- “California’s Lake Oroville Is Back At 100% Capacity After Being Hit Hard By Yearslong Drought” • California’s drought-stricken reservoirs recovered remarkably in recent months in a barrage of storms. Lake Oroville, California’s second-largest reservoir is at 100% of its capacity after being at critically low levels for several years. It was the state’s hardest hit reservoir. [CNN]
- “Global Wind Industry Reaches One Terawatt Milestone In June” • It has taken over forty years to reach the 1-TW milestone, although with the continual gain in momentum, the next TW will take less than 7 years to install, data from the Global Wind Energy Council shows. GWEC is organizing events to mark the achievement. [Renewable Energy Magazine]
- “Marine Environment At Risk Due To Ship Emissions” • A study by Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden says the release of metals and other environmentally harmful substances by ships poses a significant threat to a marine ecosystem. Over 90% of the contaminants was from the water discharged by ships’ exhaust scrubbers. [CleanTechnica]
- “New Round Of Smoke From Canada Fires Prompts Air Quality Alerts Across The Upper Midwest” • Thick plumes of smoke are billowing across the US border, ruining the air quality for millions of residents in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Rising from dozens of Ontario wildfires, it has put all of Minnesota and most of Wisconsin under air quality alerts. [CNN]
- “Held Vs Montana Seeks To Enforce Provisions In State’s Constitution” • Montana is Big Sky country, where people feel a special connection to the land. That connection is enshrined in Article IX of the Montana Constitution. Sixteen young plaintiffs have sued the state, claiming it has failed to provide their rights, and the suit is going to trial now. [CleanTechnica]
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