- “First Ammonia-Powered Tugboat Coming To New York This Year” • This week, Amogy announced it is converting a tugboat built in 1957 to ammonia power and expects it to enter service by the end of this year. The tugboat will be outfitted with a 1-MW version of Amogy’s ammonia-powered fuel cell system. The boat is to operate in New York State. [CleanTechnica]
- “Anthropogenic Climate Change Poses Systemic Risk To Coffee Cultivation” • Coffee is important to the economies of coffee producing regions. A study published in PLOS Climate by Doug Richardson at CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere, Hobart, Tasmania, and colleagues suggests that climate change may significantly affect land where coffee is cultivated. [Phys.org]
- “Your Pollen Allergies Are Already Overwhelming? Here’s Why” • In Atlanta, the pollen count climbed to the “extremely high” range on Monday – the earliest it has done so in 30 years of record-keeping. By Tuesday, the tree pollen count had doubled. Pollen appeared much earlier than normal after an exceptionally warm February in the South and East. [CNN]
- “EPA Rolls Out ‘Strongest Limits Ever’ On Toxic Wastewater From Coal-Fired Power Plants” • The EPA proposed a new rule for regulating wastewater from coal-fired power plants that is stronger than previous rules. EPA Administrator Michael S Regan said the EPA estimates rule would reduce this toxic pollution by over 580 million pounds per year. [CNN]
- “Keene Community Power Program To Launch In June” • Keene has joined the towns of Swanzey, Marlborough, and Wilton in the first Community Power buying group in New Hampshire. Residents and other electric customers in Keene will have the opportunity to save 25% on their electric bills beginning in June. [City of Keene]
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