- “Hundreds Of Temperature Records Broken Over Summer” • Almost 400 all-time high temperatures were set in the northern hemisphere over the summer, analysis indicates. According to Dr Robert Rohde, Lead Scientist at Berkeley Earth, the increasing number of record high temperatures is a part of the long-term trend of global warming. [BBC]
- “Tribes, Environmental Groups Sue To Stop Mine In Alaskan Salmon Spawning Areas” • Five environmental, business, and native organizations sued the EPA over a proposed controversial Alaska gold and copper mine the Trump administration backed. The mine had been stopped due to environmental concerns during the Obama era. [CNN]
- “Northern California Braced For Mega Power Cut” • Pacific Gas and Electric is cutting electricity to around 800,000 customers in Northern California, in an attempt to prevent wildfires. Large swathes of the San Francisco Bay Area outside the city are expected to be affected. PG&E warned the shut down could last several days. [BBC]
- “Buildings Account For 11% Of Global Emissions. Here Are Two Ways To Slash That Number” • The steel and concrete used in new buildings come with a high price, in terms of CO₂ emissions. There are ways to reduce those emissions, however. One is to use wood instead of steel, and the other is to use new methods for making cement. [CleanTechnica]
- “Renewable Energy Firm Doubles Down On Western Wind Projects” • A California-based renewable energy developer plans to increase by seven-fold its investments as it prepares to build more wind farms in New Mexico over the next several years. It aims to serve customer demands in the state and export electricity to other markets. [RFD-TV]
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