Friday, March 12, 2021
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Friday, March 12, 2021

It's 46 degrees in Milwaukee today. Here's the news—

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There’s a Global Plan to Conserve Nature. Indigenous People Could Lead the Way.

Somini Sengupta, Catrin Einhorn and Manuela Andreoni, New York Times (Tweet)

Dozens of countries are backing an effort that would protect 30 percent of Earth’s land and water. Native people, often among the most effective stewards of nature, have been disregarded, or worse, in the past.

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Here's What's Happening In That Viral Oil Well Bitcoin Mining Video

Samantha Cole, Jordan Pearson, Vice News (Tweet)

A video of a bitcoin mining rig on an oil well got thousands of retweets and replies, criticizing it for destroying the planet—but it’s not that simple.

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Senate confirms Michael Regan to head Environmental Protection Agency

Orion Rummler, Axios (Tweet)

The Senate voted 66-34 on Wednesday to confirm Michael Regan, North Carolina's top environmental regulator, as head of the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Only one-third of tropical rainforests remain intact, study says

Li Cohen, CBS News (Tweet)

Tropical rainforests once covered 13% of Earth's surface. Now, only one-third of that remains intact, according to a new study.

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When It Comes To Clean Energy, USPS Delivery Trucks Don't Yet Answer The Mail

Brian Naylor, NPR (Tweet)

The U.S. Postal Service announced a half-billion-dollar contract to replace its aging fleet, but only a fraction will be electric-powered.

Newsletter by Eric McDaniel.