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Climate Change News Digest for 5/1/24

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.

By Benji Backer (New York Times)

Instead of continuing the environmental legacy they were once known for, Republicans have ceded the fight against climate change to Democrats, putting themselves on the wrong side of history.

By Alexis Soloski (New York Times)

Focusing on disaster hasn’t changed the planet’s trajectory. Will a more upbeat approach show a way forward?

By Coral Davenport (New York Times)

The White House wants federal agencies to keep climate change in mind as they decide whether to approve major projects.

By Drew Saunders (Inside Climate News)

Cross-laminated timber created from softwood trees is greening the construction industry. Research into new resins could allow the hardwoods common in Michigan to be used in the future.

By Sandra Laville (The Guardian)

Countries are for the first time considering restrictions on the global production of plastic – to reduce it by 40% in 15 years – in an attempt to protect human health and the environment.

Concerned about the Climate Crisis? - Learn what you can do: 10 ways you can help fight the climate crisis. For more news regarding the climate crisis, see Carbon Brief and Inside Climate News.

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