Natural Resources

"Billions in US Funding Boosts Lithium Mining, Stressing Water Supplies"

"Add lithium to water in a chemistry lab, and you’ll get an incendiary reaction. The same might be said of opening new lithium mines: The prospect can spark conflicts when it comes to water."

Source: Floodlight/Energy News Network, 07/22/2024

DOI Names Former Site Of Texas ‘Mexican School’ As Newest National Park

"The Biden administration has named the site of the Blackwell School in Marfa, Texas, a segregated school for Mexican American children, as the country’s newest national park, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced Wednesday."

Source: The Hill, 07/19/2024

"How A Republican Election Sweep Could Transform U.S. Climate Policy"

"President Biden’s signature environmental actions could be reversed if the GOP takes control of the House, Senate and White House. The EPA and other agencies could see their budgets slashed."

Source: Washington Post, 07/19/2024
July 31, 2024

SELC Webinar: Power Plants to Public Lands — Key Decisions Shaping Our Future

Join the Southern Environmental Law Center for a webinar about key decisions being made in the South now that will chart our future, and how we can ensure the right choices are made. 12:30 p.m. ET.

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Heavy Gear, Brutal Terrain, Backbreaking Work. Now Firefighters Face Heat

"When a wildfire started in the mountains of Fresno County late last month, much of California was on the cusp of a heat wave that would go on to smash records both for its intensity and duration. Over the next week and a half, as the Basin fire swelled to more than 14,000 acres and temperatures in the area reached 112 degrees, at least nine firefighters were treated for heat-related illness. Four were taken to local hospitals, three of them airlifted from the fire line."

Source: LA Times, 07/17/2024

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