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Ditching ‘Killer’ Plastics: Queensland’s Ban on Single Use Plastics
Queensland is following the footsteps of South Australia in becoming a greener state. Under new legislation, single use plastics such as straws and cutlery, as well as polystyrene foam food containers and cups will be banned from the 1st of September 2021. The legislation has been endorsed by the Australian Marine Conservation Society, and will be critical in protecting the iconic Australian wildlife. This is an excellent push for the remaining Australian states to also take the positive action to ban plastics which are designed to be used once, and which lastingly destroy the environment.
11 March 2021 by Sladjana Kuri...

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Ocean carbon credits
If we are to keep global warming to 1.5 degrees, CO2 will need to be removed from the atmosphere.The Ocean Nourishment Corporation is working to enhance the natural process of photosynthesis by phytoplankton whereby they draw CO2 from the atmosphere. As more CO2 is drawn down, more carbon will be stored at the bottom of the ocean when the phytoplankton die. A carbon credit can be created for each additional tonne of CO2 stored.If 2.4 billion tonnes can be stored, then, at $50 per tonne,  this technique can create a market in excess of $100 billion.
8 March 2021 by ReadyFundGo

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Tiny Echidna helping tackle climate change
Many animals improve soil health through extensive digging. These “ecosystem engineers” benefit not only soils, but plants and other organisms.In Australia, most of our digging animals are either extinct or threatened. But not so the Echidna, which is still relatively common across large areas of the continent. Echidnas dig pits, furrows and depressions in the soil while foraging for ants. So, by improving Echidna habitat, we can significantly improve soil health and boost climate action efforts. Dig this: a tiny echidna moves 8 trailer-loads of soil a year, helping tackle climate change (theconversation.com)
7 March 2021 by Jeremy Wright

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Against the odds, South Australia is a renewable energy powerhouse
South Australia - 20 years ago relied totally on fossil fuel generated energy. Now in 2021 it has 60% renewables. "South Australia shows how good public policy can enable dramatic emissions reduction, even in a privately owned electricity system". It is a model that the rest of Australia and the world can learn from. "As the transition progressed, the state’s largest coal generator, at Port Augusta, was wound back and eventually closed. To help workers and the town adjust, the state government supported employment alternatives".https://theconversation.com/against-the-odds-south-australia-is-a-renewable-energy-powerhouse-how-on-earth-did-they-do-it-153789
26 February 2021 by Jeremy Wright

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26 February 2021 by René Leven

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Methane aerial detection and mitigation case study
Pro-actively detecting Methane leaks in existing O&G and energy infrastructure and eliminate those leaks will be one crucial short-term activity we want to see across the world's main emitters.Our company had invested in a start up Kairos Aerospace that is doing just that - please drop me a line if you are interested in deploying aerial methane detection in your area/infrastructure and I will be happy to connect you with those guys.http://kairosaerospace.com/society-of-petroleum-engineers-published-pioneer-natural-resources-case-study/Click here to read the full case study:  
26 February 2021 by René Leven