- “Scientists Astonished By Heatwaves At North And South Poles” • Startling heatwaves at both of Earth’s poles are causing alarm among climate scientists, who have warned the “unprecedented” events could signal faster and abrupt climate breakdown. At both the North Pole and Antarctica, temperatures reached record high levels over the weekend. [The Irish Times]
- “Scientists Show Large Impact Of Controlling Humidity On Greenhouse Gas Emissions” • Analysis by National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Xerox PARC scientists explores impacts on the environmental due to controlling humidity. It showed that humidity accounts for roughly half of the energy-related emissions from air conditioners. [CleanTechnica]
- “Tübingen: Europe’s Fiercely Vegan, Fairy-Tale City” • Located in a German region famed for its frugality, Tübingen is known for its fiercely green reputation, where the default setting is veganism and environmental friendliness. Now the city has passed a tax on packaging for single-use meals packaging. McDonalds is suing. [BBC]
- “Porsche Ramps Up Its Electric Car Plans” • You know the EV revolution is moving forward when Porsche announces it expects 50% of the cars its sells to come with a plug by 2025, and 80% by 2030. Last year, the company sold a record 301,915 cars. In Europe, nearly 40% of them were either a plug-in hybrid or a battery-electric car. [CleanTechnica]
- “Finally! Publicly Traded US Companies Will Have To Report GHG Emissions” • It is reported that the SEC will announce it is stepping up to require all publicly traded companies to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and the climate risks they face. This announcement is expected to shake up hundreds of businesses. [CleanTechnica]
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