Wednesday, March 24, 2021
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

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The ‘Old American Dream,’ a Trap As the Floods Keep Coming

Rick Rojas and Tamir Kalifa, New York Times (Tweet)

In Houston’s poorest neighborhoods, an unfamiliar winter storm stoked a familiar anguish, one fueled by recurring floods and what residents see as a pattern of neglect.

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What’s Good for the Ocean May Also Be Good for Business

Tatiana Schlossberg, New York Times (Tweet)

Companies are trying to prove that conservation, sustainable fishing and carbon sequestration are profitable.

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Taking Action Can Cure Your Climate Grief

Ellen Airhart, Scientific American (Tweet)

Personal changes can empower people to reduce emissions and also widen public support for bold carbon policies.

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Mississippi River Rescue Plan Called Too Big to Fail

Daniel Cusick, E&E News, Scientific American (Tweet)

Controversy surrounds the plan to cut the river’s massive levee in an attempt to save disappearing wetlands.

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Nearly a year's worth of rain fell in 6 days in parts of Australia

Andrew Freedman, Axios (Tweet)

Rainfall is easing in some parts of Australia Tuesday, but many rivers continue to rise in the wake of nearly a year's worth of rainfall that fell in just six days in areas of New South Wales and Queensland.

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Facing sweltering soldiers and flooded ports, NATO to focus on climate change

Michael Birnbaum, Missy Ryan, The Washington Post (Tweet)

Biden administration makes possible a shift that couldn't happen under Trump.

Newsletter by Eric McDaniel.