- “Restoring Forests Could Capture Two-Thirds Of The Carbon Humans Have Added To The Atmosphere” • Restoring the world’s lost forests could remove two thirds of all the planet-warming carbon that is in the atmosphere because of human activity, according to a study from Swiss university ETH Zurich published in the journal Science. [CNN]
- “Anchorage Was 89 Degrees On July 4. That’s Not A Typo” • Alaska’s heat wave continued through Independence Day, and in Anchorage, the temperatures shattered an all-time record. The temperature at the airport was 89°F, besting June 14, 1969, for the highest mark ever reached in the state, according to the National Weather Service. [CNN]
- “State Mandates Driving Demand For Renewables” • At least four states boosted their goals for renewable energy this year, joining others that direct power generators to produce more electricity from wind turbines, solar panels and other clean sources. These mandates are increasingly driving development of renewables nationwide. [Houston Chronicle]
- “Researchers Unlock Secret To Higher Efficiency Solar Cells” • A team of researchers at MIT and Princeton has demonstrated a way to get every high energy photon striking silicon to kick out two electrons instead of one, opening the door for a new kind of solar cell with greater efficiency than previously thought feasible, possibly to as much as 35%. [CleanTechnica]
- “Climate Change Lawsuits Spreading Around The World, Says Report” • Legal action on climate change has become a global phenomenon, with lawsuits launched against governments and corporate interests in 28 countries so far, according to a report from the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science. [CNN]
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