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UN seeks advice to fill gaps in work to design carbon crediting mechanism
Australian regulator hints at possible ACCU supply shortage
Japan’s most familiar orchid is found to have near-identical cousin
All the Spiranthes on the Japanese mainland were thought to be a single species, but in fact there are two
In Japan, a country with a rich and ancient history of horticulture, it is nowadays extremely rare for a new plant species to be identified. But the latest one has been growing under their noses, and it is exceptionally beautiful.
Spiranthes hachijoensis, whose rosy pink petals bear a striking resemblance to glasswork, can be found in common environments such as lawns and parks, and even in private gardens and on balconies, and yet until now it had not been named. That is because until now it was believed that all the Spiranthes on the Japanese mainland were a single species, when in fact there are two.Continue reading...
CN Markets: CEA trading volume plunges despite release of allocation plan, supply outlook unclear
Weather tracker: Cyclone Freddy leaves trail of devastation
Hundreds killed in Madagascar, Mozambique and Malawi in what may be longest-lasting tropical cyclone on record
Cyclone Freddy, which developed over the Indian Ocean more than a month ago, has dissipated this week, after making landfall a second time in southern Africa. The death toll had exceeded 300 across Madagascar, Mozambique, and Malawi by Thursday, with more than 700 people injured, 40 missing and 80,000 displaced.
The devastation was caused by severe flooding and landslides, which swept away roads and buried homes in mud. Power outages in Mozambique have affected small villages since last weekend, hindering rescue efforts as people await food and medical assistance.Continue reading...
Sold out: Bursa Malaysia wraps up first carbon credit auction
The week in wildlife – in pictures
The best of this week’s wildlife photographs, including a damselfly, turtle hatchling and beached manta raysContinue reading...
Parasitic fungus that infects and kills spiders discovered in Brazil
Exclusive: rare purple organism preys on trapdoor spider in behaviour reminiscent of its ‘zombie’ relatives that feature in apocalyptic TV show The Last of Us
Scientists believe they have discovered a new parasitic fungus which preys on trapdoor spiders in Brazil’s Atlantic rainforest.
The rare organism, which is purple, belongs to a group of fungi that infect invertebrates and take over the host. A closeup image shows the fungus wrapped around the body of a trapdoor spider, poking out of the burrow from which the arachnid grabs insects.Continue reading...
Japanese firms team up for forest credit data platform
Indonesia could save trillions by moving up net zero target by a decade, report says
Preloved wind turbines from Netherlands help power remote mine in Australian outback
VIDEO: Refurbished wind turbine blades make their way to 7+MW microgrid, where they will help power a garnet mine and local community.
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How solar and storage developers got their market forecasts completely wrong
Owner of biggest solar farm in Australia says industry is being battered by rising costs for both PV modules and battery storage. But it's not all bad news.
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What can we expect from the final UN climate report? And what is the IPCC anyway?
Green group wages war against renewed bid to convert coal plant to woody biomass
Verdant Earth takes first step in latest bid to convert Redbank coal plant into a wood waste-fuelled power station – and green groups are not happy.
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Energy Insiders Podcast: What price solar and storage?
Acen Australia CEO Anton Rohner talks solar and storage after opening Australia’s biggest solar farm, and the controversy over Tasmania wind project.
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EU piles pressure on Australia to seize once-in-a-century cleantech opportunity
Australia's trade partners - China, US, India, Japan and the EU – are making strategic public interventions at massive scale. Australia must act or lose out.
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Sustainable investment firm closes €170-mln ocean fund
'A village's goodwill saved me from life on the streets'
Hemsby: How many other communities are at risk of erosion?
Does southern Australia really need more gas?
Energy demand is not an insatiable beast. There are a number of actions we can take to drive down our fossil gas consumption quickly.
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