- “Cows’ Stomachs Can Break Down Hard-To-Recycle Plastic, Study Finds” • Scientists of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, the Austrian Center of Industrial Biotechnology and the University of Innsbruck found that some common plastics could be broken down when exposed to gastric juices found in the stomach of a cow. [CNN]
- “Cattle Are Competing Against Grasshoppers For Food In The West’s Historic Drought. The Bugs Are Winning” • Against the backdrop of unprecedented heat waves and deadly wildfires, the West’s historic drought has ranchers fighting another problem besides water shortages: A prolific hoard of grasshoppers is competing with cattle for food. [CNN]
- “Fire Explodes In Gulf Of Mexico From Gas Pipeline Rupture” • “The Gulf of Mexico is … on fire because a pipeline ruptured,” Brian Kahn, the managing editor at Earther, tweeted. He shared a video that looked like it was CGI but wasn’t. Reuters reported that it was started from a gas leak from an underwater pipeline west of the Yucatan peninsula. [CleanTechnica]
- “Renewable Energy Projects Create Strong Tailwind For US Steel Demand” • Upcoming investments in renewable energy projects in the US, particularly offshore wind farms, represent a bullish opportunity for the US steel sector, industry executives said. Offshore wind turbines and related infrastructure require multiple forms of steel. [S&P Global]
- “Shell Starts Green Hydrogen Production In Germany” • Shell started producing green hydrogen at what it said is the largest PEM hydrogen electrolyzer in Europe. The plant uses renewable electricity to produce up to 1300 tonnes of green hydrogen a year. Shell said plans are under way to expand capacity of the electrolyzer from 10 MW to 100 MW. [reNEWS]
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