- “King County (Washington) To Get 120 Electric Buses” • King County Metro, which serves Seattle and the rest of King County, Washington, recently agreed to purchase 40 sixty-foot Xcelsior CHARGE articulated electric buses from New Flyer. And looking ahead, it intends to order another 80 of the battery-electric buses next year. [CleanTechnica]
- “Australia Fires: Heavy Rain Extinguishes Third Of Blazes In NSW” • Torrential rain across the east coast of Australia has extinguished a third of the fires in the region and could put more out, officials say. A wide band of rain sweeping New South Wales has put out 20 of about 60 fires in the state in the past day. Now authorities warn of flash flooding. [BBC]
- “Bumblebees’ Decline Points To Mass Extinction – Study” • Bumblebees are in drastic decline across Europe and North America owing to hotter and more frequent temperature extremes, scientists say. Data collected for a 115-year period on 66 bumblebee species show how bumblebee populations have changed over the years. [The Guardian]
- “When It Comes To Climate Hypocrisy, Canada’s Leaders Have Reached A New Low” • Canada has made pledges about “net-zero emissions by 2050.” The government would seem to believe the climate crisis is real and dangerous. But it is about to approve a shale oil mine that could use up about a third of the Earth’s carbon budget. [The Guardian]
- “Metro Council Passes Resolution Calling For Louisville’s Transition To Renewable Energy By 2040” • In Kentucky, the Louisville Metro Council passed a resolution pushing for the city to be fully powered by clean energy in no more than 20 years. Through a series of steps, Louisville would transition to 100% clean energy community wide by 2040. [WDRB]
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