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Esa and Nasa line up satellites to measure Antarctic sea-ice

BBC - Wed, 2020-07-08 02:53
Aligning polar satellites will enable the first ever reliable maps of Antarctic sea-ice thickness.
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With international aviation climate efforts diluted, EU considers beefing up its own laws

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2020-07-08 02:16
The EU is re-examining its climate policy for airlines, including a potential return to covering foreign flights in its carbon market after the UN’s CORSIA international aviation offsetting scheme was effectively put on ice last week.
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RGGI auction volume dips slightly to 16.2 mln for Q3 sale

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2020-07-08 01:09
The Northeast US RGGI carbon market will make 16.2 million allowances available for its September auction, the programme administrator announced Tuesday.
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CN Markets: Beijing CO2 price hits landmark 100 yuan

Carbon Pulse - Wed, 2020-07-08 00:34
The spot price in Beijing’s pilot emissions trading scheme rose to a record price of 100 yuan/tonne ($14.26) on Tuesday, though traded volumes remain low.
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Legal action threatened over Boris Johnson's 'unlawful' green recovery plans

The Guardian - Wed, 2020-07-08 00:17

Exclusive: Campaigners say £3bn scheme fails to comply with Paris accord and is just ‘a fig-leaf for polluters’

Boris Johnson’s much-vaunted green recovery plans are inadequate and “clearly unlawful” as they do not match up to the government’s legal obligations under the Paris climate agreement and the UK’s own net zero emissions target, green campaigners have said.

On Tuesday, a letter threatening court action was sent to the prime minister and the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, by the pressure group Plan B, which successfully took the government to the appeal court this year over its green light for the expansion of Heathrow airport.

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Fast fashion creates misery, and that's a bad look | Bidisha

The Guardian - Wed, 2020-07-08 00:12

Cheap, throwaway clothing was past its sell-by date even before the Leicester garment factory reports. Brands like Boohoo need to change their act – and so do consumers

During lockdown, everyone’s id has been allowed to float untethered. Obsessions, manias, strange desires and perverse fantasies have risen to the surface as the conventions of normal life melted into a free-floating miasma of Netflix and pasta bakes.

Judging by the spike in sales of fast fashion, many people across the nation are buying outfits for an alternative fantasy life rather than their homebound realities. In their imagined Sliding Doors timeline they’re having brunch cocktails on a hotel balcony in Ibiza or dancing the night away in “the club”. And so they logged on to cheap clothing sites and bought a polyester playsuit, some bold separates and a nylon dress in a snappy print that will fall apart after three wears.

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Developer Corporate Carbon hires offset expert for role in advisory team

Carbon Pulse - Tue, 2020-07-07 22:01
Australian project developer Corporate Carbon has hired an experienced offset market expert to head up the strategic development and origination team of its advisory arm.
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SK Market: KAUs extend losses as reality of market fundamentals dawns

Carbon Pulse - Tue, 2020-07-07 21:45
Carbon permits in South Korea’s emissions trading scheme saw a fourth consecutive session of losses on Tuesday as traders increasingly realise the COVID-19 driven economic downturn means the market will be oversupplied for the foreseeable future.
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UPDATE- Bid to add shipping to EU’s carbon market passes key committee hurdle

Carbon Pulse - Tue, 2020-07-07 21:04
The European Parliament’s environment committee (ENVI) on Tuesday voted in favour of an amendment to fast-track international shipping into the EU ETS via the bloc's monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) regulation for maritime emissions.
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China coal giant set up for massive windfall under ETS

Carbon Pulse - Tue, 2020-07-07 20:56
China’s biggest coal company is set to make huge windfall profits under the national CO2 emissions trading scheme after data showed Tuesday the CO2 intensity at its power plants is far below even the strictest benchmark proposed for the carbon market.
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Dinosaur ancestors 'may have been tiny'

BBC - Tue, 2020-07-07 20:31
Dinosaurs are thought of as giant creatures, but new work adds to evidence they started out small.
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Dakota Access Pipeline: Judge suspends use of key oil link

BBC - Tue, 2020-07-07 20:10
The pipeline, which protesters fought against, is ordered to conduct a fresh environmental review.
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Over 5,600 fossil fuel companies have taken at least $3bn in US Covid-19 aid

The Guardian - Tue, 2020-07-07 20:00

Businesses include oil and gas drillers and coal mine operators, an analysis by Documented and the Guardian finds

More than 5,600 companies in the fossil fuel industry have taken a minimum of $3bn in coronavirus aid from the US federal government, according to an analysis by Documented and the Guardian of newly released data.

The businesses include oil and gas drillers and coal mine operators, as well as refiners, pipeline companies and firms that provide services to the industry.

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Australian coal mine power stations earn over 300k carbon credits

Carbon Pulse - Tue, 2020-07-07 19:45
Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator has awarded over 300,000 carbon credits to three coal mine methane power stations in its latest offset issuance, which topped 550,000 credits in total.
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Siberian Arctic sees record average temperatures

BBC - Tue, 2020-07-07 19:42
The heat in June helped fan wildfires and released 59m tonnes of carbon dioxide, scientists say.
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Coronavirus: Spanish study casts doubt on herd immunity feasibility

BBC - Tue, 2020-07-07 18:54
A Lancet study estimates that around just 5% of the Spanish population has developed antibodies.
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‘Hold on brother’: final days of doomed crew on Chinese shark finning boat

The Guardian - Tue, 2020-07-07 16:00

Accounts from Indonesian crew on illegal fishing operation reveal ‘inhumane’ conditions including bodies dumped at sea

When Sepri and Ari boarded a Chinese tuna fishing vessel in February 2019, the 24-year-old best friends were excited at the prospect of working together and having adventures at sea. Lured by the promise of high wages after being jobless back in their village in Indonesia, they told their families they would bring home “a lot of money” and make them proud.

Neither of them saw their families again. Both men died at sea after weeks of agony: working 18-hour days without adequate food or water and under the threat of violence, according to survivors who gave harrowing accounts of the deaths to the Guardian – including their bodies being thrown overboard. 

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Treasury's 'green recovery' not enough, say campaigners

The Guardian - Tue, 2020-07-07 16:00

Proposed £3bn environmental funding for UK contrasts with Germany’s £36bn investment

Environmental groups have reacted with disappointment to details of the government’s Covid-19 economic rescue package released by the Treasury.

On Monday night the government announced some details of the announcement expected on Wednesday, including a £1bn energy efficiency upgrade for public buildings and insulation for some social tenants, who could save up to £200 a year on their energy bills as a result. A Green Jobs Challenge fund will provide £40m for green charities working on improving England’s landscapes, with the money to be spent on projects such as tree-planting and cleaning up rivers. A further £50m will go to innovative approaches to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from social housing.

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Western Power taps Schneider for new ‘flexibility’ platform using solar and storage

RenewEconomy - Tue, 2020-07-07 15:28

Canva - flexibility Commercial building factory rooftop installed photovoltaic solar panels (1) - optimisedWestern Power to pilot new energy management platform for 'flexibility services', boosting renewables penetration and supporting network strength.

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First Tesla Megapack big battery system switched on in UK

RenewEconomy - Tue, 2020-07-07 15:22

Six Tesla Megapacks with 15MWh combined capacity installed on UK grid in JV between Fotowatio Renewable Ventures and British renewables developer Harmony Energy.

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