As US Meat Workers Sicken And Supplies Dwindle, Exports To China Soar

"U.S. President Donald Trump ordered meat processing plants to stay open to protect the nation’s food supply even as workers got sick and died. Yet the plants have increasingly been exporting to China while U.S. consumers face shortages, a Reuters analysis of government data showed."

Source: Reuters, 05/14/2020

"America’s Longest River Was Recently Drier Than During The Dust Bowl"

"Rising temperatures due to climate change dramatically reduced the snowpack that feeds the Upper Missouri River Basin". "For the first decade of the century, the Upper Missouri River Basin was the driest it’s been in 1,200 years, even more parched than during the disastrous Dust Bowl of the 1930s, a new study says."

Source: Washington Post, 05/12/2020

"Pandemic Costs May Dry Up Ohio’s Plan to Fight Lake Erie Algae"

"The coronavirus pandemic is endangering a $900 million program that underpins Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s long-term strategy for shrinking the annual massive toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie’s western basin."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 05/11/2020

Most Climate Ag Research Focused On Crops, Not The People Who Pick Them

"The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the importance of people who grow, pick, and process food as essential workers. These agricultural workers will also be on the front lines of climate change, a new study makes clear." "At 2 degrees warming, the entire growing season will be considered unsafe for agricultural work in some places".

Source: Anthropocene, 05/06/2020

States Sue Trump Admin Over Rollback Of Obama-Era Water Protections

"A coalition of 17 Democratic-leaning states sued the Trump administration on Friday for rolling back Obama-era protections for waterways, arguing the move ignores science on the interconnectivity of water."

Source: The Hill, 05/04/2020


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