- “City Children Have Better Mental Health And Cognition If They Live Near Woodlands” • City children who have daily exposure to woodland have better cognitive development and a lower risk of emotional and behavioral problems, according to a study published in Nature Sustainability. The study tracked 3,568 adolescents at 31 London schools. [CNN]
- “Wildfire Smoke From The West’s Massive Blazes Stretches All The Way To The East Coast” • The huge Bootleg Fire in Oregon has scorched an area larger than Los Angeles, and it’s only 30% contained. It’s just one of the many blazes raging in the West. Eighty wildfires are considered large, and the effects of the fires stretch all the way to the East Coast. [CNN]
- “Scientists Are Worried By How Fast The Climate Crisis Has Amplified Extreme Weather” • Until recently, climate change had been talked about as a future threat. Its frontlines were portrayed as remote places like the Arctic, where polar bears are running out of sea ice to hunt from. But in the past month, it’s been the developed world on the frontline. [CNN]
- “Renewable Projects Could Help G20 Find 22% Of 2030 Targets” • According to strategy consultancy EY-Parthenon, around 13,000 renewable energy projects in nearly 50 countries are waiting for finance. If these projects were to be carried to fruition, they could provide massive reductions in pollution, and create millions of jobs. [Consultancy.uk]
- “Police Departments Invest In Teslas To Save Fuel Costs” • At $47,740, the price tag of the new Tesla is considerably less than a Ford Police Interceptor, which runs around $58,000. EVs also have advantages in costs for fuel and maintenance. It should be no surprise that police departments across the US are buying Teslas. Even in Oklahoma. [CleanTechnica]
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