Climate Change

"U.S. To Join Global Effort To Decarbonize Shipping Industry - Kerry"

"The United States will join an effort by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 in the global shipping industry, climate envoy John Kerry announced on Tuesday ahead of a climate leaders summit President Joe Biden will host this week."

Source: Reuters, 04/21/2021

"How Politics Is Shaping Biden’s Infrastructure Proposal"

"From weatherization funds to electric vehicles, the White House made compromises to enlist a broad coalition that includes labor and communities of color".

Source: Washington Post, 04/21/2021

Watchdog: Trump-Era Rollback Of Car Rules Undercut EPA Staffers' Advice

"Former President Trump's rollback of clean car standards violated federal regulatory processes, obscured career staffers' concerns and failed to assess impacts on vulnerable communities, according to EPA's internal watchdog."

Source: E&E News, 04/21/2021

"Biden Plans To Cut Emissions At Least In Half By 2030"

"President Biden this week will pledge to slash U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at least in half by the end of the decade, according to two people briefed on the plan, as part of an aggressive push to combat climate change at home and persuade other major economies around the world to follow suit."

Source: Washington Post, 04/21/2021
April 22, 2021

Why Colombia is the Arctic: Celebrating Earth Day

The World Federation of Science Journalists is hosting a virtual conversation with science journalist Angela Posada-Swafford and Dr. Mario Londoño-Mesa to learn about the current transformation that Colombia is experiencing due to the changes in the Arctic. 6pm ET.

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Biden Admin Releases $8 Billion In Disaster Funding For Puerto Rico

"The Biden administration on Monday freed up roughly $8 billion in disaster relief funding for Puerto Rico and lifted restrictions that curtailed how it could spend such funds in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in 2017."

Source: The Hill, 04/20/2021

"Joe Biden To Reveal US Emissions Pledge In Key Climate Crisis Moment"

"Joe Biden faces a key test of his commitment to climate action this week, when he sets out his core plans for tackling the climate crisis and calls on all of the world’s major economies to join him in bold action to slash greenhouse gas emissions in the next ten years."

Source: Guardian, 04/20/2021

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