- “Airbus MAVERIC Design Study Project Is 20% More Efficient Than Today’s Airplanes” • At the Singapore air show, Airbus took the wraps off a super secret design project. That project, started in 2017, could lead to exotic new commercial aircraft which are up to 20% more efficient than the single aisle planes used by most commercial airlines today. [CleanTechnica]
- “As Groundwater Depletes, Arid American West Is Moving East” • Even under modest climate warming scenarios, the continental United States faces a significant loss of groundwater – about 119 million cubic meters, or roughly enough to fill Lake Powell four times or one quarter of Lake Erie, a first-of-its-kind study has shown. [EurekAlert]
- “Love Skiing? Enjoy It While It Lasts” • A report from the International Olympic Committee examines the impact of climate change on future winter games. It forecasts that an increase of 1°C (1.8°F) would push the snowline up by 150 meters. “The ski season may start up to a month later and finish up to three months earlier,” the committee said. [CNN]
- “Calculating The True Cost Of A Society Based On Automobiles” • Researchers at the Harvard Kennedy School set out to find out just how much money the state of Massachusetts and its citizens spend each year to maintain a transportation system based on private car ownership. The answer, they said, is a staggering $64.1 billion. [CleanTechnica]
- “Industry Leader: Wyoming Uranium Industry On ‘Its Death Bed’” • A potential addition to President Donald Trump’s budget for the purchase of domestic uranium might not be enough to save Wyoming’s uranium mining operations, an industry leader said. John Cash of Ur-Energy said, “The uranium industry is on its death bed.” [Cowboy State Daily]
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