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Biden To Restore Protections For America’s Largest National Forest

Biden To Restore Protections For America’s Largest National Forest | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The administration will end large-scale logging of old-growth trees in “America’s Amazon" as part of its effort to fight global climate change.
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Sixty years of climate change warnings: the signs that were missed (and ignored) | Climate change | The Guardian

Sixty years of climate change warnings: the signs that were missed (and ignored) | Climate change | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The long read: The effects of ‘weird weather’ were already being felt in the 1960s, but scientists linking fossil fuels with climate change were dismissed as prophets of doom
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The American West is bracing for a hot, dry and dangerous summer

The American West is bracing for a hot, dry and dangerous summer | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Climate change has pushed the region into “megadrought” territory.
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How megacities could lead the fight against climate change

How megacities could lead the fight against climate change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Reducing emissions in a few of the world’s most populous cities could have an outsized impact on climate change.
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Climate change: Jet fuel from waste 'dramatically lowers' emissions

Climate change: Jet fuel from waste 'dramatically lowers' emissions | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A jet fuel made from food waste has the potential to reduce emissions from flying, scientists say.
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A Glimpse of America’s Future: Climate Change Means Trouble for Power Grids - The New York Times

A Glimpse of America’s Future: Climate Change Means Trouble for Power Grids - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Systems are designed to handle spikes in demand, but the wild and unpredictable weather linked to global warming will very likely push grids beyond their limits.
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Cities pledge to link pandemic recovery with climate action

Cities pledge to link pandemic recovery with climate action | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
1000 Cities Adapt Now initiative will focus on tackling water issues - from stormwater to drought – and using natural systems to protect urban areas from climate change impacts
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Climate Change Survey: Majority of Voters Support Initiatives - The New York Times

Climate Change Survey: Majority of Voters Support Initiatives - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A survey carried out after the November election found that 66 percent of respondents said that developing sources of clean energy should be a high or very high priority.
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Biden-Harris Cabinet Picks Show Shift to Low-Carbon Economy

Biden-Harris Cabinet Picks Show Shift to Low-Carbon Economy | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The latest Biden-Harris team's latest cabinet picks, for both the energy and transportation departments, show an eye on climate change and climate justice.
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Climate change is already a disaster to health, doctors say

Climate change is already a disaster to health, doctors say | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A sweeping health and climate change report was published in medical journal The Lancet. The report outlines the ways in which global warming has already led to a rise in heat-related deaths and risks from climate-related disasters.
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Scientists Are Building Cows to Resist Climate Change | by Emily Mullin | Nov, 2020 | Future Human

Scientists Are Building Cows to Resist Climate Change | by Emily Mullin | Nov, 2020 | Future Human | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Reengineering Life is a series from Future Human about the astonishing ways genetic technology is changing humanity and the world around us. If we want to survive as the planet gets hotter, the…
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What Biden will and won't be able to achieve on climate change

What Biden will and won't be able to achieve on climate change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Passing aggressive climate laws will be highly difficult without Democratic control of the Senate. But there are other ways the next administration could make progress.
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A new power play: The Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty | Greenbiz

A new power play: The Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty | Greenbiz | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
To the extent that climate change is another weapon of mass destruction, we might consider borrowing some tools of the past.
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Europe Plans Aggressive New Laws to Phase Out Fossil Fuels - The New York Times

Europe Plans Aggressive New Laws to Phase Out Fossil Fuels - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The proposals, expected Wednesday, are likely to be more ambitious and specific than other countries’ efforts to fight climate change and may include a border tax on imports deemed to be polluting.
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Our Response to Climate Change Is Missing Something Big, Scientists Say - The New York Times

Our Response to Climate Change Is Missing Something Big, Scientists Say - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Yes, planting new trees can help. But intact wild areas are much better. The world needs to treat warming and biodiversity loss as two parts of the same problem, a new report warns.
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Global heating pace risks ‘unstoppable’ sea level rise as Antarctic ice sheet melts | Climate change | The Guardian

Global heating pace risks ‘unstoppable’ sea level rise as Antarctic ice sheet melts | Climate change | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
World faces ‘abrupt jump’ in pace of ice loss around 2060 unless emissions reduced to meet Paris agreement goals, study warns
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Despite Tensions, U.S. and China Agree to Work Together on Climate Change - The New York Times

Despite Tensions, U.S. and China Agree to Work Together on Climate Change - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The two countries said they would treat global warming “with the seriousness and urgency that it demands.”
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Scientists formed EDGI to stop Trump’s EPA from wiping out climate data

Scientists formed EDGI to stop Trump’s EPA from wiping out climate data | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
When Donald Trump was elected, scientists worried that vital information about climate change and the environment would disappear from government websites. These scientists came to the rescue, and their work isn’t over yet.
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Biden directs billions in federal spending power to climate change

Biden directs billions in federal spending power to climate change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The US president's latest climate orders direct agencies to buy clean vehicles and electricity, and prioritize climate in national security plans.
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Trey Hill and other farmers are hoping Joe Biden will pay them to lock carbon in their soil

Among his plans for fighting climate change, President Biden wants to pay farmers to use agricultural methods that lock carbon in the soil. But can climate-friendly farming practices make a dent in global warming?
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This Year Was A Disaster For The Planet

This Year Was A Disaster For The Planet | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
From record-breaking wildfires to devastating hurricanes, human-driven climate change keeps killing us.
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How Russia Wins the Climate Crisis - The New York Times

How Russia Wins the Climate Crisis - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Climate change is propelling enormous human migrations, transforming global agriculture and remaking the world order — and no country stands to gain more than Russia.
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Measure, Manage, Mitigate: A Three-Step Solution for Corporate Climate Action

Measure, Manage, Mitigate: A Three-Step Solution for Corporate Climate Action | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
To make a real impact on mitigating climate change, companies must look beyond their operations and purchased electricity and begin to analyze their supply chain emissions, experts say.
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Biden calls for major investments into carbon removal

Biden calls for major investments into carbon removal | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The climate change portion of the president-elect’s transition plan also recommends research and development funding for batteries, renewable hydrogen and advanced nuclear.
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Cows Make Climate Change Worse. Could Seaweed Help?

Cows Make Climate Change Worse. Could Seaweed Help? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Demand for environmentally friendly beef, milk and wool has buoyed businesses racing to lower the levels of methane released by livestock.
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