- “Citizen Science Project In Rural Pennsylvania Aims To Change The Climate Conversation” • A biology professor at Moravian College started the Eastern Pennsylvania Phenology Project in 2010. Local residents submit data about natural indicators of seasonal change. The people involved are starting to see climate change for themselves. [Yale Climate Connections]
- “Thousands Of Oil Workers Are Getting Laid Off In The Permian Basin” • One of the most painful busts in the history of oil happened six years ago when a sharp price drop cost 200,000 roughnecks, almost half the workforce, their jobs. Now, COVID 19 and an oil-price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia threaten to do that again. [The Dallas Morning News]
- “BP, RWE, Others Plan Germany’s First Green Hydrogen Network” • A group of companies, including BP and RWE, agreed to develop Germany’s first green hydrogen network to link producers with industrial customers. They propose a 130-km grid in northwestern Germany to transport green hydrogen from a 100-MW electrolyzer. [Renewables Now]
- “Work Under Way On Ohio’s First Major Solar Project” • Construction is under way on Innergex Renewable Energy’s Hillcrest Solar project in southern Ohio, Kallanish Energy reports. The 200-MW facility will be the first utility-scale solar project in Ohio. The state currently has about 248 MW of solar power, with other projects being developed. [Kallanish Energy]
- “Climate Science Deniers Are Also Downplaying COVID-19 Risks” • Just one day after the WHO declared an international health emergency, the climate-denying American Council on Science and Health, published an article that began with the question, “Is coronavirus worse than the flu?” And it answered its itself, “No, not even close.” [Truthout]
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