- “Climate Change: Oregon’s Western Cascades Watershed To Experience Larger, More Frequent Fires” • The Clackamas Basin rarely experiences the intense fire activity that burned there during the Labor Day fires, but research out of Portland State University shows such wildfires could become more common under a warming climate. [SciTechDaily]
- “The Tiny Forests Designed By Feng Shui” • Despite China’s grand environmental plans, its past reforestation efforts using non-native trees and fast-growing monoculture crops haven’t always been successful. Now, some scientists believe that forests based in feng shui, rich in biodiversity, could provide a blueprint for sustainable planting. [BBC]
- “Federal Stimulus Includes Wind, Solar Tax Credit Extensions, Adds First US Offshore Wind Tax Credit” • The stimulus package passed by congress includes extensions on the solar and wind production tax credit and investment tax credit, energy efficiency incentives, research and development “enhancements” for clean energy technologies, and more. [Utility Dive]
- “Electrify Everything: The Cost Of Solar Cells Has Nowhere To Go But Down, Down, Down” • Silicon solar cells deserve a pat on the back for ushering in the renewable energy revolution, but now it’s time for more efficient, less expensive technology to take the wheel. If you guessed that means perovskites, run right out and buy yourself a cigar. [CleanTechnica]
- “‘Disappointing’ Decision From Norway’s Supreme Court In Climate Lawsuit Challenging Arctic Offshore Oil Licenses” • Norway’s Supreme Court ruled not to overturn the Norwegian government’s approval of new licenses for offshore oil drilling in the fragile Arctic region. The ruling was a big disappointment for environmental and climate activists. [DeSmog]
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