Science – Congress is set to approve a major defense bill that would establish two new high-level bodies aimed at preventing foreign governments from unfairly exploiting the US research enterprise.
The Guardian – Company hails start of the ‘electric aviation age’ after 15-minute test flight in Vancouver.
Bloomberg Environment – Congress isn’t quite ready to resurrect a congressional technology assessment office killed off by Republicans in 1995. But the idea may be gaining momentum.
NPR – General Motors and LG Chemical plan to make battery cells for electric-powered vehicles, unveiling a joint venture that they expect to create more than 1,100 jobs in northeast Ohio.
CNBC – The Spanish company said changes to its oil operations as well as an increase in its alternative energy portfolio will help the company reach zero emissions.
The Associated Press – Led by big jumps from China and India, the world is projected to spew 40.57 billion tons (36.8 billion metric tons) of carbon dioxide into the air in 2019.
The Guardian – US insurers join retreat from European insurers meaning coal projects cannot be built or operated.
Dezeen – New York City has introduced a bill that will rank and grade large buildings according to energy efficiency.
American Institute of Physics – The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is seeking input on a wide-ranging initiative to improve the conditions under which science is conducted in the US.
FOX Business – Amazon is building three major solar energy projects in Illinois, Virginia and Spain. The investments are part of the company's pledge to reach 80 percent renewable energy by 2024 and 100 percent renewable by 2030.
Bloomberg Environment – The EPA’s clean air advisers launched a review of whether federal caps on smog and haze-forming pollutants protect public health.
The Washington Post – The world has lost another year in the quest to finally start reducing its carbon emissions, which scientists say is crucial to avoid the steadily worsening impacts of climate change.