Disasters

"Punishing Hurricanes To Spur More Central American Migration"

"At a shelter in this northern Honduran city, Lilian Gabriela Santos Sarmiento says back-to-back hurricanes that hit with devastating fury this month have overturned her life. Her home in what was once a pretty neighborhood in nearby La Lima was destroyed by flooding."

Source: AP, 11/25/2020

"Disasters: Old Building Codes Put Millions Of Homes At Risk — FEMA"

"Millions of homes are being built in communities with archaic building codes, leaving them vulnerable to flooding, hurricane winds and earthquakes, according to a groundbreaking new federal report that links out-of-date building codes to billions of dollars in property damage."

Source: E&E News, 11/25/2020

"U.S. Moves To Loosen Safety Rules For Arctic Ocean Oil Drilling"

"The Trump administration on Thursday proposed to loosen Obama-era safety regulations for the oil industry in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska to ease the way for petroleum extraction in the region, an effort that President-elect Joe Biden will likely throw out once in office."

Source: Reuters, 11/20/2020

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