- “One-Fifth Of Water Pollution Comes From Textile Dyes. But A Shellfish-Inspired Solution Could Clean It Up” • Every year, the textile industry uses 1.3 trillion gallons of water to dye garments. Most of this water, loaded with harmful chemicals and dyes, flows untreated into rivers and streams. Researchers found a way to address the problem. [CNN]
- “Government Wants To Speed Up Construction Of Renewable Energy Plants” • The Swiss government has approved a plan to speed up construction of solar, wind, and hydroelectric stations to reduce Switzerland’s dependence on foreign suppliers. The bill needs to be approved by parliament, which the government hopes will happen this autumn. [Swissinfo]
- “TV Meteorologist Quits After Getting Threats And Harassment Over Climate Change Coverage” • After spending the last two years as chief meteorologist at Des Moines news station KCCI, Chris Gloninger announced he is resigning. He said he has developed post-traumatic stress due to death threats arising from climate change coverage. [CNN]
- “Some New Orleans Restaurants Hope To Use Solar Power To Be ‘Community Hub’ After A Hurricane” • We all hope for a quiet hurricane season especially after days and weeks without power after Hurricane Ida. But when another storm knocks out power, some New Orleans restaurants will stay open, because of solar power and Tesla batteries. [WWL-TV]
- “Oregon County Sues Oil, Gas Companies Including Exxon, Shell, Chevron For Deadly 2021 Pacific Northwest Heat Dome” • Multnomah County is suing five major oil and gas companies and related organizations for the damages caused by the 2021 Pacific Northwest heat dome. The county said the companies are significantly responsible for the deadly heat event. [CNBC]
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