"As sea ice vanishes, Greenland melts and wildfires scorch the planet's northernmost forests, new research confirms what scientists are sounding alarms about: the Arctic has warmed much faster than the rest of the world in the past several decades."
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- Source: CNN, 08/12/2022
"When Sen. Joe Manchin III and Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer landed a surprise agreement on a healthcare, climate and tax bill last month, all but one Senate Democrat accepted the deal rather than risk collapse with further negotiation."Source: LA Times, 08/12/2022
"Marginalized communities inundated with air pollution could be some of the biggest beneficiaries of the tax and climate bill. Environmentalists say the bill would bring potentially transformative local air quality gains, despite a tradeoff of benefits to the fossil fuel industry."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 08/12/2022
"A "monster" wildfire raged for a third day in southwestern France on Thursday, ravaging forests and forcing 10,000 people to evacuate their homes."Source: Reuters, 08/12/2022
"The mysterious origin story of the wild ponies on Assateague Island might finally be closer to being resolved, thanks to a recent scientific discovery that all happened by chance."Source: NPR, 08/12/2022
"Melting of the world’s biggest ice sheet would cause catastrophic sea level rise, but can be avoided with fast climate action".Source: Guardian, 08/11/2022
"Decomposing food waste is releasing thousands of tonnes of planet-warming methane gas at landfills in Buenos Aires, Delhi, Mumbai, and Lahore, new research finds."Source: Reuters, 08/11/2022
"A B.C. environmental group that tested a provincial law intended to protect freedom of speech and prevent frivolous lawsuits from bogging down the courts has won."Source: The Narwhal, 08/11/2022
"Pushing for a reconsideration of plans by the Democratic Republic of Congo to auction parts of its vast rainforests and peatlands, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken announced that American and Congolese officials would form a team to examine proposed oil-and-gas extraction in those areas."Source: NYTimes, 08/11/2022
"After years of fighting for survival, the federal tree-planting effort in cities and towns may be poised for growth."Source: E&E News, 08/11/2022
"November's ballots include some people spouting disturbing views on climate science."Source: Earther, 08/11/2022
"Eradicating rats, goats and other invasive animals from islands is one of the most effective tools for protecting wildlife, resulting in dramatic transformations to degraded archipelagos and atolls, according to a new study."Source: Guardian, 08/11/2022
"Chicago has signed a $422.2 million agreement with Constellation New Energy LLC to provide renewable power to government buildings, street lights and all other city assets — and a carbon-free footprint — by 2025."Source: Chicago Sun-Times, 08/11/2022
"The birds no longer sing, and the herbs no longer grow. The fish no longer swim in rivers that have turned a murky brown. The animals do not roam, and the cows are sometimes found dead. The people in this northern Myanmar forest have lost a way of life that goes back generations. But if they complain, they, too, face the threat of death."Source: AP, 08/11/2022
"The spotted lanternfly, an invasive pest that ecologists have urged the populace to squish on sight, is back, infesting the New York City area."Source: NYTimes, 08/11/2022