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Rioja region earns UNESCO tourism blessing

The Rioja region of Spain is known for red wines that are fruity and tannic, most notably tempranillo, Spain’s king of grapes. (Roughly 75 percent of the grapes grown in the region are tempranillo.) Wines from the region are often…

Methane worse than carbon dioxide for global warming – The Missoulian

Jim Hanson sent in a letter complaining about how annoying George Ochenski’s Monday Missoulian column is, and I totally agree. As they said about George Herbert Walker Bush, our 41st president, Ochenski is “beginning to sound a bit shrill.” Ochenski…

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Electric-powered X Shore boats combine sustainability with luxury Scandinavian design

Promising minimal maintenance, lower operating costs, and a gorgeous modern design, Swedish company X Shore is making waves in the marine industry with their 100 percent electric-powered yachts. Created as an environmentally friendly alternative to gas-powered boats, X Shore’s pure electric vessels not only offer a shift away from fossil fuels, but also a seductively silent ride that eliminates noise pollution and toxic fumes. Marketed with the tagline “Power of Silence,” the X Shore yachts…

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New sustainability plan for Washington State Ferries

Washington State Ferries (WSF), the state’s biggest consumer of diesel fuel, has released a two-year action plan for operating the ferry system more sustainably. Washington’s ferries burn more than 18 million gallons of fuel per year, generating more carbon and greenhouse gas emissions than any other component of the state transportation system. The new plan seeks to reduce emissions and waste, improve air quality and protect orca whales. Ferries serve the
northwest part of Washington State,…

Climate change in West Africa

(University of Würzburg) A research center in West Africa examines strategies to address the climate change. Its German partner is the University of Würzburg; the Federal Ministry of Education and Research is funding the initiative with 3.7 million euros.

2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #24

Latest Posts Archives Climate Hustle Posted on 15 June 2019 by John Hartz A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Jun 9 through Sat, June 15, 2019 Editor’s…