Climate Change

June 7, 2021 to June 17, 2021

Science Writers and Communicators 2021 Conference

SWCC will gather virtually June 7, 9, 11, 14, 15 and 17 for their 2021 Conference to explore resilience through informative sessions and interactive workshops. 12:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. ET each day.

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"Dems Push $25B For Electric School Buses, A Biden Priority"

"Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday unveiled legislation that would invest $25 billion to convert the nation’s fleet of gasoline- and diesel-powered school buses to electric vehicles, building on a component of President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan to improve children’s health."

Source: AP, 04/22/2021

"U.S. To Join Global Effort To Decarbonize Shipping Industry - Kerry"

"The United States will join an effort by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 in the global shipping industry, climate envoy John Kerry announced on Tuesday ahead of a climate leaders summit President Joe Biden will host this week."

Source: Reuters, 04/21/2021

"How Politics Is Shaping Biden’s Infrastructure Proposal"

"From weatherization funds to electric vehicles, the White House made compromises to enlist a broad coalition that includes labor and communities of color".

Source: Washington Post, 04/21/2021

Watchdog: Trump-Era Rollback Of Car Rules Undercut EPA Staffers' Advice

"Former President Trump's rollback of clean car standards violated federal regulatory processes, obscured career staffers' concerns and failed to assess impacts on vulnerable communities, according to EPA's internal watchdog."

Source: E&E News, 04/21/2021

"Biden Plans To Cut Emissions At Least In Half By 2030"

"President Biden this week will pledge to slash U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at least in half by the end of the decade, according to two people briefed on the plan, as part of an aggressive push to combat climate change at home and persuade other major economies around the world to follow suit."

Source: Washington Post, 04/21/2021

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