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For the first time, scientists have used high-definition underwater cameras to identify a new species. The small gelatinous blob known as Duobrachium sparksae is a type of ctenophore, or comb jelly. Scientists from the US-based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) discovered the creature in an underwater canyon north-west of Puerto Rico in April 2015 but it has only now been described in a research paperContinue reading...
Singapore’s approval of chicken cells grown in bioreactors is seen as landmark moment across industry
Cultured meat, produced in bioreactors without the slaughter of an animal, has been approved for sale by a regulatory authority for the first time. The development has been hailed as a landmark moment across the meat industry.
The “chicken bites”, produced by the US company Eat Just, have passed a safety review by the Singapore Food Agency and the approval could open the door to a future when all meat is produced without the killing of livestock, the company said.Continue reading...
Norwegian energy company Equinor and Irish renewables developer SSE Renewables reach financial close on first two phases of massive Dogger Bank Wind Farm.
The post World’s biggest offshore wind farm reaches financial close appeared first on RenewEconomy.
UK government grants planning consent to Scottish company InterGen to develop largest battery storage project in UK and Europe, and one of the largest in the world.
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A sugar hit of COVID-hit transport, growing renewables and suspicious revisions - all the hidden bits in Australia's new emissions data
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The Coalition will lose more former heartland seats to independents without a climate plan | Malcolm Turnbull
Progressive female independents hold three once-safe Liberal seats. Their victories are templates for further change
On 11 November, Joe Biden received congratulatory phone calls from Scott Morrison and Japanese prime minister Yoshihide Suga. The office of the president-elect published brief summaries, readouts, of the calls.
This is diplomacy at its most conventional. But a friend of mine in Washington picked up a not so subtle difference in the two readouts.Continue reading...
The high-elevation tree – a key source of food for grizzly bears – is vulnerable to climate crisis, beetles and disease
Climate crisis, voracious beetles and disease are imperiling the long-term survival of a high-elevation pine tree that’s a key source of food for some grizzly bears across the US west.
Whitebark pine trees can live up to 1,000 years and are found at elevations up to 12,000 feet (3,600 meters), conditions too harsh for most trees to survive. The trees grow in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and western Canada, but have been all but wiped out in some areas.Continue reading...
- Duobrachium sparksae is a type of ctenophore, or comb jelly
- Video identification without specimen ‘can be controversial’
Scientists have for the first time identified a small gelatinous blob in the deep sea as a new species, using only high-definition underwater cameras.Continue reading...