Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

June 11 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “New York City Will Charge Drivers Going Downtown. Other Cities May Be Next” • New York City is moving ahead with a landmark program to toll vehicles entering Lower Manhattan. The Federal Highway Administration signed off on the release of an environmental assessment, and the public review period is ending on Monday. [CNN]

Manhattan (Jenin Abumazen, Unsplash)

  • “Megawatt Electrical Motor Designed By MIT Engineers Could Help Electrify Aviation” • To electrify large commercial airliners, megawatt-scale motors are required. To meet this need, a team of MIT engineers is now creating a 1-MW motor, to be powered by a battery or fuel cell, that could be a key stepping stone toward electrifying larger aircraft. [CleanTechnica]
  • “New York Protects “The Birds And The Bees” With Nation-Leading Legislation” • The New York State Legislature has passed the Birds and Bees Protection Act, a first-in-the-nation bill that would rein in the use of neurotoxic neonicotinoid pesticides, banning most use of neonics in the state. The bill is now heads to Governor Hochul for her signature. [CleanTechnica]
  • “Cities Across The Northeast Experience Better Air Quality As Hazardous Wildfire Smoke Subsides” • Sorely missed blue skies are returning and cities across the northeastern US have better air quality after the monstrous cloud of smoke from the wildfires in Canada dissipates. The area of Canada that has burned so far is more than twice the size of New Jersey. [CNN]
  • “Youth Environmentalists Bring Montana Climate Case To Trial After 12 Years, Seeking to Set Precedent” • Whether a constitutional right to a healthy, livable climate is protected by state law is at the center of a lawsuit going to trial Monday in Montana. Sixteen young plaintiffs and their attorneys hope to set an important legal precedent. []

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