National Weather Forecast
Shower and storm chances will exist across a good portion of the country as we head into Sunday. A few storms may be severe in the central United States, especially centered around Omaha and Des Moines. Some snow showers will also be possible at higher elevations out west. The best chance of dry weather will be in the Southwest and in parts of New England and Florida, though a few storms could be around for the F1 Miami Grand Prix Sunday afternoon. A few record highs could occur in the Central Plains.
Parts of the central United States will continue to see heavier rain through the rest of the weekend and early next week, with some areas potentially seeing up to around 3” of rain. Several inches of snow could accumulate in some of the mountain ranges out west.
A black eye for green energy? Renewable energy growth brings mounting waste challenge
More from CBS News: “Driven primarily by wind and solar power, renewable energy sources surpassed coal for electricity generation in the United States last year, marking a significant milestone. However, as the industry expands, a new problem emerges: what to do with the mounting waste generated by worn-out solar panels and wind turbine blades. More than 90% of discarded solar panels end up in landfills. By 2030, the retired panels are estimated to cover an area equivalent to about 3,000 football fields. But the panels, primarily composed of glass and aluminum, contain valuable and reusable materials. At a solar panel recycling plant in Yuma, Arizona, Adam Saghei, CEO of We Recycle Solar, and his company aim to tackle what he calls a “tsunami” of impending solar waste by recycling or reusing nearly 70 million pounds of solar panels annually.”
Go big or start small: Picking the right scale for green hydrogen
More from Canary Media: “The push to get a global green hydrogen industry off the ground is heating up, but not everyone agrees on what the building blocks should look like. Take the example of U.S.-based startups Electric Hydrogen and Ohmium. In the past week, both have announced major plans to ramp up their production of electrolyzers, the technology used to make “green” hydrogen, a power source that could be key to decarbonizing heavy industries such as steelmaking, chemicals production and shipping. But one of these companies is taking a large-scale approach while the other is going smaller, as each bets on a different theory about what tactic will scale fastest and most cost-effectively, and attract the massive project financing eventually needed to grow production even larger.”
Melting glaciers in Alps threaten biodiversity of invertebrates, says study
More from The Guardian: “Invertebrates living in the cool meltwater rivers of the European Alps could lose most of their habitat and disappear, as the mountain range’s glaciers melt at an unprecedented rate due to climate change, according to a study. Although they are often overlooked, these animals are crucial for alpine ecosystems. Researchers focused on the mountain range of the Alps and collated data from 30 years of studies on the rate at which its glaciers are melting, and how that affects the area’s river flows over time. They homed in on how past changes affected the populations of 15 species of invertebrates such as midges and stoneflies that are specialized at living in those waters.”
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