- “Nature Lovers, Experts, Photographers See Hope As Well As Trouble For Wild Places” • Seven conservationists and nature photographers from Nebraska and Iowa, say that future looks dicey. They fear that a harsh future awaits the planet’s wild places, but they also take hope in nature’s ability to bounce back from abuse. [Omaha World-Herald]
- “Rising To Meet The Tide Against The Threat Of Coastal Flooding” • As early as 2050, climate scientists predict, average high tides in the Norfolk, Virginia area will be equal to today’s king tides. They hope data collected by citizen scientists can help develop the ability to forecast exactly when and where damaging floods will occur. [Ars Technica]
- “Climate Change: Extreme Weather Causes Huge Losses In 2020” • A report from the charity Christian Aid lists ten events made more extreme by climate change. Six took place in Asia, with floods in China and India causing damages of more than $40 billion. In the US, record hurricanes and wildfires caused some $60 billion in losses. [BBC]
- “2020 Was One Of The Worst-Ever Years For Oil Write-Downs” • Oil-and-gas companies in North America and Europe wrote down approximately $145 billion combined, roughly 10% of their market value, in the first three quarters of 2020. It is the most for that nine-month period since at least 2010, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis. [Livemint]
- “Renewables Provide 20.4% of US Electricity Generation” • In the first 10 months of 2020, renewable energy sources accounted for 20.4% of US electricity generation, up from 17.5% in the same time period in 2018. Wind power grew from 6.4% in the first ten months of 2018 to 8% this year. Coal power fell from 27% to 18.6% in the same timeframe. [CleanTechnica]
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