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Government sceptical of Forrest’s green steel vision

The Morrison government is at loggerheads with Australia’s richest man over the future of economy-defining export industries, with resources minister Keith Pitt joining the Prime Minister in declaring coal will prosper for decades to come after Andrew Forrest challenged the nation to move on and embrace green hydrogen and steel. The government dug its heel …

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Elon Musk just bought $100 million in publicity for the carbon capture industry

There is no way to stabilize the world’s temperature without an aggressive plan to pull carbon out of the atmosphere. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates than more than 3 to 7 gigatons (GT) of CO2 will need to be removed per year by 2050—up to 15 GT by the end of the century—to limit warming …

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World’s first domestic hydrogen battery developed by Australian firm

he world’s first commercially available line of hydrogen-powered domestic products, including a barbecue, a bicycle and most crucially a unit that creates and stores hydrogen power, has been developed by an Australian company, LAVO, working with the University of NSW. The LAVO battery, which is about the size of a large fridge, can be hooked …

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While the world looked the other way, corporate giants abandoned coal

Can we deal with a pandemic and global warming at once – both urgent, one an immediate hit, the other a decade-long burn? Well, yes, because – even with front pages dominated by COVID-19 – last month saw an astonishing concentration of decisions by international corporates to ditch carbon. And they slipped by, with the …

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Want to Plant More Trees? Just Use a Different Search Engine

When Pieter van Midwoud came across a job listing for a tree-planting officer at a non-profit called Ecosia, he knew he’d found his true calling. “There aren’t that many job titles that literally describe what you’re supposed to do,” said Van Midwoud from his home in Berlin. “I thought, it really can’t be that, can it?” …

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There are 10 catastrophic threats facing humans right now, and coronavirus is only one of them

Four months in, this year has already been a remarkable showcase for existential and catastrophic risk. A severe drought, devastating bushfires, hazardous smoke, towns running dry – these events all demonstrate the consequences of human-induced climate change. While the above may seem like isolated threats, they are parts of a larger puzzle of which the pieces are all interconnected. …

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Climate Change is Pushing Giant Ocean Currents Poleward

Climate Change is Pushing Giant Ocean Currents Poleward

Click here to view original web page at insideclimatenews.org Wind-driven ocean currents are changing in a warming climate, which will affect sea level rise and fisheries. Credit: Fred Tanneau/AFP via Getty Images The world’s major wind-driven ocean currents are moving toward the poles at a rate of about a mile every two years, potentially depriving …

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Can you really negate your carbon emissions? Carbon offsets, explained.

Can you really negate your carbon emissions? Carbon offsets, explained.

Click here to view original web page at www.vox.com This odd mélange of companies, celebrities, cities, countries, and organizations have all made commitments to curb their contributions to climate change, if not eliminate them entirely. And they have one tactic in common: buying carbon offsets. For companies like Amazon and Delta aiming to be carbon-neutral, …

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