"The world is not on target to curb global warming and more action is needed on all fronts, the United Nations warned on Friday, in the run-up to crucial international talks aimed at stemming the climate crisis."
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- Source: Reuters, 09/11/2023
"Group of 20 leaders agreed Saturday to triple renewable energy and try to increase the funds for climate change-related disasters but maintained the status quo with regards to phasing out carbon spewing coal."Source: AP, 09/11/2023
"The Dakota Access oil pipeline’s future remains uncertain after the Army Corps of Engineers on Friday released a long-awaited draft environmental study that will help determine whether it receives an easement needed to keep operating."Source: E&E News, 09/11/2023
"Critics of the federal program say it encourages more carbon-intensive farming and are calling for Congress to lower subsidies for big, wealthy producers."Source: Inside Climate News, 09/11/2023
"Drought is making it harder for golf lovers to justify the game’s copious use of water".Source: Washington Post, 09/11/2023
"Even amid a disaster-filled summer marked by record heat, climate misinformation continues to spread online at alarming rates. Some experts fear it could slow progress at COP28."Source: Inside Climate News, 09/11/2023
"Sanitation workers Thomas Noatak and Joseph Moses start every workday riding a four-wheeler along the muddy roads of this small Yup’ik village on southwestern Alaska’s vast Kuskokwim River, looking for human waste."Source: AP, 09/11/2023
"The construction of former President Donald Trump’s wall along the U.S.-Mexico border desecrated Indigenous cultural sites, hurt wildlife, destroyed vegetation, dried up key water resources, exacerbated the risk of flooding and triggered erosion that has left mountain slopes “unstable and at risk of collapse,” according to a new report."Source: HuffPost, 09/11/2023
"Disinformation about deadly wildfires in the United States and Canada has run rampant across social media, with posts falsely blaming coordinated arson, lasers—and plans to develop "smart cities."Source: AFP, 09/11/2023
"About 45 canines are part of Working Dogs for Conservation in various countries. Most of the dogs were rescued from shelters."Source: Washington Post, 09/11/2023
"The Asian financial hub of Hong Kong was drenched on Friday by the heaviest rain since records began 140 years ago, killing one person and injuring 83, media reported, as unusually wet weather caused by typhoons brought more disruption to southern China."Source: Reuters, 09/08/2023
"Texas’ power grid manager on Thursday again asked residents to cut their electricity use as the state endures another stretch of sizzling summer heat."Source: AP, 09/08/2023
"An internal watchdog is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to step up its actions to address emissions of cancer-causing benzene, saying that oil refineries have been releasing unsafe levels of the substance."Source: The Hill, 09/08/2023
"The EPA has updated Freedom of Information Act regulations with its Phase II FOIA final rule, according to a Thursday news release."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 09/08/2023
"She and her team of volunteers brave extreme heat to search for people left behind on the perilous journey from Mexico to the U.S."Source: Yale Climate Connections, 09/08/2023