- “Koalas, Under Stress From Wildfires And Climate Change, Could Become Extinct In One Part Of Australia” • Ravaged by wildfires and habitat loss, Koalas could become extinct in New South Wales by 2050, a government report says. The prediction is based on a year-long study launched just a few months before recent devastating wildfires. [The Weather Channel]
- “Germany Is First Major Economy To Phase Out Coal And Nuclear” • German lawmakers have finalized the country’s long-awaited phase-out of coal as an energy source, backing a plan that environmental groups say isn’t ambitious enough and free marketeers criticize as a waste of taxpayers’ money. The last coal-fired power plant will close by 2038. [Sumter Item]
- “Climate change is hitting home gardens. Here’s how to adapt” • Every year now, gardeners should rethink what they grow and where because of climate change, experts say. A longer growing season can deliver bigger harvests, but conditions are changing in ways that offset that, with new weather patterns, invasive species, and other problems. [Christian Science Monitor]
- “Early Exposure To Traffic-Related Air Pollution Linked To Increased Risk Of Neurodevelopmental Disorders” • Researchers at the University of California, Davis have released a study, based on rodent models, that corroborates previous epidemiological evidence showing the effects of traffic-related pollution on the brains of developing young. [CleanTechnica]
- “With Much Of The World’s Economy Slowed Down, Green Energy Powers On” • The fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has many businesses reeling. The oil and gas industry in particular has been forced to drastically cut production and lay off workers. But producers of clean energy are pushing hard to get their projects up and running. [bdnews24.com]
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