- “Hurricane Delta Makes Landfall In Storm-Battered Louisiana” • Hurricane Delta hit land in Louisiana, which is still recovering from Hurricane Laura in August. Delta is the 10th named storm to make US landfall so far this year, breaking a record that has stood since 1916. Delta hit Creole, Louisiana as a Category 2 hurricane, with winds of 100 mph. [BBC]
- “Five of California’s Six Largest Fires on Record are Burning Now” • Wildfires in this single year alone have burned more of California’s land than they did in the entire first decade of reliable recordkeeping (1984–1993). And nearly as much as the entire decade of the 1990s. And the year is not over. Here are some graphics that show their size. [CleanTechnica]
- “Offshore Wind Grew 19% Globally In 2019” • Global installed offshore wind capacity reached 27,064 MW in 2019, which is a 19% increase from the previous year. This and other trends can be found in the 2019 Offshore Wind Technology Data Update, released by the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory. [CleanTechnica]
- “‘Real And Imminent’ Extinction Risk To Whales” • More than 350 scientists and conservationists from 40 countries have signed a letter calling for global action to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises from extinction. They say more than half of all species are of conservation concern, with two on the “knife-edge” of extinction. [BBC]
- “Farmers Can Now Avail Of A New Renewable Energy Crop” • Farmers and landowners in the UK are being urged to consider growing Miscanthus, a crop with a rising market demand. It is used for renewable power generation, domestic fuels, and livestock bedding, among other things. And it thrives on land that is unproductive. [Agriland.co.uk]
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