People & Population

Democrats Want a ‘Climate Corps.’ They Just Can’t Agree How to Create It

"Democrats aim to pour tens of billions of dollars into a New Deal-style program that would hire young people to work on projects to protect communities and the environment from disasters that are growing more destructive due to climate change."

Source: NYTimes, 09/10/2021

"New Orleans: Seniors Left In Dark, Hot Facilities After Ida"

"Officials in New Orleans will thoroughly inspect senior living apartments in the city in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida after finding people living in buildings without working generators, which left residents trapped in wheelchairs on dark, sweltering upper floors, Mayor LaToya Cantrell said Monday."

Source: AP, 09/08/2021

Reclaiming Coal Country — Quest for a New Economy in Appalachia 

Longtime energy and environment journalist Elizabeth McGowan traveled to southeast Kentucky to shine a light on efforts to diversify Appalachia’s longtime coal-based economy. In FEJ StoryLog, McGowan shares how her on-the-ground reporting approach, funded in part by the Society of Environmental Journalists’ Fund for Environmental Journalism, yielded not only a powerful story, but insights into overcoming its challenges.

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"Biden To Visit NY, NJ To View Hurricane Ida's Destruction"

"President Joe Biden will visit New York and New Jersey on Tuesday to view the destruction wrought by last week's Hurricane Ida, which has left at least 57 dead and four missing in the eastern United States."

Source: Reuters, 09/07/2021

"Nearly 1 In 3 Americans Experienced A Weather Disaster This Summer"

"Nearly 1 in 3 Americans live in a county hit by a weather disaster in the past three months, according to a new Washington Post analysis of federal disaster declarations. On top of that, 64 percent live in places that experienced a multiday heat wave — phenomena that are not officially deemed disasters but are considered the most dangerous form of extreme weather."

Source: Washington Post, 09/06/2021
September 14, 2021

Indigenous Peoples’ Food Systems and COVID-19: Sept 7 and 14

In the run up to the UN Food Systems Summit, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the International Network of Mountain Indigenous Peoples (INMIP) offer a webinar series, Sep 7 and 14, to hear Indigenous Peoples in Perú, Kenya, India and China discuss resilient food systems.

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