Water & Oceans

"The New Arctic: Amid Record Heat, Ecosystems Morph And Wildlife Struggle"

"Every species of animal and plant that lives or breeds in the Arctic is experiencing dramatic change. As the polar region warms, species endure extreme weather, shrinking and altered habitat, decreased food availability, and competition from invading southern species."

Source: Mongabay, 02/16/2024

"Farmers, Tribes Reach ‘Historic’ Klamath River Deal"

"The Interior Department on Wednesday announced an armistice in the battle over the Klamath River, unveiling an agreement between farmers reliant on the waterway for irrigation and tribal nations seeking to restore the region’s fisheries."

Source: E&E News, 02/15/2024

"A Collapse of the Amazon Could Be Coming ‘Faster Than We Thought’"

"Up to half of the Amazon rainforest could transform into grasslands or weakened ecosystems in the coming decades, a new study found, as climate change, deforestation and severe droughts like the one the region is currently experiencing damage huge areas beyond their ability to recover."

Source: NYTimes, 02/15/2024

Biden EPA Expands Funds For Sewers In Underserved Communities

"The Biden administration is expanding its efforts to help underserved communities get access to sewage infrastructure. The administration said Tuesday it would expand a pilot initiative to 150 additional communities, up from 11 at its start, to help them get access to federal wastewater funds."

Source: The Hill, 02/14/2024

"Trinidad And Tobago Cleans Up Beaches Following 12-Kilometer Oil Spill"

"First responders and volunteers from Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday sought to contain an oil spill detected last week in the Caribbean country's waters and clean areas of Tobago island's coast already affected by the incident."

Source: Reuters, 02/14/2024

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