- “Bipartisan Support For Clean Energy Appears To Be Growing” • Many observers on Capitol Hill were surprised that nineteen Republican senators supported the bipartisan infrastructure package that overwhelmingly passed the Senate last week. After decades of climate change denial and opposition to clean energy, the GOP seems to be changing. [TheHill]
- “First-Ever Water Cuts Declared For Colorado River In Historic Drought” • The federal government has now declared a water shortage on the Colorado River for the first time ever, triggering mandatory water consumption cuts for states in the Southwest, as climate change-fueled drought pushes the level in Lake Mead to unprecedented lows. [CNN]
- “BOEM Wraps Up South Fork Environmental Review” • The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has completed its environmental review of the proposed South Fork Wind project in waters offs New York and Rhode Island. The project will deliver approximately 130 MW of power to South Fork of Long Island, New York. [reNEWS]
- “Cities Like Paris May Be Optimal Urban Form For Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions” • Researchers at CU Boulder are part of a newly published study that finds that low-rise, high-density environments like those found in Paris are the optimal urban form when looking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over their whole life cycle. [CleanTechnica]
- “How Water Shortages Are Brewing Wars” • Over the course of the 20th Century, global water use grew at more than twice the rate of population increase. Today, this dissonance is leading many cities to ration water. Water crises have been ranked in the top five of the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks by Impact list nearly every year since 2012. [BBC]
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