IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: GNR Special Coverage --- President Biden unveils sweeping, $2 trillion American Jobs Plan to rebuild the nation's infrastructure and take on the climate crisis... All that and more in today's Green News Report!
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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): On Tap In California: Another Drought Four Years After Last; Biden’s Climate Plan Means Tough Choices: Which Homes Get Saved?; A Moonshot Approach to Replacing Lead Water Pipes; The Battle To Protect One Of America’s Last Wild Landscapes; 'Seaspiracy': Netflix Doc Accused Of Misrepresentation By Participants; Hemp: The secret ingredient in Paris’ green public housing... PLUS: Lawyer Who Took On Chevron Marks His 600th Day Under House Arrest... and much, MUCH more! ...
STORIES DISCUSSED ON TODAY'S 'GREEN NEWS REPORT'...
- President Biden unveils sweeping $2 trillion American Jobs Plan:
- VIDEO, transcript: Pres. Joe Biden Speech on $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan (Rev.com)
- Biden visit highlights Pittsburgh's water contamination woes (E&E News)
- What's in Biden's American Jobs Plan?:
- FACT SHEET: The American Jobs Plan (The White House)
- Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Is Much More Than That. But Does It Go Far Enough? (Mother Jones):
It’s his best shot at addressing the climate crisis. Critics on the left say it’s merely a down payment.
- What’s in Biden’s $2 trillion jobs and infrastructure plan? (Washington Post)
- What’s in Biden’s Infrastructure Plan? (NY Times)
- Here's What's In President Biden's $2 Trillion Infrastructure Proposal (NPR)
- Takeaways from Biden's climate bill (Axios)
- Biden’s infrastructure plan aims to turbocharge U.S. shift from fossil fuels (Washington Post):
The president plans to use the muscle and vast resources of the federal government to intervene in electricity markets, speed the growth of solar and wind energy, and foster technological breakthroughs in clean power.
- Reclaiming Abandoned Mines: Coal Country’s Toxic Legacy Offers Assets (The Revelator)
- The $21 Billion Reason to Clean Up Abandoned Oil Wells (Earther)
- Reactions to Biden's plan, and what happens next?
- Economists bullish on Biden's $3 trillion infrastructure plan (Axios)
- Reactions to Biden infrastructure plan: From 'bold' vision to 'dangerously misguided' (Reuters)
- White House unveils $2 trillion infrastructure and climate plan, setting up giant battle over size and cost of government (Washington Post)
- Congress embarks on epic battle over Biden infrastructure plan (Reuters)
- First 100: Every Congressional Democrat Gets Their Own Infrastructure Bill (The American Prospect)
- GOP gaslighting on infrastructure has begun. Here’s how Democrats must respond. (Washington Post)
- Progressives Unveil $10 Trillion Green Infrastructure, Climate Justice Bill (Truthout)
- AUDIO: And Now, Not a Moment Too Soon, The American Jobs Plan, with guest David Dayen (The Brad Blog)
- Partisan divides deepen over 'just transition,' grid (E&E News)
'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (Stuff we didn't have time for in today's audio report)...
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- On Tap In California: Another Drought Four Years After Last (AP)
- Biden’s Climate Plan Means Tough Choices: Which Homes Get Saved? (NY Times)
- Biden Takes Moonshot Approach to Replacing Lead Water Pipes (Bloomberg)
- Biden Aims To Make U.S. an EV Powerhouse. Congress May Not Be Plugged In (LA Times)
- The Battle To Protect One Of America’s Last Wild Landscapes (Huffington Post)
- In Hotter Climate, 'Zombie' Urchins Are Winning, Kelp Forests Are Losing (NPR)
- 'Seaspiracy': Netflix Doc Accused Of Misrepresentation By Participants (Guardian UK)
- Auto Negotiations Test Biden’S Vow To Create A Climate-Friendly Future (Washington Post)
- Hempcrete: The secret ingredient in Paris’ green public housing (Grist)
- Lawyers Clash Over $1B Hydropower Transmission Corridor (AP)
- Wind Energy Is a Big Business in Indiana, Leading to Awkward Alliances (Inside Climate News)
- The Lawyer Who Took On Chevron Marks His 600th Day Under House Arrest (Guardian UK)
- How climate change could undo 50 years of public health gains (Grist)
- Feeding Cattle Seaweed Reduces Their Greenhouse Gas Emissions 82 Percent (Phys.Org)
- Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration (Pro Publica)
- Exxon's Snake Oil: 100 years of deception (Columbia Journalism Review)
- What Does '12 Years to Act on Climate Change' (Now 11 Years) Really Mean? (Inside Climate News)
- VIDEO: A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (The Intercept)
- SEJ Backgrounder: Green New Deal Proposes Sweeping Economic Transformation (Society of Environmental Journalists)
- Explainer: The 'Green New Deal': Mobilizing for a just, prosperous, and sustainable economy (New Consensus)
- What genuine, no-bullshit ambition on climate change would look like: How to hit the most stringent targets, with no loopholes. (David Roberts, Vox)
- A Global Shift To Sustainability Would Save Us $26 Trillion (Vox)
- Project Drawdown: 100 Solutions to Reverse Global Warming (Drawdown.org)
- An Optimist's Guide to Solving Climate Change and Saving the World (Vice)
- The great nutrient collapse: The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. And almost nobody is paying attention. (Politico)
- The world's bleak climate situation, in 3 charts: We've got a long way to go and a short time to get there. (Vox)
- The Climate Risks We Face (NY Times):
To stabilize global temperature, net carbon dioxide emissions must be reduced to zero. The window of time is rapidly closing to reduce emissions and limit warming to no more than 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit or 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels, the goal set in the Paris climate accord. The further we push the climate system beyond historical conditions, the greater the risks of potentially unforeseen and even catastrophic changes to the climate - so every reduction in emissions helps.
- The Uninhabitable Earth: When will climate change make earth too hot for humans? (New York Magazine):
Famine, economic collapse, a sun that cooks us: What climate change could wreak - sooner than you think.
- A beginner's guide to the debate over 100% renewable energy (Vox):
Clean-energy enthusiasts frequently claim that we can go bigger, that it's possible for the whole world to run on renewables - we merely lack the "political will." So, is it true? Do we know how get to an all-renewables system? Not yet. Not really.
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