"Kentucky residents who are struggling to rebuild after devastating flooding face huge financial obstacles because almost nobody in the state has flood insurance."
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"EPA is opening two civil rights investigations of Texas’ environmental agency, exploring whether state regulators failed to properly permit concrete batch plants and discriminated against people who speak limited English."Source: E&E News, 08/10/2022
"Some of the country’s most powerful scientific advisers want regulators to take a closer look at the risks sunscreen products pose for aquatic environments."Source: E&E News, 08/10/2022
"Extreme heat is making work more dangerous. But beyond the West Coast, the fight to protect workers faces head winds."Source: Washington Post, 08/10/2022
"The Inflation Reduction Act includes billions for sustainable agriculture and a last-minute provision to provide debt relief to farmers."Source: Civil Eats, 08/10/2022
"The U.S. Senate climate bill’s fee on oil and gas industry methane emissions will cover less than half the sector’s releases of the powerful greenhouse gas, thanks to concessions made to win over party holdout Joe Manchin, according to a review of the legislation and interviews with lawmakers that negotiated it."Source: Reuters, 08/10/2022
"Contaminated soil from a Superfund site in Navassa [N.C.] will be shipped to one of three landfills outside Brunswick County, likely moving toxic pollution from one non-white or low-income community to another."Source: States Newsroom, 08/10/2022
"Senate Democrats’ climate bill includes $3 billion in loans and grants for electric transmission projects—money that, in addition to tax incentives for electricity generators, would break down a significant barrier to a large-scale clean energy rollout, advocates said."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 08/10/2022
"Virus, which causes symptoms including fever, fatigue, cough, loss of appetite and muscle aches, is believed to have spread from animals to humans".Source: Guardian, 08/10/2022
"Time and again, mining company Homestake and government agencies promised to clean up waste from decades of uranium processing. It didn’t happen. Now they’re trying a new tactic: buying out homeowners to avoid finishing the job."Source: ProPublica, 08/10/2022
"President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden on Monday witnessed the damage from deadly and devastating storms that have resulted in the worst flooding in Kentucky’s history, as they visited the state to meet with families and first responders."Source: AP, 08/09/2022
"Policymakers in Washington are promoting electric vehicles as a solution to climate change. But an uncomfortable truth remains: Battery-powered cars are much too expensive for a vast majority of Americans."Source: NYTimes, 08/09/2022
"Climate hazards such as flooding, heat waves and drought have worsened more than half of the hundreds of known infectious diseases in people, including malaria, hantavirus, cholera and anthrax, a study says."Source: AP, 08/09/2022
"When he was 6 years old, Sim Bilal began to have nightmares of floods pouring through his South Los Angeles home."Source: LA Times, 08/09/2022
"The same wastewater surveillance techniques that have emerged as a critical tool in early detection of COVID-19 outbreaks are being adapted for use in monitoring the startling spread of monkeypox across the San Francisco Bay Area and some other U.S. communities."Source: NPR, 08/09/2022