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September 20, 2023

The U.N. released its first report card on global progress under the 2015 Paris Agreement, warning of “a rapidly narrowing window” to reduce emissions to slow planet warming before it’s too late. (Brad Plummer/The New York Times)

Democratic lawmakers announced they’re extending Michigan’s proposed carbon-neutral deadline to 2040. (Kelly House, Lauren Gibbons/Bridge MI)

EV battery recycling start-ups are driving billions in private sector fund raising in the US to address issues facing the fast-growing sector, as companies like Ascend Elements are driving record setting cleantech investments. (Jeff St. John/Canary Media)

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) issued its third annual Air Quality and Climate Bulletin, saying human–fueled climate change is making heat waves more intense and frequent causing measurable effects on air quality that should be addressed as one issue. (Cristen Hemingway Jayne/EcoWatch)

Lawmakers in California passed legislation that would require companies operating in the state to calculate and report greenhouse gas emissions associated with their companies, including their supply chains. (Kristoffer Tigue/Inside Climate News)

The Biden administration announced it will cancel all remaining oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, prohibit drilling in 13 million acres of wilderness in Alaskan National Petroleum Reserve. (Becky Bohrer, Matthew Daly/Associated Press)

New York City Mayor Eric Adams released rules for trailblazing Local Law 97 climate legislation aimed at limiting fossil fuel emissions ahead of the law going into effect in 2024. (Hilary Howard/The New York Times)

Ahead of thousands gathering to march in New York City to protest the use of fossil fuels, a mother and daughter write a joint op-ed in Teen Vogue calling for families to join youth activists to support the movement. (Helen Mancini, Elia Clark/Teen Vogue)

Recent extreme heat is forcing American farmers to harvest crops in the middle of the night in an effort to safeguard crops and combat the threat global warming is having on the agriculture industry. (Eli Tan, Jacob Bogage/The Washington Post)

The House just passed a new bill that improves federal government tracking of widfire prevention accountability following a summer of devastating wildfires across the US and globe. (Adiel Kaplan/NBC News)

Then there’s this…

Sipping your favorite fall drinks out of a recyclable paper cup? A recently published study shows the eco-friendly alternative to plastics can be just as toxic to the environment once it ends up in a landfill. (Sabrina Weiss/Wired)


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