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U.S. eyes wetland restoration as hedge against climate change
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U.S. eyes wetland restoration as hedge against climate change

"Federal scientists are studying whether heat-trapping carbon dioxide can be sucked out of the atmosphere and sequestered in restored salt marshes, sea grass beds and mangrove swamps. And those wetlands can in turn protect communities along the coast from rising seas and fierce, frequent climate-driven storms."

New U.S. legislatorial effort to help streamline geothermal permitting
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New U.S. legislatorial effort to help streamline geothermal permitting

"With 90 percent of viable geothermal resources located on federally managed lands, almost all geothermal projects are subject to the NEPA review process. Currently, most geothermal exploration wells require an Environmental Assessment (EA) to be filed before exploration begins. This EA process for geothermal projects averages 10 months, meaning interested parties must wait nearly a year to determine if a viable geothermal resource even exists."

Battle of the giants: Why saving giant sequoia isn’t just about climate change
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Battle of the giants: Why saving giant sequoia isn’t just about climate change

"But for scientists that study wildfires, we know that climate change isn’t the only monster in this battle to save giant sequoia. Our current approach to forest management is the other beast lurking in the shadows and its effects can be more insidious than climate change. That’s because it’s a problem that we’ve created for ourselves but seem to lack the courage to address."

China Needs to Kick its Coal Habit at Home, Too
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China Needs to Kick its Coal Habit at Home, Too

It is much more important for China—the world’s biggest consumer and producer of coal—to make a similar commitment at home. China added around three-quarters of the world’s new coal plants last year, according to Global Energy Monitor. Coal-power capacity outside China has been declining since 2018, as the U.S. and Europe had retired their plants.

Even With Climate Change, the World Isn’t Doomed
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Even With Climate Change, the World Isn’t Doomed

"[H]igher GDP means better health, lower mortality, greater access to education and in general a better standard of living. By 2050 the problem of air pollution will be mostly solved. And that’s only one of the many issues humanity has shorn down over the last 100 years, according to data 21 top economists and I gathered."

Salesforce reaches Net Zero energy usage, announces updates to Sustainability Cloud
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Salesforce reaches Net Zero energy usage, announces updates to Sustainability Cloud

"Salesforce has often preached about responsible capitalism, and today at Dreamforce, the company’s annual customer extravaganza, it announced a notable achievement in the battle against global climate change. The company said that it has achieved effective Net Zero energy usage across its entire value chain with 100% renewable energy, while purchasing carbon offsets when that’s not possible."

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