- “US Sea Levels Will Rise Rapidly In The Next 30 Years, Report Shows” • A report led by NOAA gives an alarming forecast for the US: Sea level will rise as much in the next 30 years as it did in the past 100. According to the report, there is increasing confidence in science showing that the coasts of the US will see another 10 to 12 inches of sea level rise by 2050. [CNN]
- “Maine To Get 3,600 New Jobs From Build Back Better Act” • If the US Senate passes the Build Back Better Act, it would bring a result of 3,600 to 5,100 new direct jobs being created in Maine, according to Natural Resources Defense Council analysis. Clean energy investment, economic activity, and job growth are some of the benefits. [CleanTechnica]
- “Earth Is Heating Up Too Quickly For These Tiny Organisms To Adapt” • As global temperatures steadily rise, our planet may be changing too quickly for some of nature’s most wide-ranging organisms to adapt. The algae within lichen can take hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of years to adapt to their preferred climates, according to the study. [CNN]
- “An Unspoken Benefit Of EVs: Less Auto Fluids Washed Into Our Waterways” • Leaking oil goes from car to street. Oil spilled on land gets washed from the street into the storm drain and into our lakes, rivers, and streams. Used motor oil is the largest single source of oil pollution in our lakes, streams, and rivers. EVs will cure that problem almost entirely. [CleanTechnica]
- “Hydrogen For Cars And Trucks Is An Idea Whose Time Has Come – And Gone” • A study published at Nature Electronics says fuel cell cars and trucks have little chance of being developed to the point they are commercially viable and that the urgency of the climate crisis demands decision makers focus on battery-electric vehicles instead. [CleanTechnica]
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