- “Plans For $400-Billion New City In The American Desert Unveiled” • The cleanliness of Tokyo, the diversity of New York and the social services of Stockholm: Billionaire Marc Lore has outlined his vision for a 5-million-person “new city in America” and appointed a world-famous architect to design it. All he needs is $400 billion and a place to build it. [CNN]
- “The US And China Can’t Get Along – Even If The Planet’s Future Is At Stake” • Despite facing a common threat, China and the United States, the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters, are still at odds on climate action. US climate officials tried to separate climate issues from differences on other topics. Chinese officials would not allow that. [CNN]
- “Climate Change Fight Will Be Six Times More Costly” • A study by an international team of scientists published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, found that the economic damage from climate change could be six times higher by the end of this century than previously estimated. Earlier analysis ignored important risks. [Technology Times]
- “Caterpillar And BHP Plan To Create Battery-Powered Mining Trucks” • Caterpillar and BHP are partnering up to develop battery-powered mining trucks to support customers’ climate-related goals. BHP is one of Caterpillar’s largest customers. It announced the agreement with Caterpillar to develop large mining trucks with zero emissions. [CleanTechnica]
- “Hurricane Ida Left A Louisiana Refinery Spewing Chemicals And An Oil Spill In The Gulf” • There were no communications for hours. Then I found that a Shell refinery is spewing toxic chemicals into the air. The New York Times reported that satellite images found an oil spill in the Gulf after Ida. People living in polluted air have no safe water. [CleanTechnica]
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