Climate Change

Lake Mead Falls To Record-Low Level, Milestone In Colorado River Crisis

"Lake Mead has declined to its lowest level since the reservoir was filled in the 1930s following the construction of Hoover Dam, marking a new milestone for the water-starved Colorado River in a downward spiral that shows no sign of letting up."

Source: Arizona Republic, 06/11/2021

New Infrastructure Proposal Faces Dem Resistance, Calls For End To Talks

"Liberal Senate Democrats are unloading on a bipartisan group of senators working on an infrastructure deal, warning that the effort to win GOP backing could erode support on the left -- underscoring the stiff resistance the negotiators face in shepherding the proposal through a narrowly divided Congress."

Source: CNN, 06/11/2021

Red States Warn of ‘Collusive’ Tactics by Biden in Kids' Climate Case

"Republican-led states want a seat at the table as the Biden administration discusses settlement options in a novel climate case led by a group of children and young adults. Alabama and 16 other states on Tuesday moved to intervene in Juliana v. United States, also known as the kids’ climate case, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 06/10/2021

"Keystone XL Pipeline Developer Pulls Plug On Controversial Project"

"The firm behind the Keystone XL pipeline officially scrapped the project on Wednesday, months after President Biden revoked a cross-border permit for the controversial pipeline and more than a decade after political wrangling over its fate began."

Source: Washington Post, 06/10/2021
June 21, 2021

Deadline: IJNR Ocean and Climate Workshop Series – Northeastern U.S.

The Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources virtual workshop, Jul 7-8, 2021, will focus on the ocean and climate in the NE US. Designed to help journalists explore ocean issues that are underreported in popular media. Apply by June 21.

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