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Estimate the Energy of an Utterly Massive Wind Turbine
Wired

The Hornsea Wind Farm is expected to be the largest offshore wind farm in the world. Here's how much energy is generated from one rotation of a turbine. more…

Connect the Dots to See Where Trump’s Taking Us
The New York Times

The direction and results are obvious. more…

The Faults Beyond Our Algorithms
The New York Times

The offline roots of online radicalization. more…

Africa's week in pictures: 7-13 June 2019
BBC News

A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent and beyond. more…

Former EPA administrators blast Trump admin on science, regulation rollbacks
CNN

Several former Environmental Protection Agency administrators on Tuesday offered strong rebukes of the Trump administration's approach to environmental policy and commitment to science, saying its handling of the EPA will have negative consequences for Americ… more…

Erratic weather boosts energy demand, denting climate goals: BP
Reuters

Extreme temperatures around the globe drove a sharp acceleration in energy demand and carbon emissions last year, oil giant BP said on Tuesday, issuing a stark warning that the world risks losing the battle against climate change. more…

Trump and Kim one year on: A 'beautiful letter', stalled diplomacy
Reuters

A year after President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un met for the first time, they appear committed to a personal bond upon which hopes for peace appear to rest, despite a stalemate in efforts to get Kim to abandon nuclear weapons. more…

UK Sets New Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 2050 Target
Slashdot.org

The United Kingdom will cut net greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) to zero by the middle of this century, Prime Minister Theresa May has announced, marking it out as the first G7 nation to set such a goal. From a report: The UK's pre-existing target, set more th… more…

Every single Keanu Reeves movie, ranked
Insider.com

Keanu Reeves is a prolific actor who's appeared in numerous films. He got his first role in a 1985 short film called "One Step Away," and from there has appeared in a variety of movies, ranging from blockbuster action movies to rom-coms and more. These are Re… more…

Business as Usual Will Not Save the Planet
Hbr.org

A plan to meet the UN’s sustainable development goals. more…

IoT Tech Helps Oil and Gas Industry’s Skills Shortage
Readwrite.com

There has been much hype about IIoT (Industrial IoT), with promises to improve efficiency, reduce risks, and increase profits. Along with the implementation of other new technologies, it’s being called the fourth industrial revolution. Experts are predicting … more…

Study: people could be eating a credit card's worth of microplastics per week
Boingboing.net

"On average, people could actually be ingesting approximately 5 grams of microplastics every week - that’s the equivalent of a credit card." That's according to a study by WWF, Dalberg, and the University of Newcastle, Australia. From the report (PDF): The lo… more…

This startup is going to put one of the world’s largest sustainable greenhouses in coal country
Fastcompany.com

AppHarvest is building a 60-acre greenhouse in Kentucky to provide a new source of sustainable agriculture that doesn’t need to be shipped so far into East Coast cities. On land that was once part of a cattle ranch outside Morehead, Kentucky–a small town wher… more…

Fighting climate change is going to require massive changes in our shopping habits
Fastcompany.com

Western cities are working hard to eliminate their emissions, but that doesn’t address emissions from making and shipping products that people buy from other countries. As countries move slowly on climate change, many cities–which account for more than 70% of… more…

We have the tech to suck CO2 from the air–but can it suck enough to make a difference?
Fastcompany.com

Carbon capture technology–which helps fight climate change by removing emissions that are already in the air–could be a key part of the climate solution, if it grows fast enough and doesn’t just become an excuse to emit more. In a field on the outskirts of Hu… more…

Politics this week
The Economist

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Renewables Now Have Capacity to Generate More Power Than Coal in the U.S.
Slate.com

Trends suggest renewable energy capacity and production are going nowhere but up. more…

2020 election: Joe Biden's climate change revolution plan shows he's not moderate material
USA Today

Joe Biden's climate change channeling the Green New Deal plan shows he is no moderate candidate for the 2020 presidential election. more…

Pride pickup, sphinx on move, Tony Stark’s cabin: News from around our 50 states
USA Today

Delaware’s Murderkill River turning red, plagiarizing Ashton Kutcher gets West Virginia principal suspended, and more more…

A Nature Writer for the Anthropocene
Theatlantic.com

In Underland, Robert Macfarlane gives readers new ways to experience the richness and strangeness of a damaged world. more…