"Deadly heat and Russia’s war in Ukraine are packing a brutal double punch, upending the global energy market and forcing some of the world’s largest economies into a desperate scramble to secure electricity for their citizens."
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- Source: NYTimes, 07/21/2022
"The Fish and Wildlife Service today formally reversed a key Trump administration Endangered Species Act rule, erasing a regulation that made it easier to shrink critical habitat."Source: E&E News, 07/21/2022
"The U.S. Postal Service pledged Wednesday to electrify at least 40 percent of its new delivery fleet, an increase that climate activists hailed as a major step toward reducing the government’s environmental footprint."Source: Washington Post, 07/21/2022
"Despite the risks of building on barrier islands, developers kept constructing homes on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Now, as sea level rises and storms become more frequent and powerful, the famed vacation spot is fighting an increasingly difficult battle to keep from washing away."Source: YaleE360, 07/21/2022
"Fewer manatee deaths have been recorded so far this year in Florida compared to the record-setting numbers in 2021, but wildlife officials cautioned Wednesday that chronic starvation remains a dire and ongoing threat to the marine mammals."Source: AP, 07/21/2022
"President Joe Biden will announce a set of executive actions aimed at addressing climate change on Wednesday in a visit to the site of a former coal-fired plant in Massachusetts that is playing a role in supporting the state's offshore wind industry."Source: Reuters, 07/20/2022
"As an oppressive heat wave spreads across the United States -- and shows no sign of slowing until at least through the weekend -- local leaders across the country are urging extreme caution."Source: CNN, 07/20/2022
"For most of the major carbon-polluting nations, promising to fight climate change is a lot easier than actually doing it. In the United States, President Joe Biden has learned that the hard way."Source: AP, 07/20/2022
"This week, another heat wave is scorching parts of the South and the southern Plains. Across the Atlantic, the United Kingdom is bracing for dangerously high temperatures as a crippling heat sweeps across Europe. Drought and wildfires have again battered parts of the West, even as much of the summer lies ahead."Source: Washington Post, 07/20/2022
"Dozens of coastal sites in the UK closed to the public as H5N1 continues to sweep through wild bird populations across the world".
"A burn scar in Northern California offers an unsettling glimpse into what forests across the Sierra Nevada could become. Bare tree carcasses are strewn across the dun-colored hills. Rock outcroppings jut out like bones."Source: LA Times, 07/20/2022
"Deep-sea aquaculture is proliferating around the planet, promising to ‘feed the world’. Yet many fear the harm this new frontier could wreak on marine life".
"The federal government gave schools billions for coronavirus mitigation over the past two years. Only recently, though, are most using those dollars for what has turned out to be a critical measure: keeping indoor air clean."Source: Washington Post, 07/20/2022
"Extinction Rebellion protesters have smashed windows at the London headquarters of Rupert Murdoch’s media company, in protest at his outlets’ coverage of the climate crisis."
"Hungry polar bears are turning to garbage dumps to fill their stomachs as their icy habitat disappears."Source: Reuters, 07/20/2022