Menopausal Mother Nature

News about Climate Change and our Planet

Month: July 2019

Apollo 11 launch pad

A satellite image, from January 2019, shows the launch pad from which, on July 16, 1969, the Saturn V rocket carrying Apollo 11 began its momentous voyage to the moon.

You might have missed this rally in the news

Back in April they said this – we’re going to have a rally. [embedded content] And they had help, advice and support from the Countryside Alliance, the National Gamekeepers Organisation (I always want to put the apostrophe in there, but…

California Energy Commission Awards Nearly $70M to Replace Diesel School Buses with Electric School Buses Throughout State

The California Energy Commission approved nearly $70 million in funding to replace more than 200 old diesel school buses with all-electric buses that will reduce school children’s exposure to harmful emissions and help the state reach its climate and air…

Tesla Shines In June, But Zoe Holds Onto #1 In 2019 In Germany — EV Sales Report

The German plug-in vehicle (PEV) market continued on the right track in June, having registered 8,631 units. Fully electric vehicles (BEVs) were up strong, +117% year over year (YoY), compensating for the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) drop of –9%, and all-electrics now represent two-thirds of plug-in registrations. The PEV share of the overall auto market was 2.7% in May, with BEVs alone hitting 1.8%. That pushed the 2019 plug-in share slightly up, to 2.6% (1.7% BEV)

Days of Extreme Heat Will Become Weeks as Climate Warms, U.S. Study Warns

Even regions of the U.S. where extreme heat and humidity have been rare should expect significant increases in the number of hot days by mid-century. Nearly every part of the United States will face a significant increase in extremely hot…