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Robot dog tries to herd sheep

BBC - Fri, 2020-05-22 02:49
The Spot robot was designed for search and rescue - but may find work in the farming industry.
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Manchester becomes latest UK city to delay clean air zone

The Guardian - Fri, 2020-05-22 01:45

Leeds, Birmingham and Bath also push back green plans and blame coronavirus pandemic

The creation of the biggest clean air zone in the UK to tackle illegal levels of air pollution is being delayed by a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Greater Manchester became the latest city to announce it was putting off the implementation of a clean air zone (CAZ), raising concerns that a green recovery from the Covid-19 crisis was being put on hold.

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LCFS Market: California prices tick up as forward activity increases

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2020-05-22 00:47
California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credits this week approached levels not seen since the coronavirus pandemic hit, while activity began to ramp up further out on the curve and forward prices narrowed against near-term deliveries.
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Amazon under threat: fires, loggers and now virus

BBC - Fri, 2020-05-22 00:21
How the loss of the Amazon goes beyond deforestation - and what the nine countries that share this natural resource are doing to protect it.
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EU Midday Market Briefing

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2020-05-21 23:56
EUAs extended their four-week high above €21 in thin holiday trade early on Thursday, continuing the week's strong gains amid bullish technical indicators.
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Brussels to propose ETS-linked support for clean hydrogen in recovery plan -leaked draft

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2020-05-21 21:31
The European Commission will next week propose an EU ETS-linked contract-for-difference support scheme for clean hydrogen as part of its wide-ranging coronavirus recovery package, according to a draft document leaked to media late Wednesday.
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Denmark plans massive “energy islands” to deliver 4GW of green fuel to economy

RenewEconomy - Thu, 2020-05-21 20:57

Denmark plans to be first country to begin make paradigm shift from individual offshore wind farms to massive energy island hubs.

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Groups built on fossil fuel funding urge states to reopen amid pandemic

The Guardian - Thu, 2020-05-21 20:00

ExxonMobil, Koch and Mercer family are past funders of critics of stay-at-home orders as fossil fuel industry struggles amid lockdowns

Dozens of individuals and groups urging states to reopen amid the Covid-19 pandemic have historical financial ties to coal and oil and gas companies and conservative billionaires who have invested in climate disinformation.

Past funders of the current critics of stay-at-home orders include the bankrupt coal company Murray Energy and oil giant ExxonMobil, as well as Koch and Mercer family foundations, according to DeSmog, a group that tracks the money behind anti-climate-action campaigns.

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Antarctica: tiny algae turning snow green 'could create new ecosystem' – video

The Guardian - Thu, 2020-05-21 18:56

Antarctica is  turning green due to the climate crisis and the phenomenon is potentially offering sustenance to other species, according to the first large-scale algae map of the peninsular by University of Cambridge scientists.

The map identifies 1,679 separate blooms of green snow algae, which together cover an area of 1.9 sq km, equating to a carbon sink of about 479 tonnes a year. This is equivalent to the emissions of about 875,000 petrol car journeys in the UK, though in global terms it is too small to make much of a difference to the planet’s carbon budget

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SK Market: KAUs rebound as big buyers step in

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2020-05-21 18:27
South Korean CO2 allowances recorded a sixth successive session of gains on Thursday, rising 6.4% on the day as several large buyers have stepped in to take advantage of the drop that took almost a quarter off KAUs’ worth earlier this month.
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Farmers urge government to protect food standards in trade bill

The Guardian - Thu, 2020-05-21 17:00

Union and consumer groups warn post-Brexit trade policy must hold food imports to same standards as UK

Farmers, environmentalists and consumer groups are pressing the government to honour its manifesto pledge not to undermine food standards with low-quality imports in a post-Brexit trade policy.

A coalition of organisations, led by the National Farmers Union, failed to secure amendments in the Commons to the agriculture bill last week to protect UK farmers and producers from lower-quality imports from countries like the US.

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Wind, waves and wi-fi – A winning combination for the Coorong

Department of the Environment - Thu, 2020-05-21 15:47
Releasing water for the environment from the River Murray into the Coorong in South Australia has become a lot more sophisticated with the installation of automated gates on some of the barrages.
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Solar Insiders Podcast: How the solar industry is adjusting to Covid world

RenewEconomy - Thu, 2020-05-21 15:36

Sean Guzzi from Clenergy joins Solar Insiders to discuss how the industry his coping with the changes imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, while the regulator cracks down on poor behaviour.

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Our environment has always affected our mortality, should we add climate change to death certificates? | Arnagretta Hunter

The Guardian - Thu, 2020-05-21 15:16

As temperatures rise we predict increasing morbidity and mortality, particularly in the climate-vulnerable parts of northern Australia

Last summer was bad for our health. We breathed hazardous air, watched our rivers dry up, lived in towns without water, suffered through scorching heat with record-breaking temperatures, and many people survived intense experience of fire.

Yet our death records for 2020 won’t record this. Death certificates will reflect the heart attacks or lung failure, the injuries and the organ failure that occur at the end of life. They do not record the environmental factors that contribute to these fatal events.

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NSW has approved Snowy 2.0. Here are six reasons why that's a bad move

The Conversation - Thu, 2020-05-21 14:54
Snowy 2.0 has been a lightning rod for controversy. From cost-blowouts to climate impacts and threats to native fish, experts say there are many reasons why it should be put on hold. Bruce Mountain, Director, Victoria Energy Policy Centre, Victoria University Mark Lintermans, Associate professor, University of Canberra Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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Is Scott Morrison about to come full circle on electric vehicles?

RenewEconomy - Thu, 2020-05-21 14:03

Coalition dialled up the idiotometer to capacity when it talked electric vehicles last year, but now its technology roadmap admits EVs will cut emissions and lower costs.

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sonnen celebrates its tenth anniversary and progresses to support the clean energy grid of the future

RenewEconomy - Thu, 2020-05-21 13:52

via Canva - solar panels and wind turbine with sunset on the hill concept idea clean energy - optimisedonnen started its humble beginnings with the sonnenBatterie, an innovation that only appealed to a few customers.The company is now one of the world's largest manufacturers of energy storage systems and has strategically transitioned to become a new kind of energy supplier that gives households the freedom to make a complete switch to a clean energy world.

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Don't let them out: 15 ways to keep your indoor cat happy

The Conversation - Thu, 2020-05-21 12:29
Roaming pet cats kill 390 million animals per year in Australia. But keeping cats inside (or contained outside) 24/7 can actually be in their best interest. Andrea Harvey, Veterinary Specialist, PhD scholar (wild horse ecology & welfare), University of Technology Sydney Richard Malik, Veterinary Internist (Specialist), University of Sydney Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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Snowy 2.0 gets planning tick of approval from NSW government

RenewEconomy - Thu, 2020-05-21 12:21

Snowy Hydro penstocks tumut 3 pumped energy storage - optimisedControversial Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro project receives planning approval from NSW government, but questions remain about its environmental and economic impacts.

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Australia’s transcontinental gas pipe dream: It simply doesn’t add up

RenewEconomy - Thu, 2020-05-21 12:16

Gas industry people have been saying gas is the transition fuel for at least 30 years. It's never been true in all that time, and it's not true now.

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