- “Deserts As Carbon Sinks? Study Shows Potential For Greening Arid Regions” • A team of plant scientists has introduced a novel method to sequester carbon dioxide by “re-greening” arid areas, without competing with agriculture or food production. Their report, published in the journal Trends in Plant Science, suggests developing deserts for carbon sinks. [Earth.com]
- “The Ominous Signs Pointing To Extreme Heat And Fire In Australia This Summer” • It’s only early spring in Australia and the country is already grappling with heat and fire, sparking fears of a potentially devastating summer. Dozens of bushfires have broken already out in the country, with more than 60 burning in New South Wales. [CNN]
- “Ford Sides With EVs, Tells UK Prime Minister Not To Fear The Strong Headwinds” • With the UK’s 2030 ban on the sale of new internal combustion engine coming up, automakers have been investing in UK facilities to make EVs. As the deadline nears, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak decided to postpone the ban. Some car makers are not happy. [CleanTechnica]
- “Saltwater Intrusion In Mississippi River Could Impact The Drinking Water In Louisiana” • New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell signed an emergency declaration over an intrusion of saltwater into the Mississippi River that officials say could impact the region’s water supply. River volume is expected to fall in the next several weeks to historic lows. [ABC News]
- “New York Bus Electrification Is Moving Forward With 53 Overhead Bus Chargers” • New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that construction is progressing on 53 state-of-the-art overhead electric bus chargers at Metropolitan Transportation Authority depots in Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and Brooklyn. [CleanTechnica]
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