- “How The US Dept Of Defense Is Shaping The Bioeconomy Of The Future” • Plastics and other synthetic materials made from coal, oil, and natural gas have been sidelining biobased products for decades, but the era of petrochemicals is coming to a close. A new, futuristic bioeconomy is beginning to take shape, and the US DOD is behind it. [CleanTechnica]
- “Canada’s Hudson Bay Polar Bear Population Plummets As Climate Change Warms Arctic” • Canada’s Western Hudson Bay polar bear population fell 27% in just five years, according to a government report released this week, suggesting climate change is impacting the animals. The Government of Nunavut found a drop of roughly 50% from the 1980s. [Fiji Times]
- “Form Energy Picks Weirton, West Virginia, For Iron-Air Battery Factory” • Form Energy recently closed a $450 million funding round and said it would use some of that money to put up its first factory. It recently announced that it had chosen the former steel town of Weirton, West Virginia, as the site for what will be known as Form Factory One. [CleanTechnica]
- “November Carbon Emissions In Europe Lowest In 30 Years” • The Center for Research on Energy and Clean Air, tracks carbon emissions in Europe. It says November 2022 saw the lowest values for the month in the EU in at least 30 years for total CO₂ emissions, gas consumption, power sector CO₂ emissions, and power generation from fossil fuels. [CleanTechnica]
- “US Winter Storm: Americans And Canadians Face Mass Outages On Christmas Day” • More than one million Americans and Canadians are facing Christmas Day without power as the massive winter storm continues. Nearly 250 million are affected. The storm that extends more than 2,000 miles (3,200km) from Quebec to Texas. [BBC]
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