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Biden’s Earth Day Summit Aims for Reset on Climate Change – Voice of America

A “coming-out party for the United States on climate change.” That’s how University of Maryland Center for Global Sustainability Director Nathan Hultman describes the virtual summit President Joe Biden is hosting with dozens of world leaders April 22-23. After four…

Biden Wants World Leaders to Make Climate Change Commitments – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is nearing agreements with Japan, Korea and Canada to bolster carbon emission reduction targets in all four countries ahead of a closely watched summit of global leaders on Earth Day, April 22. But in the…

As Russia Fortifies Ukraine Border, Kerry Talks Climate With Foreign Minister

John Kerry, President Joe Biden’s special representative on climate change, met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday for an impromptu meeting on “the climate agenda” in India. The meeting occurred as Russian troops and weaponry continue to amass…

Climate scientists, what keeps you up at night? – DW (English)

What really makes this reporter’s stomach churn thinking about climate change? Thawing permafrost. A scenario where it all melts, releasing copious amounts of CO2 and methane (it holds twice as much carbon as the atmosphere holds right now), and there’s no going…

Should Solar Geoengineering Be a Tool to Slow Global Warming, or is Manipulating the Atmosphere Too Dangerous? – InsideClimate News

The risks of the climate crisis are so urgent that the United States, in cooperation with other countries and under strict rules, should study the possibility of temporarily cooling the planet through solar geoengineering, a report released Thursday by the National…

Hemp is Already Being Used in Walls and Insulation as a Game-Changer in Construction Industry

This article was written by Nate Berg for Ensia and has been re-printed with permission.  It has become almost a cliché to discuss the benefits of hemp, the supposed wonder plant with almost endless uses—from woven fibers to edible seeds to bioplastics. “Of course, hemp is that magic crop that does everything,” says Nicholas Carter, […]

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Don’t Get Fooled By The Media’s Crafty Coverage Of Cold Weather

Parts of the River Thames in London froze recently following subzero temperatures across the UK. The last time this happened was in 1963. The Netherlands shivered at minus 20 degrees Celsius. Across the Atlantic, Americans experienced extreme February snowfall, causing…