- “This Startup Wants To Turn Dubai’s Desert Into Farmland” • At the beginning of March, a team from a Norwegina company, Desert Control, traveled to Dubai and planted zucchini, pearl millet, and watermelon in a plot of desert. Five months later, the arid land is filled with rows and rows of green leaves, punctuated by freshly grown fruits and vegetables. [CNN]
- “CEO Of DeepGreen Metals Talks Mining Nickel And Other REEs From The Seafloor” • DeepGreen is a deep-sea mining company with a vision of a zero-carbon, circular economy. Its goal is to source metals with the least environmental and societal impact. I had an opportunity to interview DeepGreen’s CEO, Gerard Barron. [CleanTechnica]
- “The Arctic Could Be Free Of Sea Ice By 2035, Latest Climate Model Predicts” • An international team of researchers headed up by the British Antarctic Survey estimate that the Arctic could be sea-ice free by as soon as 2035. Their estimate was developed using a cutting-edge climate modelling system developed at the UK Met Office’s Hadley Center. [BBC Focus Magazine]
- “Bill McKibben Sees ‘Vivid Possibilities For A Rapid Energy Transformation'” • Bill McKibben describes the current state of energy as if we were at a precipice. He says we can make sure the planet’s a hospitable place for future human habitation. To do so, he beckons us to develop a stronger collaboration toward the common good. [CleanTechnica]
- “This Renewable Energy Company Sees A Bright Future For Solar” • Brookfield Renewable has 7.9 GW of hydropower plants, accounting for 64% of its cash flow. Its 4.7 GW of wind capacity contribute 27% of its cash flow. But management believes that solar energy could soar past them in importance to the company in the coming years. [Nasdaq]
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