"Almost Half Of U.S. Tap Water Contains ‘Forever Chemicals’"

"The most high-profile chemicals under fire from the Biden administration likely permeate almost half of U.S. tap water systems, according to a new study from the U.S. Geological Survey that raises yet more concerns about the sprawling family of compounds."

Source: E&E News, 07/06/2023

"Extreme Heat Is Already Straining the Mexican Power Grid"

"During the heat wave that hit Mexico and Texas in the last two weeks, some states in Mexico saw temperatures exceed 113 degrees, and more than 20 people died from heat stroke. The record-high temperatures have put enormous pressure on the country’s electric system, increasing the electricity demand."

Source: Inside Climate News, 06/30/2023

Its Promised Land Drying, Mormon Church Works To Save The Great Salt Lake

"Because of overuse of water and climate change, the Great Salt Lake is drying up — and the Mormon Church is taking on an unusually public role to help save it."

Source: Washington Post, 06/26/2023

"3M Reaches $10.3 Billion Settlement in ‘Forever Chemicals’ Suits"

"The chemical and manufacturing giant 3M reached a $10.3 billion settlement on Thursday with U.S. cities and towns over their claims that the company contaminated drinking water with so-called forever chemicals used in everything from firefighting foam to nonstick coatings."

Source: NYTimes, 06/23/2023

Ambitious Saudi Plans To Ramp Up Hajj Face Challenges From Climate Change

"Saudi Arabia has ambitious plans to welcome millions more pilgrims to Islam’s holiest sites. But as climate change heats up an already scorching region, the annual Hajj pilgrimage — much of which takes place outdoors in the desert — could prove even more daunting."

Source: AP, 06/22/2023


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