Monday, April 19, 2021
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Monday, April 19, 2021

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How The U.S. Could Halve Climate Emissions By 2030

Lauren Sommer, NPR

Environmental groups and business leaders are pushing President Biden to cut U.S. emissions 50 percent by 2030. The question is: what kind of climate policies will work that fast?

Therapists Are Reckoning with Eco-anxiety

Isobel Whitcomb, Gizmodo, Scientific American

With no training, counselors feel unequipped to handle the growing number of people anxious about the climate emergency.

For Americans' Health, a Dollar of Carbon Emissions Prevented Is Worth a Ton of Cure

Timothy G. Singer, Frances C. Moore, Scientific American

Increasing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are taking an enormous toll on the human body—and it’s getting worse.

PODCAST: These Endangered Birds Are Forgetting Their Songs

Christopher Intagliata, Scientific American, Scientific American

Australia’s critically endangered regent honeyeaters are losing what amounts to their culture—and that could jeopardize their success at landing a mate.

Biden’s climate leadership will be tested at the Earth Day summit

Lili Pike, Vox

China, Russia, and India may be reluctant to reengage on US terms at the climate summit.

Top official says asking China to do more on climate is "not very realistic"

Shawna Chen, Axios

China's Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Le Yucheng told AP on Friday that China is unlikely to pursue climate proposals beyond its current arsenal, calling it "not very realistic" for a country of 1.4 billion people.