If you have been away from Twitter and your environmental news sources for all summer, here is the perfect article to know what were the most important news besides the ones I covered here.
Given this selection I believe it is safe to say we are reaching tipping points for both the seriousness of our multiple crises and in some way, how we are starting to address some of them (mostly climate change).
I believe this selection of news offers a good complement to this website. So if you are on Twitter and like this selection, don’t hesitate to start following me.
Climate and environmental issues
Here’s nine scary facts about the Yosemite fire http://bit.ly/18bptbW
These 14 U.S. cities could disappear over the next century, thanks to climate change http://huff.to/1dhbesa
There’s not enough pollen in London to support all the back-yard bees: http://bit.ly/16ShuSN
The planet’s strongest storm of the year just tore through the Philippines, and isn’t done yet http://thkpr.gs/17J1cbT
Pakistan: third straight year of chaotic flooding a sign of ‘global climatic change.’ Many dead http://www.abc.net.au/
Beaches Blanketed In Crude Oil After Major Spill In The Gulf Of Thailand http://thkpr.gs/13ZYkch Such a tragedy
Darkness is a natural resource and it is almost gone http://www.treehugger.com
Thin, flexible glass could store energy for electric cars, wind turbines http://www.treehugger.com
The Costs of A Warming Arctic – Maybe as Much as the 2012 World Economy http://dlvr.it/3kFTnY
Kenya had 15,000 lions 10 years ago. Today we have 2,500. That’s an 85% reduction. Enormity of the poaching epidemic just hit me. Disaster.
Energy and Cleantech
Warren Buffett: Coal is Done http://www.solarfeeds.com/warren-buffett-coal-is-done/ …
Oil and gas companies have received a cumulative $75 in subsidies for every $1 to renewables http://bit.ly/1bQyUAg They still complain
Winning: 3.1GW of fossil fuel plants shut down in Germany. They can’t compete with the sun: http://bit.ly/16pkzso
World buys 80 million barrels of crude oil per day, at an average price of $110. So we spend $8.8 billion per day on crude oil alone!
Solar-powered air conditioning is coming soon to trains in India http://bit.ly/16eGimR
137 coal plants expected to close in the US due to cheap gas and regulation per Navigant Research report. http://mobile.bloomberg.com
How times change. Demolishing coal plants could be multibillion-dollar global business by 2020. http://thinkprogress.org
First Offshore Wind Turbine Installed In Spain Commissioned http://cleantechnica.com Way to go Spain ! 😀
Despite Germany’s renewables push, emissions are rising. Closing nuclear plants leading utilities to burn more coal. http://ow.ly/nq3Wk
For the price of 1 barrel of oil, you can buy a solar panel that will save the equivalent of 10 barrels! (2-3 barrels buy complete system)
How The World Can Save $2.9 Trillion Dollars A Year (VIDEO) http://bit.ly/13OM4Hk
Worldwide renewable energy capacity in 2012 equalled China’s electricity demand (4,860TWh)! : TreeHugger http://www.treehugger.com
Rice-husks could build better batteries : TreeHugger http://www.treehugger.com/Fantastic ! 🙂
Sustainability and CSR
Stress levels fall within minutes of being outside. Make time in nature this weekend to relax!: http://bit.ly/15P6UHz
FACT: A cup of iron-rich lentils packs 18 grams of protein — almost as much as three ounces of steak.
@GoogleFacts : People who swear a lot tend to be more honest, loyal and upfront with their friends.
Coconuts kill more people than sharks — You’re 15 times more likely to be killed by falling coconuts than by a shark.
@GoogleFacts : Neurologically, listening to music is considered a complex action. Intelligent people tend to listen to music for longer periods of time.
“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” – Martin Luther King Jr