Monday, January 25, 2021
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Monday, January 25, 2021

It's 27 degrees in Dalton today. Here's the news—

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Covid-19 Kept Tourists Away. Why Did These Seabirds Miss Them?

Cara Giaimo, New York Times (Tweet)

When travel restrictions stopped bird-watchers from visiting a Swedish island, hidden ecosystem dynamics were revealed.

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Three Books Offer New Ways to Think About Environmental Disaster

Tatiana Schlossberg, New York Times (Tweet)

A study of war crimes against nature, a guide for surviving climate change and a call for direct action against fossil fuels.

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Twitter Bots Are a Major Source of Climate Disinformation

Corbin Hiar, E&E News, Scientific American (Tweet)

Such accounts can distort online conversations and potentially diminish support for climate policies.

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Americans Are Moving To Escape Climate Impacts. Towns Expect More To Come

Annie Ropeik, NPR (Tweet)

Nashua, New Hampshire, expects to be a destination for people migrating away from the coasts and toward cooler temperatures. Officials say a pandemic influx has shown the need to plan for that growth.

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The Great Lakes are nearly ice-free in late January, part of a long-term trend

Matthew Cappucci, The Washington Post (Tweet)

Great Lakes ice coverage during the winter is declining over time due to climate change, but this year is on the extreme end of the scale so far.

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Planting crops — and carbon, too

Gabriel Popkin, The Washington Post (Tweet)

Among his plans for fighting climate change, President Biden wants to pay farmers to use agricultural methods that lock carbon in the soil. But can climate-friendly farming practices make a dent in global warming?

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To Counter Climate Change, We Need to Stop Burning Things

Bill McKibben, New Yorker (Tweet)

Wood produces large amounts of carbon for each unit of energy it produces, and forests take decades to regrow and absorb that carbon—decades we don’t have.

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What's Next For The U.S. After Rejoining The Paris Climate Agreement

NPR (Tweet)

The U.S. is rejoining the world's largest effort to address climate change: the 2015 Paris climate agreement. Climate change is one of the Biden administration's top priorities.

Newsletter by Eric McDaniel.