"The bipartisan infrastructure deal moving through the Senate includes at least $5.75 billion for restoring, monitoring and researching forests, according to the legislative text and summary. Beyond money, the package also includes policies that could make it easier to prepare for wildfires."
"One of the biggest challenges in stepping up net-zero plans is connecting companies with projects that reliably remove and store the emissions that can’t be mitigated directly. Startups are stepping in to help."
The Department of Energy on CleanTechnica writes on their latest advancement in energy storage. “ENDURING uses electricity from surplus solar or wind to heat a thermal storage material — silica sand. Particles are fed through an array of electric resistive heating elements to heat them to 1,200°C (imagine pouring sand through a giant toaster). The...
"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."
“One such company, Soil Carbon Co., based in Australia’s New South Wales, claims that by tailoring communities of microbes that live within farm soil, humans can potentially turn back the clock on human emissions while producing better crops.”
“Crucially, none of these monumental steps forward in the fight against climate change were government-mandated. Private companies are voluntarily shifting towards more environmentally-friendly ways of operating.”
“Alongside proposed tax credits and other financial incentives for carbon capture from industrial facilities and power plants, Wolf said expanding this infrastructure would preserve high-paying jobs in energy-producing, agricultural and industrial states and significantly reduce net carbon emissions.”