"President Trump on Tuesday signed into law the Great American Outdoors Act, a measure with broad bipartisan support that guarantees maximum annual funding for a federal program to acquire and preserve land for public use."
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"The growing but largely unrecognized death toll from rising global temperatures will come close to eclipsing the current number of deaths from all the infectious diseases combined if planet-heating emissions are not constrained, a major new study has found."Source: Guardian, 08/05/2020
"California has about 47,000 abandoned mines and roughly 5,000 of those are contaminating water, soil, vegetation, and air across the state, according to a state report issued Tuesday."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 08/05/2020
"How is the climate crisis affecting Siberia's last great reindeer herds — and the people who live and move alongside them? Researchers are working to find out."
"Biologist Egor Kirillin is on a special mission. Deep in the Siberian wilderness in the Russian Republic of Sakha, he waits on the Olenjok river until reindeer come thundering into the water.Source: DW, 08/05/2020
"What was once Hurricane Isaias has been downgraded to a tropical storm after making landfall late Monday night in North Carolina. The National Hurricane Center said in its 5 a.m. ET advisory Tuesday that threats of tornadoes were beginning to spread into southeastern Virginia."Source: USA TODAY, 08/04/2020
"During a recent virtual fundraiser focused on climate action, former vice president Joe Biden made a direct appeal to voters young enough to be his grandchildren."
"Companies report billions in losses and decreased value of assets, but still plan to expand oil and gas production going forward. "Source: InsideClimate News, 08/04/2020
"The size of the global coal power fleet fell for the first time on record over the first six months of the year, with more generation capacity shutting than starting operation."Source: Guardian, 08/04/2020
"The mostly low-income, Latino residents of Arvin have joined with other communities to demand setbacks for wells. Their slogan: “No drilling where we are living.”"Source: InsideClimate News, 08/04/2020
"In mid-April, hundreds of scientists from around the world were supposed to fly to Ecuador for a five-day meeting about the latest research on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere."Source: NPR, 08/04/2020
"More than 300 environmental groups are calling on senators to vote against President Trump’s nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), arguing William Perry Pendley should be disqualified because of his history of controversial comments and opposition to federal ownership of public lands."Source: The Hill, 08/04/2020
"Val Miftakhov flew Europe’s largest commercial-grade all-electric passenger plane last month"
"Federal agencies suggest caution in U.S. bat research to avoid transmitting the novel coronavirus to wildlife."Source: NYTimes, 08/04/2020
"For almost as long as people have been building near beaches, they have been protecting those buildings with sea walls. ... But modern, human-caused climate change is escalating the threats that make sea walls necessary."
"The Apple Fire burning in parts of Riverside and San Bernardino counties has grown to at least 20,516 acres and is 5% contained, the California Interagency Incident Management Team said."Source: CNN, 08/03/2020