People & Population

Indigenous Activists Demonstrate on Climate In Front of White House

"Casey Camp-Horinek, a tribal elder from White Eagle, Okla., and environmental ambassador for the Ponca Nation, marched in the front of a crowd of hundreds headed toward the White House on Monday and held up her fist."

Source: Washington Post, 10/12/2021

How ‘The Swamp Peddlers’ Scammed Their Way to Florida’s Eco-Destruction

How did Florida go from an uncrowded home of pine forests, wetlands and ranches to today’s sprawling subdivisions spawning environmental disaster? A new volume gains praise from BookShelf reviewer Nano Riley for its well-researched look at the unscrupulous developers who in a matter of decades carved the state’s ecosystems into lots for sale, trading its pristine beauty for an easy buck.

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Biden To Expand Bears Ears, Other National Monuments, Reversing Trump

"President Biden will restore full protections to three national monuments that had been slashed in size by former president Donald Trump, including Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah known for their stunning desert landscapes and historical treasures of Native American art and settlements as well as a rich fossil record, according to a statement from the White House on Thursday evening."

Source: Washington Post, 10/08/2021

"UN Weather Agency Says World Ill-Prepared For 'Looming Water Crisis'"

"Most countries are ill-equipped to handle what the United Nations said Tuesday is a 'looming' global water crisis caused by climate change and population growth. Floods, droughts and other water-related disasters are on the rise due to global warming, the World Meteorological Organization said in a new report published Tuesday."

Source: Washington Post, 10/06/2021

Month After Ida's Landfall, Louisianians Decry 'Third World' Conditions

"Reuters traveled the bayous of hard-hit Terrebonne, Lafourche, Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes in recent days, speaking with more than 40 residents. All said they felt abandoned by state and federal officials. A few said they had not received any type of support from any level of government."

Source: Reuters, 10/05/2021

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