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‘I could depend on him’: RFS veterans still fighting after 150 year’s combined service ‘I could depend on him’: RFS veterans still fighting after 150 year’s combined service

‘I could depend on him’: RFS veterans still fighting after 150 year’s combined service

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After a combined 150 years of service, Bilpin Rural Fire Service veterans Albert Newton and Bill Johnson know only one way.Key points:NSW RFS veterans are recognised for 150 years combined serviceThey can remember riding pushbikes to bushfires in 1940sThe recognition is a morale boost for the community after a tough summerDuring the Black Summer fires…

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The big science moments of 2020 (so far) The big science moments of 2020 (so far)

The big science moments of 2020 (so far)

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In December 2019, an “unexplained pneumonia” began to sicken people in China. The culprit, a microbial parasite now known as the new coronavirus, would soon flip 2020 upside down. The pandemic has likely become a defining period of the century — and the outbreak is not nearly over. While the virus circulates, sickens, and kills,…

Interxion reduces cooling system energy consumption with real-time optimisation software Interxion reduces cooling system energy consumption with real-time optimisation software

Interxion reduces cooling system energy consumption with real-time optimisation software

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LONDON, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Interxion, a leading European provider of carrier- and cloud-neutral colocation data centre services and a Digital Realty company, announced today it has reduced its cooling system energy consumption by 20% during the first year of an ongoing project with data centre optimisation specialist, EkkoSense.  Thermal Map of Data Hall in Digital…

Update: Amazon announces $2 billion Climate Pledge Fund Update: Amazon announces $2 billion Climate Pledge Fund

Update: Amazon announces $2 billion Climate Pledge Fund

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Update: This post has been updated to indicate that although Rodrigo Prudencio’s profile on LinkedIn stated, “I lead investments for Amazon’s $2B Climate Pledge Fund” the fund is led by Matt Peterson on Amazon’s corporate development team and and Kara Hurst, who leads the company’s sustainability team, according to an Amazon spokesperson. Prudencio deleted his…

Composting Composting

Composting

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For the jazz fusion ensemble, see Compost (band). A community-level composting plant in a rural area in Germany Compost ( or ) is organic matter that has been decomposed and recycled as a fertilizer and soil amendment. Compost is a key ingredient in organic farming. At the simplest level, the process of composting requires making…

Nature Canada’s Graham Saul on pushing for change from Canada’s nature community Nature Canada’s Graham Saul on pushing for change from Canada’s nature community

Nature Canada’s Graham Saul on pushing for change from Canada’s nature community

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Graham Saul finds himself unexpectedly optimistic in these difficult times.And the Canadian environmental leader insists that’s not in spite of today’s massive unrest, inequities, hardships or health crises — but because of what he sees as urgent opportunities for social movements to win victories.“I believe we’re at a very exciting moment in human history, and…

Yum China Releases 2019 Sustainability Report Yum China Releases 2019 Sustainability Report

Yum China Releases 2019 Sustainability Report

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SHANGHAI, May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Yum China Holdings, Inc. (the “Company” or “Yum China”) (NYSE: YUMC), today issued its annual Sustainability Report, which highlights its commitment to sustainability and dedication to giving back to the community. It is the Company’s third annual Sustainability Report since becoming an independent, publicly-traded company in 2016. The new…

Liverpool’s Title Wait Is Over at Last – Sports Illustrated Liverpool’s Title Wait Is Over at Last – Sports Illustrated

Liverpool’s Title Wait Is Over at Last – Sports Illustrated

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And so the wait is over. Perhaps this isn’t how Liverpool would have wanted to win its 19th league title, but after a 30-year drought, nobody involved with the club or supporting it will care too much. Just as Leicester City’s title four years ago was sealed by two other clubs at Stamford Bridge, just…

A Drop in Commercial Flights Is Bad for Hurricane Forecasts A Drop in Commercial Flights Is Bad for Hurricane Forecasts

A Drop in Commercial Flights Is Bad for Hurricane Forecasts

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As the hurricane season’s third tropical storm churns toward the US coast, forecasters lack some key data that helps them predict a hurricane’s size, speed, and path. Cruise ships and commercial airlines that collect weather information along their routes are now mostly grounded because of the coronavirus pandemic, forcing meteorologists to rely on satellites that…

6 steps you can take to be an activist, no matter your age 6 steps you can take to be an activist, no matter your age

6 steps you can take to be an activist, no matter your age

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At just 18 years old, Jamie Margolin has risen to become a celebrated climate justice activist.  As co-founder of the youth-led climate organization Zero Hour, she helps elevate young, marginalized voices to raise awareness of and take action on climate justice.  Chances are, you’ve heard of the work Zero Hour’s done. It organized the 2018…

Climate Lawsuits Are Coming for Koch Industries Climate Lawsuits Are Coming for Koch Industries

Climate Lawsuits Are Coming for Koch Industries

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Photo: Sarah Rice (Getty Images)Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced on Wednesday that he’s suing ExxonMobil, Koch Industries, and the American Petroleum Institute because the three firms deceived customers about the climate crisis. This is the first lawsuit of its kind to name API and Koch Industries, and it takes a novel approach by suing…

Satellites reveal major new gas industry methane leaks – Reuters UK Satellites reveal major new gas industry methane leaks – Reuters UK

Satellites reveal major new gas industry methane leaks – Reuters UK

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LONDON (Reuters) – Last fall, European Space Agency satellites detected huge plumes of the invisible planet-warming gas methane leaking from the Yamal pipeline that carries natural gas from Siberia to Europe. An undated handout image shows methane hotspot on the Yamal pipeline. KAYRROS/COPERNICUS SENTINEL DATA 2019-2020/Handout via REUTERSEnergy consultancy Kayrros estimated one leak was spewing…

Satellites reveal major new gas industry methane leaks – Reuters Satellites reveal major new gas industry methane leaks – Reuters

Satellites reveal major new gas industry methane leaks – Reuters

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LONDON (Reuters) – Last fall, European Space Agency satellites detected huge plumes of the invisible planet-warming gas methane leaking from the Yamal pipeline that carries natural gas from Siberia to Europe. A undated handout image shows methane emission hotspots associated with oil, gas and coal between January 2019 and May 2020. KAYRROS/Handout via REUTERS Energy…

News24.com | Standard Bank faces protest over plans to fund oil pipeline News24.com | Standard Bank faces protest over plans to fund oil pipeline

News24.com | Standard Bank faces protest over plans to fund oil pipeline

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Environmental activists are objecting to Standard Bank’s funding of fossil fuel projects. Photo: iStock Standard Bank Group Ltd., which is Africa’s biggest bank by assets, faces opposition from environmental activists to its plan to fund an oil pipeline in East Africa. International group of climate activists that opposes the use of fossil fuels, 350.org will…

Flooding Threat from “Cristobal” Shifts East of MSP Into Wisconsin Flooding Threat from “Cristobal” Shifts East of MSP Into Wisconsin

Flooding Threat from “Cristobal” Shifts East of MSP Into Wisconsin

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