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Climate Change News Digest for 5/24/23

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. Fossil fuel firms owe climate reparations of $209bn a year, says study By Nina Lakhani (The Guardian) The world’s top fossil fuel companies owe at least $209bn in annual climate reparations to compensate communities most damaged by their polluting business and decades of lies, a new study calculates. Climate crisis deniers target scientists for vicious abuse on Musk’s Twitter By Anna Fazackerley (The Guardian) Some of the UK’s top scientists are struggling to deal with what they describe as a huge rise in abuse from climate crisis deniers on Twitter since the social media platform was taken over by Elon Musk last year. E.P.A. Announces Crackdown on Toxic Coal Ash From Landfills By Lisa Friedman (New York Times) The Biden administration is moving to close a loophole that had exempted hundreds of inactive coal ash landfills from rules designed to prevent heavy metals like mercury and arsenic from seeping into groundwater, the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday. Rice. Half of humanity eats it. And climate change is wrecking it By Somini Sengupta and Tran Le Thuy (New York Times) Rice is in trouble as the Earth heats up, threatening the food and livelihood of billions of people. Sometimes there’s not enough rain when seedlings need water, or too much when the plants need to keep their heads above water. As the sea intrudes, salt ruins the crop. As nights warm, yields go down. Can ‘enhanced rock weathering’ help combat climate change? By Jonah Fisher (BBC) Enhanced rock weathering lies somewhere in between the natural and the man-made. It takes the naturally occurring but very gradual weathering process and turbo-charges it to remove the carbon faster. 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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