Aussie Space Startups Reveal Big Expansion Plans – Parabolic Arc

In a week of big announcements, three South Australian startups have furthered their plans to support the international space industry.
All based in Adelaide, South Australia, the companies include Fleet Space Technologies, Inovor Technologies and Southern Launch.
Southern Launch has been approved to conduct three rocket test launches from its site at Whalers Way reserve on the southern tip of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia.
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How To Manage The Data Center Environmental Sustainability

Forecasting technological advancements is difficult, but there are several models which have predicted that data centre energy usage could consume over 10% of the global electricity supply by 2030 at the current growth rate. Similar increases are also forecasted for gas emissions and e-waste. The technologies to counter this growing problem are available and they have the advantage of optimizing performance while reducing environmental impact.  

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Sustainability Benefits: A Corporate Perspective

Sustainability… It’s the topic of the decade, maybe even the century! We hear about it in all of our personal and social environments, and it seems to be aggressively penetrating every aspect of business and finance. But are Sustainability and ESG really here to stay? Is this a full paradigm shift, or just another passing trend? For businesses, is it just another regulatory challenge, or is it a true opportunity? How business leaders decide to answer this question will have huge impact on their company’s market position and longevity. Hopefully you are reading between the lines here and see that the answer to these questions is quite obvious. True North has shifted. There is a valuable opportunity to capture here, and if businesses don’t adjust their bearings, they will become lost and left behind. Even if businesses are not convinced about sustainability, basic business management fundamentals make a strong case for integrating ESG and Sustainability into business models across all sectors.

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Ford to purchase Electriphi for integration with Ford Pro services for EV fleets

Ford has announced it will purchase Electriphi, a California-based provider of charging management and fleet monitoring software for electric vehicles. Ford intends to integrate Electriphi capabilities with its Ford Pro services to develop advanced charging and energy management experiences for commercial users. Many large commercial fleet operators are actively transitioning from combustion-powered vehicles to electric vehicles, and managing charging is a significant challenge.

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Pembroke VCT invests in premium sustainable paint company COAT

Pembroke VCT, the venture capital trust focused on building the brands of tomorrow, has made an initial investment into COAT, the high-grade, sustainable paint company. COAT, which has been carbon-neutral since launch, is revolutionising the home decorating experience by redefining the customer experience of purchasing paint. Founded by Rob Abrahams and Rob Green in 2020, COAT was launched to address the negative aspects associated with the $90bn legacy paint industry and meet the needs of a more contemporary consumer by focusing on quality, sustainability and customer experience. Taking advantage of the founders’ combined experience in the paint industry and consumer marketing business, COAT offers a range of hand-made-to-order paints with free next-day delivery.

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Space Sector Explores Environmental Challenges, Prepares for Sustainability Summit on June 23 – Parabolic Arc

In a groundbreaking initiative organised by the Scottish Space Leadership Council (SSLC), global space sector stakeholders have been joining forces to explore solutions to sustainability-focused challenges set by environmental groups, academia, businesses and the wider public. An initial period of outreach led to an influx of written submissions that were reviewed by an independent judging panel. Challenges were then set for space industry representatives to address during online workshops running throughout May. Three broad themes were identified, with one calling for a holistic, internationally adoptable approach to measuring the true impact of the space sector on the environment. The second called for an exploration into developing an open library of space data to connect citizen science initiatives with environmental data. Finally, the sector was asked to identify ways to quantify, classify and assess the growing problem of low-orbiting space debris, to help protect the near-Earth space ecosystem.

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Ganga, Bhagirathi cross danger mark in U’khand | Science-Environment

Ganga and Bhagirathi rivers in Uttarakhand crossed the danger mark on Saturday following three days of incessant rains especially in the hills prompting authorities to sound an alert and evacuate villages along their banks.
The Ganga exceeded the danger level in both Haridwar and Rishikesh while Bhagirathi crossed the danger mark at Devprayag in Tehri district.
The Ganga in Haridwar was flowing at 294.1 metres, 0.10 metres above its danger mark, according to the data on the Central Water Commission’s (CWC) website.
The Ganga exceeded the danger level in Rishikesh and was flowing four centimetres above it, CWC Superintending Engineer Rajesh Kumar said.

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