PBS News Hour
At-home COVID test availability is growing. Can it help turn the tide?
This, amid an uneven vaccine roll-out.
Expanded vaccine rollout in U.S. spawns a new set of problems
5 reasons to wear a mask even after you’re vaccinated
2020 in Review:
Stories on Climate Change, COVID-19 budgets, and the election
Top U.S. officials were notably absent, as were the leaders of Russia, India and Brazil.
— PBS News Hour
Don’t blow your savings on a new bicycle. Instead, learn how to better maintain the one you’ve already got and upgrade some key components along the way.
The Washington Climate Assembly
Next — Saturday Session #3
Environment & climate mitigation
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tuesday’s Learning Session #2
Social issues & climate mitigation
We need to build a #CleanAndJust transportation system in #WA that works for everyone
A message from ClimateCrisisPolicy.org
Meeting times have changed.
We’re reworking the meeting schedule to focus on the substantive work. Please see the new schedule. Thanks everyone!
New Meeting Schedule
- SATURDAY. Once a month, not weekly. NOON. Generally 2nd Saturday of the Month.
Dates: Jan 23. Then 2nd Sat: Feb. 13. March 13. April 10. May 15. Attend Direct Link.
- WEDNESDAY. Once a month, only. NOON.
Generally 4th Wednesday of the Month.
Dates: Jan 27. Then 4th Wed: Feb. 24. March 24. April 28. May 26. Register.
- NO CORE TEAM Monday nights.
January 27 Virtual Panel Line-up Announced
Support the Voting Rights Restoration Bill
(HB 1078 and SB 5086)
Supporting the Healthy Homes and Clean Buildings bill for its first hearing on Friday, Jan. 22 at 10am
— Climate Solutions
Sign the petition:
Stand with Deb Haaland
She’s a historic choice to lead the Department of the Interior.
Update on Biden’s first day in Office
It’s not enough to stop one single pipeline — we must go further and think bigger — we must implement a climate test for all fossil fuel projects.
Join us this coming Tuesday, January 26th at 8pm ET / 5pm PT for the #BuildBackFossilFree Digital Rally
Send 10 immediate demands of the Biden Administration and Congress to tackle in their first 100 days.
The Tulalips are expanding efforts to protect land and water that are integral to their identity.
Wildfires Produced Up To Half Of Pollution In Western U.S. In Recent Years, Stanford / UC Study Finds
The findings underscore the growing public health threat posed by climate change as it contributes to catastrophic wildfires.
— CBS San Fransisco
In the riot’s aftermath, Ohio quietly joined a dozen states that have legislated harsh new penalties for environmental activism.
The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office found that some salmon species are “on the brink of extinction.”
2020 State of Salmon in Watersheds
Local and Regional Newsletters
No woman has led NASA in its 62-year history.
Both by Visual Capitalist
This is a discussion of the report from 2-weeks ago, for which only the summary was available.
— Associated Press
Climate change means more weather disasters every year
— causing 2 million deaths and racking up $3.6 trillion worth of economic costs.
— PBS News Hour
Campaign aims to harness mothers’ concern for their children to spur lagging action on climate change in the United States.
— Thomson Reuters Foundation
End of the Trump era could lead to shifts in climate debate in bodies from the World Trade Organization to the G7.
This year, we should not be satisfied with surface level cosmetic change. We must pay attention to who really takes the difficult – and often less public – steps to materially improve people’s lives.
Biden rejoining the Paris Agreement, explained
Now the pressure is on
We’ll remember it as one of the century’s coldest.
The Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act accounts for the unjust burden that climate change poses to communities of color.
Vineyards well watered, while people struggle for water.
— circle of blue
Choose Democracy’s whirlwind effort to prevent a coup is a crash course in good organizing
Being part of the team that trained 10,000 people to defend the election taught me five principles I want to practice going forward.
— Eileen Flanagan
The festival is free and open to all:
no experience or prior knowledge required.
Acknowledging Climate Change as a Central Moral Issue of our Community
Donations Welcome to Support Important Work in our Community Happening Now.
The Festival is free!
A federal appeals court has struck down President Trump’s industry-friendly Affordable Clean Energy, or ACE
That means that the new president can craft emissions regulations from scratch.
A recent investigation of zip code-level health data shows that people living in low-income communities are more likely to get sick from heat-related illness.
“Zip codes do determine your health, and most of that is because of structural racism.”
— Mother Jones
Climate in Politics
An Ocean and Climate Agenda for the New Administration
— Center for American Progress
In Trump’s last days, a spree of environmental rollbacks
— The Washington Post
Tiny windows, exploding dishwashers, and other lies Trump told about the environment — illustrated.
How the climate movement came of age under Trump.
Like Mr. Biden, Gorman has struggled with a speech impediment throughout her life, making poetry a “lifeline” for her.
Also like Mr. Biden, she has a long-term goal of running for president.
Nan Bray is an oceanographer and climate scientist who has farmed superfine merinos near Oatlands, Tasmania since 2000
Note to Yarns from the Farm readers: This is a series of articles on climate change that I’ve written for our local monthly newsletter, the
Southern Midlands Regional News.