- “Glaciers Are Melting Much Faster Than Expected, Study Finds” • A new study indicates that the speed of glacier melt has “doubled over the past two decades” – far faster than anticipated or previously measured. In the study, published in the journal Nature, the authors make use of multiple NASA satellite datasets dating back to 2000. [CNN]
- “Meet Dick, The Weed-Killing Robot With A Tesla Heart” • A UK startup called the Small Robot Company is about to change how farming is done. SRC uses two field units powered by Tesla batteries. One gathers detailed data about a field and transmits that to an AI unit. The AI unit gives the data to the second field unit, which zaps the weeds. [CleanTechnica]
- “California Just Hit 95% Renewable Energy. Will Other States Come Along For The Ride?” • For all the time we spend talking about how to reach 100% clean power, it sometimes seems like a faraway proposition. But on Saturday just before 2:30 pm, one of the world’s largest economies came within a stone’s throw of getting there. [Los Angeles Times]
- “GM Announces Ultium Charge 360 Partnership With Seven Electric Car Charging Companies” • General Motors and seven electric car charging networks are partnering to make sure the people who buy its EVs will be able to find places to plug them in no matter where they go. An updated GM owners app will show their charging locations. [CleanTechnica]
- “Methane Cuts Possible, And Necessary” • Aggressive action to reduce methane pollution could slow global warming by as much as 30%, new research shows. The study, in press at the journal Environmental Research Letters, comes ahead of a UN report that will call for “urgent steps [to] be taken to reduce methane emissions this decade.” [CleanTechnica]
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