The new vocabulary of climate change was written in Icelandic
A newly translated book connects language with our failure to act
Bullshit is everywhere.
Here’s what you can do about it
Rep. Steve Tharinger is a member of the House Appropriations Committee which will be considering SB 5022, Recycling and Styrofoam Ban.
Please support the Styrofoam Ban
Healthy Environment for All (HEAL) Act
Support Senate Bill 5141
Urge House Appropriations Committee members to vote YES on 5141.
Please call your Senator, Kevin Van De Wege at (360) 786-7646, and urge him to vote no on SB 5126, the Climate Commitment Act
— 350 Washington
A new kind of mobility
Contact your legislator today in support of Clean & Just Transportation! — 350.org
Global Just Recovery Gathering
Help put an end to fossil fuel subsidies
Tell Congress: Pass Strong,
Long-Term COVID-19 Recovery
It’s time to phase out fossil fuel development on public lands and waters in the United States.
Make sure the administration does a rigorous review.
“The Georgia GOP is begging Biden to act on battery plant, while Dems stay silent”
— The Huffington Post
“Battling for batteries: Two Korean companies court Washington”
SIGN NOW and tell Congress to enact for a Clean Energy Standard
— Hip Hop Caucus
After Organizing Resistance, Indigenous Peoples and Allied Organizations in Brazil Win Key Victory Against Belo Sun
Just like they did in 2016, Indigenous youth are running from Standing Rock to Line 3 all the way to Washington D.C. to deliver their petitions to President Biden.
Please take two minutes to make a call to the White House today to stop these pipelines
Climate in Politics
Demand the Senate pass the For the People Act
We must build a stronger and more representative democracy.
— Climate Hawks Vote
Tell the Senate: Vote yes on the For the People Act
What does Alaska have to share with the world?
The earth is a matrix of connections.
Through the artist’s perspective, guests Lindsay Carron and Napiryuk Polly Andrews describe the special qualities of Alaska’s land and people that contribute to this global evolution.
Local and Regional Newsletters
Welcome to Synthesis, the newest iteration of Washington Environmental Council’s monthly newsletter
The race to zero: can America reach net-zero emissions by 2050?
Joe Biden wants zero emissions by 2050, but time is ticking. So how will the country have to change over the next 30 years?
— The Guardian
Soil May Not Be Able to Keep Storing Carbon Dioxide as Emissions Increase
Nature Report abstract:
“A trade-off between plant and soil carbon storage under elevated CO2“
Researcher Sherri Mason speaks with Nutrition Action’s Caitlin Dow.
— Nutrition Action Healthletter | April 2021
One of Earth’s giant carbon sinks may have been overestimated – study
The potential of soils to slow climate change by soaking up carbon may be less than previously thought.
— The Guardian
Global forest losses accelerated despite the pandemic, threatening world’s climate goals
Loss of vital forest in the tropics increased by 12% between 2019-20, a satellite-based survey found.
— The Washington Post
A daily newsletter by Grist
March 25 — The Biden administration is restoring tribal mineral rights
March 26 — Canada’s carbon tax is constitutional, eh
March 29 — Massachusetts is committing to net-zero emissions by 2050
March 30 — President Biden is spinning up some offshore wind
March 31 — New Mexico is cracking down on the oil industry’s methane problem
April 1 — Biden has a team of new environmental justice advisers
Curated by Andrea Arroyo, Steve Brodner, and Peter Kuper, OppArt features artistic dispatches from the front lines of resistance—check back each day as a diverse set of artists take aim and draw.
— The Nation
Sam Pelts is interviewed this month, a founding organizer of
EXTRACTION: Art on the Edge of the Abyss.
The project’s goal is to encourage individual artists as well as museums and galleries across the country and around to the world to schedule art installations, book readings, and public programming that speak to themes of extraction.
A note to my Yarns from the Farm Readers—I’ve started another series for our local newspaper on biodiversity…”Cheers, Nan
View the Biodiversity Series
View A Climate Basics Series
“In the world of Dr Seuss, weeds would be plain-belly sneetches. Their close relatives, the star-belly sneetches, would be the rest of the plants—the ones we think we want around.”