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To help individuals interested in climate change and related policy choices, Wiser has created a climate policy news digest. This daily email will help you stay up-to-date with decisions taken by legislators, and keep you informed of the science, analysis and debate that they use to take those decisions. Changes in climate policy happen incrementally as governments around the world nudge their economies, industries and populations towards practices designed to reduce the impact that people have on the environment. Bodies like the United Nations are involved in coordinating a global response to climate policy, and all countries in the UN, including the US and China, have agreed to reduce emissions. The debate often gets heated as environmental groups urge government and industry leaders to do more. Those debates will continue as everyone seeks to reconcile the often competing objectives of growing populations and economies, with green and environmentally friendly laws. Sign up for the Wiser climate policy news email to ensure you are always up-to-date with developments.

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Your Weekly Recommendations Wednesday, March 29, 2017
 
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Forests fight global warming in many ways
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News • Staff Writers
Scientists Who Want To Study Climate Engineering Shun Trump
NPR • Nell Greenfieldboyce
Technology isn't our sole salvation in tackling climate change
GreenBiz • Martin Boucher
A Climate Solution
North Bay Bohemian • Stephanie Hiller
President Trump Orders Rollback of Climate Change Policies
KQED • Kqed News Staff
First macrobiota biomineralization was environmentally triggered
Proceedings of the Royal Society B • A.Y. Ivantsov, A.Y. Zhuravlev, R. Wood
Sticks, carrots, toxic carrots: Clearing the air in China and India (Comment)
India.com • Ians Feeds
Trump Scraps EPA Regulations Limiting Air Pollution from Fossil Fuels
NJ Spotlight • Tom Johnson
Even As Trump Scuttles Climate Policy, Diehards Propose New Cap-And-Trade System For Auto Emissions
Forbes • Contributor, Jeff Mcmahon
Trump's order to reverse Obama-era climate policies draws debates
Eco-Business Research
 
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Climate Change, Climate Engineering
Forests fight global warming in many ways
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment NewsStaff Writers
Columbus OH (SPX) Mar 29, 2017 Forests play a complex role in keeping the planet cool, one that goes far beyond the absorption of carbon dioxide, new research has found. Trees also impact climate by regulating the exchange of water and energy...
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Climate Change, Climate Engineering
Scientists Who Want To Study Climate Engineering Shun Trump
NPRNell Greenfieldboyce
President Trump issued a sweeping executive order on Tuesday that will begin to undo a slew of government efforts to fight global warming. Among those worrying and watching to see how the executive order plays out are scientists who actually are in...
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Agriculture, Carbon Tax
Technology isn't our sole salvation in tackling climate change
GreenBizMartin Boucher
This article first appeared at Ensia. At the COP 21 climate convention in Paris at the end of 2015, leaders from 194 nations agreed to pursue actions that will cut greenhouse gas emissions enough to keep global warming within 1.5 degrees Celsius...
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Agriculture, Carbon Sequestration
A Climate Solution
North Bay BohemianStephanie Hiller
This year, the third warmest in recorded history, spring has come a month early, with regions all across the United States experiencing May temperatures in March. While warmer temperatures are welcome after a cold, wet winter, the cause is not. Oceans are...
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Barack Obama, Climate Change
President Trump Orders Rollback of Climate Change Policies
KQEDKqed News Staff
Declaring “the start of a new era” in energy production, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that he said would revive the coal industry and create jobs. The move makes good on his campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack...
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Carbon Tax
First macrobiota biomineralization was environmentally triggered
Proceedings of the Royal Society BA.Y. Ivantsov, A.Y. Zhuravlev, R. Wood
Why large and diverse skeletons first appeared ca 550 Ma is not well understood. Many Ediacaran skeletal biota show evidence of flexibility, and bear notably thin skeletal walls with simple, non-hierarchical microstructures of either aragonite or high-Mg calcite. We present evidence that...
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Air Quality, Carbon Tax
Sticks, carrots, toxic carrots: Clearing the air in China and India (Comment)
India.comIans Feeds
Common problems potentially require common solutions, and the need for a dialogue. This is true in the case of China and India when it comes to their challenge of tackling air pollution and switching to clean energy. Poor air quality has become...
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Barack Obama, Climate Change
Trump Scraps EPA Regulations Limiting Air Pollution from Fossil Fuels
NJ SpotlightTom Johnson
New president declares end to war on coal, likely driving up greenhouse-gas emissions and potentially endangering coastal states like New Jersey President Donald Trump yesterday carried through on a vow to roll back key elements of the Obama administration’s efforts to combat...
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Auto Industry, Barack Obama
Even As Trump Scuttles Climate Policy, Diehards Propose New Cap-And-Trade System For Auto Emissions
ForbesContributor, Jeff Mcmahon
What would possess two Obama Administration veterans to propose that the Trump Administration—which on Tuesday revoked much of Obama's climate legacy—implement a cap and trade program to reduce auto emissions?
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Barack Obama, Climate Change
Trump's order to reverse Obama-era climate policies draws debates
Eco-Business Research
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order aimed at reversing his predecessor Barack Obama’s climate policies, a move that sparked praise from energy industry, criticism from environmentalists and, almost certainly, legal challenges in the future. Trump, who once called...
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