Category: Living Green

24-Hour Solar Energy: Molten Salt Makes It Possible, and Prices Are Falling Fast

Mehos bases his belief on prices that SolarReserve and other project developers are quoting for electricity from new plants, and the knowledge that a CSP tower with eight or 10 hours of molten salt storage is currently much cheaper than a solar PV farm with an equivalent amount of lithium-ion batteries. One uses Sener’s parabolic trough technology and a molten salt storage system; the other is a molten salt tower design, making it the second utility-scale test of the technology after Crescent Dunes. Read More: insideclimatenews.org

Survival by Degrees: 389 Species on the Brink

By stabilizing carbon emissions and holding warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, 76 percent of vulnerable species will be better off, and nearly 150 species would no longer be vulnerable to extinction from climate change. Click the three different warming scenarios to explore how increased warming makes more species vulnerable. Read More: www.audubon.org

Revealed: Google made large contributions to climate change deniers

Among hundreds of groups the company has listed on its website as beneficiaries of its political giving are more than a dozen organisations that have campaigned against climate legislation, questioned the need for action, or actively sought to roll back Obama-era environmental protections. He said Google and other technology companies had also not used their own lobbyists to advocate for change on climate. Read More: www.theguardian.com

The hard truths of climate change

Inspired by the student climate strikes in Europe, he founded Youth for Climate Argentina in his home country. Greenhouse-gas emissions have already driven up average global temperatures by around 1 °C, and limiting further warming to 0.5 °C would require roughly halving global emissions within the next decade, then cutting them to zero by mid-century, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Read More: www.nature.com

“The climate crisis is making people sicker, worsening illnesses”

‘LIKE A SUNBURN ON YOUR LUNGS’: HOW DOES THE CLIMATE CRISIS IMPACT HEALTH?: The impact of the climate crisis – for patients, doctors and researchers – is already being felt across every specialty of medicine, with worse feared to come. An August article in the New England Journal of Medicine lays out dozens of similar studies to show how the climate crisis affects each practice of medicine. Read More: www.theguardian.com