- “Oil Company Agrees To Pay Up To $100 Million To Restore Louisiana Coastline” • An agreement between Freeport-McMoRan, a company that specializes in drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico, and 12 coastal communities in Louisiana may set a precedent. The company agreed to pay up to $100 million to restore the Louisiana coastline. [CleanTechnica]
- “The 3.5% Rule: How A Small Minority Can Change The World” • Erica Chenoweth, a political scientist at Harvard University, has shown it takes around 3.5% of the population to be participating actively in the protests to ensure serious political change. She also showed civil disobedience is the most powerful way to shape world politics. [BBC]
- “Climate Change Is Raising Quite The Stink In Florida” • In addition to other problems, the sunny day flooding that comes with rising sea levels threatens to overwhelm septic systems, leading to health issues. A Dade County report estimates it would take more than $3.3 billion to build water treatment facilities to provide sewer hookups. [CNN]
- “Tory Conference 2019: Boris Johnson Pledges £1 Billion To Develop Electric Cars And To Plant A Million Trees” • Plans for heavy investment in electric car production, energy reduction measures in all new homes and the planting of one million trees are being promised by Boris Johnson in a £1.2 billion package to combat climate change. [iNews]
- “Germany’s Climate Targets Require Huge Amounts Of Renewable Hydrogen – Reports” • Germany will require massive amounts of hydrogen made with renewable power to reach its climate targets, two reports commissioned by Greenpeace Energy say. The company sees demand for more hydrogen than green electricity. [Clean Energy Wire]
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