- “General Motors To Produce Its Own Electric Drivetrain Components And Motors” • Tesla has bucked the conventional wisdom of the car industry by building many of the parts that go into its vehicles itself. Now GM says it wants to do the same thing with the electric vehicles it builds. Its Ultium brand will be on a number of drive trains. [CleanTechnica]
- “Reaching Energy And Climate Goals Demands A Dramatic Scaling Up Of Clean Energy Technologies” • A major effort to develop and deploy clean energy is urgently needed to meet energy and climate goals, especially to reduce carbon emissions from such areas as transport, buildings, and industry, according to an IEA report. [Modern Diplomacy]
- “Hurricane Sally: Deadly Storm Leaves 550,000 Without Power In US” • Tropical Storm Sally has left more than half a million Americans without power as its torrential rains and storm surges lashed the US Gulf coast. The storm has brought “four months of rain in four hours” to Pensacola, Florida, that city’s fire chief Ginny Cranor told CNN. [BBC]
- “Scientific American Endorses A Presidential Candidate For First Time In Its 175 Year History” • Scientific American is the oldest continuously published magazine in the US. For 175 years, it has provided its readers with news and information about the world of science. It never allowed itself to stray into politics, until now. It endorsed Joe Biden. [CleanTechnica]
- “Some Of Glacier National Park’s Glaciers Have Lost As Much As 80% Of Their Size In The Last 50 Years” • Glacier National Park, one of America’s original 10 national parks, could lose its glaciers completely within decades. What would the park look like in the next century then, without the glaciers that feed the wildlife, farms and people who depend on it? [CNN]
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