- “Oshkosh Delivers USA’s First Electric Fire Truck” • Oshkosh Corporation announced that it is working to get electric fire trucks into fire stations across the US, starting with the City of Madison Fire Department in Wisconsin. It is also offering electric trucks for other emergency vehicle services. The trucks are being built on a new “Volterra” platform. [CleanTechnica]
- “California Regulators Vote To Restrict Water Access For Thousands Of Farmers Amid Severe Drought” • The California State Water Board unanimously agreed to issue an emergency order that bans some farmers from diverting water from rivers and streams in the Sacramento and San Joaquin river watersheds to irrigate their crops. [CNN]
- “Study: Floods Are Getting Worse, And The Number Of People Exposed Is 10 Times Higher Than Previously Thought” • Climate change is making extreme flooding worse. A study published in the journal Nature concluded the population exposed to those floods since 2000 is 10 times higher than previous estimates, as more people migrate into flood-prone areas. [CNN]
- “Sturgeon Handed Huge Independence Boost As Scotland Can Power Itself ‘Without Westminster'” • Nicola Sturgeon has been handed a huge boost to her independence bid as an expert in energy politics has told Express.co.uk that Scotland would be able to run itself on renewable energy “without Westminster support.” [Daily Express]
- “The Waste Product Which Could Help Mitigate Climate Change” • Visiting Professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at University of New South Wales Science, Stephen Joseph, says the study published in GCB Bioenergy provides strong evidence that biochar can contribute to climate change mitigation. [ScienceDaily]
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