Carbon Offset (CCO) prices are expected to persist following the WCI cap-and-trade programme's Nov. 2018 compliance deadline, while entities are starting to offer credits with direct environmental benefits to the state (DEBs), market sources told Carbon Pulse.
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EU Market: Carbon resumes downtrend despite new supply shortage

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2019-01-10 06:17
European carbon prices fell on Wednesday, resuming the downward path they have carved so far in 2019 despite reduced supply.
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Washington state governor outlines bill for a flexible route to 100% clean energy

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2019-01-10 05:18
Washington Governor Jay Inslee (D) submitted draft legislation on Tuesday to move the state to a carbon-free electric grid by 2045, incorporating the use of renewable energy credits (RECs) and investments in energy transformation projects as compliance strategies.
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Australia's 2018 in weather: drought, heat and fire

The Conversation - Thu, 2019-01-10 05:12
2018 was Australia’s third warmest year on record, as the NSW drought dragged into another year. Karl Braganza, Climate Scientist, Australian Bureau of Meteorology Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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Blue tooth reveals unknown female artist from medieval times

BBC - Thu, 2019-01-10 05:08
Rare paint particles found in the teeth of a medieval nun indicate that she was an unknown illustrator of sacred texts.
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Mysterious radio signals from deep space detected

BBC - Thu, 2019-01-10 04:11
A telescope picks up bursts of radio waves from a distant galaxy, shedding light on an astrophysical puzzle.
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Longleat koala Wilpena put down after kidney disease

BBC - Wed, 2019-01-09 21:09
Wilpena was one of five koalas to arrive from Australia as part of a conservation programme.
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'It's a nightmare': Americans' health at risk as shutdown slashes EPA

The Guardian - Wed, 2019-01-09 21:00

The Environmental Protection Agency has been cut to a skeleton staff, meaning work to ensure clean air and water is left undone

The US government shutdown has stymied environmental testing and inspections, prompting warnings that Americans’ health is being put at increasing risk as the shutdown drags on.

More than 13,000 employees at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are not at work, with just 794 people deemed essential staff currently undertaking the agency’s duties.

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Shutdown hits American farmers already hurt by China trade war

The Guardian - Wed, 2019-01-09 21:00

Closure of agriculture department offices could not have come at a worse time for farmers awaiting emergency federal aid

Just as American farmers thought Donald Trump had rescued them from the economic consequences of his trade war with China, along came the government shutdown.

Related: American farmers fear being caught up in Trump's trade wars

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