Environmental Health

"What Can ‘Green Islam’ Achieve in the World’s Largest Muslim Country?"

"The faithful gathered in an imposing modernist building, thousands of men in skullcaps and women in veils sitting shoulder to shoulder. Their leader took to his perch and delivered a stark warning. “Our fatal shortcomings as human beings have been that we treat the earth as just an object,” Grand Imam Nasaruddin Umar said. “The greedier we are toward nature, the sooner doomsday will arrive.”"

Source: NYTimes, 04/19/2024

Explosive Levels Of Methane Detected Near Berkeley Landfill-Turned-Park

"Brimming with wildlife and offering panoramic views of San Francisco Bay, César Chávez Park welcomes visitors who might never suspect this stretch of shoreline was built atop a municipal landfill. But beneath the sprawling grasslands and charming hiking trails, decomposing waste continues to generate methane gas."

Source: LA Times, 04/18/2024

America's 'Most Endangered Rivers' List: Sewage, Toxic Algae, Construction

"Water scarcity, overuse and development are among the reasons why 10 waterways across the nation were ranked this year’s most endangered rivers by the advocacy group American Rivers."

Source: USA TODAY, 04/18/2024

"Trump Rails Against Wind Energy In Fundraising Pitch To Oil Executives"

"“I hate wind,” the former president told oil industry officials at a recent Mar-a-Lago dinner, doubling down on promises to end this form of clean energy."

Source: Washington Post, 04/18/2024

"Climate Change Played A Role In Killing Tens Of Thousands Of People In 2023"

"At nine years old, Carter Vigh loved soccer, his friends, and dancing to music. ... Carter also had asthma. The hot temperatures and dense wildfire smoke that enveloped the Vighs’ British Columbia home, 100 Mile House, in the summer of 2023 exacerbated his asthma and killed him."

Source: Yale Climate Connections, 04/18/2024

"Texas Hack May Be First Disruption Of U.S. Water System By Russia"

"In January, an alert citizen in Muleshoe, Tex., was driving by a park and noticed that a water tower was overflowing. Authorities soon determined the system that controlled the city’s water supply had been hacked. In two hours, tens of thousands of gallons of water had flowed into the street and drain pipes."

Source: Washington Post, 04/18/2024

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