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Climate Change News Digest for 2/22/23

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.

Biden to require EV chargers to be universal for federal funds, expects Tesla to open some chargers


The Biden administration on Wednesday is announcing new requirements for electric vehicle chargers that receive federal funds, including limiting funds to chargers that can serve electric vehicles regardless of brand.

Climate Change in the American Mind: Beliefs & Attitudes, December 2022

By Anthony Leiserowitz, et. al. (Yale Program on Climate Change Communication)

Drawing on a nationally representative survey conducted in December of 2022, this report describes Americans’ beliefs and attitudes about global warming.

The key cities and regions most at risk from climate change in 2050

Experts say ‘Asia has the most to lose’ from worsening extreme weather events

By Stuti Mishra (Independent)

The most developed and globally significant Asian economic hubs such as Beijing, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City, Taiwan, and Mumbai are among the top 100 cities at risk of climate damage, an independent climate risk analysis company found.

On the Frontlines in a ‘Cancer Alley,’ Black Women Inspired by Faith Are Powering the Environmental Justice Movement

By James Bruggers (Inside Climate News)

Religious belief has been central to the movement since its start. Sharon Lavigne, a 70-year-old grandmother in Louisiana taking on the plastics industry, is hailed as “a modern-day prophet.”

Public Lands in the US Have Long Been Disposed to Fossil Fuel Companies. Now, the Lands Are Being Offered to Solar Companies

By Wyatt Myskow (Inside Climate News)

As the nation looks to transition to more forms of renewable energy, the country’s millions of acres of public lands could be key, drawing concerns over how local habitats could be impacted.

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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