"The Indian state of Tamil Nadu is relocating whole slums to help restore polluted rivers. Is it doing more harm than good?"
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- Source: Undark, 08/03/2020
"For a glimpse of what could happen to a trillion dollars worth of American farmland, meet Ray Williams. He's a lawyer-turned-farmer, growing organic grain and feeding young cows on 3,000 acres in northeastern Oregon. Last year, he and his brother Tom decided that they were getting too old for the long hours and hard work."Source: NPR, 08/03/2020
"A Navy military testing program that appeared headed to routine approval has hit a wall of opposition from Washington’s governor, attorney general and state agencies because of potential harm to endangered orcas in Washington waters."Source: Seattle Times, 08/03/2020
"A 36,000-acre tract of lakes and forest in the Adirondacks is on the market for $180 million."Source: AP, 08/03/2020
"Earlier this month, when the Trump administration told hospitals to send crucial data about coronavirus cases and intensive care capacity to a new online system, it promised the change would be worth it. ... Instead, the public data hub created under the new system is updated erratically and is rife with inconsistencies and errors, data analysts say."Source: NPR, 07/31/2020
"The Trump administration is extending the life of giant pits of toxic coal sludge, a move critics say further risks contamination of nearby water sources."Source: The Hill, 07/31/2020
"Torrential rains have submerged at least a quarter of Bangladesh, washing away the few things that count as assets for some of the world’s poorest people — their goats and chickens, houses of mud and tin, sacks of rice stored for the lean season." "The country’s latest calamity illustrates a striking inequity of our time: The people least responsible for climate change are among those most hurt by its consequences."Source: NYTimes, 07/31/2020
"Wealthy white Americans are still getting to breathe cleaner air than lower-income communities of color, despite significant nationwide reductions in pollution since the 1980s, according to a new study."Source: Guardian, 07/31/2020
"As climate change raises sea levels, storm surges and high tides will push farther inland, a team of researchers says."Source: NYTimes, 07/31/2020
"Officials across the Caribbean and the southern U.S. have urged citizens to brace for Hurricane Isaias after the storm gained strength and barreled over Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic."Source: HuffPost, 07/31/2020
"Two Northern California wildfires have merged to form one that exceeds the size of last year’s biggest blaze in the state, fire officials said Thursday morning."Source: HuffPost, 07/31/2020
"Thousands apply yearly to travel Montana’s Smith River. Now anglers, ranchers and conservationists fear for its future".Source: Guardian, 07/31/2020
"Fifteen years ago, Ekwoge Abwe was trekking through Ebo Forest in Cameroon when he heard something cracking in the distance. He scanned the forest, searching for the source of the sound."Source: Mongabay, 07/31/2020
"The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is immediately canceling its paid subscription to one of the largest environmental trade publications, E&E News."Source: The Hill, 07/31/2020
"Joseph R. Biden Jr. won over environmentalists and liberals when he announced a $2 trillion plan to promote electric vehicles, energy efficiency and other policies intended to address climate change." "Some energy executives are pleased that the former vice president is not calling for a fracking ban and said they could work with him."Source: NYTimes, 07/30/2020