- “Adapting To An Uncertain Climate Future, Connecticut Is Auditioning New Forests” • Working with Audubon Connecticut, the state and other experts, Avalonia Land Conservancy decided to clear five small areas to remove dead and dying trees. Two of these will be used to plant trees that are used to the new climate conditions of global warming. [The CT Mirror]
- “Found In Missouri’s Wetlands, These Bacteria Could Help Scientists Combat Climate Change” • Found in wetlands from Missouri to Massachusetts, photoferrotrophs could be absorbing carbon dioxide on a large scale, underscoring the importance of conserving these threatened habitats, according to Washington University scientists. [KCUR]
- “‘Horrible and Unconscionable Betrayal’: Biden DOJ Backs Trump Tar Sands Pipeline Approval” • The Biden administration filed a legal brief backing the Trump Administration’s approval of the Line 3 tar sands pipline project. Indigenous groups and environmental activists fighting against the Line 3 tar sands pipeline were outraged. [EcoWatch]
- “NASA Satellite Data Used To Track Ocean Microplastics From Space” • Scientists from the University of Michigan developed an innovative way to use NASA satellite data to track the movement of tiny pieces of plastic in the ocean. The new technique relies on data from eight satellites of NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System. [CleanTechnica]
- “Oregon Lawmakers Approve Ambitious Carbon-Reduction Goals For State Energy Grid” • Oregon’s power grid will largely eliminate carbon emissions by 2040 under a bill that got final approval by state lawmakers on Saturday, setting one of the nation’s most ambitious goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the electricity sector. [OPB]
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