Climate Shocks Fishing Stocks | Arctic Report Card
Two fishing industry stories caught our attention this week. HuffPost tells the story of how climate ‘shocks’ have eliminated 16% of New England fishing jobs. The article is based upon research published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on how significant deviations from average temperatures–primarily warmer winters–have reduced fishing jobs from 1996 to 2017.
And climate change is causing chaos in the Bering Sea, home to one of America’s largest fisheries, according to NOAA’s annual Arctic Report Card. Reuters reports that while the changes are widespread in the Arctic, the effect on wildlife is acute in the eastern shelf of the Bering Sea, which yields more than 40% of the annual U.S. fish and shellfish catch.
That’s the recap for this week. More news below!
Natural Gas Boom Fizzles as a U.S. Glut Sinks Profits, New York Times
Climate Activists Arrested Trying To Block Coal Train From Reaching N.H. Power Plant, New Hampshire Public Radio
Climate program could be boon for border states, Salem News
Offshore Wind Task Force Meeting Draws Crowd; Sununu Pushes For Quick Development, New Hampshire Public Radio
Five Maine companies win federal solar grants, Portland Press Herald
A Peek into the Battery Technology Pipeline, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Worcester receives state energy award, Telegram
One More Time, With Feeling: GE’s Latest Approach to Energy Storage, Greentech Media
Littleton fire chief raises concerns about battery energy-storage facility, New Hampshire Union Leader
Nuclear Power, a Low-Carbon Energy Source, Is Shunned by the West, Wall Street Journal
Cape faces winter without Pilgrim power, Cape Cod Times
Eversource Energy to go ‘carbon-neutral’ by 2030, Connecticut Post
Maine regulators delay decision on CMP billing case, Portland Press Herald
Energy credits can help fight climate change, Boston Globe
Norm Needleman: CT leaders must explore new forms of energy for greener future, New Canaan Advertiser
Editorial: State made right call on Vineyard Wind, Connecticut Post
Our View: Gov. Mills’ solar power policies already paying off, Portland Press Herald