10 in 2 - Week of May 8th

1. A leaked document shows the Labour Party’s 2017 priorities. The leak contains nefarious goals such as:  putting the UK back on track to meet its Paris Agreement climate targets, Ban fracking, introduce a new Clean Air Act, nationalize key parts of the energy sector, and prioritize access to the internal energy market and the European Atomic Energy Community in Brexit negotiations. (DESMOG UK

2. Tesla is now accepting deposits for its new solar roof system, offering an "infinity" warranty for tiles that integrate solar power into roof coverings and are cheaper than a traditional roof. (NPR)

 

3. On a previous '10 in 2' we shared our excitement for the impending release of the Netflix original show “Bill Nye Saves the World”. I watched part of one episode and had to turn it off. It means well, but the show is just not good. I revoke my previous recommendation. (Fatherly

4. There is a notable new sustainability podcast on the block. “Terrestrial” is hosted by Ashley Ahearn, who travels the country to bring listeners stories about people making personal choices in the face of environmental change. (KUOW)

5. Popular Mechanics did a profile of a guy hired by the state of Florida to hunt pythons in the everglades. It’s a good read, and includes quotes like "I feel like I won the lottery, and I make minimum wage," Florida man never disappoints. (PM

6. This weeks installment of fossil fuel company schadenfreude is the announcement that solar power is becoming even cheaper in India much faster than predicted. The price of solar in India dropped 12 percent over the past 12 months. (RenewEconomy)

7. One giant leap for narwhal science. Not only is the "unicorn of the sea" real, new footage reveals it uses its horn to club fish before eating them. (Canada.ca

8. In a shock to no one, the Dakota Access pipeline is already leaking. The Standing Rock Sioux tribe is not pleased about having to say “I told you so”, but here we are. (Vice)

9. A team of Australian scientists is building miniature ecosystems designed to simulate the impact of climate change. By playing with the chemistry of water tanks containing biological diversity, the experiments are already revealing dangers that would have been missed had researchers tried to study individual species in isolation. (NYT

10. Polar bears are ditching seafood in favour of scrambled eggs, as the heat rises in the Arctic melting the sea ice. A changing coastline has made it harder for the predators to catch the seals they favour and is pushing them towards poaching goose eggs. (New Scientist

 



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