Disasters

"Wildfire Smoke Is Poisoning California’s Kids. Some Pay a Higher Price"

"The fires sweeping across millions of acres in California aren’t just incinerating trees and houses. They’re also filling the lungs of California’s children with smoke, with potentially grave effects over the course of their lives."

Source: NYTimes, 11/30/2020

"Punishing Hurricanes To Spur More Central American Migration"

"At a shelter in this northern Honduran city, Lilian Gabriela Santos Sarmiento says back-to-back hurricanes that hit with devastating fury this month have overturned her life. Her home in what was once a pretty neighborhood in nearby La Lima was destroyed by flooding."

Source: AP, 11/25/2020

"Disasters: Old Building Codes Put Millions Of Homes At Risk — FEMA"

"Millions of homes are being built in communities with archaic building codes, leaving them vulnerable to flooding, hurricane winds and earthquakes, according to a groundbreaking new federal report that links out-of-date building codes to billions of dollars in property damage."

Source: E&E News, 11/25/2020

"U.S. Moves To Loosen Safety Rules For Arctic Ocean Oil Drilling"

"The Trump administration on Thursday proposed to loosen Obama-era safety regulations for the oil industry in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska to ease the way for petroleum extraction in the region, an effort that President-elect Joe Biden will likely throw out once in office."

Source: Reuters, 11/20/2020

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