National (U.S.)

"Truck Makers Team Up to Push for Electric Vehicle Chargers"

"There are more than four million electric vehicles on American roads, but fewer than 1,000 of them are heavy-duty trucks. On Tuesday, the three largest truck makers announced a push to remedy that deficit by calling on governments and utilities to help them build many more places to charge big rigs."

Source: NYTimes, 02/02/2024

"Hungry Sea Otters Are Helping Save California’s Marshlands From Erosion"

"The return of sea otters and their voracious appetites has helped rescue a section of California marshland, a new study shows. Sea otters eat constantly and one of their favorite snacks is the striped shore crab. These crabs dig burrows and also nibble away roots of the marsh grass pickleweed that holds dirt in place."

Source: AP, 02/01/2024

"U.S. Will Pay to Add Solar Panels to Hospitals, Schools After Disasters"

"The Federal Emergency Management Agency will begin paying to install solar panels on schools, hospitals and other public buildings that are rebuilt after disasters, making them more resilient against future disasters while reducing greenhouse gas emissions."

Source: NYTimes, 02/01/2024

California's Landmark Climate Disclosure Laws Challenged By Business Groups

"Major U.S. business groups sued California on Tuesday seeking to overturn the state's new sweeping climate disclosure laws that require companies to publicly report their greenhouse gas emissions and climate-related financial risks."

Source: Reuters, 02/01/2024

"Senate Confirms Head Of EPA’s Air Office, Key To Biden Climate Rules"

"The Senate on Wednesday voted to confirm Joseph Goffman to lead the Environmental Protection Agency’s air office, which is racing to finalize some of President Biden’s most consequential climate rules before the end of his first term."

Source: Washington Post, 02/01/2024


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