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Biden Administration Restores Wildlife Protections Weakened Under Trump | The rules give federal officials more leeway to protect species in a changing climate. Industry groups are expected to sue. ( www.nytimes.com )

This is one of a huge number of environmental protection rules the Biden administration has restored. If you're an American and want to keep these, it's important to not just check your voter registration, but to actively volunteer, and if you can afford it, donate

silence7 OP ,

Yeah, kbin has a couple of nasty bugs:

  • it can't get thumbnails for anything on the Washington Post
  • when it doesn't have a thumbnail, it picks one at random from some other post
silence7 OP ,
silence7 OP ,

I think it makes the point that we're getting record renewables without lots of leases actually being signed, which is what matters here.

I'm expecting to start setting declines in aggregate worldwide fossil fuel use around 2026 or 2027 as the rate of renewable deployment accelerates.

silence7 OP ,

It's elsewhere:

Solar. We expect a record addition of utility-scale solar in 2024 if the scheduled 36.4 GW are added to the grid. This growth would almost double last year’s 18.4 GW increase, which was itself a record for annual utility-scale solar installation in the United States. As the effects of supply chain challenges and trade restrictions ease, solar continues to outpace capacity additions from other generating resources.

Wind. Operators report another 8.2 GW of wind capacity is scheduled to come on line in 2024. Following the record additions of more than 14.0 GW in both 2020 and 2021, wind capacity additions have slowed in the last two years.

https://slrpnk.net/pictrs/image/77510106-772a-43c2-be7b-aaefc534464e.webp

Canada Had Designs on Being a Hydro Superpower. Now Its Rivers and Lakes Are Drying Up. ( www.wsj.com )

Canada bet heavily on hydro as a means of cleaning up its carbon footprint; it is the third-largest hydroelectricity producer in the world. But with the climate becoming markedly drier in recent years, Canada’s utilities are now investing hundreds of billions of dollars to diversify their grids, in some cases leaning on power...

Geothermal is the hottest thing in clean energy. Here’s why ( www.canarymedia.com )

At the moment, however, these so-called ​“clean, firm” sources remain elusive. Recent advances in geothermal technologies, demonstrated by a handful of real-world projects, suggest that harnessing the earth’s heat could be among the most promising ways to solve this clean-energy conundrum. But that can only happen if it...

Geothermal is the hottest thing in clean energy. Here’s why ( www.canarymedia.com )

At the moment, however, these so-called ​“clean, firm” sources remain elusive. Recent advances in geothermal technologies, demonstrated by a handful of real-world projects, suggest that harnessing the earth’s heat could be among the most promising ways to solve this clean-energy conundrum. But that can only happen if it...

silence7 OP ,

It varies by server.

Some show 'removed by moderator':
https://lemmy.world/post/13392555

Some servers don't show them at all:
https://fedia.io/m/[email protected]/t/640012/The-Boeing-737-Max-was-marketed-as-eco-friendly-But-marketing

The people I'm aware of having problems are using sync on lemmy.world

silence7 OP ,

Complaints I'm seeing aren't from a mod, so it's not that.

Could be something like caching the comment after I've done the removal.

silence7 OP ,

Could definitely be, though the complaints came in more than an hour after the comments were removed.

silence7 OP ,

Thanks.

Using AI to spot edible mushrooms could kill you | AI tools are good for some things, but don’t trust your health to apps that make frequent mistakes ( wapo.st )

In particular, know how to identify the common and deadly species (eg: much of the genus Amanita) yourself, and get multiple trustworthy field guides for your part of the world.

Ukraine, Stalled on the Battlefield, Targets Russia’s Oil Industry | Ukrainian drone strikes have been able to hit refineries deep in Russian territory, indicating a new vulnerability. ( www.nytimes.com )

Mr. Ernst and Mr. Krutikhin noted that, unlike in other oil infrastructure such as pipelines, a lot of complex machinery and sophisticated engineering goes into refineries, and they can take several months to fix. Some analysts say the repairs could take longer than usual because sanctions prohibit Western sales of certain...

silence7 OP ,

Key difference: a major failure at the nuclear reactor is can kill people across a large area.

Taking out refineries is going to raise the cost of gas, and lower the value of oil, resulting in both a cut to drilling and to burning, which is a net benefit for people.

silence7 OP ,

Prevent crude oil from being refined, and it's not useful, so people don't burn it. The quantities passed through the refinery are far greater than the amount present at it on any given day, so one less refinery means a whole lot less consumption.

silence7 OP ,

Burning an oil well directly burns oil which people would otherwise burned, while raising prices and encouraging additional extraction. I'll also note that Saddam Hussein had people light the oil wells on fire before the US moved in.

An attack on a refinery prevents oil from being burned, and can't burn oil that's not there. I'd prefer to see them shut down in a planned matter, but this is better than keeping them going.

Different things are different. Deal with it.

Ukraine, Stalled on the Battlefield, Targets Russia’s Oil Industry ( www.nytimes.com )

Mr. Ernst and Mr. Krutikhin noted that, unlike in other oil infrastructure such as pipelines, a lot of complex machinery and sophisticated engineering goes into refineries, and they can take several months to fix. Some analysts say the repairs could take longer than usual because sanctions prohibit Western sales of certain...

silence7 OP ,

You can build a factory; such things already exist. The problem is getting turbine blades from factory to installation site.

Building a road or otherwise crossing peoples' property is hard legally. You can make it happen, but it'll cost you years of delay and huge amounts of money.

silence7 OP ,

That's a way to make wind not be cost effective, and the owners may not be willing to sell.

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