Environmental News: April 19
Three stories today.
First, the Senate has narrowly confirmed Oklahoma congressman Jim Bridenstine, a classic climate-change-denier, as the new head of NASA after months of being leaderless. Mashable elaborates here; Vox explains here.
Second, TedEd gives us hope: there may be a viable solution to the destruction of coral reefs. Watch a video on the report here. However, other studies show that the environmental damage inflicted on coral reefs, like the Great Barrier Reef, are irreversible. The New York Times elaborates here.
Third, from California, we are proud to live in a state that proudly advocates for environmental innovation and leadership in the country and international community. Unfortunately, the United States government is trying to hinder California, letting go of the reigns of energy and environmental standards. New York Magazine explains here.