The Full Truth About East Palestine

The full scoop on the infamous train crash, as well as coverage of more AI raises and a potential breakthrough in hydrogen tech.

by Greenwashed

The Full Truth About East Palestine
View of the aftermath of the recent Ohio train derailment, Cleveland 19 News


๐Ÿ‘‹ Welcome back to Greenwashed! In this edition, we'll be covering the full scoop behind the infamous train crash in Ohio, followed by some good news in hydrogen and the continuation of sustainability's AI trend. ย 

The Full Scoop on Ohio's Train Crash ๐Ÿš‚

By now, many of our readers have likely heard about the Ohio train derailment that caused a massive leak of toxic chemical waste, which isn't all that shocking considering that some are calling it the largest environmental disaster in American history. ๐Ÿงช

Despite the fact that it's been one of the more popular news stories over the past few weeks, the coverage surrounding the incident has been fragmented and confusing due to constantly changing stories from the government and reports from the public on social media that have conflicted with official stories.

In order to make the situation and its implications as clear as possible, we've compiled everything relevant about the crash and outlined it below. Spoiler alert: it doesn't paint the prettiest picture about the state of US environmentalism. โฌ‡๏ธ

Last edition, we wrote about how the US' environmental track record was improving, but the presence of a chemical doom cloud from a preventable train crash caused by legalized bribery seems to indicate that America still has a ways to go. 

Potential Hydrogen Breakthrough ๐ŸŒŠ

Sustainable hydrogen fuel has long been thought of as a huge weapon in the fight against the climate crisis due to its ability to replace fossil fuels in industries such as shipping and aviation, but has always been somewhat of a pipe dream.

Recently, however, researchers at India's RMIT may have had a breakthrough. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

By using a unique reaction catalyst that is designed to draw hydrogen fuel from seawater, the researchers may have solved two of the biggest problems hampering the technology: the scarcity of freshwater and the creation of chlorine as a byproduct.

This technology is nascent, but if it delivers on its promise of scalable, efficient hydrogen fuel, it could be a huge boost for global decarbonization. 

Sustainability's AI Moment Continues ๐Ÿ’ธ

Last edition, we wrote about the intersection of promising environmental outcomes from venture capital's AI obsession, highlighting an Israeli company trying to use machine learning for artificial pollination. Over the past two weeks, this trend has continued. ๐Ÿ“ˆ

Predicting hype cycles from gold rushes is always difficult in tech, but early results from the machine learning field and the consistent deployment of capital into companies using it to accelerate decarbonization is a combination worth getting excited about. 

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