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Jess Graham is a field ecologist from Newcastle, New South Wales. She was the first employee to take part in a new RPS Global Ecology Mobility Program during the UK spring-summer seasons. This is her story.
Natural Hazards, Climate Change, and Coastal Impacts
Coastal communities are threatened by natural hazards including coastal storms, water inundation, marine debris and tsunamis, in addition to population growth, overdevelopment, and loss of natural resources. Additionally, climate change exacerbates the effects of many of the natural hazards by impacting the sea level and increasing the intensity and frequency of extreme events.
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) involves capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from point source emitters transporting the CO2 and storing it in underground reservoirs, also known as geological sequestration. In CCS projects, the largest source of uncertainty is storage. To manage this uncertainty, there are several factors to consider.
The recently updated Biodiversity Metric 3.1 could mean some developments in England are no longer hitting the mark when it comes to biodiversity net gain.
And with a non-negotiable BNG needed to secure planning, this can be a big problem for those sites assessed before the updated metric came into place in April this year. Here, Director of Ecology, Mike Barker uses his experience on a recent solar project to show the impact of these changes and demonstrate why it’s advisable to review any projects assessed using previous calculators.
Clean energy is a hot topic, but the renewable energy supply chain is a crucial element that should be higher on the world agenda. With limits on the speed and the scale of development, there are big questions we can’t afford to ignore.
Our planet’s natural carbon cycles are designed to be in balance thanks to ecosystems such as forests, oceans, and soils sequestering carbon. But throw human-induced CO2 emissions into the mix and the balance has skewed - nature has been drastically overwhelmed.
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects and technologies are poised to play a very critical part in the energy transition to more sustainable living. It’s essential that the momentum for these projects increases if we have any chance of meeting net-zero targets by 2050.
The Covid-19 pandemic has contributed to two very large changes in energy training. There has been a marked increase in digitalisation over face-to-face courses, and the greater need for more adaptable learning material. Remote learning is poised to play a very important role in energy training, so it’s vital to get it right for the global energy sector.