- “World Heritage Status For Scottish Peat Bogs Could Help UK Hit Net Zero Goals” • There is hope that about 1,400 sq km of the most pristine peatland in northern Scotland will soon be much closer to status as the first world heritage peatland. Ecologists say peatlands covering only 3% of the Earth’s land surface, may hold 30% of the carbon stored on land. [The Guardian]
- “The Desert City To Run On Hydrogen” • On the edge of the Saudi Arabian desert beside the Red Sea, a futuristic city called Neom is due to be built. The $500 billion (£380 billion) city, complete with flying taxis and robotic domestic help, is planned to become home to a million people. And what will power this city and be its product? Green hydrogen. [BBC]
- “Hitting Net Zero Is Not Enough – We Must Restore The Climate” • The climate crisis is here now. No matter how quickly we reach zero emissions, the terrible impacts of the climate crisis will not just go away. They will continue to cause millions to suffer for centuries to come. Just cutting emissions is not enough. We have to begin restoring the climate. [The Guardian]
- “Micro Stores In South African Townships: Decentralization Can Promote Micromobility” • With Covid-19 stay-at-home orders and lockdowns, large shopping malls have few customers. Leading South African fashion retailer Mr Price is testing smaller format stores to get closer to its shoppers homes. The situation is perfect for micromobility. [CleanTechnica]
- “Rising Levels Of Carbon Dioxide Increasing Extreme Weather Events In Australia, Report Finds” • Australia’s climate has now entered a new era of extreme weather events, such as dangerous bushfires and heatwaves, courtesy of rising average temperatures, a new report by the nation’s two government climate science agencies has found. [The Guardian]
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