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Climate Change News Digest for 5/19/23

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. Two States Are Ramping Up Clean Energy Incentives. That Was the Inflation Reduction Act’s Point By Kristoffer Tigue (Inside Climate News) Colorado passed new laws offering state tax credits for adopting clean energy technologies to add to existing federal ones. Minnesota is set to pass similar legislation. Can the World Make an Electric Car Battery Without China? By Agnes Chang and Keith Bradsher (New York Times) Despite billions in Western investment, China is so far ahead — mining rare minerals, training engineers and building huge factories — that the rest of the world may take decades to catch up. Montana’s New Anti-Climate Law May Be the Most Aggressive in the Nation By Kristoffer Tigue (Inside Climate News) The legislation, signed into law last week, is even more restrictive than North Carolina’s infamous 2012 law that prohibited policymakers from considering sea-level rise projections. Restoring Seabird Populations Can Help Repair the Climate By Bob Berwyn (Inside Climate News) The number of ocean going birds has declined 70 percent since the 1950s. New research shows how projects bringing them back can also bolster ocean ecosystems that sequester carbon. Red States Stand to Benefit From a ‘Layer Cake’ of Tax Breaks From Inflation Reduction Act By Dan Gearino (Inside Climate News) The new law has stackable tax credits, including an “energy communities” bonus to help places that lost fossil fuel jobs, that could reduce clean energy project costs by 40% to 70%. 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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