Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Jan. 21-27
Every Friday, we round up the most interesting and insightful climate stories from the week. Check in to learn about major achievements, new findings, and effective strategies for motivating action.
Influential medical publisher The Lancet announced they would be launching a new title, Planetary Health, to raise awareness of the links between climate change and public health.
Medical Journal The Lancet to Launch Planetary Health Title (Climate Home)
In one of its first official acts, the Trump White House instructed the EPA to freeze its grants and contracts, putting climate research in jeopardy.
Trump Administration Tells EPA to Freeze All Grants, Contracts (Washington Post)
The Administration also asked the EPA to remove climate information from their website, but later backed away from that plan.
Trump Officials Suspend Plan to Delete EPA Climate Web Pages (Science Magazine)
And after the Interior department briefly suspended National Park Service accounts from tweeting, several parks sent out defiant tweets about climate science, while a number of nature and science organizations created unofficial “rogue” accounts.
California released a plan to cut emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 – a target considered to be the most ambitious in North America.