"The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced a new policy requiring that any energy project seeking to build on tribal land must get the tribe’s approval before it will permit the project."
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- Source: Inside Climate News, 02/19/2024
"The sweet, earthy scent of tomatoes hangs in the air as a crew of 44 workers speeds through rows of vines. They fill 32-pound buckets with fruit, then deliver them to co-workers waiting on the backs of flatbed trucks who dump the contents into crates to be sorted and packaged."Source: Washington Post, 02/19/2024
"Climate change and environmental issues overlap both human rights and science, yet they’re sometimes debated in the mainstream as if they’re purely factual topics that must be devoid of human investment. For instance, to “call out the polluters for polluting” is sometimes deemed advocacy by both readers and editors, says Atkin, in explaining why she started her independent newsletter, HEATED."Source: Mongabay, 02/19/2024
"While sales of both heat pumps and gas furnaces were down in 2023, heat pumps are proving more popular than ever."Source: Canary Media, 02/19/2024
"Trees provide innumerable benefits to the world, from food to shelter to oxygen, but researchers have now found their dramatic rebound in the eastern US has delivered a further, stunning feat – the curtailing of the soaring temperatures caused by the climate crisis."Source: Guardian, 02/19/2024
"The House passed legislation Thursday to limit President Joe Biden’s authority over liquefied natural gas export permits."Source: E&E News, 02/16/2024
"A new report aims to lay the foundation for future legal action against oil and plastics companies for deceiving the public about the efficacy of plastics recycling."Source: E&E News, 02/16/2024
"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
"A sustainable technique for catching tuna that goes back thousands of years is on the verge of extinction in Italy – but not for a lack of fish".Source: Guardian, 02/16/2024
"Newly released documents show the FBI monitoring anti-Keystone protesters much earlier than previously known. Young Native activists were among its first targets."Source: Type Investigations, 02/16/2024
"A bill backed by Kentucky’s poultry industry and approved by the Senate Thursday would subject drone operators to new restrictions that opponents warn could help hide health and safety hazards in food production."Source: Kentucky Lantern, 02/16/2024
"In his first four weeks in office, Louisiana Republican Gov. Jeff Landry has filled the ranks of state environmental posts with fossil fuel industry executives."Source: Floodlight, 02/16/2024
"A coalition of environmental groups has sued the federal government to try to force the finalization of ship speed rules that the groups say are critically important to save a vanishing species of whale."Source: AP, 02/16/2024
"The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) has released a new report outlining how restoring the Bay’s native oyster populations could bolster climate resilience and community vitality."Source: WBOC, 02/16/2024
"Peoples who live close to nature have a rich lore of plants, animals, and landscapes embedded in their mother tongues".Source: Knowable, 02/16/2024