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Climate Change News Digest for 7/12/23

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 Heat Records Fall Around the Globe as Earth Warms, Fast By Brad Plumer and Elena Shao (New York Times) From north to south, temperatures are surging as greenhouse gases trap heat in the atmosphere and combine with effects from El Niño. Colombia, Brazil presidents pledge cooperation to protect Amazon By Reuters The presidents of Brazil and Colombia discussed regional coordination to fight deforestation and protect the world's largest and most biodiverse rainforest at a meeting in Colombia's Amazonian city of Leticia on Saturday. The Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Ruling Could Hamper Biden’s Environmental Justice Agenda By Kristoffer Tigue (Inside Climate News) After the high court’s conservative majority last week ruled it unconstitutional to consider race in college admissions, some experts say programs like Justice40 could face legal challenges. How Blue Carbon Can Tackle the Climate, Biodiversity and Development Crises By Katie Wood and Oliver Ashford (World Resources Institute) Coastal ecosystems, such as mangroves, seagrass meadows and salt marshes, provide critical services to people who live near them, from sustaining local diets and fishing industries to protecting homes and infrastructure from erosion and storm damage. The Melting Glaciers of Svalbard Offer an Ominous Glimpse of More Warming to Come By Lydia Larsen (Inside Climate News) New research reveals what one scientist called a “very stark image of climate change” as methane leaks from springs exposed by the glaciers’ retreat. 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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