Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

It's 42 degrees in Spruce today. I've got one in this edition! Here's the news—

The One Thing to Understand About Biden's Infrastructure Plan

Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic

This is the only climate bill coming. Also: Why methane levels surged last year.

Hundreds Of Companies Call For U.S. To Slash Carbon Emissions

Eric McDaniel, NPR

In a move to curb climate change, an open letter from companies including Apple and Walmart calls on the Biden administration to cut U.S. emissions to at least half of 2005 levels by 2030.

What a 1,600-year-old New Zealand tree can tell us about climate change

Kate Evans, Vox

Buried in mud for millennia, some of the hulking kauri trees in rural Northland are portals to the past, present, and future of Earth’s climate.

John Kerry travels to China for climate change talks

Andrew Freedman, Axios

John Kerry, President Biden's special envoy on climate change, is traveling to Shanghai, China and then on to South Korea for meetings on reducing emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases, the State Department said.

How high-tech robotic surfboards could change our understanding of the Gulf Stream

Matthew Cappucci, The Washington Post

The so-called 'saildrones' can go places that most science ships can't.

It’s not just Big Oil. Big Meat also spends millions to crush good climate policy.

Sigal Samuel, Vox

Meat and dairy companies lobby against environmental action and sow doubt about their role in climate change.