- “Senate Passes Bill To Rescind EPA Waterway Rule In Rebuke Of Biden Administration Regulations” • The Senate passed a bill that would rescind a Biden administration policy regulating “waters of the United States.” The bill challenges an EPA rule that is argued to place a burden on farmers by being too restrictive in defining what is a navigable waterway. [CNN]
- “Crucial Antarctic Ocean Circulation Heading For Collapse If Planet-Warming Pollution Remains High” • Melting ice in the Antarctic is not just raising sea levels but slowing down the deep ocean water circulation with vast implications, a study published in the journal Nature warns. The system collapse could happen before the end of this century. [CNN]
- “EU Reaches Deal On More Ambitious Renewable Energy Targets For 2030” • EU negotiators struck a deal on more ambitious targets to expand the use of renewable energy by 2030, an important pillar of the bloc’s plans to fight climate change and end the use of Russian fossil fuels. The EU will get 42.5% of its energy from renewable sources. [RTE]
- “World’s Highest Court Can Set Out Countries’ Climate Obligations After Vanuatu Secures Historic UN Vote” • Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu won a historic vote at the UN that calls on the world’s highest court to establish for the first time the obligations countries have to address the climate crisis and the consequences if they don’t. [CNN]
- “Biden Administration Moves Ahead With Massive Gulf Of Mexico Drilling Auction” • Just a few weeks after allowing the Willow oil drilling project in Alaska to go forward, the Interior Department is auctioning off over 73 million acres of the Gulf of Mexico for offshore oil and gas drilling. Joe Manchin made the auction a condition of the Inflation Reduction Act. [CNN]
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