- “Impossible Foods To Reach New Generation Through US School Nutrition Programs” • The plant-based meat company Impossible Foods has taken another big step on the path to mass adoption of its products. It secured Child Nutrition Labels for its Impossible Burger. They can now be served in US schools as part of school nutrition programs. [CleanTechnica]
- “Spain Bans New Oil And Gas Exploration As It Supercharges Renewables” • Spain has joined the growing number of European countries banning new oil and gas exploration with far-ranging legislation. It is also prohibiting the sale of fossil-fuel vehicles by 2040 and making it illegal to produce fossil fuels in the country from the start of 2043. [Upstream Online]
- “Refinery That Rained Oil Is Shut Down By EPA In St Croix” • Less than 48 hours after an EPA employee sent to the Virgin Islands to investigate the Limetree oil refinery told colleagues “there is oil on my windshield,” the agency took the remarkable action to shut down the entire refinery, citing an “imminent” threat to human health. [CleanTechnica]
- “Melting Ice In Antarctica Could Trigger Chain Reactions, Bringing Monsoon Rains To The Ice Cap, Study Says” • A study published in Nature Geoscience said that as Earth warms, the land beneath the Antarctic ice sheet will become more exposed. As a result, wind patterns will shift and rainfall will increase over Antarctica, speeding ice loss. [CNN]
- “Ban all gas boilers from 2025 to reach net-zero” • No new fossil fuel boilers should be sold from 2025 if the world is to achieve net-zero emissions by mid century, the International Energy Agency says. It’s one of 400 steps to net-zero proposed by the agency in a special report. It said there is no place for new coal, oil, or gas exploration, or supplies. [BBC]
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