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"China Delivers Diatribe Against U.S. Climate Policies"

"China delivered a diatribe against U.S. climate policies on Monday, saying that under President Trump, the United States “is widely viewed as a consensus-breaker and a troublemaker.” Beijing’s Foreign Affairs Ministry blamed Trump’s “negative stance” and “retrogression on climate change” for undermining progress on an international climate accord."

Source: Washington Post, 10/20/2020

"Most Homebuyers And Renters Aren’t Warned About Flood Or Wildfire Risk"

"Each family had their reasons for ending up in harm’s way. For the Harts, it was the chance to have a large backyard in a quiet part of Ashland, Ore. The porch of the Baltimore house was perfect for Scott Harris' barbecue equipment. Kevin Boudreaux had grown up on the bayou and wanted to settle near his childhood home in Cameron, La."

Source: NPR, 10/20/2020
October 23, 2020

Tracking Government Efforts to Restrict Scientific Research

Join the Earth Institute's Resilience Media Project, 11:00 a.m.-Noon ET, for a discussion with experts on how environmental regulations have been changing under this administration for the last four years – and what happens after November. Bring your questions and leave with story ideas for your community.

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Galapagos: Chinese Fishing Fleets and COVID-19 Threaten A Natural Wonder

"Just south of the Galapagos’ Marchena Island, there’s a dive spot known by locals as the “fish arena.” There, within the choppy, cool waters of the Pacific, thousands of colorful fish swim in schools, lobsters poke their long antennae out of rocky outcrops, dolphins bear their young and moray eels gape menacingly at visitors who swim too close."

Source: LA Times, 10/19/2020

Court Lets Exide Abandon CA Toxic Site. Taxpayers Will Fund Cleanup

"A bankruptcy court ruled Friday that Exide Technologies may abandon its shuttered battery recycling plant in Vernon, leaving a massive cleanup of lead and other toxic pollutants at the site and in surrounding neighborhoods to California taxpayers."

Source: LA Times, 10/19/2020

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