Tuesday, May 4, 2021
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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

It's 78 degrees in Lafayette today. Here's the news—

Greenland’s Rare-Earth Election

Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic

A vote last month answered an important question about the world’s largest island.

'Mother Trees' Are Intelligent: They Learn and Remember

Richard Schiffman, Scientific American

And ecologist Suzanne Simard says they need our help to survive,

EPA Moves To Cut A Powerful Greenhouse Gas

Rebecca Hersher, NPR

The EPA plans to phase out hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, which are used in refrigerators and air conditioners. When HFCs are released into the atmosphere, they are extremely good at trapping heat.

Food has its moment in the climate and culture wars spotlight

Andrew Freedman, Axios

The role of food in climate change is having its time in the spotlight, though advocates for eating less red meat probably weren't hoping for it to happen be quite like this.