- “Dangerous Combination of Intense Wildfires and Extreme Rainfall Likely to Happen More Often” • The dangers of extreme wildfires followed by torrential rainfall leading to deadly flooding and landslides will likely become more common in western US as the world becomes warmer, according to a study in the journal Science Advances. [The Weather Channel]
- “Ukraine Hoists National Flag Above Chernobyl Nuclear Plant After Russian Troops’ Departure” • Amid the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, Energoatom, a nuclear power company in Ukraine, announced in a statement on Telegram, “Today, April 2, at 11:00, the Ukrainian flag was raised over the Chernobyl NPP and the anthem was sung,” CNN reported. [Republic World]
- “The FUD Against Global Warming Lives On” • FUD – Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt – about global warming persists, despite the science being solid for decades. Whenever scientific evidence challenges the revenues of large corporations, a strategy has been cooked up and continually used to obscure the truth of the new evidence. It’s still happening. [CleanTechnica]
- “New Sulfur Battery Promises 300% More EV Range” • German startup Theion is promising a new sulfur battery technology that could help mainstream electric cars offer 900 miles of range on a single charge. The best part? Compared to lithium, sulfur uses much less energy to produce and costs just pennies on the dollar to source. [CleanTechnica]
- “Five Grid Plans To Cut Fossil Fuel Dependence” • The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is in the midst of proposing new transmission planning rules. While these reforms are open for discussion, it would be useful to take a close look at the five regional US grid operators’ recent practices to see what FERC should include in its new rules. [CleanTechnica]
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