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From bin bags to planes: Shell, BA plan EU’s first waste-to-jet fuel plant

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LONDON (Reuters) – Aeroplanes could be powered by jet fuel made from household rubbish from 2024 under plans by Shell (RDSa.L), British Airways and Velocys (VLSV.L) to build Europe’s first large-scale plant to produce jet fuel from domestic and commercial waste. FILE PHOTO: British Airways logos are seen on tail fins at Heathrow Airport in Read More

Russia’s Norilsk and South African coal town Kriel top SO2 emissions hot spots: NASA data

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Russia’s Norilsk smelter complex and a town in South Africa’s eastern coal mining province have the highest sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions in the world, according to satellite data from U.S. space agency NASA. The NASA-compiled data published on Monday was commissioned by environmental group Greenpeace India and used the space authority’s satellites Read More

Iceland mourns first glacier lost to climate change

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Iceland has said goodbye to its first glacier lost to climate change. Children placed a memorial plaque on the ground where the Okjokull Glacier used to be following a two-hour hike up a volcano. Around 100 people, including politicians, scientists and journalists, observed moments of silence and heard poetry and political speeches about the urgent Read More

Frac companies get fresh hope UK government will loosen rules

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By Timothy Abington and Jeremy Hodges on 8/16/2019 LONDON (Bloomberg) – A change of British government has given the much-maligned fracing industry another opportunity to make out its case for stimulating the controversial technique to tap unconventional natural gas reserves. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his new business minister, Andrea Leadsom, have come out in Read More

Gevo enters into purchase and sale agreement for sustainable aviation fuel to supply Air TOTAL International

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Aug. 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO) announced today that Air TOTAL International SA (“Air TOTAL”) and Gevo have entered into a partnership agreement to produce and supply sustainable aviation fuel (“SAF”) for use and distribution in France and other parts of Europe. With the finalization of this new supply Read More

Texas regulator shifts stance as gas flaring hits record

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By Ryan Collins on 8/9/2019 HOUSTON (Bloomberg) –An unusual split vote by Texas regulators over the flaring of natural gas shows that the days of giving a free pass to the controversial practice in the Lone Star state may be numbered. The chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission, which oversees the oil and gas industry Read More

U.N. flags need to cut meat to curb land use impact on global warming

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LONDON/GENEVA (Reuters) – Global meat consumption must fall to curb global warming, reduce growing strains on land and water and improve food security, health and biodiversity, a United Nations report on the effects of climate change concluded. Greenpeace activists hold a banner in front of the United Nations before a news conference by the Intergovernmental Read More

Farming and eating need to change to curb global warming: U.N. report

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LONDON/GENEVA (Reuters) – The way the world manages land, produces and eats food has to change to curb global warming or food security, health and biodiversity will be at risk, a U.N. report on the effects of climate change on land said on Thursday. Greenpeace activists hold a banner in front of the United Nations Read More

Pollution causing ‘up to a third of new child asthma cases in Europe’

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Up to a third of new childhood asthma cases in Europe could be caused by air pollution, a study found. Hundreds of thousands of children aged between one and 14 are believed to fall ill by breathing in pollutants each year, researchers estimate. Around 1.1million children are believed to suffer from asthma in the UK. Read More

Chevron starts burying CO2 off Australia at huge Gorgon storage project

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Chevron Corp said on Thursday it has launched one of the world’s largest carbon capture and storage projects, injecting CO2 into a deep reservoir under an island off Western Australia at its Gorgon LNG project. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Chevron is seen at the company’s office in Caracas, Venezuela April 25, Read More