"New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed emergency declarations as 20 wildfires continued to burn Sunday in nearly half of the state’s drought-stricken 33 counties."
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"Environmental activists, distraught by the government’s slow pace of action on climate change, amassed in front of the White House Saturday afternoon, calling on President Biden and Congress to swiftly pass a climate bill that has been stalled in the Senate since December."Source: NYTimes, 04/25/2022
"Democrats are coming back today from a two-week recess with a last-gasp chance at finding consensus on a budget reconciliation package that could funnel hundreds of billions for clean energy technology to combat climate change."Source: E&E News, 04/25/2022
"Local government officials and residents in and around King Cove, Alaska, said their long-awaited face-to-face meeting with Interior Secretary Deb Haaland this week went well and that they feel Haaland now understands why they want a road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge."Source: E&E News, 04/25/2022
"Frustration among scientists as many islands, hard hit by Covid and hurricanes, struggle to fight stony coral tissue loss disease".Source: Guardian, 04/25/2022
"Researchers are racing to understand the warming habitat of the declining North Atlantic right whale before it’s too late"Source: Washington Post, 04/25/2022
"California prohibits farmers from growing crops with chemical-laced wastewater from fracking. Yet the state still allows them to use water produced by conventional oil drilling—a chemical soup that contains many of the same toxic compounds."Source: Inside Climate News, 04/25/2022
"There was once a kaleidoscope of diversity in collards, as people diligently collected and replanted seeds, passing them from one generation to the next to preserve the qualities they found most important. Collards — an inexpensive, nutrient-rich vegetable — became a staple for many Southern families, especially African Americans trying to feed their families healthy food year-round."Source: NPR, 04/25/2022
"The man behind many of the nation’s beloved public spaces, Frederick Law Olmsted, was born 200 years ago on April 26. His creations are more essential to modern American life than ever.
On the bicentennial of his birthday in April — aptly the season of spring blooms and rebirth — it is worth remembering Olmsted’s enduring imprint on the nation. In plots of earth and green, Olmsted saw something more: freedom, human connection, public health.Source: NYTimes, 04/25/2022
"A photographer looks at the changing landscapes of the river’s final miles".Source: 64 Parishes, 04/25/2022
"Companies are eager to tout their environmental progress on Earth Day. Here are five tips for investigating whether their claims tell the full story."Source: Washington Post, 04/22/2022
"The NPR member station has partnered with the oil giant for a series riddled with industry talking points."Source: Earther, 04/22/2022
"Despite decades of environmental efforts, over 40% of Americans — more than 137 million people — live in cities and states with poor air quality, a new report says. And, in addition to cars and factories, wildfires are increasingly contributing to unhealthy air.
For the past 22 years, the American Lung Association has produced its annual State of the Air report, which analyzes the air quality on a local level for communities across the country. This year's study found that more Americans were exposed to unhealthy air, at times deemed hazardous, compared to previous years.Source: NPR, 04/22/2022
"Democracy is being eroded by an overwhelming information ecosystem buoyed by major tech platforms, former President Barack Obama said Thursday."Source: Axios, 04/22/2022
"The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is floating ways to cut planet-warming emissions for gas-fired power plants as it waits for a Supreme Court ruling that could limit its regulatory power."Source: The Hill, 04/22/2022