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
By Mark Wedel (Second Wave)
It's their future, so teens from area schools rallied on Kalamazoo's City Hall steps and marched to end the era of fossil fuels on Friday, Sept. 15. It was part of the annual global climate protests begun by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg.
By David Wallace-Wells (New York Times)
There is nothing the modern world sees more clearly than a dollar figure. But whenever anyone tries to put an actual price on the damages from global warming — to calibrate a carbon tax, assess past responsibility or aid in litigation against fossil-fuel malefactors — the numbers are almost too much to process.
By Flannery Winchester (Citizens’ Climate Lobby)
The BIG WIRES Act — which stands for Building Integrated Grids with Interregional Energy Supply — would “accelerate America’s transition to cleaner energy while strengthening its strained electric grid,”
By Aman Azhar (Inside Climate News)
The EPA announced a $12 million grant award to fund a technical training center designed to help historically underserved and overburdened communities across the Mid-Atlantic region access funds for climate resiliency and pollution abatement.
By Phil McKenna (Inside Climate News)
A new report finds aluminum manufacturing worldwide emits more than a billion tons of carbon dioxide annually, as well as chemicals called perfluorocarbons that warm the planet for 50,000 years.