- “NOAA Gives UM Up to $310 Million To Continue Leading Climate And Ocean Research” • In Florida, the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, a research institute at the University of Miami that has done research on climate change, hurricanes, and sick reefs is getting up to $310 million from NOAA to continue its work. [WUSF News]
- “We Now Know How Many Billions Of Gallons Of Water Colorado Will Save By Closing Coal-Fired Power Plants” • An analysis by the Energy and Policy Institute found that closing 30 coal-fired generating units in the West could free up over 76 billion gallons of river and groundwater a year in the increasingly parched region. [Steamboat Pilot and Today]
- “Time Running Out To Prevent Oil Spill From ‘Ticking Time Bomb’ Tanker In Yemen, UN Warns” • Time is running out to prevent a decaying tanker off the coast of Yemen from dumping its load of 1.1 million barrels of oil into the Red Sea, sparking an environmental catastrophe, the UN has warned. The vessel is under the control of Houthi rebels. [CNN]
- “GM Says 12 New EVs Coming, Including Full Size Pickup Truck With 400 Mile Range” • Buried within General Motors’ sustainability report is some information about its EV plans. Globally, GM will have 20 electric models available to customers by 2023, many of them aimed at the Chinese market. At least 12 models will be sold in the US. [CleanTechnica]
- “Renewable Energy Showing To Be Growing Cost-Effective Alternative For Indiana” • In a study published by Ball State University’s Center for Business and Economic Research, researcher Michael Hicks found that using a greater mix of renewable energy, like wind, solar and biomass, will result in lower power costs. [KPCnews.com]
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