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Meat and masculinity: why some men just can't stomach plant-based food

The Conversation - Fri, 2022-01-28 05:09
Many men see meat as a core part of their identity. That could pose a stumbling block for the newly popular plant-based meat sector. Dora Marinova, Professor of Sustainability, Curtin University Christopher Bryant, Research associate, University of Bath Diana Bogueva, Team Manager/ Adjunct Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Sydney Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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ANALYSIS: Room for removals? Integrating direct air capture into the EU ETS

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2022-01-28 03:47
EU lawmakers have proposed to incorporate direct air capture (DAC) and other carbon removal technologies into the bloc’s carbon market, but some industry experts say ETS integration would need to be coupled with other policies to see the technology scale up.
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Coalition’s $1 billion pledge for Great Barrier Reef

The Guardian - Fri, 2022-01-28 02:30

Coalition investment includes funding for water quality projects, pest management and reef science

A re-elected Coalition would pour $1bn into Great Barrier Reef conservation projects over the next decade, the government says, just months after campaigning to prevent the reef being listed as “in danger” by the world heritage committee.

The announcement, to be made by the prime minister, Scott Morrison, in north Queensland on Friday, comes a fortnight after Labor pledged $163m to protect the natural wonder. It highlights the reef as a key election fight in the Cairns electorate of Leichhardt.

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The gap between Australian climate policy and the science is closing far too slowly – we have to keep up the pressure

The Guardian - Fri, 2022-01-28 02:30

Tiny steps towards net zero are being undermined by new fossil fuel projects. An election year offers the chance to hold our politicians to account

Even during the summer holiday switch-off it was impossible to miss the takes about the Netflix satire Don’t Look Up.

Climate scientists related to the helplessness and panic felt by the astronomers in the movie who discovered a “planet killing” comet about to hit Earth, only to have their warnings mocked and ignored.

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Living near fracking sites raises risk of premature death for elderly, US study finds

The Guardian - Fri, 2022-01-28 02:00

Findings are result of first major study into link between premature death in older people and unconventional drilling

Elderly people living near or downwind from unconventional oil and gas wells such as fracking sites are more likely to die prematurely, according to a major new US study.

Extracting oil and gas through newer or unconventional methods like fracking has expanded rapidly across America over the past two decades with at least 17.6 million people now living within one kilometer of an active well.

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EU approves restructuring of Romanian utility, may spur EUA buying

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2022-01-28 01:43
Romanian government plans to provide state-owned utility CE Oltenia with €2.66 billion for restructuring the company have been approved by the European Commission under its state aid laws.
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How 5-minute settlements changed the bidding game for coal, gas and renewables

RenewEconomy - Thu, 2022-01-27 23:05

big battery neoen tesla victoriaIntroduction of five minute settlements has dramatically changed the bidding patterns of coal and gas generators, and many wind and solar farms.

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Australia’s north-south divide: Electricity price jumps in coal dependent states

RenewEconomy - Thu, 2022-01-27 23:05

 Stanwell Corporation).States with a greater dependence on coal and gas are experiencing significantly higher prices than those states with higher shares of renewables.

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Wind, solar and water chase coal and gas out of grid, and reshape price and demand

RenewEconomy - Thu, 2022-01-27 23:01

Renewables jump to 35pct in December quarter, as wind and solar reshape price and demand, according to latest report by market operator.

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Orcas recorded killing and feeding on blue whales in brutal attacks

The Guardian - Thu, 2022-01-27 23:00

Research is first to document coordinated female-led pods ramming world’s largest animal and eating its tongue before it dies

From snatching sea lions off beaches to stunning fish with a strike of their tails, orcas are renowned for their highly specialised hunting techniques passed down over generations. Now, for the first time, killer whales have been recorded hunting the planet’s largest animal – the blue whale – in coordinated and brutal attacks.

Female-led pods of killer whales, also known as orcas, have been recorded killing and eating blue whales in three separate attacks off the coast of Australia since 2019, according to a paper published in Marine Mammal Science.

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Euro Markets: Midday Update

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2022-01-27 22:56
EUAs held on to the previous session's gains early on Thursday in light trade while UK Allowances rose to a new record, as prompt natural gas prices slipped back after Russia and Ukraine agreed to suspend hostilities.
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China set to accelerate energy transition despite near-term focus on coal -analysts

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2022-01-27 19:07
China’s energy transition is likely to speed up in 2022, even though near-term energy security concerns will mean continued focus on coal in the short term, according to a report released Thursday.
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Misplaced faith in long cycle bullishness for oil market risks stranded assets, value destruction, report warns

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2022-01-27 18:14
Oil and gas companies should resist the temptation to respond to rebounding oil demand and prices by sanctioning high-cost, long-cycle projects based on a bet that the current bullish investment environment will be prolonged, a report released on Thursday has argued.
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‘Word salad of nonsense’: scientists denounce Jordan Peterson’s comments on climate models

The Guardian - Thu, 2022-01-27 17:05

Speaking on Joe Rogan’s podcast, Peterson claimed the climate was too complex to be modelled accurately, which was quickly shot down by scientists

Leading climate scientists have ridiculed and criticised comments made by controversial Canadian psychologist and author Jordan Peterson during an interview on Joe Rogan’s podcast.

During a new four-hour interview on Spotify’s most popular podcast, Peterson – who is not an expert on climate change – claimed that models used to forecast the future state of the climate couldn’t be relied on.

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Secret site of chequered skipper butterfly’s English revival revealed

The Guardian - Thu, 2022-01-27 16:00

Species that disappeared from Northants woods in 1977 is thriving four years after its reintroduction

Nature lovers will be able to enjoy the high-speed flight of the chequered skipper butterfly in an English woodland for the first time in more than 45 years this summer.

Such is the success of a four-year reintroduction programme to return the rare insect to the woods of Northamptonshire, where it fell extinct in 1977, that its secret site can be revealed to the public.

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Singapore investment arm buys into green hydrogen outfit with Australian, Middle East projects

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2022-01-27 15:34
Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, GIC, has made what it calls a “strategic equity investment” into Hong Kong-based Intercontinental Energy (ICE), a company with a portfolio of large-scale renewable hydrogen projects on its drawing board, the key investment arm of the Singaporean government announced.
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Australia scientists find 'spooky' spinning object in Milky Way

BBC - Thu, 2022-01-27 15:18
Australian scientists say the spinning object is unlike anything astronomers have seen before.
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Hearts, cells and mud: how biology helps humans re-imagine our cities in vexed times

The Conversation - Thu, 2022-01-27 14:48
Naturalistic thinking has long helped humanity grapple with complex urban predicaments. What role can it play today? Marco Amati, Associate Professor of International Planning, Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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CP Daily: Wednesday January 26, 2022

Carbon Pulse - Thu, 2022-01-27 14:36
A daily summary of our news plus bite-sized updates from around the world.
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Battery giant LG Energy doubles as investors look to booming EV market

RenewEconomy - Thu, 2022-01-27 14:06

Kim Dong-Myung, LG Energy Solution Head of Advanced Automotive Battery Division (EVP), speaks during a news conference in Lansing, Michigan. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya).Value of battery maker LG Energy Solution's shares doubled in an astonishing first day of trading as investors rushed to gain leverage to EV and storage market.

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