"New Technology Uses Good Old-Fashioned Wind To Power Giant Cargo Vessels"

"Well over a century after the Age of Sail gave way to coal- and oil-burning ships, climate change concerns are prompting a new look at an old technology that could once again harness wind to propel commercial cargo ships — this time with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions."

Source: NPR, 10/06/2023

USFWS Creating a Frozen Library of Biodiversity to Help Endangered Species

"In a new initiative announced on Tuesday, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is working with the nonprofit Revive & Restore and other partners to create a “genetic library” of the country’s endangered species—before it’s too late." "Biobanking enables researchers to preserve genetic diversity in wildlife by freezing and storing living cells."

Source: Inside Climate News, 10/05/2023
October 26, 2023

Webinar: How To Cover Conservation Technology

Conservation technology is a constantly evolving field with new and improved methods for tracking, tracing and cataloging wildlife. Mongabay's latest webinar aims to simplify the latest trends and give reporters story tips and important guidance for their reporting. 10:00 a.m. EDT.


"Gas Furnaces Face 95% Efficiency Standard With Final DOE Rule"

"The Biden administration has finalized national efficiency rules for residential gas furnaces affecting about a third of all US homes, updating a 36-year-old standard that effectively phases out older furnace models."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 10/03/2023
October 9, 2023

Webinar on New & Innovative Climate Solutions

Hosted by the Jerusalem Press Club, the webinar, at 12:00 PM EST, is an opportunity for journalists specializing in climate-change issues to meet with five of 130 international and Israeli climate start-ups that will be showcased during the PLANETech World gathering in mid-October.


Group Of 25 US Governors Promises To Install 20 Million Heat Pumps By 2030

"Buildings, particularly older ones and those with poor energy efficiency, account for 31 percent of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions. ... On Thursday, the U.S. Climate Alliance, an association of 25 governors of states accounting for half of the country’s population, announced a major move to reduce those emissions, cut utility bills, and create jobs."

Source: Grist, 09/25/2023


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