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November 1, 2023

The Legislature in Michigan is proposing an economic transition office to help with business closures and job losses in the state related to green energy shifts across the automotive industry. (Paula Gardner/BridgeMichigan)

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s new report recommends banning natural gas lines as one of over 80 major changes needed for U.S. to reach net-zero carbon goals by 2050. (Allyson Chiu, Maxine Joselow/The Washington Post)

Here are some easy ways you can help birds on their annual fall migration. (Catrin Einhorn/The New York Times)

Michigan is noted in a collective investigation into the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) legal loophole that states use to remove air pollution from records that affect regulatory issues. (Molly Peterson, Dillon Bergin, Emily Zentner and Andrew Witherspoon/MuckRock)

The Department of Energy is giving more than $122 million in grants to Michigan utility companies to reduce power outages. (Carol Thompson/The Detroit News)

Scientists discovered a sea bacterium is found to help degrade commonly used plastic in marine environments typically resistant to microbial breakdown. (Hokkaido University/Environmental News Network)

The Biden administration announced four new “wind energy areas” in the Gulf of Mexico can be auctioned off for the rights to set up off-shore wind power. (Rachel Frazin/The Hill)

Clean energy use can lead to a cleaner and slower melting snowpack, according to new research models. (Matt Simon/Wired)

The International Energy Agency (IEA) released its latest World Energy Outlook report which says the global demand for oil, coal and gas will peak by 2023, but warns more action is still needed to limit planet warming. (Brad Plumer/The New York Times)

The White House announced plans to help create more affordable, sustainable housing through federal programs focused on converting empty office spaces. (Kriston Capps/Bloomberg)

Then there’s this…

Curb your dog: the compostable poop bags you use on your daily dog walks may not be as environmentally friendly as you think. (Aryn Baker/Time)

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