July 28, 2021

July 27, 2021

US Energy Transition Presents Organized Labor With New Opportunities, But Also Some Old Challenges

President Biden’s push for “good, union jobs” in clean energy has increased hope that organizing solar and wind workers can close the pay gap between them and fossil fuel workers. Comparisons between the fossil fuel and renewable energy industries are complicated, but one thing that’s clear is that median wages for solar and wind remain lower in comparison. Labor organizers want to change that.

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July 26, 2021

Warming Trends: Increasing Heat is Dangerous for Pilgrims, Climate Warnings Painted on Seaweed and Many Plots a Global Forest Make

Mecca, the site of an annual Muslim pilgrimage, is already one of the world’s hottest cities. But the 2 million that gather there each year may soon face deadlier conditions, a new study shows. Another study found warming temperatures are to blame for Monarch butterfly declines. And an artist attempts to convey the climate crisis on painted seaweed. That and more in the latest Warming Trends.

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