Thursday Links: Audubon Society, E-bike Battery Fires, Planting Trees, and More Posted on August 3, 2023August 3, 2023 by Jane Shaw Stroup National Audubon Society urges transmission expansion in spite of short-term loss of birds. Batteries of electric bikes are causing explosions, some fatal. Recycling plastic sends microplastics into the atmosphere. An argument for incineration? Washington Post chides Republicans for urging tree-planting to address climate change. But a Washington Post column praised tree-planting in February. And the Forest Service doesn’t have enough seedlings to meet its planting goals. (But skepticism about tree-planting is warranted, in my view.) Image of transmission lines is by Fré Sonneveld on Unsplash.