- “Critical Protections Restored For NEPA, The USA’s Bedrock Environmental Law” • The Biden administration restored some critical protections to the National Environmental Policy Act, our nation’s bedrock environmental law, which had been eliminated by the previous administration. The rule puts the focus back on public, rather than corporate, interest. [CleanTechnica]
- “Elon Musk At Giga Berlin: ‘Tesla’s Mission Is To Accelerate The World To Sustainable Energy'” • Tesla, which started out as an automotive company that was mocked and jeered at by legacy auto, officially opened its factory in Berlin today. So Tesla, now the leader of the automotive industry, opened its newest factory in the heart territory of legacy auto. [CleanTechnica]
- “Lebanon Left Without Power As Grid Shuts Down” • Lebanon is without electricity, and the country is in darkness in the midst of a severe economic crisis. The grid is no longer working at all. A government official told Reuters news agency that the country’s two largest power stations, Deir Ammar and Zahrani, had shut down because of a fuel shortage. [BBC]
- “Southern California Business Owners Frustrated As Oil Spill Forces Them To Close Shop” • The coastal areas around the California oil spill are dependent on the ocean for tourism and business. Of the six sectors in the state’s “ocean economy,” the largest is tourism and recreation, and the oil spill is keeping the customers away. [CNN]
- “Antarctica’s Last 6 Months Were The Coldest On Record” • In a year of extreme heat, Antarctica’s last six months were the coldest on record. One extremely cold winter is intriguing from a record keeping standpoint, but one season alone does not change the long-term progression, which is rapid warming. And nearly all of the rest of the world was above normal. [CNN]
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