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Jul 24

Extreme Heat In Europe Is Prompting Tourists Toward Cooler Destinations

  • More tourists are thought to be prioritizing milder temperatures or even off-season travel to avoid spending their time away in oppressive heat.
  • Europe is currently experiencing some of the hottest temperatures of the summer so far, with yet another heat wave expected to push the mercury close to record-breaking levels in the coming days.
  • Data from the European Travel Commission found that the popularity of Mediterranean vacation destinations dropped by 10% compared with last year.
Jul 19

EU Sends Water Bombers To Battle Greece Wildfires As Rome Shatters Temperature Record

  • The European Union sent four Canadair water bombers to help Greece fight wildfires that have been raging for a third day on Wednesday.
  • It comes as a scorching heatwave continues to grip southern Europe, with temperatures in Spain, France and Italy climbing to fresh record highs.
  • Italy’s capital of Rome recorded its hottest day ever on Tuesday, as temperatures in the city center rose to a staggering 41.8 degrees Celsius (107.24 Fahrenheit).
Jul 18

Soaring Temperatures In Europe Near Record As Wildfires Rage In Greece And Swiss Alps

  • Sardinia and Sicily could see temperatures peak at around 46 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, according to Italian weather news service
  • Europe’s hottest-ever recorded temperature is believed to be 48.8 degrees Celsius, logged near the ancient city of Syracuse on the coast of Sicily in August 2021.
  • “The bubble of hot air that has inflated over southern Europe has turned Italy and surrounding countries into a giant pizza oven,” said Hannah Cloke, a professor at the University of Reading.
Jul 12

IEA: Demand For Lithium And Other Critical Minerals Is Skyrocketing

  • According to the IEA, the period between 2017 and 2022 saw a “tripling in overall demand for lithium, a 70% jump in demand for cobalt, and a 40% rise in demand for nickel.”
  • The IEA’s Critical Minerals Market Review cites “demand from the energy sector” as main factor behind this.
  • In a sign of the huge task facing the planet, the Paris-based organization says more projects will still be required by the end of this decade if global warming is to be limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Jul 11

General Mills Is Paying Regrow Ag To Help Make Cheerios Greener

  • Regenerative agriculture aims to reduce emissions and protect soil through various methods.
  • Regrow Ag focuses on both decarbonizing and renewing agriculture.
  • Corporations that are pledging net zero emissions are buying Regrow Ag’s software and offering it to farmers.