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The Field Lab - Tue, 2020/10/06 - 3:52pm


Selling back a movement I ordered for parts I needed for a gold watch I have been working on.  87,94,67,0,B

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Trump report touts oil and gas as 'energy security' amid US climate disasters

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2020/10/06 - 1:00pm

The document, which cost about $200,000, fails to mention either the realities of climate crisis or the downsides of the energy industry

The Trump administration’s energy department is rolling out a lengthy report touting oil and gas as “providing energy security and supporting our quality of life”, without acknowledging that fossil fuels are the main cause of the climate crisis.

Released a month before the election, the report is strikingly at odds with the realities of climate change that the American public has been coping with over the past few months, from huge wildfires to destructive derecho storms and a series of intense hurricanes.

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

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2020/10/06 - 11:01am

Aurora Energy Research calculates investment would have to quadruple capacity

Boris Johnson’s bold new vision for offshore wind to power every home in the UK by 2030 would require almost £50bn in investment and the equivalent of one turbine to be installed every weekday for the whole of the next decade.

The huge investment, calculated by Aurora Energy Research, an Oxford-based consultancy, would increase the UK’s offshore wind power capacity by four times what it is today, to reach 40GW by 2030.

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California wildfires spawn first ‘gigafire’ in modern history

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2020/10/06 - 9:11am

August complex fire expanded beyond 1m acres, elevating it from a mere ‘megafire’ to a new classification: ‘gigafire’

California’s extraordinary year of wildfires has spawned another new milestone – the first “gigafire”, a blaze spanning 1m acres, in modern history.

Related: California fires set bleak record as 4m acres destroyed

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UK insect farm project for sustainable animal feed awarded £10m

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2020/10/06 - 8:49am

Government backs plan by London-based Entocycle to build facility outside capital

The UK’s first large-scale farm breeding insects for animal feed and pet food has moved a step closer after the government backed the project with a £10m funding package.

The new facility will be built by the insect farming start-up Entocycle, which will use it to raise black soldier flies fed on food waste to create sustainable insect protein.

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Boris Johnson: UK must not return to status quo after Covid-19 pandemic

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2020/10/06 - 7:10am

PM pledges to transform country in keynote address to Conservative party conference

Boris Johnson has said the UK must not return to the status quo after the coronavirus pandemic, promising a transformation akin to the “new Jerusalem” the postwar cabinet pledged in 1945.

The prime minister also mounted a robust defence of the private sector, saying “free enterprise” must lead the recovery and that that he intended to significantly roll back the extraordinary state intervention the crisis had necessitated.

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Corpses washed from cemeteries in France-Italy floods

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2020/10/06 - 6:28am

Gruesome find comes as 12 people are reported killed with a further 20 still missing

The task of searching for victims of the French and Italian floods in Alpine villages and on nearby coasts has grown more gruesome as authorities have said corpses from cemeteries have been swept down the mountain by violent rains.

A spokeswoman for France’s Alpes-Maritimes regional administration, badly hit by the storm along with the Italian regions of Liguria and Piedmont, said it was unclear where the bodies had come from but corpses unearthed from cemeteries had washed up on the Italian side.

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Previous incident may have led Orcas to target boats, say experts

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2020/10/06 - 4:53am

Inquiry into encounters off coasts of Spain and Portugal says speed could be a factor

Experts investigating a series of extraordinary encounters between orcas and yachts off the coasts of Spain and Portugal believe the animals responsible may have been triggered to target boat rudders by an earlier “aversive incident” involving some kind of vessel.

Related: 'They were having a real go': man tells of orca encounter off Spain

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Nobody knows why this mother bear is so aggressive, but her fans online love it

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2020/10/06 - 2:30am

Grazer, a 15-year-old sow, will maul, swat or bite any bear that even thinks about getting too close to her cubs

More than 2,000 bears live within Katmai national park in Alaska, where they spend the precious few warm-weather months fishing for salmon, swimming and strolling over the park’s nearly 4.1m acres. But in recent years, one bear has cultivated an internet following for demonstrating uncommonly aggressive behavior with others.

Related: Fat bear week: America's most body positive contest nears climax

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'It'll be around forever': fossil fuel workers switch to new jobs in renewables

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2020/10/05 - 11:00pm

Those hoping to future-proof their careers are turning to green industries such as windfarms

“This is absolutely massive for me,” Mustafa Hamed explains. The 21-year-old from Wigan first came to Britain from Iraq as a child more than 17 years ago in the wake of a bitter war steeped in oil. Today, he is helping to build what will be the world’s biggest offshore windfarm off the east coast of England.

Hamed joined Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK, a Welsh engineering firm, as an apprentice last year. He now works as a contractor at the Dogger Bank offshore windfarm, a multibillion-pound energy project by SSE Renewables and the Norwegian energy company Equinor that is due to begin powering millions of British homes by the early 2020s.

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A nine-point plan for the UK to achieve net zero carbon emissions

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2020/10/05 - 11:00pm

Author Chris Goodall says tackling the climate crisis is neither difficult nor expensive and can help boost the economy

Net zero. It’s a simple enough concept – the notion that we reduce carbon emissions to a level where we are no longer adding to the stock in the atmosphere. More and more companies and countries are taking the pledge, promising to hit net zero by 2050, 2030 or even sooner.

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Are the world's national parks failing nature? (part one) – podcast

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2020/10/05 - 9:00pm

In a special two-part takeover by colleagues from the age of extinction project, Patrick Greenfield and Phoebe Weston investigate whether national parks actually benefit the environment and biodiversity, or if there might be a better way of doing things

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New Zealand bushfire that demolished village leads to climate crisis debate

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2020/10/05 - 5:43pm

Scientists say hotter and longer summers make such an unusually fierce fire more likely

A bushfire that destroyed most of a village in New Zealand’s South Island has sparked a fierce debate between high-country farmers and conservationists, as those affected struggle to understand the unusually fierce nature of the blaze.

Lake Ōhau village is located at the foothills of the Ben Ohau mountain range, and is home to just 15 permanent residents but its numbers swell significantly during the holiday season. On Sunday morning, a fire tore through the foothills and into the village, forcing 90 people to evacuate.

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Indonesia mass strikes loom over cuts to environmental safeguards and workers' rights

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2020/10/05 - 4:30pm

New law to boost investment is a ‘tragic miscalculation’, campaigners say, as unions plan strike action in protest

Indonesia has passed a wide-ranging bill that will weaken environmental protections and workers’ rights in an attempt to boost investment, a move condemned as a “tragic miscalculation” that could lead to “uncontrolled deforestation”.

Groups representing millions of workers said they would strike on Tuesday in response to protest against the bill, which will amend about 1,200 provisions in 79 existing laws after it was pushed through parliament with unprecedented speed. Police said that a permit for the protest had not been approved, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Trump's Cluster...

The Field Lab - Mon, 2020/10/05 - 4:23pm

The people in the White House cluster who have tested positive for the coronavirus so far...

This list includes people who attended the September 26 Amy Coney Barrett event and/or have had close recent contact with the White House.

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UK set for burst of vivid autumn colours after sunny September

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2020/10/05 - 4:01pm

National Trust encourages people to get out into nature to enjoy spectacular displays

A spectacular and prolonged autumn display of colour is predicted for the UK’s parks and gardens thanks to good sunny spells in the spring and September and some nurturing dampness in the summer.

The golds, reds, purples, russets and oranges that provide a burst of joy before the winter months are likely to be particularly vivid this year, the National Trust said.

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Boris Johnson to unveil plan to power all UK homes with wind by 2030

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2020/10/05 - 2:30pm

PM vows to make Britain world leader in low-cost clean power with ‘Build Back Greener’ drive

Boris Johnson will promise to power every home in the UK with offshore wind energy within a decade, pledging to make the coronavirus pandemic a catalyst for green growth.

In a speech to the virtual Conservative party conference on Tuesday, he will say that the government will invest in a clean energy future to create “hundreds of thousands, if not millions of jobs” in the next decade.

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California fires set bleak record as 4m acres destroyed

Guardian Environment News - Mon, 2020/10/05 - 2:17pm
  • 4m figure double the previous record for most land burned
  • Officials warn season ‘far from over and fire potential high’

The wildfires that have ravaged California have reached a bleak new milestone, having consumed 4m acres in a fire season that shows little sign of ending.

Related: ‘We just had to get home’: the Californians who rebuild despite the danger of wildfires

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Medical Residents To Receive Education On Health Effects Of Climate Change

NPR News - Environment - Mon, 2020/10/05 - 1:16pm

Few medical residents learn about the health effects of climate change. Now as wildfires sweep the West and hurricanes flood the Gulf Coast, the first published guidelines offer a way to start.

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