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Climate Change News Digest for 8/9/23

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

Microgrids Are Giving Power to the People

By Kaya Laterman (New York Times)

Around the country, developers are building energy-resilient communities that act as their own miniature power grids.

‘Project 2025’: plan to dismantle US climate policy for next Republican president

By Dharna Noor (The Guardian)

Rightwing groups penned a conservative wish list of proposals for the next conservative president to gut environmental protections

Progress on slowing deforestation could boost climate efforts, say experts

By Patrick Greenfield (The Guardian)

Reduction in primary forest loss in Indonesia and Malaysia, as well as Brazil and Colombia, offers hope for tropical forests across the world

Heat camera captures scorching nature of record Phoenix heat wave

By Mary Milliken, Liliana Salgado, and Carlos Barria (Reuters)

Phoenix, Arizona, experienced a record-breaking heat wave in July. Photographer Carlos Barria spent three days in the city with his InfraRed camera. It revealed how temperatures rose to dangerously high levels.

Inundation and Injustice: Flooding Presents a Formidable Threat to the Great Lakes Region

By Kari Lydersen (Inside Climate News)

Archaic wastewater systems, crumbling infrastructure and segregated housing in the region create a perfect storm of flood vulnerability amid excessive rain, overflowing rivers and storm surges.

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