- “Cranberry Farmers See Solar Promise” • Falling cranberry prices and ongoing trade wars have America’s cranberry industry eyeing a possible new savior: solar power. Some of the cranberry farmers in Massachusetts, the nation’s second-largest grower after Wisconsin, propose to install solar PVs above the bogs they harvest each fall. [Arkansas Online]
- “UK Halts All Fracking Operations In The Country” • The UK government issued an order halting all fracking operations in the country effective immediately. Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland already had measures against fracking. UK Government ministers also warned shale gas companies that it will not support future fracking projects. [CleanTechnica]
- “Hong Kong Oysters Served Up As Natural Defence Against Flooding Caused By Climate Change” • Environmentalists believe oysters could play a key role in protecting Hong Kong’s coastlines from the effects of climate change, including the rise in sea levels and increasingly damaging flooding brought about by extreme storms. [Yahoo Singapore News]
- “Utility Adds 2.5 MW Of Demand Response Capabilities With Very Unusual ‘Batteries'” • Hawaiian Electric added 2.5 MW of grid services, allowing it to store energy during peak solar and wind production periods. This required no traditional batteries, flywheels, or pumped hydro, using hardware that is already in place in every residential grid. [CleanTechnica]
- “Vietnam Needs To Act In Mekong Delta As Land Sinking, Seas Rising: Experts” • The Mekong Delta, which spreads over 40,577 square kilometers (15,670 square miles), has been a rice bowl and aquaculture hub. The latest reports say that while the sea is rising, the delta is subsiding, and it will disappear sooner than expected. [VnExpress International]
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