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A new study has shown that the global solar PV, battery storage, and wind power sectors will serve as the major job creating technologies by 2050.
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India’s renewable energy capacity increased to 86GW in 2019, according to new figures from JMK Research & Analytics.
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Campaigners welcome common-sense move but say companies need to be bolder
Tesco is to remove 67m pieces of plastic from its shelves from March by doing away with the plastic wraps commonplace on multibuy packs of tins. It sounds like a huge amount, but is still only a small proportion of the 1bn pieces of plastic that the chain has pledged to remove this year.
Campaigners hailed the move as “simple logic” and “common sense”, asking why retailers had not done this sooner. Part of the answer is that they were not sure consumers would continue to respond to multibuy offers if the tins were not physically bound together, but trials appear to have produced positive results.Continue reading...
Australia's bushfire crisis underscores urgent need to decentralise Australia's electricity grid. Building up networks of solar batteries is the quickest, easiest, cheapest answer.
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- Rollback of clean water protections for streams and wetlands
- Obama-era rules have long been targeted by Trump
The Trump administration has completed its rollback of environmental protections for streams, wetland and other bodies of water, a process that has stripped pollution safeguards from drinking water sources used by around a third of all Americans.
Clean water protections strengthened under the Obama administration have long been targeted by Donald Trump, who has called it a “very destructive and horrible rule”.Continue reading...
The increasingly dry region relies on imports of sheep and cows from as far as Brazil to satisfy the rapidly growing population
Cows are waiting in pens, on sweet-smelling fresh straw. They have come to Lebanon from Spain, from Romania. In the one end of the alley are two pens packed with enormous Brahman cattle, standing well over six feet with their distinctive humps, all the way from Brazil.
“They are the most aggressive,” says one of the slaughterhouse staff. “It’s just their personalities.”Continue reading...