"President Biden on Friday appointed John Podesta, a veteran Washington insider who spearheaded the Obama administration’s climate strategy, to oversee the federal investment of $370 billion in clean energy under a landmark new climate law."
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"President Joe Biden has selected environmental law expert Richard Revesz to lead his regulatory office, a move widely seen as a victory for the establishment wing over the progressive wing of the Democratic Party."Source: E&E News, 09/06/2022
"Liz Truss faces a daunting array of environmental crises, from energy supply to sewage spills on British beaches, with little to show that she has the inclination to take them on."
Source: Guardian, 09/06/2022
"Chileans resoundingly rejected a new constitution to replace a charter imposed by the dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet 41 years ago, dealing a stinging setback to President Gabriel Boric who argued the document would have ushered in a new progressive era."Source: AP, 09/06/2022
"WASHINGTON — Flood maps used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency are out of date and understate the risks to homes and businesses from flooding and extreme rain triggered by climate change, FEMA Director Deanne Criswell said.
Those risks are in focus after flooding in Jackson, Mississippi, overwhelmed the city’s main water treatment plant a week ago, leaving more than 150,000 residents of the region without safe water. Ms. Criswell said there’s no timeline for restoring service to Jackson, the capital city.Source: Bloomberg, 09/06/2022
"Jane Coolidge and her husband, Bruce, were driving past the town of Weed, Calif., on Friday when they saw a huge plume of black smoke."Source: LA Times, 09/06/2022
"Deforesters are plundering the Amazon. Brazil is letting them get away with it."Source: Washington Post, 09/06/2022
"The devastating floods in Pakistan are a "wake-up call" to the world on the threats of climate change, experts have said."Source: BBC News, 09/06/2022
"From defensive flooding to buffer zones, using the natural world in conflict is as old as war itself – now academics have given it a name".Source: Guardian, 09/06/2022
"The ‘highly skilled environmental engineers’ can help to store precious water and rejuvenate land ravaged by climate change. Just don’t dynamite their homes."Source: NYTimes, 09/06/2022
"Nearly one-third of states are poised to adopt California’s new clean cars rule to fully phase out new gas-powered vehicle sales by 2035. The change could have a sweeping impact on the 17 states signed onto California’s vehicle standards and the car market across the country. In total, those states make up roughly 40% of nationwide auto sales."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 09/02/2022
"Bills requiring California to boost renewable energy production and further reduce greenhouse gas emissions were among a flurry of environmental measures state lawmakers sent to Gov. Gavin Newsom at Wednesday night’s deadline."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 09/02/2022
"Recent flooding in Jackson, Mississippi, exacerbated the city's already failing water system. Experts say it's a familiar threat in disinvested communities of color."Source: USA TODAY, 09/02/2022
"New research from the Pew Research Center shows nearly three-quarters of respondents are very concerned about the spread of false information online."
"Nearly three-quarters of people across 19 countries believe that the spread of false information online is a “major threat,” according to a survey released on Wednesday by the Pew Research Center.Source: NYTimes, 09/02/2022
"Pesticide labels are designed to help prevent dangerous exposure, but the EPA doesn’t ensure most farmworkers can read them—an oversight that has serious implications for their health, and the environment."Source: Civil Eats, 09/02/2022