"Germany’s New Hunger for Coal Dooms a Tiny Village"

"For months, die-hard environmental activists have camped in the fields and occupied the trees in this tiny farming village in western Germany, hoping that like-minded people from across the country would arrive and help stop the expansion of a nearby open-pit coal mine that threatened to swallow the village and its farms."

Source: NYTimes, 10/14/2022

"Biden Says the U.S. Is Eyeing ‘Alternatives’ to OPEC Oil"

"President Biden on Thursday defended his visit to Saudi Arabia this summer, in the wake of Wednesday’s decision by the Saudi-led cartel of oil-producing nations to cut production, which will likely raise gasoline prices in the United States."

Source: NYTimes, 10/07/2022

"An Explosive Problem: The Radford Arsenal’s Toxic Operations"

"At military bases across the country, the Department of Defense (DoD) has for decades relied on a practice known as open burn/open detonation (OB/OD) to destroy excess, unserviceable, or obsolete military munitions, including small arms cartridges, rockets, mortars, missiles, and other items."

Source: Ctr. for Progressive Reform, 09/29/2022

"White House Alarm Rises Over Europe As Putin Threatens Energy Supply"

"White House officials are growing increasingly alarmed about Europe’s energy crisis and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s threats to force a bleak winter on the continent." "Biden aides have redoubled efforts to increase natural gas exports across the Atlantic but see few obvious solutions".

Source: Washington Post, 09/13/2022

"U.N. Inspectors Call for Security Zone Around Nuclear Plant"

"Shelling at a nuclear plant in Ukraine has “gravely concerned” international monitors who believe a security protection zone should be established immediately, the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog agency said in a report on Tuesday after inspectors visited the embattled Zaporizhzhia facility."

Source: NYTimes, 09/07/2022

"Collateral Damage: The Environmental Cost of the Ukraine War"

"As the war in Ukraine drags on, scientists are increasingly concerned about the environmental consequences of the destruction. From forests ignited by shelling to wrecked factories spewing pollution to precarious nuclear plants, the long-term impacts could be profound."

Source: YaleE360, 09/01/2022


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