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"Caribou Declines Causing Angst For Hunters Are Part Of Wider Trend"

"Alaska subsistence hunters struggling with caribou declines and lost hunting opportunities got a message at a gathering in Anchorage last week: They are not alone." "There are signs that climate change is depressing caribou numbers, and ongoing and proposed development could make recovery more difficult, experts say".

Source: Alaska Beacon, 03/21/2024

"World 'Losing The Battle' Against Electronic Waste, UN Finds"

"The world is losing the battle against electronic waste, a U.N. expert said on Wednesday, after a report found 62 million metric tons of mobile phones and devices were dumped on the planet in just one year - and this is expected to increase by a third by 2030."

Source: Reuters, 03/21/2024

Petrochemicals Are Killing Us, a New Report Warns in Top Medical Journal

"Use of petroleum-based chemicals skyrocketed during the postwar era, most of them entering the market with little concern for safety. Now, mounting evidence links petrochemicals to the rapidly rising prevalence of a slew of chronic and deadly conditions, a review published in the New England Journal of Medicine warned earlier this month."

Source: Inside Climate News, 03/21/2024

"Lead In Water A Threat To Two-Thirds Of Young Children In Chicago"

"Two out of three very young children in Chicago were exposed to at least trace amounts of lead in their home tap water, a study found, highlighting the need for City Hall to speed up replacements of brain-damaging lead pipes."

Source: Chicago Sun-Times, 03/21/2024

"Biden Administration Announces Rules Aimed at Expanding Electric Vehicles"

"The Biden administration on Wednesday issued one of the most significant climate regulations in the nation’s history, a rule designed to ensure that the majority of new passenger cars and light trucks sold in the United States are all-electric or hybrids by 2032."

Source: NYTimes, 03/21/2024

Clean Electricity? These Are The Overlooked Elected Officials Who Decide.

"On a Tuesday morning in January, college student Aurora Gray stepped up to the podium in a windowless room in Atlanta, around the corner from the state capitol building. In front of her sat a five-member panel of elected officials that oversees how and where nearly every Georgia resident gets their power."

Source: Yale Climate Connections, 03/18/2024

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