- “Three Simple Steps To Boost Soil Health And Help Tackle Climate Change” • The British Society of Soil Science, based at Cranfield University, is promoting three simple steps to boost the health of the nation’s soils and help fight climate change: remove pavers, use cover crops so the soil is not bare, and don’t use peat-based compost. [Cranfield and Marston Vale Chronicle]
- “Solar energy saved Vermont $17 million in 2019” • From 2014 to 2019, small-scale solar in New England saved utilities and their customers more than $1.1 billion in wholesale power costs. These savings were enjoyed not only by people with solar, but everyone with an electric bill. Vermont saved $17 million in 2019 and $79 million since 2014. [Vermont Biz]
- “Denmark Announces An End To Oil And Gas Exploration In North Sea” • A report from the Washington Post says the Danish Parliament voted to end offshore gas and oil extraction, which had started in 1972 and made the country the largest producer in the EU. The Danish government says it is “now putting an end to the fossil fuel era.” [CleanTechnica]
- “Mitigating Climate Change And Extreme Heat With Reflective Pavements” • Reflective pavements provide a strategy that can help solve the problem of urban heat islands. It is currently practiced in a few cities, such as Los Angeles, by implementing reflective coatings or brighter-color materials in the pavement mixtures. [SciTechDaily]
- “New Poll: Majority of Americans Would Change Where They Shop to Support Cleaner Ships” • A poll conducted for Pacific Environment by Yale University, George Mason University, and Climate Nexus finds that 74% of American voters would be more likely to shop at companies that use cleaner ways to ship their goods. [CleanTechnica]
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