- “Washington’s Cherry Blooms Draw Crowds – And Climate Questions” • In the nation’s capital, nothing captures springtime more than swaths of soft pink cherry blossoms slowly emerging. This year, it was anticipated between March 22 and March 25. While directly in line with last year’s peak, that’s a full two weeks earlier than the area’s historic average. [WIRED]
- “The Oceans Just Reached Their Hottest Temperature On Record As El Niño Looms” • Ocean temperatures have steadily risen over the past several years – despite a lengthy cooling La Niña. The oceans have been record-warm for the past four years, scientists reported in January, temperatures are still rising, and an El Niño will warm things even more. [CNN]
- “Georgia Power Says New Nuclear Reactor At Plant Vogtle Is Now Online” • Georgia Power says a new nuclear reactor at its Plant Vogtle is now generating electricity. And another reactor should be online later this year. In 2012, the estimated cost was $12 billion. Georgia Power says the actual cost at least $34 billion. Now come higher customer rates. [13WMAZ]
- “US Treasury Releases New EV Tax Credit Rules” • The US Treasury has published its new EV tax credit rules. The window of opportunity to claim the full tax credit is to close on April 18. If you are in a position to make new EV purchase before then, you may want to hurry out to your nearest dealer and get the paperwork done post haste. [CleanTechnica]
- “Jane Goodall Brings Message To Miami-Dade: ‘We Have A Window Of Time To Try And Slow Down Climate Change’” • World-renowned primatologist Jane Goodall spoke at Florida International University. The 88-year-old conservationist and climate activist met with Local 10 News Environmental Advocate Louis Aguirre before the event. [WPLG]
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