Industrial & Commercial Bank Of China To Launch Green Bonds Soon

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More banks and financial institutions are expected to launch green bonds soon, and China looks set to emerge as one of the fastest growing markets for rating funds to finance low-carbon and renewable energy projects. According to media reports, the Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) will soon launch green bonds. Officials of the [&hellip

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Moth genitalia is the key to snout grass borers from the Western Hemisphere

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Two scientists have produced an illustrated key to define the subtle differences between the 41 species of snout moth grass borers that currently dwell in the Western Hemisphere. The researchers conclude that the adults moths are too tough to tell apart by external characters, and therefore, the only way to identify the species is by dissecting and comparing genitalia. The study is published in the open-access journal ZooKeys.

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Undergraduate student takes to Twitter to expose illegal release of alien fish in Japan

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Posing a significant threat to the native biodiversity in Japan, specifically that of threatened aquatic insects, some alien fishes, such as the bluegill, have become the reason for strict prohibitions. All activities potentially capable of introducing the species into the wild are currently punishable by either a fine of up to 3 million yen for a person (100 million yen for corporations), or a prison sentence of up to 3 years.

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Senvion To Launch Wind Energy Operations In India

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Just over a year after it was sold to an equity investment firm, Senvion is set to enter the wind energy market in India. Europe-based Senvion has announced plans to start operations in India soon. According to a statement released by the company, it will offer “high-quality wind energy solutions for Indian wind sites.” While [&hellip

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The 40 Australian Towns That Could, And Should, Quit The Grid

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Originally published on RenewEconomy. A new study has identified at least 40 Australian towns that could, and probably should, quit the main electricity grid, because they would be saving money for themselves and for other electricity consumers. A study by energy management consultants Energeia says that many small towns, particularly those at the edge of [&hellip

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Bank of Qingdao Issues $1.2 Billion Green Bonds

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Chinese banks are making a beeline for issuing green bonds after the country’s central bank allowed banks and financial institutions to do so last year. Bank of Qingdao recently announced at a press conference that is launching a green bonds issue worth 8 billion yuan (over US$1.2 billion). The press release issued by the bank [&hellip

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Fishing meets science with waders and smartphones

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Dutch and American researchers have developed waders equipped with temperature sensors that enable fly-fishers to find the best fishing locations while collecting data to help scientists study streams. The research is published today (29 February) in Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems (GI), an open access journal of the European Geosciences Union.

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