- “Oregon bids goodbye to coal power” • The Boardman Coal Plant has produced nearly half of Portland’s electricity since 1980. It can burn up to 8,000 tons of coal a day. That will end in just a few months. The plant’s owner, Portland General Electric will close it down for good by the end of 2020. It is the last coal plant left in Oregon. [East Oregonian]
- “Climate Change Has Degraded Productivity Of Shelf Sea Food Webs” • Research shows climate change has caused a shortage of marine nutrients. This contributed to a 50% decline in important North East Atlantic plankton over 60 years. More nutritious large plankton, food for larger sea animals, are being replaced by tiny creatures of poorer food quality. [Science Daily]
- “Tesla Safety Chief Announces Coronavirus Is Not Circulating At Fremont Facility” • Tesla appears to have safety under control. According to Tech Chronicle, there have been no transmissions of the coronavirus in the workplace at Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California, in the month since production lines starting moving and employees returned to work. [CleanTechnica]
- “EU Defines Green Investments To Boost Sustainable Finance” • To boost the shift towards eco-friendly investment the EU is introducing rules to define what qualifies as green or sustainable activities. This month, Members of the European Parliament will vote on a framework that determines which activities can be considered sustainable. [Modern Diplomacy]
- “Nature’s ‘Slow Lanes’ Offer Hope For Species Feeling Heat Of Climate Change, Other Pressures” • Pockets of landscape less prone than adjacent areas to disturbances like fire and drought may hold the key for scientists, conservationists, and land managers seeking to preserve vulnerable species in a changing climate. [The News Guard]
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