This digest provides a selection of recent news articles relating to climate change and other environmental issues. Click on the title to read the full article from its original source. Why the Language of Climate Change Matters By Kiley Bense (Inside Climate News) New and borrowed words from the worlds of art, academia and activism can help us to better “imagine how to adapt and flourish” amid the challenges of the climate crisis. Holiday Traditions in the Forest Revive Spiritual Relationships with Nature, and Heal Planetary Wounds By Bob Berwyn (Inside Climate News) Humans evolved strong spiritual connections to the natural world. New research shows exploring and nurturing them can help slow climate change and biodiversity loss, as well as improve our health. Study Finds Higher Concentrations Of Arsenic, Uranium In Drinking Water In Black, Latino, Indigenous Communities By Victoria St. Martinand Aydali Campa (Inside Climate News) The findings, researchers said, underscore the reality that communities where people of color live often bear the brunt of "contamination that they didn't cause." The Capitol Christmas Tree Provides a Timely Reminder on Environmental Stewardship This Holiday Season By Emma Ricketts (Inside Climate News) Comparing the carbon footprints of real and artificial Christmas trees involves a complex calculation which, in the case of real trees, depends upon how they are disposed of. Proper disposal of old TVs, computers, and other electronics after the holidays is easier than ever By Michigan EGLE To find a location to properly recycle unwanted electronic waste and holiday-related items such as Christmas lights, check the Michigan Recycling Directory. EGLE's electronic recycling webpage also lists free takeback programs offered by manufacturers. About the Digest: Articles included here are selected from several organizations which consolidate climate change related news from many sources around the world. These organizations include Carbon Brief and Inside Climate News. Accessing the full articles from the links provided here may sometimes not be possible due to access restrictions of the originating publications.
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