Lighthouse Eco

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Month: August 2022

Contra-rotating floating turbines promise unprecedented scale and power

Norway’s World Wide Wind has a radically different take on offshore wind power.

Giant 200-year-old saguaro cactus toppled by heavy rain in Arizona national park

A giant desert cactus that lived for an estimated 200 years has toppled over as a result of heavy rain in Arizona.

Major sea-level rise caused by melting of Greenland ice cap is ‘now inevitable’

Major sea-level rise from the melting of the Greenland ice cap is now inevitable,, even if the fossil fuel burning that is driving the climate crisis were to end overnight.

Pakistan floods: One third of country is under water – minister

One-third of Pakistan has been completely submerged by historic flooding, its climate minister says.

Swedish Neighbors Conserve Water by Holding ‘Ugliest Lawn’ Contest

On the island of Gotland in Sweden, residents have spent this year letting their green lawns die off in a mass effort to conserve water.

6.1-magnitude earthquake strikes off Indonesia’s Sumatra island

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia’s Sumatra island, the third tremor to rattle the area since early Monday.

Extreme China heatwave could lead to global chaos and food shortages

Cars. Batteries. Solar panels. Food. Global shortages and soaring prices are almost certain as China’s seemingly never-ending heatwave sears on.

‘This Is Huge’: California to Ban New Gasoline-Fueled Car Sales by 2035

California is the fifth-largest economy in the world and this will help turbocharge the transition to EVs everywhere.

Current Siberian warming is the most powerful of the last 7000 years

The authors of this research are confident that the human activities not only is influence climate change, but has become its major determinant, at least for the north of Western Siberia.

France becomes first European country to ban fossil fuel ads – but does the new law go far enough?

France has become the first European country to ban adverts for fossil fuels under a new climate law.

Fleet of hydrogen passenger trains begins service in Germany

German officials launched what they say is the world’s first fleet of hydrogen-powered passenger trains Wednesday, replacing 15 diesel trains that previously operated on nonelectrified tracks in the state of Lower Saxony.

Dinosaur tracks from 113 million years ago uncovered due to severe drought conditions at Dinosaur Valley State Park

Most tracks that have recently been uncovered and discovered at different parts of the river in the park belong to Acrocanthosaurus