Disasters

Canada’s Tar Sands Destruction Challenges Existence of Land and People

"Oil companies have replaced Indigenous people’s traditional lands with mines that cover an area bigger than New York City, stripping away boreal forest and wetlands and rerouting waterways."

Source: Inside Climate News, 11/22/2021

"EPA Overturns Approval Of Mississippi Yazoo Pumps Project"

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday it has overturned the approval of a massive flood-control project in the south Mississippi Delta that officials said was erroneously greenlit in the final days of the Trump administration."

Source: AP, 11/18/2021

"The Pacific Northwest Is in the Midst of a ‘Cascading Hazard’"

"Things are a deadly, dangerous mess in the Pacific Northwest right now. An atmospheric river dumped rain across the region over the weekend, prompting widespread flooding and mudslides. Much of the damage occurred in places still trying to recover from a devastating wildfire season this summer, showing how climate change can compound disasters."

Source: Earther, 11/17/2021

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