Positive Climate News:
DOJ announces new office to enforce laws around climate crisis, toxic pollution
A protein-filled cotton sheet can filter carbon emissions
How gardeners can control pests and also protect pollinators apnews.com/...
Can Carbon Capture Be Part of the Climate Solution?
Jennifer Wilcox, who has a leading role in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, says yes, though there are significant challenges. nytimes.com/
Today, Climate Central launches the Climate Shift Index—a new tool that shows the local influence of climate change, every day.
Climate Shift Index (CSI) levels indicate how much climate change has altered the frequency of daily temperatures at a particular location.
Other climate stories:
14 percent of world population may have had Lyme disease, research finds
Climate change is clearly visible: NOAA’S new 'normals'
There is a war on nature.
Dom Phillips was killed trying to warn you about it
Bruno Pereira highlighted the ravaging of the rainforest and abuse of human rights. Dom told his story. We should honour them
Heat wave bakes one-third of Americans, highlighting urgency of climate legislation
US is recycling just 5% of its plastic waste, studies show
According to the Last Beach Cleanup and Beyond Plastics report, about 85% of plastic ends up in landfills with 10% incinerated
Extreme weather, climate events may lead to increase in violence towards women, girls, and sexual and gender minorities phys.org/…
Carbon-dioxide levels in the atmosphere hit another new record
The relentless rise is caused by burning fossil fuels
The climate crisis will make entire cities uninhabitable. It's time to head underground.
Underground cities have long been sci-fi fodder, but now governments and planners are taking them seriously. One of the biggest challenges to overcome is convincing people to be comfortable underground wired.co.uk
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