- “The Reason Wild Forests Beat Plantations” • Scientists at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew in the UK warned that tree planting was often being presented as an easy answer to the climate crisis, and a way out for businesses to mitigate their carbon emissions. But it was not as simple as it seemed. Natural forest regeneration may be a better alternative. [BBC]
- “Settled Enough: Climate Science, Skepticism, And Prudence” • The body of climate science has survived extraordinary vetting and yielded conclusions recognized by competent climate scientists around the world as true beyond any reasonable doubt. The possibility that they are true is too great to ignore with any level of prudence. [The Hill]
- “James Fisher Renewables Nets Offshore Wind UXO Survey Gig In France” • James Fisher Renewables has been selected by the French grid operator Réseau de Transport d’Electricité to identify unexploded ordnance along the export cable routes for the Fécamp offshore wind project. The 18-km cablewill be buried at depths of 5 to 35 meters. [Offshore Engineer]
- “Dartmouth Study Finds Renewable Energy Upgrades Make Grid More Resilient” • A Dartmouth study found for the first time that renewable energy upgrades will make the nation’s power grid more resilient. A grid was modeled with innovations, including distributed generation and energy storage. One lesson is “Buy local.” [New Hampshire Public Radio]
- “Biden Bolsters Extreme Weather Preparation Funding During FEMA Visit” • President Joe Biden announced his administration would invest $1 billion in extreme weather preparation ahead of hurricane season. The president said the new funding would prepare the US for the upcoming hurricane and fire seasons across the country. [CNN]
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