- “Family Farms Try To Raise A New Cash Cow: Solar Power” • The Kominek family farm in northern Colorado has had yields decline over recent years, and the farm began losing money. In Boulder County, land-use codes made it hard to use the land for anything but farming. So the Komineks found a compromise: a solar array with plants growing beneath. [WIRED]
- “USA Braces For Tsunami Of Microgrids As Defense Dept Wades In – CleanTechnica Interview” • The US Department of Defense has been exploring new microgrid technology for at least ten years or so, and it is finally tired of pussyfooting around. Last week it decided on a step that could bring microgrids to scores of DoD facilities. [CleanTechnica]
- “Revealed: Quarter Of All Tweets About Climate Crisis Produced By Bots” • The social media conversation over the climate crisis is being reshaped by an army of automated Twitter bots, with a new analysis finding that a quarter of all tweets about climate on an average day are produced by bots, the Guardian can reveal. [The Guardian]
- “A Climate-Sensitive Bird Hints At Global Warming’s Lasting Impact” • The migration patterns of the black-throated blue warbler have been slowly but steadily changing over the past 50 years, according to a study in the journal The Auk: Ornithological Advances. The bird’s spring migration has occurred around one day earlier per decade. [NBCNews.com]
- “A Fertilizer Will Soon Power Ocean-Going Ships” • Zero-carbon ammonia can be used to power ships and make the transport sector greener, a policy briefing by the British Royal Society shows. The research considers opportunities and challenges associated with the manufacture and future use of the product, today mainly known as a fertilizer. [Forbes]
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