"Floods unleashed by torrential rains in eastern Kentucky have killed at least 37 people, including four children, Governor Andy Beshear said on Monday while warning that more dangerous weather is approaching the region."
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- Source: Reuters, 08/02/2022
"Oregon authorities are investigating four additional deaths potentially linked to last week’s scorching heat wave, bringing the total number of suspected hyperthermia deaths to 14."Source: AP, 08/02/2022
"Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia has secured a promise from Democratic leaders and the White House to complete a highly contested 304-mile gas pipeline in his state, his office said, a major concession won as part of negotiations over a climate and tax bill."Source: NYTimes, 08/02/2022
"California officials on Monday announced a settlement reversing a Trump-era decision opening central California to new oil and gas drilling on public lands."Source: The Hill, 08/02/2022
"Alex Ramel took the lead on electrifying buildings in Washington state — and fossil fuel interests want to make an example of him."Source: HuffPost, 08/02/2022
"As global greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, some climate scientists say it’s time to start paying more attention to the most extreme, worst-case outcomes, including the potential for widespread extinctions, mass climate migration and the disintegration of social and political systems."Source: Inside Climate News, 08/02/2022
"New research shows that rainwater in most locations on Earth contains levels of chemicals that "greatly exceed" safety levels."Source: BBC News, 08/02/2022
"A group of whistleblowers has provided evidence that the Environmental Protection Agency has not adequately assessed the health risks posed by several new chemicals on the grounds that they are corrosive."Source: The Intercept, 08/02/2022
"As record-breaking temperatures have pummeled much of the country this summer, another heat-related menace is causing trouble: flash droughts."Source: Earther, 08/02/2022
"Scientists are hoping to reduce negative and nationalistic associations with the bee-slaying insect that is turning up in the Pacific Northwest."Source: NYTimes, 08/02/2022
"The House of Representatives narrowly passed legislation Friday boosting the pay of wildfire fighters and taking steps to improve fire resilience in Western forests."Source: The Hill, 08/01/2022
"States facing a mounting volume of plastic are turning to a recycling method that uses heat and chemicals to break down materials, even as critics say the process could do more harm than good to the environment."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 08/01/2022
"The launch of what would be the first U.S. green bank to help communities largely left behind by the clean energy revolution is back on track under a Senate climate deal that contains $60 billion in new environmental justice funding."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 08/01/2022
"Rich nations failed to meet a long-standing pledge to deliver $100 billion to help poorer countries cope with climate change, the OECD said on Friday."Source: Reuters, 08/01/2022
"California claims to know how much climate-warming gas is going into the air from within its borders. It’s the law: California limits climate pollution and each year the limits get stricter."Source: AP, 08/01/2022