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Growing calls for Climate Change Corps

Thursday - Rolling Stone's Dililah Friedler argues that the crises facing the Gulf Coast communities of Louisiana is proof of the need for a Climate Change Corps, like the one being promoted in the US Congress.

Cars in US now as big as WWII tanks

26 Jul 21 - American cars are now almost as big as the tanks that won the second world war.

The huge sequestration potential of regenerative farming

Cloud Agronomics carbon sequestration imaging overlaid onto a public map.

23 Jul 21 - By some estimates, if the 1.2 billion acres of American agricultural land (more than half of the U.S. land base) transitioned towards regenerative farming practices, it could sequester up to 20 percent of the carbon required to reach the Biden administration's goal of fully offsetting America's carbon emissions by 2050.

Bezos coverage eclipses climate change

22 Jul 21 - Jeff Bezos got as much morning show coverage in a day as climate change got all last year

All pua to California's abalone rescuers

21 Jul 21 - In Big Sur, scientists are rescuing the abalone from landslides caused by the Dolan Fire, and moving them to safety in new neighborhoods where “resident abalone” already thrive

Co-sponsor of US New Green Deal new ambassador to Aotearoa

20 Jul 21 - Former US Senator Tom Udall, a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal, has been named US Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa.

US drawing up carbon tax plans

16 Jul 21 - US legislators are drawing up plans for a tax on imports from carbon-polluting countries to help pay for a $US3.5 trillion ($4.7 trillion) package in new government spending on everything from universal childcare to an expansion of public healthcare benefits.

Bringing marine ecosystems back to life

8 Jul 21 - A “game changing” 20-year effort suggests that even severely depleted marine ecosystems can be brought back to life.

Hottest June on record for North America

8 Jul 21 - North America witnessed its hottest June on record battered by a deadly heatwave searing parts of the region, according to the European Union’s climate monitoring service.

Glacier meltwater causing flooding

7 Jul 21 - Scientists say meltwater flooding will increase as the ice continues to retreat, but will eventually stop—when all the ice is melted and the glaciers are no more.

US heatwave is climate change: scientists

30 Jun 21 - Is climate change amping up the US Pacific Northwest heat wave? Yes — and it’s time to stop asking.

US farmers banking carbon

24 Jun 21 - Some U.S. farmers are hoping to invest in a new cash crop, deep within the soil: Carbon

Solar replaces coal in Florida

22 Jun 21 - The Florida Power and Light Company announced the building of a new solar power plant moments after blowing its last remaining coal-fired power plant.

Turning carbon dioxide into diamonds

18 Jun 21 - Aether Diamonds claims that for every one-carat diamond it makes it removes about 20 metric tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Combating fake climate news with a bot

17 Jun 21 - Two New York City-based artist-engineers have created a bot to highlight real news about climate change in a creative response to algorithm-driven social media newsfeeds that all too often prioritise...

Biden's climate ambitions hit headwinds

National Climate Adviser Gina McCarthy

10 Jun 21 - President Joe Biden's National Climate Adviser Gina McCarthy has said some of the administration's more ambitious proposals to fight climate change are likely to be dropped.

Is the Growing Climate Solutions Act the solution?

8 Jun 21 - The Growing Climate Solutions Act is garnering support on both sides of the US Senate and has the support of Big Ag and some environmental groups. Mother Jones asks whether it will really make a dent...

Marijuana's carbon problem

8 Jun 21 - Location, location, location: That’s the deciding factor when it comes to the size of marijuana cultivation’s carbon footprint, according to a new study out of Colorado State University.

Investors piling into carbon market

4 Jun 21 - Investors have piled into new carbon-credit-trading funds, helping make the upstart market one of the best-performing commodities-related investments of the past year, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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