Friday, January 22, 2021
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Friday, January 22, 2021

It's 53 degrees in Berkeley today. Here's the news—

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The Paris Climate Agreement: What You Need to Know

Jonathan Ellis and Douglas Alteen, New York Times (Tweet)

President Biden’s decision to return to the climate pact fulfills a campaign pledge, but the United States has some catching up to do.

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Buttigieg’s Climate Promises: What Could He Actually Do?

Brad Plumer, New York Times (Tweet)

The Transportation Department, which holds sway over planes, trains and automobiles, faces limits on how it spends money. Still, here are five possible steps.

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Damn Refreshing': Mayor Pete Gets Friendly Reception At Senate Hearing

Camila Domonoske, NPR (Tweet)

Transportation Secretary nominee Pete Buttigieg made the case for climate action and infrastructure investments at his confirmation hearing. Most senators reacted warmly.

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Southern Ocean waters are warming faster than thought, threatening Antarctic ice

Andrew Freedman, The Washington Post (Tweet)

Deep waters in the Southern Ocean are warming faster than previously known, which may speed the melting of parts of the Antarctica. Newsletter by Eric McDaniel.