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Wildfires Are Killing California's Ancient Giants. Can Seedlings Save Them?

"On a late autumn day, a team of forestry workers spreads out among the burned trunks of giant sequoia trees. The 1,000-year-old trees in the grove are dead but still standing, killed in an extreme wildfire that raced through Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks."

Source: NPR, 02/28/2024

"US Judge Halts Government Effort To Monitor Crypto Mining Energy Use"

"The US government has suspended its effort to survey cryptocurrency mining operations over their ballooning energy use following a lawsuit from an industry that has been accused by environmental groups of fueling the climate crisis."

Source: Guardian, 02/28/2024

Cities Warn of Funding Struggle as EPA Preps PFAS Drinking Water Rule

"Cash-strapped city water systems are struggling to envision how they’ll pay to filter “forever chemicals” out of drinking water in light of an EPA rule that could be finalized as soon as March."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 02/28/2024

"‘No Means No’: Conservation Spat May Still Sink Farm Bill"

"After more than a year of hearings, listening sessions and heavy lobbying by policy groups, the five-year bill that funds agriculture and nutrition programs doesn’t look much closer to becoming law than it did when the discussions began."

Source: E&E News, 02/28/2024

"Climate Books For Black History Month"

"To win allies for climate action, activists must understand how the environment, intersects with concerns for the health and well-being of people and communities. Inequities of the past and the present must be addressed by the policies and programs offered for a sustainable future."

Source: Yale Climate Connections, 02/27/2024


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