- “The Architect Helping Sinking Cities Fight Flooding” • When floods devastated Bangkok over a decade ago, Thai landscape architect Kotchakorn Voraakhom became determined to help her sinking hometown fight this deadly climate threat. The central question she focuses on is “how are we going to live with the water, without fear?” [CNN]
- “Antarctica’s Emperor Penguins At Risk Of Extinction Due To The Climate Crisis” • Global warming is melting the sea ice the Antarctica’s emperor penguins depend on for their survival, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service now categorizes the species as threatened. The agency lists “imperiled species as endangered or threatened regardless of their country of origin.” [CNN]
- “The Nigerian Woman Cleaning Up A Land Soaked In Oil” • It is the rarest of stories: a fix for an environmental disaster that is actually working. Oil spill after oil spill has turned the Niger Delta, in southern Nigeria, into one of the most polluted places on Earth. Scientist Eucharia Nwaichi is using bioremediation to remove pollutants in the soil naturally. [BBC]
- “Solar Powering South Australia Completely For Several Hours A Day” • Recently, all of the electricity demand in South Australia was met by solar from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, for six hours of free electricity. All operational demand being met by renewables may become the norm this year, with excess supply being exported to Victoria or stored in batteries. [CleanTechnica]
- “Renewable Energy And Nepal” • Nepal declared Energy and Water Resources Decade (2018-28) to implement the Roadmap for Energy Development. Nepal is self-sufficient in electricity production now, producing 11,064 GWh in 2022, a big jump from 4,258 GWh in 2013. And next year, all of its people are to have access to electricity. [The Kathmandu Post]
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