- “Soaring Temperatures To Record Rainfall: Asia Is Reeling As The Climate Crisis Takes Hold” • The world’s largest and most populous continent is dealing with the deadly effects of extreme summer weather, as countries endure blistering heatwaves and record monsoon rainfall, with governments warning residents to prepare for more to come. [CNN]
- “Australian Aboriginal group And Philippine Firm ACEN To Develop Renewable Energy” • Philippine energy company ACEN Corp and Australia’s Yindjibarndi Aboriginal group are planning to develop up to 3 GW of wind, solar, and battery storage on land held by the community. It is in the heart of Western Australia’s iron ore mining region. [Reuters]
- “Blue Bird Electric School Bus Gets Better” • The iconic, nearly 100-year-old bus maker Blue Bird has been producing electric buses for a few years, and now it’s introducing a new, improved version. The electric bus will have 25% more storage capacity in its battery, rising to 196 kWh. That provides 130 miles of range on a single charge. [CleanTechnica]
- “‘This Is Just The Beginning’: Extreme Heat Around The World As Fires Rage In Southern Europe” • Italy, Spain and Greece have already faced unrelenting heat for days, but the European Space Agency warns that the heat wave is only just beginning. Italy has been particularly hard hit, and temperatures in many cities are expected to soar above 40°C (104°). [CNN]
- “Ford F-150 Lightning Price Drops, Production Increasing To 150,000/Year” • Many EV fans hoped the Ford F-150 Lightning would take the US by storm – at least, as much as it could with the production capacity Ford targets. The electric truck has done quite okay, so far. However, it could do better now, because Ford is dropping its MSRP. [CleanTechnica]
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