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Russia Vetoes UN Resolution Linking Climate Change, Security

"Russia has vetoed a first-of-its-kind UN security council resolution casting the climate crisis as a threat to international peace and security – a vote that sank a years-long effort to make global heating more central to decision-making in the UN’s most powerful body."

Source: AP, 12/14/2021

Honolulu Shuts Down Largest Well Due To Navy Oil Contamination

Honolulu's Board of Water Supply (BWS) shut down the Halawa Shaft, Oahu's largest water source, on Thursday after the Navy said it found "a likely source of the contamination," the Navy said in a virtual town hall meeting."

Source: CNN, 12/06/2021

Lukashenko Warns Europe: Sanction Us Again And We Could Cut Gas Supply

"Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko opened another potential front against Europe on Thursday, threatening to choke off gas supplies amid a deepening crisis that has brought migrants surging to E.U. borders and Western leaders planning to retaliate with more sanctions."

Source: Washington Post, 11/12/2021

Defense Bill Would Require 'Forever Chemical' Testing At Military Sites

"The National Defense Act Authorization (NDAA) passed by the House on Thursday night would require the Pentagon to factor in extreme weather risks and publish studies on a class of toxic “forever chemicals.”"

Source: The Hill, 09/27/2021

"A New Breed of Crisis: War and Warming Collide in Afghanistan"

"Afghanistan embodies a new breed of international crisis, where the hazards of war collide with the hazards of climate change, creating a nightmarish feedback loop that punishes some of the world’s most vulnerable people and destroys their countries’ ability to cope."

Source: NYTimes, 09/01/2021

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