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Phones crushed to reveal precious metals

BBC - Fri, 2019-03-15 02:47
Researchers are blending mobile phones to find out what rare and precious metals are in them.
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European satellite captures Nasa Mars lander from orbit

BBC - Fri, 2019-03-15 02:35
Europe's newest satellite at Mars has spied the landing site of the American-led InSight probe.
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Business Development & Sourcing Manager (South East Asia), First Climate Markets – Thailand/Malaysia/Singapore

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2019-03-15 02:34
The First Climate team is made up of a group of dynamic, energetic and highly creative individuals who source and develop carbon offset, renewable energy and water projects for governments and corporate clients. To complement this vibrant team, we are looking for a “Business Development and Sourcing Manager” in South East Asia.
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Spring Statement: Cambridge data team gets £45m boost

BBC - Fri, 2019-03-15 01:43
The European Bioinformatics Institute will use the money to enhance "storage and building capacity".
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Study reveals the wolf within your pet dog

BBC - Fri, 2019-03-15 01:26
Wolves lead and dogs follow - but both can cooperate with us, say experts studying wolves tamed from birth.
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Youth climate strikes to take place in more than 100 countries

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

Movement inspired by Greta Thunberg has snowballed, as Belgian workers join strike

Hundreds of thousands of children are expected to walk out of their classrooms on Friday for a global climate strike amid growing anger at the failure of politicians to tackle the escalating ecological crisis.

Children at tens of thousands of schools in more than 100 countries are due to take part in the walkouts which began last year when one teenager – Greta Thunberg – held a solo protest outside the Swedish parliament.

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Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for climate activism

BBC - Thu, 2019-03-14 23:45
The 16-year-old climate campaigner who has inspired school strikes is in the running to receive the Nobel.
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Carbon Market Analyst, International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) – Berlin

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2019-03-14 23:12
For ICAP’s Secretariat based in Berlin, Germany, we are now seeking to recruit a climate policy and carbon markets analyst. In a small international and dynamic team, the selected candidate will work across the different ICAP work streams, under the guidance of the ICAP Co-Chairs and senior staff at the ICAP Secretariat.
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Comic Relief: School shuns red nose plastic because of pollution fears

BBC - Thu, 2019-03-14 22:56
Sir David Attenborough has written to the children saying he supports what they're doing.
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NT councils offered grants to install solar, batteries, EV chargers

RenewEconomy - Thu, 2019-03-14 22:23

Northern Territory Labor government opens $2m grant scheme to help make councils more energy efficient and reduce costs to consumers and taxpayers.

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007 goes electric with Aston Martin Rapide E

RenewEconomy - Thu, 2019-03-14 22:16

James Bond makes the move to all-electric mobility with a luxury, limited edition Aston Martin Rapide E.

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Mercedes begins “massive EV onslaught” with all-electric SUV reveal in Melbourne

RenewEconomy - Thu, 2019-03-14 22:11

"Electric now has a Mercedes!" German car-maker gives Australian customers sneak peek – and test drive – of its first all-electric crossover, the "family size" EQC SUV.

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RWE moves ahead on hedging, as emissions fall 10.5% in 2018

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2019-03-14 21:59
German utility RWE advanced its hedging position steadily over the quarter to leave it slightly ahead of where it was a year ago, the company said in its full-year results on Thursday.
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EU carbon prices to top €30 in second half of 2019, say analysts

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2019-03-14 21:41
EU carbon allowances will rise to record highs during the second half of the year, analysts said, but not before prices muddle along within their current trading range through the rest of H1 2019.
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Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel peace prize

The Guardian - Thu, 2019-03-14 21:04

Climate strike founder shortlisted ahead of global strikes planned in more than 105 countries

Greta Thunberg, the founder of the Youth Strike for Climate movement, has been nominated for the Nobel peace prize, just before the biggest day yet of global action.

Thunberg began a solo protest in Sweden in August but has since inspired students around the globe. Strikes are expected in 1,659 towns and cities in 105 countries on Friday, involving hundreds of thousands of young people.

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Professor Stephen Hawking memorial plans 'no further forward'

BBC - Thu, 2019-03-14 21:00
Cambridge City Council has not decided how to mark the renowned physicist's life a year after his death.
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Grattan on Friday: The Coalition is trapped in its coal minefield

The Conversation - Thu, 2019-03-14 20:52
The week highlighted, yet again, that instead of a credible energy policy, the government has only confusion and black holes. Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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US official reveals Atlantic oil plan while hailing Trump distractions

The Guardian - Thu, 2019-03-14 20:00

Revealed: Interior department official says he is ‘thrilled’ by Trump’s ‘knack for keeping the attention of the media and public focused somewhere else’

A top US official told a group of fossil fuel industry leaders that the Trump administration will soon issue a proposal making large portions of the Atlantic available for oil and gas development, and said that it is easier to work on such priorities because Donald Trump is skilled at sowing “absolutely thrilling” distractions, according to records of a meeting obtained by the Guardian.

Joe Balash, the assistant secretary for land and minerals management, was speaking to companies in the oil exploration business at a meeting of the International Association of Geophysical Contractors, or IAGC, last month.

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Emma Haruka Iwao smashes pi world record with Google help

BBC - Thu, 2019-03-14 18:37
Emma Haruka Iwao calculates the value of pi to 31 trillion digits, after a lifelong fascination.
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'This is an emergency': Australia's student climate strikes and where you can find them

The Guardian - Thu, 2019-03-14 16:34

Strikes are planned at 60 locations in Australia, including every state and territory capital

Tens of thousands of Australian school students are expected to walk out of class on Friday to demand governments take action on climate change.

The Australian strikes are part of a global campaign by students for greater urgency from politicians in tackling what they see as the greatest threat to their future.

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