- “Moving Our Farms to Better Areas Could Help the Climate – But Should We Do It?” • Moving cropland to ‘better’ locations and allowing the old fields to move back to a natural state could decrease the carbon footprint of agriculture, a study shows. But it doesn’t account for different intensities of agriculture or social and cultural consequences. [The Wire Science]
- “Pivotal Battery Discovery Could Impact Transportation And The Grid: Overcoming Performance Decline” • One of the more promising candidates for new battery technology is sodium-ion. It is attractive in part because of sodium is so cheap, but battery performance declines rapidly. Researchers have found a cause of that problem, and a possible solution. [CleanTechnica]
- “Mersey Tidal Project Could Be The Renewable Energy Answer The North Needs” • The Russian invasion in Ukraine is causing rising energy bills in the UK. A project in the River Mersey in Liverpool could be the energy source we need to become more self-reliant, reports the Liverpool Echo. Tidal power is more secure and a sustainable source of energy. [Cheshire Live]
- “Russia Reported Firing At Kharkiv Nuclear Research Facility” • Russian forces are firing at a nuclear research facility in the city of Kharkiv, the Ukrainian parliament said in a Twitter post on Saturday. “It is currently impossible to estimate the extent of damage due to hostilities that do not stop in the area of the nuclear installation.” [The Jerusalem Post]
- “Climate Change Is Turning California’s Wildfire Season Into Wildfire Year” • There is no wildfire season any more. Like pay phones, typewriters, and VCRs, a wildfire “season” is a thing of the past. We are seeing serious wildfires in the West throughout the year. Earlier spring and drier weather mean that vegetation has more time to dry out. [CleanTechnica]
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