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Why ‘Green’ Buses Aren’t Very Green, Reliable, Or Climate Friendly

Should Americans follow China in a massive commitment to supposedly eco-friendly battery-electric buses (BEBs)? California has mandated a “carbon-free” bus system by 2040 and will buy only battery or fuel cell-powered buses after 2029. Other states and cities are following…

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Letter: Lawmakers must address global warming’s effects – Buffalo News

The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed on a recent Friday evening that at least six tornadoes touched down during last week’s historic winter thunderstorm event in Maryland and Virginia. Five were in the local Washington area. While one in this…

Computer-based weather forecast: New algorithm outperforms mainframe computer systems

(Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz) The exponential growth in computer processing power seen over the past 60 years may soon come to a halt. Complex systems such as those used in weather forecast, for example, require high computing capacities, but the costs for running supercomputers to process large quantities of data can become a limiting factor. German and Swiss researchers have recently unveiled an algorithm that can solve complex problems with remarkable facility — even on a personal computer.

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In Australia’s burning forests, signs we’ve passed a global warming tipping point – National Catholic Reporter

Rural Fire Service crews engage in property protection during wildfires along the Old Hume Highway near the town of Tahmoor, Australia, outside Sydney, Dec. 19, 2019. Wildfires have been burning since August and have destroyed an area comparable to the…

Analysis: Why coal use must plummet this decade to keep global warming below 1.5C – Carbon Brief

The next 10 years are crucial for tackling climate change, with widespread recognition that CO2 emissions must fall 45% by 2030 to keep global warming below 1.5C. Yet global emissions are expected to continue rising, despite the pledges made by…

First-of-its-kind study examines toll of nuclear war on world’s oceans

(University of Colorado at Boulder) A new study reveals a previously unknown cost of nuclear war — shifts in ocean chemistry that could have serious consequences for the world’s coral reefs and other marine life.

Electrade Reviews Tesla Insurance

Tesla InsuranceElectrade, a website that helps Tesla owners and other EV owners regarding insurance, put together a review of Tesla’s in-house insurance and compared it to three competitors. In the review of Tesla Insurance, the company quickly highlights the pros and cons of Tesla Insurance. Among other things, Electrade found out that the Tesla Model 3 costs less to insure than a BMW i

Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez Push Bill To Outlaw Fracking By 2025

An anti-fracking bill crafted by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) aims to end the practice altogether, making it illegal “on all onshore and offshore land in the United States” by Jan. 1, 2025. Left-wing actor Mark Ruffalo…