- “Europe Agrees On Landmark Nature And Climate Deal After Tense Negotiations” • The European Parliament voted in favor of legally binding targets to protect and restore nature in the EU, despite strong opposition among policymakers. The EU nature law requires countries to introduce measures to restore nature on 20% of their land and sea by 2030. [CNN]
- “Ocean Heat Around Florida Is ‘Unprecedented,’ And Scientists Are Warning Of Major Impacts” • A sudden marine heat wave off the coast of Florida has surprised scientists and sent water temperatures soaring to unprecedented highs, threatening one of the most severe coral bleaching events the state has ever seen. The ocean is close to 97°F in some areas. [CNN]
- “Climate Change Threatens To Cause ‘Synchronized Harvest Failures’ Across The Globe” • New research shows scientists underestimated the climate risk to agriculture and global food production. “High-impact but deeply-uncertain hazards” were ignored. But now the threat of ‘synchronized harvest failures’ has been revealed. [Salon.com]
- “New Flow Battery Lasts All Year On Simple Sugar” • When researchers at the DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory set out to make flow batteries better, they were serious. They came up with solution based on sugar that can last all year, and more. The discovery could lead to new low-cost, long duration energy storage systems. [CleanTechnica]
- “Deadly Heatwave Sweeps Across Southern Europe” • A heatwave is sweeping across parts of southern Europe and north-west Africa, with potential record-breaking temperatures in the coming days. Temperatures are expected to surpass 40°C (104°F) in parts of Spain, France, Greece, Croatia and Turkey. In Italy, they could reach as high as 48.8°C (119.8°F). [BBC]
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