Thursday, May 6, 2021
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Thursday, May 6, 2021

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Ron DeSantis Pushes Coastal 'Resilience' While Doing Little To Tackle Climate Change

Amy Green, NPR

The Florida governor has made the environment a priority, dedicating millions to water quality and coastal infrastructure. But critics say he ignores the biggest threat: carbon emissions.

Chinese greenhouse gas emissions now larger than those of developed countries’ combined

Steven Mufson, The Washington Post

Chinese greenhouse gas emissions in 2019 zipped past the United States and other developed countries combined.

‘Uncertainty is not our friend’: Scientists are still struggling to understand the sea level risks posed by Antarctica

Chris Mooney, The Washington Post

A pair of scientific studies find we can still probably avert extreme sea level rise -- but also show how little scientists still understand about the biggest threat, Antarctica.

Infrastructure Q&A: Pete Buttigieg has Eisenhower, Lincoln and buses on his mind

Michael Laris, The Washington Post

Transportation secretary talks electric vehicles, carrots and sticks, and how he plans to counter Republican criticism on the administration's infrastructure plan.

A narrow path for Biden’s ambitious land conservation plan

Sarah Kaplan, The Washington Post

Months after President Biden set a goal of conserving 30 percent of the nation’s land and waters by 2030, the administration on Thursday laid out broad principles — but few details —  for achieving that vision.