- Urgent action is needed to prevent salt intrusion causing severe damage to rice production and loss of drinking water in Vietnam and Bangladesh, according to reports by the World Bank and the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research. The reports say sea level rise threatens large areas of land that is currently highly productive. [The Daily Star]
- An article in the Mail on Sunday stunningly claims, “World leaders were duped into investing billions over manipulated global warming data.” It accuses the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of manipulating data. However, a fact check by independent researchers validates the data that NOAA published. [Carbon Brief]
- While Republican President Donald Trump has said his focus will be on reviving the long-struggling coal industry by stripping federal environmental regulations, many states have their sights set elsewhere. Energy analysts say they expect states to continue to advance initiatives that reduce the country’s reliance on fossil fuels. [SouthCoastToday.com]
- The town of Montague, Massachusetts has approved plans for a 23-acre solar power farm. The project with more than 18,000 solar panels is scheduled to be built on land already owned by electric utility Eversource. It will be constructed 200 feet from the road with trees creating a visual barrier a between the road and the panels. [wwlp.com]
- The Trump administration’s strict restrictions on immigration, declarations about climate change, reported overtures to an anti-vaccine activist, and pledge to repeal of the Affordable Care Act have turned some in the science community into militants. They will march in Washington, and perhaps in other cities, on April 22, Earth Day. [NBCNews.com]
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