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Biden’s climate duo of Kerry and McCarthy puts U.S. back in global warming fight – CBS News

This story originally appeared at Reuters.com and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. An unlikely duo is steering President Joe Biden’s efforts to restore U.S. credibility on…

Global warming: Myanmar, Greenland and green cars – Workers World

Greenland is the largest island in the world which is not a continent. Only it and Antarctica are covered by ice sheets. With 58,000 people, 89% of whom are Inuit, it remains a “semiautonomous region” under Danish rule whose main…

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PENTAGON: Biden plan would boost climate defenses at military bases

Military installations along storm-battered American coasts could see a surge in infrastructure spending as the Biden administration seeks to harden the Department of Defense against asymmetric threats like climate change.

As climate change threatens world peace, Japan must face up to risk – Nikkei Asia

TOKYO — Almost a decade ago, then-President Barack Obama’s White House cited climate change as a “threat multiplier” to both American and international security. This assertion in the administration’s Quadrennial Defense Review was met with skepticism by some in the…

Climate change is a major threat to stability, spy agencies say – Axios

Climate change will lead to a less secure, more crisis-prone world that will strain global institutions, according to a major national security assessment released Thursday. Driving the news: The “Global Trends Report,” produced every four years by the National Intelligence…

Why rescuing the climate and saving biodiversity go hand in hand – New Scientist

By Michael Le Page A kangaroo and her joey survey the aftermath of a wildfire in Mallacoota, Australia, in 2020 Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals/naturepl THE Great Barrier Reef is already in a critical state. Rising sea temperatures are killing corals faster…

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…

SwRI receives up to $99 million to sustain aging Air Force aircraft

(Southwest Research Institute) Southwest Research Institute will study the effects of aging on military aircraft through a contract worth up to $99 million with the United States Air Force. This Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract award supports the U.S. Air Force Academy Center for Aircraft Structural Life Extension (CAStLE), an Air Force program to address aging aircraft structures and material degradation. IDIQs are contract vehicles that fund work tasks over specified periods of time, in this case up to eight years with a five year ordering period.

Japan, US to ink partnership deal on climate change – Kyodo News Plus

The Japanese and U.S. governments are arranging to sign a partnership deal on climate change when Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga meets with President Joe Biden later this month, diplomatic sources said Monday. Tackling global warming is expected to be a…