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Alabama Uses Deed Covenants to Ward Off Flooding Claims From Black Residents

"Their land is bound forever. The deeds of three homeowners—Pastor Timothy Williams, Aretha Wright and Page Jones—all living in the historically Black Shiloh community of south Alabama, tell the tale. Restrictive covenants attached to their deeds limit the ability of current and future residents to file actions against the state."

Source: Inside Climate News, 05/13/2024

Experts Blast CDC Over Failure To Test Sewage For H5N1 bird Flu Virus

"It emerged as a powerful tool for public health officers during the COVID-19 pandemic, when it was used to gauge the prevalence of coronavirus in communities across the nation. But wastewater surveillance — the testing of sewage for signs of pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2, poliovirus and mpox virus — has yet to be employed in the tracking of H5N1 bird flu virus."

Source: LA Times, 05/13/2024

"‘Bold And Gross’: Oil Industry Writes Executive Orders For Trump To Sign"

"The U.S. oil industry is drawing up ready-to-sign executive orders for Donald Trump aimed at pushing natural gas exports, cutting drilling costs and increasing offshore oil leases in case he wins a second term, according to energy executives with direct knowledge of the work."

Source: Politico, 05/13/2024

Drought Fuels Wildfire Concerns As Canada Braces For Another Intense Summer

"As widespread drought raises expectations for a repeat of last year’s ferocious wildfire season, response teams across Canada are grappling with the rapidly changing face of fire in a warming climate."

Source: Yale Climate Connections, 05/13/2024
May 20, 2024

DEADLINE: NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ+ Journalists Scholarships

Applications for the $3,000 Kay Longcope (LGBTQ+ student of color) and $5,000 Leroy F. Aarons (LGBTQ+ student) scholarships are due May 20, 2024. You must be planning a career in journalism and be committed to furthering NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ+ Journalists’ mission of fair and accurate coverage of the LGBTQ+ community.

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