May 5, 2016 - Forbes - Japan Has More Electric Car Charging Points Than Gas Stations [Infographic] This is 2 years old, but still surprising to me, and encoraging.
Note, The report also found that every five years of delay beyond 2020 in peaking global emissions would mean an extra 20 centimeters (8 inches) of sea level rise by 2300.
Turns out we have been unwittingly geoengineering for decades, and just like in the movies, it’s gone off the rails.
We already have planet-cooling technology. The problem is, it’s killing us.
“increased Traditional Owner involvement in implementing the Reef 2050 Plan ” – Traditional Owner means Indigenous Owner…
The drilling company involved in Monday's natural gas rig explosion in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma that killed five workers has a long record of deadly accidents and numerous safety violations.
An interesting article in the context of the World Economic Forum talking about allowing capital to work by finding projects that are not too risky. Fossil Fuel projects got classified as riskier than people think, and Green Energy Projects were classified as less risky than people think. Notes that because people are frightened of investing, there is lots of capital sitting idle. She offers lots to think about.
Anne M. Finucane is vice chairman at Bank of America. She leads the company’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) efforts. As part of this, she focuses on the company's outreach to shareholders on social and governance issues, implementing innovative ways to deploy capital and expanding on the company’s environmental business opportunities to support the overall responsible growth strategy. She also oversees public policy, customer research and analytics, global marketing and communications.
In 2015-2016 disaster struck with the worst drought in a century. This caused saltwater to intrude over 80km inland, and destroyed at least 620sq miles of crops.
The population of endangered southern resident killer whales has dwindled to 76 individuals.
Washington state officials have proposed a new tack to save the Pacific Northwest's critically endangered orca population. Their idea is to boost salmon hatchery production by 10 to 20 million more fish per year to provide more food for the iconic killer whales.
A major new study estimates 11bn pieces of plastic contaminate vital reefs and result in infections: ‘It’s like getting gangrene,’ scientists warn.
Interactive Map allows picking a state and seeing the story about its climate change.
An early market entrant bows out as battery manufacturing goes giga-scale
Siemens has been investing a lot of time and money into the microgrid opportunity, as we’ve reported from DistribuTech conferences in years past. On Tuesday, the German power and grid giant unveiled its latest iteration on this front – a Microgrid Management System, meant to give operators the ability to handle much more complex operations between microgrids and utility operators and energy markets.
Siemens’ first publicly revealed test site for its microgrid management platform is at PG&E’s Blue Lake Rancheria project in northern California. Using 500 kilowatts of PV from REC Solar and 950 kilowatt-hours of Tesla batteries, along with a backup diesel generator and building energy management from Johnson Controls, the microgrid can keep the remote Native American reservation’s community center and a designated Red Cross evacuation site running on its own power for up to seven days.
Early, but Real research on Iceland about combining CO2 with Basalt.
Jan 2018 -- Jordan Cove LNG Project Emissions Briefing – Oil Change Internaional
Timeline: The History Of Climate Modelling – CarbonBrief.org
Given all the news items on fishery problems, I thought some folks might like to know that an excellent documentary exists. Not free, (about $4 from Amazon) but good watching: The End of the Line IMDB info
Lake Winnipeg pickerel catch drops drastically – Winnipeg Free Press
Abstract and references to similar articles: Manifestation, Drivers, and Emergence of Open Ocean Deoxygenation.
"Does cooperation actually lead to a better environment?" – The Nature Conservancy
Global Warming Is Worse Than Most Models Predict, Data-driven New Study Warns – Science and Health
A real now story about the coming water wars:
Polar Ice Is Disappearing, Setting Off Climate Alarms Inside Climate News
Climate Change Is Happening Faster Than Expected, and It’s More Extreme – Inside Climate News
World scientists’ warning to humanity – GreenPeaceInternational
What even is a global anoxic event? By Peter Everett of Austrailian Greens
World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice American Institute of Biological Sciences