- “Oil Companies Should Prepare For Slow Decline Instead Of Playing Stupid Games” • The best thing oil companies could be doing right now isn’t getting caught peddling useless lies. Instead of playing games they can’t win in the long run, oil companies should accept that they’re in a declining industry and figure out how to get oil’s endgame right. [CleanTechnica]
- “Climate Change Could Make Old Faithful Less Faithful” • A report from USGS and university scientists says climate change is driving up temperatures and reducing snowfall at Yellowstone National Park. It has seen annual snowfall drop by nearly 2 feet since 1950, and may see even less snow in the future, to the point of affecting the timing of Old Faithful. [CleanTechnica]
- “Biden Backs $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill But Places Big Condition” • The US Senate has struck an agreement for a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, after a meeting between President Joe Biden and a cross-party group of senators at the White House. The eight-year plan includes funding for roads, bridges, the power grid, public transport and internet. [BBC]
- “Denial Doesn’t Make It Rain” • There hasn’t been much noise from climate change deniers this week. Maybe the silence is due to the unprecedented heatwave in the West and Southwest. The photos of livestock roaming brown fields with no grass might encourage the deniers to lay low. Then there are the photos of Lake Mead. [Chattanooga Times Free Press]
- “REV Celebrates Pollinator Week And Ecosystem Benefits Of Solar” • Renewable Energy Vermont’s fifteenth annual Pollinator Week, June 21-27, is an international celebration promoting the value of bees and other pollinating insects. Vermont’s solar businesses are playing a significant role in re-establishing critical pollinator habitat. [Vermont Business Magazine]
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