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January 10, 2024

The overwhelming majority of Americans are “concerned” or “alarmed” about climate change and want more media coverage about the “causes, consequences and solutions” heading into an election year. (Covering Climate Now)

Data shows the Great Lakes started 2024 with the smallest amount of ice cover recorded in the last 50 years, due in part to human-caused climate change. (Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff/The Washington Post)

New U.S. Census Bureau research shows LGBTQ+ people are nearly twice as likely to be displaced after natural disasters, experience food and water insecurity than the general population. (Jessica Kutz/The 19th)

The country’s first large-scale offshore wind farm project in New England delivered power to the grid for the first time. (Rachel Frazin/The Hill)

Officials in Indiana proposed a plan to pipe water from aquafers across the state to support a new industrial park in which microchips will be produced, raising concerns about straining limited groundwater supplies. (Dionne Searcey/The New York Times)

A supposed bi-partisan group introduced a ballot initiative to repeal the sate of Michigan’s ability to overrule local community decisions about renewable energy projects (i.e. windmills, solar farms, etc.) included in the recently passed Clean and Renewable Energy and Energy Waste Reduction Act. (Citizens For Local Choice)

Some scientists warn the pace of global warming and its effects on the planet may be accelerating faster than projected. (Chris Mooney, Shannon Osaka/The Washington Post)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) scientists developed a process that converts planet-warming CO2 emissions into a powder-like fuel that can be converted into clean electricity. (John Fialka/E&E News by Politico)

The Biden Administration announced new steps it’s taking to launch this year its new federal American Climate Corps program that will employ thousands of young Americans in the clean energy and climate resilience sectors. (Cristen Hemingway Jaynes/EcoWatch)

Regulators plugged nearly 200 orphan oil and gas wells in Michigan to help reduce methane emissions and address climate change, thanks to a federal grant. (Sheri McWhirter/MLive)

The National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) released its annual Arctic Report Card, finding the fossil fuel burning and human-driven climate change is warming the Arctic nearly four times faster than the global average. (Barbara Moran/NPR)

An in-depth look at the history of California’s natural water resources and ongoing battle to use them as the state faces a water crisis. (Raymond Zhong, Nathan Weyland, Mira Rojanasakul/The New York Times)

Then there’s this…

Former NBA star and actor Rick Fox is investing in a new, carbon-neutral concrete to combat the carbon problem in the construction industry. (Peter Guest/Wired)


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