- “Miami’s Fight Against Rising Seas” • Just down the coast from Donald Trump’s weekend retreat, the residents and businesses of south Florida are experiencing regular episodes of water in the streets. In the battle against rising seas, the region is becoming ground zero. And it has more to lose than almost anywhere else in the world. [BBC]
- “Natural Gas Leaks Deadly For Trees” • We have long known that drilling, gas extraction, and fracking are associated with huge amounts of water contamination, explosion hazards, and corruption of human health. But the situation is worse than that. Natural gas leaking from pipes is also deadly for the trees that line our city streets. [CleanTechnica]
- “Danish Consortium Eyes 10-GW Energy Island” • Danish pension funds PensionDanmark and PFA, energy company SEAS-NVE, and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners formed a consortium to invest in an offshore wind energy island of up to 10 GW in the North Sea. The project, VindO, could include 25 traditional offshore wind farms. [reNEWS]
- “Australian Researchers Announce Perovskite Solar Cells That Stand Up To Heat And Humidity” • Perovskite solar cells are cheap to produce and have a number of big advantages. The trouble is that they can’t last very long in the real world. Now, researchers at the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales say they can fix that. [CleanTechnica]
- “Big Oil States To Elon Musk: We Want Tesla!” • In a weird, tripped-out version of reality in which Tesla is suddenly at odds with “green,” liberal California, states that produce most of our domestic oil, particularly Texas (the top oil producing state) and Oklahoma (number four), are welcoming Elon Musk and Tesla with open arms. [CleanTechnica]
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