- “Worse Than Acid Rain? Agricultural Sulfur Is Wreaking Havoc On Our Ecosystems” • Coal-fired power plants used to be the greatest source of reactive sulfur to the biosphere. A study shows that that fertilizer and pesticide applications to croplands have overtaken coal as the most significant source of sulfur to health and the environment. [CleanTechnica]
- “Propelling The Transition: Green Hydrogen Could Be The Final Piece In A Zero-Emissions Future” • Renewably generated electricity and battery energy storage can eliminate most power system greenhouse gas emissions, especially in the near term. But for nearly everything else, green hydrogen can provide whatever fuel is needed. [Utility Dive]
- “‘Highest Temperature On Earth’ As Death Valley, US Hits 54.4°C” • What could be the highest temperature ever reliably recorded on Earth – 130°F (54.4°C) – may have been reached in Death Valley National Park, California. It comes amid a heatwave on the US’s west coast, where temperatures are forecast to rise further this week. [BBC]
- “California Power Grid Operator Cancels Rolling Blackouts” • in California, widespread blackouts to reduce pressure on the grid, like those over the weekend, have been averted. Pleas for people to leave their air conditioners at higher temperatures and avoid using their washing machines and other major appliances seemed to have worked. [ABCcolumbia.com]
- “CATL Working On Batteries With No Nickel And No Cobalt” • At a conference hosted by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers in Shanghai, Meng Xiangfeng, a senior executive at Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd, said his company is working a new type of battery that would operate with no nickel or cobalt, Reuters reported. [CleanTechnica]
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