Birds aren’t real, or are they? Inside a Gen Z conspiracy theory.

Read the full story in the New York Times.

Peter McIndoe, the 23-year-old creator of the viral Birds Aren’t Real movement, is ready to reveal what the effort is really about.

Landfills could host more than 60 GW of solar, RMI says

Read the full story at pv magazine.

Landfill sited solar capacity would nearly double Biden administration goals to grow community solar while increasing total U.S. solar power capacity by about 58%.

U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm tours PRI carbon management projects

On Dec. 9, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm toured several U of I sustainable energy projects, including PRI’s carbon capture efforts at Abbott Power Plant. During the visit she also heard about PRI’s extensive work in carbon sequestration.

Read more about PRI’s carbon management and sustainable energy research.

Read more about Secretary Granholm’s visit to U of I in The News-Gazette

ReFED’s 2022 Food Waste Forecast shows amplification of food recovery efforts

Read the full story at Waste360.

This year Americans are expected to waste from then 305 million pounds of food, or about $400 million during Thanksgiving. The forecast provides a report about expected solutions and predictions, highlighting how government agencies, businesses and other stakeholders are working to divert the amount of food waste going to landfills by 50% by 2030.

ECB says every bank reviewed falls short on managing climate and environmental risk

Read the full story at ESG Today.

A comprehensive review by the European Central Bank (ECB) into the management of climate and environmental (C&E) risks by the European banking sector uncovered major shortfalls in preparedness, with no banks meeting expectations, and many lacking plans to improve sufficiently.

The infrastructure bill could boost the industry removing carbon dioxide from the air

Read the full story at KNAU.

To get climate change under control, the scientists say humans must not only stop putting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, we also have to take the extraordinary step of actually removing CO2 that’s already there. There is a tiny industry that does this now, but it is not profitable. As NPR’s Jeff Brady reports, the infrastructure bill President Biden signed this week could start to change that.

Utilities and financial investors are investing in renewables, especially hydrogen, like never before

Read the full story at pv magazine.

A new Ernst & Young power and utilities overview report shows that utilities and other deep-pocketed investors are putting financial support behind their environmental, social and governance initiatives.

New EU rules for deforestation-free products: Companies will be ‘monitored and held accountable’

Read the full story at Food Navigator.

The European Parliament has said companies supplying products that risk contributing to deforestation will be ‘monitored and held accountable’ through new due diligence regulations. But farming groups have raised concerns that the new regulation might not be WTO-compliant.

American Battery approved to build battery recycling facility in Nevada

Read the full story at pv magazine.

The facility will include a battery recycling building, an office building with laboratories, and a finished goods warehouse.

The young climate diplomats fighting to save their countries

Read the full story at Inside Climate News.

They grew up witnessing damages from climate change in Rwanda and Ethiopia and are calling on wealthy countries to fund adaptation and pay for losses already suffered.