- “‘We All Owe Al Gore An Apology’: More People See Climate Change In Record Flooding” • A string of natural disasters has hit the central US in recent weeks, from tornadoes to heavy rainfall that floods fields, inundates homes and threatens levees. For many people, there is a clear connection between new weather patterns and climate change. [WAMU 88.5]
- “New Rules Give Households Right To Sell Solar Power Back To Energy Firms” • Britain’s biggest energy companies will have to buy renewable energy from customers under new laws to be introduced this week. Homeowners who install new rooftop solar panels from 1 January 2020 will be able to sell the energy they do not need to their supplier. [The Guardian]
- “UK Village Considers The Unfathomable: Tearing Itself Down Before Nature Does” • Fairbourne, a village in northwest Wales, is built on a natural flood plain. The reinforced embankment that protects it from flooding was upgraded after a flood 2014 at a cost of £6.8 million ($8.7 million), but it will only hold for so long, as the sea keeps rising. [CNN]
- “India Offers $360 Million Subsidy For 5,000 Electric Buses” • The Indian government plans to incentivize cities to include electric buses to their public transport fleet through financial subsidies. It will offer subsidies worth ₹2,500 crore ($360 million) for the deployment of 5,000 electric buses in a total of 40 large cities. [CleanTechnica]
- “Russia Wants An Alternative Ending To HBO’s Show On The Nuclear Accident Of Ukraine” • The Hollywood Reporter reports that the Russian state TV network NTV is developing its own, more pro-Russia version of the 1986 nuclear disaster. The NTV drama will reportedly alter history to claim that the CIA was involved in the disaster. [News Nation]
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