- “Bill Gates Backs Start-Up Tackling Cow Burps” • Billionaire Bill Gates has announced an investment in Australian start-up Rumin8, which is developing a seaweed-based feed to reduce the methane emissions from cattle. Nearly a third of global methane emissions come from livestock and most of that is from beef and dairy cattle. [CNN]
- “People Building Artificial Beaver Dams In Drought-Stricken Montana” • In southwest Montana, landowners, volunteers, and others are wading into streams to create artificial beaver dams. The dams slow water runoff, which is quicker now with climate change bringing rain rather than snow. The dams may on day attract beavers. [Yale Climate Connections]
- “How Climate Change Threatens To Close Ski Resorts” • Over Christmas and New Year, northwest Switzerland hit a record 20.9°C (70°F). The warm weather throughout the Alps is an omen of what awaits the ski industry. Many resorts are aware that they only have two options: close or adapt their business model to cope with mounting climate threats. [BBC]
- “IAEA Rejects Russian Claims That Ukraine Stores Arms At Nuclear Power Plants” • The International Atomic Energy Agency rejected claims by Russia that Ukraine stores arms at Ukrainian nuclear power plants. IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi said he had instructed IAEA staff to inspect for arms and the results showed there were none at the plants. [UrduPoint]
- “At A CAGR Of Over 15% In 2023 To 2028, The North America PV Market Will Boost The Region’s Renewable Energy Sector” • The demand for the Solar PVs is growing fast in North America. Factors are demand in the private and public sectors for clean electricity, strong government policies, and the falling cost of electricity generated by PVs. [Yahoo Finance]
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