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This is on behalf of local climate change group. Material is selected by Bernie McComb and does not necessarily represent opinion of whole group.

The startup turning human bodies into compost

It has been five years since Katrina Spade composted her first human body. With her pushing and lobbying, Washington state is now the first in the US to legally offer an alternative to burial or cremation: “above-ground decomposition,” also known … Continue reading

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IEEFA: What Australia can learn from Texas’ embrace of clean energy

“against a backdrop of a massive fracking boom and bust, Texas has become the top wind-power generator in the U.S. and also grown its utility-scale solar power market.  — Read on ieefa.org/ieefa-what-australia-can-learn-from-texas-embrace-of-clean-energy/ Meanwhile Scomo&Co Plan to subsidise and/or directly invest … Continue reading

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IEEFA: Canadian assessment of LNG ‘rising tide’ would drown balance sheets in red ink –

“The most important fact is that the fundamentals of British Columbia’s LNG export cost structure are not competitive enough to keep private capital interested,” — Read on ieefa.org/canadian-assessment-of-lng-rising-tide-would-drown-balance-sheets-in-red-ink/

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Geology’s human footprint is enough to spur rage

21 October, 2020 − Once again science has presented evidence that a new geological epoch is here. This human footprint is all our own work. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/geologys-human-footprint-is-enough-to-inspire-rage/

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Satellites Put the World’s Biggest Methane Emitters on the Map

Satellites Put the World’s Biggest Methane Emitters on the Map — Read on http://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2020-10-21/methane-maps-climate-satellites-from-ghgsat-reveal-rising-emissions Satellite data will ultimately transform the way nations are held accountable for voluntary commitments under the Paris Agreement, which calls for limiting global average temperatures from rising … Continue reading

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Future sailors: what will ships look like in 30 years?

With a target to halve its huge carbon footprint, the race is on to find new technologies to green the world’s shipping fleet — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/03/future-sailors-what-will-ships-look-like-in-30-years

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Rising heat means more methane, warmer nights

20 October, 2020 − Nights are warmer. So are northern lakes. And farm livestock are at greater risk of disease, thanks to rising heat. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/rising-heat-means-more-methane-warmer-nights/

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Recipe for cheaper electricity? Try 90 per cent renewables by 2040

Energy minister Angus Taylor said “too much” wind and solar would push up prices. Experience, and new modelling, shows the opposite is true. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/recipe-for-cheaper-electricity-try-90-per-cent-renewables-by-2040-2040/amp/

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Massive Asian Renewable Energy Hub grows to 26GW of wind and solar

First stage of the massive Asian Renewable Energy Hub a step closer after securing state environmental approvals from WA government, and could grow to 26GW. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/massive-asian-renewable-energy-hub-grows-to-26gw-of-wind-and-solar-49343/amp/

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Powering all UK homes via offshore wind by 2030 ‘will need £50bn’

Powering all UK homes via offshore wind by 2030 ‘will need £50bn’ | Wind power | The Guardian — Read on http://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/06/powering-all-uk-homes-via-offshore-wind-by-2030-would-cost-50bn Clark said the companies building offshore wind farms currently in the UK were sourcing the high-value end of … Continue reading

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