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March 22, 2021 Biden’s over-under for Paris climate goal: 50 percent

Source: NBC News

As he prepares for a global climate summit next month, a vigorous influence campaign is underway over the president's forthcoming commitment to the Paris Agreement, with all eyes on whether he will pledge to cut greenhouse gas...

March 22, 2021 NYC council passes bill to score sustainability of city-funded projects

Source: Queens Eagle

The legislation would apply Climate Resiliency Design Guidelines to building and infrastructure based on research from the Mayor’s Office of Resiliency that takes into account data, climate change projections and existing...

March 22, 2021 Democrats Get a Second Chance on Climate

Source: Rolling Stone

Can Joe Biden’s Democrats do with 50 Senate votes — one of which belongs to West Virginia’s Joe Manchin, who once ran an ad of himself shooting a bullet through the cap-and-trade bill — what they couldn’t when they had far larger...

March 22, 2021 Sweden Ranks First Among 99 World Countries for Global Sustainable Tourism

Source: Schengenvisainfo

Sweden has been ranked at the top of Euromonitor International’s Sustainable Travel Index, which has classified 99 countries worldwide through the lens of sustainable tourism.“Sweden is a pioneer in lifecycle assessment research...

March 19, 2021 Opinion Vaccines: A Very European Disaster

Source: NY Times

Yet at this crucial moment in the Covid-19 saga, when new vaccines finally offer a realistic prospect of returning to normal life, policy in the European Union has been marked by one bungle after another. Jabs in arms got off to...

March 19, 2021 US jobless claims rise to 770,000 with layoffs still high

Source: AP

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to 770,000, a sign that layoffs remain high even as much of the U.S. economy is steadily recovering from the coronavirus recession.

March 19, 2021 Joe Manchin will decide whether Biden succeeds on climate change

Source: VOX

President Joe Biden campaigned on a climate policy plan that included, as its backbone, a clean electricity standard (CES) that would push the US electricity sector to net-zero carbon emissions by 2035. Given how important...

March 18, 2021 USDA seeks innovative partner-led projects delivering sustainable agricultural solutions

Source: KOLD TV

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking proposals to fund up to $75 million in new, unique projects under the Regional Conservation Partnership Program’s (RCPP) Alternative Funding Arrangements (AFA) that take...

March 18, 2021 Fed sees stronger economy and higher inflation, but no rate hikes

Source: CNBC

he Federal Reserve on Wednesday sharply ramped up its expectations for economic growth but indicated that there are no interest rate hikes likely through 2023 despite an improving outlook and a turn this year to higher...

March 18, 2021 U.S. has issued 90 million stimulus checks worth $242 billion, Treasury says

Source: CNBC

The U.S. has thus far issued 90 million stimulus checks worth a collective $242 billion as part of President Joe Biden’s landmark $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, according to a report released Wednesday by multiple government...

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