- Across the US, the year’s first freeze has been arriving further and further into the calendar, according to more than a century of measurements from weather stations nationwide. Scientists say it is yet another sign of the changing climate, with both good and bad consequences, more fruits and vegetables, but also more allergies and pests. [The Olympian]
- “How Fossil Fuel Allies Are Tearing Apart Ohio’s Embrace of Clean Energy” • As fossil fuel interests mobilized at the national level to fight proposals to mitigate climate change that threaten their profits, they made Ohio a priority for fighting clean energy policy at the state level. Now, they are getting laws passed that benefit only themselves. [InsideClimate News]
- China is getting serious about pollution. Up to 40% of its factories have recently been closed at least temporarily as the country has struggled to meet its year-end pollution reduction goals, sources say. Officials from more than 80,000 factories have been charged with criminal offences relating to emissions over the past year. [CleanTechnica]
- Norway is the top country in the world as regards market share for plug-in vehicles (by far). In the first 9 months of 2017, electric vehicles captured a 32% market share, as compared to a 24% share in 2016. For comparison, #2 was Iceland at 8%, #3 was Sweden at 4%. China was at 1.6% and the US at 1.1%, according to world sales tracker EV Volumes. [CleanTechnica]
- Findings of the Risky Business Project, run by a broad group of US business leaders, is that climate change poses tremendous risk to American agriculture, business, and citizens. The solution is to adapt rapidly and transition to a low-carbon, clean-energy economy that also would boost both jobs and the economy. [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
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