- “Six Ways To Remove CO₂ Pollution From The Atmosphere” • Since the Industrial Revolution, humans have emitted more than 2,000 gigatons of CO₂ into the atmosphere. This concentration of CO₂ and other greenhouse gases in the air causes the climate change impacts we’re experiencing today. Here are six ways to draw it down. [CleanTechnica]
- “Electric Vehicles Tantalizingly Close To Price Parity With Gas Burners” • The main barrier to widespread EV adoption, from a buyer’s standpoint, is very simple: They cost more to buy than legacy vehicles. Due to a variety of factors, the costs of producing EVs could drop drastically over the next few years, and that is likely to lead to lower prices. [CleanTechnica]
- “How Climate Change May Be Triggering More Earthquakes – And Vice Versa” • Between 1900 and 1950, the Earth recorded an average of 3.4 earthquakes per year with a magnitude greater than 6.5. That figured doubled to 6.7 a year in the early 1970s, and was almost five times that in the 2000s. The increase may be connected to climate change. [Worldcrunch]
- “A 12th Atmospheric River Is Headed Towards Storm-Fatigued California, Threatening Even More Floods” • Still reeling from an onslaught of powerful storms and floods, California is bracing for a 12th atmospheric river that’s expected to bring a new round of heavy snow and rain to the state. The latest storm is already dumping rain and snow on the state. [CNN]
- “These Small States Punch Above Their Weight On Clean Energy” • It’s no surprise that huge states like California and Texas are heavy hitters in generating electricity from wind and solar. But what if we look at generation per square mile of land? Then the leader is Iowa, powered largely by wind. Second place is Rhode Island, with its solar power. [Mother Jones]
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