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With Climate Agenda Stalled at Home, Biden Still Hopes to Lead Abroad – The New York Times

On his first day in office, President Biden recommitted the United States to the Paris climate agreement, noting in his inaugural address that “a cry for survival comes from the planet itself. A cry that can’t be any more desperate…

Artificial Photosynthesis Can Produce More Food in the Dark Than With Sunshine

Photosynthesis has evolved in plants for millions of years to turn water, carbon dioxide, and the energy from sunlight into plant biomass and the foods we eat. This process, however, is very inefficient, with only about 1% of the energy found in sunlight ending up in the plant. Scientists at UC Riverside and the University […]

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As Federal Climate-Fighting Tools Are Taken Away, Cities and States Step Up – The New York Times

Legislators in Colorado, historically a major coal state, have passed more than 50 climate-related laws since 2019. The liquor store in the farming town of Morris, Minn., cools its beer with solar power. Voters in Athens, Ohio, imposed a carbon…

The Mann Act: Banning Fossil Fuels Immediately To Save The Planet

I don’t want us to make too much of the individual behind the brief confession we’re about to dissect, because if it wasn’t him leading Team Irrationality, it would be somebody else. We’re much more interested in how such individuals…

How Businesses Can Hold Their Banks Accountable on Climate Change – HBR.org Daily

Companies are under scrutiny for how major banks that they partner with are financing carbon-intensive projects. How can companies wishing to be “green” respond? One solution is to switch to a low-carbon bank if possible. But a better hope is…

Global Warming: Why the problem is worse – and solutions simpler – than you thought – The Daily Climate

How do you cut through the fog around climate change and get to a solution? John Harte, a physicist-turned-ecologist at the University of California, Berkeley, looks first to the mountains, then to the oceans and the ice, and then finally…

Global Warming: Why the problem is worse – and solutions simpler – than you thought – Environmental Health News

How do you cut through the fog around climate change and get to a solution? John Harte, a physicist-turned-ecologist at the University of California, Berkeley, looks first to the mountains, then to the oceans and the ice, and then finally…

‘Mountainous countries face acute peril from climate change’ – The Independent

The head of one of the mountainous nations of central Asia has called on the world not to ignore countries like his hit by the consequence of global warming and the damage done to livelihoods and the local environment as…

Climate change: ‘Space Bubble’ shield could block sun’s rays – World Economic Forum

MIT researchers are exploring the possibility of floating frozen bubbles made of a thin film above Earth to reflect the sun’s rays, called ‘Space Bubbles’. This is a variation on the common geoengineering idea of a solar shield, which blocks…

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