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Climate Change News Digest for 5/6/22

Updated: Oct 5, 2022

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.

A Black Woman Fought for Her Community, and Her Life, Amidst Polluting Landfills and Vast ‘Borrow Pits’ Mined for Sand and Clay

By Agya K. Aning (Inside Climate News)

LaFanette Soles-Woods’ home outside Pensacola, Florida, has been called one of America’s most environmentally unjust communities. It has more cancer cases than anyone can keep track of.

What do China’s gigantic wind and solar bases mean for its climate goals?

By Lauri Myllyvirta and Xing Zhang (Carbon Brief)

China is set to add at least 570 gigawatts (GW) of wind and solar power in the 14th five-year plan (FYP) period (2021–25), more than doubling its installed capacity in just five years, if targets announced by the central and provincial governments are realized. Our compilation and analysis of targets and projects shows wind and solar capacity would reach more than 1,100GW by 2025, tripling the 360GW total installed in 2015 and doubling the 536GW at the end of 2020.

‘We are living in hell’: Pakistan and India suffer extreme spring heatwaves

By Hannah Ellis-Petersen and Shah Meer Baloch (The Guardian)

April temperatures at unprecedented levels have led to critical water and electricity shortages

Texas’ Wildfire Risks, Amplified by Climate Change, Are Second Only to California’s

By Delger Erdenesanaa (Inside Climate News)

The Eastland fires in March were the worst in more than a decade. As climate change dries out the state, residents must prepare for more—and larger—conflagrations.

Biden Administration Begins $3 Billion Plan for Electric Car Batteries

By Lisa Friedman (The New York Times)

The Biden administration is planning a major shift to electric vehicles, but experts say it requires a secure, resilient supply of critical minerals. The new programs will be funded through the $1 trillion infrastructure law, which includes more than $7 billion to improve the domestic battery supply chain.

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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