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Climate Change News Digest for 3/17/23

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.

How Biden Got From ‘No More Drilling’ to Backing a Huge Project in Alaska

By Lisa Friedman (New York Times)

High gas prices, a looming election and fears of a costly legal battle seem to have shifted the political calculus for the president.

Huge carbon footprint of chemicals in UK household products revealed

By Sandra Laville (The Guardian)

Calls for ministers to help industry cut emissions from items including dish washing liquid and laundry tablets

By the Numbers: Turning Michigan's climate plan into action

By Mich. Dept. of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

Here's a look at just a sampling of activities undertaken in 2022 by the State of Michigan, including select activities and milestones of the OCE, the Council on Climate Solutions (CCS), and other partners and stakeholders to support the plan and advance climate action.

A warmer world causes extreme drought and rain. ‘Indisputable’ new research proves it.

By Kasha Patel (Washington Post)

Intense drought and heavy rainfall events have occurred more often in the last eight years than the previous decade, a new study finds.

Biden budget includes $24 billion for conservation and protecting communities from climate disasters

By Emma Newburger (CNBC)

President Joe Biden’s budget proposal for 2024 includes billions of dollars spread across federal agencies to combat climate change. A bulk of the spending goes toward cutting pollution, boosting conservation and disaster resilience, and advancing clean energy innovation across the country. The spending will move forward Biden’s commitment to cut U.S. carbon emissions in half by 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

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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