Weekly Roundup: Pakistan to Plant 10 Billion Trees

Planting for Our Future

Pakistan’s new prime minister, Imran Khan, wants to plant 10 billion trees across the country. This is an extension of his party’s success in planting more than 300 million trees across 350,000 hectares in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

 

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The Youth Are Starting to Change. Are You?

Children and teens are bringing a climate lawsuit to Washington, demanding that the federal government take more meaningful action on climate change. This week, the Supreme Court rejected the Trump administration’s request to halt the lawsuit, meaning it will go to trial later this year. 

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Meet Me Tonight In Atlantic City

New Jersey state officials are pursuing lawsuits that target several former industrial sites. The pollution from these sites continue to impact the health of nearby residents through soil and water contamination, and Gov. Philip D. Murphy’s administration wants justice. 

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The Garden of Your Mind

New research reveals that even small green spaces in urban environments can have a significant impact on mental health. Go find some nature near you and take a few deep breaths! 

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Ready For Anything

In anticipation of major droughts in the years ahead, California is getting prepared by allocating nearly $3B for water storage projects that will make the state more resilient while keeping ecosystems and biodiversity in mind. 

About Patrick Metzger

Patrick is the founder of The New Climate. He is a writer, product manager, and musician. He grew up in Chattanooga, TN and now lives in Beacon, NY.