- “To Combat Climate Change, Human Activities More Important Than Natural Feedbacks” • Scientists at the University of Rochester studied methane emissions from a period in Earth’s history partly analogous to the warming of Earth today. Their research, published in Science, suggests human caused emissions are of greatest concern. [University of Rochester]
- “Climate Change Is Drying Up The Colorado River, Putting Millions At Risk Of ‘Severe Water Shortages’” • The Colorado River – which provides water to more than 40 million people from Denver to Los Angeles – has seen its flow dwindle by 20% compared to the last century, and scientists have found that climate change is mainly to blame. [CNN]
- “Climate Change May Doom 1 In 3 Species Of Plants And Animals In The Next 50 Years” • Using data from surveys that studied 538 animals, insects and plants from 581 sites across the globe, researchers from the University of Arizona found that approximately one in three plant, insect, and animal species could face extinction by 2070. [CNN]
- “Tesla’s Helping Australian Bushfire Victims” • Tesla is helping Australian bushfire victims, along with 5B, a solar provider in Sydney, and Mike Cannon-Brooks, the founder of Atlassian. The goal is to install solar panels and batteries in towns that have lost power completely due to the devastating bushfires of 2019 to 2020. [CleanTechnica]
- “Cuomo Announces Efforts To Speed Up Green Energy Projects” • New York Gov Andrew M. Cuomo announced he is advancing a budget amendment to ramp up the permitting and construction of green projects, as part of the state’s commitment to obtain 70% of energy from renewable sources by the end of the decade. [Albany Times Union]
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