- All sea life will be affected because carbon dioxide emissions are making the oceans more acidic, a major new report will say. The eight-year study from more than 250 scientists finds that infant sea creatures will be especially harmed. The number of baby cod growing to adulthood could fall to a quarter or less of what it is today. [BBC News]
- Scientists at MIT say they devised a cost-effective way to capture wasted methane and turn it into fuel or chemical feed stocks. Instead of venting it into the air, the process could allow companies to turn that wasted gas into money. Fossil fuel companies that are deaf to the plight of the earth can hear a dollar bill crinkling at 40 paces. [CleanTechnica]
- Hurricane Ophelia paid a visit to Ireland earlier this month with sustained winds of 119 miles per hour. Do you remember any other hurricanes hitting Ireland? Probably not. Ophelia was what is commonly known as an outlier. It was the most powerful hurricane in the eastern Atlantic ocean ever recorded and way beyond the norm. [CleanTechnica]
- Solar power costs will fall by another 60% over the next decade giving an already booming market another boost, the head of the International Renewable Energy Agency said. Irena expects 80 to 90 GW of new solar capacity, enough to power more than 8 billion LED light bulbs, to be added globally each year over the next 5 to 6 years. [Times LIVE]
- Maryland issued a conditional utility permit to Elon Musk’s Boring Company to dig a 10.3 mile tunnel beneath a state-owned parkway its governor’s office said. The tunnel could be part of a Hyperloop system Musk says will carry passengers from New York City to Washington in 29 minutes, with stops along the way in Philadelphia and Baltimore. [CleanTechnica]
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