- “Stranded Native Americans Burn Clothes For Warmth” • In South Dakota, Native American tribal leaders are appealing for urgent help as snowed-in communities run out of vital supplies in a winter storm. The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has been buried in more than 30 inches (76 cm) of snow, but winds have stacked snow drifts 12 feet (3.6 meters) high. [BBC]
- “NASA: Yes, It’s Freezing Cold. No, That Doesn’t Mean Climate Change Is A Hoax” • Temperatures in the US plummeted this week as a polar vortex descended across the country, but the National Aeronautics and Space Administration made sure to remind Americans that the Arctic outburst does not mean that climate change isn’t happening. [MSN]
- “Mining Giant Albemarle Announces Advanced Lithium Tech Park In North Carolina” • The #1 provider in the world of lithium for EV batteries is Albemarle Corporation, based in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 2021, 41% of Albemarle’s revenue came from lithium. Now, Albemarle is doing more in the Tar Heel State to advance lithium production. [CleanTechnica]
- “Are Electric Cars Lowering Energy Bills In California?” • EVs have contributed $1.7 billion of revenue for just three utilities in California – Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, and Sempra-owned San Diego Gas & Electric. And the $1.7 billion EVs provided over the past ten years have driven rates down for all customers. [CleanTechnica]
- “Community Solar Landfill Project In New Jersey Is A Win Times Four” • Landfill solar projects are very popular because they use land with little other value. The latest such project to get under construction is a 10-MW community solar landfill project in Southampton, New Jersey. It has been called “the largest solar landfill project in North America.” [CleanTechnica]
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