- “In Mount Everest Region, World’s Highest Glaciers Are Melting, Receding” • For many tourists, a trek to Mount Everest Base Camp, is an adventure of a lifetime. But what is stunning scenery to tourists is for climate scientists an apocalyptic sight. They see dramatic evidence all around of a rapidly warming atmosphere. (Photos) [InsideClimate News]
- “Despite Trump, The Shift from Coal to Renewables Continues Unabated” • If you were only paying attention to White House public statements, you would likely think that coal had seen a magnificent revival in the nearly two years since Donald Trump became President. In reality, what is happening in the country is completely different. [Triple Pundit]
- “Robots Come to the Rescue After Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster” • Since the fuel melted in three reactors at Fukushima Daiichi, it burned through steel walls and concrete floors. No one even knows quite where it is. No human can go inside to look for it, so the Japanese company that owns the crippled plant has turned to robots. [CBS News]
- “Queensland Bushfires: Evacuations amid ‘Highly Unusual’ Conditions” • About 40 bushfires are burning in Queensland in weather conditions that are described as “unprecedented.” The largest fire is about 50 km (30 miles) long. Intense fire conditions are very unusual in Queensland in late November because it is the wet season. [BBC]
- “Hawaiian Electric, Eurus Ink 46.8-MW Wind PPA” • Hawaiian Electric Co signed a power purchase agreement for the output of a 46.8-MW wind project on Oahu island, the electric utility said. The Palehua wind farm is planned to be built on the Waianae Range and use 13 turbines. It will supply enough power for about 25,000 homes. [Renewables Now]
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