- “Climate Change Responsible For Record Sea Temperature Levels, Says Study” • An unprecedented rise in sea temperatures is being driven by global warming, a major report in the peer-reviewed Journal of Operational Oceanography reveals. It shows an overall trend globally of surface warming, with the largest rise in the Arctic Ocean. [Newswise]
- “The Return Of Europe’s Largest Beasts” • Populations of bison and wolf are reviving in parts of Europe, with efforts to return some of the landscape to a more natural state. A new method of conservation aims to let large areas return to wilderness, to a state without human intervention. But it can be tricky to manage that. Large beasts are not always welcome. [BBC]
- “How NextEra Overtook ExxonMobil As The Largest US Energy Company” • If you had invested in Florida-based utility NextEra Energy a decade ago, your total return would have been 600%, including dividends. By contrast, if you had invested in ExxonMobil a decade ago, you have seen a total 10-year return of -25%. There are reasons for those changes. [Forbes]
- “‘Green Hydrogen’ From Renewables Could Become Cheapest Transformative Fuel Within A Decade” • Hydrogen made with wind and solar energy could be the cheapest transformative fuel sooner than expected, analysts believe. Chinese companies claim to make hydrogen from renewable energy for up to 80% less than official Australian estimates of two years ago. [The Guardian]
- “Can nature heal itself? What the pandemic has shown us” • In the early days of the pandemic, there was one bright spot: nature appeared to be healing. As we lived under lockdown, we heard of unusual animal sightings, like wild goats taking over a town in Wales. Was nature still capable of healing itself, if just given some alone time? It’s probably not that simple. [CNN]
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