Economy & Business

What’s Ahead on Climate Justice, Climate Crisis Beat

What environment stories will matter most in 2024 to communities of color and Indigenous communities? Columnist Yessenia Funes sheds light on concerns ranging from the environmental damage in Gaza and extreme weather across the United States to the fallout from the U.S. presidential election to the local impacts of the clean energy transition. Insights in the latest Voices of Environmental Justice.

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New EPA Soot Rule Could Save Lives. Industry Says It Could Cost Jobs.

"The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to significantly strengthen limits on fine particle matter, one of the nation’s most widespread deadly air pollutants, even as industry groups warn that the standard could erase manufacturing jobs across the country."

Source: Washington Post, 01/22/2024

"Markets And Forests: 7 Takeaways From Our Series On The Forest Carbon Trade"

"Mongabay recently published a five-part series on the carbon trade and its use as a tool to address climate change. The exchange of carbon credits, typically used to offset emissions, bore unprecedented criticism in 2023."

Source: Mongabay, 01/18/2024

"These Startups Are Teaming Up To Decarbonize Cement And Concrete"

"Cement and concrete are essential building blocks of modern society — and they’re both extremely carbon-intensive to produce. In recent years, startups across the country have begun devising novel ways of making low-carbon construction materials, including by using methods that mimic coral reefs, recycle industrial waste or replace fossil-fueled kilns with electricity."

Source: Canary Media, 01/18/2024

‘Control The Narrative’: Alabama Utility Wields Influence By Financing News

"A Floodlight investigation found Alabama Power runs a news service and its foundation bought a Black newspaper. Neither reports on high electric bills or utility-related pollution".

Source: Guardian, 01/18/2024

"As Leaders Fly To Davos, How Do Private Jets Fuel Climate Change?"

"From popstar Taylor Swift's jetsetting on tour to billionaire Elon Musk's fleet of planes, the use of private jets by the rich and famous has drawn increasing criticism as concern grows over air travel's role in global warming."

Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn., 01/12/2024


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