"DHAKA, Bangladesh — Army troops were called in to rescue thousands of people stranded by massive floods that have ravaged northeastern India and Bangladesh, leaving millions of homes underwater and severing transport links, authorities said Saturday."
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- Source: WPTV, 06/20/2022
"Maui is a hub for GMO research but Indigenous farmers are trying to bring back the abundant and thriving landscapes of their ancestors for Hawaiians who took only what they needed."Source: Guardian, 06/20/2022
"The fate of the emperor penguin is in doubt, as global warming threatens its icy habitat — and world leaders struggle to enact protections that could buy the iconic Antarctica bird some much-needed time."Source: E&E News, 06/20/2022
"The funding needed by UN climate disaster appeals has soared by more than 800% in 20 years as global heating takes hold. But only about half of it is being met by rich countries, according to a new report by Oxfam."Source: Guardian, 06/20/2022
"UPS unveiled Tuesday a battery-powered, four-wheeled cycle to more efficiently haul cargo in some of the world’s most congested streets and to reduce its carbon footprint."Source: AP, 06/20/2022
"Top Biden administration officials are weighing limits on exports of fuel as the White House struggles to contain gasoline prices that have topped $5 per gallon."Source: Bloomberg, 06/17/2022
"Two weeks of climate talks in Germany have ended in acrimony between rich and poor countries over cash for climate damage."Source: BBC News, 06/17/2022
"Despite the Biden administration’s vows to fight climate change, the U.S. is currently embarking on a major effort to build out fossil fuel infrastructure following the war in Ukraine—with potentially disastrous climate results."Source: Earther, 06/17/2022
"A bill to conserve endangered species — from the red-cockaded woodpecker to the snuffbox mussel — was passed by the U.S. House in a 231-to-190 vote on Tuesday."Source: NPR, 06/17/2022
"With the polar bear species in a fight for survival because of disappearing Arctic sea ice, a new distinct group of Greenland bears seem to have stumbled on an icy oasis that might allow a small remote population to “hang on.”Source: AP, 06/17/2022
"The House of Representatives on Thursday passed an omnibus appropriations bill aimed at addressing spiraling fuel costs by further expanding the availability of higher-ethanol fuel blends."Source: The Hill, 06/17/2022
"A majority of countries are not on track to remove the toxic pollutants known as PCBs from the environment by the 2028 global Stockholm Convention goal, according to a new study."Source: EHN, 06/17/2022
"A coalition of environmental groups sued the Biden administration on Wednesday for failing to consider the harms caused to endangered species from the emissions produced by oil and gas drilling on public lands."Source: NYTimes, 06/17/2022
"Researchers have now calculated how many people could be saved from heat-related death if the US takes meaningful action".Source: Guardian, 06/17/2022
"Even as scientists are still trying to figure out why the Bering Sea snow crab stock crashed in 2021, federal managers are working on a plan to help rebuild it."Source: Alaska Journal of Commerce, 06/17/2022