- “Warming Clips The Nightingale’s Wings” • One of the world’s favorite songbirds may be undergoing some profound physical impacts as temperatures rise. Researchers in Spain found that over a 20-year period, nightingales had been growing to have smaller wingspans. The scientists say this is linked to a changing climate in the region. [BBC]
- “Trump Cuts Fuel Efficiency Standards, Chastises ‘Foolish’ Auto Executives On Twitter” • The Trump administration cut fuel standards and ushered in a plan calling for significantly lower annual increases in fuel efficiency. But not all auto makers were happy. He had some words for the car industry’s leadership and called them “Foolish executives!” [Benzinga]
- “Silver Linings Playbook: Coronavirus Edition” • With the pandemic, we’re in the middle of a global wakeup call. But that doesn’t mean that it’s not possible to look forward and see what we’ll gain by waking up. Some things will be minor compared to the damage inflected by COVID-19, but some will be major. What are the silver linings? [CleanTechnica]
- “Trump’s Fuel Efficiency Reduction Would Be Largest Anti-Climate Rollback Ever” • Deep in the 2,000-page final rule rescinding greenhouse gas standards for passenger vehicles, the Trump administration makes a striking admission: Less efficient cars will mean a future of about 10,000 fewer auto industry jobs per year. [InsideClimate News]
- “Renewable Hydrogen Sneak Attack On ‘Toughest Third’ Of Global CO₂ Emissions” • A report from BloombergNEF outlines the prospects for renewable hydrogen in various sectors. It argues that renewables alone can’t carry the full weight of global decarbonization as direct sources of electricity, but they can with renewable hydrogen. [CleanTechnica]
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