- “On Climate Action, Everyone Has The Right Stuff” • NASA’s Mercury program was an all hands on deck, do-or-die mission for an elite squad of seasoned military test pilots. Now the Earth itself could use a dose of the same human energy and sense of purpose. Here is an interview with Dr James Hansen, comparing and contrasting the efforts. [CleanTechnica]
- “Ecologically Friendly Agriculture Doesn’t Compromise Crop Yields” • According to an international study comparing 42,000 examples of diversified and simplified agricultural practices, increasing diversity in crop production benefits biodiversity but does not compromise yields. The research, published in Science Advances, is based on 5,188 studies. [EurekAlert]
- “Eviation Set To Deliver First 9-Passenger Electric Airplane In 2022” • The dream of commercially viable electric airplanes just keeps getting closer. Eviation, Israeli startup, began building its first electric plane, in 2017. The company says it plans to deliver the first of its bespoke airplanes to Cape Air, a regional carrier serving New England, in 2022. [CleanTechnica]
- “Several Renewable Energy Initiatives Passed In The 2020 Election” • Though the gains were not huge, the results of this year’s elections saw only wins for renewable energy. Two were a constitutional amendment in Nevada mandating 50% renewable energy by 2030 and a ballot measure in Columbus, Ohio, so residents can buy 100% renewable energy. [The Hill]
- “Biden Reaffirms Commitment To Rejoining Paris Agreement” • The US has officially left the Paris climate agreement, but its departure may be short lived. Former Vice President Joe Biden reaffirmed his commitment to immediately rejoining the accord if he wins the 2020 presidential election, and the vote count increasingly favors him. [EcoWatch]
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