- “Antarctic Glacier Heading For Dramatic Change” • Scientists warn of dramatic changes at one of Antarctica’s biggest glaciers, potentially within five to ten years. They say a floating section at the front of Thwaites Glacier that had been relatively stable could “shatter like a car windscreen.” Thwaites is as big as Florida. Its outflow has doubled in the past 30 years. [BBC]
- “Cargo Ships Reclaim Wind Power With High Tech Rigid Sails” • The modern shipping industry is taking steps to be powered by the wind again, though with a high tech twist. Last week the French startup Zéphyr & Borée got validation for a container ship decked out with eight rigid sails engineered by the firm Computed Wing Sails. [CleanTechnica]
- “Biden Plan To Add 500,000 Electric Car Chargers Is Light On Details” • VP Kamala Harris announced that the administration is planning to add a half million EV chargers from sea to shining sea. Harris offered few details about the program, but she said many of those chargers would be designated for underserved and rural communities. [CleanTechnica]
- “Atmospheric River Is Forecast To Deliver Up To A Foot Of Rain And Feet Of Snow To California” • An atmospheric river – a plume of moisture that streams in off the Pacific Ocean and brings extreme rains – is unleashing flooding rainfall of up to a foot and several feet of snow in some areas. San Francisco has had over 2 inches of rain. [CNN]
- “US Businesses To Lose A Collective 3.1 Million Days Of Operation From Flooding In 2022” • As climate change increases sea level, fuels more extreme rainfall, and powers hurricanes, American businesses are set to collectively lose millions of days of operation in coming years due to flood-related damages, according to a report. [CNN]
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