- “This San Francisco Housing Development Comes With Its Own Farm” • Some things like the Golden Gate Bridge and cable cars just scream “San Francisco.” But a new housing development in San Francisco may take the “peak California” crown. Designed by Agrihood, it includes something you might not expect in its plans: its own farm. [CleanTechnica]
- “La Niña Is About To Take The Southwest Drought From Bad To Worse” • Though summer rainfall brought some relief to the Southwest, the unrelenting drought there is about to get worse with La Niña on the horizon, the director at the NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center said. La Niña conditions are typically drier than normal in the Southwest. [CNN]
- “Electric Construction Equipment From Volvo CE Passes One Year Test With Flying Colors” • Volvo Construction Equipment is creating construction equipment. Two battery-powered units, the L25 electric compact wheel loader and the ECR25 electric compact excavator, have been put through a year of trials and had enthusiastic praise. [CleanTechnica]
- “Climate Change: Whisper It Cautiously… There Has Been Progress In Run Up To COP26” • With just five weeks left until world leaders gather in Glasgow for a critical climate summit, the BBC’s Matt McGrath and Roger Harrabin consider progress at this week’s UN gathering and the outstanding issues that remain before November’s Climate Summit. [BBC]
- “World Leaders Pledge $400 Billion To Boost Clean Energy And Renewables” • Numerous political and business leaders have committed more than $400 billion (just over €340 billion) to the expansion of renewable and clean energy, the UN announced. They also vowed to dramatically expand access to electricity in developing nations. [DW]
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