"Arctic’s ‘Last Ice Area’ Shows Earlier-Than-Expected Melt"

"Part of the Arctic is nicknamed the “Last Ice Area,” because floating sea ice there is usually so thick that it’s likely to withstand global warming for decades. So, scientists were shocked last summer when there was suddenly enough open water for a ship to pass through."

Source: AP, 07/02/2021

Biden Aims to Increase Electric Car Sales By Using Pollution Rules

"President Biden has a two-step strategy to cut tailpipe emissions, the nation’s largest source of greenhouse gases: First, restore the standards to roughly the level set by President Barack Obama. Then, tighten them even further, with an aim of making the electric car the dominant vehicle sold in the United States."

Source: NYTimes, 07/02/2021

House, Setting Marker for Talks, Passes $715 Billion Infrastructure Bill

"The House on Thursday laid down its marker for this month’s infrastructure negotiations, approving a five-year, $715 billion transportation and drinking water bill that would do more to combat climate change than the Senate’s bipartisan measure embraced by President Biden."

Source: NYTimes, 07/02/2021

AOC, Bowman Join Protesters at White House Demanding Climate Action

"New York Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jamaal Bowman joined progressive activists for a protest outside the White House on Monday to demand that President Biden’s infrastructure plan prioritizes the fight against climate change, signaling he could run into resistance from members of his own party as he focuses on passing a bipartisan bill through Congress."

Source: NY Daily News, 06/29/2021

"Infrastructure Deal Is Back on Track After Biden’s Assurances"

"A fragile bipartisan infrastructure deal appeared to be moving forward once again on Sunday, as moderate Republicans said they had been reassured that President Biden would not hold it hostage while Democrats simultaneously work on a larger, partisan economic package."

Source: NYTimes, 06/28/2021

"Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Omits Big Climate Measures"

"A deal reached Thursday between President Biden and a bipartisan group of senators for $579 billion in new spending to repair the nation’s roads, rails and bridges does relatively little to fight climate change, an issue that the president has called an “existential threat.”"

Source: NYTimes, 06/25/2021

Infrastructure: Schumer Vows To Pass Only 'A Strong, Bold Climate Bill'

"Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) vowed he “will not pass” an infrastructure package that removes the climate provisions of President Biden's American Jobs Act."

Source: The Hill, 06/18/2021


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