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Climate Change News Digest for 8/30/22

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.


Africa Climate Week 2022 is a crucial step on the road to COP27. ACW 2022 runs from 29 August to 2 September in Gabon. It engages and empowers stakeholders to drive climate action across countries, communities and economies.

By Leslie Hook and Chris Campbell (Inside Climate News)

Levels of the gas are growing at a record rate and natural sources like wetlands are the cause, but scientists don’t know how to curb it.

By Dana Nuccitelli (Yale Climate Connections)

The Inflation Reduction Act passed by the U.S. Senate August 7 is projected to reduce U.S. climate pollution, premature deaths, household energy bills, the federal deficit, and inflationary pressures while boosting the economy and employment. Congressional Republicans don’t think so.

By Ana Swanson (New York Times)

Hiding a thousand feet below the earth’s surface in this patch of northern Minnesota wetlands are ancient mineral deposits that some view as critical to fueling America’s clean energy future. A company called Talon Metals is drilling here around the clock, extracting samples of rock rich with nickel in a bid to become the country’s sole source of a material used to power zero-emission vehicles. But some locals are fighting the mine, for fear it could pollute their environment. The pushback hints at how difficult it may be to build an all-American supply chain that powers the country’s transition to electric vehicles.

By Lisa Friedman (New York Times)

In a first, the measure legally defines greenhouse gases as pollution. That’ll make new regulations much tougher to challenge in court.

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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