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The Climate Change Cash Grab – OZY

The desolate climate of the Arctic has historically made it a place of little economic significance. The Earth’s northernmost region is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the globe. The melting of Greenland’s glaciers, Arctic sea ice…

Biden’s new 2030 climate change target: Will it be fair to other countries? – Vox.com

On April 22, President Biden will convene global leaders for a virtual climate summit in a bid to reassert US leadership and motivate countries to cut emissions much more aggressively. Of course, the US is only just recommitting to climate…

Solar and wind power could mitigate conflict in northeast Africa

(KU Leuven) A new study shows that several disagreements between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt around Africa’s largest hydropower plant, the new Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), could be alleviated by massively expanding solar and wind power across the region.

Does Biden’s American Jobs Plan go big enough on climate change? – Al Jazeera English

At first glance, United States President Joe Biden’s giant American Jobs Plan seems like an environmentalist’s dream: enormous investment in electric vehicles, big tax incentives for renewable energy and widespread improvements to the ailing US power grid. The initiative would…

Should We Use Technology to Slow Global Warming? | | SBU News – Stony Brook News

Without a major slowing of global warming, humans and nature will face increasingly dire consequences. Nine of the hottest years in human history have occurred in the past decade as documented on Climate.gov. Without a major shift in this climate trajectory, the future…

The Utter Crushing Phoniness Of Biden’s Costly Infrastructure Plan

One of the most striking – and depressing – realities of our nation’s capital these days is the importance of image and the irrelevance of substance and truth. Appearances have always been somewhat important. Remember that shot of John Edwards…

Louisiana wetlands could ease — or worsen — climate change. Curbing erosion could make the difference. – Houma Courier

A new report adds to growing research showing Louisiana’s coastal wetlands could play a key role in stemming the rising tides, damaging weather and other threats posed by climate change. But the report, a paper published last week by scientists at Louisiana’s…

Xin Zhang receives NSF CAREER Award

(University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science) The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Assistant Professor Xin Zhang a Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award to lead a five-year research program to help understand how to align the interest and action of various stakeholders in the agro-food system with nitrogen pollution reduction in the watershed.