Environmental Health

Native American Tribes Approve Proposal Securing Colorado River Water

"The Navajo Nation Council has signed off on a proposed settlement that would ensure water rights for its tribe and two others in the drought-stricken Southwest -- a deal that could become the most expensive enacted by Congress."

Source: AP, 05/24/2024

"EPA Formally Denies Alabama’s Plan for Coal Ash Waste"

"The Environmental Protection Agency has formally denied Alabama’s plan to allow Alabama Power and other utilities to continue storing toxic coal ash in unlined pits at sites across the state."

Source: Inside Climate News, 05/24/2024

‘Heat Dome’ Leads To Sweltering In Mexico, Central America And US South

"Extreme heat in Mexico, Central America and parts of the U.S. South has left millions of people in sweltering temperatures, strained energy grids and resulted in iconic Howler monkeys in Mexico dropping dead from trees."

Source: AP, 05/24/2024

Colo. Gov. Vetoes Bill To End State Incentives For ‘Advanced Recycling’

"Gov. Jared Polis vetoed legislation on Friday that would have banned state incentives for projects to process waste through pyrolysis and gasification — techniques to break down plastics using heat applied in low-oxygen environments."

Source: CPR, 05/23/2024

"Fast-Rising Seas Could Swamp Septic Systems In Parts Of The South"

"On the worst days, when the backyard would flood and the toilet would gurgle and the smell of sewage hung thick in the air, Monica Arenas would flee to her mother-in-law’s home to use the bathroom or wash laundry."

Source: Washington Post, 05/23/2024

"In A Boiling World, Chief Heat Officers Battle 'Silent Killer'"

"As the era of "global boiling" spawns ever deadlier heatwaves, a handful of heat tsars are working with officials in cities from Miami to Melbourne in a race against time to cool urban heat traps and prevent tens of thousands of deaths."

Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn., 05/22/2024

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