- “What Are The Chesapeake Bay’s Marshes Worth? New Study Suggests Billions” • Large swaths of the marshes along the coasts of Maryland and Virginia are expected to disappear under rising water by 2100. That loss will rob many low-lying communities of a critical natural buffer that protects them from storm surges and widespread flooding during hurricanes. [Bay Journal]
- “The Environmental Disasters We’ve Almost Fixed” • There are no simple solutions to complex problems like climate change. But there have been times in the past when the world has come together to try to fix an environmental crisis. We dealt with acid rain and the hole in the ozone layer. Do those examples have lessons for tackling global warming? [BBC]
- “Covid Looms Over Crucial Climate Talks As Some Leaders Snub The Event” • In the battle against climate change, the summit in Glasgow is still of vital importance, but there is now a question about whether it will adequately flesh out the 2015 Paris Agreement. Some G20 countries have not disclosed their plans yet, and some key leaders will not attend. [CNN]
- “The Great Experiment To Put A Price On Nature” • Fresh water, clean air, peace of mind – natural landscapes make life better for humans in myriad ways. Tucked away in the Scottish Highlands, in an old commercial forest, is a rewilding project with a difference. Now scientists are trying to put a dollar figure on exactly how much nature is worth. [BBC]
- “North Carolina’s Big Clean Energy Plan An Example For Battleground States” • A breakthrough law allows North Carolina to transition from having a Clean Energy Plan to having a law with enforceable steps. North Carolina is a “moderate” state, and this legislation shows how climate solutions can be ground for both sides to advance priorities. [CleanTechnica]
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