"President Biden signed a $1 trillion infrastructure bill into law on Monday afternoon, a bipartisan victory that will pour billions into the nation’s roads, ports and power lines."
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"Released on National Recycling Day, the plan emphasizes environmental justice and climate impacts. But some point to flaws."Source: Washington Post, 11/16/2021
"The White House held its tribal nations summit Monday for the first time in five years. The two-day event ends Tuesday."Source: Indian Country Today, 11/16/2021
"Floodwaters in the Pacific Northwest have inundated homes, forced rescues and shuttered schools as a trio of deluges set rainfall records."Source: NBC News, 11/16/2021
"Barely a mile from the southern shore of the Salton Sea — an accidental lake deep in the California desert, a place best known for dust and decay — a massive drill rig stands sentinel over some of the most closely watched ground in American energy."Source: LA Times, 11/16/2021
"This fall, Exxon Mobil started targeting New Yorkers with Facebook advertisements that warned about a proposed law that would require electric-only appliances in some buildings. “If your household was required to go full electric, it could cost you more than $25,600 to replace major appliances,” one ad reads."Source: NYTimes, 11/16/2021
"India's Supreme Court is calling for a lockdown in the capital, New Delhi. It's because of a health emergency, but it's not about COVID-19. It's about air pollution."Source: NPR, 11/16/2021
"Activist Justin J. Pearson had barely finished one environmental fight before he realized he needed to get involved in another. ...The Tennessee Valley Authority is preparing to store coal ash, a by-product of coal burning, in Southeast Memphis."Source: Tennessee Lookout, 11/16/2021
"Members of the multilateral body responsible for Antarctic marine conservation failed to agree on new measures to protect the Southern Ocean from overfishing. China and Russia blocked all proposals to establish new marine protected areas."Source: Mongabay, 11/16/2021
"Science shows beavers make landscapes more resistant to wildfire and drought, inspiring a growing movement to partner with them against the worst effects of climate change."Source: OPB, 11/16/2021
"GLASGOW — Diplomats from nearly 200 countries on Saturday struck a major agreement aimed at intensifying global efforts to fight climate change by calling on governments to return next year with stronger plans to curb their planet-warming emissions and urging wealthy nations to “at least double” funding to protect poor nations from the hazards of a hotter planet."
"The South Pacific island nation of Tuvalu is disappointed with the outcome of the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow, fearing it will fail to hold back global warming and worsen the threat of rising sea levels facing low lying countries."Source: Reuters, 11/15/2021
"After two weeks of lofty speeches and bitter negotiations among nearly 200 nations, the question of whether the world will make significant progress to slow global warming still comes down to the actions of a handful of powerful nations that remain at odds over how best to address climate change."
"John Kerry, the U.S. special envoy for climate change, on Friday described fossil fuel subsidies as the “definition of insanity,” denouncing measures taken by governments that artificially lower the price of coal, oil or gas."
"For decades, chronic flooding and nuclear waste have encroached on the ancestral lands in southeastern Minnesota that the Prairie Island Indian Community calls home, whittling them to about a third of their original size."