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Climate Change News Digest for 3/8/23

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. Explainer: Biden's EV highway takes shape By Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters) Armed with billions of dollars, the Biden administration is embarking on the biggest transformation of the U.S. consumer driving landscape in generations, hoping to blanket the nation's highways with electric vehicle chargers. How greenwashing fools us By Somini Sengupta (New York Times) We’re surrounded by products that are made to sound “green” and good. Greenwashing is everywhere. And, according to a recent study by a global consulting firm, it’s also very effective. Worst of all, it works especially well on those who say they are concerned about the environment. When the climate crisis brings despair, I cultivate my inner connection to nature – and find hope By Claire Ratinon (The Guardian) As this cold British winter recedes, every day brings change, and with it a reminder of the beauty and resilience of the natural world Overconsumption by the rich must be tackled, says acting UN biodiversity chief By Patrick Greenfield (The Guardian) Governments and businesses must start implementing this decade’s deal to halt the destruction of Earth’s ecosystems as soon as possible, the acting UN biodiversity chief has said, urging rich nations to tackle overconsumption of the planet’s resources. Revealed: 1,000 super-emitting methane leaks risk triggering climate tipping points By Damian Carrington (The Guardian) Vast releases of methane gas, along with future ‘methane bombs’, represent huge threat – but curbing emissions would rapidly reduce global heating 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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