- “How Weeds Help Fight Climate Change” • Most people see weeds as a problem. But one farmer has found they can help make dry, damaged land lush again, and they also absorb carbon from the atmosphere. His observations of the flow of water from high to low places inspired what is called natural sequence farming. [BBC]
- “These Scientists Did More Than Tell Us We Were Doomed” • In the past few days, a series of apocalyptic headlines appeared, telling us that a million species were threatened with extinction, based on an IPBES report. It is important to remember that the report didn’t just talk about doom. The committee also offered solutions. [Sierra Magazine]
- “US Residential Solar Installs Hit 2 Million In Q2” • The US now has over 2 million solar systems installed, and forecasts are that the number will double by 2023, according to Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar Energy Industries Association. The first million installations took 40 years, but the second took just three. [CleanTechnica]
- “Coal’s Slide To Continue In US As Renewables Fill The Gap” • US demand for coal to generate electricity will continue its slide in coming months, federal officials said, despite efforts by the Trump administration to shore up the struggling industry. Wind, solar, and hydropower are expected to fill much of the gap left by coal’s decline. [Great Falls Tribune]
- “Top Scientists Call For A Halt To Nuclear Power Generation” • For the tenth anniversary of the signing of the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement, a paper published in the India Forum provided a biting criticism. The deal’s goals have not been realized, but its threats to India’s economics, democracy, and safety have become clear. [Kashmir Times]
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